Realme X and Redmi Note 7 Pro Differences
Advantages of Realme X
- AMOLED panel
- fullscreen display
- pop-up camera
- slightly larger screen at 6.53-inch
- Snapdragon 710
- wider f1.7 aperture on the 48MP camera
- up to 8GB RAM
- motorized 16MP wide selfie camera
- Dolby Atmos sound
- BT 5.0 aptX HD
- VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging (55% in 30 mins)
Advantages of Redmi Note 7 Pro
- glass build, polycarbonate frame
- shared microSD slot of up to 256GB
- 4000mAH battery
Realme X and Redmi Note 7 Pro Similarities
- FHD+ resolution
- Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 9.0 Pie
- starts at 4GB/64GB
- 48MP + 5MP main camera
- single selfie camera
- audio jack
- BT 5
- Wi-Fi ac
- FM radio
- fast charging
Which is a better buy between the Realme X and Redmi Note 7 Pro?
Glass vs Plastic
There’s an interesting difference when it comes to design quality. Realme X has a gorgeous fullscreen display, however, the build is made out of polycarbonate material. As for Redmi Note 7 Pro, it does sport a notch but the back is made out of glass material, thus providing a more premium feel in the hand.
Another notable difference is the fingerprint scanner — much faster performance is found on the Note 7 Pro while an advanced but slightly less reliable on the X (unless you’re OnePlus 7 Pro).
For those who want closer to Samsung-like display quality, X can deliver that with its AMOLED panel. Just don’t expect it to be on par, of course.
Realme X Dominates Redmi Note 7 Pro the Spec Sheet
As for chipsets, X has a more efficient and updated Snapdragon 710. So, it should provide better performance than the older Snapdragon 675 of Note 7 Pro. But if you want expandable storage, you can only find that from the Redmi device.
On paper, camera specs are nearly identical. Both devices sport 48MP + 5MP main sensors. But X edges out the Note 7 Pro by a hair due to a wider field-of-view and wider f1.7 aperture for better low-light photos. Its advantage continues to the selfie camera — thanks to a slightly larger 16MP wide sensor.
Both devices use USB Type-C ports, so that’s a good thing. But there’s a larger 4000mAh battery on the Note 7 Pro with 18W Quick Charge 4.0.
Good Phones at Different Price Points
Redmi Note 7 Pro’s highest variant (4GB/128GB) costs only P11,490. While the base model of Realme X could start at P14,990 (4GB/64GB) and go up to P16,990 (6GB/128GB).
The Redmi device continues to be a killer budget phone at its price range. But should you wish to have a phone with the better and latest features, Realme X is sitting at a good price point.
|Specs||Realme X||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Display||6.53-inch AMOLED FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimensions||161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm , 191g||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Adreno 512|
|Memory||128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + microSD slot, up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF +|
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Front Camera||Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm||13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3765mAh battery (20W VOOC fast charging – 55% in 30 min )||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (18W charging)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10|
|Official Price||estimated from P14,990 up to P16,990||P7,990 (3GB/64GB)P9,990 (4GB/64GB)|