Chinese smartphone manufacturer Redmi – sub-brand of Xiaomi unveiled its Redmi Note 8 smartphone along with Redmi Note 8 Pro in China. The initial price of Redmi Note 8 is CNY 999 around Rs. 10,000. At this price, this phone offers a Full HD+ waterdrop Notch display, 48MP camera, 4000mAh battery, 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 665 processor. Here we will compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 to know the difference between the Redmi Note 8 and the Realme 5 smartphones.
Realme 5 also costs Rs. 9,999 for waterdrop Notch display, 5000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 665 processor. This phone also features a quad rear camera setup and Snapdragon 665 processor like Redmi Note 8 so we decided to compare both of these smartphones. If you also want to know which phone is better between the Redmi Note 8 and the Realme 5 then read this comparison of both of these phones. Here we will try to clear your doubts regarding this topic. Let’s start comparing them.
Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 Display & Design
Starting with the display of Redmi Note 8, it features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD waterdrop Notch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 as well as the protection of Gorilla Glass 5. At the back panel, Redmi Note 8 Pro brings a quad-camera setup with an LED flash, gradient finishing, and Redmi’s branding as well as a fingerprint scanner.
On the other side, Realme 5 got a 6.5 inch IPS LCD waterdrop Notch display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9 as well as the protection of Gorilla Glass 3+. On the back panel, Relme 5 also features a quad camera setup with an LED flash, beautiful diamond-cut design and Realme’s branding as well as a fingerprint scanner.
Here the Redmi Note 8 has a better display with bigger resolution and the protection of Gorilla Glass 5 while Realme 5 has a bigger display with a bigger aspect ratio. So in the case of display, Redmi Note 8 is a better smartphone than Realme 5.
Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 Performance
Looking at Redmi Note 8, it runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. The Redmi Note 8 is powered by 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor along with Adreno 616 GPU. It is paired with 4GB or 6GB RAM. With 4GB RAM you get 64GB storage and 64GB or 128GB storage with a 6GB RAM variant. For power, it brings a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging along with Type-C 2.0 port.
At the same time, Realme 5 works on Color OS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. It also works with 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor along with Adreno 616 GPU like Redmi Note 8. You get this phone in 3 variants – 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB. Relme5 features a dedicated SD card slot to expand the storage while Redmi Note 8 brings a hybrid SIM slot. For power, it got a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging along with a micro USB 2.0 port.
Here the battery of Realme 5 is bigger and it features a dedicated SD card slot instead of a hybrid while Redmi Note 8 offers better UI, fast charging and Type-C port. The processor of both phones is the same which is Snapdragon 665 – an upgrade over Snapdragon 660.
Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 Camera
Moving to their camera section for which both phones are special. The Redmi Note 8 is the world’s first smartphone with the quad-camera including a 48MP camera. At the back panel, it got a quad-camera setup including 48MP primary, an 8MP secondary ultra-wide, a 2MP dedicated macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor including an LED flash. For selfies and video calling, it brings a 13MP front camera inside the Notch.
On the other side, Realme 5 also brings a quad-camera setup on the back panel including 12MP primary, an 8MP secondary ultra-wide, a 2MP dedicated macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor including an LED flash. On the front panel, it also features a 13MP selfie camera inside the Notch.
Here the primary sensor of the rear camera is better in Redmi Note 8 while the other 3 and selfie camera is the same of both phones. So having 48MP camera, Redmi Note 8 is ahead over Realme 5.
Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 Price
Before speaking of the price of Redmi Note 8 let’s know you this phone is launched in China until now while Realme 5 is launched in India. Redmi Note 8 has 3 variants based on RAM & Storage – 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The price of its 4GB/64GB variant is CNY 999 around Rs. 10,000 while its 6GB/64GB variant costs CNY 1,199 around Rs. 12,000. At the same time, the cost of its high-end variant(6GB/128GB) is CNY 1,399 around Rs. 14,000.
On the other hand, Realme 5 also features 3 variants based on RAM & Storage – 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB. The price of its 3GB/32GB variant is Rs. 9,999 while its 4GB/64GB variant costs 10,999 Rupees. At the same time, its 4GB/128GB variant will cost you Rs. 11,999.
Coming to the conclusion, at Rs. 10,000, Redmi Note 8 offers better display(bigger resolution & Gorilla Glass 5), better camera, fast charging, Type-C port, better UI and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. On the other side, at the same price of Rs. 10,000, Realme 5 offers a bigger display(bigger aspect ratio & Gorilla Glass 3+), bigger battery, a dedicated SD card slot. But at this price, it offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while Redmi Note 8 features 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. For 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, Realme 5 costs Rs. 11,000.
The Redmi Note 8 is not launched in India until now, let’s see what will it cost in India for these features.