Another Chinese brand is set to launch a 1TB mobile phone for less than $400


Chinese brands are very different from non-Chinese brands like Samsung, Apple or Sony. They have no reservations and the competition is very direct. Unlike Samsung and other brands that take their time before releasing new products, most Chinese brands do not. Once a brand releases a product and it does well, expect the same (direct copy) product or tech from another brand in a few weeks. This is what is happening at the moment with Redmi and Realme. Recall that a few days ago, Redmi released the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. This device has a 16GB RAM model that has 1TB of storage. Since the release of this device, it has been on “fire” in the market. Its sales have been explosive so far, especially the 1TB mobile phone model. The selling point of this device is that the 1TB mobile phone sells for less than $400.


The Redmi Note 12 Turbo 16GB + 1TB model sells for 2599 yuan which is about $378. Redmi is at the moment struggling to cope with the demand for this device. Well, it will not be in a short while because another Chinese brand, Realme, is all set with a new option. Realme already has a mobile phone that uses almost everything that the Redmi Note 12 Turbo users. It uses the same Snapdragon 7+ Gen1 SoC, the same 16GB RAM and the same 1TB storage. Do you know the surprising part? The Realme mobile phone has the same price tag, 2599 yuan ($378). This device is the Realme GT Neo5 SE and it is a direct rival of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Call it non-innovative, a direct copy or even a plagiarized device, Realme like many other Chinese brands probably don’t care.

Redmi Note 12 Turbo Vs Realme GT Neo5 SE

As for which of the two is better and which is worse, and which aspects are different, here are a few differences that could help to separate these devices from different brands. The following models are referred to as Redmi and Realme for short.

Realme 1TB mobile phone

1. First of all, both of them have a plastic body and frame. However, the screen of Redmi does not have a plastic bracket, the frame is narrower, and the front face value is higher.

2. Redmi’s screen has 1080P resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, but 12-bit colour depth will make the colour display better. As for Realme, it uses a 1.5K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate display. The screen also supports 10-bit colour depth so it should be more delicate and smooth.

3. The two main cameras are the same, but Redmi has an OIS anti-shake, so the camera experience will be better.

4. After actual measurement, the performance of Realme Gaming is better (although Redmi’s is not bad), and its 5500mAh battery is larger and supports 100W flash charging, while Redmi has a 5000 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. Charge.

5. Realme has under-screen fingerprint recognition, while Redmi has side fingerprint recognition, but Redmi is thinner and has an advanced 3.5mm interface.

6. Realme has dual-frequency GPS and LPDDR5X memory, while Redmi has single-frequency GPS and LPDDR5 memory.

7. After-sales services of both brands are quite good but Redmi appears to have more global presence than Realme.


In conclusion, Redmi is lighter and thinner, looks good, takes good photos, and has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Realme on the other hand has slightly better performance, fingerprints under the screen, a larger battery, faster charging and a better screen. Thus, if you are all about storage capacity, you may find it difficult to choose between these devices. At the moment, they are the only smartphones with 1TB storage that sells for less than $400.

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