Compare Redmi Note 8T, Realme 5 Pro and Huawei Nova 5z

The new budget flagship from Xiaomi in the global market is called Redmi Note 8T, not Redmi Note 8. And the main

the difference between the two versions isthe presence of NFC in 8T. The phone turned out, as they say, what is needed, but it has many competitors in the market. And despite the fact that his predecessor was a bestseller, this does not mean that Redmi Note 8T is the best option you can buy. It all depends on your needs.

Feature Comparison

In this article, we compared Redmi Note 8T with twophones, which, in our opinion, are among the best in the middle class segment: Realme 5 Pro and Huawei Nova 5z. Both devices are full mid-range devices with well-balanced features, like the Redmi Note 8T. But then which one to choose?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Huawei Nova 5z
Oppo Realme 5 Pro

Size and weight
158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm, 190 grams
156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm, 178 grams
157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm, 184 grams

Display
6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD +), 409 ppi, IPS LCD
6.26 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD +), 412 ppi, LTPS IPS LCD
6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD +), 409 ppi, IPS LCD

CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, octa-core 2 GHz
Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 810, octa-core 2.2 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, octa-core 2.3 GHz

Memory
3 GB RAM,

32 GB - 4 GB RAM,

64 GB - 6 GB RAM,

64 GB - 4 GB RAM,

128 GB - 6 GB RAM,

128 GB - expansion with micro SD
6 GB RAM,

64 GB - 6 GB RAM,

128 GB - nano memory card slot
4 GB RAM

64 GB - 6 GB RAM,

64 GB - 8 GB RAM,

128 GB - expansion with micro SD

OS
Android 9 Pie, MIUI
Android 9 Pie, EMUI
Android 9 Pie, Color OS

Connection
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS

Camera
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP

f / 1.8, f / 2.2, f / 2.4 and f / 2.4

Selfie Camera 13 MP f / 2.0
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP

f / 1.8, f / 2.4, f / 2.4 and f / 2.4

Selfie Camera 32 MP f / 2.0
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP

f / 1.8, f / 2.2, f / 2.4 and f / 2.4

Selfie Camera 16 MP f / 2.0

Battery
4000 mAh, quick charge 18W
4000 mAh, fast charging 20W
4035 mAh, fast charging 20W with VOOC 3.0

Special features
Dual sim

NFC
Hybrid Dual SIM
Dual sim

splash protection

Design

In my opinion, design is one of the strongestsides of the Huawei Nova 5z for one big reason - this is the display. With Nova 5z you can say goodbye to cutouts on the screen and get a large display without cutouts and notches, there is only a small hole in the screen for a selfie camera.

In addition, Huawei Nova 5z is morecompact smartphone thanks to a slightly smaller display, as well as a lighter device. Redmi Note 8T and Realme 5 Pro are aesthetically similar, both have a reflective glass back, plastic frames and a drop-shaped display. In each option, you get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Display

Redmi Note 8T, Realme 5 Pro and Huawei Nova 5zhave similar screen sizes and IPS technology. But the Huawei Nova 5z offers slightly better quality due to the higher DCI P3 coverage. This is not something that you can immediately notice when you first get acquainted with the phone, but even a small difference is always appreciated on the smartphone display.

Unfortunately, none of these devices haveAMOLED display, so you can not count on a fingerprint scanner under the display. An important difference is the design of the display with a hole for the front camera, typical for Huawei Nova 5z, instead of the classic cutouts in Redmi Note 8T and Realme 5 Pro.

Specifications and Software

Huawei released amazing this yearThe mid-range chipset on board the Huawei Nova 5z. We are talking about Kirin 810: it is very powerful and is built on a 7-nm process technology, like the flagship chipsets. However, I would not choose Huawei Nova 5z for the simple reason - memory configuration. I would choose the most expensive Realme 5 Pro configuration with the Snapdragon 712, as it has 8 GB of RAM and internal storage that can be expanded with micro SD, instead of choosing the Huawei Nova 5z and getting less RAM. Redmi Note 8T is inferior to both Realme 5 Pro and Huawei Nova 5z, because it has Snapdragon 665 chipset installed. In each case, you get Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Camera

If we talk about the main cameras, then with each ofof these devices you get a more or less the same camera. They include a main 48-megapixel sensor, an ultra-wide-angle lens, a special macro camera and a depth sensor. Huawei Nova 5z has worse performance for additional sensors, so Redmi Note 8T and Realme 5 Pro should show themselves in shooting a little better in many scenarios. But the Huawei Nova 5z has a much better selfie camera. The Redmi Note 8T isn’t something special for taking a selfie, and the Realme 5 Pro is in the middle.

Battery

The battery capacity is the same on all of thesedevices, so there will be approximately the same battery life. Huawei Nova 5z has a more efficient chipset, so it should provide longer battery life in many scenarios. Please note that Huawei Nova 5z and Realme 5 Pro have slightly faster charging technology.

Price

Each of these devices can be purchased at a price.about $ 220, but which one is better? In my opinion, Huawei Nova 5z due to its excellent display, best selfie camera and amazing chipset, but not for all users. Some may prefer Realme 5 Pro because of its splash resistance or Redmi Note 8T because of its NFC connectivity. The last aspect today is a priority for many of us. In any case, all three of these phones are cool, considering their cost.

Advantages and disadvantages

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

pros

  • Big battery
  • Good display
  • Affordable price
  • NFC

Minuses

  • Worse processor

Huawei Nova 5z

pros

  • High performance
  • Original design
  • Good selfie camera
  • Good display

Minuses

  • not

Realme 5 Pro

pros

  • Splash resistant
  • Great cameras
  • Good display

Minuses

  • not