Among all the smartphones that have been presented and will continue to reach the mid-range, we find two boosters that are going to give a lot to talk about. On the one hand we find the Redmi Note 10 Pro , the flagship model of the Redmi Note 10 series and on the other hand the Samsung Galaxy A52 that has given a complete blow on the table with the intention of revolutionizing the sector.
We will agree that both smartphones are very smart purchases and that we may not miss anything with either of them, but their small differences may be the ones that do not end up making our purchase decision right or wrong. For all that, we are going to take into account every detail of these smartphones, to choose the one you really need.
Similar layout and displays
The greatest similarity is found in the aesthetic section, since especially the front part presents us with a screen with similarities that are completed with the central hole. In both cases, they opt for Amoled technology for their panel, although the size is larger for the Redmi Note 10 Pro than with 6.67 inches it exceeds the 6.5 inches of the Samsung Galaxy A52. In this section we must also mention that they resort to Full HD + resolution, with a refresh rate of 90 Hz by Samsung and 120 Hz in the Xiaomi model . The two panels protected by the hand of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Behind the construction is based on plastic, but the resistance of the Galaxy A52 with IP67 offers us protection against water and dust, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro leaves it on the road and is limited to IP53. The Samsung terminal is also lighter, with a weight of 189 grams, slightly higher than the Redmi 193 grams. Completing the design of both terminals with a 2.5D rounded glass. The fingerprint reader of the Redmi Note 10 Pro goes to the side frame and while the Galaxy A52 prefers to place it under the screen as in the high range.
Qualcomm brain on both models
The interior of the two phones is led by the same company, using the Snapdragon 720G in the Galaxy A52 , while the Redmi Note 10 Pro opts for the Snapdragon 732G . These are two very similar processors that share the Adreno 618 GPU and offer us similar results.
In its configuration we can see how they are quite complete, starting with the Xiaomi model that allows us to choose between 6 or 8 GB of RAM along with 64 or 128 GB of internal memory, when the Galaxy A52 does the same with 6 or 8 GB of RAM in options of 128 0 256 GB of memory. In both cases they allow expansion through MicroSD.
Rivals with differentiated cameras
Photography is becoming more complete in the mid-range and in this case it is not far behind, since the main sensor of the Redmi Note 10 Pro is 108 Mpx , while the Galaxy A52 also offers great detail from the hand of its 64 Mpx with aperture ƒ / 1.8 signed by Sony. Continuing we see a wide angle of great possibilities, where Samsung consists of 12 Mpx and Xiaomi with 8 Mpx. The 5 Mpx macro lens is not lacking in any of them and lastly a fourth lens for portrait mode where Samsung repeats 5 Mpx and Xiaomi reduces it to 2 Mpx.
Turning to the selfie camera, we come across a good job from Samsung that offers us sharp photographs from the hand of its 32 Mpx and Xiaomi with its 16Mpx also has a lot to say. But the real king in video recording is the Samsung model , as it includes an optical image stabilizer, which uses pure high-end technology. Also offering us the following recording options:
Samsung Galaxy A52:
- 4K at 30 / 60fps
- 1080p at 30 / 60fps
- 720p at 30fps
- Slow motion recording: 120 fps
Redmi Note 10 Pro:
- 4K at 30 / 60fps
- 1080p at 30 / 60fps
- 720p at 30fps
- Slow motion video: 960 fps
Battery and connectivity
We cannot fault them either when it comes to their connectivity, coming across two smartphones that lack 5G, but on the contrary they have all the frequency bands in a mobile phone for Spain. This is accompanied by GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo; next to the audio jack and Bluetooth 5.0. They offer Dual SIM to have two lines at the same time and the NFC is not lacking either.
The batteries of these models are large, especially if we see the characteristics of the Redmi Note 10 Pro that boasts 4020 mAh with 33W fast charge. On the Samsung side, we find 4,500 mAh that are not far behind and 25W of power, in both cases with the included charger.
The software asserts itself
It is becoming more and more important what software offers us on mobile phones, which can make us happy or not with a terminal. This leads us to trust Samsung, since for this model it includes three years of system updates , allowing us to enjoy the most interesting changes and news in the Android landscape. On the other hand, Xiaomi limits itself to two years of updates, but with a layer of personalization such as MIUI 12 that does not stop improving and that practically does not lack anything, which is a whole dispute inside smartphones.
What mobile to buy?
Before making a decision we are going to look at their prices, where the Redmi Note 10 Pro is in the option with 128 GB of memory and 6 of RAM for 330 euros The same configuration is the one that we have based on Samsung and we even found it cheaper, for 319 euros. A minimal price difference but one that can make a difference.
If we have to stay with one of them, the similarity in prices makes us think about buying the Samsung Galaxy A52 for its on-screen fingerprint reader, IP67 protection, OIS stabilizer and the longer update time, given that the differences in terms of The resolution in cameras is not important enough and there will be practically no difference, not with the battery either, since both must reach the end of the day without problems.