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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 5G XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)06Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
31PointsSamsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 X
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)6 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP48%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 13MP24%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 10MP + 0.3MP
+5020 mAh12%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core40%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (106GB available)vs+256GB (226GB available)113%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+198 grams (6.93 ounces)1%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
395 PPIvs+502 PPI27%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.53"vs+6.7"3%
Larger screen
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
18Wvs+25W39%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Android 11
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SC, M2003J15SSGalaxy S10 5G (Snapdragon) G977U, Samsung Beyond X
Country or region availableChinaIndia
China, India
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release date4/30/20205/16/2019, Announced: 2/1/2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)77.1 x 162.6 millimeters (3.04 x 6.4 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.0 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2GHz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8GHz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 485
1.78GHz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzQualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (226GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.53" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI502 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 450nits[typ]60Hz
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNSA/Sub6 (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118°
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
25W (11V/2.25A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy33 hours (1.4 days)feature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- Colors: Majestic black, Crown silver
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.84W/kg (head), 0.9W/kg (body)0.46W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.8W/kg (head), 1.14W/kg (body)feature not registered
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