Realme 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S specs comparison
The mid-range smartphone wars are heating up with the impending arrival of the Realme 6 Pro, a Snapdragon 720G-powered smartphone with a 6-inch+ screen, quad-rear cameras, and a big battery. But there’s another smartphone already out in the market that has similar specs, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S. So, which one looks better on paper? Let us find out in the specs comparison below.
|Realme 6 Pro||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S|
|6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Fullscreen display||6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) FHD+ display, HDR|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM||4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1|
|microSD card support (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)|
|Quad-rear cameras: |
• 64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide)
• 12MP F2.5 (telephoto)
• 2MP F2.4 macro
• 48MP F1.79 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 5MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
|Dual-front cameras: |
• 16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
|16MP F2.48 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NavIC||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos||1217 X max0.4mm high amplitude ultra-linear speaker, Smart PA 10V|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|Realme UI (Android 10)||MUI 11 (Android 10)|
|4,300mAh battery w/ 30W Flash Charge||5,020mAh battery w/ 18W fast charge (22.5W charger in box)|
|163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm||165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm|
|202 g||209 g|
|Lightning Blue, Lightning Red (for PH)||Interstellar Grey, Aurora Blue, Glacier White|
Summary of advantages
Realme 6 Pro:
• 90Hz refresh rate
• Up to 8GB RAM
• Higher resolution for the rear main camera
• Telephoto camera
• Secondary front camera
• 30W charging
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S:
• Depth camera
• IR Blaster
• Larger battery
Looking at their displays, both have IPS panels with the same Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. The Redmi Note 9S has a 6.67-inch screen, while the Realme 6 Pro has a 6.6-inch. The 0.01-inch difference is negligible. However, the latter has a 90Hz refresh rate for some smooth animations, while the former has HDR10 support, which can provide you with a pleasant viewing experience when watching HDR content.
Both devices sport quad-rear cameras, although the Realme 6 Pro has a higher main camera resolution and a telephoto camera, which the Redmi Note 9S doesn’t have. However, the latter has a higher resolution macro camera and a dedicated camera for depth-sensing.
For selfies, the Realme 6 Pro has the advantage of having two cameras with the secondary being an ultra-wide lens. Both have the same 16MP resolution for their primary cameras.
Processor and Memory
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G processor powers both devices, meaning we can expect the same level of chipset performance. The two, however, vary in RAM with the Realme 6 Pro offering 6GB and 8GB, while the Redmi Note 9S is 4GB and 6GB. Both are available in 64GB and 128GB UFS 2.1 and dedicated microSD card slots for expansion.
The Redmi Note 9S wins in terms of capacity at 720mAh more than the Realme 6 Pro. However, the latter has a faster 30W charging compared to the former’s 18W.
The two devices have the basic connectivity features available, like 4G LTE, Bluetooth, SatNavs, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. However, the Redmi Note 9S has an IR Blaster, which is handy controlling IR-based appliances like TVs.
Which one to get?
Looking at the summary, the Realme 6 Pro seems to have the most advantages. The 90Hz display, 8GB RAM option, and six cameras are significant factors to consider.
For the Redmi Note 9S, it still has a nice set of cameras, a good display, and a big battery. Although it has a lower RAM configuration, it allows Xiaomi to offer it at a more affordable price. That’s PHP 10,490 for the 4GB + 64GB and PHP 11,990 for the 6GB + 128GB.
Realme is yet to reveal the price of the Realme 6 Pro in the Philippines, so we’ll find out soon if it can compete with the Redmi Note 9S in terms of pricing. Stay tuned on May 27.