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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro series launched in India today. The lineup includes the standard Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+ 5G. Both smartphones are mid-range offerings. The Note 11 Pro duo share the same specifications apart from a few differences. 

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The latest Redmi Note 11 Pro series goes up against the Realme 9 Pro series that debuted last month in the country. Read on to know how the Redmi Note 11 Pro series stacks against the Realme 9 Pro series in a detailed comparison below.

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

Redmi Note 11 Pro Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G Realme 9 Pro Realme 9 Pro+
Display 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz) 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz) 6.59-inch FHD+ LCD (120Hz) 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz)
Processor MediaTek Helio G96 Snapdragon 695 Snapdragon 695 MediaTek Dimensity 920
RAM 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB
Storage 128GB 128GB | 256GB 128GB 128GB | 256GB
OS Android 11 Android 11 Android 12 Android 12
Rear cameras 108MP+ 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 108MP+ 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP 16MP 16MP 16MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 4,500mAh
Fast charging 67W fast charging 67W fast charging 33W fast charging 60W fast charging
Dimensions 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm 163.7 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm 160.2 x 73.3 x 8 mm
Weight 202g 204g 195g 182g
Price Rs 17,999 Rs 20,999 Rs 17,999 Rs 24,999

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

The Redmi Note 11 Pro starts at Rs 17,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. The 8GB + 128GB option costs Rs 19,999. 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, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro costs Rs 17,999 and Rs 20,999 for the 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants respectively. The same configurations of the Pro+ model is priced at Rs 24,999 and Rs 26,999 respectively. There is also a higher 8GB + 256GB option priced at Rs 28,999.

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

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

Redmi Note 11 Pro series

Redmi Note 11 Pro series

The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ 5G come with a 6.67-inch FHD+ sAMOLED display and a centre-aligned punch-hole cutout. Both devices feature a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,200 nits brightness. The smartphones sport a boxy form factor with Xiaomi’s Evol Pro design. The back panel houses a rectangular camera module and there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. 

On the other hand, the standard Realme 9 Pro has a 6.59-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate whereas the Pro+ variant sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. On both devices, there is a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner of the screen and a Realme GT Neo 2-like rectangular camera module on the back panel. 

The Realme 9 Pro features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner while the Pro+ 5G comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Realme 9 Pro series also flaunts a colour-changing back panel that is termed Light Shift Design. It is only available on the Sunrise Blue colour model that is capable of changing colours from Light Blue to Red in 3 seconds when exposed to UV light.

Winner: Realme 9 Pro+ 

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

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ 5G are powered by MediaTek Helio G96 and Snapdragon 695 processors respectively. They are paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB native storage. There is 3GB RAM expansion technology. The Note 11 Pro+ 5G is equipped with Z-Axis linear motor. 

As for the Realme 9 Pro series, the regular and Pro+ models are equipped with Snapdragon 695 and MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipsets respectively. These devices also pack up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Realme 9 Pro duo feature virtual RAM up to 5GB. The Pro+ model also features a vapour cooling chamber and Z-Axis linear motor. 

Software-wise, the Redmi Note 11 Pro series run on MIUI 13 based Android 11. The Realme 9 Pro duo also ship with Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 skinned on the top. 

Winner: Realme 9 Pro / Realme 9 Pro+ 

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

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 11 Pro series features an identical camera setup comprising a 108MP main sensor paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro unit. The regular Redmi Note 11 Pro also comes with an additional 2MP depth shooter. 

The Realme 9 Pro sports a triple rear camera setup consisting an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro shooter. However, the regular variant has a 64MP main sensor while the Pro+ model features a 50MP Sony IMX766 lens with OIS and EIS support. 

Both the Redmi Note 11 Pro series and Realme 9 Pro series come with a 16MP front-facing selfie camera. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro series / Realme 9 Pro +

Redmi Note 11 Pro vs Note 11 Pro+ 5G vs Realme 9 Pro vs 9 Pro+ 5G: battery

Realme 9 Pro series

Realme 9 Pro series

The Redmi Note 11 Pro series is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 67W fast charging. On the other hand, the Realme 9 Pro and Pro+ draw their power from a 5,000 and 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 33W and 60W fast charging respectively. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro series

Redmi Note 11 Pro vs Note 11 Pro+ 5G vs Realme 9 Pro vs 9 Pro+ 5G: other features

Both the Redmi Note 11 Pro series and Realme 9 Pro series are equipped with dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The former also comes with IR Blaster for controlling home appliances. Except Redmi Note 11 Pro, the other three devices offer 5G support.

Connectivity-wise, all four devices offer 4G LTE, USB-C port, WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1. Another striking highlight is that the Realme 9 Pro+ features a built-in heart rate monitor that is capable of measuring the user’s pulse by keeping their finger pressed on the scanner until the reading is complete. 

Winner: Realme 9 Pro+ 

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

Coming to conclusion, the Redmi Note 11 Pro series is a solid contender to the Realme 9 Pro series. Both the Pro and Pro+ variants of the Redmi Note 11 are cheaper compared to the Realme 9 Pro duo. It’s worth noting that the Redmi Note 11 Pro lacks 5G connectivity, so that’s the biggest drawback compared to its competitors. The Pro+ 5G model is a good option under Rs 25,000 segment. 

The Realme 9 Pro has the same processor as the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G but with a few downsides. However, it is also cheaper than the latter. The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is the best choice if you can stretch your budget to Rs 30,000 as it comes with a heart rate monitor and Dimensity 920 SoC. The Realme 9 Pro series also comes with a colour-changing back panel design. 

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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.