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iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: price in India, specs, features compared

iQOO Z6 5G has launched in India today. It packs a high refresh rate display, a 5G compatible Snapdragon processor, heat dissipation system and more. The smartphone falls under the sub-Rs 18,000 price bracket. 

Also Read: Realme 9 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+: price in India, specs, features compared

The iQOO Z6 5G competes against the recently launched Realme 9 SE 5G and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G. However, the two devices carry a higher starting price tag for the base variant. Does that give iQOO Z6 5G an edge in this battle. Let’s find out. 

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: complete specs

iQOO Z6 5G Realme 9 SE 5G Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
Display 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD display (120Hz) 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display (144Hz) 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)
Processor Snapdragon 695 Snapdragon 778G Snapdragon 695
RAM 4GB | 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB
Storage 128GB 128GB 128GB | 256GB
OS Android 12 Android 11 Android 11
Rear cameras 50MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 2MP + 2MP 108MP+ 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP 16MP 16MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Fast charging 18W fast charging 30W fast charging 67W fast charging
Dimensions 164 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm 164.4 x 75.8 x 8.5 mm 163.7 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight 185g 199g 204g
Price Rs 15,999 Rs 17,999 Rs 20,999

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: price in India

The iQOO Z6 5G starts at Rs 15,999 for the base 4GB + 128GB variant. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB configurations are priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 17,999. As part of the launch offer, HDFC Bank customers can avail Rs 2,000 instant discount bringing down the effective price of the smartphone’s aforementioned variants to Rs 13,999, Rs 14,999, and Rs 15,999 respectively. 

The Realme 9 SE 5G costs Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 for the 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants respectively. 

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 6GB + 128GB is available for Rs 20,999. The 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants carry a price tag of Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999. 

Winner: iQOO Z6 5G

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: display and design

iQOO Z6 5G

The iQOO Z6 5G comes with an FHD+ LCD display measuring 6.58-inches. It features a waterdrop notch and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ sAMOLED panel and a centre-aligned punch-hole cutout. It packs a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,200 nits peak brightness. On the other hand, the Realme 9 SE 5G features a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display with a punch-hole cutout. It offers a 144Hz refresh rate compared to its competitors.

In terms of design, the iQOO Z6 5G, Realme 9 SE 5G, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G come with a rectangular camera module on the back panel. All three smartphones feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: performance and software

Realme 9 SE 5G

The Realme 9 SE 5G is the cheapest 144Hz display phone in India

Under the hood, the iQOO Z6 5G and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G are equipped with a Snapdragon 695 processor. The former is also equipped with a 5-layer liquid cooling system for heat dissipation. Both devices are paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage as well as come with 4GB RAM expansion. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is also offered in a 256GB storage option. It comes with Z-Axis linear motor.

The Realme 9 SE 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 778G chipset and paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB native storage. The device features 5GB RAM extension technology. 

Software-wise, the iQOO Z6 5G runs on Android 12 while the Realme 9 SE 5G and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G ship with Android 11 OS. 

Winner: Realme 9 SE 5G

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: cameras

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

In the photography department, all three smartphones come with triple rear cameras. The iQOO Z6 5G and Realme 9 SE 5G have a 2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses. However, the former features a 50MP main sensor with Eye Autofocus support whereas the latter has a 48MP primary unit. The setup on the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G comprises a 108MP primary lens paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth shooter. 

All three smartphones feature a 16MP front-facing selfie camera. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: battery and connectivity

All three smartphones are backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit. The iQOO Z6 5G and Realme 9 SE 5G support 18W and 30W fast charging respectively whereas the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G maxes out at 67W charging speed. 

On the connectivity front, the iQOO Z6 5G, Realme 9 SE 5G, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G feature a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, 5G, 4G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G also offers IR Blaster. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 SE 5G vs Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G: conclusion

As for the final verdict, the iQOO Z6 5G is the cheapest of the lot and offers value for money for those who are on a shoestring budget. The Realme 9 SE 5G with a powerful processor and higher refresh rate comes closest to the iQOO Z6 5G. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G although priced higher beats its competitors in terms of the overall spec sheet. 

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.