Redmi Note 10S vs Realme 8

Redmi Note 10S and Realme 8 are the two best-performing smartphones under 15,000. Both of these mobiles are equipped with MediaTek Helio G95 Processor and have a 64-megapixel rear camera setup. If you are going to get a new phone and are confused between these two smartphones, this blog will surely help you choose the best among the two. Here is Redmi Note 10S vs. Realme 8 complete comparison:

1. Realme 8 vs. Redmi Note 10S: Complete Comparison

i. Design & Display

The Realme 8 comes with a flashy silver “Dare to Leap” branding at the back, which we think looks weird. However, the Redmi Note 10S has a plain alluring back. But the choices might vary depending upon the camera layout. The in-hand experience of both the phones is quite similar.

Generally, Redmi phones are quite bulky and hefty but not this one. The Realme 8 is slightly lighter and smaller, so it feels slightly better in hand. Both the mobile comes with a 3.5 mm jack, secondary noise cancellation mic. But the IR blaster is only present on Note 10S.

Coming to the display, both smartphones have similar displays with a 60 Hz refresh rate. The Realme 8 features a 6.4-inch display, and Note 10S has a 6.43-inch display. The Redmi Note 10S is protected with Gorilla Glass 3, while Realme 8 gets Dragontrail protection.

Redmi Note 10S vs Realme 8
Redmi Note 10S vs Realme 8

Both the phone have different punch hole placement, on the left on Realme and center on Redmi. The plus point for Realme 8 is that it has got an in-display fingerprint sensor, whereas the Note 10S has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

ii. Specifications & Camera

Talking about the specifications, both the phones are equipped with Helio G95 Processor, a competent processor in the 10-15k price segment. Both have the same RAM type, in storage type – Realme has UFS 2.1 while Redmi has UFS 2.2. Not much of a difference, but Redmi will be slightly faster. In terms of battery again, they’re very similar with 5000 mAh.

Note 10S gets 33W charging & Realme 8 supports 30W. But while charging, you won’t notice much difference. Coming to the UI, it is a sort of personal preference. On Note 10S, you get MIUI 12.5, which is an improved version of MIUI with a slightly streamlined & optimized. But talking about experience, we prefer Realme UI 2.0. Although, on both phones, you will get third-party apps that can be uninstalled & both of them have system apps that will keep sending you notifications.

The most important aspect is the camera. The phones get a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide, and two 2MP B&W Lens and Macro Lens setup. Realme gets an IMX 471 16MP camera at the front, while the Note 10S gets a 13 MP selfie camera. In addition, the Realme 8 camera has got more features: tilt-shift photography, pro mode.

We compared pictures from both the devices and found that Note 10S photos are brighter but fuzzy. Whereas Realme 8 photos come out a bit dark but have more details. We’ll say the photos of Realme 8 come out slightly better. Both the mobiles give the user a similar multimedia experience, but because of stereo speakers on the Note 10S, the audio feels better on Redmi.

Realme 8 vs Redmi Note 10S
Realme 8 | Source: Realme

2. Redmi Note 10S vs Realme 8 Price

Redmi Note 10S was recently launched in the Note 10 series. The price for the base variant 6GB+ 64GB is Rs 14,499 , and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB+ 128GB variant in India.

The Realme 8 pricing in India for the base variant 4GB + 128GB starts at Rs 14,499. However, the company offered a discount of Rs 500 on the base variant after the launch of the new Redmi mobile. Similarly, the 6GB+ 128GB variant was launched at Rs 15,999, but it is now available for Rs 15,499 on Flipkart.

3. Conclusion

Finally, our opinion is that the Note 10S is priced at 15K, whereas the Realme 8 is priced at 14,499, which is 500 Rs less. Also, if we’re talking about the display, the Realme 8 is the best with an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, it has 2 GB less RAM but 64 GB more storage, so you may choose more storage or more RAM. In terms of camera, the Realme 8 is the clear victor. Performance, battery & charging are similar on both devices. So, the Realme 8 is the clear winner.

What is your choice among the two? Share your views by commenting down below.

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