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Redmi 7A vs Realme C2: price and specifications compared

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.

Related read: Realme C2 Review: A Well-Rounded Budget Smartphone With Great Battery Life

Redmi 7A vs Realme C2: price compared

Xiaomi Redmi 7A

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

Display

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.

Realme-C2

Camera

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.

Redmi-7A

Verdict

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.

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