Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT: Budget smartphones have improved a lot in the last one year. We have seen better cameras, more powerful processors and bigger batteries in budget smartphones. Xiaomi and Realme are giving tough competition to each other and customers are benefiting directly from it. Realme has first launched its 64 megapixel camera sensor phone Realme XT in India. Reality XT has been launched with an impressive specification at an aggressive price. Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 8 Pro to compete with Realme XT. For your convenience, we have compared the Realme XT to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, let’s know …
Design of Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used in the front and back of both handsets in Realme XT and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro . These smartphones have curved glass on the back which helps to give them a premium look. Both the smartphones have a large display, firstly, talk of Redmi Note 8 Pro, it has 6.53 inches and Realme XT has a 6.4-inch screen.
Both Realme XT and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro also have Dewdrop Notch in the front of the handset, in which the selfie camera has got a place. We found that in this handset of Realme brand, the button has been placed in such a way that the hand reaches the button easily.
But on the other hand, the volume button in the Redmi Note 8 Pro is placed slightly above our liking. In the back of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, there was some difficulty in reaching the fingerprint sensor as it is also placed a little higher, but you will not have such a problem in Realme XT as this handset is equipped with in-display fingerprint sensor. However, both sensors work faster.
For the information of you people, let us know that both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT handset also has a separate microSD card slot in addition to the dual nano-SIM slot which is a good thing. At the bottom of both these smartphones is a USB Type-C port with primary microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker.
An IR emitter will be found on the upper part of the Redmi Note 8 Pro but the Realme XT does not have this feature. The weight of Realme XT is 183 grams, which is less than the Redmi Note 8 Pro, let us know that this smartphone of Xiaomi brand weighs 200 grams.
Talking about the battery capacity, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will get a large battery of 4,500 mAh, while the Reality XT comes with a 4,000 mAh battery. It is worth noting that this handset of the Realme brand comes with a more powerful charger, with a Wook 20 Watt fast charger, then an 18 W charger with the Redmi phone.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT specification and software
While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor is available in Realme XT, the latest MediaTek Helio G90T chipset has been used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Xiaomi has also given 6 GB RAM in the base variant of Redmi Note 8 Pro, while the base variant of Reality XT has only 4 GB RAM. Now let’s talk about variants and price.
There are three variants of Reality XT. Talking about Realme XT Price, its price starts at Rs 15,999. This price is of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants. The phone’s 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant will be sold for Rs 16,999 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant for Rs 18,999.
There are also three variants of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro. Talking about Redmi Note 8 Pro Price, its 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant costs Rs 14,999. The 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of this phone from Xiaomi will be sold for Rs 15,999. The price of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants is Rs 17,999.
Both the smartphones come with UFS 2.1 storage and microSD card slot to increase storage. This handset of Realme brand has an AMOLED panel with in-display fingerprint sensor. On the other hand, Redmi phones will get LCD panels with HDR support.
Both these smartphones sport full-HD + resolution. Also, there will be an option to change the color temperature of the handset’s panel. Now talk of software. The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. It comes with many useful features but in this phone you will also see many advertisements.
Realme XT runs on ColorOS and will get many apps preinstalled but we did not get to see the Spanish ads in the phone. We like the colorOS of Reality over MIUI as it is not very spammy.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT Performance and Battery Life
Performance is definitely very important. When the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched, we were curious to see how it would compete with the Realme XT. The MediaTek Helio G90T processor in the Redmi phone outperformed the Snapdragon 712 chipset in the Realme phone and is a good choice especially if gaming is important to you.
We have top-end variants of both smartphones for comparison which come with 8 GB RAM. While watching the video on these smartphones, we liked the screen output of the Reality XT because of the amoled panel, it showed the black better, as well as the contrast was good.
Talking about performance, during the use of both handsets, we have not experienced that the phone has slowed down. Multitasking between navigation and apps in the menu was also smooth. To see how the experience is during gaming, we watched PUBG Mobile playing in both handsets.
Both Realme and Redmi handsets played the game at high settings without any problems. We played the match for 30 minutes on both phones and notice that the Redmi Note 8 Pro was slightly warmer than the Reality XT. Talking about battery consumption during gaming, Redmi Note 8 Pro consumed 11 percent and Realme XT consumed only 5 percent of the battery.
Both phones have different capacity batteries. 4,000 mAh in Reality XT and 4,500 mAh battery in Redmi Note 8 Pro. In our HD video loop test, this handset of the Realme brand supported for 20 hours and 36 minutes, while the Redmi phone only supported for 14 hours.
Powerful charger is available with Realme XT, which up to 46 percent of the phone’s battery in half an hour, while the battery of Redmi Note 8 Pro was charged only 32 percent.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT Camera
There are four rear cameras in the rear of both smartphones, this includes a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Realme XT has a 16-megapixel front camera for selfie, while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20-megapixel front camera.
The camera app of both smartphones is easy to use but the camera app of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is slightly more polished. While Xiaomi has placed the macro camera button properly, Realme has highlighted different camera modes in the menu.
To see how both handsets perform under similar conditions, we took pictures from both smartphones at the same time. Both handsets focus fast and we had no problem. Colors were more accurate in pictures taken from the Reality XT in daylight and the detail was also better.
In the bright scene, both phones automatically enable HDR. We liked the pictures taken with Realme XT because the pictures taken with the Redmi Note 8 Pro had more sharpness. Pictures taken with the wide-angle camera came out better than the Redmi Note 8 Pro as the pictures taken from the Reality XT showed a cooler color tone.
The AI automatically applies the settings on these smartphones to take better pictures in low light. We notice that Reality XT takes bright shots. During the use of night mode in both phones, we found that this phone of Realme brand gives better results.
Both smartphones lock focus fast while shooting closeups and the AI of the phone detects what we are shooting. The details in both the phones came out the same, but the Reality XT captured the colors accurately.
However, while taking closeup shots in low-light, the Redmi Note 8 Pro surprised us in terms of color reproduction and detail. We found that the Redmi Note 8 Pro allows setting blur levels when taking portrait shots, but this was not the case with Realme XT.
Both phones keep the subject separate from the background and capture the detail well, but the Realme XT applies a beautification filter on the face. Redmi Note 8 Pro makes the background slightly overexposed but this was not the case with Realme brand phones.
Portrait shots in low light came good from Redmi phones with better detail. We have also tested the macro cameras of these smartphones. Both handsets use LED flash to avoid shadows in the picture while taking macro shots.
In daylight, Realme XT captures the picture with better detail with LED flash and without flash. At the same time, Redmi Note 8 Pro takes better macro shots than Reality XT in low light. The selfie captured from both phones was captured with good detail but we liked the picture taken with Redmi Note 8 Pro as it had better color tone.
Both handsets take good pictures in selfie portraits. Both smartphones are capable of recording video at 4K 30fps. Not only this, both handsets can also record footage at 1080p 60fps and 1080p 30fps. The video taken from the Redmi Note 8 Pro was more dramatic as the phone increased contrast and sharpness, while the Realme XT gave natural-looking results.
Realme XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro are both very capable devices, both handsets are good in this price segment. The Redmi Note 8 Pro scores higher in terms of value for money with better specification. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a powerful processor but it gets a bit hot when loaded.
Of course, 4,500 mAh battery has been given in the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but it has overtaken the Realme XT in terms of battery life. Talking about camera performance, Realme XT took better shots in many circumstances. If you are looking for a gaming device that can handle everything, then the Redmi Note 8 Pro can be a good option. On the other hand, Realme XT is a better all-rounder.