Compare Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2

Redmi Note 8 Pro or Realme X2

Welcome to the review and comparison of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro phones and its direct

Oppo's rival Realme X2. Both phones turned out to be bestsellers in the middle price segment with outstanding technical characteristics for their price list. Let's start a comparative review and find out what to buy: Redmi Note 8 Pro or Realme X2?

Appearance. Dimensions

Both smartphones have already “boring” facialpanel with a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera. Note 8 Pro is slightly more than the competitor. Weighs 200 grams with dimensions of 161.35 x 76.4 x 8.79 mm. Available in black, green, red and blue. Realme X2 has a weight of 182 grams with dimensions of 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm. Sold in white and blue.


Note 8 pro

Mediatek decided a kindrehabilitated and introduced the new single chip system Helio G90T. It is positioned as a gaming solution in the middle price segment. The guys from Xiaomi called on to test the available gaming platform in order to part-time give competition in the mobile industry in the person of the Redmi sub-brand. And it turned out well!

The Helio G90T chipset is produced in 12nanoscale process technology and consists of 8 cores, 2 of which Cortex A76 with a clock frequency of 2.05 GHz and 6 cores Cortex A55 with a clock frequency of 2 GHz. The Arm Mali-G76 MC4 operating at an overclocked frequency of up to 800 MHz is responsible for the graphics subsystem.

Tests in Antutu showed results in 226,000points, GeekBench showed 2410 points in single-core mode, 7193 multi-core, these are decent synthetic results showing the great potential of this chipset.

Realme X2

Oppo also did not stint on iron. The Snapdragon 730G is Qualcomm’s new single-chip system, replacing the 710 series. The manufacturer has improved the work of artificial intelligence, updated the graphics processor, now it is Andreno 618 with support for Vulcan 1.1. The chipset has 8 Krio 470 cores, 6 of which operate at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz, and the remaining 2 cores at a frequency of 2.2 GHz. It is produced using an 8-nanometer process technology, due to which the chip is a more energy-efficient version compared to its predecessor. Synthetic tests showed a result in Antutu of about 200,000 points, GeekBench in single-core mode 2508 points, in multi-core 6762.

The chipsets turned out to be powerful, as they saysynthetic tests and live user experience. Yes, Snapdragon is slightly inferior in performance, but we know how the manufacturer optimized a single-chip system for the interface and the shell, this is the result. In the case of the G90T, MediaTek was faced with heating the chipset in high-performance tasks and added a cooling system, this plays a role, but the chip turned out to be too “thermonuclear”, so at the maximum graphics settings in games, heating could not be avoided and the knobs can be “ burn". To call it a gaming solution in the middle segment, the language does not turn. Solid middling. Recall the Pocophone F1 on the Snapdragon 845, yes there, there was something similar, and then another advertising move, but overall the optimization is very good, it works smoothly and quickly.

In everyday tasks, both smartphones behaveimpeccably, from which it follows that the processor in this case is not the main criterion for choosing, both are adequately optimized. Let's continue comparing Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro and focus on displays


Note 8 pro has an IPS screen with a diagonal of 6.53 inches with a resolution of 2340 * 1080; with a density of 395 PPI and an aspect ratio of 19: 5: 9. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Realme X2 equipped with an Amoled matrix with a diagonal of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 2340 * 1080; with a density of 403 PPI, and with a similar aspect ratio. Also covered is Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

IPS - Amoled, again this controversial criterion. I already told you about my attitude to Amoled panels in an article about Samsung, and there I wrote about such shortcomings as the high cost of the component when replacing, color distortion, matrix fading, a negative effect on vision and a high PWM ratio (latitude pulse modulation). And it's no secret that in the middle segment they put Amoled of not the best quality. Tests also showed that the Note 8 Pro's IPS screen is 23% brighter, which is 631 Nits versus 514 Nits in Realme X2.


The main camera of the Note 8 Pro consists of 4 lenses, these are:

  • 64 MP module (Samsung S5KGW1 sensor), with aperture f / 1.9; - digital
    stabilization. It is possible to record slow motion video at 960 FPS. 4K recording (30 fps)
  • Ultra-wide module 8 MP, with aperture f / 2.2;
  • Macro lens 2 MP, with aperture f / 2.4;
  • 2 MP portrait module, with f / 2.4 aperture;
  • Front camera 20 MP (0.9 microns), with aperture f / 2.0

The main camera of Realme X2 also has 4 lenses, these are:

  • 64 MP module (Samsung S5KGW1 sensor), with aperture 1.8; + optical
    stabilization. 4K recording (30 fps)
  • Ultra-wide module 8 MP, with aperture f / 2.3;
  • Macro lens 2 MP, with aperture f / 2.4;
  • 2 MP portrait module, with f / 2.4 aperture;
  • Front camera 32 MP (0.8 microns), with aperture f / 2.0


When comparing these specifications, a mark appears.equally. They will shoot at approximately the same level based on the data. Plus, Realme piggy bank for optical stabilization, and Note, in turn, has the ability to write in 960 FPS.

Memory. Battery

Note 8 pro has drives 64 GB and 128 GB of internalmemory, as well as 6 GB of RAM (LPDDR 4X) with a frequency of 2133 MHz! * There is support for memory cards up to 512 GB. On board there is a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, an impressive capacity, with support for fast charging of 18 W, which allows you to charge the phone at a speed of 30% in 30 minutes. It charges perfectly, 16 hours when watching a video at 50% of the screen brightness. With a daily use scenario, 2 days is guaranteed.

Realme X2 comes with 64 GB drives; 128 GB 256 GBinternal memory and 6/8 GB (LPDDR 4X) RAM, operating at a frequency of 1766 MHz. There is support for memory cards up to 256 GB. The battery capacity in Realme X2 4000 mAh with support for ultra-fast charging of 30 watts, which allows you to fill the capacity by 67% in 30 minutes! The result is impressive, and yes, it is one of the best in the middle segment. A smartphone with such a capacity will work on average 1.5 - 2 days, including thanks to the Snapdragon 730G, built according to the new energy-efficient process technology.

* I note that when choosing RAM in a smartphone, in my opinion, it is more important how fast it works (quality), and not quantity, so the advantage is definitely for Note 8 Pro.

Periphery. OS Price

Both devices have interfaces such as:

  • NFC and contactless payments
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 5.0
  • LTE
  • Both smartphones have 2D face scans as wellfingerprint scanner. In Realme X2, the optical scanner is integrated directly into the screen, which in my opinion is a dubious decision, since everything that came to my attention with a similar implementation works extremely awfully, slowly and reads through once. In Note 8 Pro, the scanner is located on the back under the cameras, and reads the print perfectly.
  • The operating system is Android 9.0, and this is the current version out of the box for Realme X2 with the ColorOS 6 shell. In turn, the Note 8 Pro with the MIUI 11 shell can be immediately upgraded to Android 10.


This is the case when you are in the storein front of the window, you see next 2 of these smartphones and it is extremely difficult to make a choice. And in the end, for the average consumer, design and color become the main criterion, but only in a beautiful wrapper you can not always find a delicious candy. For this reason, there is a similar detailed debriefing.

The choice is yours, but from myself I’ll add, my choice is Note8 Pro. It has greater potential. The most important aspect when choosing a screen is you look at it, and in 8 Pro it is more correct. Faster memory is internal and operational, and you know one of the most important criteria. Realme X2 is an excellent smartphone for its money, which will give odds to many in the middle segment, it has a highlight. And - brands have a reason to think, as long as there is a similar choice on the market.