Realme X finally made its India debut on Monday. The new Realme phone is designed to attract customers through not only a premium design but by also offering a decent list of specifications. From a pop-up selfie camera module to a dual rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor, the Realme X ticks all the right boxes on paper. The company has also priced the phone aggressively, hoping to capture the under Rs. 20,000 smartphone market in the country.
Realme arch-rival and one of the leading smartphone vendors in India, Xiaomi, is already set to give a tough competition to the Realme X by bringing its Redmi K20. The latest model in the Redmi family offers a pop-up selfie camera, gradient finish, and a triple rear camera setup to take on the Realme phone. But how do the two phones stack up to each other? Here, we compare the Realme X price and specifications with Redmi K20 to help you choose the best-suited phone for you.
The Realme X price in India has been set at Rs. 16,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 19,999. The phone will be available for purchase in the country through Flipkart and the Realme online store starting July 24. However, the company is also set to conduct a "Hate-to-Wait" sale at 8pm on July 18. Details of the early sale are yet to be announced.
Generally, the Relame X will be available in Polar White and Space Blue colour options, though its Master Edition in Garlic and Onion finishes will debut at Rs. 19,999 in early August -- alongside the Spider-Man: Far From Home limited edition model.
In contrast, the India price of the Redmi K20 is yet to be announced. The phone is, in fact, set to launch in the country on Wednesday, July 17. Nevertheless, it is likely to arrive with a price tag similar to what was announced in China.
The Redmi K20 price in China starts at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,900) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model are priced at CNY 2,099 (roughly Rs. 20,900) and CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 25,900), respectively.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme X runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, comes with MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. Realme has offered a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display on the Realme X along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, has a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio. Both the Realme X and Redmi K20 have in-display fingerprint sensors.
On the part of a major difference, the Realme X is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, coupled with Adreno 616 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, has an octa-core Snapdragon 730 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM.
The Realme X has the dual rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Whereas the Redmi K20 flaunts a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, 13-megapixel secondary sensor with a super wide-angle f/2.4 lens, and an 8-megapixel tertiary sensor with a telephoto f/2.4 lens.
For selfies, the Realme X packs a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie sensor that has an f/2.0 lens on top and is featured on the pop-up module. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera with an f/2.2 lens.
In terms of storage, the Realme X has a single, 128GB storage option in India. The Redmi K20, in contrast, comes with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options in China. However, the storage variants of the Redmi K20 in India are yet to be revealed.
Connectivity options of both the Realme X and Redmi K20 are almost similar as both provide dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.
The Realme X packs a 3,765mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 technology. Distinctly, the Redmi K20 has a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
The Realme X measures 161.2x76x9.4mm, whereas the Redmi K20 is measured at 156.7x74.3x8.8mm. Besides, the Realme X and Redmi K20 both weigh 191 grams.
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|Release date||July 15, 2019||May 28, 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||161.20 x 76.00 x 9.40||156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3765||4000|
|Colours||Polar White, Space Blue||Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, Flame Red|
|Screen size (inches)||6.53||6.39|
|Resolution||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2340 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||394||403|
|Processor||2.2GHz octa-core (2x2.2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)||1.8GHz octa-core (6x1.8GHz + 2x2.2GHz)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730|
|Dedicated microSD slot||-||No|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)||48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0)||20-megapixel (f/2.2, 0.8-micron)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie||Android Pie|
|Skin||ColorOS 6.0||MIUI 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|