- Realme has launched two phones as a part of the 11 5G series
- Both the phones feature a premium design
- Realme, Redmi and more brands have launched affordable 5G phones recently
Realme has already launched the Realme 11 Pro series in the Indian market earlier and now it is looking to focus on the affordable segment with its new Realme 11 series 5G phones. The Realme 11 5G and Realme 11x 5G are the latest devices that the company is offering in the market, where the competition has gradually become fierce with the likes of Redmi 12 5G and Lava Blaze 5G waiting in the wings.
Realme has other affordable phones in the range but with the new Realme 11 and the Realme 11x 5G it wants to offer features that are hard to find in this price bracket, something that Redmi might disagree with but that only means good news for the buyers. So, which of Realme 11x 5G, Redmi 12 5G and Lava Blaze 5G should you consider buying if you have a limited budget? This detailed comparison gives you the numbers and the hard facts.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Specs at Glance
Here’s how these three phones compare in terms of the specifications.
|Specs||Realme 11x 5G||Redmi 12 5G||Lava Blaze 5G|
|Display||6.72-inch Full HD+||6.79-inch Full HD+||6.5-inch HD+|
|SoC||MediaTek Dimensity 6100+||Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2||MediaTek Dimensity 700|
|RAM||Up to 6GB||8GB||Up to 8GB|
|Storage||Up to 256GB||256GB||Up to 128GB|
|Rear Camera||64MP + 2MP (macro)||50MP + 2MP (macro)||50MP + 2MP (depth) + VGA (macro)|
|Battery||5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging||5000mAh battery with 18W charging||5000mAh battery with 15W charging|
|Operating System||Android 13||Android 13||Android 12|
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Price in India
Realme has priced the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage at Rs 14,999. The top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage costs Rs 15,999.
The Redmi 12 5G has three variants, where the base model gets 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, costing Rs 10,999. The 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM models get 128GB and 256GB storage, priced at Rs 12,499 and Rs 14,499, respectively.
Lava Blaze 5G comes with up to 8GB RAM and the starting price of the phone is Rs 10,999 which goes up to Rs 12,999 for the 8GB RAM variant, and the 6GB RAM model costs Rs 11,999.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Design
Realme 11 series gets the same look and feel which could be a good thing for those eyeing the Realme 11x 5G. The first thing you notice is the premium design of the phone with its unique gradient finishing on the plastic panel and the eye-catching circular camera module at the back. But that’s not, the phone gets curved edges which brings the thickness to under 8mm but weighs 190 grams.
When you look at the Redmi 12 5G, you notice its sleek frame and slim bezels. The device is slightly thicker and heavier than the Realme 11x 5G at 8.2mm and 199 grams, respectively. The cameras at the back do not sit in a module and reminds you of the iPhones in the past few years. There is a lot to like about the Redmi 12 5G and people will surely vouch for those sentiments.
The Lava Blaze 5G is no slouch either thanks to its premium glass body finish, which is not expected from a device in this range. Even the cameras sit tightly within the setup but at 207 grams, it is heavier than the other two phones, which could work against the company.
Both Realme and Redmi have a nice balance with premium design and comfortable grip, which isn’t the case with the Lava Blaze 5G, even though it gets a glass body.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Display
Realme 11x 5G sports a 6.72-inch IPS LCD display that offers Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Redmi 12 5G has a slightly bigger 6.79-inch IPS LCD display that supports full HD screen resolution but with a 90Hz refresh rate. Redmi does offer Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.
Lava Blaze 5G gets a 6.5-inch display that comes with support for HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The LCD panel on the Lava Blaze 5G features Widevine L1 certification, which allows you to watch shows of high quality.
Realme 11x 5G with its high refresh screen wins the round, while the Redmi 12 5G comes a close second.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Performance and UI
Realme is using the MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ 5G chipset with ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.
The phone has 6GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB internal storage. It runs on the Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 which has interesting features but plenty of bloatware.
The Redmi 12 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB. Xiaomi is offering the device with the MIUI 14 version which is based on Android 13.
The Blaze series smartphone uses the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, coupled with Mali G57 GPU and up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Lava is offering a stock UI experience but only with the Android 12 version.
Realme and Redmi are offering the latest hardware which tilts this round in favour of both these devices.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Cameras
Realme 11x 5G gets a dual-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera and a 2MP portrait camera with dual LED flash. The front of the phone has an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
The Redmi 12 5G comes with a dual rear camera system which includes a 50MP primary camera, and a 2MP macro along with it. At the front, Redmi also gives an 8MP camera which is capable of full HD video calling.
The all-new Lava Blaze 5G packs a triple-rear camera setup that includes a 50MP primary shooter. The high-resolution sensor on the device is accompanied by a depth sensor and a macro sensor. It offers an 8MP shooter for video calls and selfies.
Once again, Realme and Redmi have a close shout with giving a better product for shooting photos.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Battery
Realme 11x 5G packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.
The Redmi 12 5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery, paired with 18W fast charging. The Blaze smartphone from Lava gets a 5,000mAh battery unit which supports 15W charging speed.
Realme is not only giving you a big battery but also offering the fastest charging speeds of the three.
Realme 11x 5G vs Redmi 12 5G vs Lava Blaze 5G: Verdict
Realme 11x 5G comes into the market with a bang but when you really talk about the value factor, you have to say that the Redmi 12 5G offers better for the money you pay. Yes, the Realme phone has a higher refresh rate screen, the latest MediaTek 5G chipset, Android 13 out of the box and fast charging.
But so does the Redmi 12 5G with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset, MIUI 14 by default and equally capable cameras and hardware. The odd one out for us is the Lava Blaze 5G even though it is priced affordably, we are talking about old hardware, dated Android OS and slower charging speed out of the box.