Redmi Note 10 Pro Vs Galaxy M42 5G: Which one should you buy?

Redmi Note 10 Pro Vs Galaxy M42 5G, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Vs Redmi Note 10 Pro, Galaxy M42 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro compared in India

Samsung has recently launched Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in India. This is cheapest 5G smartphone from the company in the Indian smartphone market as of now. The company has launched the smartphone in a budget segment.

At this price point, the handset is directly in competition with the Redmi Note 10 Pro, and this has created huge confusion among the buyers. To make it easier for you, we have pitted the smartphones against each other so that you can choose the best one among the two.

Since the specifications of both the smartphones are very close, it is worth checking out which device outperforms the other. Let’s take a closer look at the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Galaxy M42 to see which one is best.

Let’s see which smartphone should you choose and which one should you ignore under the price of 20k!


Redmi Note 10 Pro Vs Galaxy M42 5G

ModelRedmi Note 10 ProGalaxy M42
Display6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display
Display GlassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh Rate 120Hz Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels1600 x 720 pixels
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera20MP
Battery5020 mAh Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging33W Fast Charging15W Fast Charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 732G Processor
(Adreno 618 GPU)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Processor
(Adreno 619 GPU)
AnTuTu Score~ 280k+~ 325k+
Brightness1200 nits Peak Brightness550 nits Peak Brightness
Back MaterialGlass Back with Gorilla Glass 5Plastic Material (Polycarbonate)
Card SlotDedicated SIM Slot (2+1 microSD card)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)
Thickness8.1 mm 8.6 mm
Weight192 grams193 grams
ROM or Storage64GB/128GB UFS 2.2 Storage128GB UFS 2.1 Storage
Headphone Jack YesYes
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Accelerometer, GyroscopeAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
ColorsVintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, and Dark NightPrism Dot Black, and Prism Dot Grey
Pricing6GB+64GB – Rs 15,999
6GB+128GB – Rs 16,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 18,999
6GB+128GB – Rs 21,999
8GB+128GB – Rs 23,999


When it comes to the display, Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with 6.67-inch FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Display with support of 120Hz Refresh Rate, and have a peak brightness up to 1200 nits, and 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

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 60Hz Refresh Rate.


Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with 64MP Quad Rear Camera setup consists of a 64MP Samsung GW3 primary sensor, a 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with 118-degree field-of-view, a 5MP super-macro lens with 2x telephoto, and a 2MP depth sensor, and has a 16MP Selfie Camera.

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

Redmi Note 10 Pro Vs Galaxy M42 5G: Conclusion

Redmi Note 10 Pro and Galaxy M42 5G are the mid-rangers offering from the brands and they do have some similar specifications, including the Android version, RAM/Storage, and punch-hole design.


With various features and key usability stats such as a higher refresh rate display, better set of cameras, faster charging, the prospect of the Redmi Note 10 Pro is one that will appeal to most, if not all.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro brings a higher camera of 64MP Samsung GW3 primary sensor with 120Hz refresh rate, higer charging support of 33W, and Full HD+ display over HD+. On the other hand, Galaxy M42 offers 5G connectivity.

But considering the difference 120Hz Full HD+ Display over 60Hz HD+ Display, 64MP Quad Camera over 48MP Quad Rear Camera, Gorilla Glass 5 Protection at back over Plastic, the Redmi Note 10 Pro seems to offer more value for money and poses stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

The Galaxy M42 5G makes too many downgrades for a feature that is a namesake as of now, with proper implementation of 5G far from reality.

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