Hear ye, hear ye! Today’s showdown will feature two new midrange giants: the Oppo Realme 2 Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. Aside from having names that are quite a mouthful to say, we will pit the two against each other to see what differences and similarities it might have.
Design & Construction
Right off the bat, the Realme 2 Pro already looks way more impressive if you are into large screens. If maximizing display areas is a race, Oppo would be one of the key players at the forefront. Though the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a larger notch, it makes good use of it by housing a sensor, dual cameras and the earpiece. Oppo’s Realme 2 Pro is encased in a plastic body which is probably in order to keep the weight in check. Meanwhile, some details are not yet available for the Redmi Note 6 Pro but based on visuals alone, it’s just as sleek and chic as the Realme Pro 2.
As mentioned earlier, the Realme Pro 2 wins this round. With a total display area of 6.3 inches, it has achieved an 84% screen-to-body ratio. Oppo has also granted it a high pixel density of 409ppi. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 6 Pro might not have crushed Oppo on this one, but is built with a still impressive 6.26 inches display area and a 403 ppi pixel density.
It’s a tight match when it comes to camera specs, but the Redmi Note 6 Pro triumphs in this regard. The Realme 2 Pro is equipped with a 16MP+2MP dual rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera which can take high-resolution photos with great depth of field, but the Redmi Note 6 Pro ups the ante with a quadruple camera setup. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera and a 20MP+2MP dual front camera.
Oppo’s Realme 2 Pro earns another point in this showdown. Armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor and an Adreno 512 GPU, this phone can definitely deliver superb performance. It also comes in differing RAM and storage variants (4GB / 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage or 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage)to cater to people’s differing budgets. The Redmi Note 6 Pro falls slightly behind with its Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with a Adreno 509 GPU. There isn’t much disparity between the two when it comes to performance, but if we are to base on numbers, the Oppo Realme 2 Pro is just simply better.
In conclusion, the Realme 2 Pro, in theory, is the clear winner. However, it’s still quite early to deduce which of the two is the better option until we get hold of more information: Oppo hasn’t yet released an official Philippine price, while Xiaomi has already announced a suggested retail price of Php 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage variant, and Php 12,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage variant. If the Realme 2 Pro turns out to be cheaper, then it’s the better purchase, but otherwise, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is worthy of your money.