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realme narzo 20 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Specs Comparison

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The arrival of the Xiaomi Redmi 9T made the PHP 8K smartphone market more interesting. In this article, we will compare it to the similarly priced realme narzo 20.
realme narzo 20 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Specs Comparison
realme narzo 20 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T

realme narzo 20 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Comparison

Devicerealme narzo 20Xiaomi Redmi 9T
Display6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi6.53-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi
CPU
2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2 Adreno 610 GPU
RAM4GB LPDDR4X4GB/6GB LPDDR4X
ROM64GB eMMC 5.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)64GB UFS 2.1/128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.3 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + LED flash48MP f/1.79 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.08MP f/2.05
Battery
6,000mAh w/ 18W Quick Charge
6,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OSAndroid 10.0 w/ realme UI 1.0
Android 10 w/ MIUI 12.0.4
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, Colors: Glory Silver, Victory Blue
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, Splash-proof nano-coating, stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Carbon Gray, Sunset Orange, Twilight Blue, Ocean Green
Dimensions164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
Weight
208 g
198 g
PricePHP 7,990
PHP 6,990 (4GB/64GB), PHP 7,990 (6GB/128GB)


realme narzo 20 takes on the Redmi 9T

realme narzo 20
realme narzo 20

Build/Design - The two devices using polycarbonate materials for the backplate and the frame. The front panels are made out of glass. Both have a textured body as well. The Redmi 9T has a big branding on the right side which sets it apart from the narzo 20.
Xiaomi Redmi 9T back
Xiaomi Redmi 9T back

Display - The realme narzo 20 has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen with 1600 x 720 HD+ resolution at 269 ppi pixel density.
realme narzo 20 screen
realme narzo 20 screen

Xiaomi Redmi 9T has a 6.53-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi pixel density.
Xiaomi Redmi 9T screen
Xiaomi Redmi 9T screen

In this aspect, both devices have similar-sized screens but the Redmi 9T takes the lead with an FHD+ resolution compared to realme narzo 20's HD+ panel.

Specs - For performance, realme narzo 20 has a 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor, Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.1 expandable storage, and 6,000mAh with 18W Quick Charge.

Redmi 9T has a 2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM,  up to 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable storage, and a 6,000mAh with 18W  fast charging.

Benchmarks still indicate that the G85 is a bit faster. For RAM and storage, it is virtually the same in size but the Xiaomi Redmi 9T has a more updated tech used in storage.

For the batteries, both devices have a 6,000mAh capacity and faster 18W fast charge technology.
realme narzo 20 cameras
realme narzo 20 cameras

Cameras - The realme narzo 20 has a triple-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.3 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + LED flash. For selfies, there's a 8MP f/2.0 sensor.
Xiaomi Redmi 9T cameras
Xiaomi Redmi 9T cameras

Xiaomi Redmi 9T has a 48MP main + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth quad-cam setup with a LED flash. For selfies, it has an 8MP f/2.05 sensor.

The Redmi 9T comes out on top here with a 48MP quad-camera setup compared to a triple-camera setup for realme narzo 20.

Other features - realme narzo 20 has dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Dirac HD audio, and splash resistance.

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T has WiFi, 700MHz4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, OTG, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Splash-proof nano-coating, Hi-Res audio, stereo speakers, dual-mic, and USB-C.

Both devices are running Android 10 out of the box.

realme narzo 20 advantages - Slightly faster CPU
Xiaomi Redmi 9T advantages - FHD+ screen, faster and bigger storage option, more extra features, stereo speakers, quad-cameras

Our thoughts

Based on specs Xiaomi Redmi 9T came out with a better package for PHP 7,990. It has a better screen, better storage size and speed, and more extra features than the realme narzo 20. 

However, narzo 20 is a bit faster.

What do you guys think?
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