Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi K20: Price, Specifications Compared

Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro pack quad rear cameras, while Redmi K20 has a triple rear camera setup.

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Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi K20: Price, Specifications Compared

Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro have a waterdrop notch, while Redmi K20 has a full-screen design

Highlights
  • Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro feature a 64-megapixel camera
  • Redmi K20 has a 48-megapixel main shooter with Sony sensor
  • Realme X2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC

Realme X2 is the latest mid-range phone from Chinese smartphone maker Realme that aims to disrupt the dynamics of the Indian smartphone market in the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 segment. And going by the phone's internal specifications and competitive price, it appears to be a strong contender. Launched on Tuesday, Realme X2 comes with features like Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, in-display fingerprint sensor, quad rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery. 

Realme X2's on-paper specifications and pricing pit it against two popular Xiaomi phones – the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Redmi K20.  Here's how the Realme X2 stacks up against the two Xiaomi phones in terms of pricing and specifications.

Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi K20 price in India

The Realme X2 is priced at Rs. 16,999 for its 4GB + 64GB variant, while the phone's 6GB + 128GB variant will set buyers back by Rs. 18,999. Realme X2's top-end 8GB + 128GB variant carries a price tag of Rs. 19,999. It comes in a trio of colours - Pearl Green, Pearl Blue, Pearl White.

 

As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, it is priced at Rs. Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option carries a price tag of Rs. 15,999, while the top-of-the-line 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model will need buyers to shell Rs. 17,999. It is up for grabs in Gamma Green, Halo White, Electric Blue, and Shadow Black colour options.

The Redmi K20 has a starting price of Rs. 21,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB + 128GB model carries a price tag of Rs. 23,999. It is currently available in Glacier Blue, Flame Red, and Carbon Black shades in India.

Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi K20: Specifications compared

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme X2 runs Android Pie with the ColorOS 6.1 custom skin on top. Realme's latest phone packs a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 430 nits of peak brightness, pixel density of 402 ppi, and a waterdrop notch.

realme x2 body Realme X2

Realme X2 packs a 64-megapixel main camera and a 32-megapixel selfie camera

 

In comparison, the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 8 Pro boots Android Pie-based MIUI 10 and features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a waterdrop notch at the top.

Coming to the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi K20, it features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a full-screen design without a notch or hole-punch.

Talking about the internal hardware, the Realme X2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that can further be expanded via microSD card (up to 256B). The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology.

redmi k20 body Redmi K20

Redmi K20 features a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel main shooter

 

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 Pro draws power from MediaTek Helio G90T ticking alongside up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes equipped with a larger 4,500mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

Coming to the Redmi K20, it relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. It packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 and can be juiced up with an 18W fast charger that comes in the retail package.

Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi K20: Cameras compared

Realme X2 has a quad-camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel main snapper with an f/1.8 aperture and 0.8-micron pixel size. It is assisted by an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with an f/2.25 lens, a 2-megapixel portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel Super Macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.

redmi note8 pro body Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T SoC

 

The Redmi Note 8 Pro also packs a quad rear camera setup that is highlighted by a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.89 lens. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a 20-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens on the front.

As for the Redmi K20, it features a 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.75 aperture, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with a 124.8-degree field of view. There is a 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture on the front that is housed inside a pop-up camera module.


Is Realme X2 better than Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi K20 comparison
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Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
BrandRealmeXiaomiXiaomi
ModelX2Redmi Note 8 ProRedmi K20
Release dateDecember 201929th August 201928th May 2019
Launched in IndiaNoYesYes
Body typeGlassGlassGlass
Dimensions (mm)158.70 x 75.20 x 8.60161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80
Weight (g)182.00200.00191.00
Battery capacity (mAh)400045004000
Removable batteryNoNo-
Fast chargingVOOCProprietaryProprietary
Wireless chargingNoNo-
ColoursPearl White, Pearl BlueHalo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Electric BlueCarbon Black, Glacier Blue, Flame Red
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.406.536.39
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:919.5:919.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)--403
HARDWARE
Processorocta-coreocta-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)1.8GHz octa-core (6x1.8GHz + 2x2.2GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 730GMediaTek Helio G90TQualcomm Snapdragon 730
RAM8GB6GB6GB
Internal storage128GB64GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYesNo
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD-
Dedicated microSD slotYesYesNo
Expandable storage up to (GB)-512-
CAMERA
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8, 1/1.72-micron) + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocusYesYesYes
Rear flashYesYesYes
Front camera32-megapixel20-megapixel (f/2.0)20-megapixel (f/2.2, 0.8-micron)
Pop-Up Camera-No-
Front autofocus-No-
Front flash-NoNo
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid Pie
SkinColorOS 6MIUI 10MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYesYesYes
Number of SIMs222
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYesYes
USB OTG-Yes-
NFC--No
Wi-Fi Direct--Yes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYesYesYes
Fingerprint sensorYesYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
GyroscopeYesYesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium looks, good build quality
  • Good cameras
  • Very fast charging
  • Smooth gaming performance
  • Bad
  • Low-light video recording could be better
Display 6.40-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Versatile cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • HDR display
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Sub-par low-light video performance
Display 6.53-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Smooth, lag-free performance
  • Appealing design
  • Great battery life
  • Bad
  • Underwhelming low-light camera performance
  • Quite slippery
  • No expandable storage
  • Slow front camera pop-up mechanism
Display 6.39-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 13-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
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