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Budget Comparison under Rs.10,000- Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10



Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10
Xioami launched the Redmi 8 a few days ago and it will come to India on 12th October 2019. However, the competition in the under  Rs. 10,000/- category is already very strong and Redmi surely lacked a few corners in this recent launch. So we took 3 best budget offerings as of now and compared them side by side. So in this article, we will take a look at Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10, currently ruling the Rs. 10,000/- category. Although Realme 5 is priced a bit higher than the benchmark, most of the time it is available around 10k in various platforms.

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10:


Among these 3 offerings, Redmi 8 is the lightest of them weighing at 188gm, whereas Realme 5 is highest at 198gm and Vivo U10 at 190.5gm. Nonetheless, they all come with similar battery capacity.

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10


In the Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10 comparison, all of them come with 720p IPS LCDs with Redmi being the least at 6.22inches, Realme being the highest at 6.5inches and Vivo U10 at 6.35inches. All of them come with a v-shaped notch. However, Redmi houses the Redmi logo at the bottom chin which makes it look the least appealing. Realme has the highest screen-to-body ratio here with minimal bezels. However, Redmi 8 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass5 as compared to Realme 5's Gorilla Glass3+ with Vivo having no disclosure about it.

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10


This is where Redmi lags far behind the competition. If you can remember, Redmi 7 came with Snapdragon 632. But, this time, Redmi 8 comes with Snapdragon 439 and we have no idea why! On the other hand, Realme 5 and Vivo U10 both come with Snapdragon 665 which is a quite powerful budget chipset. The higher cores of SD665 and SD439 are almost similar to 2.0Ghz and 1.95GHz. But, the Redmi lags in the regular cores which are used most of the time. SD665 regular cores are clocked at 1.8GHz as compared to 1.45Ghz in Sd439. Also, SD665 is based on 11nm and SD439 is based on 12nm.

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Also, the GPU Adreno 610 of SD665 beats Adreno 505 of SD439 by miles! In our opinion, in the Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10 comparison, Redmi falls a lot behind in the processor department!

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10

However, all of them are based on their custom skins on top of Android 9.0 Pie and Android 10 is expected for all of them.


Redmi 8 comes in only one variant as of now at 4GB RAM-64GB internal whereas the other two offer 3-32 and 4-128 variants. Only Vivo U10 has a hybrid slot whereas the other 2 offer dedicated MicroSD slots.

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This is also a department where Redmi loses by miles in the Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10 comparison. Redmi has 2 cameras, Vivo has 3, Realme has 4. However, we ain't saying having more cameras is better always, but having options is always good! Redmi 8 only has a primary shooter and depth. Vivo has a primary+depth+wide angle which is very important in clicking some amazing shots. Surprisingly, even on this budget, Realme has 4 cameras with primary+depth+wide-angle+macro. Also to mention, Realme 5 only has [email protected] video support.

In the selfie department, Vivo and Redmi both have 8MP shooters, Realme 5, however, has a 13MP one.

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10


All of them have all the basic required sensors including rear-mounted physical scanners for all of them. However, only Realme 5 has a gyroscope which is, in frank opinion, very necessary and certainly a deal-breaker for the other 2 in the Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10 comparison. Not only in gaming, but gyro is also necessary for Google Maps and many other maps to determine directions.


Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10 all comes with 5000mAh battery but the difference lies in charging speed. Realme 5 supports 18Watt charger with the other 2 maxing out at 10watts.

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10


Realme and Vivo have Bluetooth 5.0 support, whereas Redmi 8 has 4.2. However, another deal-breaking side is MicroUSB of Realme and Vivo with Redmi 8 rising with Type-C port. All of the 3, fortunately, has a 3.5mm headphone jack

Redmi 8 vs Realme 5 vs Vivo U10

For a detailed specs comparison, refer to the below chart.

Vivo U10 Redmi 8 Realme 5
Display 6.35-inch 6.22-inch 6.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
Battery Capacity 5000mAh 5000mAh 5000mAh
OS Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Resolution 720x1544 pixels 720x1520 pixels 720x1600 pixels
Dimensions (mm) 159.43 x 76.77 x 8.92 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40 164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30
Weight (g) 190.50 188.00 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000 5000 5000
Fast charging Proprietary 10W Proprietary 10W 18W
Colors Electric Blue, Thunder Black Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple
Screen size (inches) 6.35 6.22 6.50
Resolution 720x1544 pixels 720x1520 pixels 720x1600 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19:9 20:9
Protection type - Gorilla Glass 5 Gorilla Glass 3+
RAM 3/4GB 4GB 3/4GB
Internal storage 32/64GB 64GB 32/64/128GB
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 512 256
Dedicated microSD slot No Yes Yes
Rear camera 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes Yes Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/1.8) 8-megapixel (f/2.0) 13-megapixel
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Skin Funtouch OS 9.1 MIUI 10 ColorOS 6.0.1
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 5.00
Micro-USB Yes Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2 2 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Face unlock Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope - - Yes

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