Realme today launched its X7 Pro and X7 in India that together covers the wide price band between INR 20,000 and INR 30,000. The Realme X7 Pro (review) is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, offers the convenience of 65W SuperDart charging, and has an AMOLED display with 120Hz high refresh rate support. The Realme X7 employs Dimensity 800U, has an AMOLED display, and has 50W fast charging.

Let’s stack Realme X7 Pro against the OnePlus Nord and Xiaomi Mi 10i in order to simplify your buying decision. We have had practical experience with all of these three phones and will elaborate on points that should matter to most consumers.

Realme X7 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10i vs OnePlus Nord: Specifications and Price

Model Realme X7 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10i OnePlus Nord
Display  6.55” 120Hz Super AMOLED, 2400×1080 FHD+Gorilla Glass 5 6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080), HDR 10, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass 5 6.44-inch, AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, HDR 10+, 90Hz, Gorilla Glass 5
Dimensions and weight 160.8 x 75.2 x 8.5mm; 184 grams 165.4 x 76.8 x 9 mm, 214.5 grams 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm; 184 grams
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G with Mali G77 MC9 GPU Snapdragon 750G with Adreno 619 GPU Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU
RAM 8GB LPDDR4x 6/8GB LPDDR4x 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128GB UFS 2.1 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.2; Hybrid card slot (512GB) 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB UFS 2.1
Software Android 10, Realme UI Android 10, MIUI 12 Android 10, Oxygen OS 
Rear camera 64MP Sony IMX 6868MP Ultra wide-angle, 2MP B&W Portrait, 2MP Macro lens 108MP Samsung HM2, 8MP (ultrawide-angle)2MP (depth sensor), 2MP (macro) 48MP Primary (ultrawide-angle)5MP (depth sensor), 2MP (macro)
Selfie camera 32MP 16MP, f/2.45 32MP + 8MP, f/2.0
Fingerprint sensor Optical In-display  Capacitive (side-mounted) Optical In-display
Battery  4500mAh, 65W fast charging   4820mAh, 33W fast charging 4115mAh, 30W fast charging
Colors Fantasy and Mystic Black  Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, and Atlantic Blue Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
Price 8 +128GB: INR 29,999 6+64GB: INR 20,999
6+128GB:INR 21,999
8+128GB: INR 23,999
₹24,999 for 6GB + 64GB
₹27,999 for 8GB + 128GB
₹29,999 for 12GB + 256GB

Design and Display 

When it comes to design and display, the OnePlus Nord and Realme X7 Pro have the upper hand over the Xiaomi Mi 10i. 

The Nord and X7 Pro both have HDR10 compliant AMOLED displays with high refresh support. The Xiaomi Mi 10i, on the other hand, has an IPS LCD panel which is also HDR10+ compliant but doesn’t quite match AMOLED contrast. 

Between the OnePlus Nord and Realme X7 Pro, the former supports a wide color gamut and the latter gets brighter. The OnePlus Nord is also relatively more ergonomic to handle, but the really the difference isn’t all that apparent.

The Xiaomi Mi 10i has a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader while the OnePlus Nord and Realme X7 Pro have fast and reliable optical in-display readers. Unlocking is fast and efficient on all three phones. 

So, based on design or display, you may pick either the OnePlus Nord or the Realme X7 Pro, but yes, we’d say the Nord has a slight edge. 

Performance and Software 

All three of these phones are capable performers that can comfortably handle whatever you throw at them. That’s because they employ class-leading chipsets backed by high-quality RAM and Storage.

Based on benchmarks, the Dimensity 1000+ on the Realme X7 Pro lends it a lead over the Xiaomi Mi 10i and OnePlus Nord, but really, you can’t go wrong with either of the three. 

As for the software, we’d give first preference to OnePlus Nord’s refined Oxygen OS. The Realme UI comes in second, followed by MIUI 11. All of the three are based on Android 10 and your personal preference may vary.

Camera and Battery 

When it comes to camera performance, the Realme X7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10i rank above the OnePlus Nord. All of these three phones have high-resolution sensors (48MP, 64MP, 108MP) but expect diminishing returns as you move up the ladder.

In proper daylight, the Realme X7 Pro and Mi 10i both do a remarkable job at capturing fine details in highlights and shadows. The X7 Pro keeps the colors closer to natural. In low light and dark scenes, neither of the two is particularly impressive but the Realme X7 Pro has a slight edge as it understands and meters scenes with tricky lighting in a better way. On the other hand, the Mi 10i has a bigger sensor and can capture better details.

The camera is a close call between the Realme X7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10i. In some scenes, the Realme X7 Pro performed better and in others, the Mi 10i excelled with better clarity and details. Both of these perform better than OnePlus Nord.

Coming to the battery, the Xiaomi Mi 10i delivers the best mileage and the 33W fast charging isn’t all that slow either. The Realme X7 Pro can go from zero to 100 percent in just 35 to 40 minutes which is a massive convenience.

The battery experience is again fine on all three of these phones. The Mi 10i has the most assuring backup, while the Realme X7 Pro has the fastest charging speeds. The Nord is the distant third. Take your pick.

Verdict 

It’s really hard to pick one winner. Months after its arrival, the OnePlus Nord still stands its ground rather well. The Realme X7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10i have better cameras and other specs advantages, but the choice will ultimately boil down to your individual preferences.

Points in favor of Realme X7 Pro

  • AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate 
  • Better indoor camera performance 
  • Great performance 

Points in favor of Xiaomi Mi 10i

  • Best battery mileage 
  • Slightly better daytime camera performance 

Points in favor of OnePlus Nord

  • Appealing software 
  • AMOLED display with wide color gamut and 90Hz refresh rate support 
  • Comfortable to handle

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