Our Opinion

The realme X50 Pro 5G (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a slightly better phone, but the OnePlus Nord (8GB RAM, 128GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

OnePlus Nord (8GB RAM, 128GB)  realme X50 Pro 5G (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
OnePlus Nord realme X50 Pro
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Excellence Score
71.8
73.0
Value for Money Score
82.3
62.9
Price ₹ 27,999 onwards ₹ 39,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2020 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 90 HzHigh
Display Features Video enhancer, Reading mode, Night mode 90Hz Refresh Rate, Dual Punch-hole Cameras, HDR10+
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.4 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 765GRanked #16 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 620 Adreno 650
RAM 8 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes 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 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length, 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 8MP: f/2.3 Aperture; 119-degree Ultra-wide Sensor, 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60/240fps, EIS 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 32MP + 8MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features 32MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 105-degree Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel, HDR, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60fps 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 184 gmMedium 207 gmHeavy
Width 73.3 mmOk for one-handed use 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4115 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, 30 Warp Charge Yes, 65W SuperDart Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; 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]
  • Elegant and attractive looks - the Nord has the same design language as OnePlus flagships, and the in-hand feel is excellent
  • Front design is similar to some of the Oppo and Realme phones with its dual punch-hole selfie camera
  • The flat panel makes it significantly easier to use the phone with single hand
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor as well as the face unlock works very well, and all it needs is a quick tap to unlock the phone
  • Bright, crisp 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display - the 90Hz display on the Nord is just as vibrant and fluid as the OnePlus 8 with punchy colours and excellent viewing angles
  • The brightness levels are more than enough for any situation indoors while being enough for direct under-the-sun use
  • The OxygenOS is delight to have at this price, it is one of the most thoughtful, simple and clean Android skins which arguably offers the best user experience at this price point
  • Snappy and fluid performance from the new Snapdragon 765G - in regular use there's hardly any difference between the Nord and OnePlus 8, it feels as fast and responsive as it's more expensive sibling - heavy games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9 run at their highest setting without any issue or lag
  • Good camera setup for the price - a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro
  • The primary camera is the same as the one on the OnePlus 8 and captures good detail and colours are really punchy and vibrant
  • The ultra-wide camera captures does a good job with colours and HDR with expected weaker details than the primary camera
  • The macro camera works decently well when there is a good amount of ambient light around the subject
  • The portrait lens also does a decent job, creates good bokeh and brings out nice portrait shots
  • Low-light photos turn out decent, given strong enough light sources around - for darker scenes, OnePlus offers a dedicated Night mode which can be quite effective in brightening up photos
  • Very good dual selfie cameras, a 32MP primary and an 8MP ultra-wide - the primary camera captures very good details, skin tones look good, and HDR is handled well
  • The ultra-wide front camera is a thoughtful addition which captures a lot wider scene for all your groupies
  • Overall, OnePlus has accumulated a great set of cameras for the price, they need some more tuning which OnePlus is known to provide with future updates
  • Very good battery life from the 4115 mAh battery - it can easily accommodate for a day and half worth of usage with light to moderate use at 90 Hz, switching to 60 Hz improves the battery even futher
  • Very good fast charging with the provided 30W charger in the box - it is able to take the battery to around 93 per cent in an hour, which is fairly quick
  • The OnePlus Nord ticks all the right boxes - you get a 90Hz AMOLED display, robust hardware, good set of cameras at the back and front, unmatched software experience, and 30W fast charging - OnePlus did a fantastic job distilling the essence of its flagships into the Nord, and the result is one of the best mid-range phones in 2020
  • 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 Nord has a plastic mid-frame which definitely affects its premium positioning
  • 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 OnePlus Nord is a solid 5G-enabled mid-ranger, one combining a well-balanced specs sheet, with the excellent, class-leading experience of Oxygen OS
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus Nord shines with its display, performance and gaming experiences
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The same OnePlus experience, but at a lower price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus Nord is a compact smartphone that offers the smoothest smartphone experience at this price
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Nord is an impressive smartphone, OnePlus has added all the right ingredients to jump-start its affordable phase of devices
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. It has a comfortable, high-end design, smooth performance, and long-lasting battery life you don't have to worry about
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Nord is a budget phone you can buy without worrying that it’ll need to be replaced next year.
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. One of the best mid-range phones in 2020
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus Nord appears to be quite an impressive deal because of the sum of its premium design, and powerful internals
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  1. With the X50 Pro, Realme flexes its muscles and takes the crown for being the first brand in India to launch a Snapdragon 865 powered smartphone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. The Realme X50 Pro is a mix of both good and bad
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. 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 »
  7. Flagship-class specs at a mid-range price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. 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 »
  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
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Realme X50 Pro reads like any other high-end Android flagship but costs almost half as much and charges faster too
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