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Realme 5 Pro Vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which One To Choose?

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Realme 5 Pro Vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which One To Choose?

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On the 20th of August, Realme launched two new smartphones which include the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. As the name suggests, the latter is a beefed-up variant and it sports a better chipset and camera. Going by its pricing, the newly launched device competes against the Redmi Note 7 Pro which is one of the best value smartphones in this segment available in the country. 

Both the handsets from Realme and Redmi have similar specs which make it difficult for the consumer to choose the best option. To help solve the dilemma we have laid out the different aspects of the Realme 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Consequently, after reading the article you will determine which device suits your need and which one you should pick if you planning to buy a mid-ranger. 

Design and Build

In terms of build, both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 5 Pro have glass on the front and back which is held together with a polycarbonate chassis. The front of the two handsets have a waterdrop notch display which provides them with an elegant look.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro is offered in four colour variants which include Nebula Red, Neptune Blue, Space Black and Astro White. In contrast, the Realme 5 Pro is offered in two variants which include Crystal Green and Crystal Blue. 

Based on our design preferences, we feel the holographic rear panel of the Realme 5 Pro looks more appealing therefore we give it the first round. 

Display
Redmi Note 7 Pro

Both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 5 Pro are equipped with an LCD display that measures 6.3 inch. Moreover, the resolution of the display panel on the two smartphones is 409 ppi and they have an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. 

While the former is safeguarded with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 the latter settles down with the Gorilla Glass 3. Due to better display protection, Redmi Note 7 Pro wins this round.

Battery
Realme 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging. On the other hand, the Realme 5 Pro has a slightly larger battery which has a capacity of 4,035 mAh and it also supports VOOC 3.0 technology. 

The technology allows the smartphone to be charged with a maximum power of 20 W which is tad bid higher than the Note 7 Pro. However, the Realme 5 Pro ships with a 20 W compatible charger whereas its competitor is shipped with a 10 W charger. Slightly bigger battery and in-box fast charger make Realme’s offering take this round. 

Chipset
Redmi Note 7 Pro

Both the smartphones are kitted with Qualcomm chipsets. While the Realme 5 Pro packs the Snapdragon 712 SoC, the Redmi Note 7 Pro packs the Snapdragon 675 SoC. 

Chipsets on both smartphones consist of Octa-Core CPU though they have disparate GPUs. The SD712 incorporates the Adreno 616 while the SD675 Adreno 612 GPU. Although we are yet to test the Realme’s offering, the performance that the two can churn out is expected to be comparable. Therefore, based on the assumptions this round results in a tie. 

Other Features
Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Connectivity options on the two smartphones are also heterogenous which include dual 4G VoLTE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack and the bottom-mounted USB Type C port which can be used for charging and data transfer. 

Both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 5 Pro also have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which allows to rapidly and securely bypass the lock screen. However, one feature that only the former offers, is an IR blaster. Although not a huge deal breaker or deal maker, this feature can come in handy more often than not. 

Just for the record, the inclusion of an infrared sensor makes the Note 7 Pro steer ahead of its competitor in this segment. 

ConclusionRealme 5 Pro
Specifications Redmi Note 7 Pro  Realme 5 Pro
Price

4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 13,999

6 GB + 64 GB: Rs 14,999

6 GB + 128 GB: Rs 16,999

4GB + 32GB: Rs 13,999
6GB + 64GB: Rs 14,999
8GB + 128GB: Rs 16,999

Display

6.3 inch

IPS LCD

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19.5:9 Aspect Ratio

409 ppi

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

6.3 inch

IPS LCD

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19.5:9 Aspect Ratio

409 ppi

Corning Gorilla Glass 3+

Chipset

Snapdragon 675

11 nm Fabrication Process

Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)

Adreno 612 GPU

Snapdragon 712

10 nm Fabrication Process

Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

Adreno 616 GPU

RAM

4 GB

6 GB

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

Storage 64 GB

128 GB

32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

Primary Camera

48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF

Sony IMX586

5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

2160p [email protected]

48 MP, f/1.8, Sony IMX 586 (PDAF) 

8 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

2 MP

2 MP

2160p [email protected]

Front Facing Camera 13 MP

[email protected]

16 MP

[email protected]

Battery 

Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

18 Watt Fast Charge Support

Ships With 10 W Charger

Non-removable Li-Ion 4035 mAh battery

20 Watt Vooc 3.0 Charge Support

Ships With 20 W charger

Operating System

MIUI 10

Android 9 Pie

ColorOS 6

Android 9 Pie

Other Features 3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Rear Mounted Fingerprint Scanner

Face unlock

IR Blaster

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Rear Mounted Fingerprint Scanner

Face unlock

All in all, the two smartphones offer excellent value for money. The Redmi Note 7 Pro which was the most feature-laden smartphone at this price bracket six months ago. 

Though due to a higher number of camera sensors, faster-charging support (along with fast charger) and a refreshing design we feel the Realme 5 Pro could be a better choice than the Redmi Note 7 Pro for a lot of consumers.

Also Read: Realme 5 And Realme 5 Pro With Quad Cameras Launched In India

Nonetheless, Xiaomi is gearing for the launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro which is reported to cover the shortfallings of the Note 7 Pro. 

Consequently, we will be comparing the two smartphones once the forthcoming Xiaomi device is launched. 

Who do you think is a better smartphone out of the two? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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