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Watch: realme 6i vs Redmi Note 9s

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We did a video comparing the realme 6i and the Redmi Note 9s. Although not an exact match, a lot asked us to do this comparison. So, here it is!
Realme 6i vs Redmi Note 9s

realme 6i vs Redmi Note 9s comparison

DeviceRedmi Note 9srealme 6i
Display6.67-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395ppi6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected IPS (LTPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi
CPU
2.3GHz 8nm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor
2.0GHz 12nm Helio G80 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 618Mali-G52 2EEMC2
RAM4GB/6GB LPDDR4X3GB/4GB LPDDR4X
ROM64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)64GB/128GB eMMC 5.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/1.79 Samsung ISOCELL GM2 w/ PDAF, EIS + 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 5MP f/2.4 2cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + dual-tone LED flash48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera16MP f/2.4816MP f/2.0
Battery
5,020mAh w/ 18W fast charging
5,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OSAndroid 10 w/ MIUI 11
Android 10.0 w/ realme UI 1.0
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, NavIC, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, P2i water splash resistance, Z-axis linear vibration motor, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, Glacier White
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, USB-C, Colors: White Milk, Green Tea
Dimensions165.7 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm164.4 x 75 x 9.0 mm
Weight
209 g
195 g
PricePHP 10,490 (4GB/64GB), PHP 11,990 (6GB/128GB)
PHP 7,990 (3GB/64GB), PHP 9,990 (4GB/128GB)


realme, Redmi quick fight


To start off, the realme 6i has two variants a 3GB/64GB variant at PHP 7,990 and a 4GB/128GB variant for PHP 9,990. Redmi Note 9s also has two variants with a 4GB/64GB model for PHP 10,490 and a 6GB/128GB one for PHP 11,990.

Build/Design - realme 6i has a plastic material for the back panel and 2.5D glass with Gorilla Glass 3 protection in front. The sides also have a plastic material used since it has a unibody design. For the ports, it has a 3.5mm audio port, USB-C port, microphone and bottom-firing speaker at the bottom of the device. On the left side, you will find the volume keys and SIM tray. On the right side is the power/lock button. It also has a fingerprint scanner at the back.

For the Redmi Note 9s, it has a glass back panel with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It does have a thicker camera bump than the realme 6i. It has a metallic material for the frame as well. On the right side, it has the volume keys along with the side-mounted fingerprint sensor that also serves as a power button. On the top, it has an IR sensor and mic. You will find the USB-C port, speakers, and 3.5mm jack at the bottom of the device. It also has P2i splash resistance.

In terms of comfortable handling, realme 6i has more grip due to its matte finish. 

Display - The Redmi Note 9s has a 6.67-inch 2.5D curved FHD+ LTPS screen with 2400 x 1080 resolution and 395 ppi pixel density. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The realme 6i has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved LTPS screen with 1600 x 720 HD+ resolution with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and 269 ppi pixel density.

Redmi Note 9s takes the lead here with a sharper FHD+ screen, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a punch-hole design. It also has slimmer bezels as well.

Both devices have great color reproduction as well. Both also have respectable brightness as well.

Audio - For the audio, Redmi's linear speaker sounds better in our opinion with a richer sound. For headphone usage, realme 6i has a bit of an edge due to the equalizers it uses. For calls, its a close one as well with clear and crisp audio on both devices.

Specs - For performance, Redmi Note 9s sports the 2.3GHz 8nm Snapdragon 720H octa-core processor, Adreno 618 GPU, up to 6GB LPDDR4X, up to 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Realme 6i has the 12nm 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, Mali-G52 2EMMC2 GPU, up to 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB eMMC 5.1 expandable storage, and 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge. 

In terms of CPU and GPU speeds, Redmi Note 9s has a more powerful pairing. It also has a bigger max RAM as well. For the storage and battery though, it is more or less a tie. As a reference, our AnTuTu benchmark results showed the realme 6i with 201,849 points while Redmi Note 9s scored 275,989.

Those who watch a lot on their phones will enjoy the Note 9s better, but the realme 6i could have better battery life due to its lower-res screen.

Cameras - The realme 6i has a quad-camera setup with 48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash. For selfies, it has a 16MP f/2.0 sensor.

Redmi Note 9s has a quad-camera setup with a combo of 48MP f/1.79 Samsung ISOCELL GM2 w/ PDAF, EIS + 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 5MP f/2.4 2cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, it has a 16MP f/2.48 sensor.

Both devices have quad cameras at the back with 48MP main sensors. For realme, it sports a dedicated mono sensor while Note 9 has a dedicated depth sensor and a better macro sensor with 2cm capabilities.

Both have HDR mode, 2x digital zoom, portrait, night mode, and, AI assistance 48MP mode. realme 6i also has Chroma Boost which boosts colors if need be.

For selfies, both devices have a 16MP sensor.

Other features - Redmi Note 9 has dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor, USB-C port, Bluetooth 5, P2i splash resistance, IR Blaster, and dual SIM slots.

The realme 6i also has WiFi, 700MHz 4G LTE, OTG, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, splash resistance, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C port.

realme 6i advantages - More affordable, 700Mhz 4G LTE
Redmi Note 9s advantages - Better screen, faster CPU and GPU, bigger RAM option, better quad cameras, more features

Both run with Android 10 OS with different skins.

Our thoughts

For performance, Redmi Note 9s takes the cake as it is one of the best in its class. Also, the result is expected since it has a higher price point.

But, realme 6i still managed to put up a good fight in other aspects. That's quite remarkable for a more affordable device.

What do you guys think?
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