Both the most affordable smartphones equipped with the best Qualcomm’s chipset (if we exclude gaming-centric phones) went global. We are obviously talking about the POCO F2 Pro and Realme X50 Pro 5G, launched in several European countries on the same day.
If you are a global customer and you need a true flagship killer, they are most likely the best choices you can do. But should you actually go for the latest flagship killer by Xiaomi’s brand or for the Realme X50 Pro? This comparison will clear your ideas and highlight the differences between their specifications.
Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro vs Oppo Realme X50 Pro
|Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro||Realme X50 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm, 219 grams||159 x 74.2 x 9.4 mm, 207 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, Super AMOLED||6.44 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 5 + 13 + 2 MP f/1.9|
20 MP front camera
|Quad 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.5 + f/2.3 + f/2.4|
Dual 32 + 8 MP f/2.5 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4700 mAh, fast charging 30W||4200 mAh, fast charging 65W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
In both cases, you get a premium design. Not the best out there, but still amazing aesthetics. POCO F2 Pro and Realme X50 Pro come with a glass back and an aluminum frame. The front panel of the POCO F2 Pro is holeless and notch-less thanks to the presence of a motorized pop-up camera, while Realme X50 Pro has a dual punch-hole display.
On the other hand, the rear side of the Realme X50 Pro looks more minimalistic with its smaller and less invasive camera module. Which design do you prefer?
Realme X50 Pro 5G is the winner of the display comparison for a simple reason: it has a higher refresh rate. The 6.44-inch panel supports a 90 Hz refresh rate, it is HDR10+ compliant and it comes with a Full HD+ resolution.
The display of the POCO F2 Pro is HDR10+ as well, but it lacks a high refresh rate, unfortunately. So if you want the most impressive display, go for the Realme X50 Pro without thinking twice.
Specs & Software
If you choose to buy the most expensive version of the Realme X50 Pro 5G, you will get the best hardware. It features the Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. You can get UFS 3.1 storage with the POCO F2 Pro, but you also get max 8 GB of RAM, that is why Realme X50 Pro 5G is superior.
However, we are talking about marginal differences with advanced usages since the POCO F2 Pro is fueled by Snapdragon 865 mobile platform as well. What really changes is the software since POCO F2 Pro comes with MIUI and Realme X50 Pro has Realme UI, different Android customization similar to OPPO’s ColorOS 7. Both are based on Android 10.
Note that Realme X50 Pro 5G offers stereo speakers, you do not get them with the POCO F2 Pro. But POCO F2 Pro has a 3.5 mm audio jack, unlike Realme X50 Pro 5G.
The most impressive rear camera belongs to the Realme X50 Pro 5G because, unlike the POCO F2 Pro, it offers a 12 MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom.
Realme X50 Pro 5G also wins the front camera comparison because it has an ultrawide dual front camera with 32 and 8 MP resolution, while POCO F2 Pro has a 20 MP single camera. On the other hand, POCO F2 Pro can record 8K videos, while Realme X50 Pro 5G can not.
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The battery is the real strong point of the POCO F2 Pro if we compare it to the Realme X50 Pro 5G. The POCO F2 Pro has a bigger 4700 mAh battery, 500 mAh more than Realme X50 Pro 5G. So it is kinda sure that it will always last more on a single charge, especially if we consider that POCO F2 Pro has a standard refresh rate.
But Realme X50 Pro 5G has a much faster charging technology: with a power of 65W, it goes from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes, while POCO F2 Pro needs 63 minutes.
POCO F2 Pro costs €499 globally in its 6/128 GB configuration (which roughly converts into $540), while Realme X50 Pro goes for €599 ($648) for the 8/128 GB configuration. While POCO F2 Pro is the most affordable Snapdragon 865-powered handset, I would actually spend €100 more to have a higher refresh rate, a telephoto sensor, an ultrawide front camera, stereo speakers, 2 more gigs of RAM inside, and a faster charging technology. I personally prefer these features to the bigger battery found on the POCO F2 Pro, the infrared port, and the audio jack. What would your choice be instead?
Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro vs Oppo Realme X50 Pro: PRO and CONS
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
- More affordable
- Bigger battery
- Holeless display
- UFS 3.1 internal storage
- Standard refresh rate
Oppo Realme X50 Pro
- Up to 12 GB RAM
- More interesting cameras
- Best display
- Faster charging
- Stereo speakers