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Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8: At Rs 9,999 which one should you buy?

Realme launched a new under Rs 10,000 phone in India on Wednesday. It is the Realme 5s. This phone succeeds the Realme 5 that launched in India earlier this year at a price of Rs 8,999. The Realme 5s is priced Rs 1,000 more than the predecessor. Realme launches the Realme 5s at a starting price of Rs 9,999 in India. With the new Realme 5s, the company, undoubtedly, wants to take on the likes of the Redmi Note 8. Interestingly, the Xiaomi phone also comes with the same price tag of Rs 9,999.

Now that the price of both the Realme 5s and the Redmi Note 8 is the same which one should you buy? We at India Today Tech reviewed the Redmi Note 8 some weeks ago and found it to be the best phone under Rs 10,000 in the Indian market right now. The Redmi 5s also looks good in paper. Both the phones come with 48MP quad-camera setup on the back and Snapdragon 665 processor. One of the biggest differences between the Realme and Redmi phone is in the battery department.

Let’s take a quick look at how the Realme 5s and the Redmi Note 8 compare in terms of specs.

–As far as the design is concerned both the phones look good but the Redmi Note 8 has a slightly upper edge because of the glass body design. The Redmi Note 8 comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back. The Realme 5s includes Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection on the front. The back panel of the phone offers plastic made diamond cut design. Overall, the Redmi Note 8 looks more premium.

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