realme has just announced its flagship, sporting a Snapdragon 865 5G chipset and 5G connectivity – the realme X50 Pro 5G. However, there’s another smartphone in the market that features similar specs, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G. Which device looks better on paper and can satisfy your needs? Let’s find out!
|realme X50 Pro 5G||Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G|
|6.44-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Super AMOLED display||6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 144Hz Adaptive Sync display|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 650 GPU||Adreno 650 GPU|
|12GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|256GB UFS 3.0 w/ Turbo Write, HPB||128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Quad-rear cameras:||Triple-rear cameras:|
|• 64MP F1.8 Samsung GW1 (main)||• 108MP F1.7 (main)|
|• 12MP F2.4 (telephoto)||• 13MP F2.4 (ultra-wide)|
|• 8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide, macro)||• 5MP F2.4 (macro)|
|• 2MP F2.4 (B&W portrait)|
|• 32MP F2.5 Sony IMX 616 (main)||20MP F2.2 front camera|
|• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.1|
|Dual-frequency GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Dual-frequency GPS, A-GPS, BDS, Galileo, QZSS|
|Dual speakers||Dual speakers|
|Hi-res audio w/ Dolby Atmos||Hi-Res Audio certified|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-screen)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)||MIUI 11 (Android 10)|
|4,200mAh battery w/ 65W SuperDart Charge||5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging|
|158.96 x 74.24 x 8.9 mm||165.1 x 76.4 x 9.33 mm|
|205 g||218 g|
|Moss Green, Rust Red||Black, Silver, Blue|
Summary of advantages
realme X50 Pro 5G
• Quad-rear cameras
• Higher resolution for the front camera
• Larger RAM
• realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11
• 65W SuperDart Charge
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
• Slightly larger display
• Higher refresh rate
• Higher resolution for the main rear camera
• Larger battery capacity
• Offered as open-line through authorized sellers
Table of Contents
Both devices are almost alike in terms of display specs. The Mi 10T Pro 5G is slightly larger at 6.67-inches than the X50 Pro 5G’s 6.44-inch. Both are equipped with the same FHD+ 2040 x 1800 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. However, the Mi 10T Pro 5G comes with a higher refresh rate of 144Hz than the realme X50 Pro 5G, 90Hz.
The X50 Pro 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G have different camera configurations. The X50 Pro 5G comes with a quad-rear cameras with 64MP (main), 12MP (telephoto), 8MP (ultra-wide, macro) and 2MP (B&W portrait) sensors. The Mi 10T Pro 5G, however, offers triple-rear cameras with a higher resolution of 108MP (main), along with 13MP (ultra-wide) and 5MP (macro).
Although the X50 Pro 5G is equipped with more cameras, the Mi 10T Pro 5G nailed it with its 108MP main shooter.
The realme X50 Pro 5G comes with dual front cameras with a higher resolution 32MP Sony IMX 616 sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G, on the other hand, got a single 20MP camera. Therefore, the realme X50 Pro 5G leads in terms of better selfies.
Chipset and Memory
The two smartphones are powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 5G chipset paired with Adreno 650 GPU. With that, we can expect that both can deliver flagship performance when handling tasks and games.
For the memory, the realme provides three RAM configurations for the X50 Pro 5G: 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB. The Mi 10T Pro 5G holds only 8GB. If you aim to get the one that offers more RAM, you may rely on realme’s flagship instead.
Storage-wise, both smartphones offer 128GB and 256GB of storage. However, the realme X50 Pro 5G has the UFS 3.0 type with Turbo Write and HPB, while the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has UFS 3.1. Based on our reviews on both units, the speeds are pretty much similar.
As for the OS, the X50 Pro 5G runs under the newest realme UI 2.0 that’s based on Android 11, the latest OS for Android. Meanwhile, the Mi 10T Pro 5G gets MIUI 11 out of the box which is based on Android 10.
Connectivity & Other Features
As for connectivity, the two are powered with the same specs such as 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, dual-SIM, and several GPS tracking. For security, however, both sport fingerprint scanner and face recognition. Both smartphones also come with a USB Type-C port for charging and data passthrough. Unfortunately, both lack a 3.5mm audio jack.
The realme X50 Pro 5G has a smaller 4,200mAh battery capacity than the Mi 10T Pro 5G’s 5,000mAh. However, realme’s flagship boasts a powerful 65W SuperDart Charge, so that we can expect a faster-charging speed compared to Xiaomi’s offering.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G is priced at PHP 24,990 for the 8GB + 256GB model. The realme X50 Pro 5G 12GB + 256GB, however, is currently offered through Smart’s Signature Plan 1,499 with a one-time cash-out of PHP 6,900 and PHP 400 monthly amortization, for a total monthly of PHP 1,899.
Which one to get?
Both smartphones have their own advantages. If you want a larger RAM option, quad-rear cameras, dual-front cameras with higher resolution for selfies, the latest custom Android skin, and the one with a faster charging rate, go for the realme X50 Pro 5G. However, you can only get it via a postpaid plan.
If you are eyeing a smartphone with a slightly bigger display and a high refresh rate, higher resolution for the main rear camera, a larger battery capacity, and don’t want to be tied up to a postpaid plan, then going for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G is a good choice.