Comparison Redmi Note 10 Pro vs POCO X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A52: Which is Best?

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In recent months, the mid-range sector has been overwhelmed by many new devices, many of which are quite interesting. In fact, nowadays it is possible to spend poco and get more than noteworthy performance, without necessarily having to get to crazy figures. This, therefore, made possible an even greater expansion of this market. Very often, however, the other side of the coin is represented by the indecision of the users; it happens that you absolutely do not know which brand to rely on, for several reasons. We, therefore, are here for this, to shed light on the various products released in the last period and on those that actually turn out to be the best. Which will have received, therefore, the best mid-range scepter between Notes redmi 10 Pro, POCO X3 Pro, Realme 8 Pro e Samsung Galaxy A52? Find out with us, in this comparison.

Comparison Redmi Note 10 Pro vs POCO X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A52

Unboxing

Taking a look at the packaging, we see how the various brands have taken directions as different as they are similar. Within the various sales packages, in fact, we always find the same components and this is precisely the reason why we are going to enclose them all together below:

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro, POCO X3 Pro, Realme 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A52;
  • soft transparent TPU cover;
  • USB / USB Type-C cable for charging;
  • pre-applied plastic film on the front glass;
  • wall power supply, with European socket;
  • pin for removing the SIM slot;
  • short instruction manual.

Design & Materials

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: 164,0 x 76,5 x 8,1 mm with a weight of about 193 grams;
  • POCO X3 Pro: 165,3 x 76,8 x 9,4 mm with a weight of about 215 grams;
  • Realme 8 Pro: 160,6 x 73,9 x 8,1 mm with a weight of about 176 grams;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: 159,9 x 75,1 x 8,4 mm with a weight of about 189 grams.

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It is difficult to say which smartphone is actually better on an aesthetic level, since it is a purely subjective aspect. In this respect, however, we can see some similar characteristics on the front such as the presence of punch-hole display on all models. Only the position of this component varies, which on Realme 8 Pro resides on the left side, unlike all other smartphones that instead have the central hole. From the point of view of dimensions, then, almost nothing changes, although the weight is greater on POCO X3 Pro which, therefore, in everyday use turns out to be the slightly more uncomfortable smartphone.

Things vary a lot by looking at the back of these devices which, therefore, have adopted different stylistic solutions. Samsung, in fact, has opted for a more classic line, with a photographic form set in a fairly iconic rectangular surface. The same goes for two other models including Realme 8 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro which ultimately opted for a similar solution. The design and size of these compartments vary greatly, but the substance remains the same. What differs the most is precisely POCO X3 Pro which, after all, shows a decentralized module and characterized by slightly more original shapes.

Unlocking Systems

Let's say that with regard to the unlocking systems, the variety on these models is not lacking, although there are the usual two solutions: biometric sensor and face unlock.

On Samsung Galaxy A52 and Realme 8 Pro we have a fingerprint sensor placed under the display, while on Redmi Note 10 Pro e POCO X3 Pro this sensor was placed on the right frame. What changes? Basically these last two smartphones allow you to unlock the device in a slightly more immediate way, at least as far as I'm concerned. I must also say, however, that the solution presented by Samsung and Realme is absolutely valid and, above all, very comfortable. It is, therefore, a very subjective choice in this regard, although I can guarantee you that you will be happy in both cases.

I won't go into the specifics of facial recognition anymore because it's a method anyway poco safe and poco accurate, especially in some slightly more unfavorable light conditions.

Display

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro:  Super AMOLED da 6.67 "Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) with ratio in 20:9, PPI 395, screen-to-body-ratio of 85,6%, refresh rate a 120Hz and protected by a screen Gorilla Glass 5;
  • POCO X3 Pro:  IPS LCD da 6.67 "Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) with ratio in 20:9, PPI 395, screen-to-body-ratio of 84,6%, refresh rate a 120Hz and protected by a screen Gorilla Glass 5;
  • Realme 8 Pro:  Super AMOLED da 6.4 "Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) with ratio in 20:9, PPI 409, screen-to-body-ratio of 90,8%, refresh rate a 60Hz and protected by a screen Gorilla Glass 5;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52:  Super AMOLED da 6.5 "Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) with ratio in 20:9, PPI 405, screen-to-body-ratio of 89,5%, refresh rate a 120Hz and protected by a screen Gorilla Glass 5.

Taking a look at the technical characteristics we notice a big difference on POCO X3 Pro, since an IPS panel was simply mounted on this model. Despite this, however, the quality is good and the colors are quite faithful to reality. Obviously, however, it is not possible to compare this quality to that expressed by the displays Super AMOLED that we find on the other models, which do not show any problem with light bleeding or halos along the side edges. Beyond this, then, the definition is greater and the contrasts are amazing, giving just that extra edge in this respect. I tell you, in any case, that the brightness sensors behave more or less in the same way, managing to calibrate the panel quite well at different times of the day.

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Regarding the refresh rate we find some substantial differences. Let's see, in fact, how POCO X3 Pro while mounting an LCD display is equipped with a display refresh rate equal to 120Hz. A feature that certainly works in its favor. The situation is different, however, for Realme 8 Pro which despite presenting a Super AMOLED remains anchored to 60Hz. I assure you, therefore, that going from 60Hz to 90 / 120Hz the difference is palpable, especially in the scrolling of web pages and navigation within the phone interface. However, this does not justify the purchase of one model rather than the other for everyone.

Hardware & Performance

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618 GPU, 6/8 GB of LPDD4x RAM and 64/128 GB of storage (UFS 2.2) expandable via microSD;
  • POCO X3 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640 GPU, 6/8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128/256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage expandable via microSD;
  • Realme 8 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618 GPU, 6/8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage expandable via microSD;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, Adreno 619 GPU, 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage expandable via microSD.

We cannot deny that there are obvious differences in this area, some of which are also quite marked. POCO X3 ProIn fact, it is precisely the smartphone that has absolutely staked everything on this aspect, equipping itself with a top-of-the-range smartphone SoC with very high-profile memories. At the hardware level, therefore, it is by far the best on the list. Not for this, however, it is the one that behaves better in everyday use, because even the software must do its part. Beyond this aspect, in any case, the other three models compared are very similar and all take advantage of medium-high-end hardware.

Let's say that the smartphone's POCO it is the one that ultimately behaves better in the gaming phase, where the raw power of the processor comes out in a preponderant way. In daily use, however, I have not noticed any problems with this unit, as well as with the others. Beyond the software, which we will see in between poco, I was more than satisfied with each of these products, because they are always quite responsive and free of major problems. Also from the point of view of temperatures, then, I have never been faced with incandescent products, a sign that the cooling systems used are able to be quite effective.

Benchmark

Software

Let's say that at the software level we have a decent variety in this case, despite all the various smartphones are ultimately based on Android 11.

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: MIUI 12, security patch of 01/03/2021;
  • POCO X3 Pro: MIUI 12, security patch of 01/03/2021;
  • Realme 8 Pro: Realme UI 2.0, security patch of 05/04/2021;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: Samsung UI 3.0, security patch from 01/04/2021.

With Samsung Galaxy A52 we have, therefore, the Samsung UI 3.0 which, from several points of view, is an interface that offers a much higher level of customization than you might think. Also in this case it is all very subjective but I must say that I found few defects resulting in very fast, fluid and reliable. The same goes for the two Xiaomi products, therefore POCO X3 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro which, after all, mount the same MIUI 12. On the one hand, however, we find POCO with its minimal customization on the software which, however, does not distort the entire system.

When I review a product from Realme I always speak very highly of the software, because as far as I'm concerned the Realme UI 2.0 it is one of the most complete and versatile among those on the market. Therefore, I can only praise the effort made to offer customers such a system, which is always fluid and reactive in daily use. For a neophyte it could be a bit difficult, due to the many functions present, but the dynamism of this product is not discussed.

Camera

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: 108 MP, f / 1.9, 1 / 1.97 ″, 0.7 μm, 8 MP f / 2.2 118 ° wide angle, 2 MP macro f / 2.4, 2 MP depth of field and Single Tone LED flash. Frontally we have a 16MP f / 2.45 sensor;
  • POCO X3 Pro: 48 MP, f / 1.79, 1/2 ″, 1.6 µm, 8 MP f / 2.2 119 ° wide angle, 2 MP f / 2.4 macro, 2 MP depth of field and Single Tone LED flash. Frontally we have a 20 MP f / 2.2 sensor;
  • Realme 8 Pro: 108 MP, f / 1.88, 1 / 1.52 ″, 8 MP f / 2.25 119 ° wide angle, 2 MP f / 2.4 macro, 2 MP black / white and Single Tone LED flash. Frontally we have a 16 MP f / 2.45 sensor;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: 64 MP, f / 1.8, 12 MP f / 2.2 123 ° wide angle, 5 MP f / 2.4 macro, 5 MP depth of field and Single Tone LED flash. On the front we have a 32 MP f / 2.2 sensor.

Di day the smartphone that takes the most balanced photos is definitely Samsung Galaxy A52, followed by POCO X3 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro. Let's see, in fact, how these smartphones show really minimal differences in the photos, managing to return a good level of detail and a decent chromatic scale. These are the phones, therefore, that best reproduce the natural colors of the landscape. What, on the other hand, is just out of the chorus is Realme 8 Pro which saturates a lot of the various shades and does not guarantee a rendering as realistic as possible. The colors are therefore very bright and far from the real ones. We hope that in the future there will be an update that puts a limit to this problem. Beyond this aspect, then, this device is also the one to offer the greatest "watercolor" effect, thus being able to show a much lower level of definition than its competitors. The exact same goes for the wide angle too, where in this case they stand out even more POCO X3 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A52. Taking a look at the shots of Redmi Note 10 Pro we notice much darker shades, while on Realme 8 Pro the problems always remain the same.

Where you notice the biggest problems on Realme 8 Pro is with the night photos which are absolutely no match for other competing smartphones. Here, therefore, we have rather dark shots characterized by a high photographic noise that affect the entire quality of the photo. On all the other models, however, things are much better, with Galaxy A52 that most of all manages to return, even without the Night Mode, really noteworthy shots. Obviously, then, with the night mode everything takes on another meaning and also with Redmi Note 10 Pro and POCO X3 Pro we reach a good level. With the wide-angle camera, in any case, you can hardly see anything at night, especially in the absence of good lighting. The only smartphone that is saved from this point of view is only Samsung Galaxy A52.

Can't complain about the selfie camera which on all devices seems to behave quite well. Although there are some differences in the photographic rendering, the shots taken with these models can easily be shared on social networks. Even in this case, however, the Samsung Galaxy A52 ticks slightly which shows a better definition and a good bokeh effect. Not for this, however, the other devices are to be thrown away. Indeed, in this respect it also stands out POCO X3 Pro which unlike the others seems to be more balanced in terms of colors and image depth. It just loses something in the quality of the details.

Audio & Connectivity

From the audio point of view they are all identical, since they are equipped with two stereo speakers. One is positioned inside the ear capsule and the other is located at the bottom, on the lower frame. It is therefore difficult to say which smartphone is actually the best in this respect, given that in these cases the bass is never too present and there is a certain predilection for medium and high tones. Samsung Galaxy A52 is perhaps the one that exhibits a slightly greater depth of sound, but these are very subtle differences that are almost imperceptible in everyday use. I must also point out how this latest smartphone is equipped with audio jack 3,5mm, as well as the other phones involved in this comparison. From the ear capsule, then, he hears quite well during the call phase, not experiencing any particular problems with these products. The voice of our intelocutore is always heard very well and also on the other side of the handset they do not report any criticality.

Regarding connectivity, I leave you below a brief summary of all the components present:

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: dual SIM 4G LTE + microSD, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo, IR sensor, NFC and 3.5mm jack input;
  • POCO X3 Pro: dual SIM 4G LTE or single nano SIM and microSD, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo, IR sensor, and 3.5 mm jack input ;
  • Realme 8 Pro: dual SIM 4G LTE + microSD, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou, NFC and 3.5mm jack input;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: dual SIM 4G LTE or single nano SIM and microSD, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo and 3.5 mm jack input.

There are all the various sensors on the various devices, including that of brightness and proximity. To be honest, therefore, the smartphone that gave me the most problems in this respect is Redmi Note 10 Pro, especially with the proximity sensor. Very often, in fact, it happens that when you bring the phone to your ear to hear a voice note, the display remains on. Even on call, sometimes, I have encountered this problem. In short, it seems that Xiaomi does not really want to improve in this respect with the Note series. Beyond this, however, everything else works perfectly, as on the other models, including browsing through GPS.

It should no longer be a novelty but the presence of the module NFC it can really make a difference in everyday use. In fact, we are increasingly used to paying directly with our smartphone in any shop or club. So having a phone that allows you to do this without pulling out your credit card is just great.

Autonomy

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: 5.020 mAh. 33W power supply;
  • POCO X3 Pro: 5.160 mAh. 33W power supply;
  • Realme 8 Pro: 4.500 mAh. 50W power supply;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: 4.500 mAh. 15W power supply.

The autonomy from smartphone to smartphone varies greatly. Here, in fact, we are talking about completely different measures in some cases, with Samsung Galaxy A52 and Realme 8 Pro featuring smaller batteries. This leads, therefore, to very different results. With the Samsung device, in fact, it is possible to complete a working day but, in the evening, there is very little battery available. The situation is different, however, on Realme 8 Pro, POCO X3 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro which in comparison can cover much more than a single day. Despite the product developed by Realme has a smaller battery, it still manages to offer slightly higher performance than Samsung Galaxy A52. A sign that hardware and software communicate wonderfully, with truly exceptional optimization.

There are also obvious differences in the charging systems where Realme 8 Pro undoubtedly wins, since with the 50W SuperDart we easily go from 10 to 100% in less than an hour. None of the other products within this comparison can do better.

Price & Conclusions

Now the end of this comparison has really come but, before we even come to any kind of conclusion, let's take a look at availability and pricing. In the event that there is some discount in place, or a coupon to redeem, you will surely be informed through ours Telegram channels, which we invite you to follow.

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro: 8 / 128 GB a 279 €;
  • POCO X3 Pro: 6/128 GB approx 190,5 €, the 8/256 GB a 207,1 euro shipped from Europe;
  • Realme 8 Pro: 8/128 GB approx 245,09 € on Amazon;
  • Samsung Galaxy A52: 6 / 128 GB 292 € on Amazon.
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I think it is very difficult to decree an absolute winner in this confrontation. They are smartphones as different as they are similar, in many small aspects, so it becomes difficult to recommend one rather than the other. Ultimately it always depends a lot on everyone's needs, which is why those looking for more autonomy might be drawn to POCO X3 Pro and those who are more attentive to cleaning the operating system could opt for the Samsung Galaxy A52. However, it is also necessary to consider the convenience in everyday use and at this point, therefore, weight and dimensions become important. In short, there are so many parameters to take into consideration that it becomes difficult to give an absolute judgment. This comparison, however, was born precisely with the intention of highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of these devices, without expressing too many judgments on the matter. To you the arduous sentence!

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