Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G vs realme GT 5G: Specs Comparison
Xiaomi recently unveiled its new 11T series of smartphones and leading the pack is the 11T Pro 5G with a large AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC, up to 12GB RAM, 5G connectivity, and triple-rear cameras. There’s another smartphone, though, that sport similar specs, the realme GT 5G. Which one looks better on paper? Find out below.
|Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G||realme GT 5G|
|6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display, 395ppi||6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 409ppi|
|120Hz refresh rate (Adaptive Sync), 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision||120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate|
|Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC|
|Adreno 660 GPU||Adreno 660 GPU|
|8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage||128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage|
|Triple rear cameras:|
• 108MP F1.75 (wide)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide)
• 5MP F2.4 (telemacro)
|Triple rear cameras:|
• 64MP F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP (macro)
|16MP F2.45 front camera||16MP front camera|
|Dual-SIM, Dual-5G (nano)||Dual-SIM, Dual-5G (nano)|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6|
|Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5.2|
|GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou||GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, QZSS|
|Dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, Dolby Atmos||Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos|
|3.5mm audio jack|
|Fingerprint scanner (side)||Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
|MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)||realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 120W fast charging||4,500mAh battery w/ 65W fast charging|
|LiquidCool Technology||Stainless Steel Vapour Cooling|
|IP53 dust and splash protection|
|164.1 x 76.9 x 8.8mm||158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm|
|Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, Celestial Blue||Racing Yellow, Dashing Blue, Dashing Silver|
Summary of advantages
Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G:
• Slightly larger screen
• Higher touch sampling rate
• Gorilla Glass Victus
• Higher main camera resolution
• Telemacro lens
• Larger battery
• Faster charging rate
realme GT 5G:
• Higher display pixel count
• 3.5mm audio jack
The two devices sport large screens above 6-inches. The Xiaomi 11T Pro has a slightly larger size at 6.67-inch against the realme GT 5G at 6.43-inch. The 0.24-inch difference, though, wouldn’t be noticeable. Both also have the Same FHD+ resolutions, with the Xiaomi having a 395ppi pixel density against the realme’s 409ppi. Again, the 14ppi difference is negligible.
The Xiaomi features an AMOLED panel, while the realme has Super AMOLED. Both provide deep blacks, punchy colors, and great contrast. Both also have high refresh rates topping at 120Hz, but the Xiaomi uses an Adaptive Sync tech that lowers the refresh rate based on the task. It also has a higher 480Hz touch sampling rate versus the 360Hz on the realme which provides better touch responsiveness when playing games.
For protection, the Xiaomi has the advantage of sporting Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Chipset, Memory, and Storage
Interestingly, both devices sport the same chipset, RAM, and storage configurations. We’re talking about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC, Adreno 660 GPU, 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1. Both don’t support microSD cards.
Since the two devices have the same configuration, we can expect the same level of performance. But we’ll know more once we have the units for review so we can benchmark.
Both are equipped with triple-rear cameras. The Xiaomi has a 108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 5MP telemacro, while the realme has a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro. The realme, on the other hand, has a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. For selfies, both have 16MP shooters.
In this case, the Xiaomi wins for having a higher main camera resolution and a dual-purpose telemacro lens. But this is just sensor resolution and doesn’t always equate to quality. We’ll know once we have both units for review.
Connectivity and Features
The two devices have Dual-SIM with Dual 5G support, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, and USB-C. Both also have fingerprint scanners but of different types and placements. The Xiaomi has it on the side, while the realme uses an in-display scanner.
Both devices also have dual speakers but the one on Xiaomi is tuned by Harman Kardon, but the realme has a 3.5mm audio jack, which is good news to those who want to use their favorite wired headphones. However, the Xiaomi makes up for it for having IP53 dust and splash resistance.
For the software, both are running on Android 11 using their own custom skins.
The Xiaomi takes the cake with a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging, while the realme has a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. We’ll know more about which one can provide the longest battery once we have reviewed them.
Given the power of the Snapdragon 888 5G, both are also equipped with their own cooling tech. Xiaomi uses LiquidCool, while the realme has Stainless Steel Vapour Cooling.
Which one to get?
It’s a landslide win for the Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G. It has a better display, camera configuration, IP53 protection, and a bigger battery with faster charging tech. The realme GT 5G, on the other hand, gets a slightly higher pixel count and has a 3.5mm audio jack.
The pricing could sway readers, though. If the realme is priced lower then that could be a great option for those on a budget. Unfortunately, both are yet to arrive in the Philippines, so we’ll just have to wait.