This is depth comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Realme X2 Pro. This article will help you to choose the right phone.
|Mi Note 10||Realme X2 Pro|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|Excellent camera for the price. Premium design. Includes a headphone jack.||OLED screen with 90Hz refresh. Powerful speakers. Reliable battery. Unparalleled 50W SuperVOOC fast charging.|
|Underpowered at times. Dynamic range isn’t iPhone or Pixel good. Secondary cameras fall behind flagships.||Sluggish UI. Camera isn’t the best in range. In-built gestures aren’t intuitive.|
|NETWORK||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/150 Mbps||HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A|
|LAUNCH||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Announced||2019, November||2019, October|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, November||Available. Released 2019, October|
|BODY||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Dimensions||157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm (6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 in)||161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm (6.34 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||208 g (7.34 oz)||199 g (7.02 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.47 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~87.8% screen-to-body ratio)||6.5 inches, 103.5 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~398 ppi density)||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11||Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)||Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)||Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|GPU||Adreno 618||Adreno 640 (700 MHz)|
|MEMORY||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM|
|64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
64GB UFS 2.1, 128/256GB UFS 3.0
|MAIN CAMERA||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Modules||108 MP (7P lens), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
5 MP (upscaled to 8MP), f/2.0, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, Laser AF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
|64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
13 MP, f/2.5, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120/240fps, [email protected]||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Modules||32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm||16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm|
|Video||[email protected]||[email protected], gyro-EIS|
|SOUND||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Loudspeaker||Yes||Yes, with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)|
24-bit/192kHz audio (incl. speakers)
|COMMUNICATION||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5260 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|MISC||MI NOTE 10||REALME X2 PRO|
|Colors||Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black||Lunar White, Neptune Blue, Red Master Edition, Gray Master Edition|
Mi Note 10:
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro sold in the Chinese market. It brings a unique Penta camera setup, an AMOLED display, a huge battery, and an upper mid-range chipset. Ours is in the midnight black color and the gorilla glass back is reflective. The panel curves into the rounded aluminum edges, looking quite seamless.
Realme X2 Pro:
Design-wise the XT Pro is nice but honestly it doesn’t stand out. It has a minimalistic design and a clean camera setup on the back. You’ll find an awkward realme logo placed next to the cameras but other than that it’s just a clean Neptune blue which is how they call this style.
The phone is made of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and it has an aluminum frame. The bulk and weight makes it feel sturdy and slightly detract from the flagship feel.
Mi Note 10:
Let’s get into the 5 camera setup. Starting from the top, there’s a 5MP (5x telephoto cam), 12MP (2x telephoto cam), and the 108MP (main cam). Below this setup, there’s a 20MP ultra wide camera without a focus and 2MP macro cam.
The main camera has OIS and it uses a Quad-Bayer filter so to output 27MP photos. This results in an impressive level of detail. And since the sensor is so large, you get the benefit of a shallow depth of field which can lead to some cool shots with natural background blur. You can also shoot in the native 108 megapixels but these don’t give you much improvement in quality over the regular ones. The main camera is pretty awesome while the other cameras are generally more middle of the road (Quality wise).
Realme X2 Pro:
The main camera has a 64 megapixel sensor that outputs 16 megapixel images. The 13 megapixel telephoto has an F 2.5 aperture and the ultra wide is an 8 megapixel with an F 2.2 aperture.
In daylight images had impressive levels of detail and good dynamic range. Speaking of color, it looks natural but you can increase the saturation with chroma boost if that’s more to your taste. Portraits were excellent. The telephoto seems to do a pretty great job, rendering was quite similar to the main cameras although some highlights were clipped and there’s more general softness in some of the images. The ultra wide lens was more of a mixed bag and had satisfactory levels of detail but it’s not impressive by any means. Exposure was a little inconsistent and colors were duller in the main camera. There’s a dedicated macro mode that uses the ultra wide snapper. Overall the phone generally did a pretty good job.
Mi Note 10:
The 6.5 inch AMOLED screen has a 1080p resolution in a water drop notch cut out for the selfie camera. The curved edges would mean accidental screen activations when using the phone. This does sometimes happen and the best solution is a case.
Content on this display looks decently sharp at 400 PPI and you get those deep AMOLED blacks. Brightness is great at 430 nits is maximum and 600 nits in auto mode and bright conditions. We also found that based on your color settings, you can get the colors to be quite accurate, especially, in the sRGB color space.
Under the display, it’s has an optical fingerprint scanner. It’s a newer version than we’ve seen on previous Xiaomi phones. It is quite fast and accurate.
You can also enable always-on display to give you the time and notifications when the screen is off.
Realme X2 Pro:
The display is probably one of the best in this price segment. The phone supports a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution. It’s actually probably the same panel as the oneplus 7T and it even supports the HDR 10+ standard.
We got 500 nits of brightness in manual and 708 in auto mode while more than Mi Note 10. Color accuracy wasn’t amazing and the best we got was in gentle mode, the whites was still a little blue though. The display has a few nice options like night shield for late night reading and a system-wide dark mode that works pretty well with apps like Gmail and Google Play.
The most amazing feature of the screen is the 90 Hertz refresh rate. You have the option to switch it to 60 Hertz but the battery life is more than good enough and the 90 Hertz option makes the phone two times smoother. Also the software automatically reverts back to 60 Hertz when you’re watching regular videos or viewing static contents.
You’ll find a small water droplet notch on the top that’s easy to ignore and an optical fingerprint reader under the display. It’s one of the best underdisplay readers we’ve used and it works quickly and reliably. There’s also a faceunlock option if you prefer it.
Mi Note 10:
The setup for audio is pretty standard for a mid-range phone. There’s a bottom firing loudspeaker as well as a 3.5 millimeter jack for headphones. Sound to the speaker is decent, it isn’t too loud, only scoring good loudness in our test but the output is rich with enough bass and some clear highs and mids. Quality through headphones is solid with plenty of volume and nice stereo separation but some distortion. You do get FM radio onboard which is nice.
Realme X2 Pro:
The real mute stereo allowed speakers had impressive loudness and good quality and there isn’t much bass but that’s not too surprising considering this is a phone. At the bottom of the phone you’ll find a headphone jack in his performance was similar to Mi Note 10.
Mi Note 10:
At the heart of the phone is the most powerful mid-range chipset from Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G along with 6 GB of ram. In CPU benchmarks, performance is excellent, only bested by flagship level phones. Graphics performance is much the same story. Overall everything feels fast and fluid and we didn’t notice any thermal throttling. However for this price, there are people who would prefer something higher tier like a Snapdragon 855 but I guess corners had to be cut here to make up for the high-end camera setup.
Realme X2 Pro:
The phone is plenty fast. It comes with snapdragon 855 processor which is good when compared to Mi Note 10. And surprisingly it beats the Mi note 10 in performance. It is much faster.
Mi Note 10:
The user interface of the Mi 10 is Xiaomi’s New UI 11. This is actually the first device to launch with it out of the box. However this is based on Android 9, not the latest Android 10. All of the apps are kept on the home screen as typical for Xiaomi. You’d have to download a different launcher to get an app drawer. You can use nature sounds for alarms and notifications. Another new feature is dark mode for your menus which will save you some battery.
Realme X2 Pro:
The realme supports color OS 6.1 based on Android Pi. We’re hoping real me updates it to Android 10 soon. This is not a minimalistic UI and you find a ton of features. There’s a battery menu with power saving options, screen off gestures, and a smart bar that appears when you swipe from the right bezel.
Mi Note 10:
With a massive 5200 mAh battery, Mi Note 10 was able to score a good endurance rating of 95 hours in our proprietary battery tests. We expected a bit more actually but there’s some inefficiency here. This might be addressed in a future software update. The Mi Note 10 supports 30 watt fast charging based on USB power delivery and the 30 watt charger comes in the box. We were able to charge from 0 to 57 percent in half an hour and a full charge in 65 minutes. Impressive for such a big battery.
Realme X2 Pro:
Actually even when you have the 90 Hertz refresh rate turned on the phone has a pretty good endurance rating of 94 hours, thanks the 4000 mAh battery. Even if it didn’t last too long, it’s 50 what faster is amazing. It charge from 0 to 100% in 30 minutes.
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WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD BUY?
Mi Note 10 for the price of course or on the cheaper phone you get Realme x2 Pro for the faster performance, faster gaming, and surprisingly better battery life too.
MIUI 11 is just horribly optimized at the moment, standby drain is quite poor, and you do see some legs and stutters that I’ve seen with another phone running the Snapdragon 730 that shouldn’t be happening. So a lot of optimization needed on Xiaomi’s behalf. Realme X2 is a much better optimized ROM, a little bit smoother, and of course the much more powerful chipset is going to make it lots better and smoother.
Those are the key differences, not exactly a fair comparison it’s not meant to be because we are comparing basically a Ferrari up against a Mini Cooper here and that’s why things are different.
We will recommend to buy Realme X2 Pro because it’s about 150 Euros less and giving better performance than Mi Note 10.
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Expert Reviews For Realme X2 Pro:
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