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Realme XT vs OPPO A9 2020 Specs Comparison

Realme has launched one of their latest smartphones, the Realme XT, here in the Philippines. Seeing its specs, we saw it fit to match the device up with the OPPO A9 2020 that also comes with quad rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery, and a processor provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon. Not only that, but there’s also just a PHP 1,000 difference between the devices. See how they fare against each other!

Realme XTOPPO A9 2020
6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 403ppi6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) Waterdrop IPS display, 269ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10nm) 2.3GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 665 2.0GHz octa-core
Adreno 616 GPUAdreno 610 GPU
128GB UFS 2.1 storage128GB UFS 2.1 storage
microSD card support up to 256GB (dedicated slot)microSD card support up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 (main) + 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) quad-rear cameras, EIS48MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (depth)+ 2MP (mono) quad-rear cameras
16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0 front camera, EIS16MP F2.0 front camera
Dual SIMDual SIM
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Dolby Atmos audioDual-stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (in-display), face unlockFingerprint scanner (rear), face unlock
USB Type CUSB 2.0 Type C
ColorOS 6.0.1 (Android 9 Pie) w/ HyperBoost 2.0ColorOS 6.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)
4,000mAh battery w/ VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge5,000mAh battery w/ Reverse Charging

Summary of advantages:

Realme XT

  • Super AMOLED display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • More powerful chipset
  • Higher main camera resolution
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge

OPPO A9 2020

  • Slightly larger display size
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Reverse charging
  • Slightly lower price

Starting off with the display aspect, the OPPO A9 2020’s 6.5-inch screen slightly edges out the Realme XT’s 6.4-inch screen. Despite that, the XT has the better panel with its Super AMOLED display that has an FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution, compared to the A9 2020’s IPS display with an HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution. Corning Gorilla Glass protects both smartphones. The XT trumps over the A9 2020 though, as it has a Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front and rear, in contrast to the latter device’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on its display.

Qualcomm Snapdragon provides the firepower for both devices, with the Realme XT equipped with a Snapdragon 712 chipset, while the A9 2020 has a Snapdragon 665 chipset. The two devices are armed with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated micro SD card slot. Take a look at the smartphones’ respective benchmark scores:

BenchmarksRealme XTOPPO A9 2020
Geekbench409 (Single-Core)
1,530 (Multi-Core)
311 (Single-Core)
1,227 (Multi-Core)
PC Mark8,274 (Work 2.0)6,269 (Work 2.0)
3D Mark2,139 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)
2,023 (SSE – Vulkan)
1,084 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)
1,058 (SSE – Vulkan)
AndroBench508.47 MB/s (Read)
193.82 MB/s (Write)
517.31 MB/s (Read)
196.12 MB/s (Write)

Update: AnTuTu scores were excluded as the A9 2020 was benchmarked using v7, while the Realme XT was benchmarked using v8.

From the results, we can see how the Realme XT’s performance takes the upper hand, winning over the A9 2020 in almost all benchmark aspects. An exception to that is the benchmark result for AndroBench, wherein the A9 2020 has a slight advantage over the XT.

Heading into the cameras section, both handsets have a set of quadruple cameras situated on the rear. The Realme XT has 64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 main + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth snappers, while the A9 2020 has 48MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP depth + 2MP mono shooters. The XT’s primary camera is larger than the A9 2020’s primary one, while both devices’ other three cameras are pretty much identical. On the front side of things, the handsets both have a 16MP shooter housed inside a notch.

When it comes to features, the XT and A9 2020 possess a 3.5mm audio jack, to the delight of wired headphones users everywhere. Both smartphones also have face unlock capability and fingerprint scanning. The key difference here is that the A9 2020 has a rear-mounted scanner, while the XT comes with an in-display scanning feature.

As for battery capacity, the A9 2020 trumps with its hefty 5,000mAh cell, in contrast to the XT’s 4,000mAh cell. The A9 2020 also comes with a reverse charging feature, allowing it to be used as a power bank. On the other hand, the Realme XT comes with a 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging capability. We ran the smartphones in our usual video loop test and gained the following results:

  • Realme XT – 23 hours and 40 minutes
  • OPPO A9 2020 – 19 hours 

While the A9 2020 may have a larger capacity, the Realme XT yielded us longer hours than the A9 2020. Both smartphones also come with a USB Type C port to charge up their batteries. The devices also run on ColorOS 6.0.1, based on Android 9 Pie.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Realme XT (8GB + 128GB) – PHP 16,990
  • OPPO A9 2020 – PHP 15,990

The smartphones have a 1,000 peso difference between them, and it’s probably the deciding factor for most consumers. If you’re strictly sticking to your budget, you can cop the A9 2020 for its massive battery capacity, reverse charging feature, and slightly larger display size. However, if you can stretch your budget by just a thousand more, it’s more ideal to cop the Realme XT as it has a Super AMOLED display, higher main camera resolution, flash charging capability, and overall a more powerful processor.

Which smartphone piqued your interest? Let us know in the comments!

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1 Response

  1. Avatar for sonny sonny says:

    Hmmm.. AnTuTu v8 for Realme XT and v7 for A9 2020?.

    tama yan. good job.

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