Realme has recently taken the wraps off its latest lineup of smartphones, the Realme 6 series. Included in the lineup is the Realme 6 and the Realme 6 Pro. We’ve decided to match the Realme 6 Pro with the Poco X2 as both of them have slightly similar display sizes, configurations, and even prices. See how they fare against each other.
|REALME 6 PRO||POCO X2|
|6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Fullscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS HDR 10 display, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G 2.2GHz octa-core processor|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM||6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage||64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage|
|Expandable up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||Expandable up to 256GB|
|Quad-rear cameras: 64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 (main) + 8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide) + 12MP F2.5 (telephoto) + 2MP F2.4 macro||Quad-rear cameras: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor f/1.9 + 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2MP f/2.4 dedicated macro camera + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor|
|Dual-front cameras: 16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0 + 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)||Dual-front cameras: 20 MP f/2.2 wide + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|4G LTE||4G LTE, VoLTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NavIC||GPS with A-GPS support, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner|
- Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos
|- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Super Linear speakers
- NFC support
- IR blaster
|3.5mm headphone jack||3.5mm headphone jack|
|4,300mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge||4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Realme UI (Android 10)||MIUI 11 (Android 10)|
Advantages of each smartphone:
Realme 6 Pro
- Snapdragon 720G
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Higher telephoto camera resolution
- Has an 8MP ultrawide front camera
- 30W Flash Charge
- HDR 10 display
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Three storage configurations
- Higher front camera resolution
- NFC support
- IR blaster
- Larger battery capacity
The Realme 6 Pro and the Poco X2’s display sizes don’t stray too far from each other, with the 6 Pro having a 6.6-inch screen while the X2 has a 6.67-inch panel. Both smartphones have slim bezels all over the screen, and both of them also do not have notches. Instead, both the 6 Pro and X2 employ a pill-shaped module to house their respective dual front cameras. The 6 Pro has its pill cutout situated on the upper left, while the X2 has it on the upper right. The 6 Pro has a 90Hz refresh rate, in contrast to the Poco X2’s faster 120Hz refresh rate. The Poco X2 also has a slight edge against the 6 Pro as it supports HDR 10.
Under the hood, the 6 Pro has a Snapdragon 720G chipset, while the Poco X2 has a Snapdragon 730G chipset. The SD720G is a fairly new processor, and the 6 Pro is one of the first smartphones out in the market to have it. As we don’t have SD720G benchmarks yet, we can’t exactly say much about how it differs from the SD730G. Both are mid-range gaming processors, though, so we’re certain that the SD720G is as capable as the SD730G.
When it comes to configurations, the 6 Pro and X2 both offer 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. The two handsets also offer 64GB and 128GB of storage; however, the X2 adds 256GB storage as a third option. If those aren’t enough for consumers, both the 6 Pro and X2’s storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD
Camera-wise, the smartphones are both equipped with quadruple cameras on the rear. The Realme 6 Pro has a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary, 8MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto, and 2MP macro cameras. On the other hand, the Poco X2 has a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth cameras. They’re almost similar in the primary camera department, but differ when it comes to the three other lenses. As for their dual front cameras, the Realme 6 Pro has 16MP Sony IMX471 + 8MP snappers, while the Poco X2 sports a 20MP + 2MP setup.
If we’re looking at numbers, it seems like the Realme 6 Pro wins the rear department with its higher-resolution cameras, while the Poco X2 takes the win for the dual front cameras. Although we should remember, that doesn’t equate to actual photo quality. We’ve yet to see images produced by each smartphone side-by-side to judge that.
Both the Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2 have side-mounted fingerprint scanners. The Poco X2 trumps the 6 Pro when it comes to other features as it has NFC support and an IR blaster. Wired headphones users can rejoice for both the 6 Pro and Poco X2 employ a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In the battery department, the Poco X2’s 4,500mAh cell wins over the Realme 6 Pro’s 4,300mAh battery. The two handsets also support fast charging, with the Realme 6 Pro having a 30W flash charge, while the Poco X2 has 27W fast charging. They also both have a USB Type-C port.
Android 10 runs on both smartphones, but of course, the two of them have their respective skins laid on top of it. The Realme 6 Pro sports Realme UI (that’s also based on ColorOS 7) and the Poco X2 has Xiaomi’s MIUI 11.
Here are the prices of each device:
Realme 6 Pro
- 6GB + 64GB – INR 16,999 (~PHP 11,750)
- 6GB + 128GB – INR 17,999 (~PHP 12,500)
- 8GB + 128GB – INR 18,990 (~PHP 13,150)
- 6GB+64GB – INR 15,999 (~PHP 10,969)
- 6GB+128GB – INR 16,999 (~PHP 11,750)
- 8GB+256GB – INR 19,999 (~PHP 13,712)
Looking at the prices, the Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2 have nearly identical figures. It’s also worth taking note that both the Realme 6 Pro and the Poco X2 aren’t available in the Philippines as of writing, and it’s currently uncertain whether the devices will receive a local launch.
Nevertheless, a great number of consumers out there are willing to play the waiting game. If you’re looking for a smartphone that has a fairly newer mid-range processor, a dedicated microSD card slot, dual front cameras that have an ultrawide snapper, and 30W flash charge support, go for the Realme 6 Pro.
Although, if you’re one who wants an HDR 10 display with a 120Hz refresh rate, higher front camera resolution, NFC support, IR blaster, and slightly larger battery capacity, you might want to get the Poco X2 instead.