realme C11 vs Redmi 9A: The Battle for The Budget King

realme C11 vs Redmi 9A

The smartphone market is growing rapidly in Asian markets like Malaysia, India, Indonesia, etc. Another unifying factor among these markets is the ever-growing demand for budget smartphones. Companies like realme and Redmi are constantly trying to make their presence felt in this segment by launching new products. Both, Redmi and realme launched their latest contenders for the budget throne in India, in the form of Redmi 9A and realme C11, respectively. Here we have our realme C11 vs Redmi 9A detailed specification comparison post to find out which suits the consumers’ needs better, at least on paper.

realme C11 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9A Specification Comparison,

Sectionrealme C11Xiaomi Redmi 9A
DisplayType: LCD
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Size: 6.5″
Resolution: HD+ (1600 × 720)
Notch: Mini drop
Screen-to-body ratio: 88.7%
Type: LCD
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Size: 6.53″
Resolution: HD+ (1600 × 720)
Notch: Mini Drop
Aspect Ratio: 20:9
Screen-to-body ratio: 91.4%
SoCMediatek Helio G35
Architecture: 64-bit
Fabrication: 12nm FINFET
Core Configuration: 8 × Cortex-A53 cores up to 2.3Ghz
GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320
MediaTek Helio G25
Architecture: 64-bit
Fabrication: 12nm FINFET
Core Configuration: 8 × Cortex-A53 upto 2.0 GHz
GPU: PowerVR GE8320 (650 MHz)
RAM2GB2GB / 3GB
Storage32GB32GB
Rear Camera13MP Primary Camera 5P lens with f/2.2 aperture
2MP Portrait Lens with f/2.4 aperture
Primary 13-megapixel Camera with an f/2.2 Aperture
Front Camera5MP AI selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture and 77.9° field of view5MP Selfie Camera with an f/2.2 Aperture
Connectivity4G, Dual-sim
FDD-LTE: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
TD-LTE: Bands 38, 40, 41 (2535-2655MHz)
4G, Dual-sim
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth5.05.0, A2DP, LE
NFC SupportNoNo
NavigationGPS, Glonass, BeidouA-GPS
Battery and ChargingBattery capacity: 5000 mAh
Charging port: Micro-USB
10W charging
Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
Charging port: Micro-USB
Audio JackYesYes
FingerprintNoNo
Micro-SD SupportYesYes, Expandable up to 512GB
SoftwareAndroid 10 based realme UI 1.0Android 10 based MIUI 12
SensorsMagnetic induction sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensorAcceleration Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Dimensions164.4 mm × 75.9 mm × 9.1 mm164.90 mm × 77.07 mm × 9.00 mm
Weight196 g194 g
Back PanelPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
ColorsRich Green, Rich GreyMidnight Black, Nature Green, Sea Blue

Pricing Comparison

RegionRAM CapacityStorage CapacityXiaomi Redmi 9Arealme C11
India 2 GB
3 GB
32 GB
32 GB
INR 6,799
INR 7,499
INR 7,499

As we can see both, the realme C11 as well as the Redmi 9A have their strong and weak points on paper. To summarise, both have a similar display and battery. The latter has an inferior SOC and Single Camera as opposed to the Dual Cameras on realme C11 but compensates with a lower price tag.

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