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The realme X50 Pro 5G (12GB RAM, 256GB) is a slightly better phone than the Vivo X50 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme X50 Pro 5G (12GB RAM, 256GB)!

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Excellence Score
74.1
74.6
Value for Money Score
59.7
67.5
Price ₹ 44,999 onwards ₹ 36,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2020 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to Android 11 Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.56 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2376 pixels (~ 398 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 90 HzHigh
Display Features HDR10+, 3D Curved Display 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 12 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 + 13MP + 8MP + 8MP 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/1.6 Aperture; PDAF; Gimbal OIS, 13MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 50mm Focal Length; Depth Sensor; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; 2x Optical Zoom, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 120-degree Sensor Size; 16mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/3.4 Aperture; 135mm Focal Length; Periscope Telephoto; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; PDAF; OIS; 5x Optical Zoom, Super Night Mode 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 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.5 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 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 256 GB 256 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 mmMedium 9.4 mmThick
Weight 182 gmMedium 207 gmHeavy
Width 72.8 mmComfortable for one-handed use 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4315 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, 33W FlashCharge 2.0 Yes, 65W SuperDart Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 2.1 Storage; 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]
  • The Vivo X50 Pro is a breath of fresh air, bringing a sexy, luxurious design - the soft satin finish of the glass back with a classy matte metallic hue gives it a unique and amiable look
  • It is one of the only Android flagships that is somewhat compact and relatively light-weight
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate for the most part and there's also Face Unlock that works well
  • Very good 6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen, which looks pretty good - the colours are punchy, saturated and viewing content on it is a delight
  • The display have all the bells and whistles here including a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz response rate, HDR10+ support and up to 1300 nits peak brightness
  • Very good performance with the new Snapdragon 765G - the Vivo X50 Pro dashes through everything you throw at it, for day to day use, you should have no issues whatsoever and Heavy 3D games like PUBG Mobile runs smoothly
  • Very good quad camera setup - a primary gimbal 48MP sensor, a 13MP portrait zoom lens, an 8MP ultra-wide and an 8MP periscope lens
  • In daylight everything looks generally pleasing including sharp, detailed shots with good colours - the gimbal system is as if the sensor is 'floating', so it can compensate in three dimensions to help keep everything extra stable and smooth
  • The ultra-wide camera gets you that extra-wide perspective on the world - it adds a little extra fun to the functionality with the macro mode and can take sharp and detailed close-ups
  • The 5X periscope can help bring farther away subjects to appear closer in the frame, it is really useful at times - it can crop up to 60X digitally
  • The front-facing 32MP camera does a good job - the portrait mode works well, filters, Beauty and other usual features are also present
  • Video recording on the X50 Pro is excellent with the gimble coming into play, it captures amazingly smooth video, just like a camera on gimble would
  • Overall, this is one of the more exciting camera setups at this price and Vivo isn't playing a numbers game, each camera has different functionality that adds to the overall versatility of the cameras
  • Good loudspeaker performance - the output is loud and clear with very little distortion in the bass at full volume (though, most competitors offer stereo speakers at this price)
  • Good battery life with the 4315 mAh cell - it will easily last a full day on a single charge with 90 Hz display on moderate use
  • Very good fast charging with the 33W Flash Charger - it can fill up the battery in about 80 minutes
  • The Vivo X50 Pro is the most polished smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, some of its hardware is second to none, the cameras are extremely enjoyable, the battery backup is reliable, all of which comes in a powerful petite package (though, the software might be an eyesore to a lot of user)
  • 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]
  • As with all previous Vivo phones, the software experience continues to be the pain point, it has barely improved over the last few years - this wouldn’t have been as big a deal if it were another one of Vivo’s budget smartphones, but consumers expect an ad-free, no-frills affair in the premium segment, that the X50 Pro is lacking
  • There’s no headphone jack and you will have to invest in some good Bluetooth headsets if you want to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously
  • If great software is high on your priorities, the OnePlus 8 is a serious contender with equally excellent hardware and a software skin that is easy to be smitten with, but its cameras aren't as great as the X50 Pro - there’s also the Xiaomi Mi 10 which offers a complete hardware and camera package
  • 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 X50 Pro is worth every penny and won't disappoint one bit those who appreciate the whole package
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Vivo X50 Pro is the most polished smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, just can't say the same about its software
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The gimbal camera stabilisation is the party-piece for the Vivo X50 Pro
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Gimbal Camera Works, But There’s More To Like Elsewhere
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It is best when you look at the camera and general performance, but not overall
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. A unique camera phone with few rivals
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The phone has a pretty package to go with its flagship-class camera and does enough to hide the fact that it doesn’t use a chipset that users spending nearly 50k on a phone expect
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Vivo X50/Pro is a great photography tool
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. Get it for the cameras and design
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Vivo X50 Pro is one really good looking smartphone that has an impressive camera
    tech.hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Delivers strong on design, finish, and feature set
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  17. in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. cnet.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  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
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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