OPPO’s midrange devices are some of the best-sellers in the local market today. Their latest release, the OPPO F9, immediately topped MemoXpress’ list just a week after it was released.

The OPPO F9’s success isn’t really that surprising. Just like what we said in our review, we liked its brand new design, decent performance, spacious RAM, and good cameras. These are just some of the features that a lot of people are looking for in a smartphone today.

However, it looks like someone is trying to ruin the F9’s success. This time, we have the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, a smartphone that came from a brand that’s well-known on providing best-value products.


The Redmi Note 6 Pro will attempt to undermine those devices above it by trying to match all of the features that they can offer, for a cheaper price.

So, here in our OPPO F9 versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications and features comparison, we are going to see if Xiaomi’s latest offering can indeed take on the more expensive handsets in the midrange market. Let’s begin!


 OPPO F9Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
ColorOS 5.2
Android 8.1 Oreo
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6.26-inch FHD+ IPS
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass (unnamed version)
Processor2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 509
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera25-megapixel
AR Stickers
20-megapixel +
Rear Camera16-megapixel +
AI Capabilities
LED flash
12-megapixel +
Dual-pixel PDAF
AI scene detection
LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face Unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Face Unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, Beidou
FM Radio
Infrared Blaster
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions156.7 x 74 x 7.99mm157.9 x 76.4 x 8.2mm
ColorsTwilight Blue
Starry Purple
Sunrise Gold
Rose Gold
VOOC fast charging
4,000mAh battery
PricePhp17,9903GB/32GB: Php10,999
4GB/64GB: Php12,990


Despite being way cheaper, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro was clearly able to conquer the OPPO F9 in this specs battle. Sure, OPPO’s offering has a few extras that are way better than Xiaomi’s bet, but I don’t think that it was able to justify the extra price that you’d be paying.

The OPPO F9’s attractive back panel and its tiny, waterdrop notch are definitely more impressive than the boring aesthetic of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Its 25-megapixel front camera, 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear shooters, and the polished camera app makes it the perfect combo for taking pictures.

Its VOOC fast-charging technology is definitely an incredible feat for a device at this price. However, people might favor the larger 4,000mAh battery of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro over the OPPO F9’s 3,500mAh capacity.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro even comes with more modern connectivity features. There’s the WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and it even has an infrared blaster that lets you control any of your IR-enabled appliances.

Performance-wise, we expect them to have identical speed and reliability. OPPO used MediaTek’s Helio P60 processor on the F9, while Xiaomi utilized Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor for the Redmi Note 6 Pro.



Both devices also have a similar screen size. They come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS screen. But as stated earlier, the smaller waterdrop notch on the OPPO F9 means that there is less distraction on the screen, unlike the iPhone X-like notch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Other than the aforementioned pros, probably the only lead that the OPPO F9 has over the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the availability. As you all know, OPPO is present online and in almost all shopping malls nationwide.


On the other hand, the only way can officially get a hold of a Xiaomi device is through their stores in Lazada, Shopee, and in their few physical stores around the metro. Not to mention the fact that most of their releases easily goes out of stock once it hit the shelves.

But if you can get a hold of one, it will be absolutely worth it. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has a retail price of only Php10,999 (3GB/32GB) and Php12,990 (4GB/64GB) — up to Php5,000 cheaper than the OPPO F9’s Php17,990 price tag.

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  1. Great review! I am a big fan of Redmi. They have come up with some amazing mobile of late at very cheap prices. The phones built up is good. It has good battery and it lasts long. Everything that one needs to have in a mobile phone and that too at a cheaper price.

    Thanks for sharing, have a great day. :)