Two of the biggest underdogs in the mobile industry just launched their first flagship smartphones for 2020.

First, we have the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G. The highly-anticipated and heavily leaked smartphone from the Chinese tech company.

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Keeping its Xiaomi’s DNA, the Mi 10 Pro 5G features a lot of high-end features. All crammed inside a smartphone that’s way cheaper than well-known and prominent brands.

However, that’s not the only bang-for-the-buck flagship that came out this month. Just recently, the Realme 5 Pro 5G was also announced. The emerging brand’s most powerful device packs a lot of features that will put other flagships to shame.


But can Realme’s latest also take on Xiaomi’s premium offering? We find out in our Realme X50 Pro 5G versus Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G specifications and features comparison.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Realme X50 Pro 5G
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Android 10
Realme UI
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core
Vapor Cooling System
2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core
Vapor Cooling System
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
UFS 3.0
UFS 3.0
Front camera20-megapixel32-megapixel
8-megapixel (ultra-wide)
Rear Camera108-megapixel primary (f/1.69, OIS)
20-megapixel (ultra-wide f/2.2)
8-megapixel (Telephoto, OIS)
12-megapixel (Portrait lens)
50x hybrid zoom
8K video recording
LED flash
64-megapixel (f/1.8)
12-megapixel (telephoto, f/2.5)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide/macro)
2-megapixel (monochrome)
20x hybrid zoom
4K video recording
LED flash
AudioStereo speakers
Super linear speaker
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res Audio
Super linear speaker
No headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-band, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB Type-C
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
USB Type-C
Other features10W Reverse Wireless Charging
Thermal Fan Attachment
(sold separately)
Dimensions162.6 x 74.8 x 8.96 mm158.96 x 74.24 x 8.9mm
Moss Green
Rust Red
50W wired fast charging
30W wireless fast charging
65W wired charging compatible
65W SuperDart charge
Price8GB/256GB: CNY4,999 (~Php36,200)
12GB/256GB: CNY5,499 (~Php39,800)
12GB/512GB: CNY5,999 (~Php43,400)
6GB/128GB: INR37,999 (~Php26,900)
8GB/128GB: INR39,999 (~Php28,400)
12GB/256GB: INR44,999 (~Php31,900)


As you just saw, both the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G and the Realme X50 Pro 5G are equally interesting smartphones, especially in the flagship market. But which between the two is actually worth your money? Well, answering that question is not straightforward.

The main consideration is the price. While both are value-oriented devices, the Xiaomi device is slightly more expensive than Realme’s. But the price difference is actually reasonable.


The Realme X50 Pro 5G already offers a great value for the price. It has a 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with a fast 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

You’re getting the same panel on the Mi 10 Pro. But for the extra price you’d be paying, you’re getting a bigger 6.67-inch screen estate.


The X50 Pro 5G has a 64-megapixel primary camera. That’s partnered with a 12-megapixel telephoto, 2-megapixel portrait monochrome sensor, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide that doubles as a macro lens.

That’s definitely an appealing set of cameras for a value-oriented flagship. But if you can stretch your budget a bit more, you can get the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and its better 108-megapixel primary hooter, 20-megapixel ultra-wide, 8-megapixel telephoto, and 12-megapixel portrait lens.

As a bonus, you’re also getting Optical Image Stabilization, 8K video recording (versus 4K), and 50x hybrid zoom (versus 20x zoom).


The Mi 10 Pro also has other features that the X50 Pro 5G lacks. There’s the 10W reverse wireless charging support, 30W fast wireless charging, and a proprietary thermal fan attachment that you can buy separately for CNY129 (~Php900).



But if you don’t mind having a slightly smaller screen, slightly inferior camera and wireless charging featurs, then you might want to save some cash and settle with the Realme X50 Pro 5G instead.

It still has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor with 5G support, stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and an identical display panel.


The interesting part is it has some features that are better than the Mi 10 Pro. For one, there are the dual-cameras on the front. Realme X50 Pro 5G sports a 32-megapixel sensor for selfies and 8-megapixel ultra-wide for group shots. That’s obviously better than the single 20-megapixel front-facing camera of the former.

Both devices do come with 65W wired charging support, but the Realme X50 Pro comes with a 65W SuperDard adapter included the box. Meanwhile, the Mi 10 Pro only ships with a 50W fast charger.


Bottom line is, the Realme X50 Pro is definitely the closest you can get to a feature-packed flagship smartphone without breaking the bank. But if you don’t mind spending a bit more, you can still get your money’s worth with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

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