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Redmi K20 vs Realme X Specs Comparison – Which Affordable Mid-Range Phone Should You Get?

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Now that the Redmi K20 has been unveiled, you might find yourself comparing it to the Realme X. Both come with nearly identical specs as well as prices. But which of the two is the better phone?

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Redmi K20 and Realme X Differences

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Redmi K20 and K20 Pro

Advantages of Redmi K20

  1. Glass body
  2. HDR 10 support
  3. triple-rear camera
  4. larger 20MP selfie camera
  5. larger 4000mAH battery
  6. Snapdragon 730
  7. 256GB option
  8. 24-bit hi-fi audio
  9. NFC

Advantages of Realme X

  1. larger 6.53″ display
  2. Dolby Atmos
  3. faster 20W VOOC 3.0 charging

Redmi K20 and Realme X Similarities

  1. AMOLED panel
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  4. fullscreen display
  5. pop-up selfie camera
  6. Android 9 Pie
  7. 48MP main sensor
  8. single selfie camera
  9. audio jack
  10. BT 5.0 with aptX HD
  11. USB Type-C
  12. FM Radio
  13. under-screen fingerprint scanner

Which is a better buy between the Redmi K20 and Realme X?

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Design

If you’re looking for that premium feel in the hands, the Redmi K20 brings exactly that with its glass body. Furthermore, the reflective design on the back is more intricate as it stands out from the rest. As for the display, there’s a better AMOLED screen on this device due to support for HDR10. With it, you can watch HDR content — boosting the overall picture quality for a better viewing experience.

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Performance

Spec-wise, the Redmi K20 gets a generational advantage with the Snapdragon 730 chipset. It’s also the only phone with the option to go up to 256GB. However, the Realme X is the cheaper handset due to its starting 4GB/64GB model.

Camera

The cameras will go again to the Redmi K20 thanks to the addition of 8MP f2.4 telephoto lens and 13MP f2.4 ultrawide lens alongside its 48MP f1.8 wide main sensor. Realme X ain’t too shabby tho with the 48MP f1.7 wide main lens accompanied by a 5MP f2.4 lens.

Both devices are sporting selfie pop-up camera — expect crisper quality from the 20MP f2.2 lens of the Redmi K20, but a wider field-of-view from the 16MP f2.0 wide sensor of the Realme X.

Battery

In terms of spec sheets, the Redmi K20 might last longer with its larger 4000mAh battery. But faster top-ups will go to the Realme X due to its faster 20W VOOC 3.0 charging (55% in 30mins).

Price

Both the Redmi K20 and Realme X are estimated to arrive around P14,990(6GB/128GB) before taxes. It seems like the K20 is the better overall device, so we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s slightly more expensive than its competition.

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Specs Redmi K20 Realme X
Display 6.39-inch Full FHD+ AMOLED screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, fullscreen display 6.53-inch AMOLED FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Fullscreen display
Dimensions 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191g 161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm , 191g
Chipset Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 616
Memory 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, hotspot, BT 5.0, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (18W fast charging) Non-removable Li-Ion 3765mAh battery (20W VOOC fast charging – 55% in 30 min )
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6
Official Price ~P14k before taxes (6GB/128GB) estimated from P14,990 up to P16,990
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