POCO F2 Pro it was just officially presented and it is for all to see that it is the version for us Europeans of Redmi K30 Pro. It is a top of the range in all respects and which, given the price range at which it presents itself, goes directly against Realme X50 Pro 5G. Coincidence wants that the latter was also presented in Italy today. Therefore one wonders: which one is the most promising on paper? Let's see what are the differences among the smartphones involved.
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POCO F2 Pro vs Realme X50 Pro 5G: what are the differences?
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Construction & Unlocking
- POCO F2 Pro: 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm - 218 g
- Realme X50 Pro 5G: 159 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm - 205 g
Unlike what happens on average in 2020, we are faced with two top of the range not very similar to each other. If we talk about originality, it probably is POCO F2 Pro to prevail, adopting a full screen look and a camera layout poco adopted. On the contrary, Realme X50 Pro 5G has a design more in line with most of the early 2020 flagships, both in front and behind.
If we talk about dimensions, however, the X50 Pro 5G is slightly more compact, although in both cases we are not talking about compact phones. Nothing changes in the unlock method, making use of a ID reader in the display with optical technology, with the aid of an AMOLED display. This is slightly faster on POCO F2 Pro, but very little. I do not recommend, then, the use of unlocking by facial recognition, because the one in 2D exploited by these two phones is not secure. By acquiring a selfie camera in view, with two sensors, Realme X50 Pro it is faster to unlock the device through this method.
From the point of view of the colors, we find a wider choice in the case of POCO. It must be said that those offered by Realme know less than "already seen".
- POCO F2 Pro: Super AMOLED 6.67 ″ Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) - 395 PPI - 20: 9 - Gorilla Glass 5
- Realme X50 Pro 5G: Super AMOLED 6.44 ″ Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) - 409 PPI - 20: 9 - Gorilla Glass 5 - 90 Hz
As anticipated, POCO F2 Pro enjoys a panel full screen free of clutter, whether they are notches or various notches. On the other hand, with his perforated screen, Realme X50 Pro 5G it is a step forward in terms of performance. And the refresh rate a 90 Hz it is the best compromise between screen fluidity and energy consumption.
In terms of colors, both smartphones show a good level, although it will still be possible to change the entire color range through the settings menu.
Hardware & Software
- POCO F2 Pro: Snapdragon 865 - 7 nm + - Adreno 650 - 6/8 GB RAM LPDDR4X / LPDDR5 - 128/256 GB UFS 3.0 / 3.1
- Realme X50 Pro 5G: Snapdragon 865 - 7 nm + - Adreno 650 - 6/8/12 GB RAM LPDDR5 - 128/256 GB UFS 3.0
Like any respectable top of the range in the first half of 2020, both are driven by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 platform. A distinction must be made for memory cuts, starting from the fact that we take into consideration that a equal price: 8 / 128 GB to Realme e 8 / 256 GB to POCO. There is a clear distinction to be made by the standards at stake: this version of POCO F2 Pro has storage UFS 3.1. For Realme X50 Pro 5G the memory is of the UFS 3.0 type: despite this, it is able to outperform the competition. This is thanks to the help of Turbo Write + Host Performance Booster technology, a series of optimizations capable of giving an additional boost.
We leave you below the benchmarks of POCO F2 Pro:
Here, however, you will be able to take a look at the benchmarks of Realme X50 Pro:
Inside both smartphones, however, we find a cooling system inserted in the body to keep temperatures at bay. No special fans or systems, but "only" a steam chamber and a copper heatpipe.
As for the software (based on Android 10), things get much more different here. On the one hand the MIUI with POCO Launcher 2.0, on the other the Real UI, two UI different but close to the vision "vanilla”Of Android. There is no shortage of additional features, such as the Dark Theme, the app drawer and so on: from this point of view, it is also the personal taste of the graphic UI adopted. It must be considered that, on the updates side, Xiaomi boasts a more extensive history and timeliness that Realme has yet to demonstrate, as far as it is on the right track.
In the gallery below we leave you with a rundown of the Real UI:
Below, however, you will find several images of MIUI customized for POCO:
- POCO F2 Pro
- Rear: 64 + 5 + 13 + 2 MP - f/1.89-2.4-2.2-2.4 - 1 / 1.72 ″ - 0.8 -? - 1.12-1.75 µm - PDAF autofocus - 123 ° wide angle - telephoto / macro 50 mm - ToF
- Front: 20 MP - 0.8 µm
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Rear: 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP - f/1.8-2.5-2.3-2.4 - 1 / 1.72 ″ - 0.8 µm - PDAF autofocus - 119 ° wide angle - 54 mm telephoto lens - ToF
- Front: 32 + 8 MP - f/ 2.5-2.2 - 1 / 2.8 ″ -1 / 4 ″ - 0.8-1.12 µm
Apparently the configuration of the two is very similar, with a quad camera complete with a little bit of everything you need. Note, however, how the telephoto lens of POCO F2 Pro has a lower focal length (and therefore an optical zoom a lower hair) but at the same time acts as macro. In addition, its wide angle it has a wider field of view, being able to acquire an even wider shot. The most substantial difference lies ahead, where Realme X50 Pro 5G sports a dual selfie camera complete wide-angle lens for easy group selfies.
Below you will find the gallery with all the photos taken with POCO F2 Pro:
Below you will find the gallery with all the photos taken with Realme X50 Pro:
Connectivity & Audio
- POCO F2 Pro: dual SIM 4G + / 5G - Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band - Bluetooth 5.1 - NFC - Dual Frequency GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / Galileo / BeiDou - USB Type-C - mini-jack - IR sensor
- Realme X50 Pro 5G: dual SIM 4G + / 5G - Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band - Bluetooth 5.1 - NFC - Dual Frequency GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / Galileo / BeiDou / NaviC - USB Type-C
Given the presence of the Qualcomm SoC, both are equipped with Snapdragon X55 modem with relative connection to the 5G, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and BT 5.1 support. To change are the "details", all in favor of POCO F2 Pro, including entrance mini-jack e IR sensor. But the advantage of Realme X50 Pro 5G is another, that is the insertion of a couple of stereo speaker.
- POCO F2 Pro: 4700 mAh - 33W charging
- Realme X50 Pro 5G: 4200 mAh - 65W charging
We conclude the examination of the data sheet talking about battery, on paper for the benefit of POCO F2 Pro, with an amperage not of poco greater. And considering the 60 Hz screen, we do not struggle to believe that F2 Pro can be a champion of autonomy, given what Xiaomi has shown in the past. It must be said, however, that the double battery of Realme X50 Pro 5G can boast charging Superdart. This allows him to go from 10 to 100% charge in approximately 25 - 30 minutes, compared to about 70 minutes needed for POCO.
Availability & Price
- POCO F2 Pro
- 6 / 128 GB: €499
- 8 / 256 GB: €599
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- 8 / 128 GB: €599.90
- 8 / 256 GB: €669.90
- 12 / 256 GB: €749.90
Both officially available in Italy, Realme X50 Pro 5G goes further with prices, relying on more capacious memory cuts. At the same price, however, POCO F2 Pro offers more storage space.
In the last days the really X50 Pro fell to €549 su eBay using the coupon PITAPAON. The offer may end while stocks last.
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