Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro: which is the best cost-effective phone?

ByNiki Jones 2019-10-19 6318

 Xiaomi started out on a cost-effective basis, but recently the label has gradually ceased to be monopolized by Xiaomi. On October 15th, the "Super Monk " Realme X2 Pro released, this phone not only has a 90Hz fluid screen and 50W SuperVOOC flash, but also has a 64MP rear zoom four-shot module and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. Now let’s compare the difference between the two phones.

Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro: specs


Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G

Realme X2 Pro


6.39-inch Super AMOLED,1080 x 2340 pixels resolution

6.5-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD + resolution and 90 Hz


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+



6/8/12 GB

Internal storage

128/256 GB

64/128/256 GB

Operating system


ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie

Rear Cameras

Triple rear cameras: 48.0MP + 12.0MP + 16.0MP

Quad rear cameras: 64Mp + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP

Front cameras



Battery capacity

4000mAh battery

4000mAh battery

Fast charging

Fast battery charging 40W (Quick Charge 4+)

50W fast charging

In-screen fingerprint sensor



3.5mm headphone jack



Appearance: the same as the drop screen appearance + gradient glass body

The lifting structure is not uncommon in today's flagship phones, but both the Realme X2 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro have chosen the front drop screen design, which uses the internal space on a 4000mAh battery; the top of the fuselage is a hidden earpiece and speakers, the difference is that the length of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro is short, the Realme X2 Pro brings Dolby stereo dual speakers; the user's sensitive chin and black edge control, both phones also maintain a high level of craftsmanship. The overall size of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro is slightly smaller, but Realme X2 Pro also takes into account the larger screen and higher screen ratio. So the front contrast- Realme X2 Pro wins.

Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

Realme X2 Pro (left) and Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro (right)

The difference between the backs of the two mobile phones is relatively large. Although they are all glass designs of 3D curved surfaces, the contrast color of Realme X2 Pro is relatively pure. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro back shell has a similar matte treatment, but it gives the impression. The color is more complicated. In the attribute of the fingerprint collector, the darker color of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro fingerprint is more obvious. On the backside, Realme X2 Pro wins with simplicity.


Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro


The bottom of the phone, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro, chose a visually symmetrical effect, while the Realme X2 Pro retained a 3.5mm headphone jack. It can be seen that Realme X2 Pro is more user-friendly in terms of practicality. It is a very luxurious thing to keep the headphone interface on the flagship model. Whether it is playing games or pursuing high-quality music, wired headphones just need to use the phone, at this point to be generous praise for Realme X2 Pro. Overall, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro continues the appearance of Xiaomi Mi 9, Realme X2 Pro also inherits the consistent design of the Realme series, the difference is that the brand logo is placed on the side of the camera to become more recognizable.

Camera: 64 million pixels VS 48 million pixels

On the camera side, the Realme X2 Pro's rear vertical four-shot camera is : 64 million main cameras Samsung GW1 (size 1/1.72 inch, 6P lens), supports Quad Bayer pixel four-in-one technology; 13 million optical zoom lens (f/ 2.5 large aperture, 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, maximum 20x hybrid zoom); 8 megapixel 115° super wide-angle lens, support 2.5cm macro; finally a portrait lens.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro is equipped with 48 million + 16 million + 12 million three shots, which is still the same Sony sensor as the previous Sony IMX586: f / 1.75 aperture, 6P lens module, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro also equipped with a 20 million pixel front camera. According to the comprehensive lens parameters, the Realme X2 Pro with 64 million pixels is really more eye-catching. Let's take a look at the specific filming effect.

Realme X2 Pro camera 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G camera 

In the scene with the strong contrast of colors, the resolution of Realme X2 Pro is better than that of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro. The latter's picture looks bright in the first sight, but under observation, it will find a texture after AI smearing, and Realme X2 Pro’s lens tends to restore reality and is more natural in color performance.

Realme X2 Pro camera 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G camera 

Another set of proofs in the interior of the room: In a room where the light is not very adequate, the imaging performance of the two has a "reversed" feeling. Realme's 64 MP four-shot camera can capture 9280×6944 ultra-high-resolution photos, and the image information of the object is more abundant, bringing more clear and real details to the user. Ultra-high-pixel images, even if enlarged and cropped, still maintain a clear display, which can be said to be a social photo-sharing tool.

Realme X2 Pro camera 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G camera 

Photographing, Realme X2 Pro's rear vertical four-shot covers telephoto, super wide-angle and portrait, and in the main parameters of the hard parameters, super-clear pixel support makes Realme X2 Pro better than Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro.

Performance: Comparing the running score of AnTuTu, 3DMark, and Geekbench

In terms of performance, I believe that everyone is no stranger to the Snapdragon 855 Plus. Here we simply use the running data to show the performance of the two mobile phones on the side. We use the three running softwares respectively: AnTuTu, 3DMark, and Geekbench. The test results are shown below.


Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro running points 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro running points

Realme X2 Pro running score data 

Realme X2 Pro running score data

From the data of running points, the performance of Realme X2 Pro is better than that of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro. One of the reasons is that the UFS3.0 flash memory equipped with Realme X2 Pro is stronger than the UFS2.1 of Xiaomi 9 Pro in AndroBench. The continuous read and write speeds can reach 1480.26MB/s and 398.89MB/s respectively, which has obvious advantages when running large games. The UFS2.1 read/write performance of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro does not match its flagship positioning.

UFS2.1 (left) vs. UFS3.0 (right)

UFS2.1 (left) vs. UFS3.0 (right)

System: Color OS 6.1 & MIUI 11, the style is different

Icon edge arc design, transition animation focus on smoothness, Realme designed a new UI theme for X2 Pro, integrated with the aesthetics of ColorOS, Color OS uses a large number of irregular icon graphics, while the color matching is more bold, younger and Easy to operate is the key word for Color OS 6.1.

Color OS
Color OS

On the basis of flattening, ColorOS has applied more card-type column divisions on Realme X2 Pro, and the effect is visually simple and intuitive. The introduction of non-linear animation can be seen everywhere on Color OS 6.1, giving the system the natural effect of interface switching and smooth experience on touch. The rounding process maintains a high degree of uniform UI design, just the zoom of the folder. It’s enough to play for a long time without getting bored.

Color OS 6.1 

MIUI of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro is more oriented to the details of the experience, MIUI 11 new design language, support for Vientiane screen display while adding a natural sound system, there are dark mode and other options; need to point out the MIUI 11 system A follow-up OTA upgrade is required.


Highlights duel: 5G vs. 90Hz

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro comes standard with 5G, and covers China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom's three-band 5G network, the current 5G test maximum download speed can reach 1.7Gbps, far better than the 4G mobile phone network speed, the disadvantage is that the current 5G Laying and tariff factors make 5G mobile phones unable to take advantage.

Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Pr

Left is realme X2 Pro

The 90mm screen of Realme X2 Pro can make the display screen smoother. The effect of switching between pictures and text is more consistent in slow motion shooting, and the screen scrolling is smoother than the traditional 60Hz screen. Not only is the visual effect look more comfortable, but the touch feedback will also be enhanced. It will also be better for game feedback, and the high refresh rate can solve the screen smear problem of some games and improve the finger touch. responding speed. For the interaction of the game, its meaning is self-evident. Judging from the current situation, games such as "Peace Elite", "Ace Warrior", " Fortress Frontline", " Qibo Speed ", " Crossing FireWire ", "Quantum Special Attack", "New Swordsman" will all support 90Hz high. Refresh rate mode, this is the technology that users can enjoy right now.


Of course, there is no meaning in the price comparison, Realme X2 Pro for 6GB+64GB version is 2699 yuan; Realme X2 Pro for 8GB+128GB version is2899 yuan; Realme X2 Pro for 12GB+256GB version is 3299 yuan; Realme X2 Pro master version is priced at 3,299 yuan. It is worth noting that the starting price is reduced by 100 yuan.

And Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro for 8GB + 128GB version is 3699 yuan, 8GB + 256GB version is 3799 yuan, 12GB + 256GB version is 4099 yuan and the highest configuration 12GB + 512GB version is 4299 yuan.

By comparison, it can be seen that the Realme X2 Pro's 90Hz refresh rate and the more eye-catching main shooting parameters can not be underestimated. And the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro even the entry version price is more than a thousand yuan, although there is a 5G blessing, but at this stage, Realme X2 Pro has a higher cost performance, younger system UI and more practical 90Hz Refresh rate. 

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