Xiaomi recently introduced its latest smartphone in the Redmi Note series that is also the first to feature a 64-megapixel quad-rear camera setup. Yes, we are talking about the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, Rs 15,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and Rs 17,999. With this, Xiaomi is projecting the latest smartphone as one of the best cameras in this price.
However, it is not the only company that has a 64-megapixel camera-equipped smartphone. We also have Realme XT, which comes with a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup. The smartphone comes in three storage variants – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 8GB + 128GB priced at Rs 15,999, 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. So, which one has better cameras? Let’s find out in this camera comparison.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT: Camera specifications
Let’s refresh the camera specifications of both smartphones. To start with Redmi Note 8 Pro, it is loaded with a quad-camera setup at the rear panel with a 64-megapixel Samsung Bright GW1 ISOCELL sensor, an 8-megapixel Ultra Wide lens, 2-megapixel depth sensor and another 2-megapixel macro lens. For the front, the phone has a 20-megapixel selfie camera that supports AI beauty.
The Realme XT is also backed by a quad-camera setup with similar camera specifications. You get a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and electronic stabilisation, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portraits. For the front, it has a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls. So, let’s start with the camera comparison of both the devices
Coming to the first photo, we clicked was of a fountain. As you can clearly see both the smartphones are showing different colour temperature. On one side, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is showing some natural colours, on the other hand, you can see slightly oversaturated colours on the Realme XT. Apart from this, both the smartphone delivers some good results when it comes to contrast and detailing.
Coming to the wide-angle mode, both the smartphones are able to capture a wider view. Starting with the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the photo looks a bit dull, whereas in Realme XT you get better contrast and colours pops out decently. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is overexposing the sky, while the Realme XT is able to maintain the sky colour, which is a plus point. So, in this mode, Realme XT wins this round.
In this mode, both the phones once again does a decent job when it comes to the detailing. The photo from the devices came out to be good, however, we noticed a slightly different colour temperature. The photo clicked with Redmi Note 8 Pro delivered cooler colour temperature, while the Realme XT showed warmer colours. Once again, we noticed that Realme XT was over saturating the green colour.
The macro shot taken from both the phones were totally different. The shot taken from Redmi Note 8 Pro came to be better as it was able to retain the details of the trunk of this plant, while the Realme XT was not able to capture such details. Furthermore, we noticed that Realme XT was not able to capture the right colour tone, which visible with the naked eye.
Moving on, both the phones once again captured two different colour tones. The Realme XT was showing poppy colours, while the Redmi Note 8 Pro delivered muted colours. The photo from the Realme XT came out to be much better as it deliver punchier colours as compared to the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
In the low light scene, the Redmi Note 8 Pro had an upper hand. The photo seen above shows the Redmi Note 8 Pro was able to capture better photo in low light as it slightly better lit as compared to the Realme XT.
However, in Night Mode things change drastically. The Realme XT is able to capture better photos with Night Mode on. The photo taken from Realme XT came out to be better as one can see the tree in the foreground, which came out to be dark with Redmi Note 8 Pro.
In telephoto mode, the Redmi Note 8 Pro once again does a better job as it is able to capture more details as compared to the Realme XT. However, both the phones were not able to capture the true essence of the photo. Both the photos came out to be quite grainy in nature and noises were prominently visible.
Coming to the wide-angle lens as well, the Redmi Note 8 Pro does a slightly better job as the image came out to be better than the photo taken from Realme XT. One can see that the colour of plants on the foreground looks more natural and better detailed on the Redmi Note 8 Pro as compared to the Realme XT.
Coming to the front camera, the Realme XT does a better job as it is able to manage background light and the photo does not look overexposed. However, this is not the same case with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Furthermore, the Realme XT captures better skin tone and overall colours are close to the source with this smartphone.
In terms of video, both smartphones do a good job. However, it is Realme XT that performs better than the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The videos captured with the Realme XT came out to be good and the colours were punchy. However, with Redmi Note 8 Pro, the colours were muted and we noticed the problem of focus shifting.
To conclude, both smartphones come with different results. In daylight conditions, the Realme XT showed punchier colours, while the same cannot be said with Redmi Note 8 Pro. However, with Redmi Note 8 Pro, you get more natural-looking shots. In Low light conditions, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a slight advantage over the Realme XT, though the Night Mode on the latter is better than the former. Overall, if you are looking for a smartphone that delivers more natural-looking photos, you can consider Redmi Note 8 Pro. For those who love punchier colours can go for Realme XT.