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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT | Detailed Comparision

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Finally, after China launch in august, Xiaomi came up with its newest update in Note series, Note 8. It's Pro variant is the somewhat exact as Realme XT as Realme copied from the Chinese model and launched before Xiaomi.

This also creates great confusion between customers like you 'which phone should I buy'.

So, here's the comparison between Note 8 Pro and XT, so that you can buy the phone which suits you.


Note 8 Pro and XT are having the same design concept with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at both front and back sides with a 3D curved back panel.

Camera placement is different in both phones, quad-camera module is placed on the left in Realme and middle on Xiaomi while Note 8 still uses a capacitive fingerprint sensor attached below the camera setup, XT has an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Note 8 Pro is available in Pearl White, Forest Green & Mineral Grey and Realme is in Pearl white and Pearl Blue.


Note 8 Pro is the first phone in Note series to come up with a MediaTek G90T processor which is adrift from the Snapdragon range of processors that the traditional Note series phones used. The G90T processor is designed specifically for gaming and it's claimed to outperform the Snapdragon 730 and 730G in benchmarking tests. The Note 8 Pro has three variants and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The realme XT is powered by a Snapdragon 712 and also comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Realme XT :

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE

Octa-core CPU

10nm process technology

Up to 2.3GHz clock speed

GPU - Adreno 616

~183 grams

Redmi Note 8 Pro :

Mediatek Helio G90T

Octa-core gaming processor 2 x A76 2.05GHz large core 6 x A55 2.0GHz small core GPU - ARM Mali G76 MC4

Liquid cool Technology

~200 grams

While both phones might perform the same but Note 8 Pro may have an edge in gaming as G90T is a gaming processor.


Both phones have a quad-camera setup comprises of a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor for portraits.

While both phones have nightscape mode and macro mode, Note 8 has a better depth sensor that supports 2cm shooting distance for best macro shots while Realme has a 4cm shooting distance.

Note 8 offers a 20MP front camera with various modes like Panorama selfie | Palm shutter | AI silhouette detection.

Realme only has a 16MP front-facing Sony camera with portrait mode.

Talking about the video, Realme offers 4K recording at 30 fps and 1080p,720p at 30/60 fps and slo-mo videos up to 920fps and Redmi Note offers the same things with an addon of ultra-wide video recording, macro video recording, time-lapse photography.

So, here again, Note 8 has a better camera setup in some cases.


Both phones are equipped with LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.1 ROM ( 128GB only)

Realme come up with 3 variants

4GB-64GB, 6GB-64GB, 8GB-128GB

Redmi come up with 3 variants

6GB-64GB, 6GB-128GB, 8GB-128GB

Realme is expandable up to 256GB external memory while Note 8 can have till 512GB external memory.


Realme XT :

6.4-inch (16.2cm) dew-drop fullscreen

Super AMOLED screen texture

91.9% screen-to-body ratio

2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 402 PPI

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Night mode for eye care

Redmi Note 8 Pro :

6.53" Dot Drop Full Screen Display

Resolution: 2340 x 1080 IPS FHD+

91.4% screen-to-body ratio Standard mode | Sunshine mode | Night mode | Color temperature adjustment | 256 ranks adjustable Reading mode certified by TÜV Rheinland Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 Anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protective coating

Realme has a little better screen in terms of PPI and screen-to-body ratio.


Redmi Note 8 Pro :

4500mAh (typ) USB Type-C reversible connector port

Supports 18W wired fast charging (in-box)

Realme XT :

4000mAh (typ)

VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge charging power (in-box)

So, Realme has a flash charging support with little less battery capacity while Redmi offers greater capacity but doesn't have flash charging support.


Redmi Note 8 Pro :

GPS/A-GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/Beidou | In-screen ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Vibration motor | Fingerprint sensor | IR blaster

Realme XT :

GPS/Beidou/Galileo | Light sensor | Proximity sensor | Magnetic induction sensor | Gyro-meter | Acceleration sensor | Pedometer | G-sensor | In-Display Fingerprint


Redmi Note 8 Pro :

3.5mm headset jack


Dual nano-SIM slot and a dedicated SD card slot

Realme XT :

3.5mm headset jack


Dual nano-SIM and TF card


Redmi Note 8 Pro :

Supports protocols: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi / 5G Wi-Fi Supports Bluetooth 5.0

Supports both SIM VoLTE

NFC chip that supports Google Pay

Realme XT :

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Supports both SIM VoLTE

Operating System

Redmi Note 8 Pro :


Supports MI Turbo and Game Turbo 2.0

Based on Android P

Ultra-linear Speakers with auto cleaning with patented high frequency sound

Realme XT :

ColorOS 6 customized by realme

Based on Android P

Inbuilt System Dark Mode

Dolby Atmos


Realme XT has a built-in system dark mode, 0-52% charging in 30mins but note 8 will be having system dark mode with customisable off-screen in their upcoming MIUI 11 also Note 8 has some additional features like Wi-Fi X antenna certified by TÜV Rheinland for high network connection performance, IP52 rated splash resistance, liquid cooling, and IR blaster.

Also, with Note 8 Pro you'll also get Alexa built-in for the first time.


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Realme XT :

4GB-64GB Rs. 15,999/-

6GB-64GB Rs. 16,999/-

8GB-128GB Rs. 18,999/-

Redmi Note 8 Pro :

6GB-64GB Rs. 14,999/-

6GB-128GB Rs. 15,999/-

8GB-128GB Rs. 17,999/-

So, Realme is best who wants a general-purpose phone with a better camera and fast charging support while Note 8 is best for gamers and photographers as it offers many additional modes than Realme.

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