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Redmi Note 10 5G vs realme 8 5G Specs Comparison

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Today, we have a specs comparison of two new budget 5G devices with the Redmi Note 10 5G and realme 8 5G. Let's see who is better on paper.
Redmi Note 10 5G vs realme 8 5G Specs Comparison
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Redmi Note 10 5G vs realme 8 5G Specs Comparison

DeviceRedmi Note 10 5Grealme 8 5G
Display6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, AdaptiveSync tech (30/50/60/90Hz), FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 405 ppi6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD w/ 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 405 ppi
CPU
2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor
2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G57 MC2 (950MHz)Mali-G57 MC2 (950MHz)
RAM4GB/8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
ROM128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot up to 1TB128GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 1TB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/1.79 w/ PDAF  + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + dual LED flash48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.016MP f/2.1
Battery
5,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
5,000mAh w/ 18W Quick Charge
OSAndroid 11 w/ MIUI 12
Android 11 w/ realme UI 2.0
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, FM Radio, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 5G/SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, OTG, FM Radio, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, BeiDou, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, Hi-Res Audio, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Aurora Green
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Dolby Atmos, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Supersonic Blue, Supersonic Black
Dimensions161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight
190 g
185 g
PricePHP 9,990 (4GB/64GB), PHP 11,490 (8GB/128GB)PHP 11,990

Which is the better budget 5G device?

Build/Design - The Redmi Note 10 5G features an anti-fingerprint frosted glasstic curved back design available in Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, and Aurora Green colorways. It has Gorilla Glass 3 protection upfront but no mention of any kind of water resistance. It also has a rectangular camera bump at the back and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.
Premium look for the price
Premium look for the price

realme 8 5G has a glossy 3D curved glasstic material at the back. The camera hump at the back boasts a combination of plastic and glass. The frame is plastic with chamfered edges for better grip and the front panel is 2.5D glass. There is no mention of Gorilla Glass protection and water resistance here.
Everything inside the box
Everything inside the box

realme 8 5G has a slimmer body than the Redmi Note 10 5G. This is worth noting because it has the same battery capacity and even a triple-tray SIM slot to boot. It is also lighter as well.

Display - The Redmi Note 10 5G has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen with 90Hz refresh rate, AdaptiveSync tech (30/50/60/90Hz), FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution, and 405 ppi pixel density. It also has a punch-hole cutout for the 8MP selfie camera. It also has 500 nits of peak brightness.

realme 8 5G has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD with a 60Hz to 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution, and 405 ppi pixel density. It has a notch that houses the dual 16MP selfie setup. It has 600 nits of peak brightness.

The Redmi Note 10 5G takes a slight lead here with the AdaptiveSync tech that can intelligently switch from 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz to save battery when a high refresh rate is not needed. realme 8 5G has a 180Hz touch response rate though which is especially useful in-game. The difference in peak brightness is significant in terms of outdoors readability.
Not the highest type of 5G, but it works!
Redmi Note 10 5G speed test

Specs - The Redmi Note 10 5G features the 2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor, Mali-G57 MC2 (950MHz) GPU, up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
AnTuTu score of realme 8 5G
AnTuTu score of realme 8 5G

realme 8 5G has a 2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor, Mali-G57 MC2 (950MHz) GPU, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge.

It is a tie in terms of virtually everything in terms of performance specs. The only difference is that there is a 4GB variant for the Redmi Note 10 5G.
Redmi Note 10 5G cameras
Redmi Note 10 5G cameras

Cameras - Redmi Note 10 5G has a triple-camera setup with 48MP f/1.79 w/ PDAF  + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth and a dual LED flash. It also an 8MP selfie camera.

For realme 8 5G, it has a triple-camera setup with 48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono and a LED flash. For selfies, it has a 16MP sensor.

In terms of cameras, it is almost the same except for the dual-LED flash and the difference in secondary rear sensors. realme 8 5G has a bigger 16MP sensor for selfies though.

Other features - Redmi Note 10 5G has a side-mount fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, dual-band WiFi, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, IR Blaster, Hi-Res audio, dual-mic, and dual SIM.


realme 8 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, dual-band WiFi, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, OTG, NFC, FM Radio, dual-mic, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, BeiDou, and Dolby Atmos.

Redmi Note 10 5G advantages - Gorilla Glass protection, IR Blaster, Hi-Res Audio, slightly more affordable price tag
realme 8 5G advantages - Larger 16MP selfie camera, slimmer body, triple-tray slot

Our thoughts

Based on specs, they are evenly matched budget 5G-ready devices.

Both feature 5G connectivity, the same CPU, GPU, and battery. The two even have similar sensor sizes.

Redmi Note 10 5G has a better build with Gorilla Glass 3, more advanced adaptive display tech, Hi-Res Audio, and IR Blaster. realme 8 5G has a brighter screen, a bigger selfie camera, and a triple-tray slot.

What do you guys think?
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