Does the Redmi Note 8 have the edge over the Realme 5? Let’s find out.
Xiaomi’s Note 8 competes with the Realme 5 in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. Both companies have been arch-rivals and are always on their toes in acquiring customers looking for budget smartphones.Redmi Note 8 and Realme 5 are priced at Rs 9,999. Both come with similar specifications, except the camera hardware. Does the Redmi Note 8 have an edge over the Realme 5? Let’s find out.
|Parameters||Redmi Note 8||Realme 5|
|Display||6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 * 2340 pixels||6.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels|
|Processor||12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core SoC with a clock speed of 2.0GHz.||11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor with a peak clock speed of 2.0GHz|
|RAM||4GB/ 6GB||3GB/ 4GB|
|Storage||64GB/ 128GB further expandable via microSD up to 512GB||32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB further expandable via microSD up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||Quad-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.79 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensor setup||Quad-camera setup with 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensor setup|
|Front camera||13MP f/2.0||13MP f/2.0|
|Battery||4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C||5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging|
|Security||Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock||Fingerprint scanner at the back, Face Unlock|
|Connectivity options||4G, VoLTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-SIM etc.||4G, VoLTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-SIM etc.|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 based MiUi 10||Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6|
|Price||4GB + 64GB for Rs 9,999 6GB + 128GB for Rs 12,999||3GB + 32GB for Rs 9,999, 4GB + 64GB for Rs 10,999.4GB + 128GB for Rs 11,999|
The Redmi Note 8 has an edge over the Realme 5 in the camera and battery department. Even if the battery is a bit smaller on Redmi Note 8, an 18W fast-charger inside the box covers up for the difference.
Even the screen is Full HD+ on Note 8 compared to Realme 5's HD+.
What makes the Redmi Note 8 a better deal over the Realme 5 is the pricing.