Written byMudit Dube ·
The latest Redmi handset attracts buyers with a 64MP versatile camera setup, familiar waterdrop notched display, a premium all-glass body, mid-level internals, and an attractive price tag.
But considering the two phones have a lot in common, which one should you buy?
Here's our head-to-head comparison.
Right of the bat, both the handsets look quite similar, thanks to their edge-to-edge waterdrop notched screens, glass bodies, vertically mounted quad cameras and neat-looking gradient designs on the rear.
However, the Realme XT sports an in-screen fingerprint sensor whereas the Redmi Note 8 Pro gets a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Winner: You be the judge.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch LCD display, offering full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution at up to 500-nits of brightness. In comparison, the Realme XT sports a marginally smaller 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution.
Further, both handsets offer a near 92% screen-to-body ratio and come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Winner: Realme XT for its AMOLED screen.
In the camera department, both phones have the same quad-lens setup featuring a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and another 2MP depth sensor.
And while both cameras offer great value for the money, the Redmi mid-ranger lets you capture subjects as close as 2cm and even record videos using macro and wide-angle lenses.
Winner: Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Thanks to the penetration of social media, the selfie camera has become as important a feature as any other in a smartphone. In this department, the Realme XT's 16MP (f/2.0) snapper loses the bout against Redmi Note 8 Pro's 20MP front-facing camera.
The Realme XT is powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor whereas the Redmi Note 8 Pro gets a MediaTek G90T chipset. In terms of memory and storage, both handsets offer upto 8GB RAM and upto 128GB of built-in storage.
Interestingly, the Redmi handset gets the advantage of a LiquidCool technology which is touted to keep the chipset cooler by upto 6-degree Celsius.
Under the hood, the Realme XT packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports 20W fast charging whereas the Redmi contender houses a bigger 4,500mAh battery and offers 18W fast charging.
In terms of connectivity, both handsets support dual-SIMs, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C port, and headphone jack.
However, the Redmi handset gets Wi-Fi X antenna for stronger network reception and built-in Alexa support.
Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB/64GB model and goes upto Rs. 17,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant. In comparison, Realme XT costs Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant, Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB/64GB model, and Rs. 18,999 for the 8GB/128GB configuration.
Surely, both phones offer an attractive package of modern design and dependable performance. However, while the Realme XT has advantages of an AMOLED display, slightly faster charging, and a marginally powerful chipset, it trails the Redmi offering in terms of battery size, videography capabilities, and thermal management.
But given the considerable price difference, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a better deal.
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