Redmi Note 10 Pro VS Realme 8 Pro: Which One To Buy?

Every year, the trend in cellphones is nearly always improved cameras. While the high-end market has obviously delivered on that front, the middle-end segment is doing just fine. We saw 48MP sensors increase the photographic prowess of inexpensive devices a few years ago, followed by 64MP sensors. Budget phones now have 108MP sensors in 2021, which is quite astounding given that this type of sensor is often reserved for the most costly phones. If you want a 108MP cellphone on a budget, the Realme 8 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro are the only options.

Redmi Note 10 Pro VS Realme 8 Pro


Between The Redmi Note 10 Pro And The Realme 8 Pro, Which Is The Better Buy?

In March, the Realme 8 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro were both released in India. All two phones are available in several varieties with prices ranging from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000, and they face stiff competition from Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo. They're all dual-SIM (Nano) phones with a custom skin based on Android 11. Fast charging technology is available on all of the smartphones in this comparison.

Display And Design

To begin with, I believe most of you would prefer the Redmi Note 10 Pro's clean design to the realm 8 Pro's ostentatious finish. While realme did include a large motto on the rear, anyone who sees the phone in person will undoubtedly find the sand-blasted look appealing. The realme 8 Pro is available in three colours: blue, black, and yellow, but one is usually left out when it comes to availability, and we predict the yellow to be the odd one out this year.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is available in 3 colours: grey with a gleaming black back, blue with a frosted finish, and bronze that appears orange in both renderings and real life. Despite the fact that both phones have the same thickness, the realme 8 Pro is substantially lighter to hold due to its smaller display.

The usage of Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear, as opposed to the all-plastic build of the realme 8 Pro, is where the Redmi Note 10 Pro shines in terms of design. Furthermore, realme has abandoned support for an official IP rating, with the Redmi device receiving an IP53 classification for dust and water splash resistance.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in three colours: grey with a shining black back, blue with a frosted touch, and bronze, which appears orange in renderings and in person. Despite having the same thickness, the realme 8 Pro is significantly lighter to hold because to its smaller display.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro's design shines thanks to the use of Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, as compared to the all-plastic body of the realme 8 Pro. In addition, realme has dropped support for an official IP rating, with the Redmi obtaining an IP53 rating for dust and water splash resistance.

With a 6.4-inch diagonal, the realme 8 Pro has a smaller and more approachable display. It has an FHD+ Super AMOLED panel with a brightness of 1000 nits in HDR and 430 nits in non-HDR mode. The Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, features a bigger 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1200 nits HDR brightness. Although we expect both devices to have bright and vibrant displays, it's difficult not to notice the Redmi's smoother surface. realme may have just missed the point on this one, opting for 60Hz when the competition has long since passed it.

With that in mind, the Redmi Note 10 Pro earns marks for its quicker display and more sturdy build.

Performance

Many of you are disappointed by the presence of the Snapdragon 720G in the realme 8 Pro, and we can understand why given that the business has been using the SoC since the realme 6 Pro. The chipset, on the other hand, isn't as horrible as the public perceives it to be. In actuality, the Snapdragon 732G is just the Snapdragon 720G with a tiny frequency boost for the GPU and other minor tweaks in other areas. You're looking at a frequency gain of roughly 8% at best, not true performance. And it's not like UFS 2.1 isn't already a vast improvement over UFS 2.2. For what it's worth, these gadgets are virtually identical in terms of performance.

In terms of innovation, the realme 8 Pro's Super AMOLED display was combined with an in-display fingerprint scanner. To save money, the Redmi Note 10 Pro uses a capacitive scanner incorporated in the power button. Whichever option you choose, I believe both are effective and accurate.

Camera

The Realme 8 Pro has a quad-camera configuration on the back, which includes a 108-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HM2 main sensor with an f/1.88 lens. You'll also receive an 8-megapixel sensor with a 119-degree field-of-view (FoV) and an ultra-wide-angle f/2.25 lens, a 2-megapixel macro snapper with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The Sony IMX471 sensor has a 16-megapixel resolution and an f/2.45 aperture lens.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, has a quad-camera configuration with a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor as the primary sensor. It has a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a 5-megapixel super macro shooter with 2x zoom, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter. A 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor is located on the front for selfies and video calls.

As previously stated, both devices include a 108MP sensor as their primary camera. You can also use secondary cameras, which include ultrawide, macro, and depth. If you enjoy photographing macro, the Redmi Note 10 Pro's 5MP camera may provide you with superior sharpness and quality. In terms of general capability, though, both phones can take great-looking images during the day and dazzling photos at night. With EIS, both are capable of capturing video in up to 4K@30fps.

The processing of realme and Redmi will be the most significant distinction. The 16MP selfie camera on both phones is the same. So it's a tie in the camera department between the two smartphones.

Audio

The realme 8 Pro just has a bottom-firing speaker, which is already inferior to the Redmi Note 10 Pro's stereo speaker arrangement. Expect louder and better overall audio quality with two speakers. Thankfully, both gadgets still have a headphone jack. In terms of sound, Redmi has the upper hand for the time being.

Battery

The Realme 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery with 50W SuperDart Charge quick charging. The package comes with a 65W fast charger. On the display of the phone is a fingerprint scanner.

On the side of the Redmi Note 10 Pro, there's a fingerprint sensor as well. It has a 5,020mAh battery with 33W rapid charging capabilities.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a larger battery, rated at 5020mAh, as well as a 33W fast charger that can charge your phone to 59 per cent in 30 minutes. Despite the fact that the realme 8 Pro has a 4500mAh battery, it uses a 50W rapid charger to bring you to 50% in 17 minutes and 100% in 47 minutes. It's not as fast as the 65W of the realme 7 Pro, but it's certainly fast enough. It's all about picking your poison in this scenario. As a result, we're going to call this a tie.

Connectivity

The sensors on the Realme 8 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro are largely the same. Both models come with USB Type-C charging connectors. The phones have Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5 (excluding the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which has Bluetooth v5.1), GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone connector for connectivity.

Conclusion:

In this comparison, the Redmi Note 10 Pro outperforms its rival in terms of durability, battery life, display speed, and audio. The realme 8 Pro, on the other hand, offers a faster-charging speed as well as a more advanced in-display fingerprint scanner. On paper, the two smartphones are a tie if you're seeking a better camera. This is when the value proposition comes into play.

The realme 8 Pro with 8/128GB costs $16,990. You will just have to pay 13,590 for the Redmi Note 10 Pro of the same model. At the same time, you get a quick 120Hz display that truly shows you how much a gadget has improved in speed and performance, a water-resistant design, and a clear and loud audio experience. All of this is done with the same 108MP hardware as the realme 8 Pro.

Price Comparison:

The Realme 8 Pro (First Impressions) was priced at Rs. 17,999 for a 6GB/128GB model. A variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs Rs. 19,999. Infinite Black and Infinite Blue are the two colour options for the smartphone. A third Illuminating Yellow colour choice is also available.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is ranked second on the list, and unlike the other smartphones on the list, it comes in three different models. The 6GB/64GB model has a price of Rs. 15,999, the 6GB/128GB model costs Rs. 16,999, and the 8GB/128GB  model costs Rs. 18,999.