Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared

Which is the best mid-range smartphone?

Back in July, Redmi bought one of the cheapest 5G smartphones in the market called the Redmi Note 10T. The phone was a rebranded version of the Poco M3 Pro. It’s not even been six months and Redmi has now launched its successor – the Redmi Note 11T 5G. The latest budget 5G smartphone from Redmi comes with major changes in hardware such as the new MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset, a 50MP primary shooter and 33W fast charging support.

However, it’s not the only powerful smartphone in the price range. The two phones that come extremely close are the Realme 8s 5G and the POCO X3 Pro. The Note 10T and Realme 8s 5G went head to head so it’s only fair that we do a Redmi Note 11T vs Realme 8s 5G. The Poco X3 Pro, on the other hand, is not a 5G phone, but it features the powerful Snapdragon 860 chipset. 

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Price in India

The Redmi Note 11T 5G, Realme 8s 5G, and POCO X3 Pro all fall under the same price category of smartphones under Rs 20,000. Depending upon the RAM and storage options you need, here is the pricing for all three smartphones and their multiple variants. 

Variant Redmi Note 11T 5G Realme 8s 5G POCO X3 Pro
4GB + 64GB Rs 16,999 N/A N/A
6GB + 128GB Rs 17,999 Rs 17,999 Rs 18,999
8GB + 128GB Rs 19,999 Rs 19,999 Rs 20,999

The Redmi Note 11T 5G sale begins on December 7 at 12 PM. In the first sale, Redmi is offering Rs 1000 off to ICICI credit card and EMI users on Mi.com. Meanwhile, the Realme 8s 5G and POCO X3 Pro can be bought from Flipkart.  

If you want the phone for simple web browsing, social media, and basic gaming then the Redmi Note 11T’s 4GB memory is enough for you. However, if you plan to use it for heavy tasks then you should opt for the 6GB variant.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Design

The Redmi Note 11T follows the Redmi Note 10 design philosophy, so you get the glossy plastic back with a square camera module. However, this time it’s wider due to the quad camera setup. The Realme 8s on the other hand offers a frosted finish on its plastic back and also houses a square-shaped camera setup. 

Unlike the other two, the POCO X3 Pro features a circular camera module placed at the top center on the rear. The plastic back of the X3 Pro comes in a striped pattern with a reflective middle that also sports a huge POCO logo. While POCO’s build is sturdy, it is also the heaviest among the three weighing over 215g. On the front, the POCO X3 Pro comes with Gorilla Glass 6. There is no information on protective glass used by Realme, but we do know that Note 11T is using the Gorilla Glass 3. Realme 8s also lacks an IP rating whereas the other two come with an IP53 dust and splash protection rating. 

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Display

The Redmi Note 11T and the POCO X3 Pro sport a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display. THe Realme 8s also features the same LCD panel, however it’s 0.1-inch smaller. The phone also has a slightly bigger chin compared to the other two. Of the three, only the POCO phone panel is HDR-10 supported and features 120Hz refresh rate. The Realme 8s and Redmi Note 11T both come with a 90Hz refresh rate. That said, the refresh rate shouldn’t be a concern since there is not a glaring difference between 90Hz and 120Hz in terms of usage.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Performance

Note: The performance comparisons are not based on actual usage.

The Redmi Note 11T and Realme 8s are both powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset. The 6nm chipset is becoming quite popular in mid-rangers. It is also being used in the Redmi Note 11 series that was launched last month in China and few Vivo and Honor smartphones. However, compared to the POCO X3 Pro’s Snapdragon 860, the MediaTek chip falls short. That’s because the SD 860 is essentially the repacked version of SD 855+ which was the flagship chipset of 2019. This is also evident from the Antutu scores of Realme 8s and POCO X3 Pro. The former’s score generally ranges from 36k-39k while the latter score ranges from 45k-48k.

Also Read: Snapdragon 768G vs Snapdragon 750G vs Snapdragon 860

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Cameras

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 11T has a dual-camera setup with a 50MP primary shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide snapper. The Realme 8s offers a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary shooter and two 2MP macro and depth cameras. Lastly, the POCO X3 Pro features a quad-camera setup on the rear with a 48MP primary shooter, along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera and two 2MP macro and depth cameras. For selfies, both the Redmi and Realme devices feature a 16MP punch-hole camera, while the POCO X3 Pro comes with a 20MP camera on the front.  For videos, only the POCO X3 Pro supports 4K recording and can record 1080P on multiple FPS options ranging from 30FPS to 240FPS.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Battery

The Redmi Note 11T and Realme 8s offer the same 5000mAh battery while the POCO X3 Pro comes with a 5160mAh battery. All three devices come with 33W fast charging and a fast charging brick inside the box. According to all three smartphone manufacturers, the smartphones can reach 100% charge within a span of roughly one hour.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G vs POCO X3 Pro: Verdict

Overall, if we look at the sturdiness of the device and performance then POCO X3 Pro is the best among the three. However, it is important to remember that the phone does not support 5G. If you are looking for the best 5G phone among the listed smartphones, then  Redmi Note 11T 5G and Realme 8s are both good options. Since both offer roughly the same hardware, you can consider UI and camera quality as the main deciding factor.

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