Xiaomi has released three smartphones in its famous Redmi series. I, in particular, am very excited to check it out Redmi Note 10, It is too much to test how good the performance is. India’s first phone Redmi Note 10 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678 chipset SoC comes with a better GPU and faster-clocked CPU compared to some of the competing smartphones. The Note 10 starts at Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version and recently launched Moto G30 And popular ones Poco M3 (Review) Smartphones. Let’s see how powerful the new chipset in the Redmi Note 10 is and pit it over its nearest rivals using gaming and benchmarks.
Benchmarks provide a handle on smartphone performance and scores that can be used metrically compared to other devices. As always, I’m going to use the famous synthetic tests: Geekbench 5, Glue, GFX Bench and 3D Mark.
The octa-core Snapdragon 678 chipset packs Cortex A76 cores rotating at 2.2GHz, while the rest are Cortex A55s clocked at 2.0GHz. Both the Moto G30 and Poco M3 pack in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset have four older Cortex A73 cores for performance requirements and four Cortex A53 for capacity. SoCs are all made using the 11nm manufacturing process so the electrical capacity should be mostly the same. However, thermal design power (TDP) differs on both how much power the chipset draws in watts under normal load. The Snapdragon 678 has a TDP 6W compared to the 9W in the Snapdragon 662, indicating that it previously had lower power consumption.
The Redmi Note 10 scores 541 for single-core usage and 1,415 for multi-core usage. In comparison, the POCO M3 scored 312 and 1,381 in two tests, respectively, while the Moto G30 received 301 and 1,237. While the single-core performance of the Snapdragon 678 is more than double that of the other two, the multi-core scores remain the same.
In addition to the improved CPU, the Snapdragon 678 also has a slightly better GPU with Adreno 612 handling graphical tasks. The Moto G30 and POCO M3 compete with the Adreno 610, which is clocked at 600MHz compared to the 800MHz at 612. This means that the GPU for the Redmi Note 10 bumps 25 percent at clock speed, and this plays a role in the overall score when running the adhesive. As expected, the Redmi will bust a huge score of 240,294 (for its price), which is much higher than the Moto G30’s 172,667 or the Poco M3’s 178,246. With a CPU score of 95,338, the Note 10 is in a different league than the G30 and M3, with scores of 71,360 and 68,525. While this is almost 30 percent better performance, the GPU score is up 20 percent.
GFXbench and 3DMark
For proof that the Snapdragon 678 of the Redmi Note 10 offers better graphics performance, I turned to the GFX bench and 3Dmark, both of which put considerable pressure on graphics capability. The popular T-Rex and Manhattan tests on the Redmi Note 10 returned 42fps and 22fps, respectively. To my surprise, the Moto G30 actually showed scores of 51fps and 33fps, while the POCO M3 gave the worst performance at 31fps and 17fps.
I ran the Slingshot Extreme Test at 3Dmark, this time with the Redmi Note 10 total score of 1,484, which is almost 21 percent higher than the Moto G30’s 1,174. POCO accelerated the M3’s score to 1,164 G30. I can say that the physics score, which is a metric of CPU performance, is the highest on the Snapdragon 678-powered Note 10 at 3,182. By comparison, the G30 and POCO M3 are at 2,349 and 2,474, respectively.
As it turns out from all the tests, the CPU performance of the Redmi Note 10 is very good compared to its competition. In most tests, although it is still top notch, the GPU is not as good. Let’s take it a step further with some gaming tests on all three devices.
For the purpose of this test, I’m going to test Call of Duty Mobile (CoDM) and test the phone’s ability to execute the title with as much graphics and frame rate as possible. Keep in mind that these are budget devices and not exactly designed for hardcore gaming.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Looking at the graphic quality (GQ) and frame rate (FR) options that the phone supports, it is very clear at the outset that the Redmi Note 10 has the upper hand. You can definitely play in the Max FR setting if you keep the GQ at high, however if you lower the FR from the Max to very high you can push the latter to a very high. In comparison, POCO only allows the high option for the M3 and G30 FR, while the GQ can go quite high. However, the Note 10 does not perform as well as the obvious 60 fps as expected at Max FR. In fact, I started seeing significant frame drops 10 minutes after I played. You can always reduce the GQ option if it is not very important to explain to you. However, the experience is definitely better than the M3 or G30 in terms of gameplay. I played a 30 minute session on each device. First talking about the battery drain, the Note 10 leads with a 14-minute battery drop, compared to the G30’s 17 percent drop during 30 minutes of gameplay. The POCO M3 dropped 11 percent, but it also packs in a 6,000mAh cell compared to the 5,000mAh on the other two devices. In the case of the Redmi Note 10 the minimum temperature rise is the real measure. The phone rose only 8 degrees, the Poco M3 was hot showing a gain of 14 degrees, while the temperature of the Moto G3 rose 12 degrees.
The Redmi Note 10 is definitely a phone to invest in if you are looking for exquisite performance on a tight budget. It seems certain that the CPU-intensive tasks will work faster on the Note 10 than its above-mentioned rivals. You get better graphic options, however, under constant load, you are more likely to see some frame dots. Overall, the Redmi Note 10 emerged as the winner in this comparison. Keep an eye out for our detailed review of the new smartphone coming soon.