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Redmi Note 13 vs realme C67: Specs Comparison

The entry-level segment just got more heated this year as the Redmi Note 13 4G 18 and realme C67 27 launched both packing impressive feature set priced at just under PHP 10K. Today, we’ll be comparing these two to see which one serves more value on paper.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Vs Realme C67 Fi

Although, spoiler: you’ll be surprised that both of these two sport 108-megapixel shooters. But one seems to stand out more despite it being more affordable than the other. And which model is that? We’re about to find out. Let’s begin!

Design

Beyond the spec sheet, it’s worth mentioning that these two new phones boast striking designs. The Redmi Note 13 has a simple, glossy back shell finish that’s surely made out of plastic.

What’s interesting is the design change they made with the layout: the camera rings look more symmetrical — complemented by the Redmi moniker on the right. They also removed the camera island bump and made the lenses directly on top of the rear panel.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4g Fwr 2

However, this back panel finish is a smudge-magnet, so slapping a case on it is a no-brainer. Fortunately, the protective case in the box comes in a black, unibody silicone, not just the usual transparent jelly case.

On the other hand, I dig the realme C67’s design more with its vibrant, gradient satin finish. With this type of back panel, expect that it doesn’t leave fingerprints and smudge that much. Also, looking closer at it, one sees individual diagonal stripes that add a nice touch.

Realme C67 3

I also liked its camera island’s design even more. It has golden accented camera rings on top of a gradient, glossy area. In terms of design, the realme C67 looks more fun and alive as compared to Redmi Note 13’s more muted look.

As always, design is subjective so both phones get a point in this category.

Display & Multimedia

Flip at the front, the realme C67 sports a larger 6.72-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with 90Hz refresh and 950 nits of peak brightness.

Realme C67 6

This is where the Redmi Note 13 has a significant advantage against the competition with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display despite its smaller size. Adding to that is a much smoother visuals with support for up to 120Hz and an even brighter panel with 1800 nits peak brightness — matching the display specs on its Pro counterparts.

It has a TÜV Rheinland certification too for low blue light and flicker free certifications. Though they both have the same resolution, the Redmi Note 13 has a significantly thinner bezel at the chin.

Redmi Note 13 4g Fwr2

Also expect the Redmi Note 13’s display to be scratch resistant thanks to a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 sandwiched on top.

Both have dual stereo speakers and Widevine L1 making them good for consuming high-resolution media. But what makes the Redmi Note 13 even better is its support for Dolby Atmos bringing richer stereo sound.

Fortunately, both models have the good ol’ 3.5mm audio jack for a more tailored audio experience. Otherwise, you can easily pair up your favorite wireless earbuds or headphones.

Clearly, the Redmi Note 13 dominates in this area.

Performance

Powering both devices is the Snapdragon 685 — a 6-nanometer class midrange, relatively old chipset from Qualcomm with up to 2.8GHz clock speed. Naturally, at first, I thought that they would have the same performance. But as I looked into the details, there are quite performance gaps between the two.

Looking at their synthetic benchmark scores, the Redmi Note 13 has garnered significantly higher scores across the board. On AnTuTu V10 benchmark, it hit 339,395 while the realme C67 was a shy 312,826. This ain’t that much of a difference, not until the AnTuTu storage test. The former had a higher score and even faster read and write speeds than the latter.

See the benchmark scores below for reference:

Benchmarks Redmi Note 13 realme C67
AnTuTu V10 339,395 312,826
Antutu Storage Test 29,029 13,185
S. Read Speed 896 MB/s 297.7 MB/s
S. Write Speed 586 MB/s 273.0 MB/s
Geekbench 6 CPU (Single-core) 424 474
Geekbench 6 CPU (Multi-core) 1,442 1,513
PC Work 3.0 performance 8,796 6,161

While the Redmi Note 13 has the numbers, this doesn’t represent the real-world use. So, both still get a point in terms of performance.

Cameras

When it comes to cameras, despite both having 108-megapixel primary sensors, the realme C67 seems to stand out more. For some reason, it handles dynamic range better than the Redmi Note 13.

Realme C67 17

Even under low-light scenarios, the realme C67 can bring out a bit more detail and contrast. Perhaps this is because of the 108MP camera being a Samsung HM6 with an in-sensor zoom capability.

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Its only letdown is only having a dual camera setup, and the secondary lens isn’t as capable too with only a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas the Redmi Note 13 has two more cameras: an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 2-megapixel macro.

Nonetheless, the point still goes to the realme C67 with its more capable primary camera. See the Redmi Note 13 sample shots here 289 and the realme C67 here 206.

Battery Life

Both pack the usual 5000 mAh battery capacity and with support for 33W wired charging. In our experience, both devices lasted for more than a day of normal usage: browsing the web and social media, watching videos on YouTube, and gaming on the side. Both get a point in this category.

Connectivity & Other Features

With the Snapdragon 685, capped to 4G connectivity is expected. Taking out their SIM tray, only the realme C67 has a dedicated slot for microSD and with support for a larger expansion too at 2-terabytes. The Redmi Note 13 is left with a hybrid SIM tray and supports only 1-terabyte of expandable storage.

Software-wise, the realme C67 is running Android 14 (skinned with realme UI) out of the box. While the Redmi Note 13, as of now, runs on Android 13 (with MIUI 14 overlay).

This isn’t that big of a deal since it will soon get the HyperOS update (based on Android 14) in the first half of 2024. Also, both are IP54 rated for protection against some water splashes and dust.

The Redmi Note 13, apparently packs a few more features than the realme C67. First is the NFC capability, an IR blaster that makes it a convenient universal remote, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor — which is quite surprising at this price point.

Which one should you get?

Now to the most crucial part in this matchup, the price. The Redmi Note 13 4G dominates the competition thanks to its more immersive, brighter AMOLED display, better performance, and having more feature set to offer. The best part? It’s even more affordable, starting at only PHP 7,999 for the 6GB+128GB trim and PHP 9,999 for the 8GB+256GB config.

Redmi Note 13 4g Fwr22

Compare that to the realme C67 whose price starts at PHP 9,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant — a two-thousand peso price difference. The jump to 8GB RAM might justify its price.

Another way of looking at this is by using the PHP 9,999 price point. You get the 8GB+128GB combo of the realme C67 against the similarly priced 8GB+256GB of the Redmi Note 13 4G. Now, we’ve painted a clearer picture.

Value-wise, the Redmi Note 13 ultimately brings more to the table at a more accessible price point.

Realme C67 13

I just wish that it had been more capable in terms of camera performance — which might be the realme C67’s biggest trump card on top of its great, vibrant design.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 vs realme C67 specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4Grealme C67 4G
6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display6.72-inch FHD+ IPS LCD
2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh, 1800 nits (peak)1080*2400 pixels, 90Hz refresh, 950 nits (peak)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
6nm, 8-cores, up to 2.8GHz6nm, 8-cores, up to 2.8GHz
6GB, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM (+8GB memory extension)8GB LPDDR4x RAM (+8GB extended memory)
128GB, 256GB UFS 2.2 storage128GB, 256GB storage
Expandable up to 1TB via microSD (hybrid slot)Expandable up to 2TB via microSD (dedicated slot)
Triple rear cameras:Dual rear cameras:
- 108MP f/1.75 main- 108MP f/1.75 Samsung ISOCELL HM6 camera
(3x in-sensor zoom)
- 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide- 2MP f/2.4 depth
- 2MP f/2.4 macro
16MP f/2.4 selfie shooter (hole punch notch)8MP selfie shooter (hole punch notch)
Dual nano-SIMDual nano-SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 5Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/ 5GHz
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou, QZSS
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
NFC
In-screen fingerprint sensor, face unlockSide-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock
IP54 splash and dust resistanceIP54 splash and dust resistance
Dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, IR blasterDual stereo speakers
MIUI 14 (Android 13)realme UI (Android 14)
5000mAh battery5000mAh battery
33W wired charging (Mi Turbo charging)33W wired charging (SuperVOOC)
162.24 x 75.55 x 7.97mm164.6 x 75.4 x ~7.59mm
188.5g~185g
Midnight Black, Mint Green, Ice Blue, Ocean SunsetSunny Oasis, Black Rock
PHP 7,999 (6GB+128GB)

PHP 9,999 (8GB+256GB)
PHP 9,999 (8GB+128GB)

PHP 10,999 (8GB+256GB)

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JM's highest stat is probably his curious ardor to anything tech—electronics and gaming in particular. He certainly heeds utmost regard to specsheet, visuals, and rule of thirds. If creativity and wit sometimes leave JM's system, watching films, anime and a good stroll for memes are his approved therapeutic claims.

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