- The POCO X5 Pro offers a triple-rear camera setup that includes a 108MP primary shooter with OIS.
- The X5 Pro goes against the Realme 10 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G.
- Which phone should you buy under Rs 25,000? Know here.
The POCO X5 Pro 5G has been officially launched in India and with its pricing, the company has now made the under Rs 25,000 segment more competitive. The phone features a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 108MP triple rear camera setup, a 67W fast charging support, and much more. While other smartphone brands have increased the price of their new smartphones, POCO has still managed to keep the price of the X5 Pro less than others. Moreover, it comes with a special Rs 2,000 discount during the first sale. The Poco X5 Pro goes against the Realme 10 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Pro in India. Should you buy it? Know in our detailed comparison.
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POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Price in India
The POCO X5 Pro 5G is the most affordable option among all three phones. It comes with a price tag of Rs 22,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs 24,999.
Realme 10 Pro Plus starts from Rs 24,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant and goes up to Rs 25,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro has the same starting price as the Realme 10 Pro Plus but it is available in three storage options. It is priced at 24,999 for 6GB + 128GB, Rs 26,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 27,999 for the high-end 8GB+256GB model.
POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Design
The POCO X5 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G share the same camera module however, the former has a shiny rectangle around the camera with a big POCO logo. To make the device lightweight, POCO has gone for an all-plastic build on the X5 Pro 5G. It is available in three colours – Astral Black, Horizon Blue, and Poco Yellow. It has thin bezels on the front with a punch hole camera on the center.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro offers a premium design language. It has a glass back display and has thin bezels around the display. It is available in Glacier Blue, Onyx Black and Stardust Purple colours. It has a punch hole camera on the center.
Realme is the most different-looking device here, thanks to its curved display and Hyperspace design. It looks slim and slick, but the back panel is made of plastic. Compared to the side fingerprint scanner of the other two devices, it features an in-display fingerprint scanner. The bezels are miniscule because of its curved display.
POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Display
Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and POCO X5 Pro come with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support and can reach 900 nits in brightness.
The Realme 10 Pro Plus, on the other hand, flaunts its curved display as its main selling feature. It is the only device at this price point that features a curved display. It is a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It supports HDR10+ and can go up to 800 nits of peak brightness.
POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Performance and UI
The POCO X5 Pro has the most powerful and optimised processor among all the phones mentioned on the list. It sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor that is paired with an integrated Adreno 642L GPU and up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM.
Rest, both the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Realme 10 Pro Plus come with the Mediatek Dimensity 1080 SoC. It is a powerful chipset in the mid-range segment but not as much as the Snapdragon 778G.
The Realme 10 Pro Plus is the clear winner in terms of UI and software as it comes with the latest Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13. The other two phones come with Android 12 out of the box. The POCO X5 Pro boots the latest version of MIUI, MIUI 14 whereas the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is still stuck on MIUI 13.
POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Cameras
The POCO X5 Pro is equipped with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor with OIS support. It gets accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro camera.
Realme also has the same triple rear camera configuration on the Realme 10 Pro Plus. It has a 108MP primary sensor with OIS support, 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro sensor.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G also has OIS support but it features a 50MP sensor which is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro sensor.
On the front, all three phones rely on a 16MP selfie shooter for video calls and selfies.
Both the POCO X5 Pro 5G and the Realme 10 Pro Plus take a lead over the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G with a better sensor.
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POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Battery
All three devices pack a 5,000mAh battery unit that supports 67W charging speed. You do get a charging brick inside the box.
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POCO X5 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: Verdict
The POCO X5 Pro 5G offers a good value for money preposition and has made the competition tough for the Realme 10 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G. If we keep the absence of Android 13 apart, the phone has a lot to offer such as a Snapdragon 778G chip, a 120Hz AMOLED display with HDR10+ support, a 108MP camera setup, 67W fast charging and much more.
Also Read: Realme 10 Pro Plus Review: A Thing of Bling or More?
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is a similar offering as of the POCO X5 Pro. However, if you want to try out the curved display and prefer the latest Android OS, the Realme 10 Pro Plus 5G could be a suitable option.