There’s a lot of exciting things about Realme 6 Pro. But before you praise the device for its awesome upgrades, Xiaomi did it first. You may have forgotten already, but Poco X2 was announced just a month ago with a faster screen refresh rate and nearly identical set of cameras. With that in mind, which is the better value phone?
Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2 Similarities and Differences
|Advantages of Realme 6 Pro||Advantages of Poco X2||Similarities|
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Which is a better buy between the Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2?
Design and Display
Starting with the design, the trend of glass vs fake glass continues here. Realme 6 Pro is sticking with all-polycarbonate build with splash resistance. While one may see it as a downside, it actually helps in making the device slightly lighter. As for Poco X2, it has an aluminum frame sandwiched by two Corning Gorilla Glass 5 thus having the more premium feel in the hand. If we have to choose between the two unapologetic designs, we really have to give it to Realme. It’s new and not boring.
When it comes to screen, judging by the spec sheet, Poco X2 already has the advantage. It has a faster 120Hz refresh rate which a few people can only see the difference versus 90Hz. However, we do have to mention that Realme 6 Pro has a 120Hz touch rate, in theory, it should recognize touch activities a bit faster. Where we think Poco has put the nail in the coffin is the addition of HDR10 support thanks to the display reaching 500 nits.
Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 730G – While 720G is the newer chipset in this comparison, 730G is the more powerful one. However, their differences are not that huge so you shouldn’t have any problem when it comes to gaming. What you’d like to take note of is the internal storage. Only Poco X2 has a model that reaches up to 256GB, however, you do have a dedicated microSD slot in Realme 6 Pro. Realme also has done a good job of delivering a closer-to-stock Android experience with its Realme UI. Unless you’re really into gaming, we’d rather have the newer chipset with a bit worse performance.
|Realme 6 Pro||Poco X2|
|Main Cameras||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.25″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
video recording up to FHD@30fps with EIS
|64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor |
video recording up to 4K @ 30fps with EIS
|Selfie Cameras||16 MP, f/2.0|
video recording up to FHD @ 30fps
|20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
video recording up to 1080p @ 30fps
64MP quad-cameras seems to be the trend within the affordable mid-range category. Thanks to the massive sensors, both devices can record up to 4K30fps and FHD120fps with EIS support. When it comes to real-world usage, you might find Realme 6 Pro’s cameras to be more useful. That’s because it has a 12MP telephoto lens that provides up to 2x optical zoom or lossless quality. It comes in handy when you need to isolate your subjects or looking to shoot street photography. The feeling stays the same when it comes to selfie cameras. With both sporting pill-shaped cutouts for two cameras, Realme still has the upper hand as its secondary sensor is of ultrawide which is more useful than a depth lens.
Neither of the two comes with stereo speakers, so you’re stuck with mono, south-firing speakers. However, you still get an audio jack with 24-bit support.
Battery and Charging
Capacity-wise, Poco X2 has the bigger size at 4500mAh. It supports 27W fast charging that allows you to go from 0-100% in 68mins. But since it needs to support 120Hz, you might find yourself charging more often. Albeit with the smaller 4300mAh, 90Hz seems to be just the right refresh rate for Realme 6 Pro. It also charges faster at a slightly higher rate at 30W, topping up in 57mins only.
As seen from the prices, the differences are little except for the top models. While we think both devices are worth your money, we feel like gaming and content consumption is better on Poco X2 while camera experience reigns on Realme 6 Pro.
- Realme 6 Pro – 6GB/64GB – INR 16,999(~P11,700)
- Realme 6 Pro – 6GB/128GB – INR 17,999(~P12,400)
- Realme 6 Pro – 8GB/128GB – INR 18,999(~P13,100)
- Poco X2 – 6GB/64GB – INR 15,999(~P11,500)
- Poco X2 – 6GB/128GB – INR 16,999(~P12,100)
- Poco X2 – 8GB/256GB – INR 19,999(~P14,250)
*Prices are before taxes, so official SRP will be different once the phones launch in the Philippines