Redmi and Realme devices cant stay together in a market without a comparison. So, here we are once again. Today we will be comparing Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 with the newly launched Realme C15 because both of the devices are priced targeting the same market group. Let’s see how both of these devices stack against each other and see which one provides better bang for your buck.
Redmi 9 vs Realme C15
Dimensions & Weight
163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm & 198g
164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm & 209g
6.53 inch, FHD+, IPS Display
6.5 inches, HD+, IPS Display
Mediatek Helio G80, 2.0 GHz Octa-core
Helio G35, 2.3GHz Octa-core
3GB+32GB or 4GB+64GB, eMMC 5.1
4GB+64GB, eMMC 5.1
MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
Realme UI on Top of Android 10
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Quad Camera (13MP with f/2.2 +8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor, 5MP f/2.4 macro Camera and 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor )
8MP f/2.0 front camera
Quad Camera (13MP with f/2.2 + 8MP Ultra wide + 2MP B/W + 2MP depth sensor)
8MP f/2.0 front camera
5020mAh, 18W fast charging
6000mAh, 18W charging
Type C port, IR blaster
Design & Display
While looking at the front, both the device looks similar, with almost the same size display and a drop notch for a front camera. But talking about the display protection we get Gorilla Glass 3 on Redmi 9 whereas the protection in the Realme C15 is also a Gorilla Glass but the version is not stated.
Not only the protection but also the resolution in Redmi 9 is better as it is an FHD+ panel compared to only HD+ on Realme C15. We have a fingerprint sensor on the back of both the devices but the camera placement is totally different. One more thing to be noted is Realme still has micro-USB while Redmi 9 features a Type-C port.
Performance & Software
In the Redmi 9, we get Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) its an Octa-core SoC with 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 configuration with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. While with Realme we are getting Mediatek Helio G35 (12 nm). This is a with Octa-core chipset with 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 configuration along with PowerVR GE8320.
Here, Redmi 9 is a clear winner. Helio G80 is a far more powerful SoC than the Helio G35. Though the G35 is not very bad either. It can easily handle your regular task with lite gaming. Talking about RAM we get 3GB and 4GB variant of Redmi 9 while only a 4GB RAM variant of Reale C15 has been launched in Nepal. While for software both run on Android 10, while Redmi 9 has MIUI 12 on top and Realme C15 has Realme UI 1.0.
We see some similar specs here. On Redmi 9 we get a Quad camera setup with a 13MP f/2.2 Primary Camera along with an 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-wide camera. Here we also get a 5MP f/2.4 Macro lens and the last one is a 2MP depth sensor. While at the front it has an 8MP f/2.0 front camera. On the Realme side of things, we have a 13MP f/2.2 primary camera, 8MP f/2.3 Ultrawide. While the last two are 2MP each Monochrome and Macro camera.
At the front, it has an 8MP f/2.0 camera. Here both the camera are good for regular shots and your social media uploads. Here Redmi 9 might have an advantage due to its more powerful ISP and it already has a G-Cam apk available.
On the battery side, Realme C15 seems to win as it has a 6000mAh battery which supports 18W quick charging. On the other side, Redmi 9 also supports 18W charging but it has a 5020mAh battery, which is comparatively smaller and only comes with a 10W charger inside the box. While both the devices can easily last One and One and half-day, Realme might even stretch it till two days. While a bummer on Realme is that it uses an old micro-USB port compare to the newer and popular Type-C port used on Redmi 9.
On the pricing front, you can get Realme C15 at Rs. 19,990/- for the 4GB+64GB variant and as of now that’s the only variant available in Nepal. Whereas you can get a 3GB+32GB variant of Redmi 9 for Rs. 16,999 and 4GB+64GB for Rs. 17,999/-.
Pros and Cons
Much Powerful Processor
Type C port
4+64GB variant at a much lower price
Smaller battery compared to Realme C15
More Ads in UI
Comes with 10W charger
Less Ad in UI
Comes with 18W charger
Micro USB port
Expensive compared to Redmi 9
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