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Compare Realme V15 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G


Realme V15 5g vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5g

When the realme V15 was launched January 2021, there was no doubt it's target was to rival the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G launched November 2020. This was because the V15 had a number of similar specs as the Redmi Note 9 and was within the same price range, becoming two of the most affordable 5G phones. 
In this post we closely compare the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G with the realme V15 5G Spec-wise so as to give you a detailed comparison of the two 5G Smartphones. Later we look at the pros and cons of one device over the other and their price comparison. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G vs Realme V15 5G spec and price comparison.

Redmi Note 9 5G.            Realme V15 5G.
2G, 3G, LTE, 5G.              2G, 3G, LTE, 5G
                            LTE Bands
1,3,5,7,8,34,38,.           1,2,3,4,5,7,8,18,
39,40,41.                       19,26,34,38,39
                              5G Bands.
1,3,41,78,79,.               1,41,77,79,
NSA/Sab6.                    SA/NSA.
162x77.3x9.2 mm.        162x74.4x8.1 mm
199 g.                                  176 g.
Glass front, plastic       Glass front, plastic 
back, Plastic                   back, plastic frame
Dual  SIM                          Dual  SIM.
Gorilla Glass 5.                  -
( front).     
                            IP Rating.
 -                                          -
                       Display Type.
IPS LCD.                                 IPS LCD
                            Screen Size
 6.53 inch.                              6.4 inch.
 1080 x 2400.                         1080 x 2400
                            Aspect Ratio
  19.5:9.                                      20:9
                           Pixel Density
  395 ppi.                             411  ppi
                        Operating System.
Android 10; MIUI 12.  A.10, realme UI.
M. Dimensity 800U       M. Dimensity 800U
(7nm).                                (7nm)
 Octa-core.                  Octa-core.
 Mali-G57 MC3.                      Mali-G57 MC3.
 6/8 GB.                                     6/8 GB.
 128/256 GB.                             128 GB.
                         SD Card.
  Yes.                                           Yes.
                        Rear Cameras
  Triple Cameras.                       Triple.
                           Primary camera.
 48 MP (wide).               64 MP (wide)
                   Secondary Cameras.
 8 MP(ultra),.                     12 MP(ultra), 
2 MP(macro)                     2 MP (macro)
 4K@30fps.                    4K@30/60fps
 1080P@30/60fps.         1080P@30/60/120fps
                      Selfie Camera
 Single 13 MP.                Single 16MP.
 1080P@30fps.              1080P@30/120fps
  Li-po 5,000 mAh.          Li-po.  4310 mAh.
   Non removable.          Non removable
                   Fast charge support
   18W.                                   50W.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac,.  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac,
Dual-band,.                    Dul-band                        
Wifi Direct,                     WiFi Direct
 Hotspot.                          Hotspot.
5.1 A2DP, LE.                   5.1 A2DP, LE.
 USB Type-C 2.0.                USB Type-C 2.0
                       Fingerprint sensor
  Side Mounted.                 Under Display
                           Other Sensors
 Proximity.                        Proximity
 Accelerometer.               Accelerometer
 Gyro.                                    Gyro
  Compass.                        Compass


Both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and realme V15 are highly affordable 5G phones with a number of slight sacrifices in order to bring their prices as low as possible. Both are made of a Glass front and a plastic back, with the Redmi Note 9 having a Gorilla Glass 5 protection in front.  

The Redmi Note 9 measures 162 x 77.3 x 9.2 mm while the V15 measures 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm. This means that the two phones have almost the same height and width but at 8.1mm thick the Realme V15 is much more slimmer than the Redmi Note 9 5G. The V15 is also much lighter at just 176g compared to the 199g of the Redmi Note 9. 

The back of the phones look very different with the realme V15 having a rectangular camera module and the Note 9 having a circular camera module which is very large and conspicuous. The Redmi Note 9 5G is available in three colors of Grey, Green and violet while the realme V15 is available in either Space Silver or Nebula Blue.  

Also Read Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Specs And Latest Price In Kenya.


The Nokia Redmi Note 9 5G has a 6.53 inch IPS LCD display which is slightly bigger than the 6.4 inch in the V15. Both have a Full HD display resolution of 1080x 2300 for the Note 9 and 1080x2400 for the V15. The slightly smaller screen of the V15 results in a slightly higher pixel density of 411 ppi compared to the 395 ppi of the Note 9. 


The two phones  have almost the same camera performance both having a Triple-rear cameras and single selfie cameras. The V15 has a 64MP primary lens, a 8MP Ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro lens while the Redmi Note 9 has a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP Ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro lens. Both phones can shoot 4K videos. In front is a single 16MP selfie camera for the V15 and 13MP for the Note 9. 

Software performance.

Both phones are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U, a 7nm fabricated chipset with a top clock-speed of 2.4Ghz

 It also has a number of AI as well as 5G advanced technologies including dual 5G standby. Both also run Android 10 with respective user interfaces.

The Redmi Note 9 is available in four memory variants of 6+128, 8+128, 6+256 and 8+256GB while realme V15 is available in only two memory options of 6+128 and 8+128GB. 

Battery life.

While the Redmi Note 9 5g feaatures a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge, the realme V15 has a slightly smaller 4,3100 mAh battery but with a much more powerful 50W fast charge which can deliver 100% charge in just 47 minutes.  

So, which one of the two phones should you go for?

Both phones have almost similar specs including the same display quality, the same processor and almost the same camera performance. The decision to lick one over the other will therefore be dependent on one's tastes and preffernce. 

Feel free to air your views on the comments section below.



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