Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Which is the Best Mobile Phone Under Rs 10,000?

The Redmi 9i comes with more storage and the Realme Narzo 10A comes with better processor.


Redmi launched its latest smartphone the Redmi 9i in India and joins its Redmi 9 family which includes the Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, and the Redmi 9 prime. The company launched these smartphones a couple of months back. Well, today we will keep our focus on the Redmi 9i which is an entry-level offering from the company. In this article, we will pit this smartphone against the Realme Narzo 10A which falls in the same price segment and find the best choice of smartphone between the two.

In comparison, we have considered elements like processor, display, cameras, battery, and price. Let’s see which one outperforms the other.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Price in India

Starting with the Redmi 9i, the vanilla variant with 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage of the Redmi 9i is priced at Rs 8,299, and the top-end variant with 4GB + 128GB storage will cost you Rs 9,299.

The Narzo 10A, on the other hand, has only 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and comes with a price tag of Rs 8,499. While when it comes to pricing 4GB RAM+ 64GB variant of Redmi 9i comes with an affordable price point with a better offering.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Display Features

Redmi 9i flaunts a 6.53-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, 1,500:1 contrast ratio, 81.01 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 270 nits peak brightness. Plus the smartphone comes with a waterdrop notch design which accommodates the selfie camera sensor.

The Realme Narzo 10A, on the other hand, packs a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution. It flaunts a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera and also comes with 20:9 aspect ratio and 89.9 percent screen-to-body ratio.

When it comes to display, it’s very difficult to pick one because both the smartphones offer almost the same display specification. However, the screen-to-body ratio of Realme Narzo 10A outperforms the Redmi 9i, which means it’s a good pick.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Camera Specs

On the optics, the Redmi 9i packs a single 13-megapixel rear camera module with f/2.2 aperture, along with an LED flash placed at the top left corner of the rear panel. At the front, it houses a 5-megapixel camera sensor which sits underneath the waterdrop notch cutout for selfies and video calls.

The Realme Narzo 10A features a triple rear camera setup with the combination of 12MP main + Portrait Lens + Macro Lens, along with an LED flash. Plus it is also capable of 1080P video recording with the main camera. On the selfie front, the smartphone offers a 5-megapixel camera sensor.

Here it’s quite easy to tell that the Realme Narzo wins the camera specs battle with triple rear cameras, where the Redmi 9i only offers a single camera module.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Processor and Software

The Redmi 9i is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 SoC, clubbed with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. While, the Realme Narzo offers MediaTek Helio G70 (12nm fabrication process, 2x 2.0GHz Cortex-A75 cores, 6x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55 cores, Mali-G52 GPU). When it comes it processing the Narzo 10A on better budget chipsets, making the smartphone a better choice.

On the software front, both the Redmi 9i and Realme Narzo 10A runs on latest Android 10 operation with MIUI skin and Realme UI on top respectively.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Battery

The Redmi 9i is fuelled by a massive 5,000mAh non-removable battery with 10W fast charging support. The Realme Narzo 10A, on the other hand, is also backed by a 5000mAh battery with reverse charging support making its superior than the newly launched Redmi 9i.

Redmi 9i vs Realme Narzo 10A: Final Verdict

Both the smartphone which we compared today comes with the best offerings in terms of money. But the Realme Narzo 10A takes the lead in display, processor, and with reverse charging feature it turns out to be the best pick for the day. For users who are concerned about storage, the Redmi 9i is the best pick as you get a whopping 128GB storage for under Rs 10,000.