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Huawei Y7a vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Specs Comparison

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Now that the Huawei Y7a got a price cut down to PHP 7,599, let's see if it can compete with Xiaomi's popular Redmi 9T.
Huawei Y7a vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Specs Comparison
Huawei Y7a vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T

Huawei Y7a vs Xiaomi Redmi 9T Comparison

DeviceHuawei Y7aXiaomi Redmi 9T
Display6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD (IPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 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 14nm Kirin 710A octa-core processor
2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4Adreno 610 GPU
RAM4GB4GB/6GB LPDDR4X
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB64GB UFS 2.1/128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + 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
5,000mAh Li-Po w/ 22.5W fast charging
6,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OSAndroid 10 w/ EMUI 10.1
Android 10 w/ MIUI 12.0.4
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1 BLE, FM Radio, OTG, 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, USB-C, Colors: Midnight Black, Crush Green, Blush Gold
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
Dimensions165.65 x 76.88 x 9.26 mm162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
Weight
206 g
198 g
PricePHP 8,999 (PHP 7,599 new SRP)
PHP 6,990 (4GB/64GB), PHP 7,990 (6GB/128GB)


Huawei Y7a enters the under 8K weight class

Huawei Y7a back
Huawei Y7a back

Build/Design - The two devices using polycarbonate materials for the backplate and the frame. Xiaomi Redmi 9T has a textured body while the Huawei Y7a features a glossy, mirror-like finish. The Redmi 9T has Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well as splash-proof nano-coating.

The front panels are made out of glass. Y7a is the most affordable with a top-center punch-hole yet.
Xiaomi Redmi 9T back
Xiaomi Redmi 9T back

Display - The Huawei Y7a has a 6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD with FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi pixel density.
Huawei Y7a
Huawei Y7a

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, the Huawei Y7a has a bigger-sized screen. Both have FHD+ resolution and similar pixel density.
AnTuTu and Geekbench scores of Y7a
AnTuTu and Geekbench scores of Y7a

Specs - For performance, Huawei Y7a has a 2.0GHz 14nm Kirin 710A octa-core processor, Mali G51 MP4 GPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with USB-C 22.5W fast charging.
AnTuTu score of Redmi 9T
AnTuTu score of Redmi 9T

Xiaomi 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.

Redmi 9T's chipset is a tad faster than Huawei here. It also has a larger max RAM and battery.

The Huawei Y7a has a faster charging tech though.
Huawei Y7a quad-cameras
Huawei Y7a quad-cameras

Cameras - The Huawei Y7a has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + 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.

It is basically a tie here with both sporting a 48MP quad-cameras with secondary sensors sporting the same functionalities.

From memory, they are neck and neck in actual camera performance.

Other features - Huawei Y7a has WiFi, 700 MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1 BLE, OTG, FM Radio, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and USB-C.

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T has WiFi, 700MHz 4G 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.

Huawei Y7a advantages - Bigger screen, 22.5W fast charging
Xiaomi Redmi 9T advantages - Gorilla Glass 3, faster CPU and GPU, faster and bigger storage option, more extra features, more affordable variant, stereo speakers

Our thoughts

Xiaomi's Redmi 9T is the better overall. It has slightly faster specs with faster performance, stereo speakers, more features, and a more affordable variant.

But, this doesn't mean that the Y7a is not competitive. In fact, this is a close race in person.

Those who prefer a stylish phone might go for the Y7a and we won't blame them.

What do you guys think?
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