Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11i both offer respectable specifications for their price tags. Both provide remarkable performance in the very competitive price segment of Rs 25,000. While the Xiaomi 11i has debuted last month with a fantastic 108MP camera, the Realme 9 Pro+(review) with a flagship-grade camera setup made its way to the smartphone market on February 16th. We take a look at how the newly launched Realme 9 Pro+ compares against the Xiaomi 11i in terms of pricing, specification, and features.
Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: price in India
Xiaomi 11i 5G is avaible in two stoage options – 6GB/ 128GB and 8GB/ 128GB. It comes in four colour options – Camo Green, Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist, and Stealth Black. On the other hand, Realme 9 Pro has three storage units – 6GB/ 128GB, 8GB/ 128GB, and 8GB/ 256GB. It comes in Midnight Black, Aurora Green, Sunrise Blue colour options. The price of the devices are as follow:
|Model||Variant||Price in India|
|Xiaomi 11i 5G||6GB/ 128GB||Rs 24,999|
|8GB/ 128GB||Rs 26,999|
|Realme 9 Pro+ 5G||6GB/ 128GB||Rs 24,999|
|8GB/ 128GB||Rs 26,999|
|8GB/ 256GB||Rs 28,999|
Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: design, specifications, and features
Processor, storage, and RAM
Both Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11i 5G come with the quad-core MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset paired with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The Xiaomi 11i comes in two storage options: 6GB/ 128GB and 8GB/ 128GB. Whereas, the Realme 9 Pro+ comes in three storage unit: 6GB/ 128GB, 8GB/ 128GB, and 8GB/ 256GB.
Performance vice, the MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset is powerful enough to handle day-to-day tasks like social media scrolling, web browsing, and video conferences. It can also handle casual and heavy gaming at medium settings. While both devices should offer similar performance, the Realme 9 Pro+ has a slight advantage in the storage department.
Xiaomi 11i 5G offers a faster display thanks to a higher refresh rate compared to Realme 9 Pro+.
On the other hand, Xiaomi 11i has a triple-camera setup at the rear that includes a remarkable 108MP f/1.9 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor. The camera can capture 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video up to 120fps, and 720p video up to a stunning 960fps. It has a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls on the front that can shoot 1080p video at 30fps.
Realme 9 Pro packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 60W fast charging, which the company claims to fully charge the device in 44 minutes. Whereas, the Xiaomi 11i draws power from a 5,160mAh battery that supports 67W charging. Xiaomi claims that the 67W charging technology of Xiaomi 11i can fully charge the handset in just 13 minutes. Xiaomi 11i has a bigger battery and faster-charging technology than Realme 9 Pro+.
Realme 9 Pro+ features an in-display fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers, vapor chamber cooling system, X-axis linear motor, GPS, USB Type-C port, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 5G support. It boots Android 12 based Realme UI skin out of the box. Realme 9 Pro+ does not feature IP dust and waterproof ratings like Xiaomi 11i.
Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: verdict
By now, it is pretty clear Xiaomi 11i 5G offers more advantages compared to Realme 9 Pro+ at a similar price point. The Xiaomi phone offers a smoother display, bigger battery, faster charging speeds, and a better camera. Although, Realme 9 Pro offers more storage options and delivers similar results in terms of performance.
Both smartphones will provide a good experience in almost every category, from gaming to photography. Xiaomi 11i would be a better pick though.