Our Opinion

Both Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) and realme Narzo 10 have similar value for money, but Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB)  realme Narzo 10 
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Excellence Score
49.8
36.3
Value for Money Score
83.5
83.5
Price ₹ 15,990 onwards ₹ 11,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.53 inches 6.52 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Night mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio G90TRanked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G80Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Mali-G52 MC2
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
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 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 64MP: 1/1.72" Sensor Size; Samsung GW1 sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture; EIS, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide Angle lens; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 2MP: 2cm Macro; 1.75um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture, Night mode, AI Scene detection, Smart Ultra-wide Angle mode, AI Beautify, Burst mode, Tilt-shift, Level display, Custom watermark, Pro mode, AI Portrait mode, 3D Lighting, Panorama mode N/A
Secondary Camera 20MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features 0.9um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, Panorama selfie, Palm shutter, AI Silhouette detection, Wide-angle distortion correction, HDR, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Full screen camera frame, AI Beautify, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection, AI Studio lighting N/A
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.81 mmMedium 9 mmThick
Weight 200 gmHeavy 195 gmHeavy
Width 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating) Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 5000 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 Quick Charge 4+ Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Flash storage; Alexa; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality and premium glass sandwich design, similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Uses Gorilla Glass 5, front and back
  • Good quality, bright 6.53 inch IPS panel, with very good sunlight legibility
  • Supports HDR - a rare find in this price range
  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a number of add-on features and a lot of customizability
  • Excellent, best-in-class performance with the powerful Helio G90T on board - that performs around the same level as last year's flagship Snapdragon 845 - the Redmi Note 8 Pro sails through anything you throw at it - this is essentially a top-end gaming phone on the cheap - and it has a significant edge in benchmarks over it's main competitor, the Realme XT, that packs the Snapdragon 712
  • The Note 8 Pro once again delivers some superlative camera performance for the price bracket (as the Note Pro series has done for a few years now) - especially from the main 64MP camera
  • The quad camera setup on the rear includes a 64MP primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens
  • The main 64MP sensor is versatile and delivers excellent images at day and night
  • It is also capable of some surprisingly good 2x (digital) zoom photos eliminating the need of a cheap telephoto lens
  • The 20MP selfie camera is also pretty good
  • Great video recording quality overall
  • Overall, this is now the best camera phone under INR 20k, with a slight edge over the other great camera phone of this price bracket, the Realme XT, with clearer low-light photos, and slightly sharper images
  • Excellent headphone audio
  • Outstanding, class-leading battery life, with a 4500mAH cell and a super-efficient chipset - you will comfortably get 2 days of use and more
  • Supports USB PD 18W fast charging, that can charge the phone from 0 to 40% in about 30 minutes - and for a change (for the Redmi Note Pro series), now also includes a compatible fast charger in box
  • As usual, the new leader of Xiaomi's Redmi Note series is a fantastic bang-for-the-buck phone and will compete strongly with the Realme XT - choosing between the 2 will be down to your preference - the Note 8 Pro will deliver slightly faster performance, longer battery life, and slightly better camera - on the other hand, the Realme XT will deliver a better (OLED) display, under-display fingerprint reader, and faster 20W VOOC charging - you won't go wrong with either really
  • Fresh, sophisticated and premium-looking rear design - it features a pattern of vertical pinstripes down the rear that seem to shift from side to side when you move the phone around under the light
  • Front looks slick with a dewdrop notch at the top
  • It's relatively easy to use and live with because of its tall and narrow footprint
  • The fingerprint reader is on the back and performs well
  • Large 6.5-inch HD+ display - it's crisp enough for gaming and video streaming
  • Software is one area where Realme has taken a big leap, the Realme UI is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as Game Space, Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others
  • Good performance from the new MediaTek G80 chipset (similar to the Snapdragon 712) - the phone smoothly handles day-to-day task with ease and heavy games like PUBG Mobile run reasonably well
  • Decent quad-camera setup at the back - a 48MP primary camera, a 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • Shots with primary camera, under bright sunlight have lots of detail and exposures are well balanced - it works well for casual photography
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera delivers fairly decent shots and captures more of the scene in the frame, as long as there is good lighting
  • The portrait mode works well with well defined subjects and natural looking bokeh
  • The selfie camera is decent - it also takes quite good portraits
  • Excellent battery life with the 5000 mAh battery - it easily lasts for 2 days of moderate use
  • Decent fast charging with the supplied 18W charger - it fills the phone's battery to the brim in about 2 hours
  • The Narzo 10 is a very strong contender if your priority is performance and battery life, and for its target audience, which are gamers, these are the things that matter
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The camera bump on the rear is on the big side
  • Hefty for the screen size, at 200g
  • It's slippery like glass backs tend to be, so using a case is recommended
  • It's not as clean and minimalistic as stock Android though - in the default setup you will get both plenty of bloatware, and ads in the UI
  • The macro and ultra-wide cameras are uninspiring - for high quality photos you will want to stick to the main camera
  • Video recording in 1080p could have been a bit better
  • Weak-ish mono speaker - while okay, it isn’t very loud or crisp
  • A bit thick at 9mm and relatively hefty at 199g
  • Competition offers better displays with FHD+ resolution
  • The display isn't particularly bright and could be a problem to use in direct sunlight
  • There are still a number of pre-loaded apps however - though most of these can thankfully be uninstalled
  • Low-light photography is just average, as expected from a budget phone
  • Macros are blotchy and rough, with the limited resolution, this camera should be used more for fun than anything else
  • However, if you can spend a little more, you might want to consider the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro instead, as they offer much better performance and cameras
Expert Reviews
  1. For yet another year in a row, the Redmi Note Pro lineup brings a phone which is super easy to recommend...It's true "bang for the buck"
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. As a whole package, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a suitable successor to the very successful Redmi Note 7 Pro....Xiaomi has sweetened the deal by pricing it aggressively and undercutting the Realme XT
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Value for money
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Redmi Note 8 Pro raises the bar once again, for phones in this price bracket
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. There's nothing super revolutionary here, but for the price you pay, the package is pretty solid across the board
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Excellent camera and daily performance...For anyone looking to get a phone in this price bracket, Redmi Note 8 Pro should certainly be in your list of options to consider
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. It is impossible to find a reason to not recommend the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to anyone buying a new phone in the Rs 15,000 price range
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. You get great value, but the downside is the software
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. In this price range, there are few that can match what Redmi is offering
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Maintains the title of the budget smartphone king
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  11. As a package, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an excellent smartphone
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an excellent choice in its segment for shutter bugs, multimedia enthusiasts and casual gamers
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A good all-round phone with something for everyone
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great deal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. Just as you'd expect, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an all-round performer
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Redmi Note 8 Pro continues the Note tradition of being the best in its price segment
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  19. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Narzo 10 is a very strong contender for the price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent gaming-centric smartphone for youngsters on a tight budget
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Another budget option for buyers
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Realme Narzo 10 is good budget smartphone which delivers stable performance
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Realme Nazro 10 is a budget smartphone that ticks most of the boxes, except a better screen
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A solid offering for the price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
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