Realme XT vs Xiaomi Mi 9T Specs Comparison

Realme XT vs Xiaomi Mi 9T Specs Comparison




Realme’s latest mid-range offering, the Realme XT, just launched. It’s equipped with quad cameras, Snapdragon 712 chipset, 8GB RAM, and a VOOC 3 supported 4,000mAh battery. It seems to be a great mid-range device, but priced only PHP 500 short from the powerful Xiaomi Mi 9T, is it worth considering?

Realme XTXiaomi Mi 9t
6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 403ppi6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10nm) 2.3GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 730 (8nm) 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 616 GPUAdreno 618 GPU
8GB RAM6GB
128GB UFS 2.1 storage64GB, 128GB UFS 2.0
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 Sony IMX582 F1.75 + 13MP F2.4 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto) triple rear cameras
16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0 front camera, EIS20MP F2.0 front camera (elevating)
Dual SIM Dual SIM
4G LTE 4G LTE
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, Galileo, BDS
Dolby Atmos audio
3.5mm audio port3.5mm audio port
Fingerprint scanner (in-display), face unlockFingeprint scanner (in-display), face unlock
USB Type CUSB Type-C port
ColorOS 6.0.1 (Android 9 Pie) w/ HyperBoost 2.0MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
4,000mAh battery w/ VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge4,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging

Summary of advantages

Realme XT

  • More RAM
  • Faster UFS 2.1 storage
  • microSD support
  • Faster charging
  • Higher main camera resolution and dedicated macro camera
  • Dolby Atmos Studio support

Xiaomi Mi 9T

  • Better chipset
  • No notch display
  • Higher ultrawide camera resolution
  • Higher front camera resolution

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Starting with the display, both sport an AMOLED display with the same pixel count and density. The difference in size is between the two is negligible. Both phones also use Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back for protection against scratches. The Xiaomi Mi 9T, however, does not have a notch, unlike the Realme XT, which has a waterdrop notch. If you hate notches in phones, then the Mi 9T is the choice for you.

Realme XT

In terms of display quality, both are great, offering deep blacks good colors and wide viewing angles. The Realme XT, however, uses a Super AMOLED display over the Mi 9T’s AMOLED display, which makes the XT brighter, more power-efficient, and less susceptible to glare.

At this price point, both of the devices have 128GB of storage capacity. However, the Realme XT uses UFS 2.1, while the Xiaomi Mi 9T uses UFS 2.0. The Realme XT also has a dedicated microSD slot that supports up to 256GB.


 

Realme XT

As for the cameras, The Realme XT uses Samsung’s GW1 64MP for its primary camera while the Mi 9T uses the Sony IMX 582 48MP. Both cameras can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, as well as 1080p and 720p at 30 and 60fps. Slow mos also cap at 720p 960fps for both devices.

For the ultrawide camera, Xiaomi has a higher resolution of 13MP compared to Realme XT’s 8MP. An advantage of the XT’s quad-camera setup is the dedicated macro camera that the Mi 9T lacks. As for the front camera, the Mi 9T has a higher resolution compared to the Realme XT.

As for other features, both phones have USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio ports, although the Realme XT has Dolby Atmos audio support. For biometrics, both phones have in-display fingerprint scanners and face unlock.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series chipsets are present in both devices. The Realme XT is powered by the Snapdragon 712 with 8GB of RAM, while the Mi 9T is powered by the Snapdragon 730 with 6GB of RAM. Take a look at our benchmark scores for each phone:

BenchmarksRealme XTXiaomi Mi 9T
PC Mark8,2748,768
3DMark SSE2,139 (OpenGL)
2,023 (Vulkan)
2,196 (OpenGL)
2,064 (Vulkan)
AndroBench508.47 MB/s (Read)
193.82 MB/s (Write)
492.76 MB/s (Read)
182.14 MB/s (Write)

Update: AnTuTu scores were excluded as the Mi 9T was benchmarked using v7, while the Realme XT was benchmarked using v8.

The Mi 9T slightly edges out the XT in both PC Mark and 3D Mark results. And since the Realme XT uses UFS 2.1 over the Mi 9T’s UFS 2, the AndroBench results show its better than the Mi 9T but only by 3% for the read speed, and 6% for the write speed.

For the battery, both are equipped with 4,000mAh, but the Realme XT lasted 23 hours and 40 minutes on our video loop test while the Mi 9T only lasted 14 hours and 23 minutes. The Realme XT also has support for VOOC 3.0 20W fast charge while the Xiaomi Mi 9T only has 18W fast charge support. Another win for the Realme XT in this category.

Here are the current prices for both phones:

  • Realme XT (8GB + 128GB) – PHP 16,990
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T (6GB + 128GB) – PHP 17,490

With both phones priced similar to each other, it all comes down to personal preference. If you want a Super AMOLED display, better rear cameras, better battery life, 2GB more RAM, and faster main charging, then get the Realme XT. If you want a notch-less display, slightly better CPU and GPU performance, and a better front camera, then go for the Xiaomi Mi 9T.



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3 Responses

  1. sonny says:

    WOW! heto naman tayo. comparing Antutu v8 and v7 result.
    good job sa writer nito. mas mataas na ngayon ang antutu score nang snapdragon 712 compared sa 730. good job. yan lang masasabi ko. for sure hindi na naman to mapopost na comment gaya nang isa kong commect sa “Realme XT vs OPPO A9 2020 Specs Comparison” same issue. ayaw nyo lang ata mag bench mark uli kaya kahit mali ipa-publish niyo parin, tamad lang cguro kayo.

  2. sonny says:

    Realme XT – Antutu v8 = 222,275
    Xiaomi Mi 9T Antutu v7 = 211,617

    good job comparing the two. good job.

  3. jobert_sucaldito says:

    Its really not a fair comparison per se as they have different chipsets, but for the sake of argument and 500 pesos difference, Realme entered dangerous territory where Mi9T and Nova 5t is. As what will happen, it will get clubbed.

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