Mobile Realme X2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro are both sophisticated on various sides
X2 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Realme Cellphone, Which is More Worth Buying?
Infortekno.com – Right after the launch of the Realt XT, Chinese smartphone maker Realme announced that they are working on a more powerful version called Realt XT 730G. When this device was finally launched in India this week, it was renamed to Realme X2.
This new smartphone not only has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC package, but also has a quad-camera setup on the back.
Reality is positioning this phone against its closest competitor, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. This phone is also equipped with powerful hardware and four rear cameras, and has proven to be very popular.
Then what is the difference?
Design Realm X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro
Just reviewing Realme X2, we already know that there is no major change in design between Realm XT and its stronger siblings. For this reason, our findings from our comparison between Real XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro still apply here.
Both smartphones, Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro, offer premium build quality with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. They both display large screens with those in Realme X2 measuring 6.4 inches while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a larger panel at 6.53 inches.
In terms of size, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is bigger and bigger than Realme X2. It’s also packed in a 4,500 mAh larger battery compared to the 4,000 mAh battery in Realme X2.
Both smartphones have special microSD card slots for storage expansion, and are equipped with fast chargers in their respective boxes. Realme X2 gets a 30W VOOC charger while the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with an 18W charger.
We prefer button placement to Realme X2 compared to Redmi Note 8 Pro. Both phones have quad-camera modules, with one on the Redmi Note 8 Pro positioned in the center while the Realme X2 module has offset placement.
Redmi Note 8 Pro has a capacitive fingerprint scanner mounted on the back, while Realme X2 uses an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
Both smartphones have a USB Type-C port on the bottom, along with the main microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeakers. Redmi Note 8 Pro has an IR transmitter at the top, which Realme X2 does not have.
Overall, Realme X2 wins in design thanks to better button positioning, an in-look fingerprint scanner and overall look and feel.
Specifications and software Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro
Realme XT does not have the type of hardware needed to defeat the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme X2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G must be able to do serious battles.
Xiaomi offers 6GB of RAM with the basic variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro while the entry-level Realme X2 has 4GB of RAM, and that too at a higher initial price.
Realme X2 is available in three variants: 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage at Rs. 16,999, 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage for Rs. 18,999, and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage for Rs. 19,999.
While the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage for Rs. 14,999, while 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage variant is priced at Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999 each.
You get UFS 2.1 storage with both smartphones, along with options for storage expansion. Realme X2 packs an AMOLED screen which is far better than the LCD HDR screen on Xiaomi devices.
Both smartphones run Android 9 Pie with their special UI above. Redmi Note 8 Pro now runs MIUI 11, while Realme X2 gets OS Color 6.1, which we also saw in Realme X2 Pro.
Performance Realm X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro
We are curious to see which smartphones will be superior in terms of raw performance. Snapdragon 730G SoC and MediaTek Helio G90T are both powerful processors. With the top 8GB RAM variants for these two devices for this comparison, it makes everything fairer.
When using two smartphones side by side, we prefer the look of Realme X2, which shows a better black and punchier color.
But both devices are able to provide a smooth user experience without lag or stuttering. With 8GB of RAM on board, these two devices don’t have problems with multitasking.
With the usual benchmarks for measuring the performance of this smartphone. At AnTuTu, Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 2.87,943 which is higher than 2.67,419 printed by Realme X2.
In Geekbench 5, Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 487 and 1,636 in the single-core and multi-core tests respectively, while Real X2 surpassed the score with 545 and 1,712 in the same test.
As for graphics, Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 58fps and 26fps in T-Rex and Manhattan 3.1 GFXBench, while Realme X2 scored 59fps and 25fps respectively.
In the Slingshot Extreme OpenGL 3DMark test, Realme X2 succeeded 2,397 points while the Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 2,131 points. This shows that the two devices are quite balanced.
Playing PUBG Mobile on both phones is very easy, because both of them default to pre-determined games.
After playing the game for about 30 minutes, we found that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is warmer than Realme X2, but the difference is not big.
Battery life varies greatly between the two smartphones. Realme X2 has a smaller battery at 4,000 mAh while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a larger 4,500 mAh battery.
In testing our HD video loop, the Redmi Note 8 Pro lasted 14 hours, while Realme X2 can still set 13 hours 11 minutes.
However, this is where everything changes. The smaller battery along with a more powerful fast charger bundled helps Realme X2 charge far faster than the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
It needs 60 percent in 30 minutes, while the Redmi Note 8 Pro can only reach 32 percent in the same amount of time. With our use, both of these smart phones last around one and a half days, but Realme X2 has the advantage here thanks to faster charging – as long as you have a charger that is compatible with VOOC.
Camera Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro
Both smartphones have identical quad camera setups consisting of a 64 megapixel main camera, an 8 megapixel wide angle camera, a 2 megapixel macro camera and a 2 megapixel depth sensor.
For selfies, the Realme X2 has a 32 megapixel front camera while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20 megapixel camera. Both devices have a quad-camera module on the back
The camera application of both smartphones is easy to use. Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quick button to switch to Macro camera, while Realme X2 lists it under different sub-menus for camera mode.
During the day, Realme X2 manages light meters better and adjusts exposure quickly, while we observe the Redmi Note 8 Pro background overexposing a little. When zooming into the shots we took with both phones, the Redmi Note 8 Pro increases the sharpness and contrast that Realme X2 does not do.
The wide-angle camera on both smartphones allows you to capture a wider field of view but there is visible distortion at the edges of the output. Redmi Note 8 Pro sharpens photos here too, which we don’t like.
When taking close-up pictures using two smartphones, the Redmi Note 8 Pro does not focus directly on where we want it. Realm X2 is faster to focus and organize better shots than the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
For portraits, both phones manage good edge detection but we like the output of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, because Realme X2 has a slightly inaccurate color tone.
For macro shots, we prefer the Redmi Note 8 Pro, because it manages details better than Realme X2 which produces a slightly rough output.
In low light, shots taken with the Redmi Note 8 Pro have visible grain while Realme X2 manages to keep things more controlled.
Portraits taken in low light on both smartphones are similar, with good edge detection, but Realme X2 has a slightly too warm color tone.
Photos taken with night mode on each phone are brighter and have better detail, but here Realme X2 has a slightly warmer color tone.
Selfies taken with Realme X2 are better than Redmi Note 8 Pro, which sharpens it excessively, destroying blacks.
Video recording excels at 4K for both of these smartphones. Footage recordings at 1080p are stabilized and we like the output of Realme X2, though we should note that the Redmi Note 8 Pro does a better job of capturing audio.
You can also record videos using a wide angle camera on both of these phones. Footage from the Redmi Note 8 Pro is stabilized, while Realme X2 does not stabilize wide angle shots.
4K video is not stabilized on both devices, and both of them succeed in producing a similar output. In low light, Realme X2 has better quality, because it can keep noise under control and stabilize video better than Redmi Note 8 Pro.
With Xiaomi and Realme fighting in each segment, consumers are reaping the benefits. Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro have strong hardwaits that allow them to handle whatever you throw at them.
We managed to get good battery life from both of these devices, but the Realme X2 has a few advantages here thanks to a faster charger. Although both smartphones have the same camera configuration, the output is not exactly the same.
Xiaomi with sharpening during the day while Realme provides a warmer color tone. It is not easy to declare a winner in terms of camera performance, as we did in our comparison of Real XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro.
You can’t go wrong with both of these phones, but if you have a tight budget, Redmi Note 8 Pro offers better results thanks to a lower initial price and a higher amount of RAM. There is a price difference between the top-end variants, and if you are willing to pay a premium, Realme X2 is worth the extra money. (*)