Nowadays, even the mid-range segment boasts of camera phones. Since most people are starting to prefer having a stellar camera over having the best overall specifications. So, a trend is clearly taking over the mid-to-high range segment of the smartphone market. As such, manufacturers have taken notice of this particular trend. And now, they have started to equip mid-range devices with the flagship-grade camera hardware. A perfect example that has emerged from this trend is the Mi Note 10.
The Mi Note 10 has one of the most impressive camera setups to have ever graced mid-range hardware. Similarly, the Oppo Reno 2 also has a great camera setup but is more affordable, although its camera is not as impressive as the Mi Note 10. Then there’s the Huawei P30 Pro, which is a flagship, that due to street prices and other external factors, has become relatively as affordable as the Mi Note 10. As such, for the above-stated reasons, we believe that a comparison between the Xiaomi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2 is in order, to list out the actual price to potential ratio. We hope that this comparison lets you narrow down your search. Let’s begin.
|Xiaomi Mi Note 10||Huawei P30 Pro||Oppo Reno 2 Series|
|Dimensions||157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm|
(6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 in)
|158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm|
(6.22 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)
|160 x 74.3 x 9.5 mm
(6.30 x 2.93 x 0.37 in)
|Display||6.47" FHD+ Super AMOLED |
1080 x 2340 px
19.5:9 aspect ratio
|6.47" FHD+ OLED |
1080 x 2340 px
19.5:9 aspect ratio
|6.5" FHD+ AMOLED
1080 x 2400 px
20:9 aspect ratio
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G||HiSilicon Kirin 980||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|RAM||6GB | 8GB||6GB | 8GB||8GB|
|GPU||Adreno 618||Mali-G76 MP10||Adreno 618|
|Storage||128GB | 256GB||128GB | 256GB | 512GB||128GB | 256GB|
|Rear Camera||108MP (Samsung HMX, 108 MP, f/1.69 aperture, OIS) + |
12 MP (portrait camera f/2.0, 2x optical zoom) +
20 MP (117° ultra wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture) +
5 MP (ultra telephoto camera, f/2.0, OIS,10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom, ƒ/2.0, OIS) +
2MP (macro camera, 1.75 μm pixel size, AF)
Quad-LED Dual-Tone Flash
|40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.6 aperture,OIS) + |
20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) +
8 MP (Telephoto, f/3.4 aperture,OIS)
HUAWEI Time-of-Flight(TOF) Camera supports autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization).
Dual LED Dual-Tone Flash
|48MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.7, OIS, PDAF) +
13MP (telephoto lens, f/2.4, PDAF) +
8MP (ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 116°) +
2MP (Mono lens, f/2.4, B/W)
|Front Camera||32MP (f/2.0, 0.8µm)||32MP (f/2.0, 0.8µm)||16MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, FM Radio, IR Blaster||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, IR Blaster||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, FM Radio, IR Blaster|
|USB||2.0 | Type-C||3.1 | Type-C||2.0 | Type-C|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||5,260mAh | 30W Fast-Charging | USB-PD||4,200mAh | 40W Fast-Charging | 15W Wireless Fast-Charging | Reverse Wireless Charging||4,000mAh | 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0|
|Colors||Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black||Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White, Misty Lavender, Mystic Blue||Luminous Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Pink|
- Design | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
- Display | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
- Camera | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
- PROS. & CONS.
- Price | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
- Wrapping up
Design | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
Among these three, the OPPO Reno 2 has to be the most radical and original design. It is the only one to feature a notch-less all-screen design, thanks in part to the shark-fin pop-up camera mechanism that also houses the front LED flash. But, the Huawei P30 does away with a more premium build and IP68 certification. Now, the Xiaomi Note 10 does feature a premium build with curved glass display, rounded corners, and an aluminum frame, but lacks any IP Certification.
Display | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
Both the Xiaomi Note 10 and P30 Pro house better display thanks to HDR10 and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut support. The Oppo Reno 2 does feature an AMOLED panel though but, lacks any kind of official HDR or DCI-P3 support.
Also, note that all the three devices feature an in-display optical fingerprint scanner.
In the hardware department, both the Mi Note 10 and Oppo Reno 2 offer fabulous performance, but there’s no denying that they are just mid-rangers. Both the devices are powered by the Snapdragon 730G, which is Qualcomm’s second-best chipset. On the other hand, Huawei P30 Pro provides a flagship-class chipset – the Kirin 980. Admittedly, the 980 isn’t the most powerful, but still flagship-class.
Memory-wise, all three phones have 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage options. However, other base variants and top variants are available.
Camera | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
On paper, the Xiaomi Note 10 has the most versatile camera setup to ever be on a smartphone. It features a 108MP + 12MP + 5MP + 20MP + 2MP sensor arrangement. Next up is the Huawei P30 Pro with the triple camera setup. The P30 Pro gets 40MP + 8MP + 20MP image sensors at the rear. Both the P30 Pro and Mi Note 10 have 32MP f/2.0 front-facing cameras.
The Oppo Reno 2 is not far behind though with a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP quad-array camera setup. At the front, sits a motorized pop-up 16MP selfie camera.
Of the three, Xiaomi’s Mi Note 10 has the biggest battery at 5260mAh with 30W fast-charging and USB-PD. Next up and arguably the fastest charging phone of this comparison, the Huawei P30 Pro comes with a 4200mAh battery and 40W fast-charging. Lastly, the Reno 2 comes with a 4000mAh battery with 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.
PROS. & CONS.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Pros.
- Huge 108MP image sensor;
- Versatile Penta-camera setup;
- Large battery;
- Beautiful display;
- Perfectly balanced price-to-quality ratio.
- USB 2.0 connector;
- Mediocre Loudspeakers.
Huawei P30 Pro | Pros.
- Flagship-Class performance;
- Great camera performance;
- IP certification;
- Nice display;
- 40W fast-charging;
- No 3.5mm headphone jack;
- NM card support;
- FHD+ resolution on a flagship.
Oppo Reno 2 | Pros.
- Good Cameras;
- Radical design;
- Front-facing LED flash;
- No official HDR or DCI-P3 support;
- USB 2.0 connector.
Price | Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs. Huawei P30 Pro vs. Oppo Reno 2
Xiaomi debuted the Note 10 in the European market at €599/$660. And now, thanks to offline and online price cuts, the Huawei P30 Pro currently costs ~€620/$683. Finally, the Oppo Reno 2 is the cheapest at €499/$550.
In my opinion, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers the best value for money. It does so with an almost perfect blend of price-to-performance ratio. This trickles down from Xiaomi’s experience in the Asian markets, especially India, where price-to-performance is king.