Realme finally launched its Realme XT in India. The new mid-range phone from Realme comes with features like quad rear cameras with a 64MP sensor, Snapdragon 712 processor, and a 4,000mAh battery. The Realme XT starts at Rs. 15,999 and it will be available on Flipkart from September 16.
With the same Snapdragon 712 chipset, Vivo launched its Z1X in India a few days back. The mid-range phone from Vivo also has some great features like Super AMOLED display, 48MP triple rear cameras, 32MP selfie camera, and a 4,500mAh battery. The Z1X starts at Rs. 16,990 and it is also available on Flipkart.
So, if you are planning to buy a phone under Rs. 20,000, these two are one of the best options because of the features they offer at such an affordable price tag. Let’s check out how they compare to each other.
Realme XT Vs Vivo Z1X
Design: Glass back vs Plastic back
The Realme XT sports a glass body which is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. While Vivo Z1x sports a plastic body. However, they both look good with a glossy back panel having a gradient pattern. The Vivo’s phone has a wave-like pattern on the back and Realme has a 3D parabolic pattern.
Upfront, Realme XT sports a small waterdrop notch on top of the display. Vivo Z1X also comes with a similar-looking screen that has a small notch at the top.
The Z1X is a little bit heavier and thicker than the Realme XT. But you can use these phones with just one hand easily.
Look-wise, these are good devices, but Realme XT has a better build quality because of Gorilla Glass back panel.
Display: Super AMOLED panels
The Realme XT comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 ×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The brightness levels and daylight visibility are good also.
The Z1X also has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution. The display offers good brightness and colors also look sharp. Daylight visibility is also not bad.
The Realme XT comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and Vivo Z1x has SCHOTT Xensation glass protection. So, in terms of display, they both have similar panels.
Performance: Snapdragon 712
Both the Realme XT and Vivo Z1x pack a new octa-core Snapdragon 712 processor inside. The new 10nm chipset has Kryo 360 CPUs clocked at up to 2.3GHz and an Adreno 616 GPU. The chipset is good for day to day usage and multitasking and you can also play games PUBG without any issue on both the phones.
Both these phones come with at least 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. So, you can see how these two compete closely in this segment with almost similar internals.
AnTuTu Benchmark Scores
Cameras: 64MP Quad Camera Vs 48 Triple camera
The Vivo Z1X has a triple camera set up at the back with a 48 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel 120° wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
The Realme XT comes with a quad-camera set up at the back with a 64MP Samsung sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera.
The Realme XT’s 64MP camera offers more details in the pictures, while Vivo has some less detailed pictures. See these two images form both the phones below.
Similarly, we clicked more such pictures, in which we see the main difference between the two cameras is about detailing and color capturing. In these next images, you can see how Vivo captured plants more naturally.
Same goes with the portrait mode, both offer good results with accurate edging and blurring, but they have a difference in terms of color capturing.
As you can see in the above camera samples, there is stiff competition between the two. Realme offers good details, Vivo has accurate colors.
Vivo Z1X has a 32 MP selfie camera while Realme XT has a 16 MP f/2.0 aperture selfie camera.
Both the front cameras also click good pictures, but Vivo clicks more clear and detailed selfies because of the 32MP sensor.
Software: ColorOS Vs Funtouch OS
These smartphones run the latest Android 9 Pie with their own custom UI. Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9 and Realme’s Color OS 6.1 have their own set of features.
Though they all come with unwanted bloatware. So, we leave the choice of UI on users.
Battery: Vivo has the bigger
The Vivo Z1x packs a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 22.5W dual engine fast charging. The Realme XT has 4,000 mAh battery supporting 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
Vivo’s phone comes with a 22.5W fast charger in the box and Realme XT also comes with a 20W fast charger in the box.
Connectivity and Others
For connectivity, Z1X and Realme XT support two Nano-SIM cards and a micro SD card via three dedicated slots. Realme 5 Pro uses USB Type C and Vivo Z1X also uses USB Type C. Other connectivity features also remain the same.
The two phones offer some similar features at the same price point including Super AMOLED panel and Snapdragon 712 chipset. However, Realme XT has an upper hand in some segments such as gorilla glass body, and 64MP quad-camera. While Vivo Z1x also leads in some features like a 32MP selfie camera and a bigger battery with better fast charging. Overall, both the phones are good with their own set of features, but if you want to flaunt the 64MP camera and also prefer a premium looking phone, Realme XT is the best choice for you.