Realme X2 Pro Vs Xiaomi Mi 9: which phone should you buy?

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-12-14 911

Xiaomi has become for years one of the references in the world of mobile phone, thanks to offering terminals with a great value for money. One of these terminals is the Xiaomi Mi 9, a high-end device at a very competitive price. Now Realme also comes from China to offer a direct competition, with its top of the range, the Realme X2 Pro.

Realme X2 Pro Vs Xiaomi Mi 9 

Both the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Realme X2 Pro compete in the same economic price category for the features they offer, typical of much more expensive terminals. Today we are going to compare these two terminals, to see what are their strongest and negative points of one over the other.

Realme X2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9: specs comparison

 

Realme X2 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 9

Display

6.5-inch AMOLED water drop screen

6.39-inch dew drop AMOLED screen  

Screen resolution

2400 x 1080 pixels

2340 x 1080 pixels

Screen refresh rate

90Hz

60Hz

Processor

Snapdragon 855+

Snapdragon 855

GPU

Adreno 640

Adreno 640

Rear camera

● 64MP primary lens: Samsung GW1 sensor; 1/1.72” sensor size, f/1.8 aperture, 6P lens;

● 13MP telephoto lens: f/1.25 aperture, 5P lens, 5X hybrid optical zoom and 20X hybrid zoom

● 8MP wide angle lens: 115 degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, super night mode support;

● 2MP portrait lens: f/2.4 aperture

 

● 48MP primary lens: f/1.8 aperture, 1/2” sensor size

● 12MP telephoto lens: f/2.2 aperture

● 16MP ultra wide-angle lens: f/2.2 aperture

 

Front camera

16MP: night mode support

20MP

Battery

4000mAh battery

3300mAh battery

Charging

Support 50W fast charging

Support 27W fast charging and 20W wireless charging

Operating system

ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie

MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Memory

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 3.0);

12GB RAM + 256GB ROM (UFS 3.0)

6GB RAM + 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

6GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

8GB RAM + 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 2.1)  

Memory expansion

Not support

Not support

3.5mm headphone jack

Yes

No

In-screen fingerprint sensor

Yes

Yes

NFC

Yes

Yes

Dimensions

161x75.7x8.7mm (6.34x2.98x0.34 inch)

157.5x74.7x7.6 mm (6.20x2.94x0.30 inch)

Weight

199g

173g

Price

Starts from 399 euros

Starts from 327 euros

Design and display

The design of the Realme X2 Pro with respect to the Xiaomi Mi 9 is relatively similar. Both have an "all-screen" design with very small frames and a notch at the top where they house the front camera. Both have a Super AMOLED panel with FullHD+ resolution. The biggest difference, we find in the size of the same and the frequency cup. The Xiaomi terminal has a screen of 6.39 inches, while the top of Realme range reaches 6.5 inches and also incorporates a fresco rate of 90 Hz. This difference in screen size also affects the weight, which is 173 grams in the Mi 9, while in the X2 Pro reaches 199 grams.

Realme X2 Pro  

Hardware

In hardware and power, both are surplus, as we can imagine. The Xiaomi Mi 9 has the Snapdragon 855 processor, incorporates the Snapdragon 855+, a vitamin version of the first with which we will obtain the best performance on the market. As for RAM, both have versions of 6 GB of RAM, although the Realme terminal also has other versions of 8 and 12 GB. As for storage, both have versions of 64 and 128 GB, although the Realme X2 Pro also has a higher version of 256 GB. As for the operating system, both have Android 9 Pie, with the customization layer of each manufacturer, MIUI in the Xiaomi and ColorOS in the Realme.

Xiaomi Mi 9 

Triple and quadruple cameras

In terms of cameras, both have a wide variety of sensors, although the Realme terminal wins thanks to its quadruple rear camera with a main sensor of 64 MP (f/.18). It is accompanied by a 13 MP sensor with which it achieves a 5x hybrid zoom, as well as an 8MP wide angle and a 2 MP depth sensor. The Xiaomi terminal has a triple camera with a 48 MP main sensor (f/.175), accompanied by a 16 MP wide-angle lens and a 12 MP telephoto lens.

Realme X2 Pro cameras 

On the front, both have a selfies camera, which is 16 MP (f/2.0) for the Realme X2 Pro, while the Xiaomi Mi 9 reaches 20MP. Both cameras will also serve us to unlock the device by facial recognition.

Autonomy and connections

The autonomy section is one of the strongest aspects of the Realme X2 Pro, which places it as one of the best exponents of the market in this section. Its battery reaches 4,000 mAh of capacity, which is also compatible with a spectacular fast charge, called Super VOOC, which reaches 50W. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a 3,300 mAh battery, with fast charge, wireless charge and reversible wireless charge.

Xiaomi Mi 9​ 

In terms of connectivity, both are very well equipped, as they have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC.

Price and conclusions

As for the price, and using Amazon as comparator, we can buy the Xiaomi Mi 9 from 327 euros, while the Realme X2 Pro can be bought from 399 euros. For just about 70 euros more, the Realme terminal offers a larger screen, higher refresh rate, more rear cameras and better autonomy. The options to choose the Xiaomi terminal are to be a terminal less heavy, cheaper and wirelessly charged.


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