Mi 10 vs Realme X50 Pro: Is the Rs 10,000 price difference worth it?

The Mi 10 price in India starts at Rs 49,999, Rs 10,000 more than the Rs 39,999 starting price of Realme X50 Pro.

  • The Realme X50 Pro and Mi 10 are both powered by Snapdragon 865
  • Both handsets come with Super AMOLED displays with 90Hz refresh rate and punch-hole design

Xiaomi’s much-awaited Mi 10 smartphone was launched today in India. While the handset’s pricing starts from Rs 49,999, it comes with the same processor as the Realme X50 Pro, which starts at Rs 39,999 in India. This might make you wonder if Realme X50 Pro is a great deal or Mi 10 comes with some incredible upgrades over the Realme handset that makes the price difference worth it. Don’t worry, we have you covered. We are here to tell you if you should go for the Realme X50 Pro or spend more to get a better deal with the Mi 10. Without much ado, let’s get into the comparison between the flagships.

Design and display

Both Realme X50 Pro and Mi 10 come with punch-hole displays and glass-sandwich design, but that’s where the similarities end. The Realme X50 Pro, comes with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The cut-out houses dual selfie cameras and the display is backed by 90Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, and 1000+ nits brightness. The rear panel of the phone has quad-camera setup vertically-aligned in the top left.

The Mi 10 ships on the other hand comes with a 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a single punch-hole in the top left, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The phone’s display falls slightly more to the edges, giving it a higher screen-to-body ratio in comparison with the Realme X50 Pro. The Mi 10 also has a vertically-aligned quad rear camera setup, much like the Realme flagship. The volume rocker and power button both are on the right spine of the phone. The bottom edge has Type-C charging port and speaker grille.

Performance and software

Realme X50 Pro and Mi 10 are both driven by flagship-grade Snapdragon 865 SoC, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. While the Realme X50 Pro is available with up to 12GB of RAM, the Mi 10 is only available with up to 8GB of RAM in India. There will be no noticeable difference in the performance of the two smartphones, but you might have a preference for Realme offering if you want to go for extra memory. Talking about software, the Mi 10 and Realme X50 Pro boot MIUI 11 and RealmeUI, respectively, atop Android 10.

On the storage front, the two handsets have up to 256GB storage onboard, which can be further expandable using a microSD card.


Coming to the optics, the Realme X50 Pro comes with a 64MP quad-camera setup on the back that comprises of a main 64MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle and macro camera, a 12MP telephoto lens with 20x zoom support, and a 2MP portrait camera. Up front, the Realme X50 Pro gets a 32MP Sony IMX616 main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens housed in a pill-shaped cutout.

As for Mi 10, you get a quad-camera setup with a 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX primary sensor, dual 2MP sensors (f/2.4 aperture), a 13MP (f/2.4) wide-angle lens, and LED flash. On the front, there is a 20MP snapper for selfies and video chats.

Battery, security, and connectivity options

Realme X50 Pro houses a 4,200mAh battery with an astounding 65W SuperDart fast charging technology that can fully charge the smartphone in just 35 minutes. However, it doesn’t offer features such as wireless charging or reverse wireless charging. The Mi 10 is driven by a bigger 4,780mAh battery with slower 30W wired fast-charging. On the other hand, with the Mi 10, you get 30W wireless fast-charging as well as 10W reverse wireless charging support.

Both have an in-display fingerprint scanner for security and connectivity options such as 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ Galileo, NFC, and USB Type-C port.

Mi 10 and Realme X50 Pro prices in India

The Realme X50 Pro has been priced in India at Rs 39,999 for the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 41,999, while the high-end 12GB + 256GB model is priced at Rs 47,999. The handset comes in Moss Green and Rust Red colour options and can be fetched from Realme official website and Flipkart.

The Mi 10 variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage has been priced at Rs 49,999, making it Rs 8,000 more expensive than the comparable Realme X50 Pro model. The Xiaomi Mi 10 variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage has a price tag of Rs 54,999. There’s no 12GB variant on offer in the Indian market for this handset.

In all, the Realme X50 Pro is the smartphone you should get if you want a smartphone that does just about everything you require. However, if you want the latest camera specs, a bigger battery, and wireless charging, then Mi 10 is the smartphone you should go for, though you will end up spending roughly 25 percent more.