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    Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

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    26th Apr 2021

    Today, we will compare Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max where Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 both were launched in India in 2021 on 28th April, 2021 and 24th March, 2021 respectively. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max was introduced to the Indian smartphone buyers on 12th March, 2020. As we move further with this article, we will be discussing detailed specifications of all the three phones. Realme 8 5G price in India is Rs. 13,999 vs Realme 8 price in India is Rs. 14,998 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price in India is Rs. 15,499. 

    Also Read : Realme Mobile Price List In India

    Review Summary

    Realme 8 5G is a mid-range smartphone which is one of the least expensive 5G smartphones. It comes with an average build quality but the performance of the smartphone remains decent along with a great battery life. Realme 8 is also a mid-range device that boasts a massive battery, a Super AMOLED display and a gaming chipset. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a premium looking mid-range smartphone that comes with a faster charging capacity and slightly better camera performance. Moving ahead with the article, we will compare Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. 

    Also Read : Xiaomi Mobile Price List In India

    Processor and Storage

    Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 both are based on Android v11 and are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 and MediaTek Helio G95 respectively. Realme 8 5G can take multitasking, switching between apps and day-to-day usage very easily. Graphic-intensive games can be played at medium settings without heating up but the phone gets a bit warm. Realme 8 can easily handle daily activities and also multitasking isn’t a huge task. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max runs on Android v10 (Q) and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. The phone can take plenty of tasks and even graphic-heavy games aren’t an issue on the phone. The games only cause a hike in the core temperature of the smartphone which is normal. 

    When we compare Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in terms of storage, all the three phones are available in three different variants which are 128GB, 8GB RAM, 128GB, 4GB RAM and 64GB, 4GB RAM in Realme 8 5G. The variants are 128GB, 4GB RAM, 128GB, 6GB RAM and 128GB, 8GB RAM in Realme 8. On the other hand, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 128GB, 6GB RAM, 128GB, 8GB RAM and 64GB, 6GB RAM. All the three phones support expandable storage up to 1TB, 256GB and 512GB in all the three phones respectively. 

    Also Read : Realme 8 5G Review 

    Camera

    Realme 8 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup of a 48MP primary camera, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the other hand, Realme 8 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max both have a quad camera setup with similar 64MP primary camera and 8MP ultra wide angle camera. However, Realme 8 comes with a 2MP macro sensor and 2MP mono camera whereas Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. 

    Considering Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max front cameras, Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 have 16MP single selfie cameras whereas Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 32MP single selfie camera. 

    Also Read : Best mobile phones under 20,000

    Battery

    Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 both come with 5,000mAh batteries with Quick, 18W fast charging support and Dart, 30W fast charging support respectively. Realme 8 charges up to 100% in 65 minutes. On the other hand, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a 5,020mAh battery with Fast, 33W charging support that charges up to 50% in 30 minutes. 

    Also Read : Best mobile phones under 15,000

    In the above article, we have compared Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max so that you can choose the best smartphone for yourself among the three.

    Key Feature Comparison

    Realme 8 5G
    ₹15,499
    8/10
    Realme 8
    ₹14,999
    8/10
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
    ₹15,499
    8/10
    Realme 8 5G
    Realme 8 5G
    8/10
    ₹15,499
    8/10
    VS
    Realme 8
    Realme 8
    8/10
    ₹14,999
    8/10
    VS
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
    8/10
    ₹15,499
    8/10
    Display
    Screen Size
    6.5 inches
    6.4 inches
    6.67 inches
    Screen Type
    IPS LCD
    Super AMOLED
    IPS LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    Pixel Density
    405 ppi
    409 ppi
    395 ppi
    Aspect Ratio
    20:09
    20:09
    20:09
    Screen to Body Ratio
    90.50%
    90.80%
    84.73%
    Screen Design
    Punch hole
    Punch hole
    Punch hole
    Screen Refresh Rate
    90 Hz
    60 Hz
    60 Hz
    Screen Quality
    FHD
    FHD
    FHD
    Display Colours
    16.7M
    -
    -
    Peak Brightness
    600 nits
    1000 nits
    450 nits
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants
    4GB 64GB, 8GB 128GB, 4GB 128GB
    8GB 128GB, 6GB 128GB, 4GB 128GB
    6GB 64GB, 8GB 128GB, 6GB 128GB
    Expandable Storage
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    RAM Type
    LPDDR4X
    LPDDR4X
    LPDDR4X
    Storage Type
    UFS 2.1
    -
    UFS 2.1
    Expandable Storage Capacity
    Yes, 1 TB
    Yes, 256 GB
    Yes, 512 GB
    OTG Support
    Yes
    -
    Yes
    Miscellaneous Features
    Sensors
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Performance
    Operating System
    Android v11
    Android v11
    Android v10 (Q)
    GPU
    Mali-G57 MC2
    Mali-G76 MC4
    Adreno 618
    Chipset
    MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833
    MediaTek Helio G95
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
    CPU
    Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
    Octa core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 465 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 465)
    Octa core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 465 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 465)
    Custom User Interface
    Realme UI
    Realme UI
    MIUI
    Clock Speed
    2.2 GHz
    2.3 GHz
    2.3 GHz
    Architecture
    64 bit
    64 bit
    64 bit
    Process Technology
    7 nm
    12 nm
    8 nm
    Battery
    Battery Capacity
    5000 mAh
    5000 mAh
    5020 mAh
    Battery Removable
    No
    No
    No
    Battery Type
    Li-ion
    Li-ion
    Li-Polymer
    Charger Type
    Quick, 18W
    Yes, Dart, 30W
    Fast, 33W
    USB Type-C
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Fast Charging
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Charging Time
    -
    100 % in 65 minutes
    50 % in 30 minutes
    General
    Announced On
    28-Apr-21
    24-Mar-21
    12-Mar-20
    Market Status
    Available
    Available
    Available
    Brand
    Realme
    Realme
    Xiaomi
    Model Number
    RMX3241
    RMX3085
    -
    Price Status
    Confirmed
    Confirmed
    Confirmed
    Price
    Rs. 14,999
    Rs. 14,999
    Rs. 14,569
    Network & Connectivity
    GPS
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio Features
    Hi-Res Audio
    -
    -
    NFC
    No
    No
    No
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    3.5mm Audio Jack
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Bluetooth Type
    v5.1
    v5.1
    v5.0
    Audio Jack
    3.5 mm
    3.5 mm
    3.5 mm
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording
    1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
    1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
    1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera Features
    Fixed Focus
    -
    HDR, panorama
    Front Camera Setup
    Single, 16MP
    Single, 16MP
    Single, 32MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution
    16 MP
    16 MP
    32 MP
    Front Camera 1 Type
    f/2.1, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    f/2.45, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens
    25.6 mm focal length, 3.1" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size
    3" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size
    1.6 micrometre pixel size
    Front Aperture
    f/2.1
    f/2.45
    -
    Front Sensor
    -
    Exmor RS
    -
    Front Flash
    -
    Yes, Screen flash
    -
    Design
    Weight
    185 grams
    177 grams
    209 grams
    Colors
    Supersonic Blue, Supersonic Black
    Cyber Silver, Cyber Black
    Aurora Blue , Glacier White, Interstellar Black , Champagne Gold
    Dimensions
    162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm
    160.6 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
    165.5 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm
    SAR Value
    Head: 1.190 W/kg, Body: 1.173 W/kg
    -
    Head: 0.880 W/kg, Body: 0.475 W/kg
    Build
    -
    Back: Plastic
    Back: Gorilla Glass
    Network
    Network Support
    5G
    4G
    4G
    SIM Size
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    Wi-Fi
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO
    SIM Slot(s)
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIM
    No
    No
    No
    Wi-Fi Features
    Mobile Hotspot
    Mobile Hotspot
    Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
    VoLTE
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    SIM 1 Bands
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Rear Camera
    Rear Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording
    1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
    3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps
    3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 960 fps
    Rear Camera Features
    10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera Setup
    Triple, 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
    Quad, 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
    Quad, 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution
    48 MP
    64 MP
    64 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Type
    f/1.8 (upto 10x Digital Zoom), Wide Angle (79 degree field-of-view) Primary Camera
    f/1.79 (upto 10x Digital Zoom), Wide Angle (80 degree field-of-view) Primary Camera
    f/1.89 (upto 10x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens
    25.4 mm focal length, 2" sensor size, 0.8 micrometre pixel size
    25.18 mm focal length, 2" sensor size, 0.7 micrometre pixel size
    1.7" sensor size, 1.6 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution
    2 MP
    8 MP
    8 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Type
    f/2.4, Macro Camera
    f/2.25, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens
    21.9 mm focal length, 5.0" sensor size, 1.75 micrometre pixel size
    15.53 mm focal length, 4.0" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
    1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 3 Resolution
    2 MP
    2 MP
    5 MP
    Rear Camera 3 Type
    f/2.4, Depth Camera
    f/2.4, Macro Camera
    Macro Camera
    Rear Camera 3 Lens
    21.9 mm focal length, 5.0" sensor size, 1.75 micrometre pixel size
    21.88 mm focal length, 5.0" sensor size, 1.75 micrometre pixel size
    1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 4 Resolution
    2 MP
    2 MP
    2 MP
    Rear Camera 4 Type
    Mono Camera
    f/2.4 Mono Camera
    Depth Camera
    Rear Sensor
    ISOCELL Plus
    Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
    CMOS image sensor, ISOCELL Plus
    Rear Aperture
    f/1.8
    f/1.79
    f/1.89
    Slow-Motion Videos
    Yes
    -
    -
    Rear Camera 4 Lens
    -
    21.64 mm focal length, 5.0" sensor size, 1.75 micrometre pixel size
    1.75 micrometre pixel size
    Sensors
    Fingerprint Scanner
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Fingerprint Scanner Position
    Side
    On-Screen
    Side
    Fingerprint Scanner Type
    Optical
    Optical
    -
    Face Unlock
    Yes
    Yes
    -

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