Who is better in camera, performance and battery life?

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT: The budget smartphone has improved a lot in the last one year. We have seen better cameras, more powerful processors and bigger batteries in budget smartphones. Xiaomi and Realme are giving tough competition to each other and its direct benefit is being given to the customers. Realme has first launched its 64 megapixel camera sensor phone Realme XT in India. Reality XT has been launched with impressive specifications at an aggressive price. Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 8 Pro to compete with Realme XT. For your convenience, we have compared Reality XT with Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, let’s know …

Design of Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT

realme XT ,review) and Xiaomi redmi note 8 pro ,review) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used in the front and back of both the handsets. There is a curved glass on the back of these smartphones which helps in giving them a premium look. Both the smartphones have a big display, first let’s talk about Redmi Note 8 Pro, then it has 6.53 inches, while Realme XT has a 6.4-inch screen.
Both the Realme XT and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro also feature a dewdrop notch on the front of the handset, which houses the selfie camera. We found that in this handset of Realme brand, the button has been placed in such a way that the hand reaches the button easily.

But on the other hand, the volume button in Redmi Note 8 Pro is placed slightly above our liking. There was some difficulty in reaching the fingerprint sensor given in the back of Redmi Note 8 Pro because it has also been placed slightly above but you will not have such a problem in Reality XT because this handset is equipped with in-display fingerprint sensor. However, both the sensors work fast.


For the information of you people, let us tell you that in addition to the dual nano-SIM slot in both Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and Reality XT handsets, there is also a separate microSD card slot which is a good thing. At the bottom of both these smartphones is the primary microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port with loudspeaker.

The IR emitter will be found in the upper part of Redmi Note 8 Pro but this feature is not in Reality XT. The weight of Realme XT is 183 grams which is less than Redmi Note 8 Pro, let us tell you that the weight of this smartphone of Xiaomi brand is 200 grams.

Talking about the battery capacity, Redmi Note 8 Pro will get a bigger battery of 4,500 mAh, while Reality XT comes with 4,000 mAh battery. It is worth noting that this handset of Realme brand comes with a more powerful charger, with it Wook will get 20 W fast charger, while Redmi phone comes with 18 W charger.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT Specifications and Software

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor has been used in Realme XT, while the latest MediaTek Helio G90T chipset has been used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Xiaomi has also given 6 GB RAM in the base variant of Redmi Note 8 Pro, while the base variant of Reality XT has only 4 GB RAM. Let us now talk about the variants and the price.

There are three variants of Reality XT. Talking about the Realme XT price, its price starts from Rs 15,999. This price is of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant. The phone’s 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant will be sold for Rs 16,999 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant for Rs 18,999.

There are also three variants of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro. Talking about Redmi Note 8 Pro Price, its 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant costs Rs 14,999. 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of this phone of Xiaomi will be sold for Rs 15,999. The price of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant is Rs 17,999.


Both the smartphones come with UFS 2.1 storage and a microSD card slot for expanding the storage. This handset of the Realme brand has an AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor. On the other hand, the Redmi phone will get an LCD panel with HDR support.

Both these smartphones sport full-HD+ resolution. Along with this, there will also be an option to change the color temperature of the handset’s panel. Now let’s talk about software. Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. It comes with many useful features but you will also get to see many advertisements in this phone.

Realme XT runs on ColorOS and many apps will be preinstalled in it but we did not get to see spammy ads in the phone. We prefer Realme’s ColorOS over MIUI as it is not very spammy.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT performance and battery life

Performance is definitely of the utmost importance. When the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched, we were curious to see how it would compete with the Realme XT. The MediaTek Helio G90T processor in the Redmi phone performed better than the Snapdragon 712 chipset in the Realme phone and is a good option especially if gaming is important to you.

We have for comparison the top-end variants of both the smartphones that come with 8GB of RAM. While watching videos on these smartphones, we liked the screen output of the Realme XT as being an AMOLED panel it displays blacks better, as well as good contrast.

Talking about the performance, while using both the handsets, we have not experienced that the phone has slowed down. Navigating menus and multitasking between apps was also smooth. We played PUBG Mobile on both the handsets to see how the gaming experience is.


Both the Realme and Redmi handsets ran the game on high settings without any problems. We played the match for 30 minutes on both the phones and noticed that the Redmi Note 8 Pro got a bit hot when compared to the Realme XT. Talking about battery consumption during gaming, Redmi Note 8 Pro consumed 11 percent, while Realme XT only consumed 5 percent of the battery.

Different capacity batteries have been given in both the phones. 4,000 mAh battery will be available in Reality XT and 4,500 mAh battery in Redmi Note 8 Pro. In our HD video loop test, the Realme handset lasted for 20 hours and 36 minutes, while the Redmi phone lasted only 14 hours.

Powerful charger is available with Reality XT, which can charge the phone’s battery up to 46 percent in half an hour, while the battery of Redmi Note 8 Pro was charged only 32 percent.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT Camera

Four rear cameras have been given in the back of both the smartphones, it includes a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, the Realme XT has a 16-megapixel front camera, while the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20-megapixel front camera.

The camera app on both the smartphones is easy to use but the camera app on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is a bit more polished. While Xiaomi has placed the macro camera button correctly, Realme has hidden the different camera modes in the menu.


To see how both the handsets perform under similar conditions, we took pictures with both the smartphones at the same time. Both the handsets focus fast and we didn’t have any problem. Colors were more accurate in the pictures taken with Reality XT in daylight and the detail was also better.


In bright scenes, both phones automatically enable HDR. We liked the pictures taken with the Realme XT because the sharpness was more in the pictures taken with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Photos taken with the wide-angle camera came out better than the Redmi Note 8 Pro as the images taken with the Realme XT showed a cooler color tone.


AI automatically applies the settings on these smartphones to take better pictures in low light. We did notice that the Realme XT takes bright shots. During the use of Night Mode in both the phones, we found that this phone of Realme brand gives better results.


When shooting closeups, both the smartphones quickly lock focus and the phone’s AI detects what we are shooting. The details were the same in both the phones but the Realme XT captured the colors accurately.

However, the Redmi Note 8 Pro surprised us in terms of color reproduction and detail when taking close-up shots in low-light. We found that the Redmi Note 8 Pro lets you set the blur level when taking portrait shots, but this was not the case with the Realme XT.


Both phones keep the subject separate from the background and capture details well, but the Realme XT applies a beautification filter to the face. The Redmi Note 8 Pro tends to overexpose the background a bit but this was not the case with the Realme branded phone.


Portrait shots in low light came out better with Redmi phone with better detail. We have also tested the macro cameras of these smartphones. Both handsets use LED flash to avoid shadows while taking macro shots.


In daylight, the Realme XT captures images with better detail with and without the flash. At the same time, in low light, the Redmi Note 8 Pro takes better macro shots than the Reality XT. Selfies taken with both the phones were captured with good detail but we liked the picture taken with Redmi Note 8 Pro as it had better color tone.

Both handsets take good pictures in Selfie Portrait. Both the smartphones are capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps. Not only this, both the handsets can also record footage at 1080p 60fps and 1080p 30fps. Videos taken from the Redmi Note 8 Pro were more dramatic as the phone boosts contrast and sharpness, while the Realme XT produced natural-looking results.

our decision

Realme XT ,review) And Redmi Note 8 Pro ,review) Both are very capable devices, both handsets are good in this price segment. Redmi Note 8 Pro scores higher in terms of value for money with better specifications. Redmi Note 8 Pro has a powerful processor but it gets a bit hot when loaded.

Of course, the 4,500 mAh battery has been given in the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but in terms of battery life, it has been left behind by Realme XT. Talking about camera performance, Realme XT took better shots in many situations. If you are looking for a gaming device that can handle everything then Redmi Note 8 Pro can be a good option. On the other hand, the Realme XT is a better all-rounder.

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