Redmi Note 9 series vs Realme 6 Series – Battle of Premium Mid Segment

The Realme 6 and Redmi Note 9 Pro are both priced starting Rs 12,999 with the same RAM on board.

At a virtual launch event on Mar 12, Redmi launched its most awaited devices, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Both the smartphones come with features like Snapdragon 720G chipset, NavIC support, 5,020 mAh battery, 6.67-inch display, 16:9 screen to body ratio, and P2i dust and water resistance.

The primary difference between the two smartphones are the camera setup – Redmi Note 9 Pro features a 48 MP quad-camera setup at the back and a 16 MP selfie camera, whereas the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a 64 MP quad-camera setup at the rear and a 32 MP selfie camera up front – and fast charging support – Note 9 Pro Max supports 33 W fast charging (in-box), whereas the Note 9 Pro supports 18 W fast charging.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in two RAM and storage variants:

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs 12,999
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs 15,999

The Note 9 Pro Max comes in three storage and RAM variants:

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs 14,999
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs 16,999
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs 18,999

The new Redmi Note 9 Pro series followed the launch of the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro last week. The Realme smartphones are priced similarly and are the closest competitions to the Redmi phones. See below the launch prices for the Realme 6 series phones launched a week prior.

Here’s a closer look at how their specifications, features, and pricing compare:

Redmi Note 9 ProRedmi Note 9 Pro MaxRealme 6Realme 6 Pro
Display Size (inch)6.676.676.56.6
Resolution (pixels)1080 x 24001080 x 24001080 x 24001080 x 2400
Pixel Density (PPI)395395405399
Display TypeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Dimensions(mm)165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9
Weight (gm)209209191202
Dual SIMYesYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Connectivity TypesGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
ProcessorSnapdragon 720GSnapdragon 720GMediaTek Helio G90TSnapdragon 720G
CPU CoresOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz)2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A552×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
GPUAdreno 618Adreno 618Mali-G76 MC4Adreno 618
RAM4, 6 GB6, 8 GB4, 6, 8 GB6, 8 GB
Ruggedness
On-Board Memory64, 128 GB64, 128 GB64, 128 GB64, 128 GB
Expandable MemoryYesYesYesYes
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Primary Camera48 MP f/1.8 wide +
8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5 MP f/2.4 macro + 2 MP f/2.4 depth
64 MP f/1.9 wide + 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5 MP f/2.4 macro + 2 MP f/2.4 depth64 MP f/1.8 wide + 8 MP f/2.3 ultrawide + 2 MP f/2.4 macro+ 2 MP B/W f/2.4 depth64 MP f/1.8 wide + 12 MP f/2.5 telephoto, 2x optical zoom + 8 MP f/2.3 ultrawide + 2 MP f/2.4 macro
Optical Image StabilizationNoNoNoNo
Camera ArrayQuad-cameraQuad-cameraQuad-cameraQuad-camera
Autofocus SystemPDAFPDAFPDAFPDAF
Secondary Camera16 MP32 MP16 MP16 MP
Video Capture2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
FlashYesYesYesYes
OS VersionAndroid 10Android 10Android 10Android 10
AI (Smart Assistant)Google AssistantGoogle AssistantGoogle AssistantGoogle Assistant
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavICYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavICYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NavIC
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth5555.1
NFCNoNoNoNo
InfraredYesYesNoNo
Fingerprint ScannerYes, side-mountedYes, side-mountedYes, side-mountedYes, side-mounted
3.5mm jackYesYesYesYes
RadioYesYesYesYes
USB TypeType-C 1.0Type-C 1.0Type-C 1.0Type-C 1.0
USB StandardUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
Battery (mAh)5,0205,0204,3004.300
Fast chargingYes, 18 WYes, 33 WYes, 30 WYes, 30 W
ColorsAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar BlackAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar BlackComet Blue, Comet WhiteLightning Blue, Lightning Orange
Prices in IndiaStarts at Rs 12,999Start at Rs 14,999Starts at Rs 12,999Starts at Rs 16,999

The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max will be available from Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores starting from 17th March.

While Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be on Amazon.in starting from March 25th besides Mi.com and Mi Home Stores.

The specifications of the new Redmi Note 9 and Realme phones make it clear that the two companies are head-on with each other, trying to offer more features in a more affordable price tag. On paper, each of these phones are as good as each other, however, we will only know the ultimate best in the segment once we review them. Stay tuned…for more at MyTechWorld for more updates

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