O Moto G60 it’s the Redmi Note 10 Pro are smartphones from Motorola and of the Xiaomi with premium mid-range specs — that is, they deliver advanced features for those who don’t want to pay too much for a high-end. In common, the models come with a large screen, Snapdragon 732G processor and 6 GB RAM, but there are differences in cameras, battery and price. Find out, in the comparison below, which one is the best for your usage profile.
Datasheet — Moto G60 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro
|Moto G60||Redmi Note 10 Pro|
|Launch in Brazil||April 2021||May 2021|
|launch price||BRL 2,699||BRL 3,299|
|Screen||6.8” IPS LCD, Full HD+, HDR10; 120 Hz refresh rate||6.67” AMOLED, Full HD+, 120 Hz refresh rate|
Snapdragon 732G; Adreno 618 GPU
|Storage||128GB (expandable via microSD)||64GB or 128GB (expandable via microSD)|
|Frontal camera||32 MP (f/2.2)||16 MP (f/2.45)|
|Drums||6,000 mAh||5,020 mAh|
|Operational system||Android 11||Android 11 (MIUI 12.5)|
|Connectivity and connections||
P2 input (3.5 mm), USB-C, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS and NFC
|More features||Fingerprint reader on the back and button for Google Assistant||Fingerprint reader on the side, infrared sensor|
|dimensions||169.61 x 75.88 x 9.8 mm||164 x 76.5 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||220 grams||192 grams|
|Colors||blue and champagne||Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, Dark Night|
screen and design
Xiaomi comes out in front with glass back and AMOLED screen
If you are looking for a product with a premium look, the Redmi Note 10 Pro may be your best choice. It has a glass construction with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and plastic sides, unlike the Moto G60, which is entirely made of plastic. Motorola’s cell phone even tries to deliver a more sophisticated look with a glossy finish, but compared to Xiaomi’s, it lags behind in this regard.
The Moto G60 is also heavier than the Redmi Note 10 Pro — 220 grams versus 192 grams. One more point for the Chinese manufacturer. The Motorola model does not have any type of IP protection against water and dust. Xiaomi’s is IP53 certified, against splashing water.
Moving on to the screen, we have more advantages for the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which has an AMOLED panel, a more energy-efficient technology than the Moto G60’s IPS LCD. In addition, the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s display offers intense brightness, excellent contrasts and a deep black. On the Moto G60, there is strong glare and good viewing angles, but don’t expect very faithful colors and really black blacks.
On the other hand, for those who are less precious with display technology, it is noteworthy that both have a 120 Hz refresh rate for greater graphic fluidity and Full HD+ resolution, which allows the reproduction of well-defined images. Both also have a small centered hole to house the front camera, providing good immersion for watching your favorite content.
Performance: Do we have a tie?
Moto G60 and Redmi Note 10 Pro have similar configurations
The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Moto G60 are sold in Brazil with Snapdragon 732G processor, a good intermediate for games and for most tasks you plan to perform on a daily basis, even if they are a little more demanding. The amount of RAM memory is also the same: 6 GB.
In the tests of the Techblog with the Moto G60 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro, it was possible to run Asphalt 9 quietly with reduced details. With full graphics, there is a slight drop in FPS. Games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty also ran without problems.
One thing you can keep an eye out for is storage. The Moto G60 has only a 128GB version, expandable via microSD. The Redmi Note 10 Pro can be found in 64GB or 128GB models, also with a memory card slot. If you tend to install a lot of apps and keep a lot of videos on your phone, it’s worth considering the option of more internal space to avoid headaches.
About the software, both have Android 11 installed at the factory. Motorola with its little modified version compared to Google’s Pure Android, and Xiaomi with MIUI 12 (upgradeable to MIUI 12.5), with the company’s traditional customizations, which may annoy some users who value minimalism.
Cameras: close dispute
Moto G60 and Redmi Note 10 Pro have 108 MP camera
Both smartphones feature a 108 megapixel main sensor with an f/1.9 lens aperture on the back. They can deliver images with great definition, but the Moto G60 can have some difficulty dealing with chromatic aberrations. Redmi Note 10 Pro has better post-processing in most situations.
Unfortunately, night mode is not the best example of this. In these scenarios, images can be blurry with the Redmi Note 10 Pro. On the other hand, the Moto G60 tries to deliver “more natural” photos, minimizing ghosting from artificial lighting, which is very pleasing.
In portrait mode, aided by the 2 MP depth sensor, Xiaomi’s cell phone does the best job of post-processing. Although in the preview it seems that the photo will be overexposed, with poorly cropped, the software is able to correct the scene delivering satisfactory results. Motorola, on the other hand, is not quite right in this regard, and some records had disappointing results.
Now talking about the ultrawide, we have a hybrid camera in the Moto G60 (ultrawide + macro), with an 8 MP sensor, and a dedicated one in the Redmi Note 10 Pro, also 8 MP. Motorola’s splicing may even favor macro shots, but ultra-wide-angle shots can suffer sharpness and chromatic aberrations again. On the Xiaomi model, on the other hand, there is a slight distortion at the edges, but no grain — the quality drops just a little.
Moto G60 32 MP selfies don’t impress
If you took a look at the spec table before reading the comparison, you might think that the Moto G60 makes incredibly better selfies than the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but that’s not quite the case.
The 32 MP front camera on the Motorola model is not quite impressive. It delivers good photos, with satisfying definition and natural skin tone. But the 16 MP camera present in Xiaomi’s cell phone has similar quality results, also emphasizing the natural.
The two may encounter some difficulties with exposure control and portrait mode cropping on occasion, but this is relatively common for the segment.
In videos, the Moto G60 stands out with footage at 4K @ 30 fps at the front and 4K @ 30/120 fps at the rear. The Redmi Note 10 Pro takes 4K @ 30 fps videos with the rear camera only, on the front camera the limit is 1080p @ 30 fps.
battery and charging
The Moto G60 has the largest battery capacity, with 6,000 mAh. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a 5.020 mAh component, but a more economical screen.
Motorola’s cell phone delivers excellent autonomy, as expected. With 120 Hz mode on, screen brightness at maximum and connected to 5 GHz Wi-Fi, it drained 44% of the battery in just over 4 hours of heavy use, including playing videos on Netflix and YouTube, and a game with Asphalt 9. Xiaomi’s smartphone, in turn, consumed 45% of the battery under the same conditions.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes out ahead with the 33 watt fast charger, which reaches full charge in 1h21min, against the 20 watt Moto G60 which took 2h12min to fully charge the device.
Connectivity and other features
Despite being sold in China in a 5G version, the Redmi Note 10 Pro available in Brazil is only compatible with 4G, as well as the Moto G60. In addition, both have NFC for pay-by-approximation, P2 input (3.5 mm) for headphones and fingerprint reader (Moto G60’s on the rear, and Redmi Note 10 Pro’s on the side).
Motorola’s cell phone even has a dedicated Google Assistant button, if that makes a difference to you. Xiaomi’s one preserves the infrared sensor, which can be used to use the cell phone as a remote control.
Price and value for money
After all, Moto G60 or Redmi Note 10 Pro?
Let’s get to the accounts! The Moto G60 was launched in Brazil for R$2,699, but can already be found in electronic retail for R$2,000 on average. The Redmi Note 10 Pro was even more expensive: R$3,299, but now you can find it for around R$2,500 (it’s worth suspecting prices much lower than that, as they may be versions sold by the gray market).
In this scenario, it’s worth prioritizing your needs and preferences: those who don’t give up the AMOLED screen for a better visual experience find an advantage in the Redmi Note 10 Pro. It also has the most elegant construction, in my opinion, although this is a matter of I like.
For all those who don’t care so much about looks and screen, the Moto G60 can deliver similar attributes of performance and photographic features at a lower price, making it the most cost-effective option.
With information: Motorola and Xiaomi.