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Home > New Gear > Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Realme X2 Pro: which smartphone offers the best value for money?
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Realme X2 Pro: which smartphone offers the best value for money?

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Realme X2 Pro: which smartphone offers the best value for money?

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-11-07 8238 0

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (aka Mi CC9 Pro) and Mi Note 10 Pro (aka Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition) has been just unveiled in Europe. The phone stands out among many other phones on the market for its premium 108MP Penta rear cameras and stunning design. While the Realme X2 Pro is also a newly released popular phone and it features high price-performance ratio. So which one is more worth buying? That’s what we are talking about here. Just check the detailed comparison below, then you will make a final decision.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: main specs


Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Realme X2 Pro


6.47-inch AMOLED dewdrop curved screen

6.5-inch AMOLED water drop screen

Screen resolution

2340 x 1080 pixels

2400 x 1080 pixels

Screen refresh rate




Snapdragon 730G

Snapdragon 855+


Adreno 618

Adreno 640

Rear camera

● 108MP primary lens: 1/1.33” large photosensitive element, 1.6um 4-in-1 large pixels, 7P lens (8P lens only on 8GB + 256GB version), f/1.69 aperture, 4-axis optical anti-shaking;


● 20MP ultra wide-angle lens: 117 degree field of view, 1.5cm super macro;


● 12MP portrait lens: 2x optical zoom, 1.4um large pixels, dual PDAF


● 5MP super telephoto lens: 10x hybrid optical zoom, 50x digital zoom, 4-axis optical anti-shaking;


● 2MP macro lens: 2-10cm, AF macro photography


● Dual soft light; dual LED flash light  

● 64MP primary lens: Samsung GW1 sensor; 1/1.72” sensor size, f/1.8 aperture, 6P lens;

● 13MP telephoto lens: f/1.25 aperture, 5P lens, 5X hybrid optical zoom and 20X hybrid zoom

● 8MP wide angle lens: 115 degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, super night mode support;

● 2MP portrait lens: f/2.4 aperture


Front camera

32MP: 1.6um 4-in-1 large pixels, f/2.0 large aperture

16MP: night mode support



4000mAh battery


Support 30W fast charging

Support 50W fast charging

Operating system

MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie

ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie


6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

8 GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM (UFS 2.1)

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (UFS 2.1);

8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 3.0);

12GB RAM + 256GB ROM (UFS 3.0)

Memory expansion

Not support

Not support

3.5mm headphone jack



In-screen fingerprint sensor







157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7mm (6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 inch)

161x75.7x8.7mm (6.34x2.98x0.34 inch)





6GB + 128GB version: $609.99 on Gearbest

8GB + 256GB version: 649 euros (about $718)

Starts from 399 euros


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: design

When taking a first look at the two smartphones, we will easily find that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comes with a more stylish look thanks to its curved screen design, while the Realme X2 Pro adopts a normal water drop full screen design.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro 

On the back, there are vertical aligned Penta rear cameras on the upper left corner and dual flash lights on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, while the Realme X2 Pro offers vertical aligned quad rear cameras in the upper middle.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: which offers the best cameras?

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 features 108MP Penta rear cameras, which consists of a 108MP primary lens, a 20MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 12MP portrait lens, 5MP super telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 camera 

However, the Realme X2 Pro offers moderate camera specs. It has quad rear camera combination of a 64MP primary lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide angle lens and a 2MP portrait lens.


Therefore, it is no doubt that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers better camera performance than Realme X2 Pro.     

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: processor and hardware performance

The two phones offer different processor. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is powered by Snapdragon 730G processor, while the Realme X2 Pro is equipped with Snapdragon 855+ processor.


It is obvious that the Snapdragon 855+ is much more powerful than Snapdragon 730G. As the Snapdragon 730G is just a mid-range processor, while the Snapdragon 855+ is one of the most powerful high-end processors which can compete with Kirin 990 and Apple A13 Bionic.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 processor  

Therefore, the Snapdragon 855+ on the Realme X2 Pro will offer you smoother and more enhanced gaming performance.


In addition, the Realme X2 Pro 8GB + 128GB version and 12GB + 256GB version are equipped with UFS 3.0 storage chip, which will offer you much improved reading and writing speed. With it, you will enjoy more fluid experience and fast speed when loading large size games or copying large files or videos.

 Realme X2 Pro: processor 

Moreover, the Realme X2 Pro offers 90Hz screen refresh rate, while the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 only offers a normal 60Hz screen refresh rate. The higher screen fresh rate will bring you smoother scrolling and animations and it can also reduce eye fatigue. That’s also a very good feature for game playing. Presently, the 90Hz screen fresh rate has been a popular feature among high-end smartphones like OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, etc.

 Realme X2 Pro 

So, in terms of processor and hardware performance, the Realme X2 Pro is much better than Xiaomi Mi Note 10, as it offers almost flagship-level performance.   


In other aspects, the two phones share the same features, such as Android 9.0 Pie operating system, 3.5mm headphone jack, in-screen fingerprint sensor unlock and NFC support.   

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: battery and charging

Battery is also another factor that we must consider when comparing the two phones. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is equipped with a whopping 5260mAh battery and it supports 30W fast charging. Xiaomi official boasts that it will offer you up to 2 days of autonomy. However, the large battery will increase the phone’s weight. So the weight of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 reaches 208g.  

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 battery  

The Realme X2 Pro is paired with a smaller battery capacity of 4000mAh, but it supports 50W fast charging. With it, you can charge your phone from 0% to 100% within 35 minutes.


Therefore, they have different strengths in battery and charging. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers larger battery capacity, while the Realme X2 Pro will offer you faster charging speed.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Realme X2 Pro: price and which one should you choose?

Now, it’s time to talk about their price. The newly released Xiaomi Mi Note 10 6GB + 128GB version is priced at $609.99 on Gearbest, while the Realme X2 Pro comes with a lower price tag, its 6GB + 64GB version only costs 399 euros (about $442).     

So how to choose?

In fact, the differences and highlights between the two smartphones are obvious. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 does a better job in design and excellent cameras, while the Realme X2 Pro offers more excellent hardware performance.

If you want to find the best camera phone, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a good choice. Although it asks for a higher price than Realme X2 Pro, it’s still a budget alternative to best camera phones on the market.

However, if you requires a lot for phone’s performance so that you will enjoy a faster and smoother speed for both daily use and game playing, we recommend you to choose the Realme X2 Pro. As it offers many flagship-level specs at an affordable price.     

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