Redmi Note 8 is launched on 29th August, 2019,whereas Realme 5 release date was couple of days before Redmi Note 8, that is 20th August, 2019. There are some similarities between these two; both phones use Gorilla Glass for protection. Both uses octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with Android 9 Pie and supports expandable storage. There are many other minor similarities but some major differences Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5 are:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8:158.30 x 75.30 x 8.35 mm
Realme 5:164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30 mm
Redmi Note 8 measures 158.30 x 75.30 x 8.35 mm and weighs 188 g, it has a glass body. Whereas Realme 5 measures 164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30 mm and weighs 198 g.
Realme 5 is larger than Redmi Note 8.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8:6.3 inches with resolution 1080×2280 pixels
Realme 5: 6.5 inches with resolution 720×1600 pixels
Redmi Note 8has 6.3 inches screen having high resolution of 1080×2280 pixels; however Realme 5 has 6.5 inches display with resolution 720×1600 pixels. Redmi Note 8 picture quality is good as compared to Realme.
Just like the size,Realme have a larger display but low resolution as compared to Redmi Note 8.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: 4000 mAh
Realme 5:5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is having a 4000 mAh fixed battery, whereas Realme 5 has a big 5000mAh battery. Realme is big in size thus it needs a larger battery for good performance.
Realme 5 has a larger battery as compared to Redmi Note 8.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM
Realme 5:32GB internal storage with 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has 3 variants first one is 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM, second has 64GB internal storage with 6GB RAM and third has 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM, it supports expandable storage up to 512 GB.
However,Realme 5 also has 3 variants first is32GB internal storage with 3GB RAM, second has 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM and third has 128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM. It also supports expandable storage up to 256 GB.
It all depends on what variant you have purchased but Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has more RAM than Realme 5. Redmi Note 8 is faster thus, it is excellent for gaming purpose.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Quad rear cameras (48 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP, and 2 MP) with 13 MP front camera.
Realme 5:Quad rear cameras (12 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP, and 2 MP) with 13 MP front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has four back cameras 48 Mega Pixel, 8 Mega Pixel, 2 Mega Pixel, and again 2 Mega Pixel with 13 Mega Pixel front camera. Realme 5 has also four back cameras 12 Mega Pixel, 8 Mega Pixel, 2 Mega Pixel and 2 Mega Pixel with 13 Mega Pixel front camera. Both phones have rear flash and rear auto focus.
Redmi Note 8 has a better rear camera as compared to Redmi Note 8 but front cameras of both phones are same.
Redmi Note 8:
- Good battery life
- Full-HD+ screen
- Camera quality and UI could be improved
- Bloatware and spammy notifications in MIUI
- Good build quality, striking looks
- Very good battery life
- Useful additional cameras
- Efficient processor
- No fast charging
- Weak low-light camera performance
- Slightly heavy
Realme 5 is larger, bit heavier, larger display and long battery life as compared to Redmi Note 8. But this Realme 5 is not suitable for photographers because it has maximum of 12 Mega Pixel rear camera. It is also not ideal for gamers as it has low RAM. Whereas, Redmi Note 8 is faster, perfect for gamers and a good choice for photographers as well. It has maximum 48 Mega Pixel back camera.
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