Ever since Realme made a name for itself in the smartphone market, Xiaomi has been under the pump. Before Realme, Xiaomi was the leader in the budget segment, providing great value for money smartphones. But not anymore, as we see more and more Realme smartphone launching in the country. The budget smartphone is a major buy in India, and both of these brands are keen enough to understand the potential of this segment. Just recently, Realme launched the Realme C3, and as a reply to that Xiaomi as come up with a new Redmi device called Redmi 9A that they will launch on the 11th February 2020. This is nothing new though, these two brands have been going on with their competition for a long time now.
Update: On February 11, 2020, Xiaomi has introduced Redmi 8A Dual, not the rumoured Redmi 9A which is a direct competitor to Realme C3. So, we have made a separte comparison post to find their specfications and features. You can check full comparison here.
Redmi 9A vs Realme C3
As of now we only have the specifications of the Realme C3, as the Redmi 9A is not yet launched. With the Realme C3, we get a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display. Placed on that notch is a 5MP shooter. On the rear side, we see a two-camera setup comprising of a 12MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture lens and a 2MP shooter with an f/2.4 aperture. The Redmi 9A is also rumoured to have a similar kind of dual camera setup. In terms of performance, with the Realme C3, we see the MediaTek Helio G70, which is beast among the cheap chipsets that are on offer. If Redmi wants to compete with Realme on this device, then it has to pack in the G70 chip, or something even better here.
Which One is Better Budget Phone?
Realme C3 is a notable upgrade over its predecessor C2, especially in terms of performance and battery. Despite the upgrade, Realme has been able to keep the price at 6,999 for the lower end model. While the higher end has a price tag of Rs 7,999. This will be available for purchase starting from the 14th of February. Xiaomi will unveil the response to the C3 on the 11th of February. The Redmi 9A will definitely come with a similar price tag and a massive 5000 mAh battery like C3. So, people looking for a smartphone in that budget will have a difficult decision to make.