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Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specs Comparison

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The realme 3 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE are two capable mid-range phones found in the under PHP 16K price range.
Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specs Comparison
Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Both are packed with with up-to-date designs, powerful specs, and cameras. For the price, both are considered as highly competitive.

It's time to look at their specs side by side and see which is the one for you. Read on!

Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specs Comparison

DeviceRealme 3 ProXiaomi Mi 9 SE
Display6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi5.97-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2280 x 1080 resolution at 423 ppi
CPU
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
2.3GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 712 AIE octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 616Adreno 616
RAM4GB/6GB6GB
ROM64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)64GB UFS 2.1
Back Camera16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 + 5MP f/2.4 w/ Dual Pixel and LED flash48MP f/1.75 Sony IMX586 sensor + 13MP f/2.4 w/ 123-degree ultra wide-angle sensor + 8MP f/2.4 2x telephoto sensor w/ Dual Pixel PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera25MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty20MP f/2.0
Battery
4,045mAh w/ 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge
3,070mAh w/ 18W fast charger
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0
Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: dynamic black, radiant blue, lightning purple
In-Display fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, USB-C, Colors: piano black, ocean blue
Dimensions156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm147.5 x 70.5 x 7.45 mm
Weight
172 g
155 g
PricePHP 12,990 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM), PHP 14,990 (6GB RAM/128GB ROM)
PHP 15,990

A new mid-range match up!

Realme 3 Pro has a 3D-like polycarbonate plastic body with gradient colors. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is made out of metal and glass-like polycarbonate material as well with anti-fingerprint coating.
Glossy back design
Glossy back design

In terms of build, Mi 9 SE is a bit better since it has a real glass back design. It also hasGorilla Glass 5 to protect the screens. The Mi 9 SE has a metal frame as well.

In the looks department, both phones look good but the metal frame of the Mi 9 SE gives it a slight advantage.
The screens
The screens

DisplayThe realme 3 Pro has a 6.3-inch IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It also has an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 at 403 ppi.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, on the hand, has a smaller 5.97-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 2280 x 1080 FHD+ resolution as well at 423 ppi. It also has Gorilla Glass protection 5.

The realme 3 Pro offers a bigger screen with more accurate colors due to its IPS screen. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is set to offer a brighter screen due to its Super AMOLED panel.

Specs - For performance, realme 3 Pro comes with the 10nm 2.2GHz Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, Adreno 616 GPU, up to 6GB of RAM with up to 128GB of expandable storage and a 4,045mAh battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has the slightly faster 2.3GHz Snapdragon 712 AIE octa-core processor and the same GPU, 6GB of RAM with 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage, and a huge 3,070mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has the faster processor. Realme 3, on the other hand, has a bigger battery with faster charging technology.


Both also comes with speedy 4G LTE connectivity and dual band WiFi.

Cameras - The realme 3 Pro is equipped with 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 + 5MP f/2.4 sensors. It also has Dual Pixel and LED flash. It also has a 25MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies with AI Face Beauty.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has 48MP f/1.75 Sony IMX586 sensor + 13MP f/2.4 w/ 123-degree ultra wide-angle sensor + 8MP f/2.4 2x telephoto sensors with Dual Pixel PDAF and LED flash. It also has a 20MP f/2.0 selfie sensor.

In terms of main camera specs, the Mi 9 SE sports a triple camera setup. It has a huge 48MP sensor, 13MP for ultra-wide shots and 8MP for zoom. The realme 3 Pro's setup is no slouch even if its just a dual 16MP + 5MP setup though.


For selfies, realme 3 Pro has a lead due to its 25MP f/2.0 sensor versus Xiaomi Mi 9 Se;s 20MP f/2.0 sensor.


Note: We have an upcoming full camera comparison! Stay tuned!

Other features - Realme 3 Pro features a traditional fingerprint sensor and face unlock. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has an In-Display fingerprint sensor, IR blaster and USB-C port, bigger selfie sensor and NFC. Mi 9 SE's In-Display fingerprint sensor is one of the fastest in town.

Realme 3 Pro advantages - Bigger screen, larger battery, faster charging, beefier expendable storage, powerful cameras, 3.5mm headphone jack slot

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE advantages - Faster CPU, In-Display fingerprint sensor, USB-C, triple-camera setup, NFC

Our thoughts

This match up is amazing! Both phones comes with great overall specs and features for the price.

Realme 3 Pro focused on the performance part of the phone as it is geared more towards gamers. But, it is also great for mobile photographers.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE also has great specs for performance while still maintaining great assets such as the triple-camera setup. It is also the one to get if you want a compact phone.

It could go either way depending on what you need.

See also: Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs realme 3 Pro - Photography fight!

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