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Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: price in India, specifications and features compared

Micromax IN Note 2 has finally gone official in India as the successor to the debut IN series smartphone – IN Note 1. Notably, the IN Note 1 was launched in India back in November 2020. Despite a long gap, the Micromax IN Note 2 comes as an iterative upgrade with a new design, slightly better processor, and faster charging speeds. The camera setup and battery capacity remain the same.

Also read: Micromax In Note 2 with AMOLED display, Helio G95 launched in India: first sale date on Flipkart, price, specifications

The Helio G95-powered smartphone is priced at Rs 12,490, which puts it in the ultra-competitive sub-Rs 15K segment in the Indian smartphone market. It competes with Realme 9i and Redmi Note 10T 5G in the budget segment. Both these smartphones offer high refresh rate displays, a 5,000mAh battery, and powerful processors. Let’s find out how Micromax IN Note 2 fares against these two.

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: complete specifications

Specs Micromax IN Note 2 Realme 9i Redmi Note 10T 5G
Display 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (90Hz) 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (90Hz)
Processor MediaTek Helio G95 Snapdragon 680 MediaTek Dimensity 700
RAM 4GB 4GB | 6GB 4GB | 6GB
Storage 64GB 64GB | 128GB 64GB | 128GB
OS Android 11 Android 11 Android 11
Rear cameras 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP 50MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP 16MP 8MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Fast charging 30W fast charging 33W fast charging 18W fast charging
Dimensions 159.9 x 74.3 x 8.34mm 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4mm 161.8 x 75.35 x 8.92mm
Weight 205g 190g 190g
Price Rs 12,490 Rs 13,999 starting price Rs 14,999 starting price

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: price in India

Variant Micromax IN Note 2 Realme 9i Redmi Note 10T 5G
4GB+64GB Rs 12,490 Rs 13,999 Rs 14,999
6GB+128GB Rs 15,999 Rs 16,999

Micromax is offering the IN Note 2 in a single 4GB + 64GB variant with a sticker price of Rs 12,490. On the other hand, the Realme 9i and Redmi Note 10T 5G come in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants. The former is priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999, respectively whereas the latter is exactly Rs 1,000 more expensive for both variants. This round goes to Realme 9i considering it’s not expensive by much and offers two options to the buyer.

Winner: Realme 9i

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: display

Micromax In Note 2

Micromax In Note 2 is powered by the Helio G95 chipset

Coming to the display, the Micromax IN Note 2 comes with a 6.43-inch display with FHD+ resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. However, it features an AMOLED panel, which offers vibrant colours and deeper blacks. On the other hand, the Realme 9i and Redmi Note 10T 5G have a 90Hz IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution measuring 6.6-inch and 6.5-inch, respectively. While Micromax IN Note 2 and Redmi Note 10T 5G come with Gorilla Glass protection on the display, Realme 9i is missing the same.

It boils down to Micromax IN Note 2 and Redmi Note 10T 5G in the display category. In case you are not planning to consume a lot of multimedia content, the smooth scrolling and animation provided by the 90Hz display on Realme 9i is a good bet. However, if you’re coming from a 60Hz display, the AMOLED panel is a winner because of the overall visual experience provided.

Winner: Micromax IN Note 2

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: performance and software

The Redmi Note 10T 5G is powered by the Dimensity 700 SoC

The Redmi Note 10T 5G is powered by the Dimensity 700 SoC

The Micromax IN Note 2, Realme 9i, and Redmi Note 10T 5G are powered by Helio G95, Snapdragon 680, and Dimensity 700 chipsets respectively. The last two offer better performance and battery efficiency. On the other hand, the Helio G95 is a gaming-specific chipset and offers a better gaming performance compared to the other two according to online reviews.

However, since Micromax IN Note 2 comes only in 4GB + 64GB variants, it’s out of contention. Between Realme 9i and Redmi Note 10T 5G, the Dimensity 700 on the latter offers better gaming and processing performance as well as 5G support. Whereas the Snapdragon 680 offers better efficiency but misses out on 5G and performance aspects.

In the software department, all three smartphones boot Android 11 out of the box. The Micromax IN Note 2 comes with a near-stock interface, which is a plus. The Realme 9i and Redmi Note 10T 5G, on the other hand, feature Realme UI and MIUI 12, respectively.

Winner: Redmi Note 10T 5G

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: cameras

The Realme 9i comes with a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup

The Realme 9i comes with a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup

In the camera department, the IN Note 2 and Redmi Note 10T 5G have a 48MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. However, the former also gets a 5MP wide-angle lens, which is quite useful. In comparison, the Realme 9i is a 50MP primary camera-wielding smartphone with a pair of 2MP cameras for macro and B&W functions.

For selfies, the Micromax IN Note 2 and Realme 9i feature a 16MP shooter while Redmi Note 10T 5G offers an 8MP unit. Thanks to the powerful primary camera on the rear panel and a better selfies camera, Realme 9i wins the camera round.

Winner: Realme 9i

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: battery

All three smartphones are powered by a 5,000mAh battery but they differ in charging speeds offered. The Redmi Note 10T 5G offers the slowest 18W charging among the three. The Micromax IN Note 1 offers 30W fast charging and Realme 9i bags the round with a slightly faster 33W charging tech.

Winner: Realme 9i

Micromax IN Note 2 vs Realme 9i vs Redmi Note 10T 5G: conclusion

The Micromax In Note 2 coms with Helio G95 and AMOLED display

The Micromax In Note 2 comes with Helio G95 and AMOLED display

The Realme 9i emerges as the winner in this comparison with a win in pricing, camera, and battery department. It also offers a high refresh rate display with the biggest panel out of the three. Those who prefer a stock interface, game a lot on their phone, and consume multimedia content on their mobile will be happier with the latest Micromax offering. However, if you are looking for a future-proof 5G smartphone, the Redmi Note 10T 5G is the pick.

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Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.