Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: The Snapdragon 695 offers a decent generational performance boost
After releasing the Redmi Note 11 series in China months ago, Xiaomi finally brought the phones over to the global market, but with different hardware. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, for example, trading in a MediaTek Dimensity 920 for a Snapdragon 695. That, on paper, looks like a downgrade on the Redmi Note 10 Pro's Snapdragon 732G. As we saw with the Snapdragon 678 and Redmi Note 11's Snapdragon 680, though, looks can be deceiving.
Starting with Geekbench, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G comes away with a score of 675 in the single-core test. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and its Snapdragon 732G score 563 in the same test. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G's dominance continues in the multi-core test, as its 1933 score handily surpasses the Redmi Note 10 Pro's score of 1728.
From those numbers, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and its Snapdragon 695 appear to have about a 15% CPU performance advantage over the Snapdragon 732G-powered Redmi Note 10 Pro. That gap is mirrored on AnTuTu, as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G records a score of 121,603 in the CPU test, versus the Redmi Note 10 Pro's 101,946. Ergo, a 20% edge for the newer phone.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G continues its dominance on the GPU end, too, as it scores 101,082. The Redmi Note 10 Pro scores 93,022, which translates into an 8% advantage for the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. While 3DMark is generally better for GPU performance, it'd be surprising if 3DMark numbers differed wildly from AnTuTU's figures.
In conclusion, the Snapdragon 695-powered Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is, indeed, a more powerful device than the Snapdragon 732G-powered Redmui Note 10 Pro. It's not a significant upgrade, though. Either way, that should gladden the hearts of fans, especially after the Redmi Note 11's Snapdragon 680 disappointed in tests versus the Redmi Note 10's Snapdragon 678.