The smartphone market has been flooded with 48-megapixel camera phones until now. It seems companies are now eyeing the 64-megapixel camera for their phones. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone in its homeland this week with a 64 megapixels camera in its quad-camera set up.
However, this is not the only phone with a 64-megapixel camera that has been briefly surfaced. Realme has also taken the curtain from its 64-megapixel camera phone Realme XT, however, it is not officially launched and is expected to come by the end of this month.
Because of the 64-megapixel camera and four rear cameras module, both of these handsets will compete in the market. So, we have compared the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT based on the specifications and features.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs Realme XT
|Key Specs||Redmi Note 8 Pro||Realme XT|
|Display||653-inch IPS LCD||6.4-inch Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+, 1080 x 2340 pixels||FHD+, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10||Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6|
|Processor||Octa-core, Up to 2.05GHz||Octa-core, Up to 2.3GHz|
|Chipset||Helio G90T||Snapdragon 712|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, Up to 256GB||Yes, Up to 256GB (Dedicated Slot)|
|Primary Camera||64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (dedicated macro camera) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor)||64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (dedicated macro camera) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor)|
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.0||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Video Recording||Up to 4K@30fps||Up to 4K@30fps|
|Battery||4,500 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Fast Charging Support||Yes, 18W||Yes, 20W|
|Dual 4G VoLTE||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions||158.7×75.16×8.55mm||164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm|
|Sim Card Connectivity||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
Design: Glass Bodies
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a glass body and features a gradient finish at the back. The device has a small dot notch on the display. The front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device is 9.3mm thick and has 199g weight.
The Realme XT also has front and the back of the phone protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The back [panel has a subtle gradient finish just like the Realme X. This is tinner tna Redmi Note 8 Pro and also has less weight.
One more thing which should be noticed in the design here that the Realme XT comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Display: IPS LCD Vs Super AMOLED
The Redmo Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a small waterdrop notch at the top and offers a 91.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is also protected by GG5.
The Realme XT also features a similar 6.4-inch FHD+ display and gets a tiny waterdrop notch as well. However, the main difference here is that Realme has a Super AMOLED panel.
Processor: Helio G90T Vs Snapdragon 712
Coming to the hardware, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is a gaming-focused processor. While the Realme XT uses a Snapdragon 712 chipset just like Realme 5.
Both smartphones also offer up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
In terms of performance, we expect there could be not much difference in both of them, However, G90T may offer better gaming on the Redmi Note 8 Pro and additionally it also features liquid cooling tech to keep the phone cool while gaming hard.
Cameras: Same 64MP Quad Camera
In the camera department, both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme XT sport a quad-rear camera setup. These phones come with a primary 64-megapixel GW1 sensor, a secondary ultra-wide 8-megapixel sensor, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The phones also get EIS and up to 4K video recording support.
For selfies, the Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 20-megapixel sensor. While the Realme XT has a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies.
Battery: Redmi has bigger
The Realme XT comes with a 4,000mAh battery whereas the Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a bigger 4,500mAh unit. The Redmi phone support 18W fast charging, while the Realme XT comes with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
Software: MIUI Vs ColorOS
The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The Realme XT also runs on Android 9 Pie but it has its own ColorOS 6 on top. Both phones come with their usual set of apps in the custom UI.
Connectivity features on both the phones remain same including a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type C port. However, another difference here is in terms of SIM card slots. Realme XT sports dedicated card slots while Redmi Note 8 Pro has hybrid card slots.
The price of Redmi Note 8 Pro starts from 1,399 Yuan (roughly Rs 14,000) for its 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB models cost 1,599 Yuan and 1,799 Yuan (around Rs 18,000) respectively.
Realme, on the other hand, has not yet officially revealed the pricing for Realme XT. However, going by the specifications, it is likely to start around Rs 16,000 for the base variant.
Both the smartphones feature similar specs. However, if you prefer AMOLED panel over LCD, Qualcomm processor over MediaTek and an in-display fingerprint scanner over the traditional sensor, you should go for the Realme XT. However, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger battery and a gaming-focused processor, and some other additional features like liquid cooling. The quad-camera setup is almost similar in both the phones.
It is to be noted that the Realme XT will be unveiled in India first, while you will have to wait for at least two months to get your hands on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.