Poco X2 vs Realme X2, which one is better?? Well in this post, we are going to find out. This two smartphones shared a lot of similarities which will be a little bit difficult to know which one to go for. If you wanted to get this two smartphones but you are not quite sure which one is best or maybe you just wanted to know their differences, this post is for you.
The Poco X2 was launched in February 4 2020 at a starting price of $220 while it’s competitor, the Realme X2 was launched in September last year 2019 at a price of $259 USD and $181 USD depending on the configuration. When the Realme X2 was launched back then, it became a much preferred handset sold below $260 Dollar category.
But, with the launch of Poco X2, there seems to be a foreshadow on how these two brands would compete to gain more popularity among each other while also keeping in mind other market competitors such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and so on.
Build Quality & Design Comparison
Looking at the design of this two smartphones. The Poco X2 comes with a nice gradient color, likewise the Realme X2. The quad camera setup on the Poco is positioned vertically in a circular shiny frame while the one on the Realme is set vertically.
The Poco uses a punch hole display while the Realme smartphone has an Infinity V display. In terms of weight, Poco X2 weighs more than the Realme X2, it weighs about 208grams while the Realme X2 weighs about 182grams. The back of this two devices are made from glass.
But the Poco uses an Aluminium frame while the Realme uses a plastic frame. The glass back on this two devices are protected by a corning gorilla glass 5. Poco X2 uses a Hybrid SIM slot while the Realme X2 uses a normal SIM slot.
Poco X2 has an ability to resist water splash while the Realme X2 can’t do that. But in terms of portability, the Realme X2 will fit more comfortable on the hand than the Poco X2. The Poco X2 has a dimension of 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm while the Realme X2 has a dimension of 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm.1.
All in all, i prefer the build quality and design of the Poco X2. This phone has an Aluminium frame which is stronger than the plastic frame on the Realme X2. Another thing is that the Poco X2 supports splash resistant which is quite absent on the Realme X2.
Taking a look at the display, the Poco X2 comes with a 6.67inch Full HD+ display, which is a 1080 by 2400 pixels. It has a ppi of 386 and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The device has a 120GHz refresh rate and up to 500nits brightness. It uses an IPS LCD screen with 16M colours.
The Realme X2 on the other hand comes with a smaller 6.4inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. It has a ppi of 403 and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The display on the phone uses a Super AMOLED panel which is protected with a corning gorilla glass 5.
Poco X2 display is also protected by a corning gorilla glass 5. The chin and bezels on the Poco X2 are more thinner than the one on the Realme X2. That’s why the Poco has 88.8% screen to body ratio and Realme X2 having 84.3% screen to body ratio.
Like i said before, the Poco uses a punch hole display while the Realme uses an infinity V display. So which display is better? In terms of super nice color reproduction, the Realme X2 is better here. It uses a Super AMOLED screen with 403 ppi unlike the Poco X2 which uses an IPS LCD screen with 386 ppi.
There is no way that the display on the Poco X2 is bad but at least for comparison, the display quality, plus color reproduction on the Realme X2 is better. However, consuming media contents on the Poco X2 will be more enjoyable as it bags a huge 6.67inch display size.
Hardware & Software Comparison
When it comes to the hardware and software aspect of this comparison, this is where they really fought hard. The Poco X2 runs on the latest Android 10 operating system straight out of the box, while the Realme X2 runs on Android 9 pie operating system.
But it can be upgraded to Android 10 since Realme has sent out the Android 10 update to their Realme X2 users. The Poco X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.2GHz.
The Realme X2 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Both this two devices has an Adreno 618 GPU and runs on their latest OS skin on top of Android.
Realme X2 runs on the latest ColorOS 6 while the Poco X2 runs on MIUI 11. The Poco comes in three configurations which includes 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM and 256GB 8GB RAM while the Realme X2 comes in four configurations which are 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM.
You can extend their storages. When it comes to the hardware and software aspect, both this two devices will perform the same, they both has the same chipset, same RAM and ROM size, same OS and same GPU.
The Poco X2 comes with a quad camera set-up which includes a 64MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, 8MP ultra wide with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP dedicated macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, it comes with a dual camera set-up which includes a 20MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP camera with f/2.4 aperture. The Realme X2 on the other hand comes with a quad rear cameras which includes a 64MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra wide with f/2.3 aperture, 2MP dedicated macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, it has a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. When it comes to the camera aspect, both this two devices will deliver quite good detailed pictures. The Poco X2 and the Realme X2 can shoot a 4k video at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps and 720p videos at 960fps. They also supports EIS, which means electronic image stabilization.
The front camera of both this two devices shoots video in 1080p at 30fps. This phones will deliver good pictures. In terms of security, the Poco X2 has a side mounted fingerprint reader which also doubles up as power button. While the Realme X2 has an under display fingerprint sensor.
What is powering the Poco X2 is a 4,500mAh battery which supports 27W fast charging, Poco claimed that it can take this device from 0 to 100% in 68mins. On the other hand, the Realme X2 comes with a 4,000mAh battery which supports 30W fast charging.
Realme also claimed that this charger can take this phone from 0% to 67% in 30mins. So from the look of things, Poco X2 will last longer than the Realme X2.
Poco X2 Vs Realme X2 Comparison ratings
- Build Quality & Design: Poco 98% | Realme 96%
- Display: Poco 98% | Realme 100%
- Hardware & Software: Poco 100% | Realme 100%
- Battery: Poco 100% | Realme 98%
Which is better??
Well both this two devices are great. They are a very good smartphones, you can’t go wrong with either of them. But in terms of comparison, i can’t really spot something solid to differentiate them. If i should choose, i will go for the Realme X2 because of it’s Super AMOLED display.