Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: What is best?

In 2021, Nokia introduced its Nokia C30. Xiaomi, on the other hand, introduced Redmi Note 10 Pro Max in the same year as well. Xiaomi's phone is also a midrange phone, whereas Nokia's phone belongs to the budget category. Here, to assist you to determine the best handset, we compare Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

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Nokia C30Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Pros
Pros
  • Higher battery capacity
  • Budget-friendly
  • Better quality Super AMOLED panel
  • Better quality main camera
  • Ultrawide camera
  • Higher performance chipset
  • Stereo speakers
Cons
Cons
  • Poor build
  • Low-resolution display
  • No ultrawide camera
  • Slower chipset
  • No stereo speakers
  • Poor build

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Specifications

Nokia C30Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
CHIPSET
CHIPSETUnisoc SC9863A
Snapdragon 732G
CPU
CPUOcta-core
Octa-core
GPU
GPUIMG8322
Adreno 618
RAM
RAM2GB or 3GB6GB or 8GB
STORAGE
STORAGE32GB or 64GB
MicroSD
64GB or 128GB
MicroSD
DISPLAY
DISPLAYIPS LCD
6.82 inches
720 x 1600
257 ppi
Super AMOLED
6.67 inches
1080 x 2400
395 ppi
REAR CAMERA
REAR CAMERA13 MP main
2 MP depth
1080p@30fps
108 MP main
8 MP ultrawide
5 MP macro
2 MP depth
4K@30fps
FRONT CAMERA
FRONT CAMERA5 MP selfie
720p@30fps
16 MP selfie
1080p@30fps
BATTERY
BATTERY6000 mAh
5020 mAh
Fast Charging

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Design

Nokia C30 is 177.7 x 79.1 x 9.9 mm, and weighs 237 g. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is 164.5 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm, weighing 192 g. As a result, both of them are large handsets. Consequently, they are both harder to use with a single hand. Nokia's phone, moreover, is heavier than the Xiaomi's phone.

Nokia C30's front is glass, and the back and frame are plastic. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max uses glass for the front and back with plastic for the frame. Thus, both of them only have an average build quality.

There are minimal bezels in the Nokia C30. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, however, is bezel-less. Thus, they both are sleek looking with a big screen to body ratio.

Both devices aren't water-resistant. Consequently, you have to be cautious when using both of them near water sources.

Nokia C30 comes in Dark Grey, Green, and White colors, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max can be found in Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, and Dark Night shades.

The overall build quality of the Nokia C30 and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is comparable and we can consider this a tie.

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Display

Nokia C30 comes with a 6.82-inch IPS LCD screen compared with the 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen in the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The display of the Nokia's phone has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 257 pixels per inch density. The display of the Xiaomi's phone, on the other hand, has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 395 pixels per inch density.

Each display also has an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Thanks to the higher resolution, the display of Redmi Note 10 Pro Max creates sharp colors and vivid visuals. Therefore, it will provide an excellent experience if you watch lots of high-resolution movies on your phone. It also provides a better gaming experience with crisp details. Because of the OLED technology, it also has a deep black color.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max display supports a refresh rate of 120Hz. As a result, it generates fluid visuals and a smoother gaming experience.

The display of the Xiaomi's phone also has HDR10, which gives a wider color range.

Nokia C30 has a small notch at the top of the display for the front camera. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a small hole-punch at the top of its display. However, they both are not a distraction for most of the users.

Because of the higher resolution, better Super AMOLED technology, and the higher refresh rate, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a much higher quality display than the Nokia C30.

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Camera

Rear camera

Nokia C30 has a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP depth camera. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a 108 MP main camera with an f/1.9 aperture, an 8 MP ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2 MP depth camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5 MP macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture.

The primary camera of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max delivers better quality compared with the primary camera of the Nokia C30. It can capture sharper photos with minimal noise. Moreover, the daylight images also look better with natural colors and a higher level of detail. On the other hand, with lower noise and high details, the low light images also have higher quality.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has dual-pixel phase detection autofocus for fast focusing. It also provides better focusing in low light environments.

The main camera of Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has an HDR mode to take photos with a wider color gamut.

The ultrawide camera of the Xiaomi's phone is capable of taking wide group photos. However, the ultrawide camera gives a lower photo quality than the main camera.

The depth cameras of both phones provide the depth information required for the portrait mode. With the help of these cameras, both phones can blur the background in the portrait photos.

The main camera of the Nokia C30 can record 1080p videos at 30fps. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max main camera, on the other hand, can record 4K videos at 30fps.

Overall, the rear camera setup of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a higher quality than the Nokia C30 rear camera setup.

Front camera

Nokia C30 features a 5 MP selfie camera. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max features a 16 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5.

Nokia C30 selfie camera also has an HDR mode to provide higher quality selfies.

Nokia's phone can record 720p selfie videos at 30fps. On the other hand, Xiaomi's phone can record 1080p selfie videos at 30fps.

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Performance

Nokia C30 comes with the Unisoc SC9863A chipset. It has an Octa-core CPU. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max uses the Snapdragon 732G chipset. It also has an Octa-core CPU. However, the CPU of the Snapdragon 732G provides a much higher performance than the CPU of the Unisoc SC9863A.

The chipset of the Nokia C30 comes with the IMG8322 GPU. On the other hand, the chipset of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max comes with the Adreno 618 GPU. Moreover, Adreno 618 provides a much better GPU performance than the IMG8322.

The following diagram shows the AnTuTu V9 performance benchmarks for the two devices.

Nokia C30

120704

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

343525

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has an average performance. As a result, it can handle gaming at decent quality levels smoothly. However, Nokia C30 has a low-end performance. Therefore, it can only handle games at relatively lower settings.

Nokia's phone has 2GB or 3GB of RAM compared to the 6GB or 8GB of RAM in the Xiaomi's phone. Thanks to the larger memory, Xiaomi's phone can handle higher levels of multitasking.

Nokia C30 also has 32GB or 64GB of storage compared to the 64GB or 128GB of storage in the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. They both also have expandable storage.

Because of the faster chipset and the larger memory, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a much higher performance than the Nokia C30.

Nokia C30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Battery and charging

Nokia C30 has a 6000 mAh battery. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, on the other hand, features a 5020 mAh battery. Thanks to the bigger battery, Nokia's phone also has a better battery life.

Xiaomi's phone also comes with fast charging.

Sound comparison

Each phone features a 3.5 mm headphone jack and it is easy to use our headphones.

Nokia's phone comes with a single speaker and only creates a mono sound. However, Xiaomi's phone uses stereo speakers to create better sound quality.

Software and additional features comparison

Nokia C30 comes with Android 11 (Go edition) compared to the Android 11 of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

Nokia C30 features a back-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor. On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner. Both these sensors are quite responsive and accurate.

Xiaomi's phone comes with Bluetooth 5.1 support. As a result, it provides better support for the latest devices. However, Nokia's phone only has Bluetooth 4.2. As a result, it only provides limited support for the latest generation devices.

Nokia's phone only has a micro USB port compared to the USB-C port of the Xiaomi's phone.

Conclusion

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the overall winner between the two phones. As a result, if you want a phone with a higher quality Super AMOLED display, a higher performance chipset, a better quality main camera, an ultrawide camera, fast charging, and stereo speakers, it is better to go for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. It also comes with Bluetooth 5 and a USB-C port. However, Nokia C30 has longer battery life. Therefore, Nokia C30 is also a decent option as a budget-friendly phone.