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The A Realme X7 Max Professional

The Smartphone will have a low camera aperture of f/1.79. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme X7 Max on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.3 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. But not all apps run as smoothly because they are not yet optimized to take advantage of the high refresh rate. There’s a 120Hz refresh rate (albeit with an LCD panel), a Snapdragon 732G chipset, and a big battery with 33W charging. I found it went from under 20 to 100 percent in just over an hour with the in-box 33W charger. The screen bezels seem reasonably thin, but the device has a large chin at the bottom, compared to the Realme X7 Max.

That $350 price tag is also more in line with the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which is a bit of an unpleasant pill to swallow in light of the Pixel’s cutbacks compared to the Pro model. More specifically, you’re missing out on a big battery, and there’s no ultra-wide rear camera either. 262) Poco X3 Pro, which uses the Snapdragon 860 chipset (in line with Snapdragon 855 series) and offers a slightly less impressive camera setup. You’re getting a 60Hz OLED screen, a Snapdragon 730G chipset that’s largely similar to the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s SoC, a longer commitment to updates, and a clean UI. Meanwhile, the standard Realme 8 serves up an Helio G95 chip, 64MP main camera, 60Hz OLED screen, and a 5,000mAh battery with 30W charging.

You do miss out on a 108MP camera and fast charging, though, but it’s one of the better Redmi Note 10 alternatives. 120Hz HDR10 Super AMOLED displays with an embedded front camera. The only thing that detracts from the video experience is the shiny ring around the front camera. If your budget is less than Rs 12,000, then you can buy the Poco M3 smartphone. Google’s Pixel 4a is another budget phone worth considering as an alternative to the Redmi Note 10 range. The Realme 8 series is worth considering if you want plenty of bang for your mid-range buck. Want to stay with Xiaomi? Then the Poco X3 is worth considering, as it has quite a bit in common with the Redmi Note 10 Pro.