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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Four cameras against a mid-range beast

November 17, 2019

first_imgXiaomi on Thursday announced the Redmi Note 6 Pro (Review) smartphone in India. The phone succeeds the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro and Xiaomi has priced it at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. This is a pretty competitive pricing considering the Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched starting at Rs 15,999. This pricing also means the Redmi Note 6 Pro will directly compete against the Realme 2 Pro (Review).Realme has been quite disruptive this year and the Realme 2 Pro is proof of that. The phone a stunning dewdrop display and a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset at a really impressive price tag of Rs 13,999 for the base model. It is obviously the phone a lot of people are going to compare the Redmi Note 6 Pro with so for those who want to know how the two phones stack against each other, do read on.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Design and displayXiaomi has not changed things a lot as far as design is concerned. The Redmi Note 6 Pro largely gets the same glass and metal design as its predecessor. The rear panel is made up of smooth aluminium with a vertical dual camera system and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This will be available in Black, Rose Gold, Blue and Red colours. On the front, the display is now much taller at 6.26-inches with a FHD+ resolution thanks to the notch. Realme 2 ProThe Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a unique dewdrop arc panel with curved edges all around. The rear panel is reflective and glossy with 13-15 layers of sectional lamination bonded together to make it feel more glass-like and durable. It comes in some attractive colour options like Black Sea, Blue Ocean and Ice Lake.advertisementCompared to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme 2 Pro gets a bigger, more immersive display. It sports a 6.3-inch display with FHD+ (1080×2340) resolution and a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio thanks to a waterdrop notch. The droplet-shaped notch is much smaller and less intrusive compared to the notch on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.ALSO READ: Realme 2 Pro review: A powerhouse with great displayThe Realme 2 Pro offers a very unique design to this segment while the Redmi Note 6 Pro goes with a tried and tested formula. The dewdrop display and reflective back gives the Realme 2 Pro a more premium look and feel. We reviewed the Realme 2 Pro and found the display to offer stunning vividness and good brightness levels, We are yet to review the Redmi Note 6 Pro so we cannot comment on the quality of the display panel just yet.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: CamerasXiaomi has really improved its camera game over the years and not just for its most premium offerings. Phones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A2 in the past have impressed one and all with their quality sensors and top-notch bokeh shots. The Redmi Note 6 Pro looks to carry forward that tradition by offering a similar 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup as its predecessor. Only the sensors are different now with a wider f/1.9 aperture and bigger 1.4 micron pixels. All of this basically translates into sharper images and improved low-light performance. The device also gets a 20MP + 2MP dual camera system on the front, which is a first for the Note series. This means you will be able to capture selfie portraits as well. The Realme 2 Pro also offers some really impressive cameras on the front and back. There’s a 16MP + 2MP system on the back that comes with a wide f/1.7 aperture for the primary sensor. The front camera als gets a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Much like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme 2 Pro also offers crisp and detailed photos in good lighting conditions. It lets in a good amount of light in low-light scenarios as well, although detail can be a little lacking.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: SpecsThis is where things get really interesting. Xiaomi has often disrupted the market with its budget and mid-range offerings but Realme has quietly taken that place, at least for now. The Realme 2 Pro is the cheapest phone to offer an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset that is coupled with 4GB of RAM as the base variant. The middle variant comes with 6GB of RAM and there is also a top-end model with 8GB of RAM.For the same price base price of Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a Snapdragon 636 chipset. At any other time in the past, this would have made it a stellar deal, but compared to the Realme 2 Pro it does look a little underwhelming. This is the same chipset that is found in the Redmi Note 5 Pro as well. Both the SD363 and SD660 are capable and powerful processors, but the latter does get an edge especially in gaming performance and overall speed.advertisementALSO READ: Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Phone with best camera performance under Rs 20,000The Redmi Note 6 Pro keeps the same 4,000mAh battery capacity like its predecessor. If the Redmi Note 5 Pro is anything to go by, then you can expect the new Note phone to deliver over a full day of battery life on average usage with ease. The Realme 2 Pro may offer a smaller 3,500mAh capacity, but it still manages to deliver a full day’s worth of juice thanks to a power efficient processor.last_img

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