The Realme X2 Pro and the Redmi K20 Pro are two excellent value for money. Both devices compete and we have to choose a winner between Realme X2 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro. These devices are the first true flagship smartphones from one or the other sub-brand – Redmi and Realme.
Xiaomi has dominated the Indian budget smartphone market for a few years now. However, with the entry of the Oppo-Realme sub-brand, competition is worsening. It's a win-win situation for us as customers because both brands are competing to offer the best smartphones at the lowest prices.
So, without further ado, let's see which smartphone to buy between the two flagship killers.
Comparison of specifications
Here is a quick comparison of the specifications of the Realme X2 Pro compared to the Redmi K20 Pro. These are just the main specifications of both smartphones and we will also discuss other differences.
|Realme X2 Pro
|Redmi K20 Pro
|6.5 inches AMOLED 90Hz
|AMOLED 60Hz of 6.39 inches
|6 GB + 8 GB + 12 GB
|6 GB + 8 GB
|64GB + 128GB + 256GB (UFS 3.0)
|64GB + 128GB + 256GB (UFS 2.1)
|64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
|48MP + 8MP + 13MP
|16MP with a notch of water drop
|20MP pop-up camera
|4000mAh with SuperVOOC 50W flash charge
|4000mAh with 27W fast charge
As you can see, the Realme X2 Pro seems to have an edge over the Redmi K20 Pro on paper. However, anything about a smartphone can not be judged using its datasheet. Therefore, let's take a closer look at the differences and similarities between these two leading killers.
Quality design and construction
These two flagship killers come with a premium glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The Redmi K20 Pro has a slightly lower footprint than the Realme X2 Pro, which is larger and wider in hair than the K20 Pro. However, the Realme X2 Pro is slightly thinner than the K20 Pro measuring 8.7 mm and 8.8 mm, respectively. In addition, the Realme X2 Pro weighs 199 grams while the Redmi K20 Pro weighs 191 grams.
Of course, both devices also have an aluminum frame for added durability. None of the two devices comes with the official IP rating of resistance to water and dust. However, the Redmi K20 Pro has a P2i nanometer coating that makes it splash resistant. Nevertheless, we recommend that you do not immerse any of the two devices in any liquid.
The Realme X2 Pro has a drop-shaped notch that houses the 16MP front camera. On the other hand, the Redmi K20 Pro is equipped with a 20MP powered contextual selfie camera. As a result, its overall appearance is sharper and its appearance much more futuristic. Fortunately, the notch of the Realme X2 Pro is not intrusive, thanks to its small footprint.
Both smartphones are also well designed and there is no winner in terms of design and design. The Redmi K20 Pro has uninterrupted display thanks to the contextual camera and also offers P2i projection resistance. However, the Realme X2 Pro stands out with a slightly larger screen and an increasingly thin casing.
As you may have noticed in the datasheet above, the Realme X2 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon SoC 855+, while the Redmi K20 Pro is integrated with the classic SD 855. Of course, the new chipset offers better performance. In addition, the Realme X2 Pro comes with UFS 3.0 storage, but only in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB models.
This gives the Realme X2 Pro an edge over its competitors, that is, the K20 Pro. In this case, we are convinced that the Realme X2 Pro is the best choice of the two. However, before you stop reading and buying the X2 Pro, you need to know more.
Although the flagship product of Realme has a clear advantage over the K20 Pro, it does not mean that the flagship killer Xiaomi is outdone. After all, the Snapdragon 855 is present on several flagship smartphones launched this year. This means that the K20 Pro can handle just about anything you can do to it.
Whether it's PUBG Mobile or any other CPU / GPU-intensive application, the Redmi K20 Pro can run effortlessly. Of course, you may notice a slight difference when you compare the two devices at the same time. However, the difference between the completed tasks may only last a few seconds.
The real benefit of the Realme X2 Pro is its high refresh rate display at 90Hz. The K20 Pro has a standard 60Hz display and you can definitely see the difference between a 90Hz and 60Hz panel. This makes the X2 Pro even smoother than the K20 Pro. The Realme X2 Pro also supports a maximum brightness of 1000 nits.
Killers Flagship Camera Comparison
This is where things get really interesting between Realme X2 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro. The X2 Pro comes with a quad-camera configuration. It includes a 64-megapixel main lens with an aperture of f / 1.8. Then we have a 13 megapixel telephoto lens with a 5x hybrid zoom followed by an ultra-wide 8 megapixel lens. Finally, there is a 2MP depth sensor.
On the other hand, the K20 Pro has a triple camera configuration. This includes a 48-megapixel main lens with an aperture of f / 1.8. Then we have a 8 megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom followed by an ultra-wide 13 MP lens.
It should be noted that the 20x hybrid zoom claim on the company's Realme X2 Pro must be taken with a grain of salt. This is because the device only supports 5x hybrid zoom, then digital trimming. Nevertheless, thanks to the Realme X2 Pro's 64 MPa camera, there is a noticeable difference in detail when it is zoomed to 100% on both phones.
Both cameras produce images of the same quality as we have seen. The high megapixel number of Realme's flagship product produces amazing images with a ton of detail. However, this only holds in well-lit situations. The K20 Pro has no bad camera. It can also capture fantastic images with its 48 MPa primary sensor.
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The Realme X2 Pro and the Redmi K20 Pro have additional features that deserve to be mentioned. We'll start by talking about battery life and charging speed. This is where the Realme X2 Pro even explodes smartphones at a price twice as fast in terms of charging speed. With support for the 52V SuperVOOC Flash Charging, Realme X2 Pro can go from 0% to 100% in less than 35 minutes. This makes it one of the fastest charging smartphones currently available.
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro also supports fast charging. However, it reached its maximum at 27W. Plus, the Realme X2 Pro comes with the 52W charger in the box. This is a good deal considering that you have to buy the 27W charger separately for the K20 Pro. Both devices also have the same battery size. However, the Realme X2 Pro could drain the battery faster due to the 90Hz display. Although, you have the option to switch between 90Hz and 60Hz.
The Redmi K20 Pro does not have additional features that deserve to be mentioned. Both devices are not supplied with an SD card slot; you will have to say goodbye to expandable storage. Surprisingly, both smartphones come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Although, an area where the Redmi K20 Pro could be better is with OEM skin. Xiaomi's MIUI skin on Android offers a host of useful features and looks much more polished than the Color Realme operating system.
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The verdict: Realme X2 Pro against Redmi K20 Pro
If you have succeeded so far, you have probably noticed a trend. The Realme X2 Pro bypasses the Redmi K20 Pro in almost every aspect. This basically means that the winner between the Realme X2 Pro and the Redmi K20 Pro is the old one. However, you should also know that the Redmi K20 Pro is now available at a lower price than Realme's flagship product. In India you can buy the Redmi K20 Pro right now for Rs. 25,999. The Realme X2 Pro will be available at a starting price of Rs. 29,999. Hence a difference of Rs. 4000 between the two.
So let's get right to the point now. In case your budget is not strict and you want to pay a little more, the Realme X2 Pro is the choice for you. However, if you have a tight budget of Rs. 25,999, the Redmi K20 Pro is the best.
It should be noted that you will not notice any dramatic difference in performance or quality of the camera between the two devices. These two leading killers are powerful beasts and can perform just about any task you can perform.
So, which of these smartphones are you going to have? Let us know in the comments section below.
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