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Infinix Note 7 vs Realme 6i: Specs Comparison

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Are you looking for a smartphone in the sub-Php8,000 range? Well, today’s comparison is for you.

Here we have two devices that retails for Php7,990. First, there’s the Infinix Note 7, a bang-for-the-buck smartphone that should be enough to be a sufficient daily driver smartphone.

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We’ll be comparing that to the Realme 6i. This device is just one of the many smartphones under Php10,000 that Realme brought to the country.

Just like the former, the 6i proves that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a decent smartphone experience.

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Weather you’d be using it for online class, entertainment, or gaming, both devices can cater to your needs. But on which should you spend your hard-earned money on? We find out in our Infinix Note 7 versus Realme 6i specifications and features comparison.

Infinix Note 7Realme 6i
Operating SystemAndroid 10
XOS 6
Android 10
Realme UI
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.95-inch HD+ IPS display
1640 x 720 pixel resolution
~257ppi
6.52-inch HD+ IPS display
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~269ppi
Processor2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core
RAM6GB3GB/4GB
GPUMali-G52Mali-G52
Storage128GB
expandable via microSD
64GB/128GB
expandable via microSD
Front Camera16-megapixel
Punch-hole
16-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (low-light video)
PDAF
Quad flash
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48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Nightscape
AudioHeadphone jack
Stereo speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
FM Radio
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
FM RADIO
USB Type-C
BodyFront: Corning Gorilla Glass
Back: Plastic
Front: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Back: Plastic
Dimensions173.4 x 79 x 8.75mm164.4 x 75.4 x 9.0mm
Weight206g199g
ColorsForest Green
Aestheic Black
White Milk
Green Tea
Battery5,000mAh
18W fast charging
5,000mAh
18W fast charging
Reverse charging
PricePhp7,9993GB/64GB: Php7,990
4GB/128GB: Php9,990

Design and Build Quality

Infinix did a decent job at building the Note 7. It has geometric accents with color gradient/dual-tone paint job inside a plastic-like material. It looks cool and all, but this type of design is starting to look old.

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On the other hand, Realme came up with a brand new look with the Realme 6i — just like what they do on their every release, so every Realme device looks unique.

It has bamboo-like look created by a renowned designer. Also, unlike the former, this one has a smoked finish, which makes it resistant to fingerprint marks and smudges.

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As for the build, both devices are predominantly made of plastic, with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front. The Realme 6i has CGG3, while the version used on the Note 7 was not mentioned.

But we do appreciate the punch-hole on the Note 7’s screen, giving a much cleaner and modern look.

Display and Audio

Here’s an easy win for the Infinix Note 7. It has a 6.95-inch screen, which is larger than the 6.52-inch screen of the latter. But both of them do use IPS panels with HD+ resolutions.

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Infinix also went above and beyond by adding a stereo speaker setup on the Note 7. It should make gaming and watching videos more immersive. A rare feature on entry-level smartphones.

Processor and Hardware

On paper, the Helio G80 processor of the Realme 6i is newer and more powerful, which shows in synthetic benchmarks. But, its scores is almost equal to the Helio G70 of the Infinix Note 7. They even use the same Mali-G52 GPU, so gaming performance should also feel the same.

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In fact, you might get better performance with the Infinix Note 7. It comes with 6GB of RAM, while the Realme 6i starts at only 3GB and maxes out at 4GB. Also, it already has 128GB of RAM, while the Realme 6i starts at only 64GB.

The Infinix Note 7 also has dual-band WiFi. But on the downside, it still relies on microUSB, while the Realme 6i managed to have USB Type-C.

Camera

Both devices have the same 48-megapixel main cameras, 16-megapixel selfie, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth cameras.

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However, we gotta hand the win to the Realme 6i for its 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, which should be more useful than the dedicated low-light video camera that the Infinix device have.

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Battery

Both devices have the same 5,000mAh battery that should easily last for a day or two. Plus, chargers with 18W of power that should provide 100% charge in two hours or less.

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However, the Realme 6i gets a one-up with the reverse charging feature. It essentially lets you use the phone as a power bank — via an OTG cable — to share power with friends or your other gadgets.

Conclusion

It’s really hard to choose between the two. With the Realme 6i, you’re getting more modern features like the newer Helio G80 chipset, USB Type-C, reverse charging, and an ultra-wide camera. Plus, we really did like it in our hands-on review.

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However, the Infinix Note 7 do come with features that you won’t find on the Realme 6i — and possibly other devices at this price. There’s the larger 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, and stereo speakers. All for the identical price of Php7,999.

You’d be losing the ultra-wide camera, but you can still have similar performance (possibly better with its larger RAM) and recharge using the included microUSB cable.

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