Xiaomi has launched the successor of the Redmi 6A, the Redmi 7A in India. The budget phone been sports a huge battery, 18:9 aspect ratio display and Android 9 Pie. With such specifications, the device has pitted itself in competition against the likes of Realme C2. Realme’s budget offering is laced with an attractive diamond cut rear panel and a waterdrop notch on the 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. Let’s compare the two and determine the better smartphone in this price range.
Redmi 7A vs Realme C2: price compared
The Redmi 7A has been launched in two variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 2GB RAM + 32GB storage which are priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,199, respectively. For the Realme C2, we have two variants with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. They can be bought at a price of Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,999, respectively. With similar pricing, these two phones are ideal for those in search of ideal affordable companions.
Realme 7A vs Realme C2: specifications compared
The newly-launched smartphone by Redmi carries a 5.4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels. Despite its 18:9 aspect ratio display, the phone hosts thick bezels with Redmi’s logo on the bottom. The Realme C2, on the other hand, sports a trendier waterdrop notch display on top with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The IPS LCD display measures 6.1-inches with a resolution of 720 x 1,560 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Hardware and battery
In terms of performance, the Redmi 7A relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor and Adreno 505 GPU. It comes in two variants, each with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of expandable internal storage. The Realme C2 features a MediaTek Helio P22 processor with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage, respectively.
The Helio P22 processor and Snapdragon 439 are pretty much on par when it comes to performance. In terms of the battery, the Redmi 7A features a 4,000mAh unit with support for 10W charging, and the Realme C2 features the same.
The camera configuration on Redmi 7A includes a single rear and front set up. With a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor which has an aperture of f/2.2, an LED Flash, HDR, low-light photography, full HD video recording and PDAF, the phone is capable of clicking impressive shots. It’s worth noting that this is the same sensor seen on the Redmi 7 Note and Xiaomi Mi A2, which is known for delivering impressive results. For selfie enthusiasts, it has a 5MP shooter for Face Unlock and video calling. On the other hand, the Realme C2 has a dual rear camera set up with 13MP primary sensor with PDAF and 2MP depth sensor. It also features a 5MP selfie shooter fitted inside the notch on top. It offers 480p ‘slow-motion’ video recording at 80fps.
Software and others
When it comes to software, the Redmi 7A runs Android 9 Pie with MiUI 10 on top, while the Realme C2 features the Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6. Both the smartphones lack a fingerprint sensor and depend on Face Unlock for security. The former has been launched in three shades – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Gold. The Realme offering, however, sports an elegant diamond cut on the rear panel and comes in two shades – Diamond Black and Diamond Blue.
Both the Redmi 7A and Realme C2 are pretty much on par in terms of performance and battery life, however the Redmi 7A had the edge here with a better primary camera. If looks are your priority though, you can’t go wrong with the Realme C2, thanks to its full screen display and attractive diamaond cut back panel.