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The realme X50 Pro 5G (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Google Pixel 4a, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme X50 Pro 5G (8GB RAM, 128GB)!

Google Pixel 4a  realme X50 Pro 5G (8GB RAM, 128GB) 
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Excellence Score
66.9
72.1
Value for Money Score
66.7
70.1
Price ₹ 31,999 onwards ₹ 31,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.81 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 444 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 90 HzHigh
Display Features OLED, Always-on display, HDR 90Hz Refresh Rate, Dual Punch-hole Cameras, HDR10+
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 650
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 12.2MP 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.7 Aperture, 27mm Focal Length (Wide), 1/2.55" Sensor Size, 1.4um Pixel Size, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, Auto-HDR, Panorama 64MP: f/1.8 aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 12MP: f/2.5 aperture; 54mm Focal Length; 2x Optical Zoom; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.3 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: B/W Sensor; f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps, EIS, Portrait Distortion Correction, Hyper Text, Ultra 64MP Mode, Ultra NightScape, Super NightScape, Panoramic view, Expert mode, Time-lapse, Portrait mode, HDR, Ultra wide mode, Ultra macro mode, AI scene recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion, Bokeh Effect Control
Secondary Camera 8MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 24mm Focal Length (Wide), 1.12um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR 32MP: f/2.5 aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 17mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, EIS, Portrait Mode, Time-lapse, Panoramic view, AI Beauty, HDR, Face-Recognition, Filter, Portrait NightScape, Bokeh Effect Control
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM + GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.2 mmMedium 9.4 mmThick
Weight 143 gmLight 207 gmHeavy
Width 69.4 mmComfortable for one-handed use 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3140 mAh 4200 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging Yes, 65W SuperDart Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Storage; DLNA; NFC; Google Cast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Cute, minimalist design - the matte textured polycarbonate back makes it feel much nicer and less slippery
  • One of the more compact Android smartphones - the result is a handset which is extremely easy to handle, and one-handed use is almost effortless
  • Extremely light-weight, tipping the scales at just 143g
  • The signature coloured lock button is still present and adds a little flair to the overall esthetics
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back, and recognition is fast
  • The screen is a 5.81-inch, Full HD+ OLED panel, and it looks fantastic - the screen provides bright, clear and colourful visuals, watching the HDR content is a pleasing experience, with excellent detail and colour reproduction
  • The Google Pixel 4a also features an always-on display, which will permanently display some useful things like the time, date, battery level, weather and notifications
  • Of course, one of the key selling points of the Pixel series, is the clean, stock version of Android directly from Google, along with three years of promised updates (which are generally delivered almost as soon as they are launched)
  • Then there are some interesting Pixel-only features like the search giant's Recorder app, which can live-transcribe meetings and conversations, help you make notes and some other useful stuff
  • Good performance from the reliable Snapdragon 730G - it can handle any app or game that you run with ease - the heavy games like COD: Mobile also runs well with medium graphics
  • Excellent 12.2MP camera at the back - the camera shines in bright daylight photography: details are well resolved without oversharpening and there's barely any noise - images have great colour and dynamic range, and maintained more contrast than other devices currently on the market
  • Low-light photos are quite good, dynamic range and details are great - adding the Google's Night Sight to the mix and the photos are generally more exposed in the shadows and offer a white balance that's more true to life - it improves the detail and reduces the noise
  • The Pixel 4a supports Astrophotography - it is meant for capturing the starry night skies or moonlit landscapes, depending on the scene, the camera can take anywhere from 1 to more than 3 minutes to capture a shot
  • Portrait mode is impressive with good subject separation and natural background blur
  • The front-facing 8MP camera on the Google Pixel 4a is a solid snapper and produces selfies with good colour and detail
  • There's the obligatory selfie portrait mode, which can apply background blur for artsy self-portraits, and Night Sight is also available on the front camera - this worked well when you try to snap a selfie in lighting that is less than ideal
  • Overall, the images are nearly indistinguishable from the much pricier Pixel 4, that never launched in India - which makes the Pixel 4a arguably the best camera at this price
  • Decent battery life from the 3140 mAh battery - it can last a full day of regular use
  • Decent fast charging from the 18W fast charger in the box, it can fill the phone up in about 90 mins (though, at this price there are better fast charging options available from competition)
  • The Pixel 4a is a simple, no-nonsense phone, it isn't trying to do anything flashy, and if you’re tired of big, expensive phones and just want something compact that works, and works well, it is a good choice to consider
  • Elegant and understated design - the frosted glass back gives it a premium feel and the double punch hole in the front looks classy
  • Both the in-display fingerprint and face unlock work pretty fast
  • Large, vibrant and beautiful 6.4-inch sAMOLED panel - it's a treat to watch content and play games with the cool 90Hz refresh rate
  • The 90Hz refresh rate means everything feels super snappy on the phone - from UI animations & webpage scrolling to games
  • The screen also delivers HDR10+ support and a bunch of colour modes too, there is a dark mode as well to take advantage of the OLED’s inky blacks
  • Realme UI is one of the better takes on a custom OS from Realme - it's less cluttered, has some very neat touches, like being able to record screen activity with internal audio, change app icons and so on
  • Excellent performance with the best processor of the Android world, the Snapdragon 865 - it fly through routine tasks, like messaging, social networking, photography, and casual gaming sessions - the phone manages to run graphic-heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 with amazing smoothness
  • Good, versatile quad camera setup: 64MP primary + 12MP telephoto + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor
  • The pictures shot with the main photo mode look great with lots of details and accurate colours in good lighting conditions
  • Ultra-wide photos from the phone have good details and also capture colours well (though, they aren’t as detailed as pictures clicked with the main camera)
  • The 13MP telephoto camera can achieve 5X optical hybrid zoom and 20X digital zoom - the zoomed-in pictures look surprisingly clear and show a good amount of detail
  • The Realme X50 Pro clicks good selfies in good lighting - selfies clicked with the main 32MP camera sensor look sharp and with a good amount of detail - the portrait selfies also look great with sharp edges and the background properly blurred out
  • The ultra-wide selfie camera is sufficient for clicking group selfies (though, misses out on some details)
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support
  • The Realme X50 Pro also supports 5G and it future proofs the phone to use the feature when it will be available in India (though, don't buy this phone for 5G, there's practically no use for 5G in India right now, as it will take 2 or more years for 5G to come to India)
  • The Realme X50 Pro offers great battery life with the 4200 mAh cell - it will easily last one and a half days with a single charge
  • Insanely fast 65W Super Dart charging - the included 65W charger in the box takes just around 30 minutes to fully charge the phone, which is mind boggling
  • On the whole, the Realme X50 Pro is an excellent, top-grade addition to Realme's tradition of providing surprisingly reasonable priced phones - the best in class Snapdragon 865 with 90Hz smooth display and excellent stereo speaker make this phone one of the best bang for the buck phones at this price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The materials used don't look or feel particularly premium
  • The performance isn't the best for the price - there are plenty of similarly priced handsets offering newer chipsets, more RAM, and a variety of storage options, like the OnePlus Nord
  • However, if you want more from your phone, there are better options available that offer better design, performance, battery and fast charging, like the OnePlus Nord
  • The design is very similar to every other Realme phone out there and the repetition of design is getting boring
  • On the heavy and chunkier side, weighing 207g and having 9.4mm thickness
  • The screen isn't very bright and using it in direct sunlight is difficult
  • Pictures clicked in low-light scenarios miss out on details, colours also look dull and hazy, the camera struggles to focus - the situation remains the same in selfie night mode, the dedicated Night mode resolves the problem slightly but not too much, the OnePlus 7T clicks much better low-light shots while being cheaper
  • Overall, the cameras on the Realme X50 Pro gives you a lot of perspective to play with but quality wise, they aren't the best and phones like OnePlus 7T produce better photos
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of those are included in the retail package)
  • On the other hand, OnePlus 7T offers similar features (except 5G and SD865) and better cameras with one of the best software experiences in lesser money and comes out as a solid competitor
Expert Reviews
  1. The Google Pixel 4a offers a fully rounded Pixel experience in a compact size and at a budget-friendly price point
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  2. Google's impressive single-camera smartphone photography arrives in an affordable, one-hand-friendly design
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  3. A compact phone that's easy to use, a beautiful screen, and one of the best cameras in this price range, the Pixel 4a is hard to beat
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  4. If you’ve always wanted the better camera system but prefer a smaller and compact sized Android smartphone, the Pixel 4a is your best option
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  5. Equal Parts Impressive & Discouraging, Depending On What You Need From It
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  6. The perfect phone for 2020
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  7. Pixel 4a is the photography relief the budget segment needed
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  8. Affordable and compact with a stunning camera
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  1. Among the Realme X50 Pro's best attributes are its super-fast charging, versatile cameras, powerful processor, and slick overall look and feel
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The fact that the Realme X50 Pro offers the latest and the most powerful hardware at this price is impressive... but there are downsides too, like the not the best camera
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Its stellar build quality, top-shelf specs, and buff battery make it a true contender for the best budget flagship on the market... but the cameras could have been better
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Realme X50 Pro is a mix of both good and bad
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Realme X50 Pro appears to have managed to get the pricing right, setting the bar high for future handsets that enter the premium segment this year
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Flagship-class specs at a mid-range price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Realme X50 Pro comes with the top-of-the-line specs sheet and the price point easily makes it accessible to a large audience... but, the cameras could have been better
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Realme X50 Pro reads like any other high-end Android flagship but costs almost half as much and charges faster too
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. One of the most affordable phones to feature the Snapdragon 865 processor and a very good all-rounder
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. At this price, the Realme X50 Pro has certainly set the bar for the value-for-money devices to come
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The Realme X50 Pro ticks almost all the boxes for specs that you would desire in a flagship smartphone
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