Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which smartphone should you buy?
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Realme 6 Pro compared.
Mar 16, 2020 / 01:29 PM IST
In our last comparison, we pitted the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro against the Realme 6, which made for a pretty close fight. So, we decided to put the top-end models of both these smartphone OEMs to the test. So, let’s see how the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max fares against the Realme 6 Pro.Realme 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
|Specs||Redmi Note 9 Pro Max||Realme 6 Pro|
|Processor||Snapdragon 720G||Snapdragon 720G|
|Display||6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, brightness level of 480 nits, 90Hz||6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, brightness level of 450 nits, 60Hz|
|Rear Camera||64 MP, f/1.9 + 8MP, f/2.3 (Ultrawide) + 5MP, f/2.4 (Macro) + 2MP, f/2.4 (Depth)||64 MP, f/1.8, + 8 MP, f/2.3 (Ultrawide) + 12 MP, f/2.5 (Telephoto) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (Macro)|
|Front Camera||32MP||16 MP + 8 MP|
|Battery||5020mAh, 33W Fast Charging||4,300 mAh, 30W VOOC 4.0 Fast Charging|
|Software||Android 10; MIUI 11||Android 10; Realme UI|
|Price (Rs)||14,999 / 16,999 / 18,999||16,999 / 17,999 / 18,999|
Both phones have pretty similar displays with Xiaomi opting for a slightly larger screen. However, the big difference arises in the refresh rate, where Realme has a clear advantage. If not for its 90Hz refresh rate, there’d be little difference between the Realme 6 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
On the performance front, we’d have to side with the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. While both phones pack the same chipset, with a starting price of Rs 14,999, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers a better price-to-performance.
Both the Realme 6 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max get a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup on the back. However, one can argue that Realme’s four cameras offer more versatility than the camera setup on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Additionally, Realme also offers a dual-camera setup on the front as opposed to the single shooter on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
On the battery front, Xiaomi not only has a marginal advantage in terms of charging speed, but it also offers a bigger battery capacity. In terms of software, we prefer Realme UI over MIUI 11. Bloatware is significantly reduced on the Realme UI, bringing the overall experience closer to stock Android.