Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Battle between Xiaomi and Samsung for the budget segment

Samsung launched its latest budget device in the M series, dubbed as the Galaxy M21. The device is the successor of the Galaxy M20 and comes with several improvements, including a bigger battery, powerful chipset, improved cameras and more.

The Samsung Galaxy M21 competes with the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro in the budget segment. In this post, we will compare the two budget devices.

Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Price

Samsung Galaxy M21PriceXiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProPrice2
4GB + 64GB₹ 12,9994GB + 64GB₹ 12,999
6GB + 128GB-6GB + 128GB₹ 15,999

The Samsung Galaxy M21 will be available in Midnight Blue and Raven Black colour options from Amazon India starting from March 23. The company will announce the price of the 6GB RAM variant in the coming days.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is being sold in flash sales and the next flash sale is scheduled for March 24. It will be available from Amazon India and Mi online store in Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue and Glacier White colour options.

Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Specifications

DeviceSamsung Galaxy M21Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Display size6.4-inch6.67-inch
Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels2400 x 1080 pixels
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Android versionAndroid 10, One UI 2.0Android 10, MIUI 11
ChipsetExynos 9611Snapdragon 720G
Rear camera48MP primary48MP primary
8MP ultra-wide8MP ultra-wide
5MP depth sensor5MP macro
-2MP depth sensor
Selfie camera20MP primary32MP
Fingerprint sensorRear-mountedSide-mounted
Battery6,000mAh5,020mAh
Fast charge15W18W

Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Display

The Samsung Galaxy M21 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a water drop notch that houses the selfie camera. The device has minimal bezels and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, it features a bigger 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a punch-hole in the center for the selfie camera. It has minimal bezels and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

In terms of display, the Galaxy M21 is ahead of the Redmi Note 9 Pro with its Super AMOLED display. The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a slightly bigger display with better protection.

Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Design


In terms of design, the Galaxy M21 has opted for a basic design with a plastic body. The triple camera setup has been placed in the left corner and there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro features a premium design. The device features a glass back and a rectangular camera module that is similar to the Galaxy S20 series.

Verdict

Both, the Samsung Galaxy M21 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro offer excellent value for money. While the Galaxy M21 features a better display and a bigger battery, the Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a premium design and better cameras.

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