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Last Updated : Oct 18, 2019 03:47 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5: Which is the best sub-Rs 10,000 phone among the two?

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.
ParametersRedmi Note 8Realme 5
Display6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 * 2340 pixels6.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels
Processor12nm 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
RAM4GB/ 6GB3GB/ 4GB
Storage64GB/ 128GB further expandable via microSD up to 512GB32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB further expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Rear CameraQuad-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.79 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensor setupQuad-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/2.013MP f/2.0
Battery4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlockFingerprint scanner at the back, Face Unlock
Connectivity options4G, 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 SystemAndroid 9.0 based MiUi 10Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6
Price4GB + 64GB for Rs 9,999 6GB + 128GB for Rs 12,9993GB + 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+.

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What makes the Redmi Note 8 a better deal over the Realme 5 is the pricing.

For Rs 9,999, Redmi Note 8 comes with 4GB + 64GB storage. Realme 5, on the other hand, offers 3GB + 32GB storage for the price.

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First Published on Oct 18, 2019 03:47 pm
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