Skip to content

Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs Realme XT: Comparison of Features, Specs & Price in India

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 with a 64-megapixel camera in its quad-camera setup.

However, this is not the only phone with a 64-megapixel camera that has been launched in India. Realme has already taken the curtain from its 64-megapixel camera phone Realme XT last 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, features, and price in India.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs Realme XT

Key Specs Redmi Note 8 Pro Realme XT
Display 6.53-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
GPU Mali-G76MC4 Adreno 616
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB 64GB/128GB
Expandable Storage Yes, Up to 256GB Yes, Up to 256GB
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 161.7×76.4×8.81 mm 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 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 8.8mm thick and has 200g 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 than 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 Redmi 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 which allows it 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. 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.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro

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 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 and it is upgradable to MIUI 11 soon. 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 the same including a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type C port. Realme XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro both have dedicated card slots.


The price of Redmi Note 8 Pro starts from Rs 14,999 for its 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB models cost Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999 respectively.

Realme XT price in India starts at Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB+64GB model. The 6GB+64GB model is priced at Rs. 16,999 while the top-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs. 18,999.

Wrapping Up

Both the smartphones feature similar specs. However, if you prefer AMOLED panel over LCD and an in-display fingerprint sensor over the traditional sensor, you should go for the Realme XT. And you will have to Rs. 2,000 more for these things. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, offering all other features except these two and also comes with a bigger battery and a gaming-focused, liquid cooling, and yes, Alexa built-in too, starts at a lesser price. Here, by pricing its Redmi Note 8 Pro more aggressively, Xiaomi is trying to beat Realme in its own game. Which one of these would you go for? Tell us in the comments!


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.