Xiaomi Redmi 9A VS Realme C11; Which one is the better budget smartphone?

Introduction

The Redmi 9A and the Realme C11 are the latest budget smartphones in the market right now. The phones were announced almost at the same and are also expected to be launched on 7 July 2020. The specifications on both devices are also very similar. However, there’s obviously a better one between the two. 
Here are the specifications of the two. In every sub-heading, the Redmi 9A specifications are first followed by the Realme C11 specifications in the second paragraph.
Redmi 9A vs Realmi C11
Xiaomi Redmi 9A VS Realme C11

Specifications

Display

The Redmi 9A sports a 6.53 inches IPS LCD display with a 720 x 1600 screen resolution. This leaves the display with a total pixel density of 269 PPI. 
On the other hand, the Realme C11 sports a 6.5 inches IPS LCD display with a 720 x 1560 screen resolution. The display of the Realme C11 has a pixel density of 270 PPI. The phone also has an 81.7% screen to body ratio.

Hardware & Software

Redmi 9A & Realmi C11 Helio G35 Chipset
The Xiaomi Redmi 9A runs on Android 10 out of the box with the MIUI 12 launcher. It utilizes the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset with a 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU. As for the GPU, the Redmi 9A utilizes the PowerVR GE8320 clocked at 650 MHz.
The Realme C11 also runs on Android 10 out of the box with the realme UI 1.0 launcher. The phone also utilizes the MediaTek Helio G35 but with a 2.3 GHz Octa-core CPU. The GPU on the Realme C11 is the PowerVR GE8320 clocked at 650 MHz.

Memory

Xiaomi Redmi 9A ships with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The device also comes with a dedicated MicroSDXC slot in case you want to expand your storage.
The Realme C11 also ships the same amount of RAM and internal storage on the Redmi 9A. The Realme C11 ships with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and a dedicated MicroSDXC slot for the memory card. 

Cameras

The Xiaomi Redmi 9A comes with s single 13 MP camera at the rear with an LED flash. The camera can shoot video at 1080p@30fps. It also supports HDR and Panorama. 
At the front, you get a single 5 MP camera. The camera can also shoot videos at 1080p@30fps.
The Realme C11 sports a dual-camera setup at the rear. The setup includes a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. You also get a LED flash for lighting up those low light areas. The camera can shoot videos at 1080p@30fps.
At the front, you a single 5 MP shooter which can also shoot videos at 1080p@30fps

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 9A draws power from a huge 5000 mAh battery. The phone is also equipped with the USB Type-C.
The Realme C11 is powered by a 5000 mAh with 10W fast charging capability. However, unlike the Redmi 9A, the Realme C11 comes equipped with the MicroUSB 2.0.

Differences

  • CPU clock speed
  • Rear Camera
  • USB Type-C
  • Fast Charging capability

Price

The Redmi 9A is expected to go for around Rs 7,600 while the Realme C11 is expected to come at a price of around Rs 6,500.

Conclusion

From the specifications above, it’s clear that the Realme C11 is the better phone. However, it comes at a higher price than the Redmi 9A. The Realme C11 has a dual-camera setup, fast charging, and also a faster CPU clock speed making it the better smartphone. However, it also depends on the user’s taste and brand preference.
Let us know what you think about the two devices by leaving a comment below. Which one would you go for and why? 

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