Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 6i

Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 6i

Xiaomi and Realme have been two of the fastest-growing smartphone companies in the world. Developing countries like Nepal is the main target market for both of these companies. Both have managed to get good success in developing countries by providing top-end features in medium-range and budget range smartphones.

let’s compare Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 6i.The same is true for the Realme’s 6i and Xiaomi’s Redmi note 9. These phones have features that are not expected from a mobile phone that their price. This makes these phones top options for anyone looking for great phones at around Rs 25000 in Nepal.


The 4 GB / 128 GB variant of Redmi note 9 costs just under Rs 23,000 in Nepal, and the Realme 6i with the same 4 GB / 128 GB specification costs just under Rs 26,000. So, if money is the most important factor for you, you need to buy a Redmi note 9.

Design & Display

The main difference in design between the phones is the cameras. Realme 6i has a generic looking front camera, while Redmi Note 9 has a front camera that is completely surrounded by the phone’s display near the top right corner. The rear camera of the Redmi Note 9 is found in the center while and the rear camera is placed near the left corner in Realme 6i. The quadruple cameras in Redmi Note 9 are kept in 2 rows and 2 columns format, while the quadruple cameras in  Realme 6i are kept in 1 column and 4 rows format. 

Other design features of this phone are pretty standard except for the smooth surface in note 9’s back that you cannot find in 6i. I personally like the design of the Redmi Note 9 more. Both the phone has IPS LCD display.

The difference between the size of displays in this phone is not much. The Redmi Note 9’s display measures 6.5 inches diagonally, and the Realme 6i’s display measures 6.5 inches. y. Redmi note 9 has superior 1080 x 2340 pixels (~395 PPI density)  resolution compared to 6i’s 720 x 1600 pixels (~269 PPI density). Note 9 also used superior gorilla glass 5 for the display’s protection compared to 6i’s gorilla glass 3. Note 9 has a 120 Hz refresh rate while 6i has a 90 Hz refresh rate.

The 6i has a better maximum brightness of 480 nits compared to Note 9’s 150 nits.  


Both phones use a Mediatek chipset and an Octa-core processor. Note 9 uses Helio G85 (12nm), and the 6i uses Helio G80 (12nm). There is not much difference between the performance of the two chipsets.  But, Helio G85 is slightly better. Both the phones also use identical graphics card and CPU. So, on paper, you cannot differentiate the two phones based on their performance. 

Both Note 9 has multiple variants. Note 9’s 6 GB / 128 GB variant costs almost the same as the Realme 6i’s 4GB / 128 GB variant.

The batteries of these phones are also almost identical. Both phones use lithium polymer and non-removable batteries. Note 9’s battery is 5020 mAH while 6i’s battery is 5000 mAH. There is a reverse charging feature on both phones.

Note 9 has a better fast charging option as it comes with a 22.5 W fast charger and the 6i comes with an 18W fast charger, which is not that bad.


The quadruple-camera set up in the back is the same in both phones. 

The Realme 6i comes with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP portrait lens combined with a 48MP main camera. 

The Redmi Note 9 comes with a 48MP main camera combined with a 2MP macro lens, an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.

There is not much difference in image processing as well.

But, 6i’s 16 MP selfie camera is a lot better than note 9’s selfie camera.

Genral Sepcifications of Realme 6i

Display: 6.5 inches Super AMOLED

Dimensions: 6.47 x 2.97 x 0.35 inches

Resolutions: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 PPI density)

Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight: 188 grams

RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB 

ROM: 64 GB / 128 GB, EXpandable up to 256 GB

CPU: Octa-core [ 2 Cortex-A75 (2.0 GHz ) & 6 Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz) ]

GPU: Mali-G52 MC2

Chipset: Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)

OS: Android 10, Realme UI 1.0

Rear Camera: Quadruple; 48 MP, f/1.8 aperture (wide)

  •    8 MP, f/2.3 aperture (ultrawide)
  •    2 MP, f/2.4 aperture (macro)
  •    2 MP, f/2.4, B/W

Front Camera: Single; 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture

Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame

Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity

Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, Reverse Charging, Fast Charging 18W,

Price: Rs 25,990 ( 4 GB / 128 GB Variant )

Genral Sepcifications of Redmi Note 9

Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD

Dimensions: 6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches

Resolutions: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 PPI density)

Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Weight: 199 grams

RAM: 4 GB / 64 GB

ROM: 64 GB / 128 GB

CPU: Octa-core [ 2 Cortex-A75 (2.0 GHz ) & 6 GHz Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz ) ]

GPU: Mali-G52 MC2

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)

OS: Android 10, MIUI 12

Rear Camera: Quadruple; 48 MP, f/1.8 aperture (wide)

  • 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4 aperture (macro)
  •  2 MP, f/2.4 aperture (depth)

Front Camera: Single; 13 MP, f/2.3 aperture

Build: Gorilla Glass 5 Front, plastic frame, plastic back

Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity,

Battery: Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable, Reverse Charging 9W, fast charging 18W

Price: Rs 22, 999 ( 4 GB / 128 GB Variant ) and Rs 24,999 ( 6 GB / 128 GB Variant ) 

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