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The Best Flagship Killer

One Plus 8 V/s Realme X50 Pro 5G V/s Vivo iQOO 3

The Best Flagship Killer

The Flagship killer are the ones that have flagship specs with a lesser price tag to go with. Today’s contender’s for the best flagship killers are One Plus 8, Realme X50 Pro, and Vivo’s iQOO 3. We haven’t included the Poco F2 pro because it didn’t release in India yet. Let’s find out what suits you the best.

1.Design and Display:

Talking about the design, all of the three are glass sandwich design which is held together by an aluminum frame, but the iQOO 3 offers superior protection by offering the Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back to protect it whereas the rest come with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. Speaking of thickness, the One plus phone is wave slimmer than the rest at 8mm. The X50 Pro is 8.9mm thick and iQOO is 9.2mm thick. One Plus is also lighter at 180g while the X50 pro and iQOO are a bit heavier at 205 grams and 214 grams respectively. Out of these three, one plus has a slightly bigger display measuring 6.55 inches with the other two at 6.44-inch, three of them offer AMOLED display at a 20:9 aspect ratio with HDR10+ support but the iQOO falls short at refresh rate, which is 60Hz while the rest offering a 90Hz. The OnePlus 8 and iQOO 3, both have a single punch-hole cutout on the front to house the selfie camera while the X50 Pro has dual punch-hole cutouts as it has two front-facing cameras, which include a regular and a wide-angle lens for group selfies.


Powering the three phones is Qualcomm latest Snapdragon 865 which has ended up offering a smooth experience. Speaking of RAM and ROM, One Plus offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and a higher a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Realme offers a wider range of to choose starting from 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. iQOO offers a 4G LTE for the lower variants-128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and a 5G variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The IQOO 3 offers UFS 3.1 memory while the rest offer UFS 3.0.

3.Battery And Charging:

Speaking of battery capacity, iQOO offers the biggest battery with 4400 mAh, while the Realme and One Plus offer 4200 mAh and 4300 mAh respectively but Realme leads in terms of charging speeds with its 65W dart charging, while the iQOO offers 55W Super Flash Charge 2.0 and One Plus offers a 30W with its Warp Charge.


Speaking of UI, three of them are running on Android 10, but still end up offering a different experience and different set of features because of different skins they offer on top of android. One Plus offers OxygenOS, Realme offers Realme UI based on color OS and iQOO offers Monster UI based on FunTOuch OS. Our personal favorite is OxygenOS offered by OnePlus because it is closer to stock android with few to none bloatware.


Speaking of cameras, One Plus features a triple rear camera setup the primary being the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and support for EIS and OIS. The second is the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 116-degree field of view. The last one is a 2MP macro lens for close shots. Turning to the front we find a 16MP selfie camera inside the punch-hole. Realme offers a quad rear camera setup with the primary being a 64MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, the second is a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, the third is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Flipping the phone to the other side we find a dual-camera setup to the front one is a 32MP sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide camera. iQOO also offers a quad rear camera setup with the primary being a 48MP sensor, followed by 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, the next is a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is a 16MP selfie camera on the front.


Speaking about Biometrics, All of three offer in-display fingerprint reader and face-unlock Talking of speaker, Both one Plus and Realme offer stereo speakers, while the iQOO only has a single speaker. iQOO gains points for offers 3.5mm jack, which the reaming doesn’t offer. All three have Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 for connectivity.


Speaking of pricing, One Plus 8 is the most expensive one starting at ₹ 44,990 for the 8GB RAM, 128GB variant while the 12GB RAM, 256GB is priced at ₹ 49,500. Realme X50 pro pricing starts at ₹ 39,999 for 6GB RAM and 128GB, 8GB RAM and 128GB is priced at ₹ 41,999,12GB RAM and 256GB is priced at ₹ 47,999 and the iQOO for the non-5G variant, with 8 GB RAM and 128GB RAM is priced at ₹ 35,990, The higher 8 GB RAM and 256 GB is priced at ₹37,990 and the 5G variant which comes with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB starts at ₹ 44,990.


Speaking about the best phone, it entirely depends on the type of user you are if you want a smooth Android experience and regular android updates then One Plus 8 is the one for you. If you don’t bother much about the updates but want the rest of the important features like 5G, 90Hz refresh rate then Realme X50 pro is the best option you got. If you want the power of SnapDragon 865 but don’t care about 5G or the 90Hz Refresh rate then you can buy iQOO 3 at a much cheaper price.