The past few years have seen the resurgence of chipmaker MediaTek. The company which almost always played second fiddle to Qualcomm has been gradually improving its portfolio of products. The rise of MediaTek allowed manufacturers like Xiaomi, Realme, and Infinix to come up with smartphones that are as powerful as their Snapdragon counterparts – but significantly cheaper to make. The result? Consumers have access to powerful, feature-packed smartphones without having to pay through their nose – while companies can offer nearly the same processing and graphics power on a smartphone that can be sold for much cheaper. Today, we take a look at three Android smartphones that come powered by MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset – a gaming-oriented, powerful SoC that was announced last year. Today, this processor continues to be used on newer devices. The handsets we’re going to be looking at today are the just-launched Infinix Zero 8, the Realme 6 (announced earlier this year), and the Redmi Note 8 Pro (announced in 2019). How do these newer devices compare to the Redmi from a year ago?
Let’s find out!
Infinix Zero 8 vs Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Price in India compared
In the case of Infinix Zero 8, the phone comes in a single variant that gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. While Infinix is yet to launch this product in India, the phone is currently available for the Indonesian market, where it sells for around Rs 15,000.
The Realme 6 comes in four variants starting with a base 4GB +64GB option followed by a 6GB +64GB version, a 6GB +128GB version and a top-end 8GB +128GB variant. The pricing of these variants are as follows
- Realme 6 4GB + 64GB – Rs 14,999
- Realme 6 6GB + 64GB – Rs 15,999
- Realme 6 6GB + 128GB – Rs 16,999
- Realme 6 8GB + 128GB – Rs 17,999
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three options starting with a base 6GB + 64GB variant, a 6GB + 128GB option, and an 8GB + 128GB variant.
The prices of these three variants are as follows.
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB + 64GB – Rs 15,999
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB + 128GB – Rs 16,999
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 8GB + 128GB – Rs 18,999
Infinix Zero 8 vs Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specifications compared
All three smartphones in this comparison get the 12nm Mediatek Helio G90T SoC that houses an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. All of them feature the Mali-G76 MC4 GPU for graphics. Needless to say, we can expect all three devices to offer similar levels of performance. There could be slight differences in this aspect depending on what variant of the handset you have with you- and of course, the software.
The Infinix Zero 8 has the biggest display among the three and gets a 6.85-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. It also supports 90hz refresh rate. The Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro both feature 6.5-inch displays with the same FHD+ resolution. Like the Infinix, the Realme also supports 90hz refresh rate. The Redmi Note 8 Pro clearly shows its age in this department as it is the only handset in this comparison to use a standard 60Hz panel. It is, however, the only smartphone to feature support for HDR.
The battery capacity on all three handsets is near-identical as well. While the Infinix Zero 8 (with 33W fast charging) and the Redmi Note 8 Pro (with 18W fast charging) get a 4500mAh battery, the Realme 6 isn’t too far behind with its 4300mAh battery (30W fast charging).
Connectivity options on all three handsets are identical as well, with all three supporting Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, and USB Type-C. All three handsets also feature a fingerprint scanner.
On the software front, all three devices seem evenly matched. All these handsets run Android 10 – which is the latest stable version of Google’s mobile operating system. As expected, all three use their own custom UI atop the Android core. While the Infinix Zero 8 runs XOS, the Realme is on the newest version of Realme UI. The Redmi Nte 8 Pro – while running Android 10 – is yet to be updated to MIUI 12.
Infinix Zero 8 vs Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Camera Specifications compared
All the three devices in this comparison – at least on paper have impressive camera specs – with all three boasting of a 64MP quad-camera setup at the rear. The Infinix Zero 8 is the only one to feature a dual-camera setup at the front.
The rear camera setup on the Zero 8 includes a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP Ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro camera. The phone also supports 4K video recording.
The Realme 6 also gets a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 lens, an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide camera, and twin 2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses. 4K video recording is supported on this device as well.
As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, this device also gets a 64MP F/1.9 primary camera, an 8MP F/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and twin 2MP + 2MP sensors for depth and macro shots.
At the front, the Infinix Zero 8 gets a 48MP wide + 8MP wide-angle camera setup while the Realme and Redmi phones use 16mp and 20MP cameras, respectively.
Infinix Zero 8 vs Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Conclusion
The Infinix Zero 8 definitely looks impressive as far as the specifications of the device go. However, this handset is yet to go on sale in India, and we do not have the pricing details as yet. In terms of sheer hardware, this device does match up to the Realme 6 and Redmi Note 8 Pro. The latter – as mentioned earlier – is definitely showing its age, and as of writing, this article remains out of stock. That makes the Realme 6 currently the only handset that you can go out an purchase. While the Infinix definitely delivers on hardware specs, XOS is still nowhere near as famous as Realme UI. All these reasons considered, we think the Realme 6 still makes for a great buy if you need a new smartphone powered by the Helio G90T chipset.