Flagship killers are becoming every day more premium thanks to brands like Xiaomi and Realme. The former just launched a new flagship series in the European market which includes the new Xiaomi 11T, a device sold with an outstanding price tag if we consider its high-end specifications. But there is an important rival to beat for the new Xiaomi 11T, a rival that reached impressive street prices in Europe: the Realme GT. If we exclude the OnePlus Nord 2, these two are definitely the best flagship killers under €400-500 released in the last period. This comparison will help you to understand which is the best flagship killer between the latest ones released by Xiaomi and Realme.
Xiaomi 11T vs Realme GT 5G
|Xiaomi 11T||Realme GT 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||164.1 x 76.9 x 8.8 mm,
|158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm or 9.1 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 1200, octa-core 3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 108 + 8 + 5 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 67W||4500 mAh, Fast Charging 65W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, IP53 splash resistant||5G, dual SIM|
If you pick the Racing Yellow color variant of the Realme GT 5G, you get the most original design you can currently find on the flagship killer segment in the European market. The Realme GT 5G Racing Yellow comes with a leather back and an aluminum frame providing an amazing touch & feel and a solid grip, as well as very beautiful aesthetics. The Xiaomi 11T has a classic glass back paired with an aluminum frame and it is less impressive than Realme GT 5G in terms of design, but it features the IP53 certification thanks to which it is splash resistant and dust resistant. Further, it has the Gorilla Glass Victus protection for both the glass back and the display. Besides being more impressive, the Realme GT 5G is also lighter than Xiaomi 11T.
On the paper, Xiaomi 11T has a superior display. First of all, it is wider with a diagonal of 6.67 inches. Further, it is able to show up to one billion colors with a 120 Hz refresh rate and the HDR10+ certification. The color reproduction is definitely better than Realme GT 5G, but the latter comes with an in-display fingerprint reader, while Xiaomi 11T has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Both the phones have an AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution.
Specs & Software
If you are looking for the most advanced hardware, then you should choose the Realme GT 5G. The Snapdragon 888 mobile platform is undoubtedly more powerful than the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 found on the Xiaomi 11T. Further, with the Realme GT 5G, you can get 12 GB of RAM, while the max amount of RAM provided by the Xiaomi 11T is 8 GB. The phones run Android 11 out of the box and will get at least two major updates to new Android versions. They support 5G and they also come with powerful stereo speakers.
The Xiaomi 11T is not a high-end camera phone, but it is still better than Realme GT 5G thanks to its superior 108 MP main camera. Further, it has a better macro camera with a 5 MP resolution, even though macro cameras are not very useful due to their low resolutions. With the Xiaomi 11T, you should get slightly better photos with a higher level of detail.
The battery became a very important aspect of flagship phones because they have a high energy consumption due to their powerful hardware and high refresh rates. The Xiaomi 11T provides a bigger 5000 mAh battery, while Realme GT 5G has a capacity of just 4500 mAh. The difference in terms of battery life is consistent, with the Xiaomi 11T providing a full day of battery life with a lot more usage patterns. Both the phones support very fast charging technologies with powers of 67W and 65W, respectively.
The starting price of the Xiaomi 11T is €499/$571 for the 8/128 GB configuration, while the Realme GT 5G starts from €449/$515, but you can actually find it for €399/$457 thanks to online street prices. The Xiaomi 11T has a better display, as well as a superior camera and a bigger battery, while the Realme GT 5G offers a stronger hardware department and a more attractive design with a more affordable price. Which one should you go for? Both are amazing flagships and both carry amazing prices, so it is mostly a matter of tastes; whatever you choose, you will get an excellent user experience at great prices.
Xiaomi 11T vs Realme GT 5G: PRO and CONS
- Better camera
- Bigger battery
- Superior display
- IP53 certification
- Inferior chipset
Realme GT 5G
- Better processor
- Leather design
- Up to 12 GB of RAM
- More compact
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Smaller battery
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