Realme C11 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9C Compared – Copying each others homework

Today both Realme and Xiaomi released new affordable phones based on the new Mediatek Helio G35 chipset.

The two brands seem to be working in unison with their release cycles and partnership with Mediatek this past year.

Both phones launched at the same price in the same country, with similar specs all around. Even the design looks similar. The naming convention isn’t that far apart either, the Realme C11 and Redmi 9C

But there are a few minor differences

Mediatek Helio G35 Chipset, Ram and Storage

As stated, they both use the brand new Mediatek Helio G35 chipset. It is a low-end option with eight Arm Coretex A53 CPU cores combined with Mali-G31 GPU with no other specifics mentioned about it.

The Helio G range is gaming orientated, and Relame has been advertising it as this in their marketing materials. They claim it scores 109,054 in Antutu.

Both phones launch with a base spec of 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, but Realme will have a 4GB/32GB option too.

Display and Design

The Realme official has a 6.5 inch IPS display running at 1560×720 while the Xiaomi is supposed to be 6.53inches running at 1600×720. I am not entirely sure if there will be any different.

The design of the phones looks eerily similar too, both have a notch, and both use a square-shaped camera on the rear. From what I can tell, the Xiaomi has its 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, while Realme has theirs on the bottom.

You will be glad to know they at least use different colours. The Redmi has at least a bright orange option, while Realme are sticking with grey and that matcha green they have been using a lot recently.


The Xiaomi is a little better with a 13MP triple camera, they have not revealed details about the secondary lenses, but we can assume one will be a 2MP depth sensory like the Realme with it being highly likely that the 5MP lens will be macro.

The Realme has just two lenses with a 13MP primary lens and 2MP depth sensor.

They then both have an identical 5MP front facing camera.


As for the battery, you guessed it, identical. They are both massive at 5000 mAh 

Price and Availability

And then for price, they have done it again. Same launch price, same date, but different launch website.

The Redmi 9C is RM429 for 2GB/32GB and will be available in Malaysia on the 7th of July at Lazada 

The Realme C11  is RM429 for 2GB/32GB and will be available in Malaysia on the 7th of July at Shoppe 

Realme C11 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9C Specification Comparison Table

  Realme C11 Xiaomi Redmi 9C
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weather-sealed ports & loudspeaker
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 6.53 inches, 102.9 cm2
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density) 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
OS Android 10, realme UI 1.0 Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35 MediaTek Helio G35
CPU Octa-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G31
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 2GB RAM 64GB 3GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
Modules 13 MP, (wide), PDAF 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Modules 5 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/5″, 1.12µm 5 MP
Features HDR, panorama HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS
Infrared port No Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Charging 10W
Colors Blue, Red Blue, other colors
Price £82-95

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