The Realme X2 (review) has been launched in India, and the phone is quite clearly an iterative upgrade to the Realme XT (review). With more colour options, a powerful processor, quad-rear cameras and 30W fast charging, the Realme X2 looks set to make a blazing entry in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment. While the Realme X2 comes with a few new features, it is largely similar to the Realme XT which is available for a cheaper price. If you’re wondering what the differences between the two devices are, read on for our detailed comparison.
Realme X2 vs Realme XT: prices compared
The Realme X2 starts from Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants are priced at Rs 18,999 and Rs 19,999, respectively. On the other hand, Realme XT starts from Rs 15,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version, and costs Rs 16,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant. The top-end model of the phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage sells for Rs 18,999. In this area, both the phones are similarly priced, however, the Realme XT has more affordable variants on offer.
Realme X2 vs Realme XT: specifications compared
Display and Design
In terms of design, both the phones are similar, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel featuring a simple gradient finish. Both the devices have a waterdrop notch, quad-camera setup, power button on the right and volume buttons on the left. The Realme X2 has been released in a new Pearl Green variant, along with the Pearl White and Pearl Blue shades which the Realme XT also comes in.
Display-wise, the Realme X2 houses a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor. The panel sports Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels along with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 percent. The Realme XT is identical to the Realme X2 in all these aspects.
Hardware and Software
The Realme X2’s biggest upgrade comes in terms of performance, where it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor that is supported by 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variants. The phone also sports Adreno 618 GPU and Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. It is worth noting that high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy A80 and OPPO Reno 2 are also powered by the same processor, but cost significantly more. Software-wise, the Realme X2 runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 on top.
The Realme XT, on the other hand, features Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor which functions in association with 4GB/6GB RAM coupled with 64GB storage. The highest variant of the phone houses 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with system-wide dark mode, digital wellbeing and an app clone feature. It runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0.1 on top.
The Realme X2 sports a 64MP primary Samsung ISOCELL GW1 Bright sensor along with an 8MP 119-degree wide-angle camera, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Features like Chroma Boost, HDR, Portrait, Nightscape and more are available. For selfies, the phone provides a 32MP shooter with 4-in-1 pixel binning technology. The Realme XT smartphone carries the same rear camera setup but houses a lower-resolution 16MP selfie camera with 4-in-1 pixel binning tech.
The Realme X2 sports a 4,000mAh battery that supports 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0. While the Realme XT houses the same battery capacity, it offers support for only 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging.
As we’ve seen above, the phones are identical in most aspects. The Realme X2 is mainly differentiated from the XT in terms of its more powerful processor, faster charging technology and a higher-resolution selfie camera. With the pricing between both devices being quite similar, it makes sense to opt for the Realme X2 at this point, unless Realme brings in price cuts for the XT.