Realme recently unveiled the Realme X2 smartphone in India. The price bracket the device has been introduced at makes it a direct competitor to the likes of the previously launched smartphones like the Redmi K20 and the Vivo V17. This could potentially lead to a lot of confusion as to which smartphone you should go for at the price point all the three devices that we mentioned are being offered. Well, we will try our level best to compare the three smartphones to make your buying decision a lot easier. We’ll start it off with the price comparison, and then we will compare the full specifications and features of all the three smartphones. So, let’s jump into the comparison.
Realme X2 vs. Redmi K20 vs. Vivo V17: Price in India
Let’s start with the pricing of the Vivo V17. The device is priced at ₹22,990 in India. There is only one memory variant of the device that is launched in the country, and the same comes with six gigs of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Realme X2, on the other hand, comes in three memory configurations in India. The base variant packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and is priced at ₹16,999. The second variant that has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage would cost you ₹18,999. The top-of-the-line option, which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, is kept at an asking price of ₹19,999.
As for the Redmi K20 smartphone, the device comes in two memory variants in the country – 6GB/64GB variant is available for ₹19,999, and 6GB/128GB variant would fetch you ₹22,999.
If the price is the concern, the Realme X2 base variant is the most economical of them all.
Realme X2 vs. Redmi K20 vs. Vivo V17: Display
The Vivo V17 features a 6.44-inch OLED FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels display which the company has named as an “iView display”. The screen comes with a single punch-hole camera setup at the front. The Redmi K20 and the Realme X2, on the other hand, feature almost identical 6.4-inch AMOLED panels with a 1920 x 2340 pixels resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 403 pixels per inch pixel density. The only difference between both the panels lies within the way the front cameras are accommodated. While the Realme X2 features a waterdrop notch display at the front, the Redmi K20 utilizes a pop-up camera mechanism.
The choice here would solely lie on what kind of a display you want – waterdrop notch vs. punch-hole vs. pop-up.
Realme X2 vs. Redmi K20 vs. Vivo V17: Performance, Software
The Vivo V17 is equipped with a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. Lastly, the Realme X2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is aimed at gaming. The Realme X2 takes the lead here owing to the better processor that it utilizes.
As far as the software comparison is concerned, all the three devices utilize custom skins of their naive manufacturers. The Redmi K20 runs on MIUI 11, the Realme X2 runs on Color OS 6.1 (as of now), and the Vivo V17 runs on FunTouch OS 9 (as of now). When it comes to the OS, it will ultimately boil down to personal preference.
Realme X2 vs. Redmi K20 vs. Vivo V17: Camera
The Vivo V17 features a quad rear camera setup (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 32MP selfie shooter. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, features a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary unit (48MP + 13MP + 8MP). The pop-up camera is a 20MP unit. The Realme X2, just like the Vivo V17, features a quad rear camera setup (64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 32MP selfie shooter.
When the camera is the point of comparison, once again, the Realme X2 takes the lead.
Realme X2 vs. Redmi K20 vs. Vivo V17: Verdict
All the three smartphones are pretty solid offerings at the price point they are launched. But, since we have to find out a winner, the Realme X2 takes the win here owing to a better processor and a better overall camera setup. Moreover, the device is the least expensive of the three, too. The recency effect should also come into play. The Redmi K20 smartphone has been around for a while, and the Vivo V17 has got launched in India after a pretty considerable time after getting launched in China. Lastly, a 4GB RAM variant of the device is also available, so in case you don’t want to spend too much money on a smartphone, the Realme X2 could still prove to be a decent enough choice.