Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which device to go for?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which device to go for?
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today announced the launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India. The devices are the successors to the last year’s Redmi Note 8 Pro and will compete against the likes of the Realme 6 Pro, the Poco X2 and more.

In this post, we will compare the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Realme 6 Pro to help you decide which device to go for.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxPriceRealme 6 ProPrice2
6GB + 64GB₹14,9996GB + 64GB₹16,999
6GB + 128GB₹16,9996GB + 128GB₹17,999
8GB + 128GB₹18,9998GB + 128GB₹18,999

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available at Amazon India, Mi online store and Mi Home stores from March 25 in Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black colour options.

On the other hand, the Realme 6 Pro comes in Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange colour options. The device will be available via Flipkart from March 13.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Specifications

DeviceXiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxRealme 6 Pro2
Display size6.67-inch6.6-inch
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels2400 x 1080 pixels
Refresh rate60Hz90Hz
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Android versionAndroid 10, MIUI 11Android 10, realme UI
ChipsetSnapdragon 720GSnapdragon 720G
Rear camera64MP primary64MP primary
8MP ultra-wide8MP ultra-wide
5MP macro12MP telephoto
2MP depth sensor2MP macro sensor
Selfie camera32MP16MP primary
-8MP ultra-wide
Fingerprint sensorSide-mountedSide-mounted
Battery5,020mAh4,300mAh
Fast charge33W30W

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Display

Coming to the display, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a huge 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a center punch-hole design, similar to the recently launched Galaxy S20. There are minimal bezels at the front and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

On the other hand, the Realme 6 Pro features a similar sized 6.6-inch full HD+ display. The device offers a 90Hz display compared to the 60Hz one on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. It has a dual punch hole design for the dual selfie cameras and features Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Realme 6 Pro is much ahead in terms of display due to its higher refresh rate.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Design
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which device to go for?

Coming to the design, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers a glass back and a rectangular camera module. It has a metallic frame and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to the Poco X2. The camera module at the back protrudes quite a bit.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which device to go for?

Realme 6 Pro features a gradient glass back with a lightning pattern and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device has a vertically aligned quad camera setup at the back and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Verdict

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At the end of the day, you have to choose from a device with a 90Hz refresh rate and a device with a premium design and bigger battery. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max’s competitive pricing, overall design and the big battery give it an edge over the Realme 6 Pro.

See also:

Realme 6 Pro vs Poco X2: Battle for the best budget smartphone of 2020

Poco X2 vs Realme X2 Phone: Battle for the best budget smartphone in India

Poco X2 review: Poco makes a super-smooth comeback
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