Which smartphone under 200 € to choose for Black Friday? (Poco X3 Pro vs Realme 8)

Xiaomi and Realme are the most interesting brands in entry-level telephony and there are many offers for Black Friday at many e-merchants. Today we have selected two excellent offers available at Amazon and Cdiscount to help you choose the best smartphone under 200 euros available for Black Friday 2021.

For Black Friday, there are excellent entry-level telephony offers from the market leaders in this segment: Xiaomi and Realme. In order to help you choose better, we are now offering you a versus on two smartphones for less than 200 euros: the Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro at 199 euros on Amazon where the Realme 8 to 169 euros on Cdiscount. Which offer will offer the best value for money?

Why choose the Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro?

  • Its LCD screen clocked at 120 Hz
  • Its very high performance at this price
  • Substantial storage: 256 GB

Initially displayed at 299 euros in a 256 GB version, the Poco X3 Pro from Xiaomi is now available at 199 euros on Amazon for Black Friday.

Why choose the Realme 8?

  • Son écran AMOLED always-on display
  • Its great autonomy
  • Its Realme UI interface

Available at its launch at 249 euros in 128 GB version, the Realme 8 is available today at 169 euros on Cdiscount for Black Friday.

Two excellent quality / price ratios

Announced a few days apart in March 2021, the Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro and the Realme 8 are both excellent entry-level references that have won in 2021 with quite different arguments.

Xiaomi’s smartphone focuses on performance which is a real success at this price: a Snapdragon 860 SoC with graphics provided by an Adreno 640 (the same as the Asus ROG Phone 2) supported by 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage in UFS 3.1. In short, it is a smartphone that is undoubtedly intended for advanced users who will have advanced use of their smartphone to use multiple applications at the same time or play 3D games and it is a real pleasure to be able to realize its uses in this tariff segment. It can also count on a 120 Hz IPS display that allows you to navigate the MIUI 12 interface in an extremely smooth manner. However, the latter still includes many preinstalled applications today and even advertising on certain applications. To find out more, go to our Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro test.

The Realme 8 has different arguments, even if it is not as powerful as the Poco X3 Pro, it still has a very nice technical sheet with a SoC Helio G95 from Mediatek supported here by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage in UFS 2.1. Its particularity is to integrate an AMOLED screen (60 Hz) which allows to have an excellent display quality on this price segment via a high contrast ratio enabled by this technology, in addition to the Always On Display that the we appreciate seeing here. Its AMOLED screen and software optimizations also allow it to achieve a very good performance in autonomy, which will allow it to reach two days without recharging. Its interface under Realme UI derived from ColorOS is also a very good success even if it also has some bloatware. Visit our Realme 8 review to find out more.

What makes them different?

The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro and Realme 8 are primarily aimed at two different targets: advanced users for Xiaomi’s smartphone and those looking for a simpler smartphone for Realme’s. The advanced performance of Xiaomi’s smartphone will allow it to have a better daily experience for those who want to use heavy applications without slowing down and who appreciate having a 120 Hz screen at the expense of less battery life. On the contrary, Realme’s smartphone will offer a better experience on more traditional applications thanks to its AMOLED screen which will allow you to view many video content with higher quality and with better battery life.

The difference in storage marks this difference even more: the Realme 8 will fulfill the majority of uses thanks to its integrated 128 GB, but Xiaomi’s smartphone will go even further with 256 GB. Finally, the Realme interface remains simpler to use for those who do not want to waste their time to adjust browsing the many parameters available at Xiaomi in particular to remove the advertising present on many applications of MIUI even if the two smartphones will need a little installation time for in particular remove preinstalled applications.

Black Friday is now!

Black Friday has officially started in France and several merchants have already drawn their best offers. Here are the Black Friday offers already available from French e-merchants.

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