Talk about smartphones this year and you have list of wonderful devices. Although some of these devices were over-hyped but some did come packed with lots of surprises. The Vivo V17 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro are among the few that came with surprises. So this article is centered on perhaps the two most incredible devices of 2019. The full comparison of the Vivo V17 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Vivo shocked the industry with a dual front pop up camera in the Vivo V17 Pro the first of it’s kind. Xiaomi on the other hand packed the Redmi Note 8 Pro with incredible features from it’s memory down to it’s battery. Question now is, if giving the choice between the new Vivo V17 Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro which should you and why?
Below we have out together s summary of the table detailing the differences and similarities between both phones. Brief explanation follows just after the table below.
Vivo V17 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
|FEATURES||Vivo V17 Pro||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Weight||201.8 g (7.13 oz)||200 g (7.05 oz)|
|Screen size||6.44 inches||6.53 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)||Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)||Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|SD Card||NO||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||48 MP (wide)|
8 MP (ultrawide)
13 MP (telephoto)
2 MP depth sensor
|64 MP (wide)|
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP depth sensor
|Front Camera||32 MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer||Fingerprint (rear mounted), accelerometer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery|
|Price||Starts from About ₦129,000||Starts from About ₦82,900|
|Status||Available At GSM STORE NG||Available At GSM STORE NG|
Above is a table detailing the differences and similarities between the Vivo V17 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Let’s get to actually know which one is better and why.
The Differences Between Vivo V17 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Between these two smartphones which one is worth your money and why. Find out from the comparison summary below.
Vivo V17 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Camera
Both phones comes with a quad camera(four cameras) at the back. The Vivo V17 Pro cones with a 48MP wide camera(main camera), 8MP ultrawide, 13MP telephoto and a 2MP depth sensor lens. Redmi Note 8 Pro on the other hand comes with a 64MP wide camera(main camera), 8MP ultrawide, 2MP dedicated macro camera and 2MP depth sensor lens.
The major difference that one could easily spot here is the telephoto of Vivo V17 Pro that was replaced by a dedicated macro lens in Redmi Note 8 Pro. Don’t get confused between these two cameras. We have but a brief and concise explanation of both telephoto and macro cameras below.
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Difference between Telephoto and Macro Camera
A Telephoto camera is a camera that is used to take photo of images from distance while a macro camera is a camera used to take pictures of small objects. Which means that a telephoto camera will be perfect to take pictures of wild life animals from a distance or an aeroplane flying up in the sky. While a Macro camera will be just perfect to take pictures of insects, flowers and capture every detail up close.
Overall performance the Redmi Note 8 Pro will take better photos with it’s 64MP main camera. Both phones have same quality of ultrawide camera. But if you prefer to take photos from distance then the Vivo V17 Pro is your choice of Camera because of it’s 13MP telephoto. Lovers of insects and up close photos will give for the Redmi Note 8 Pro as it offers a 2MP macro camera to do the job.
Up front Vivo V17 Pro comes with a dual pop up camera the first of it’s kind and this has been the talking point of the phone. Vivo has a 32MP wide + 8MP ultrawide front camera for selfies. Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 20MP front camera. So basically Vivo V17 Pro has not only have more camera options but also have more muscle up front.
Vivo V17 Pro I expected to take better selfies than the Redmi Note 8 Pro. So for selfie lovers Vivo got you covered with it’s latest technology of dual pop up camera.
Vivo V17 Pro vs Redmi Note 8 Pro RAM and Internal Storage
There is really not much to say in this category as noty phones offers a maximum internal storage of 128GB and a maximum of 8GB RAM. However, Redmi Note 8 Pro is more user friendly in that it offers options for users. If you don’t have money for the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage version, you can also get the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage version at a lesser price and also enjoy all the goodies.
The external storage option is also missing in Vivo V17 Pro. Redmi Note 8 Pro offers external storage via microSD card up to 256GB. Xiaomi also packed the Redmi Note 8 Pro with the UFS technology something that is also missing in the Vivo V17 Pro. So basically the Xiaomi phone have more options in it’s storage compare to the Vivo V17 Pro.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Vivo V17 Pro Chipsets and Processors
Both phones are gaming phones as their Chipsets are the once used to process heavy games and heavy apps. The Vivo phone is packed with the Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) while the Xiaomi phone is packed with Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm). Although the Mediatek Helio G90T of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is great chipset, the Qualcomm SDM675 of the Vivo V17 Pro is better.
The phones use the octa core processors with little differences. Vivo V17 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro uses an octa core Processor that is above 2.0GHz. Vivo V17 Pro uses the Kryo core which is modified by Qualcomm while Redmi Note 8 Pro uses the Cortex core. The Kryo core is expected to perform a little better as it’s been modified by Qualcomm.
Vivo V17 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Battery
Vivo V17 Pro is powered by a 4100mAh battery that also comes with a fast charging technology. Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery that also has the fast charging feature.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Vivo V17 Pro Price in Nigeria
The Redmi Note 8 Pro series is expected to start from about ₦82,900 while the Vivo V17 Pro is been sold for about ₦129,000. Both phones are available for purchase in GSM Store NG (our recommended online phone shop).
Other features of Vivo V17 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro
Both phones have the finger print sensor. That of Vivo V17 Pro is under display while that of Redmi Note 8 Pro is rear mounted. Vivo used the Gorilla glass screen 6 in the Vivo V17 Pro design while Xiaomi used the Gorilla glass screen 5 for Redmi Note 8 Pro design.
The Vivo V17 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro are both incredible phones. Both phones are suitable for cameras and game lovers. However, if you want to take selfies of very wide areas, then the Vivo V17 Pro is your best choice. If you would like to enjoy gaming boost in your processing speed then Redmi Note 8 Pro is your choice.