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Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: price in India, specifications and features compared

The Realme 9 Pro+ and Realme 9 Pro have been launched in India today. This is the first time that the brand has ditched the standard model and instead launched two pro variants in the country. Both smartphones are 5G compatible and come with what Realme is claiming to be a colour changing back panel design. The Pro variant is a sub-Rs 20,000 device, whereas the Pro+ variant falls in the sub-Rs 30,000 bracket.

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The Realme 9 Pro+ comes in three variants and starts at Rs 24,999 for the base variant. This is the first time that a Realme number series is competing directly with a OnePlus or Xiaomi premium mid-range offerings in the country. The smartphone goes up against the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and OnePlus Nord 2 5G (review). Here’s how the Realme 9 Pro+ compares with these two heavyweights.

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: complete specs

Specs Realme 9 Pro+ Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge OnePlus Nord 2
Display 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED (90Hz) 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz) 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz)
Processor Dimensity 920 Dimensity 920 MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI
RAM 6GB|8GB 6GB|8GB 6GB|8GB|12GB
Storage 128GB|256GB 128GB 128GB/256GB
OS Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 OxygenOS 11.3 based on Android 11
Rear cameras 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 108MP + 8MP + 2MP 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP 16MP 32MP
Battery 4,500mAh battery 4,500mAh battery 4,500mAh battery
Fast charging 60W SupeDart charge 120W fast charging 65W Warp Charge
Dimensions 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99mm 163.65 x 76.19 x 8.34mm 159.1 x 73.3 x 8.2mm
Weight 182g 204g 189g
Price Rs 24,999 starting price Rs 26,999 starting price Rs 26,999 starting price

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: price in India

Realme 9 Pro+ price in India

Realme 9 Pro+ Price
Realme 9 Pro+ 6GB + 128GB Rs 24,999
Realme 9 Pro+ 8GB + 128GB Rs 26,999
Realme 9 Pro+ 8GB + 256GB Rs 28,999

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge price in India

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge Price
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 6GB + 128GB Rs 26,999
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 8GB + 128GB Rs 28,999

OnePlus Nord 2 price in India

OnePlus Nord 2 variant Price
OnePlus Nord 2 6GB + 128GB Rs 27,999
OnePlus Nord 2 8GB + 128GB Rs 29,999
OnePlus Nord 2 12GB + 256GB Rs 34,999

Both Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord 2 offer three variants and the Xiaomi offering comes in two. As you can see from the tables above, the Realme 9 Pro+ offers a much better value-for-money proposition among the three and therefore this round goes to the latest Realme launch.

Winner: Realme 9 Pro+

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: availability

Realme 9 Pro+ competes with Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and OnePlus Nord 2 in India

Realme 9 Pro+ competes with Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and OnePlus Nord 2 in India

The Realme 9 Pro+ comes in  Aurora Green, Midnight Black, and Sunrise Blue colours. It can be purchased from Flipkart and Realme.com from February 21st.  The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is available in Camo Green, Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist, and Stealth Black colours. It is available through Flipkart, Xiaomi India’s online store, Mi Home, and retail outlets. Lastly, the OnePlus Nord 2 comes in a limited Pac-Man Edition, Gray Sierra, Green Wood, and Blue Haze colours. The phone can be bought from Amazon, the OnePlus website, Vijay Sales, and exclusive retail stores across the country.

Winner: Tie between Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and OnePlus Nord 2

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: display

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate

Coming to the display, the Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord 2 feature a 6.43-inch AMOLED display panel with FHD+ screen resolution and a 90Hz refesh rate. The Xiaomi 11i gets an upper hand here as it comes with a bigger 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ screen resolution but a higher 120Hz refresh rate. All three smartphones have a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the display.

Winner: Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: performance and software

OnePlus Nord 2 comes with the flagship Dimensity 1200-AI SoC

OnePlus Nord 2 comes with the flagship Dimensity 1200-AI SoC

As for the core performance, the Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge are both powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC. Both smartphones offer up to 8GB RAM but while Xiaomi offers only 128GB storage, Realme 9 Pro+ goes up to 256GB.

The OnePlus Nord 2 had them both beat as it comes with the flagship of the yore – Dimensity 1200-AI, which is a custom chipset designed exclusively for OnePlus with enhanced AI features. The smartphone offers up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage.

As for the software, the OnePlus Nord 2 again inches forward thanks to its Oxygen OS based on Android 11. The Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge also boot Android 11 but with Realme UI 2.0 and MIUI 12.5, respectively.

Winner: OnePlus Nord 2

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: cameras

The Realme 9 Pro comes with a 50-megapixel triple camera setup and 16-megapixel selfie camera

The Realme 9 Pro comes with a 50-megapixel triple camera setup and 16-megapixel selfie camera

Coming to optics, all three smartphones feature a triple camera setup on the back with an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro lens (a mono lens for OnePlus Nord 2). The primary lens is the same Sony IMX 766 50-megapixel unit for the Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord 2. Whereas, the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge flaunts a Samsung 108-megapixel main camera.

In the selfie department, OnePlus Nord 2 offers a 32-megapixel front camera, whereas, the other two have a 16-megapixel lens.

Winner: Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: battery

Coming to the battery, all three smartphones are equipped with a 4,500mAh battery. However, Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge dominates this round with its 120W fast charging technology. The Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord 2, on the other hand, come with support for 60W and 65W fast charging, respectively.

Winner: Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge

Realme 9 Pro+ vs Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge vs OnePlus Nord 2: conclusion

Among these three, the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge emerges as the heavyweight with three wins and one tie. The phone offers a stunning 120Hz display, powerful cameras, superfast charging, and is widely available. The OnePlus Nord 2, on the other hand, is for serious mobile gamers with its uncluttered Oxygen OS and Dimensity 1200-AI SoC. The 32-megapixel front camera will also appeal to selfie enthusiasts. Lastly, the Realme 9 Pro+ is a good option for those who want the OnePlus Nord 2 but are restricted by budget.

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