OPPO has finally launched its new budget smartphone in India – the OPPO A33. The major highlight of the device is the 90Hz refresh rate. Apart from this, the phone comes with a Qualcomm chipset, long-lasting battery, triple rear cameras, and more. In this price, the latest smartphone will compete against the likes of Realme 7i and Redmi Note 9. So, let’s put all the three smartphones against each other and see which one is the winner.
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OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Price in India
Let’s start with the pricing first, the OPPO A33 comes with a price tag of Rs 11,990 for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option. Realme 7i is priced at Rs 11,999 for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant while the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage variant costs Rs 12,999. Lastly, the Redmi Note 9 comes with a price tag of Rs 11,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB option, Rs 13,499 for 4GB RAM + 128GB variant, and Rs 14,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB model. That said, both the Realme 7i and Redmi Note 9 offer better RAM and ROM in this price range. It would’ve been interesting if OPPO also followed the same trend.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Design
In terms of design, the OPPO A33 looks quite similar to the Realme 7i. The camera module and even the placement of the punch-hole design are the same. This surely raises some eyebrows, The Redmi Note 9 offers a slightly different design, though it is a tad similar to the other Note 9 series smartphones. That said, if you are going to pick one, then we will go with the Redmi Note 9 as it does not look similar to its competition.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Display
Coming to the display, the OPPO A33 features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The screen supports 90Hz refresh rate and 269ppi pixel density. The Realme 7i also comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. The Redmi Note 9 offers you a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. That said, both the Realme 7i and OPPO A33 offer a lower-resolution display as compared to the Redmi Note 9. However, both of them come with a higher refresh rate setting. So, in the end, you have to choose between a higher refresh rate or higher resolution.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Hardware
In terms of hardware, the OPPO A33 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. The phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Realme 7i offers Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor along with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The Redmi Note 9 comes with MediaTek Helio G85 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Clearly, the Realme 7i and Redmi Note 9 offers better specs than the OPPO A33. So going with the sheer specs sheet, the Realme 7i offers better efficiency, while the Redmi Note 9 offers better gaming performance.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Cameras
Coming to the cameras, the OPPO A33 equips triple-camera setup with a combination of 13MP primary lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP portrait sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter.
The Redmi Note 9 features a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary camera with an f/1.79 lens, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the phone comes with a 13MP selfie camera.
The Realme 7i comes with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV, 2MP B&W sensor and 2MP macro shooter. On the front, the phone features a 16MP sensor with an f/2.1 aperture. The answer is quite clear here. The Realme 7i has better camera specs followed by Redmi Note 9 and lastly, comes the OPPO A33.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Battery
Realme 7i and OPPO A33 pack 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Redmi Note 9 offers 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging solution. All the three smartphones offer almost the same battery backup, so we are going to call this round as a tie.
OPPO A33 vs Realme 7i vs Redmi Note 9: Final Verdict
To conclude, the Realme 7i and Redmi Note 9 emerge as the better options as compared to the OPPO A33. The real competition is between Realme 7i and Redmi Note 9. The Realme 7i has a better refresh rate, while the Redmi Note 9 has a higher resolution. Similarly, the performance is cut-throat here. So, choose your option wisely.