More often than not, you will come across affordable smartphones in India that present more compromises than value to the buyer. However, if you want to pick out a device that goes easy on your wallet as well as provides you with ample levels of performance in regards to that pricing, here is our comparison of the Redmi 6 Pro, the Realme 2 and the Redmi Note 5. One of these devices will provide you with the best value for your money.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Price in India
All three smartphones carry an affordable pricing in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro starts at Rs. 10,999, for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model goes for Rs. 12,999. The OPPO Realme 2 starts at just Rs. 8,990 for the 3GB RAM version, and there is also a 4GB RAM version that will set you back by just Rs. 10,990. Coming to the Redmi Note 5, this smartphone comes with a base price tag of Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999 for the top-tier version. Needless to say, all three smartphones come with immensely affordable pricing but we will also have to check the remaining specifications and features to see which handset holds the best value for your money.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Design and Display
Despite their affordability, all three handsets come with taller displays and higher screen-to-body ratios combined with their durable body. Coming to the Redmi 6 Pro, this smartphone sports a 5.84-inch IPS LCD screen with a 2280 x 1080 resolution. The OPPO Realme 2 features a much larger 6.2-inch IPS panel bearing a 1520 x 720 resolution, where the front of the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. As for the Redmi Note 5, it ships with a 5.99-inch display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. There is nothing out of the ordinary here, but if you want to enjoy viewing content on a smartphone that sports a larger display, you should go for the Realme 2.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Performance and Hardware
Nearly all buyers want performance from their smartphones, irrespective of how cheap they end up. Both the Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 are fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 along with an Adreno 506 GPU. They also come in two memory configurations; the base version sports 3GB RAM + 32GB of internal storage, while the top-tier model sports 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory.
Coming to the Realme 2, it gets a slower Snapdragon 450 that has been paired with an Adreno 506 graphics processor. The base model sports 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal memory, while the top-end version gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Right now, if you want performance out of all your preferences, you should purchase either the Redmi 6 Pro or the Redmi Note 5.
It should also be noted that all three smartphones can have their existing storage expanded by up to 256GB via microSD card.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Camera
The Redmi 6 Pro features a dual-camera at the back with a 12MP+5MP configuration, where the secondary sensor is used for depth-sensing purposes such as taking images with a Bokeh effect. The smartphone also features a 5MP shooter at the front. As for the Realme 2, it too sports a dual-camera with a 13MP+2MP unit at the back, followed by an 8MP sensor that has been placed at the front. As for the Redmi Note 5, it features a single 12MP camera at the back, along with a single 5MP snapper at the front.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Battery and OS
All three devices come with generous-sized battery capacities. Both the Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 feature a 4000mAh battery, while the Realme 2 sports a larger 4230mAh unit underneath the hood. While the Realme 2 will be able to deliver better battery endurance, it should be noted that the overall battery life will depend on your overall usage. Coming to the software, both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 6 Pro are running the Android 8.1 Oreo update with the MIUI 10 skin running on top. As for the OPPO Realme 2, it is running the Android 8.1 Oreo update with the ColorOS 5.1 UI.
Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Conclusions
Our plain and simple verdict is that you should purchase the Redmi 6 Pro, primarily because it is affordable and more powerful than the Realme 2. No doubt the remaining two smartphones are very capable in their respective categories, but if there was one choice that you could make out of all of three, it would be the Redmi 6 Pro. Featuring a starting price of just Rs. 10,999, it provides everything to buyers on a tight budget, so you should check out these details during your free time.
While you’re reading this comparison, you can check out the video below that highlights five reasons why the Realme 2 is such a great smartphone.
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