Two of the most popular smartphone brands, known for their bang-for-the-buck offerings, just launched their latest mid-range smartphones for the year.

First, we have the Realme 6. Being a feature-packed smartphone for under Php14k, this device is poised to bring Realme into greater heights.

However, Realme is facing a big competition with no other than Xiaomi, and its Redmi brand.


Their newest release, the Redmi Note 9 Pro, came from one of the most popular lines of midrange devices in the industry. And with this year’s installment, Xiaomi wants to keep the legacy going.

With their sub-Php11k price tag, these two devices go head-to-head with each other, hence our comparison.


With that, here in our Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro versus Realme 6 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which between these two is worth your money. Let’s start!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProRealme 6
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Android 10
Realme UI
Dual standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.67-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
~90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.5-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core
GPUAdreno 618Mali G76 GPU
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
Front camera16-megapixel
120fps slow-mo selfie
Night selfie
120fps slow-mo selfie
Rear Camera64-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
4K video recording
Ultra Nightscape mode
960fps@720p slow-mo
64-megapixel (f1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
2-megapixel (portrait)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super NightScape 2.0
4K video recording
AudioHeadphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scannerSide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Connectivity4G LTE, VoLTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
OthersP2i splash proofSplash-resistant
Dimensions165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8mm162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9mm
ColorsAurora Blue
Glacier White
Interstellar Black
Comet White
Comet Blue
30W fast charging
4,300mAh battery
30W Flash Charge
Price6GB/64GB: Php12,490
6GB/128GB: Php13,990
4GB/128GB: Php11,990
8GB/128GB: Php13,990

Without a doubt, both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 are equally interesting devices. They are easily the best bang-for-the-buck smartphones that you can get for the price.

The scores between the two are pretty close, so let’s dig in deeper to see which one is better for you.

Realme 6

For starters, the Realme 6 has a faster 90Hz refresh rate screen. This will make gaming look smoother — the effect is also noticeable in browsing the interface and doing mundane tasks.

Speaking of speed, the Realme 6 features a MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core processor. It’s considered one of the most powerful midrange chipsets in terms of gaming and other CPU intensive tasks.



On the other hand, Redmi Note 9 Pro uses the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor. Thanks to its smaller 8nm build, the Snapdragon 720G is more efficient in consuming power and lessens the chance of overheating. It also comes with newer features like Bluetooth 5.1.

When it comes to battery, this is probably the only area where the Redmi Note 9 Pro shines. It has a 5,020mAh battery, which is noticeably bigger than the 4,300mAh capacity on the Realme 6. Both devices come with 30W of fast charging.


The two shares the same cameras on the back. They both come with 64-megapixel main shooters and 8-megapixel ultra-wide. But to Xiaomi‘s credit, the Redmi Note 9 Pro does come with a slightly sharper 5-megapixel (vs 2-megapixel) macro camera and a 960fps slow-mo recording.

Probably the biggest lead of the Realme 6 is its smooth 90Hz refresh rate. This will make everything look really fast — from browsing the interface to playing games.


If you’re like most people who prefer speed above else, then getting the Realme 6 is the best way to go. It features a faster screen and a more powerful processor. The best part is, the top-of-the-line model with 8GB of RAM is available in the Philippines for Php13,990. A cheaper 4GB/128GB model is also available for Php11,990.

For the same price, you’re only getting 6GB of RAM on the top Redmi Note 9 Pro model. Although, it does come with a noticeably bigger battery, a larger screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a more efficient processor. A base 6GB/64GB model is also available for Php12,490.

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