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Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 vs HTC X10: two sub-$300 smartphones worth looking at

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 vs HTC X10 photo

Xiaomi has always been on the forefront by offering great value, and Redmi Pro 2 is set to continue that tradition. Next, we have HTC X10 which is the company’s first smartphone with the latest Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box.

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It was only a leak of a photo, and it had already started an internet frenzy over the Redmi Pro 2. If you just take a look at the below leaked specs, you will know why everyone will go nuts over it:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected March 2017 release date
  •  $259 USD price tag

It might still be early days, but Redmi Pro 2 has all the DNA to be successful. Starting with the 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS AMOLED screen, you should be able to enjoy great visual experience. Next, we have the 2.5D curved glass which further heightens the experience and provide a solid grip on its metal body. The fingerprint sensor is available as the standard these days.

As for the performance, the Redmi Pro 2 will have the best of the mid-range with the upcoming Snapdragon 660 chipset and a whopping 6GB RAM. It should be very powerful indeed.

Same can be said about its camera, as the Redmi Pro 2 is set to be equipped with a 12MP primary camera that is powered by Sony IMX362 sensor. You should be able to take great photos from it.

Battery-wise, there shouldn’t be any problems with the prospect of it having a 4500 mAh battery. There’s enough juice for a day’s usage, sometimes even up to two days.

If there’s one thing we wish for since it will be at least another month before its release, is for the Redmi Pro 2 to get the update to the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. If it does, then it will be great news indeed.

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HTC who have been struggling for a few years now, had finally released its first smartphone that is running on the latest Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box with the introduction of X10.

Let us see what else is in store for us with the X10:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm, autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Dolby audio enhancement
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2017 release date
  • $299 USD price tag

Having just launched during CES 2017 last month, this is a solid mid-range smartphone that is blessed with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super LCD screen. The fingerprint sensor is there for all your biometric needs, and on top of all that; there’s also Gorilla Glass protection to provide you with a peace of mind.

Under the hood of the X10 is the Helio P10 chipset, an octa-core processor, good graphics and 3GB RAM. Mid-range performance is what you can expect from it, as it should have trouble running your daily dose of apps and the casual gaming.

Regarding camera, the X10 is equipped with a good 13MP-8MP camera setup that you can rely on to take good photos and good selfies out of it.

By taking lots of pictures, you will then require a good storage to complement it. There’s only 32GB internal storage that is available, but you can easily pop in a 256GB microSD card for maximum use.

For audio lovers, you can now enjoy rich audio on the X10 with Dolby audio enhancement. All you audio lovers out there will get to enjoy pleasing sound from this smartphone.

Last but not least is the availability of Android Nougat 7.0 right out of the box. The latest operating system brings with it lots of new features and functions that you get to enjoy immediately.

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is history repeating itself. Equipped with a great screen, great body, great performance, great storage and great battery makes the difference. Did we also mention that it is also cheaper by $40 USD as well?

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is expected to be released in the next couple of months and will be available for $259 USD.

Elsewhere with the HTC X10, it provides a good mid-range smartphone with the traditional good looks that only HTC can provide. A mid-range hardware, good camera and great audio make for a very interesting combination. Not to mention that it is also powered by the latest Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box.

HTC X10 had just been released for approximately $299 USD. It is available in various colours for you to choose from.

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