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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme XT: Specs Comparison

Xiaomi and Realme are back with new phones and just like clockwork – we’re also back with another specs comparison.

Both Xiaomi and Realme have recently released two great phones in their line ups. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – which is expected to be released this November 2019. And the Realme XT that is now available in the Philippines.

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The two phones definitely share some similarities with one another as they both have the same key selling points. But which is the better option out of the two? Let’s get this Spec Comparison started then!

Let’s start talking about the latest phone out of the two – the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. The first thing that grabbed my attention in this phone is its 5 camera set up. The phone has 5 cameras and a whopping 108-megapixel main camera. Making it the first to have this sensor.

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Meanwhile, the Realme XT’s main feature would probably be its main camera – which is also a flagship-level 64-megapixel main shooter.

From a numbers standpoint, the XT comes up short in the camera count as it only has a quad-camera setup. But I honestly believe you won’t notice the difference unless you’re a camera enthusiast or a professional.

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At a glance, you might think that the Mi Note 10 is the clear cut winner in this race – but is it really though? Luckily, with our Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme XT specs comparison, you’ll be able to see the main difference between the two. Hopefully, you can decide on which phone to buy at the end of this comparison.

 Xiaomi Mi Note 10Realme XT
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0
MIUI 11
Android 9 Pie
ColorOS 6
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.47-inch AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
~398 ppi
87.8% screen-to-body ratio
6.4-inch Super AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
~403 ppi
84.3% screen-to-body ratio
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
RAM6GB
8GB (Premium Edition)
8GB
GPUAdreno 618Adreno 616
Storage128GB
256GB (Premium Edition)
non-expandable
128GB
expandable up to 256GB
Front camera32-megapixel
f/2.0
16-megapixel
f/2.0
Rear Camera108-megapixel (f/1.7, 7P Lens, OIS)
12-megapixel (f/2.0. Portrait)
5-megapixel (50x digital zoom, OIS)
20-megapixel (f/2.2, ultrawide)
2-megapixel (f/2.4, macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
64-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
Super Nightscape
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityUnder-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Under-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB Type-C
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Dimensions157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7mm158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6mm
Weight208g183g
ColorsAurora Green
Glacier White
Midnight Black
Pearl White
Pearl Blue
Battery5,260mAH
30W fast-charging
4,000mAh
VOOC 3.0 20W fast-charging
Price6GB/128GB: EUR549 (~Php30,700)
8GB/26GB: EUR649 (~Php36,300)
Php16,990

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As you can see, both phones share some similarities with one another. But, they do differ in some key areas. Similarities between the two phones include the use of a Type-C port, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a headphone jack. Pretty standard stuff.

Both devices also offer similar displays. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 6.47-inch display compared to the 6.4-inch screen size of the Realme XT. Both phones use Super AMOLED panels and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. However, the curved edges on the Mi Note 10 sure look more attractive.

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From a performance standpoint, they both have mid-range processors. The Mi Note 10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chip compared to the Realme XT’s Snapdragon 712.

That also means that the Mi Note 10 has an Adreno 618 versus the Adreno 616 of the latter. Performance-wise, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 barely takes the win over the Realme XT.

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On the camera aspect, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 108-megapixel (7P Lens) main camera – along with a 12-megapixel portrait camera, 5-megapixel (up to 5x digital zoom), 20-megapixel (ultrawide) and a 2-megapixel (macro).

That’s obviously better than the Realme XT, at least on paper. The Realme XT has a 64-megapixel, 8-megapixel (ultrawide), 2-megapixel (macro) and a 2-megapixel (depth sensor). In this part, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 clearly takes the win thanks to its 5-camera set up and the whopping 108-megapixel main camera

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On the battery front, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. That’s obviously better than the competition. But still, the 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 20W fast-charging support on the Realme XT is still one of the best in the market.

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Before we start talking about the price – you might be wondering about the huge difference between the two phones. Currently, only the Euro price for the Mi Note 10 is released to the public. Which is EUR549 (~Php30,600).

Don’t panic just yet as Euro prices are generally more expensive when compared to the prices in other market, especially here in Asia.

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So for a more fair comparison, we should check out the SRP of the Mi Note 10’s Chinese version, the Mi CC9 Pro. This one starts a CNY2,799 (~Php20,200) for the 6GB/128GB model. While the top-of-the-line 8GB/256GB version is at CNY3,099 (~Php22,300).

Due to the Mi Note 10’s features and specs –  we expect its price in the Philippines to be higher than the Realme XT’s Php 16,990 price tag.

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Bottom line, it’s obvious that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 takes the win in this matchup. Even though they’re at a standstill when it comes to the processor and display, Its superior camera and the bigger battery is enough to take this battle.

But if its price is too much for you once it’s announced, the Realme XT is definitely a great second option.

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