The battle for the contender of the best smartphone under Rs 30,000 just got better. Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 11X in India with a Snapdragon 870 SoC under Rs 30,000. The phone competes against Realme’s flagship smartphone, the X7 Pro. Alongside, iQOO also made a comeback with the launch of the iQOO 7 in India. The iQOO gaming smartphone has been launched slightly above the Rs 30,000 mark at Rs 31,990 for the base model. All three phones feature value-for-money specifications. They feature a Super AMOLED 120Hz display and super-fast charging support. Let’s compare the iQOO 7 with the Mi 11X and the Realme X7 Pro.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Price in India
The iQOO 7 price in India starts at Rs 31,990 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. It also comes in 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB variants. The two storage options are priced at Rs 33,990 and Rs 35,990. It comes in Storm Black and Solid Ice Blue colours
Xiaomi launched two storage options of the Mi 11X in India. It comes in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. Both variants are priced at Rs 29,999 and Rs 31,999. The phone is available in Cosmic Black, Frosty White, Celestial Silver colours.
Lastly, the Realme X7 Pro. The smartphone is priced at Rs 29,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage. It comes in Fantasy and Mystic Black colour options.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Display
All three smartphones feature an AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. Xiaomi’s 11X has the largest 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate support and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. The screen can hit a peak brightness of 1300 nits. It also comes with HDR10+ certification.
The iQOO 7 has a marginally smaller 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. It has a centrally-aligned hole-punch cutout for the front camera.
Realme’s X7 Pro has a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. It features a 120Hz refresh rate along with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also features 1200nits peak brightness.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Performance
Both, iQOO 7 and Mi 11X feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. Xiaomi’s Mi 11X offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage under Rs 30,000, whereas the 8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 31,999. In case you want more RAM and storage, iQOO 7 offers a 12GB RAM variant option with 256GB internal memory. However, the price is considerably higher at Rs 35,990. Both smartphones feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.
The Realme X7 Pro is slightly inferior in terms of overall performance numbers, at least on paper. It features a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G SoC. The processor is paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Camera
The Mi 11X features a triple-camera setup with a 48MP primary camera sensor. It also has an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 5MP tele-macro camera sensor. For selfies, the phone features a 20MP front camera sensor.
iQOO 7 also comes with a triple-camera setup on the back. It has a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary camera sensor. It is accompanied by a 13MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP mono camera. For selfies, there is a 16MP front camera sensor.
The X7 Pro has a quad-camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX 686 f/1.8 sensor. It is accompanied by an 8MP, 119-degree ultrawide lens. The camera module also includes a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP B&W portrait lens. On the front is a 32MP in-display selfie shooter.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Battery
The Mi 11X has the biggest battery among the three smartphones. It packs a 4,520 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. Realme’s X7 Pro is slightly short with a 4,500 mAh battery. However, the phone makes up for it with a much faster 65W fast charging support.
iQOO 7 packs the smallest 4,400 mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.
iQOO 7 vs Mi 11X vs Realme X7 Pro: Verdict
All three smartphones offer excellent value for your money. The iQOO 7 has a slight edge with its combination of a Snapdragon 870 SoC, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM as standard, and a 120Hz AMOLED display. Add to it the triple-camera setup and the 66W fast charging support for the 4400 mAh battery.
The Mi 11X matches iQOO’s gaming phone with the Snapdragon 870 SoC. However, it offers only 6GB of RAM, compared to 8GB on the iQOO 7 for the same price. You also get a larger 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display on the Xiaomi smartphone. While the battery is slightly bigger, it packs a relatively slower 33W fast charger in the box.
While the Realme X7 Pro might offer marginally inferior performance hardware, it makes up for it with the big 4500 mAh battery coupled with 65W fast charging. The phone also comes with Realme UI, which is among the cleanest of skins on Android. However, a single 8GB + 128GB storage option is a bummer.
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