The Redmi K50i, which was introduced on July 20 and released in the Indian market, is a recent addition to the Redmi K50 series. There, it faces numerous competitors, with the Realme GT Neo 3 undoubtedly ranking as one of the most significant. To recall we already compared this device with iQOO Neo 6 and now we are here comparing with the GT Neo 3.
The Realme has incredible specs, while the Redmi gives an exceptional value for the money. For instance, it is the first phone in the world to support 150W fast charging, and the OnePlus 10T will join it in a few days.
The Redmi K50i and Realme GT Neo3’s specifications are compared in this table. A model of this phone with 80W fast charging and a larger 5000 mAh battery is also available. Take note that the Realme is available in two variations with different batteries and charging rates.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Key Specs
|Specifications||Redmi K50i||realme GT Neo 3|
|Display||6.6-inches 144Hz FHD+ LCD||6.7-inches 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 8100 5nm processor with Mali-G510 MC6 GPU||MediaTek Dimensity 8100 5nm processor with Mali-G510 MC6 GPU|
|Operating System||MIUI 13 (Android 12)||realmeUI 3 (Android 12)|
|RAM||Up to 12GB LPDDR5||Up to 12GB|
|Storage||Up to 256GB UFS 3.1||Up to 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Camera||64MP+8MP+2MP, 16MP (Front)||50MP (OIS) +8MP+2MP, 16MP (Front)|
|Battery||5080mAh battery with 67W Charging||4500mAh battery with 80/150W charging|
|Price||Starts at Rs 25,999||Starts at Rs 36,999|
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Design
The Realme GT Neo 3 has the most eye-catching design. Due to the vertical stripes on its backside, it looks like a sports vehicle, just like the rest of the GT series phones. Color options without stripes are also available for those who prefer a more refined look. The position of the sensors in the Realme GT Neo3’s camera module is a personal favorite of mine.
The Redmi K50i, on the other hand, has a thickness of 8.2 mm and a weight of 188 grams. Finally, it boasts a larger screen-to-body ratio because of the thinner chin below the display. The Redmi K50i has a power button that serves as a fingerprint reader, while the Realme phone has a fingerprint scanner that sits beneath the screen.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Display
Regarding the display, there is no contest: the Realme GT Neo3 easily prevails in this comparison. To make it clear which one is the greatest, we simply need to mention that it is the only one with an AMOLED display, albeit this is not the only superior feature. With a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and the HDR10+ certification, the Realme flagship can display up to one billion colors. It also boasts an on-display fingerprint sensor, as was already discussed in the previous section of this comparison.
Unfortunately, the Redmi K50i’s display is an LCD, so don’t anticipate it to have the same brilliant colors and deep blacks as OLED panels. With a screen of 6.6 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels, a refresh rate of 144 Hz, HDR10 certification, and Dolby Vision support, it is still a decent display. The display fingerprint reader is located on the side. While both smartphones have dual speakers, only the Redmi K50i has a 3.5 mm audio socket for wired earbuds.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Camera
The Realme GT Neo 3 is an excellent choice if you want a phone with a real camera. It has a superior primary camera: a Sony IMX766 sensor with a 50 MP resolution and optical image stabilization (OIS) capability in the flagship class (while the Redmi has a midrange-class 64 MP main cameras).
Both these phones have the same secondary sensors: an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro. In terms of the front-facing camera, it’s the same 16MP model. This means that the main camera on the back is all that matters.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Battery
The battery in the Redmi K50i has a capacity of 5080 mAh, which is higher than the battery on the Realme GT Neo 3. However, the model of the GT Neo3 with a battery capacity of 5000 milliampere-hours (mAh) has a more power-efficient AMOLED screen, therefore it has a longer life for the device’s battery in a variety of situations.
In addition to this, it has an 80W rapid charging system, so it can charge more quickly (instead of just 67W). The GT version with 150W fast charging is capable of charging even more quickly than the standard version, but its battery capacity is just 4500 mAh.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Specifications and UI
Dimensity 8100 by MediaTek powers the Realme GT Neo 3 and Redmi K50i, both of which have a 5 nm fabrication process. Among MediaTek’s best, this processor falls short of the most advanced, as the company also offers the Dimensity 9000 and Dimensity 9000+. Four Cortex A78 CPUs, four Cortex A55 CPUs, and a Mali G610 MC6 GPU form the octa-core architecture of this SoC, which can run at a maximum frequency of 2.85 GHz.
Despite this, the Realme GT Neo 3 comes out on top in the hardware comparison thanks to its higher RAM and internal storage capacities. The Redmi K50i only offers 8 GB of RAM. In all cases, Android 12 is preinstalled with a heavily altered UI.
Redmi K50i vs Realme GT Neo3: Price
The 80W 8GB + 128GB model of the realme GT Neo3 costs Rs. 36,999, while the 12GB + 256GB model costs Rs. 38,999. It is available in Nitro Blue, Stripe White, and Asphalt Black colors. Rs. 42,999 is the price of the 12GB + 256GB 150W version.
The Redmi K50i is available in Phantom Blue, Stealth Black, and Quick Silver, and costs Rs. 25,999 for 6GB + 128GB and Rs. 28,999 for 8GB + 256GB.
Both smartphones are excellent in terms of technical specifications. The realme GT Neo3 is significantly more expensive than the Redmi K50i. However, realme has an advantage in the camera sector because it has OIS on the main sensor, which will enable the smartphone take better photographs at night. Furthermore, the realme GT Neo3 looks current, and the company promises three significant OS updates for the gadget.
Overall, the Redmi K50i gets close to the realme GT Neo3 with a few compromises here and there. If you’re fine with MIUI but concerned about the hefty price of GT, the K50i is a good option.