The Realme 10 Pro and Pro+ will make their global debut and sales will start next week. Are you interested in picking one up? The vanilla Realme 10 couldn’t draw many fans, but the Pro duo is much more capable. Let’s take a closer look.
The Realme 10 Pro starts at $320 for an 8/128 GB unit, the Pro+ model costs $380/€380 with the same memory configuration. In India, the 10 Pro has 6/128 GB of memory and starts at ₹19,000, the Realme 10 Pro+ also loses two gigs of RAM and the base model costs ₹26,000 (sales on Flipkart start on December 16 and December 14, respectively).
Realme 10 Pro and Realme 10 Pro+ prices for India
The price difference in India is more than 35%, so the Pro+ better show something for it. However, compared to the regular Pro, it has an AMOLED display instead of IPS LCD (both 120Hz FHD+). It’s a higher quality display – it displays 10-bit color with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and is brighter to boot (800 nits vs 680 nits).
Another crucial difference is that the Pro has a flat screen; the screen of the Pro+ is curved. However, neither has reinforced glass (and neither phone has an IP rating).
The Pro+ model also has a more powerful chipset, the Dimensity 1080 beating the Snapdragon 695 in CPU and GPU tests. On the other hand, only the Realme 10 Pro has a microSD slot and a 3.5mm jack.
At a glance: Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+
Both phones use a 108 MP main camera with an ISOCELL HM6, a 1/1.67-inch sensor with 0.64 µm pixels and 9-in-1 binning support. The Pro+ also features an 8MP ultra-wide camera (112°). Both phones have 16 MP selfie cameras.
One last perk for the Pro+: While both phones have 5,000 mAh batteries, the plus model supports a higher charging speed, 67W, compared to 33W for the regular Pro (neither has wireless charging).
Worth an extra 35%? You tell us, but before we go to the vote, we have to report on the match. And as you can imagine, it depends on where you live.
The global Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ has a similar 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, and while it uses the older Dimensity 920, the speed downside isn’t huge. It does have a microSD slot, 3.5mm jack and even an IP53 rating and Gorilla Glass 5. The 4,500mAh battery is smaller but charges faster at 120W. The Note 11 Pro+ costs €380 at the official site, but is easy to find for €350.
There’s also a version for India, which switches to the slower Snapdragon 695 chipset, and the battery is 5,000mAh with 67W charging. This one is ₹20,000, so it’s more of a Realme 10 Pro competitor (except it has an 8MP ultra-wide camera and other advantages over the regular Pro).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (India) • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
A Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a 6.5-inch 120Hz AMOLED display (but no 10-bit panel), also with Gorilla Glass 5 and a more serious IP67 rating. The Exynos 1280 chipset is a little slower than the Dimensity, but you do get expandable storage (no 3.5mm jack). The main camera has a less impressive 64 MP main sensor, on the plus side it has OIS. The ultra-wide module has a 12MP sensor and a wider 123° lens. The 5,000mAh battery supports relatively slow 25W charging.
Still, you get 3 OS updates (starting with Android 13) and 5 years of security patches. The phone can be found for less than €350 in Europe, but is quite pricey in India.
You can check out our review of the Realme 10 Pro+ for more details, we also have one video review. Well, are you interested in the Pro+? Tell us below or vote this page.
We’re working on a Realme 10 Pro review, so expect more details soon. While you wait, let’s take a look at some alternatives.
A Poco X4 GT is slightly more expensive than the Realme 10; it can be found for around €350 in Europe. It has a faster 6.6-inch 144Hz display (HDR10, GG5) and a noticeably more powerful Dimensity 8100 chipset. There’s no expandable storage, but there’s a 3.5mm jack. The 5,080mAh battery has a 67W charge. The 64MP main camera is nothing special, but there’s an 8MP ultra-wide module on board.
The X4 GT is not available in India, but the Poco X4 Pro 5G is and costs around ₹17,500 for a 6/128 GB unit. It has a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display (GG5) and the same Snapdragon 695 (plus expandable storage and a 3.5mm jack). The Indian version has a 64MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide, plus a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT • Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite costs around €250 in Europe, £19,000 in India. It has a similar 6.59-inch 120Hz IPS LCD display and the same Snapdragon 695 (with expandable storage and a 3.5mm jack). The camera is a standard 64MP shooter and lacks an ultra-wide companion. The battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and charges at 33 W.
What do you think – is the Realme 10 Pro a good enough deal to buy one? Prefer to pay the premium to get the Pro+? Cast your vote below or via this page.