Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO launched its first-ever smartphone in India. The iQOO 3 is launched in both 4G and 5G variants in the country. The price the device has been introduced at puts it right into competition with the Realme X50 Pro 5G smartphone, which, by the way, happens to be India’s first-ever 5G device, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphone. All three devices are introduced in the upper mid-range bracket of the Android smartphone ecosystem in India and interested buyers might get into a lot of confusion as to which one to go for. Well, if you are one of them, you need not worry as we have you covered. Today, we will be comparing the iQOO 3 smartphone with the likes of the Realme X50 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones and we’ll find the best choice of smartphone for you. So, without waiting any further, let’s jump into the comparison of the iQOO 3, Realme X50 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Price in India
Starting off with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, the watered-down version of the company’s flagship device is launched in two memory variants of the device in India – one with 6GB of RAM, which has a price tag of Rs 38,999 and one with 8GB of RAM, which is priced at Rs 40,999. The Realme X50 Pro 5G, on the other hand, comes in three memory variants – 6GB/128GB storage at Rs 37,999, 8GB/128GB storage at Rs 39,999, and 12GB/256GB storage at Rs 44,999. Lastly, the iQOO 3 smartphone is launched in three variants in the country – 8GB/128GB for Rs 36,990, 8GB/256GB for Rs 39,990, and 12GB/256GB for Rs 44,990. The 12GB/256GB variant of the iQOO 3 has 5G connectivity, while the other two are 4G devices.
When it comes to price, the 8GB/128GB variant of the iQOO 3 smartphone is the least expensive of them all.
Winner: iQOO 3
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Display
Coming to the display, the iQOO 3 flaunts a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Realme X50 Pro 5G, on the other hand, sports a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display. All three smartphones utilize a punch-hole cutout for the front camera, but the alignments are a bit different. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a centrally-aligned punch-hole display, the iQOO 3 has a single punch-hole cutout located in the top right corner, and the Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a dual punch-hole arrangement located in the top left corner. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite has the largest display amongst the three, but the Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a higher refresh rate display.
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Processor and Software
When it comes to software, both the Realme X50 Pro and the iQOO 3 are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, on the other hand, comes equipped with the company’s in-house Exynos 9810 chipset. Both the iQOO 3 and the Realme X50 Pro 5G smartphones are intended towards providing the best performance, but the iQOO 3 turns out to be a better choice for a couple of reasons on the software front.
First up, the iQOO 3 has a couple of “Monster Touch” buttons that provide assistance while gaming. Then, the Realme UI is confirmed to bring adverts to the Realme ecosystem in the coming days, something the iQOO 3 appears to be free from. Opting for an ad-free UI rather than one that contains ads won’t be too difficult a choice to make, right?
Winner: iQOO 3
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Battery
Moving on to the batteries of the devices we are comparing, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes with a 4,500mAh battery, which has support for up to 25W of fast charging. The iQOO 3, on the other hand, flaunts a 4,440mAh battery with support for up to 55W of fast charging. Lastly, the Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a 4,200mAh battery with a whopping 65W of SuperDart charging capacity. The Realme X50 Pro 5G takes the lead when battery is the concern.
Winner: Realme X50 Pro 5G
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Camera
In the photography department, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite flaunts a triple rear camera setup – a 12MP primary lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. At the front, the device comes with a 32MP selfie snapper. The iQOO 3 smartphone, on the other hand, features a quad rear camera setup – 48MP primary, f/1.79 aperture + 13MP telephoto, f/2.46 aperture + 13MP ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture + 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture and a 16MP, f/2.45 selfie shooter. Lastly, the Realme X50 Pro 5G also comes with a quadruple rear camera setup – 64MP primary, f/1.8 aperture, 78.6-degree FoV + 12MP telephoto, f/2.5 aperture, 54mm focal length + 8MP ultra-wide, f/2.3 aperture, 119-degree FoV + 2MP monochrome, f/2.4 aperture, 88.8-degree FoV and a dual front camera setup – 32MP, f/2.5 + 8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2.
When it comes to cameras, we would give it to the Realme X50 Pro 5G owing to a bigger sensor and the presence of two cameras at the front.
Winner: Realme X50 Pro 5G
iQOO 3 vs Realme X50 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: Verdict
All three smartphones in our comparison possess decent specifications. The Realme X50 Pro 5G and the iQOO 3, for instance, feature the latest generation SoC. The Realme X50 Pro 5G should be your choice in case you want the fastest charging (amongst the three, of course), a dual punch-hole selfie camera, up to 20X of zoom, and a 5G-ready Android smartphone in India. If, however, you are interested in more of a gaming-centric smartphone, the iQOO 3 should be the ideal choice for you.