Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs HTC Desire Pro 10: Bigger display or bigger storage – which would you prefer?

With upcoming mobiles, there is a tension in the mind for which smartphone to choose. Not only does a budget come in mind, but the specs are equally considered for a wonderful experience. While most popular phones from various companies are compared with one another with a motive to bring out the best between them,this particular comparison is going to be between two very unusual phones- Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the HTC Desire Pro 10.

Though two powerful upcoming mobiles are surpassing each other in various features yet are still clearly related in some of the features, which will make users think of which one to choose. Without further ado, let’s dig in deep to find out if we have a clear winner between the HTC Desire Pro 10 or the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Display & Design

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 sports a large 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 3D touch. A full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels is featured by it at 515 ppi. A Gorilla Glass screen is encased on its beautiful display to avoid scratches and cracks. Colour options available are Piano Black and Glacier Silver. It also offers a fingerprint sensor.

On the other hand, the HTC Desire 10 Pro offers a 5.5-inch IPS LCD full HD display with 1080×1920 pixels. Its pixel density is at 401 ppi. The display on the HTC Desire Pro 10 might not be an AMOLED one, but it still offers a bright and high-resolution screen. The beautiful body of the phone comes with chamfered edges and gold trimming. Colours available in the device are Polar White, Valentine Lux, Royal Blue, and Stone Black. Desire Pro 10 also comes with a fingerprint sensor.


The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features 2 dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 processor chipsets with commendable clock speeds of 1.59 GHz and 2.15 GHz. These values make sure that the device offers high-end and smooth performance. Supporting the processor unit is 4GB of RAM for the abundance of random memory for smooth multitasking. Graphics are supported by an Adreno 530 GPU unit which enables it to run the latest games flawlessly.

On the contrary, the HTC Desire Pro 10 comes in with an Octa-core1.8 GHz processor. It clocking speed is reported at 2 GHz with 4 GB of RAM. Graphics are supported by Mali-T860 MP2 engine unit.


Both the devices are running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Future updates for the operating system might be expected. UIs on both the devices are company-based.

Camera and Storage

Xiaomi’s Mi Note 2 sports a 22.5 MP rear camera with features like optical image stabilization, dual-colour LED flash, and auto focus. The front camera is an 8 MP camera well suited for crispy selfies and video calls. The internal storage in the device is 64 GB, but there is no external storage availability. And, this could disappoint some.

While the HTC Desire Pro 10 comes in with a 20 MP primary camera with 2.2 F aperture. Features like dual-colour LED flash, auto focus, and optical image stabilization are also present. HTC has offered a 13 MP front facing camera in the device which is one of the best front facing cameras the company has offered in its phones till date. The front camera also comes with a BSI sensor and has 2.2 F aperture. Taking a look at the storage options in the device, the device offers an internal memory of 64 GB and has an expandable slot of a humongous 2 TB with the use of a micro SD card.

Battery and Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with a non-removable Li-polymer battery of 4070mAh. The device also supported fast charging. For the connectivity features, the Mi Note 2 comes in with micro-USB 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5 GHz, 4G, and dual SIM features. Sensors present in the device are – accelerator, compass, barometer, gyroscope, proximity, and fingerprint sensor.

HTC Desire Pro 10 comes in with a 3,000 mAh Li-polymer battery that is reported to offer 19 hours of continuous talk time on 3G mode. Connectivity features comprise of micro-USB 2.0, NFC, GLONASS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Mobile Hotspot, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5 GHz, Wi-Fi 802.11, 2G, 3G, 4G (Indian bands are supported), and dual SIM features. HTC Desire Pro 10 uses an impressive battery power managing feature for longer power retention.


Taking a look at the pricing for the two devices, it is seen that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be available at Rs. 27,990. On the contrary, the HTC Desire Pro 10 will be available at a cheaper price of Rs. 26,490. Both devices are priced for the mid-ranged device category in the India smartphone market.


While both devices are great in their separate ways, there are certain features which surpass in either of the devices. Xiaomi’s primary focus in the device has been on the display and resolution. Besides, it also looks forward to offering a decent camera for better viewing and picture snapping.

While the HTC Desire Pro 10 has been built to take care of the storage and camera features for users. With a massive storage option of 2 TB, it clearly shows that HTC plans to offer high-end storage through this device. Both devices offer decent processing power which will be hard to differentiate easily. HTC plans on offering a commendable front camera as well. Price range for both the devices are not too much in gap so the users could choose either of the device.

Taking a look at all the features, we would suggest to go for HTC Desire Pro 10 if you prefer the camera and storage options. But, if you want a crisper and larger display, then Xiaomi Mi Note 2 would be the option for you. To know more about the two devices in detail, visit 91mobiles.com. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to launch in Q1 2017 while the HTC Desire Pro 10 is coming up this December 2016.

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