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Realme 6 Pro vs Poco X2 Specs Comparison – Can Xiaomi Still Win It All?

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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

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Advantages of Realme 6 ProAdvantages of Poco X2Similarities
  • dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB

  • 12MP f2.5 telephoto

  • 8MP f2.2 ultrawide selfie

  • Bluetooth 5.1

  • 30W VOOC 4.0 (100% in 57mins)

  • 202g

  • Orange color
  • 120Hz

  • glass back, aluminum frame

  • 8.8mm

  • HDR10 display

  • 500 nits typical brightness

  • Snapdragon 730G

  • 256GB model

  • 2MP f2.4 depth (main and selfie)

  • 20MP f2.2 selfie sensor

  • 4500mAH battery

  • Purple color

  • Snapdragon 730G

  • Infrared


  • splash-resistant build

  • IPS LCD

  • FHD+ resolution

  • 6.6" screen

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5

  • 20:9 aspect ratio

  • Android 10

  • 6GB/64GB base model

  • 64MP quad-cameras(up to 4K video recording with EIS)

  • dual-selfie cameras

  • audio jack (24-bit support)

  • Wi-Fi ac

  • USB-C

  • side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Which is a better buy between the Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2?

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    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.

    READ: Realme 6 vs Realme 6 Pro Specs Comparison – 90Hz on a Budget!

    Performance

    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.

    Cameras

     Realme 6 ProPoco X2
    Main Cameras48 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 Cameras16 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.

    Audio

    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.

    Verdict

    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

    READ: Realme X50 vs Redmi K30 Specs Comparison – Affordable 120Hz Phones!

    Specs Poco X2 Realme 6 Pro
    Display 6.67-inch FHD+, IPS LCD, dual-pinhole, 120Hz, 500nits typical brightness, HDR10 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, up to 480nits, 90Hz, 120Hz touch rate
    Design metal frame, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back and front, frosted-glass finish, splash-resistant polycarbonate body, splash-resistant
    Dimensions and Weight 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm, 208g 163.9 x 75.8 x 9.4 mm, 195g
    CPU/Chipset Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
    GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
    RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB/8GB
    Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB with a shared MicroSD up to 256GB 64GB/128GB with a dedicated MicroSD up to 256GB
    Main Camera
    • 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
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 12 MP, f/2.5, 54mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
    • 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm|
    • video recording up to 4K @ 30fps with EIS
    Selfie Camera
    • 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
    • 16 MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • video recording up to 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps
    Connectivity & Ports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi ac, GPS, USB-C, audio jack 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi ac, GPS, USB-C, audio jack
    Security side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock
    Battery 4500mAh with 27W fast charging (100% in 68 minutes) 4300mAh with 30W fast charging (100% in 57mins)
    Audio mono, south-firing speaker mono south-firing speaker
    OS Android 10.0; MIUI 11 Android 10.0; Realme UI
    Colors Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red Lightning Blue, Lightning Orange, Lightning Red
    Price INR 15,999 (~P11,500) – INR 19,999(~P14,250) INR 16,999(~P11,700) to INR 18,999(~P13,100)
    Release Date Feb 11, 2020 (India), TBD (Philippines) March 13, 2020 (India), TBD (Philippines)

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