Mi 10i Vs Galaxy M42: Which one is best smartphone?

Let’s compare both the smartphone, Mi 10i and Galaxy M42, and see what will the conclusion of Mi 10i Vs Galaxy M42.

Xiaomi launched Mi 10i 5G with Snapdragon 750G Processor in India. Xiaomi launched this device at the starting price of Rs 20,999 to attract more customers its way.

Samsung also recently launched Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in India with Snapdragon 750G Processor at the starting price of Rs 21,999. It becomes the first device in Samsung’s M-Series to feature 5G connectivity in India.

Since the price of both the devices is very close, it is worth checking out which device outperforms the other. Let’s take a closer look at the Mi 10i and Galaxy M42 to see which one is best.

Let’s see which 5G smartphone should you choose and which one should you ignore under the price of 25k!


Mi 10i Vs Galaxy M42

ModelMi 10i Galaxy M42
Display6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display
Refresh Rate 120Hz Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels1600 x 720 pixels
Rear Camera108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP 20MP
Battery4820 mAh Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging33W Fast Charging15W Fast Charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Processor
Brightness450 nits Peak Brightness550 nits Peak Brightness
Back MaterialGorilla Glass 5Plastic Material
Card SlotHybrid SIM Slot (2 SIM or 1+1 microSD)Hybrid SIM slot (2 SIM or 1+1 microSD)
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint ScannerIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Operating SystemMIUI 12 Based on Android 11OneUI 3.1 Based on Android 11
Graphics PPI395 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)266 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
Thickness9 mm8.6 mm
Weight214.5 grams193 grams
ROM or Storage64GB / 128GB UFS 2.2 Storage128GB UFS 2.1 Storage
Headphone Jack YesYes
SensorsUltra-sound proximity sensor, Ambient light sensors, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compass, Z-axis linear vibration motor, IR blasterAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensor
ColorsPacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, and Atlantic BluePrism Dot Black, and Prism Dot Grey
Pricing6GB+64GB – Rs 20,999
6GB+128GB – Rs 21,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 23,999
6GB+128GB – Rs 21,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 23,999


When it comes to the display, Mi 10i 5G comes with 6.67-inch FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels) IPS LCD Display with support of 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch sampling rate, and have a peak brightness of up to 450 nits, and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ (1600×720 pixels) Super AMOLED Display with support of a 60Hz Refresh Rate.


Mi 10i 5G comes with a 108MP Quad Rear Camera setup consists of a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor, and has a 16MP Selfie Camera.

The Mi 10i 5G promises better photography results in dim light conditions. It supports up to 30fps 4K video recording and 960fps slow-motion video shooting.

On the other hand, Galaxy M42 5G comes with 48MP Quad rear camera setup consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro lens. This smartphone has a 20MP Selfie Camera.


Performance and Connectivity

Performance and connectivity have become key aspects of any smartphone. Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset along with Adreno 619 GPU.

In terms of connectivity of Mi 10i, below is the list of the bands supported by the Mi 10i 5G.

  • 5G: Sub6G: n77/n78
  • 4G: LTE FDD: B1/3/5/7/8
  • 4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41
  • 3G: WCDMA: B1/2/5/8
  • 2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8

In terms of the connectivity of Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, below is the list of bands supported by Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

  • 2G: GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
  • 3G: UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
  • 4G: FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700)
  • 4G: TDD-LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
  • 5G: Sub6 FDD:
  • 5G: Sub6 TDD:

Mi 10i Vs Galaxy M42: Conclusion

Mi 10i and Galaxy M42 are the mid-rangers offerings from the brands and they do have some similar specifications, including the chipset, Android version, RAM/Storage, and punch-hole design.

The Mi 10i brings a higher camera of 108MP ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 750G chipset, higher charging support of 33W, and Full HD+ display over HD+. On the other hand, Galaxy M42 offers clean software UI.

But considering the difference 120Hz Full HD+ IPS LCD Display over 60Hz HD+ Super AMOLED Display, 108MP Quad Camera over 48MP Quad Rear Camera, Gorilla Glass Protection at back over Plastic, the Mi 10i seems to offer more value for money and poses stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

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