Realme 10 vs Realme 9: how different is the new Realme phone from its predecessor?

In our Realme 10 vs Realme 9 comparison, we take a look at how the two phones differ from each other in terms of price, specifications, and features.

Highlights
  • Realme 10 4G launched globally on Wednesday.
  • The handset arrives as a successor to the Realme 9 4G from earlier this year.
  • Here’s how the Realme 10 compares to its predecessor, the Realme 9.

Realme 10 4G has launched globally and it comes as a successor to the Realme 9 4G from earlier this year. When comparing the two phones, we see that the Realme 10 brings some minor improvements but there are some shortcomings as well. The Realme 10 ships with a 90Hz AMOLED display, the latest MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, Android 12 OS, and a 50MP primary camera. In this story, we take a look at how the Realme 10 differs from the Realme 9 4G in terms of price, specifications, and features. Let’s get started.

Realme 10 vs Realme 9: price

Realme 10 price starts at $229 (approx Rs 18,700) for the 4GB + 64GB model, $249 (around Rs 20,300) for the 4GB + 128GB, $269 (approx Rs 21,900) for the 6GB + 128GB version, $279 (around Rs 22,800) for the 8GB + 128GB, and $299 (approx Rs 24,400) for the 8GB + 256GB version. The phone comes in Black and White colour options.

On the other hand, the Realme 9 4G price in India is Rs 17,999 for the 6GB+128GB model and Rs 18,999 for the 8GB+128GB option.

Realme 10 vs Realme 9: specifications

Realme 10 series

Display

The Realme 10 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2400 × 1080 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, and 360Hz touch sampling rate. There is a punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper.

Realme 9 4G offers a similar 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2,400 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, 409 PPI, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer, 1,000 nits peak brightness, and a punch-hole cutout.

Processor

Realme 9 4G launched in India: price, specs

Realme 10 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 SoC with ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU for graphics. The phone packs up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. There’s 8GB extendable RAM, bringing the total RAM to 16GB.

On the other hand, the Realme 9 4G gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz and paired with Adreno 610 GPU for graphics. The phone comes in two models: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB UFS 2.2 storage that is further expandable via a microSD card.

Camera

As for the optics, the Realme 10 has a dual-camera setup on the back, with a 50MP main camera and a 2MP secondary lens on the back. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video calls.

The predecessor, the Realme 9 4G, seemingly offers a better camera system that includes a 108MP primary Samsung ISOCELL HM6 sensor with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, and 6P lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P lens, and a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

Battery

Both phones come with a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

Connectivity and others

Realme 10

The Realme 9 4G with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and the phone runs on Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 custom skin.

The Realme 10 4G with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and USB Type-C. The latest Realme phone runs on Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 custom skin out of the box. There’s support for Hi-Res audio for an immersive audio experience.