The Lava AGNI 5G, which debuted yesterday, is the first 5G phone by an Indian smartphone manufacturer. The handset has been introduced with enticing price of Rs 19,999. This pricing allows it to compete with the likes of Redmi Note 10T 5G and Realme 8s 5G phone from Chinese brands.
The Lava AGNI, Redmi Note 10T, Realme 8s are all equipped with punch-hole displays with high refresh rate support. They are powered by Dimensity chipsets and are packed with large-sized batteries that carry support for fast charging. In addition, these phones are equipped with impressive cameras. Here is a comparison between these handsets to see which one is a better device
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: complete specs
|Specs||Lava AGNI 5G||Realme 8s 5G||Redmi Note 10T 5G|
|Display||6.78-inch FHD+ LCD (90Hz)||6.5-inch FHD+ LCD (90Hz)||6.5-inch FHD+ LCD (90Hz)|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 810||MediaTek Dimensity 810||MediaTek Dimensity 700|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4x||6GB | 8GB LPDDR4x||4GB | 6GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||128GB||128GB UFS 2.1||64GB | 128GB UFS 2.2|
|OS||Android 11 (Stock Edition)||Realme UI based on Android 11||MIUI based on Android 11|
|Rear cameras||64MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP||64MP + 2MP + 2MP||48MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Fast charging||30W fast charging||33W fast charging||18W fast charging|
|Dimensions||168.8 x 76.8 x 9.1mm||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8mm||161.81 x 75.35 x 8.92mm|
|Price||Rs 19,999||Rs 17,999 starting price||Rs 14,999 starting price|
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: price in India
The Lava AGNI comes in a single variant that features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is priced at Rs 19,999. It can be purchased in Fiery Blue colour only. The Realme 8s and Redmi Note 10T are already available for purchase, but the AGNI is now up for pre-booking through Lava India’s website and Amazon India. Pre-booking the AGNI for Rs 500 will allow buyers to avail it at a lower price of Rs 17,999. It will go on sale from November 18th.
The Realme 8s comes in two choices such as 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. They are priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999, respectively. It comes in Universe Blue and Universe Purple colours.
The Redmi Note 10T has two variants such as 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. They are priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. It can be purchased in different colours such as Chromium White, Graphite Black, Metallic Blue, and Mist Green.
The Note 10T does not come in an 8GB+128GB option, while both AGNI and Realme 8s can be purchased in this configuration. If someone is looking for a mid-range 5G phone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the AGNI is a good choice since it packs better internals and comes with an attractive pre-booking price.
Winner: Lava AGNI
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: display
The Lava AGNI has the largest display as compared to Realme 8s and Redmi Note 10T. It features a massive 6.78-inch LCD punch-hole display that offers an FHD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,460 pixels, a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 90Hz refresh rate. The Realme 8s and Note 10T also support FHD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate, but they offer an aspect ratio of 20:9.
The Lava and Redmi phones are both offer Gorilla Glass 3. However, there is no word on the screen protection of the Realme 8s. While the Lava and Redmi phones have a centrally positioned punch-hole, the Realme 8s’ display has the punch-hole placed at the top-left corner.
Winner: Lava AGNI
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: performance and software
The AGNI and 8s are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset by MediaTek. The former seems to feature an LPDDR4x RAM, but there is now on the storage type. On the other hand, the 8s is equipped with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.
The less powerful Dimensity 700 drives the Redmi Note 10T. It ships with LPDDR4x RAM and faster UFS 2.2 storage. It runs on MIUI 12.5 based Android 11, whereas the Realme 8s comes loaded with Realme UI 2.0 based Android 11. AGNI comes preinstalled with a stock version of Android 11.
Winner: Lava AGNI and Realme 8s
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: cameras
The Lava AGNI features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Its rear camera setup comprises a 64-megapixel primary snapper, a 5-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel depth helper, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a dual-LED flash.
The Realme 8s also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Its rear-facing tripe camera unit consists of a 64-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The Note 10T has an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Its back panel has a 48-megapixel main camera and a pair of 2-megapixel lenses for depth and macro shots.
Winner: Lava AGNI
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: battery
The AGNI, 8s, and Note 10T are all packed with a 5,000mAh battery. The Xiaomi phone has a slower 18W fast charging support, whereas the Lava handset supports 30W fast charging and the Realme model offers slightly better 33W fast charging.
Winner: Realme 8s
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: other features
The Lava AGNI supports 3 5G bands, the Realme 8s supports 4 5G bands, and the Redmi Note 10T offers 5 5G bands, which makes it a future-proof device. All three phones offer security features like face unlock and a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The Realme 8s is the only phone among the three to offer support for virtual RAM.
The AGNI and Realme phones have a dedicated microSD card slot, whereas the Redmi phone offers a shared SIM slot for adding a memory card. These phones offer common connectivity features like dual SIM, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Note 10T also features an IR blaster.
Winner: Redmi Note 10T
Lava AGNI vs Realme 8s vs Redmi Note 10T: conclusion
The Lava AGNI, Realme 8s and Redmi Note 10T are affordably priced 5G phones packed with impressive specs and design. The Note 10T is your choice if you are looking for one of the cheapest 5G phones from a well-known brand. The Realme 8s and AGNI are neck-to-neck in many aspects, but the AGNI manages to win in some segments like display, software, and cameras.