Recently, the these two amazing smartphones launched in the market. Poco X2 with the Realme X2 and it was a beautiful neck to neck battle in which we found that the Poco X2 offers a slightly better overall package. When it comes to especially due to its price. According to the reviews, it is time to face Poco X2 against a rival from his own territory, which is even more affordable: the Redmi Note 8 Pro. If you are confused between these two phones here’s our comparison chart.
While, equipped with a powerful processor, impressive camera specifications, a large battery, and a premium design, the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers a lot for the money,.On paper, the Redmi Note 8 Pro seems pretty even with its cousin, but is it the best purchase or does it make sense to pay a premium for the Poco X2? Let’s find out.
Poco X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro prices and variants
The Poco X2 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The following variant doubles storage with the same amount of RAM and the high-end variant offers 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage in Rs. 19,999. These are very good prices for what is offered.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes in three variants, but they are all priced lower than Poco’s offers. The Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs. 13,999 for 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; going up to Rs. 15,999 for 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and Rs. 17,999 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The high-end version of the Note 8 Pro does not have as much storage as the X2, but you can use a microSD card.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is clearly more affordable than the Poco X2, in all variants, and is also easier to buy, thanks to the limited supplies of the Poco X2 shortly after its launch, resulting in a flash sales period. However, there is a reason why the Little X2 costs a little more, which we will see in a moment.
Poco X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro design and style
As both smartphones have a very good build quality and look very elegant. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in a more sober choice of colors, while the Poco X2 comes in brighter and more striking finishes. The glass backs on both phones are scratch resistant, which increases the feeling of quality. Both have similar weights and thicknesses, although the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a bit lighter.
Poco X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro performance and games
The Redmi Note 8 Pro works with MediaTek Helio G90T, a powerful game-oriented SoC. The Poco X2 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which is the same as the Realme X2. Both are eight-core processors, but Qualcomm’s offer is based on the new 8 nm manufacturing process, compared to the 12 nm process for the Helio G90T. On paper, this should make it more energy-efficient.
Both processors are more than capable of handling everyday tasks, and with normal use, we do not notice any stuttering or delay in the interface or when performing multiple tasks on any of the phones. We tested the usual games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends on both phones and these games worked very well. The Redmi Note 8 Pro was able to run both games with high graphic quality, but after about 20 minutes of play, we noticed that the phone got quite hot. The Poco X2 also warmed up a little after the same amount of time, but not as much as the Redmi.
The Final Verdict
It was a close fight between the Poco X2 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro but between the two, we feel that the Poco X2 is worth the premium it guidelines. For the extra money, you get fewer ads in MIUI, a smoother display, and more capable cameras for shooting video. The Poco X2 is a little bulkier than the Redmi Note 8 Pro and it only comes in flashy color trims, but other than this, there’s little to complain about.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has long been our go-to recommendation in this segment, and even now, the base variant is still one of the best phones you can buy for under Rs. 15,000. However, when it comes to the higher-end variants, the Poco X2 offers better value for just a bit more money.