Realme has announced two new phones in the budget segment in India called the Realme C15 and Realme C12. Both devices come on the heels of Realme’s previous launch under the C-series called the Realme C11 which was unveiled just a month back. The Realme C15 is priced starting at Rs 9,999 while the C12 only has a single variant for Rs 8,999. The Realme C15 actually finds itself in direct competition with the Redmi 9 Prime, also launched recently, and the Galaxy M11. Which phone offers the most value for money proposition? Let’s find out in this quick spec comparison between the three devices.
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Price in India
In terms of pricing, the Realme C15 will cost Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB and the 4GB RAM + 64GB version will cost Rs 10,999. The Redmi 9 Prime is also priced at Rs 9,999 but gives you a 4GB RAM + 64GB option while the 4GB RAM + 128GB variant will cost you Rs 11,999. The Galaxy M11 is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM + 64GB version has a price tag of Rs 12,999. It would appear that the Redmi 9 Prime is offering the best option in terms of RAM and storage configuration for its price.
Winner: Redmi 9 Prime
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Display
The Realme C15 has a 6.5-inch HD+ panel with a mini drop display. Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 Prime has about the same display measuring at 6.53-inch but with a higher FHD+ resolution. There is a giant chin on both devices while the bezels on the side are on the thicker side as well.
On the other hand, the Galaxy M11 sports a more trendy hole-punch display although the resolution is the same while the screen size is slightly small at 6.4-inch. The hole-punch gives an impression of a more bezel-less screen even though the M11 has a sizeable chin of its own. While it is a tough call, the Galaxy M11 wins this one for a more trendy design.
Winner: Galaxy M11
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Camera Features
On the camera front, we see a quad-camera setup on both the Realme C15 and Redmi 9 Prime wherein the primary sensors on both devices is a 13MP lens. The ultra-wide sensors are 8MP on both the phones and the only difference is that the Redmi 9 Prime has a higher resolution macro sensor at 5MP as compared to the Realme C15’s 2MP sensor.
The depth sensor present on both the phones is also the same as a resolution of 2MP. Samsung’s Galaxy M11 has a triple-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with a 5MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
The selfie shooters on each phone is an 8MP lens. The Galaxy M11’s camera doesn’t offer the versatility of its Realme and Redmi counterparts. The winner is a tough choice between the C12 and 9 Prime, but the latter has a better macro sensor so the crown goes to it.
Winner: Redmi 9 Prime
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Performance and software
In the performance department, the Realme C15 packs in a relatively underpowered Helio G35 consisting of an 8X Cortex A53 cores while the Redmi 9 Prime packs in a much better Helio G80 SoC with 2X Cortex A75 and 6X Cortex A55 cores.
The Galaxy M11 is powered by the Snapdragon 450 which has the same 8X Cortex A53 cores but they are underclocked than the Helio G35. All phones run on different software skins but are based on Android 10.
It is clear that the Redmi 9 Prime offers a much faster experience than the other two.
Winner: Redmi 9 Prime
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Battery
The Realme C15 packs in a gigantic 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Both the Redmi 9 Prime and Galaxy M11 pack in 5,000mAh batteries but the former happens to have support for 18W charging while the M11 is slightly lower at 15W. It is clear that the Realme C15 packs in the biggest battery and the fastest charging speeds which is why it is the winner.
Winner: Realme C15
Realme C15 vs Redmi 9 Prime vs Samsung Galaxy M11: Verdict
The final tally sees the Redmi 9 Prime become a winner in three categories narrowly coming second on the display front. For the Realme C15, the only thing that is going for it is the humungous battery while the Galaxy M11 is a winner in the display department but only just.