It’s no longer news that Redmi and Realme are two of the best brands of smartphones when it comes to affordability. This Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT comparison article features two affordable smartphones that have a lot to offer to consumers. You don’t have a dig deep into your pocket to get any of two phones. Let’s see which one is more valuable. We already compared the Redmi Note 8 Pro with the Realme 5 Pro, in case you want to check that out.
The design of the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme XT is identical when you look at it from the front view. At the back is where we witness the difference. The Redmi Note 8 Pro camera setup is positioned at the top middle above the fingerprint scanner. While the camera setup of the Realme XT is at the top left-hand side. The fingerprint reader of the Realme XT is underneath the display.
Both phones body build is front and back glass with plastic frame. The Redmi Note 8 Pro measures 8.8 mm in thickness and weighs 200 grams. Whereas, the Realme XT weighs 183 grams and measures 8.6 mm in thickness. In terms of body colour options, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in Black, Red, Blue, and White. While the Realme XT comes in Pearl White, and Pearl Blue.
The Realme XT features a Super AMOLED display measuring 6.4 inches. While the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53 inches IPS LCD display. The AMOLED technology is better than the IPS LCD. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and feature 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.
Redmi Note 8 Pro VS Realme XT – Camera
Talk about similarities, the rear camera is typically the same on both phones. We have a four-camera setup featuring a 64MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. Videos can be recorded in 4K resolution at 30fps and 1080p resolution at 30/60/120fps. At the selfie camera department is where they’re different. The Redmi Note 8 Pro sport a 20MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 0.9µm pixels size. While the Realme XT sport a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0µm pixels size.
Hardware and Software
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. Whereas, the Realme XT is powered by Snapdragon 712 SoC. Similar performance can be expected from both phones. Out of the box, both devices run on Android 9 Pie with a different user interface. The Redmi Note 8 Pro features MIUI 10 upgradeable to MIUI 11. While the Realme XT features ColorOS 6 upgradable to ColorOS 7.
The Realme XT packs a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery. It supports 20W (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0) fast charging. The Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a bigger 4,500 mAh battery capacity and supports 18W fast charging.
Price & Verdict
The Redmi Note 8 Pro retails for $199/INR14,999 (6/64GB), $207/INR15,999 (6/128GB), and $235/INR17,999. Whereas the Realme XT costs INR15,999 (4/64GB). In the United States, the 4/64GB of the Realme XT costs $324, 6/64GB goes for $344 and 8/128GB for $379. I’d prefer the Realme XT, it features a Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 712 chipset and supports 20W fast charging.