Realme C3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Realme C3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.5 Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.9 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.6 Design & Materials 6.6 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.4 Performance & Hardware 6.5 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 4.7 Camera 6.2 Camera
Connectivity score 5.1 Connectivity 7.2 Connectivity
Battery score 7.7 Battery 7.9 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.9
37 reviews
8.5
126 reviews

Technical specifications of the Realme C3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9

Specs stores to buy Realme C3 Realme C3
Global · 2GB · 32GB
Xiaomi Redmi 9 prices Xiaomi Redmi 9
Global · 3GB · 32GB · NFC
Inches 6.5" 6.53"
Resolution HD+ FHD+
Usable surface 84% useful 83% useful
Aspect Ratio 20:9 19.5:9
Dimensions 75.0 mm
164.4 mm
8.9 mm
77.0 mm
163.3 mm
9.1 mm
Weight 195 g 198 g
Micro Helio G70
Octa-Core
Helio G80
Octa-Core
RAM 2 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB 32 GB
AnTuTu 194.170
v8
203.078
v8
Battery 5000 mAh 5020 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8

2 3
1
13 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
OV13B10
2 3 4
Selfie Camera SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/2.4 SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
Bands
OS Android 10 Q Android 10 Q

Brand

Brand Realme Xiaomi
Aliases RMX2027 M2004J19AG

Release Date

Release date February 2020,
1 year ago
June 2020,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Realme C3
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Realme C3
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Size
75.0 mm
164.4 mm
8.9 mm
Print 3D Model
77.0 mm
163.3 mm
9.1 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 195 g 198 g
Usable surface 84 % 83 %
Materials Plastic Plastic, Splash resistant design
Resistance - -
Colors
Blue

Red
Black

Green

Cyan

Screen

Diagonal 6.5" 6.53"
Type LCD IPS LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio 20:9 19.5:9
Resolution HD+
720 x 1600 px
FHD+
1080 x 2340 px
Density 264 Pixels per inch 395 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Touch sampling rate 120 Hz
  • Brightnes 400 cd/m² (typ)
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • 70% NTSC
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Brightnes 400 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification
  • 70% NTSC
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.8
8.0
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.1
8.8
Is it comfortable?
8.9
8.5
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.9
6.6
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model MediaTek Helio G70 MediaTek Helio G80
CPU 2x Cortex-A75 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 1.7 GHz 2x Cortex-A75 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 12 nm 12 nm
Frequency 2 GHz 2 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU ARM Mali-G52 MC2 820MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2

RAM

RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM LPDDR4X RAM

Storage

Capacity 32 GB 32 GB
Type eMMC 5.1 Storage eMMC 5.1 Storage
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gravity
  • Magnetometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.8
8.8
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.7
8.3
Does it have good sound?
8.0
8.4
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Triple rear camera Quad rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Omnivision OV13B10
Type CMOS PureCel
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.25 µm 1.12 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/3.06
2
Camera type

Portrait mode (depth)

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
2 Mpx
8 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Samsung S5K4H7
Type
--
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
1.75 µm
1.12 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/4
3
Camera type

Macro lens

Portrait mode (depth)
Resolution
2 Mpx
8 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Samsung S5K4H7
Type
--
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
1.12 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/4
4
Camera type
--

Macro lens
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash LED LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
Yes,
120 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Quadruple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 5 Mpx 8 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ 2.4 ƒ/ 2.0
Pixel size 1.12 µm --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
8.0
8.3
Quality of selfies
7.7
7.9
Does it have a powerful flash?
7.5
7.8
Quality of nighttime photos
6.2
5.8
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.749 W/Kg on head
1.082 W/Kg on body
0.789 W/Kg on head
1.065 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- 1.084 W/Kg on head
1.049 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.8
8.9
Quality of the GPS
8.7
8.7
And the WiFi?
9.0
8.9
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
5000 mAh
5020 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
10.0W
Yes,
18.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 0%
    Less than a day
  • 5%
    One day
  • 65%
    More than one day
  • 27%
    Two days or more
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 1%
    Less than a day
  • 20%
    One day
  • 61%
    More than one day
  • 18%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • RealmeUI (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 2 years ago
  • MIUI V11 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 2 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 19%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 81%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 5%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 83%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 12%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 3%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 35%
    Every six months
  • 59%
    Every two months or less
  • 1%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 50%
    Every six months
  • 46%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
37 reviews
126 reviews

Prices

Prices

Prices

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Prices

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