Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Can Redmi Fight It Till Last? [Must Read]

Can Redmi Note 8 Pro compete against Realme X2 Pro? It can’t win, but can it fight it hard with X2 Pro? Today we will be comparing the two best flagships from two different categories. Should you pay more for the best, or paying 15,000 is enough?

Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Can Redmi Fight It Till Last? [Must Read]

Both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro are the kings in their own price categories.

If you are guessing why this comparison, it doesn’t make it any sense, but it does.

Our main motive of this comparison is to find out how close is Redmi Note 8 Pro at this price to offer a more premium gaming experience as Realme X2 Pro, costing almost double. The specs don’t match much, but let’s see if Note 8 Pro can hold it strong or not.

Here’s an in-depth Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi Note 8 Pro comparison decoding every feature and detail.


Design & Build: Same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection!

Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a high-quality glass body, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It does feel premium. The glass sandwich built is backed by some of the striking gradient colour schemes. Similarly, Realme X2 Pro also features a glass sandwich body.

Both the glass bodies on X2 Pro and Note 8 Pro are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with rear mounted fingerprint sensor, while X2 Pro features an in-display fingerprint sensor. 

Most importantly, both the smartphones feel very premium in hand, and Xiaomi has done a great job with Note 8 Pro. In terms of premiumness and overall ergonomics, both would end on a tie. They are sturdy, stylish and feels premium to be held.

Display & Viewing Experience: Who’s Got Thinner Bezels?

Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen offering an immersive 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It has a physical fingerprint sensor. It’s a notched display with very thin bezels and a slight chin down under.

The notch has got smaller on Note 8 Pro, and it’s turned into a V-shape, an upgrade over the U-shaped notch on Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Realme X2 Pro features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display offering a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Realme X2 Pro also sports a water drop notch, so it’s not a notch-less display.

Coming to the USP, it’s a 90Hz refresh rate display. Realme X2 Pro has a 90Hz Super AMOLED display.

Here, Realme X2 Pro is a clear winner with the given set of display specs, be it the Super AMOLED panel or 90Hz refresh rate feature.

Coming to the bezels and notches, the displays on both the smartphones have very thin bezels with thin chins. In spite of being a Full HD+ display, Xiaomi has done a great job with the chin. It’s quite chin compared to other budget smartphones in the same range.

Both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro are apt choices for content consumption. Both displays are quite vibrant with minimal bezels on the sides with a little chin down under, but Realme X2 Pro has a superior display with the best of features.

Hardware & Storage: MediaTek vs Qualcomm

It would be really unfair to compare these two chips in terms of gaming or hardcore usage. So, we would rather how close is Redmi Note 8 Pro at this price to offer a more premium gaming experience. Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with MediaTek Helio G90T processor. 

The new MediaTek octa-core Helio G90T chip can clocked at up to 2.05GHz. G90T uses ARM Cortex-A76 power cores and Cortex-A55 efficiency cores coupled with Mali G76 GPU with clock speeds of up to 800MHz for graphics.

MediaTek Helio G90T has a special HyperEngine that will help the device to boost up mobile gaming experience.

Realme X2 Pro powered by Snapdragon 855+ processor and an Adreno 640 GPU. Realme X2 Pro will become the first Realme smartphone to be powered by any top-level Qualcomm processor or any Snapdragon 800-series chip.

Realme X2 Pro with Snapdragon 855 Plus will offer gaming-centric features and a special dedicated gaming mode by the company.

The Realme flagship will directly take on smartphones running on Snapdragon 855 in the country. Snapdragon 855 Plus offers 15 percent better GPU performance and 4 percent better CPU performance compared to the standard SD 855.

Helio G90T can optimize the networking engine to offer 50 percent faster response time from the server. Additionally, there’s a Dual Wi-Fi connection support letting the smartphone to simultaneously connect with two Wi-Fi bands or two routers at a time.

If you are wondering which would offer a more refined gaming experience, so it’s definitely the Realme X2 Pro.

But to state it conclusively, both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro will offer seamless gaming experience.

But, Realme X2 Pro will obviously be better and smoother. But Note 8 Pro also has a dedicated gaming chip, and certainly it will be pushing the limits when it comes to extensive high-end gaming.

In terms of daily performance, both Realme X2 Pro and Note 8 Pro both can run without any hiccups carrying out almost all tasks with ease. There will be a few noticeable differences in daily use given the memory-heavy apps, gaming and continued social media usage with X2 Pro having the edge here.

Software: Color OS vs MIUI

Realme X2 Pro is said to come with the new ColorOS 7. The new UI does will offer some refreshing features compared to the previous OS with an easy-to-use overall structure and few tweaks. There will also be differences on the notification toggle and some changes in the settings menu.

The company previously claimed that they are aiming to offer a near stock Android experience with ColorOS 7 backed by a bunch of user-friendly features and functions.

On the other hand, Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with the MIUI 10 based on the same Android 9 Pie. The smartphone will get the newly announced MIUI 11 in December.

Reamle is also working on its own UI, RealmeOS. It’s supposed to launch by the end of the year, and will be pushed to all the existing Realme smartphones via OTA updates. 

Coming to MIUI 11, it has a new minimalistic design with features as Dark Mode, Always On Display, Dynamic Clock and more. MIUI 11 also includes lock screen personalisations, a redesigned notification light, a wallpaper carousel and new dynamic wallpapers.

MIUI 11 has different new features including thumbnails of files in the file manager for easy searching, previews of documents directly within the file manager, all new document viewer, upgraded To-Do functionality, Tasks Integration, floating calculator and more.

Mi Life has also been introduced with MIUI 11 including a step tracker, women’s health tracking and quick replies.

Added features include natural sounds for alarms, wireless print, dual clock, new Game Turbo, Mi Share, Gallery monthly view, new Panchang, casting, Mint Keyboard with support for 25 Indic languages and real-time emoji suggestions for Hinglish.

The Big Quad Camera Battle: 64MP vs 64MP, Who Will Win?

Coming to the major battle, both smartphones come with 64MP powered quad camera systems. Each have a rear four camera system. The Redmi smartphone features a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens and 2cm Macro lens.

In comparison, Realme X2 Pro has a quad camera system at the back featuring a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with 20X hybrid zoom and three additional lenses: 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP super wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. 

Upfront, X2 Pro has a 16MP camera and Note 8 Pro features a 13MP selfie sensor.

But unlike Note 8 Pro, the Realme X2 Pro will come with dedicated 20X hybrid zoom inside the multi camera system. 

The 64MP Samsung GW1 1/1.72? sensor on Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro can create shots 1.6 micron individual pixel size using image sensing technology via Tetracell to produce 16-megapixel images in low-light.

The Samsung’s 64MP GW1 sensor uses 4-in-1 pixel merging technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to offer detailed images in low light conditions. It can shoot raw 64MP photos with the main sensor.

The selfies on both have a lot of details and it supports multiple shooting modes and filters to enhance selfies.

The AI-powered modes do a good job in terms of capturing details. The colours were a bit overdone and slightly artificial, but in overall, the front camera does a good job, be it wide shots or low light shots.

The rear four camera setup has multiple sensors for multiple purposes, and both Realme X2 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro have some advantages here.

Both can take good detailed and sharp pictures in bright light with accurate colours. In poorly lit conditions, Redmi Note 8 Pro manages to click decent photos with almost accurate details and colours. We are yet to test the camera in-depth, but the initial results are very impressive.

The dynamic range on Realme X2 Pro is better and it captures quite accurate details and produce good colours. The HDR works fine, and the ultra-wide lens work fine. The macro lens and portrait sensor does their job decently. 

The 20X zoom feature helps X2 Pro capture detailed shots from far distances.

The camera interface is quite minimal on both and each come loaded with AI-powered modes to enhance the overall photography.

The AI on both the smartphones work fine for both sides to adjust to the particular lighting and adjust the filters. In all, both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro are really good in terms of cameras and each make use of their respective lenses to take up some awesome shots.

Battery: Qualcomm QC 3.0 18W vs 50W VOOC 3.0 Super Fast Charging

Redmi Note 8 Pro houses a massive 4,500 mAh battery backed by AI smart optimization to extend the phone’s battery to last longer supporting 18W fast charging technology. The charge time may vary from 90 to 100 minutes.

With continuous video playback, gaming and performing multi-tasking processes, the Redmi smartphone can easily shoot up for a whole day without being charged.

Realme X2 Pro comes with 50W Super VOOC FlashCharge support. X2 Pro will have Oppo’s 50W Super VOOC fast charging support packing a sizeable 4,000mAh battery.

X2 Pro will run on Snapdragon 855 Plus, so the power consumption will be very less, while the stand-by time is going to be very high. Realme X2 Pro can be charged fully in just 30 to 35 minutes.

With the 50W charger in the box, you won’t have to worry about battery ever. Both Realme X2 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro ship with the respective 50W and 18W fast chargers with the box.

Pricing & Availability: What To Choose?

Both the devices fall in different price categories, and hence judging them with their prices would be unfair. Realme X2 Pro in India will start somewhere around Rs 25,000 to Rs 27,000 for the base model. The Realme smartphone will be available via Flipkart, Realme online store and selected Realme offline partners.

X2 Pro is launching in India on November 20 alongside Realme 5S.

Note 8 Pro, on the other hand, the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is available for Rs 14,999. The 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model will cost you Rs 15,999.

There is also a top-end 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration which will set you back by Rs 17,999. Redmi Note 8 Pro is available via Amazon India, and Mi Home Stores.

Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Which Suits You?

To be plainly honest, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro are two different smartphones from two different segments, and each in their own respective categories excel. Each offer some excellent features on-board, and the pricing is very affordable as well given their segments.

Again, our main motive of the comparison is to find out how close is Redmi Note 8 Pro at this price to offer a more premium gaming experience as Realme X2 Pro.

The 64MP powered quad camera system is the biggest USP on Redmi Note 8 Pro coupled with the powerful gaming processor. While Realme X2 Pro makes a mark with the best chip in the world, 90Hz display, fast charging and more.

Both certainly do make a good choice considering performance, cameras, display and battery in their categories. Let’s check out the similarities between Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 Pro.

SimilaritiesNote 8 ProX2 Pro
BuildGlass BodyGlass Body
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Quad CameraYesYes
64MP SensorYesYes
Gaming ModeYesYes

In all, both the devices pack in solid features backed by a good processor, big display, a large battery and finally the four cameras for different occasions with the much talked-about 64MP Samsung lens backing it up. 

Realme X2 Pro will serve in a different category, and probably will become the best smartphone in the entry flagship segment.

Redmi Note 8 Pro triumphs the 15,000 segment with top class features as glass body, 64MP camera sensor, quad camera system, dedicated gaming processor, larger display with thinner bezels, big battery, fast charging and an all-new MIUI.

Finally the icing on the cake is the pricing for both the smartphones. As Note 8 Pro plays it on top in the budget flagship segment, X2 Pro will be killing it in the entry premium flagship segment. Both are aptly priced with the latest of features and specs, with each topping their own categories.

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