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Xiaomi Mi 10T vs Realme X50 Pro 5G vs POCO F2 Pro Specs Comparison – No Contest?

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Before 2020 ends, Realme has something to uncover up its sleeve — and it’s the Realme X50 Pro that launched way back in February. Although the Philippines is only getting it in December, the package offered by the company’s flagship device still goes up against two of the best flagship killers today, the Xiaomi Mi 10T and POCO F2 Pro. With that in mind, which of the three is worth your time (and money)?

What Are the similarities?

The obvious similarity between the two is the Snapdragon 865 SoC, which means the raw performance of each is, more or less, the same. It also means that all three of them are 5G-ready devices, albeit single-SIM only. The memory combo slightly differs for the Mi 10T as you can only get it with 128GB internal storage, unlike the 256GB option on the F2 Pro and most likely the X50 Pro. And while the Mi 10T and F2 Pro go up to 8GB RAM, we’re not entirely sure if Realme will bring the 12GB/256GB model of their X50 Pro. You need to be mindful with your storage as neither one of them comes with expandable storage.

Camera-wise, all three are packing 64MP main camera, with 20MP selfies for the F2 Pro and Mi 10T. However, the latter device sports three main cameras only as opposed to the quad-camera setups of the others. As for the rest of the specs, we’re looking at Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, Bluetooth 5.1 version, NFC, and stereo speakers (except for the F2 Pro). 

We’re glad to report that all three are also packing frosted glass finish, depending on the color variant you choose. They are, of course, protected with Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum frame. But at this price point, there’s no IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. 

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How Xiaomi Mi 10T is Better Than The Rest?

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Out of the three, the Mi 10T has the fastest screen as it features up to 144Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. This translates to smooth and fluid UI navigation and an incredibly responsive gaming experience for competitive gamers. While you do get the fastest screen here, you have to get used to IPS LCD that already comes with HDR10+ support and 650 nits peak brightness. Although you don’t get AMOLED levels of contrast ratio, as per testing, the Mi 10T’s LCD is almost as good as OLED. On top of that, you don’t have to worry about screen burn-in that plagues all OLED-based devices.

Due to the use of LCD, the fingerprint scanner is situated on the right-hand side, embedded on the power button. It may not be as impressive as an in-display scanner, but this implementation means a faster and more accurate unlocking process. 

Together with the F2 Pro, the Mi 10T is capable of up to [email protected] video recording. There’s no OIS, but the EIS kicks in up to [email protected] whether it’s the wide or ultrawide lens you’re using. The third lens on the back is of 5MP f2.4 macro, and the selfie camera is capped at [email protected] and [email protected] 

Powering a 6.67″ LCD and 144Hz refresh rate, the Mi 10T’s 5000mAh battery can last a whole day with spare for the next if you’re using it conservatively. The 33W fast charger lets you go from zero to full in over 60 minutes, but you can always set the refresh rate to either 90Hz or 60Hz for longer in-between charges. 

Xiaomi Mi 10T bests the other two devices with its fast screen, backed up by a massive battery. The display may not be for all, but LCD definitely has its advantages over OLED, like the lack of burn-in problem in the long run. 

How POCO F2 Pro is Better Than The Rest?

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Xiaomi, or rather POCO, made the conscious decision not to include a fast refresh on the F2 Pro to save cost, as it’s already using a more expensive AMOLED panel. In exchange for fluidity and speed, you get an eye-popping screen quality that shows perfect black levels and saturated (but accurate) colors. When it comes to brightness, the F2 Pro is the same as the Mi 10T, offering 500 nits typical. There’s HDR10+ support as well for those who want to take advantage of the higher dynamic range. 

Unlike the Mi 10T, the F2 Pro started with Android 10 out of the box. However, MIUI 12 based on Android 11 is already starting to trickle down to devices worldwide, so the F2 Pro should receive its update very soon. 

On paper, the camera specs of the F2 Pro is nearly the same as the Mi 10T, with only the exception of a 2MP depth lens and a 5MP lens for telephoto/macro. Based on the reviews, the 5MP acts more like a macro with autofocus capabilities more than a telephoto that zooms in without loss in quality. So if you’re looking for a telescopic camera on a phone, you won’t find it here. 

Switching to the selfie camera, only the F2 Pro offers a motorized pop-up camera for a “true” fullscreen experience. It means there’s no notch nor pinhole to obstruct when consuming content. 

If there’s one thing the F2 Pro has and the two don’t, it’s the headphone jack.

The battery capacity of the F2 Pro is slightly lower than the Mi 10T at 4700mAh, bundled with a 30W fast charger. But the lack of a fast refresh rate and the use of AMOLED only means longer screen time than the Mi 10T, at least on paper. 

POCO F2 Pro is still an excellent choice for those who value screen quality and battery at the same time. By getting it, you also get the bonus of a true fullscreen experience and the headphone jack that’s slowly going obsolete. 

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How Realme X50 Pro 5G is Better Than The Rest?

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Despite being late to the party, the X50 Pro offers compelling reasons to buy it over the two devices. First and foremost, it combines the best of both worlds in the AMOLED and 90Hz refresh rate. You basically get a punchy screen with a decent refresh rate that’s enough for almost anyone to see the difference between 60Hz, at the same time, without draining the battery too much.

Some may not find the smaller 6.44″ screen of the X50 Pro a good thing, but for someone who values reachability over screen size, it’s very appreciated. And yes, there’s HDR10+ support as well.

Camera-wise, the X50 Pro has the most versatile quad-camera setup in this comparison. Aside from featuring a massive 64MP main sensor, there’s a true telephoto lens in the 12MP that offers 2x optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom. Having that capability means crisper shots and small quality drawbacks when capturing zoomed-in shots. As for the rest of the cameras, you’re looking at an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth. What’s interesting is that the lack of 8K video recording; however, the feature isn’t a necessity in 2020, especially when 8K videos are lacking and video conferencing is stuck at a mere 1080p.

Another area the X50 Pro excels in is selfies. Despite the dual-pinhole design, it’s still a dual-selfie device that offers 32MP wide and 8MP ultrawide for group shots. And if you’re into it, there’s up to [email protected] slo-mo video recording. 

At 4200mAh, the X50 Pro has the smallest battery capacity of the group. While we are worried about how long the battery can last in a workday, it appears that it wouldn’t be an issue, thanks to the impressive 65W fast charger. Within 35 minutes, you’re basically topped up.

Lastly, the X50 Pro comes with Android 11 out of the box and is the first device to come with Realme UI 2.0.

With Realme X50 Pro, not only you’re getting a fast screen on an AMOLED, but you’re also getting one of the fastest charging phones with dual-selfie cameras. It’s a 1-2 punch to both Mi 10T and POCO F2 Pro that struggled to offer the best of both worlds. That said, the only thing that’s keeping up from fully recommending the device is its price. 

You can check the price breakdown below:

  • Mi 10T – 6GB/128GB – Php19,990 (goes as low as Php17,990 during sale)
    • 8GB/128GBGB – Php20,990 (goes as low as Php19,990 during sale)
  • POCO F2 Pro – 6GB/128GB – Php26,990 (goes as low as Php18,990 during sale)
    • 8GB/256GB – Php29,990 (goes as low as Php26,990 during sale)
  • Realme X50 Pro – (no specific model nor price yet)

Even if Realme X50 Pro arrives at a competitive price point, it’s going to be tough for the company’s flagship to best both the Mi 10T and the F2 Pro due to their discounted periods, at least when it comes to the price tag. But if one can look past the price and focus on the advantages of the X50 Pro, you still have one of the best deals on a budget flagship phone. 

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Specs Xiaomi Mi 10T Realme X50 Pro  POCO F2 Pro
Display 6.67″ IPS LCD FHD+ 144Hz HDR10+ 6.44″ FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz HDR10+ 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED, HDR10+, DCI-P3 100%, 60Hz
Design aluminum frame, back-to-back Gorilla Glass 5 plastic and glass, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back Gorilla Glass 5 for the front and back, pop-up selfie, metal frame
Dimensions and Weight 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.3 mm, 216g 159 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm, 205g 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm, 218g
CPU/Chipset Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
/ Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
/ Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
/ Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 620 Adreno 650
RAM 6GB 8GB/12GB 6GB/8GB
Storage 128GB UFS 3.1 non-expandable 128GB/256GBGB UFS 3.0 non-expandable 128GB/256GB UFS3.0/UFS 3.1, non-expandable storage
Main Camera
  • 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
  • video up to [email protected] with EIS
  • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 12 MP, f/2.5, 54mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), PDAF
  • 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth)
  • video recording up to [email protected] with EIS
  • 64 MP, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 5 MP, 50mm (telephoto), AF, 2x optical zoom
  • 13 MP, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP, (depth)
  • video recording up to 8K30fps with EIS and OIS
Selfie Camera
  • 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • video recording up to [email protected] with EIS
  • Motorized pop-up 20 MP, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
  • video recording up to FHD120fps
Connectivity & Ports 5G, LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6, GPS, USB-C, Infrared blaster, NFC 5G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-C, NFC 5G, LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6, GPS, audio jack, USB-C, Infrared blaster, NFC
Security face unlock, side-mounted fingerprint scanner face unlock, in-display scanner optical under-screen fingerprint scanner, face unlock
Battery 5000mAh(33W, PD) 4200mAh(65W – up to 100% in 35 minutes) 4700mAh 33W Quick Charge 4+ or Power Delivery (0-100% in 63 minutes)
Audio stereo speakers, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, Hi-res dual-speaker, aptX HD, Hi-res loudspeaker, Hi-res audio, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
OS Android 10, MIUI 12 Android 11; Realme UI 2.0 Android 10.0; MIUI 11
Colors Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver Moss Green, Rust Red Grey, Purple, White, Blue
Price Php19,990 and Php20,990 TBD P26,990 and P29,990
Release Date October 2020 (Philippines) December 2020 (Philippines) June 15, 2020 (Philippines)

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