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Xiaomi Redmi 7A vs Realme C2: Specs Comparison

A new contender in the sub-Php5k smartphone wars has entered the arena.

Queue the brand new Xiaomi Redmi 7A. The successor to the Redmi 6A and ever-so-popular Redmi 5A is here to fill the shoes that its prominent processors left.

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Just like the devices before it, the Redmi 7A will try to bring reliable performance in gaming and productivity without breaking the bank. Perfect for those who are looking for a reliable smartphone for their hard-earned money.

But, is it really the best you can get for the price? To answer that question, we’d be comparing it with one of its top competitors, the Realme C2.

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Since its release, the Realme C2 is considered as one of the best contenders in this price category. It offers an attractive design and long battery life, which are just some of its most enticing features.

With that, here in our Xiaomi Redmi 7A vs Realme C2 specs comparison, we ultimately want to help you decide which between them is best for you.

 Xiaomi Redmi 7ARealme C2
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
MIUI 10
Android 9.0 Pie
ColorOS 6.0
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display5.45-inch HD+
1440 x 720 pixel resolution
~295ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
6.1-inch HD+ IPS
1560 x 720 pixel resolution
~281ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
19:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core
RAM2GB/3GB2GB/3GB
GPUAdreno 505IMG PowerVR GE8320
Storage16GB/32GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
16GB/32GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera5-megapixel5-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
PDAF
f/2.2
LED flash
13-megapixel (f/2.2) +
2-megapixel (Depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityFace unlockFace unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio
microUSB
Dimensions146.30 x 70.41 x 9.55mm154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5mm
Weight165g166g
ColorsGem Red
Gem Blue
Matte Black
Matte Blue
Diamond Black
Diamond Blue
Battery4,000mAh
non-removable
4,000mAh
non-removable
Price2GB/16GB: Php4,790
2GB/32GB: Php5,290
2GB/16GB: Php5,490
3GB/32GB: Php6,490

Realme-C2-Review

Both the Xiaomi Redmi 7A and Realme C2 have some similarities. Still, they both have their own strengths and weaknesses, so choosing between them may depend on your preference.

For the price, you might want to get the best performance possible. If you’re one of those people, then you might want to get the Redmi 7A.

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Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor and Adreno 505 GPU delivers better scores in most benchmark tests than the MediaTek Helio P22 and IMG PowerVR GPU on the latter.

Also, the MIUI interface on Xiaomi devices has a cleaner and more straightforward look. Which also provides a snappier performance than the ColorOS on the Realme C2.

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But if you’re all about multimedia consumption and you care about how your device looks, then you might be better off with the Realme C2.

This one comes with a 6.1-inch HD+ IPS display, which offers more screen real-estate than the 5.45-inch screen that the Redmi 7A have. The latter also has better screen-to-body ratio thanks to its waterdrop notch, while the former keeps the traditional thick bezels on the top to house the front camera and necessary sensors.

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There’s also the unique diamond pattern design on the back. Creating a really edgy look for the device. On the other hand, the Redmi 7A settles for a slightly boring back panel design, albeit is splash resistant.

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Also, the Realme C2 gets the one-up by having an extra 2-megapixel depth sensor. Meanwhile, the Redmi 7A only has a single 12-megapixel camera.

However, they do both have the same 5-megapixel selfie camera. They also share a generous 4,000mAh battery. On the downside, they don’t come with a fingerprint scanner. So you’d be relying on face unlock as a biometric security feature.

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At the end of the day, I still think that most people will prefer performance above anything else, especially at this price category. And if you’re one of them, then you might be better off with the Xiaomi Redmi 7A. This one has a more affordable starting price of Php4,790 for the 2GB/16GB model. You can bump up the storage to 32GB by paying an extra Php500.

But, if you care much about how your smartphone looks, then you might be better off with the Realme C2. As a bonus, you can get the top model for Php6,490 for an extra 1GB of RAM to boost its productivity prowess.

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