- Vivo’s new phone uses the same Snapdragon 695 chipset
- All three phones cater to the sub-Rs 20,000 segment
- Brands have unique focus with their devices in this range
Vivo T2 smartphone has launched in India this week, making it the latest 5G mid-range phone that can be an option for buyers. With the launch of 5G services in the country, these phones are no longer a novelty, and for those in many cities, 5G is now available. Vivo T2 has its core focus, giving you a sleek design with reliable hardware. You also have an improved camera at the back which now offers OIS support.
Vivo T2 also comes with Android 13 out of the box, which is still missing from most brands in the sub Rs 20,000 segment. Vivo T2 has all the ingredients to succeed but how does it compare with other options like the Redmi Note 12 5G and the Realme 10 Pro? We decided to list down the features of all three phones and give you the answers.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Price in India
The Vivo T2 5G has two storage options with a starting price tag of Rs 18,999 for the 6GB+128GB model and you pay Rs 20,000 for the 8GB+128GB variant.
The Realme 10 Pro came to the market in December last year and also has two variants. The base variant offers 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is priced at Rs 18,999. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model costs Rs 19,999.
Redmi Note 12 5G is available with 4GB and 6GB RAM options with 128GB storage that is priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999, respectively.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Design
Vivo T2 features a glittery back panel made of plastic but the overall frame is flat which makes it easy to hold in the hand. That’s not all, you have a phone with 7.8mm thickness and weight of 178 grams, which is hard to find in this price range. It is hard to miss the giant camera sensors at the back.
The Redmi Note 12 5G is more curvy and the back panel is made of polycarbonate glass which makes it look premium but on the other hand, the glossy nature makes it a fingerprint magnet. The in-hand feel of the phone is good and the phone weighs around 188 grams which is slightly heavier than the Vivo T2.
Realme 10 Pro is the opposite of the other two phones with its design approach. It gets a boxy body and the edges are sharp which makes it hard to grip in the hand. The back panel gets matte finish which might not look pleasing but offers better durability. Also, the phone weighs 192 grams, the heaviest of the three.
Designs of phones are subjective, but given the choice of style and substance, we would prefer the Vivo T2 even though it is made of plastic.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Display
Vivo T2 comes with a 6.38-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel that has a 90Hz refresh rate screen. The display offers a peak brightness of 1300 nits which is always a good thing to have for outdoor usage.
Coming to the Redmi Note 12 5G, you have a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that offers Full HD+ resolution and carries a 120Hz refresh rate screen. The peak brightness of the screen is 1,200 nits, which gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Realme 10 Pro has the biggest display out of the three with a 6.72-inch screen that offers 120Hz refresh rate. However, as you might have noticed, this is not an AMOLED panel and the peak brightness is 680 nits.
If you need a bigger display with high refresh rate and some protection for the screen, Redmi Note 12 5G is the one to choose.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Performance and UI
Vivo has powered the T2 with a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset that is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. You can expand the RAM virtually by another 8GB. The phone boots Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13 out of the box.
Redmi Note 12 5G uses the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset for performance. You get the phone with 4GB or 6GB RAM and the option to expand the RAM virtually by 5GB. It offers 128GB storage and support for microSD cards up to 1TB. The Redmi Note 12 5G comes with the MIUI 13 version which is based on the dated Android 12 version.
The Realme 10 Pro also uses the Snapdragon 695 chipset with up to 8GB and 128GB storage. Realme doesn’t have support for virtual RAM on the device. Having said that, the handset boots Android 13-based Realme UI 4.0 out of the box.
Going by the hardware features, Vivo T2 is once again our pick out of the three, mostly because of the Snapdragon chipset and offering the latest version.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Cameras
The Vivo T2 5G features a 64MP main camera along with a 2MP depth camera. The main sensor supports Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) which helps with better low-light photography. On the front, it features a 16MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
Redmi Note 12 comes with a triple rear camera system that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The front of the phone gets a 13MP selfie camera.
Realme 10 Pro comes equipped with a dual camera rear setup that consists of a 108MP sensor and a 2MP sensor. There’s a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling.
Vivo T2 manages to shine among the three, even though it only has a 64MP primary sensor, but having OIS on board gives it the extra edge.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Battery
The Vivo T2 5G features a 4,500mAh battery unit with 44W fast charging support.
Both Redmi Note 12 and the Realme 10 Pro pack a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.
Now, this is where the buyer has a choice. If you need faster charging, the Vivo T2 is the answer. But if you prefer having a bigger battery unit, then you can go with either the Redmi Note 12 or the Realme 10 Pro.
Vivo T2 vs Redmi Note 12 vs Realme 10 Pro: Verdict
Now that you have read through the features in detail, and keeping the prices in mind, we believe it will be easier to decide which of these phones you should buy. To sum it up, Vivo T2 comes as a strong challenger to the other two, with its lightweight design, reliable chipset, Android 13 out of the box, and a 64MP OIS camera.
Redmi Note 12 5G is for those who trust the brand and are comfortable getting a phone with a glossy design and an outdated Android version. Realme 10 Pro caters to those who need a decent camera unit, but compromises in other aspects.