You probably set a budget limit of 6000 to 7000 rupees if you are looking for a budget smartphone. But due to various things that happened this year, smartphone price’s get hiked by a bit, and now you have to set a limit of 8000 rupees to get a reliable option. Unlike every other price segment, we have only a few options to choose, Redmi 9A and Realme C11 are the two devices which stand out from the competition.
So here is your comparison between Realme C11 and Redmi 9A to help you to pick the best.
Redmi 9A Key Specifications
MediaTek Helio G25(AnTuTu~91K), PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 6.53 inch HD+ TFT-IPS Display (70% NTSC, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 270nit typ), 5020mAh, 10W charging, 13MP(f/2.2) rear and 5MP front Camera, dedicated SD card slot, BL5.0, 194g, 164.9mm×77.07mm×9mm overall size,eMMC 5.1 storage
Two configuration: 2GB+32GB(₹6799) and 3GB+32GB(₹7499)
Realme C11 Key Specifications
MediaTek Helio G35 ( AnTuTu~108K), PowerVR GE8320, 6.5inch HD+ display, 5000mAh battery, 10W charging, 13MP(f/2.2)+2MP portrait rear camera, 5MP selfie, dedicated memory card slot, BL5.0, 196g, 164.4mm×75.9mm×9.1mm overall size, eMMC 5.1 storage
One Configuration: 2GB+32GB(₹7499)
If you look into these two smartphone specifications, you can find that they are very similar. They have a similar kind of build, battery, charging speed, cameras, etc.
But there are mainly two things which set them apart, and we can concentrate on it.
What are the key differences between Realme C11 and Redmi 9A?
Realme C11 got a more powerful CPU compared to Redmi 9A. Helio G35 has around 20% improvement over Helio G25 in terms of CPU, but they carry the same GPU, So both have similar gaming performance.
Another difference is realme C11 has an extra 2MP depth sensor, which is just for namesake, and there is no benefit with it. Redmi 9A, with a single camera, can take better portraits than Realme C11 due to Xiaomi’s better software algorithm. Anyway, the overall camera performance will be very similar to each other and will do the job.
Should you go for a better CPU or more RAM?
In my opinion, 3GB RAM should be the minimum RAM required for any smartphone launching in 2020 with heavy skin like MIUI or Realme UI. Here, at 7499 rupees, we get a phone with a superior chip (20% higher) with only 2GB RAM and another phone with a slightly less powerful chip with More RAM(3GB). Here we will go with the second option. Because even though the faster chip can open apps faster, when we do the multitasking, it will not have most of the apps in memory and need to reload it. 3GB RAM option will have more apps in memory and will not need any apps to reopen again, and probably we will have better user experience with this slightly inferior chip with more RAM.
If your budget is tight at 7000₹, Redmi 9A 2GB+32GB at ₹6799 is the best Smartphone you can buy right now, and if you can spend up to 7.5K to 8K rupees, Redmi 9A 3GB+32GB be our first recommendation.
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