Starting from today, Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A are officially on open sale in India. They represent two of the most important and powerful handsets in one of the lower price ranges: the one around €100. But they are not the only good alternative with that affordable price tag. Lenovo K9 and Oppo Realme C1 are two other excellent devices sold at a very affordable price and in this comparison, we will let you understand which one you should choose depending on your expectations.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 vs Lenovo K9 vs Oppo Realme C1
|Xiaomi Redmi 6||Lenovo K9||Oppo Realme C1|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm, 146 grams||153.8 x 72.9 x 8 mm, 155 grams||156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm, 168 grams|
|DISPLAY||5.45 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 295 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD||5.7 inches, 720 x 1440p (HD+), 282 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 271 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio P22, octa-core 2 GHz||MediaTek Helio P22, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, octa-core 1.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD slot||2 GB RAM, 16 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 12 + 5 MP f/2.2
5 MP front camera
|Dual 13 + 5 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4
Dual 13 + 5 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4 front camera
|Dual 13 + 2 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4
5 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||4230 mAh|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
Even though it is fully made of plastic, Lenovo K9 is the most attractive device among these ones. It has a wonderful rear cover which reminds of the reflective glass back of some iconic Honor devices, and it does not have a notch, just in case you hate it. It is also the thinnest device of the trio. But you may also like the Realme C1 more than Lenovo K9 because of its higher scree-to-body ratio thanks to a tri-borderless design and a not so big notch.
With a diagonal of 6.2 inches, Oppo Realme C1 has the biggest display, and that is why we prefer it over its opponents. Further, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, so it should be harder to damage despite its very narrow bezels. In terms of viewing quality, not much changes between these devices.
Specs & Software
While Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Lenovo K9 are equipped with the Helio P22 SoC by MediaTek, Oppo Realme C1 has the Snapdragon 450. The first is better when it comes to CPU power and it has a lower power consumption so it makes batteries last more (12 nm production process), while the second has a better GPU, so it provides nice performance in gaming. If you need a phone for daily use and you are not a gamer, Helio P22 is more suitable. And if you want the best performance (as well as the best user interface), you should go for the 4/64 GB configuration of the Xiaomi Redmi 6.
If you are looking for the best camera department, choose Lenovo K5. It has a total of four cameras and it has the same dual camera setup on the front and on the back. It is composed of a primary 13 MP sensor and a secondary depth sensor with a resolution of 5 MP.
If you want the longest battery life, Oppo Realme C1 is the best smartphone for you. It features a huge 4230 mAh unit which can provide two full days of battery life if you do not stress it too much. Both Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Lenovo K5 have a 3000 mAh battery, so they can not compete.
You can get Oppo Realme C1 for about €96/$109, Lenovo K9 for €110/$125 and Xiaomi Redmi 6 for €120/$136. I would personally pick Oppo Realme C1 because has the most important component that, in my opinion, should be inside low-end devices: a huge battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 vs Lenovo K9 vs Oppo Realme C1: PROs and CONS
Xiaomi Redmi 6
- Micro SD dedicated slot
- Affordable price
- Compact design
- Nice rear camera
- Anonymous design
- Awesome design
- Front-facing flash
- Four cameras
- Nothing particular
Oppo Realme C1
- Bigger display
- Micro SD dedicated slot
- Bigger battery
- Worse cameras