Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Vivo V21

In today’s post, we are going to be comparing the Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Vivo V21. These are both upper midrange devices from 2 very competitive Chinese brands.

With the members of the BBK consortium such as Realme, Oppo, and Vivo keen to take on Xiaomi, there are going to be more of these in the future. Both phones are solid midrange and this promises to be exciting. This Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Vivo V21 post was suggested by a reader. If you have any comparisons that you would like me to do. Please leave a comment or join our Telegram conversation.

Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Vivo V21

SpecsRedmi Note 10 ProVivo V21
BodyPlastic frame, 193g, IP53, Gorilla glass 5 bodyPlastic frame, 176g, Glass body
SoCSnapdragon 732GDimensity 800U
GPUAdreno 618Mali G57 MC3
UFS 2.2
SD card support
UFS 2.2
SD card support
Display6.67" FHD+ AMOLED, 395ppi, 1200nits, 120/240Hz, HDR106.44" FHD+ AMOLED, 401ppi, 800nit, 90/180Hz, HDR10+
Cameras108MP HM2 f/1.9
8MP IMX355 f/2.2
5MP macro
2MP depth

4K@30FPS, Gyro-EIS
64MP f/1.79
8MP f/2.2
2MP macro

4K@30FPS, OIS, Gyro-EIS
Selfie16MP f/2.4544MP GH1 f/2.0
Battery5,020mAh 33W4,000mAh 33W
ConnectivityDual sims, 4G, BT 5.2, WiFi 6, NFC, 3.5mm, OTG, Infrared, GPSDual sims, 5G, BT 5.1, WiFi 6, NFC, OTG, GPS.
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, side mounted fingerprintAccelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, on-screen fingerprint sensor
SoftwareMIUI 12
Android 11
Funtouch 11
Android 11


Both phones are built with a plastic frame and have a glass body. The RN10 Pro is the heavier device at 193g, while the V21 is lighter at 176g. The RN10 Pro has an IP53 rating and sports a Gorilla glass 5, both of which the V21 lacks.

Body: RN10 Pro

Read: Redmi Note 10 5G vs Vivo V21


When it comes down to performance, the V21 uses a MediaTek Dimensity 800U which is more powerful than the Snapdragon 732G on the RN10 Pro.

Both phones run on Android 11 out of the box. The RN10 Pro uses MIUI 12 while the V21 uses Funtouch 11.

Performance: V21


The RN10 pro has the bigger (6.67″), brighter (1200nit), and the faster (120/240Hz) display. The V21 however has the better looking display courtesy of a higher PPI (401ppi) and HDR10+. This one is up to personal preference. Would you like a brighter/faster display or a better-looking one?

Display: tie


The Redmi series has been pushing the bar higher every year with camera performance, so it is no surprise to see that the RN10 Pro is better here. Its flagship 108MP Samsung HM2 will put the V21’s main 64MP camera to shame. Throw in Qualcomm’s better image processing and it is a no-contest.

That being said, the V21 has a better selfie camera (44MP Samsung GH1) and has an OIS module that makes its videos a lot more stable.

Cameras: RN10 Pro

Read: How Smartphone Cameras Work


The RN10 Pro has the bigger battery here. Both phones however have the same fast charge speed of 33W.

Battery: RN10 Pro

Connectivity & Sensors

Both phones support dual 4G SIMs, wifi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jacks, NFC, OTG, etc. They also support accelerometers, proximity, light sensors, and a Gyroscope.

The V21 does support 5G which could be a dealbreaker for many users but it lacks support for a 3.5mm jack and IR blaster, both of which the RN10 Pro supports. On the flip side, the RN10 Pro is a 4G phone.

The RN10 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor while the V21 has an in-display fingerprint reader.

Connectivity and sensors: V21

Prices and Storage

The V21 sells for N189,000 for the 8/128GB model while the RN10 Pro sells for N164,000 for the 8/128GB variant.


If 5G and processing power are your thing, then the V21 would be a very good fit for you but if you are looking for camera performance and battery, head straight for the RN10 Pro.

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