When the Poco launches the Poco X2, it dominates the sub 20k market in india. But can it defend its crown from the Realme 7 Pro? let’s find out in this Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2 comparison.
Design and Build quality
Both these phones have their own unique gradient back design. The main difference here is the materials used. On one hand we have the gorilla glass 5 protected design of the Poco X2, due to its 3d curved glass it feels premium in hand. But it is a fingerprint and dust magnet.
The weight of Poco X2 is a little bit higher at 208g, on the other hand though the Realme 7 pro despite packing the same 4,500 mAh battery, it weighs about 25g lesser.
But there is a reason for this and the reason is Realme is using plastic but it also has a two-tone finish and reflects light like a glass back. So a lighter phone with a plastic bag or a heavier phone with a glass pack, this is your choice.
Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2: Display
On the Poco X2, 6.67 inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel, there’s a dual punch hole cutout to the top for the two selfie cameras and the most important thing, this display refreshes at 120 Hz.
In comparison we have a smaller 6.4 inch FHD+ panel on the Realme 7 Pro, but this an amoled display, it’s got only a single punch hole to the top left. When it comes to refresh rates it’s still 60 Hz.
So again we’re gonna have to choose here either 120Hz IPS LCD or 60Hz amoled. Personally, I like amoled panels, I’m not gonna say no because it’s got those inky blacks and vibrant colors.
For media media consumption, it’s really great but for gaming and even day-to-day usage, I just like the extra refresh rate of 120 Hz.
If you are somebody who who prefers to watch more videos than actually game and you’re okay with taking a hit on the refresh rate then you could choose amoled. Again this is more of a personal choice.
Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2: Hardware
Speaking of gaming, the internals are quite similar on paper. The Snapdragon 730G on the Poco X2 might seem to have an advantage over the Snapdragon 720G and it actually true. But it’s not that huge a difference.
With day-to-day usage, both phones are neck to neck but the faster refresh, it does mean the Poco X2 feels better to use in hand. Whether you’re just swiping through menus or switching between apps, it just feels better.
As far as gaming, we have the Andreno 618 GPU inside both the Realme 7 Pro and the Poco X2. The X2 seemingly has a clock speed advantage but that’s mostly more than offset.
I’m gonna say, you’re not going to really see a lot of differences but when you’re playing a game, because of that support of higher refresh rate, the Poco X2 is going to offer you the better experience.
On the memory front, the Realme 7 pro comes with 6 or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM packed with 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. As for the Poco X2, we’ve got 6 GB + 64GB, 6GB +128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants.
So for most people the performance is going to be similar across both phones, but like I said, for gaming the Poco X2 is better. Which means it does win the performance round.
Interestingly, both these phones have similar internals, similar soc, RAM storage and same 4500 mAh battery.
The soc is not exactly the same, but it’s the same family, it’s still the Qualcomm Snapdragon gaming focus chips (720G, 730G).
Poco X2 vs Realme 7 Pro: Software
Now let’s get to software. We have MIUI 11 on the Poco X2 and Realme UI on the Realme 7 Pro. Both are built on top of android 10 and we’ve seen a lot of these two interfaces in the past.
I’m not really gonna focus on the individual features because I’m pretty sure you guys are bored. I mean you guys have been put out of your minds listening to way too many youtubers, bloggers talk about it and I’m pretty sure you guys are familiar with them.
So instead, let’s actually talk about the ad situation.
One of the highlights of buying a Poco device is that unlike Redmi MIUI, it does not have ads. Whereas with Realme UI, you do get display ads but there is a one click kill switch for it.
So this kind of boils down to personal preference. Personally, I lean towards MIUI here.
Poco X2 vs Realme 7 Pro: Battery and charging
With regards to battery, the Poco X2 has the larger IPS screen and runs at a higher refresh rate. So it is a little more heavy on the battery.
The Realme 7 Pro got the smaller panel and the 60 hertz refresh rate, so it gets about 5 to 10% better performance with battery life.
As far as charging, Poco’s got a very respectable 27W fast charger that can charge it from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 8 min.
The Realme 7 Pro got a 65W charger, that you’re seeing and this can get from 0 to 100% in nearly half the time, to be precise here, 34 minutes.
So clearly, Realme 7 Pro wins the charging department.
Similarities between both smartphones
We get fingerprint sensors on both phones for biometrics, it’s a side mounted capacitive scanner on the Poco X2, whereas on the Realme 7 Pro, we get an under the display fingerprint scanner.
Both phones also have face unlock and they were evenly quick. They are also equipped with Headphones jacks and the 7 Pro has support for dolby atmos and stereo speakers.
While the Realme 7 Pro has an advantage when it comes to music. The Poco X2 comes with an IR blaster up top
Receiving calls on both phones was very good, there was not a lot of difference there. Cell reception and call quality were more or less the same.
Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2 Cameras Comparison
We have quad camera modules to the back of both phones and both phones have a 64MP primary snapper. With the Poco x2 we get the sony IMX686 sensor paired with the f/1.8 lens. With the Realme 7 pro we got the sony IMX682 sensor paired with the f/1.8 lens.
The pictures taken by these two look quite similar. Again that’s been a trend throughout this comparison, we’ve been seeing a lot of similarities. The only main difference here is the color temperature.
The Poco X2 tends to click warmer pictures, which means the greens look lusher, while the Realme 7 Pro’s cooler images tend to show off bluer skies. The phones turned out nice and sharp images with great dynamic range.
Low Light performance
When it comes to low light performance, though we have an interesting scenario. The Realme 7 Pro takes a long time to capture night shots and they end up turning out slightly blurry shots.
However under complete darkness, the Realme 7 Pro comes out with brighter pictures and if we hold the phone steady, the overall picture quality is actually better.
Realme also offers a pro night mode where we can manually set focus and even control ISO, shutter speed and white balance. Other than that, the 7 pro also gets a dedicated night mode.
Both phones are equipped with 8 MP ultrawide snappers and and it’s very difficult to tell them apart. Again it’s the color science that remains.
As the main difference between these two cameras is just like with the primary snappers. For the last two sensors, we’ve got two megapixel snappers which can be used for macro and portrait photography.
When it comes to macros the Realme takes the more vibrant picture, the saturated color tones don’t always help especially in photos like this.
We have the dual 20 + 2 MP arrangement on the Poco X2 and that’s going up against the 32 MP selfie snapper on the Realme 7 Pro.
The Realme 7 Pro’s 32 MP higher resolution selfie snapper does retain better detail, it also has the better skin tone and looks more natural. The Poco X2 on the other hand tends to sharpen the subject’s face.
As for the portraits, the edge detection is almost on par. The Poco X2 does do a better job of retaining the background details.
So overall, I have to give cameras to the Realme 7 pro. The primary camera here it’s stellar it’s a great sony sensor. It captures some good looking shots and overall it has a whole host of features that gives the camera on it so much more flexibility than the Poco X2.
Poco X2 vs Realme 7 Pro: Price in India and Specifications
|Specs||Realme 7 Pro||Poco X2|
|Display||6.4 inches, FHD+||6.67 inches, FHD+|
|Build||sAmoled, 60Hz||IPS LCD, 120Hz|
|CPU||Snapdragon 720G||Snapdragon 730G|
|GPU||Adreno 618||Adreno 618|
|RAM||6 GB, 8GB (LPDDR4X)||6 GB, (LPDDR4X)|
|Storage||128 GB, UFS 2.1||64 GB, 128 GB, |
256 GB, UFS 2.1
|Rear camera||64 MP, f/1.8 (main)|
8 MP, f/2.3 (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
|64 MP, f/1.9 (main)|
8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
|Front camera||32 MP, f/2.5 (wide)||20 MP, f/2.2 (wide)|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh||Li-Po, 4000 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging 65W|
50% in 12 min
100% in 34 min
|Fast charging 30W|
67% in 30 min
|Price||₹ 19,999||₹ 17,499|
Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2: Conclusion
The Poco X2 is the cheaper phone, it starts at ₹ 17,499 the Realme. On the other hand, it starts at ₹ 20,000.
So what are we actually getting for the higher price?
Realme 7 Pro has an amoled panel, double the internal storage, 65W rapid fast charging, stereo speakers and a little more functionality with the camera.
So is this worth ₹ 2,500 rupees more?
If you’re someone who doesn’t really care about these, if you are okay going with a memory card to expand storage and don’t want that inbuilt UFS 2.1 storage. If you aren’t too high on these camera, the extra camera options and more importantly, if that 120Hz is very important to you.
Then the Poco X2 might be a better pick.
So there you go. This has been my thoughts on Realme 7 Pro and Poco X2. If you find this Realme 7 Pro vs Poco X2 comparison useful, consider sharing this article.
Now I want to know what you guys think? Do you think the Poco X2 is still the better choice or would you pay more and pick the Realme 7 pro? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.