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Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: price in India, specifications and features compared

Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S have officially launched in India today as the latest addition to the Redmi Note series. Both smartphones feature 90Hz AMOLED displays, a quad-camera setup, MIUI 13, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. They also have an identical design and dimensions. However, they do differ in terms of processor and primary camera.

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The Redmi Note 11 starts at Rs 13,499, whereas the Note 11S starts at Rs 16,499. At this price point, the nearest competitor for both smartphones is the Realme 9i, which starts at Rs 13,999 for the base variant and offers similar specifications as the Redmi Note 11. Let’s take a look at how Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S differ from each other as well as how they stack up against the Realme 9i.

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: complete specs

Specs Redmi Note 11 Redmi Note 11S Realme 9i
Display 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz) 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz) 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (90Hz)
Processor Snapdragon 680 MediaTek Helio G96 Snapdragon 680
RAM 4GB | 6GB 6GB | 8GB 4GB | 6GB
Storage 64GB | 128GB 64GB | 128GB 64GB | 128GB
OS Android 11 Android 11 Android 11
Rear cameras 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 50MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 13MP 16MP 16MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Fast charging 33W fast charging 33W fast charging 33W fast charging
Dimensions 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4mm
Weight 179g 179g 190g
Price Rs 13,499 starting price Rs 16,499 starting price Rs 13,999 starting price

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: price in India

Variant Redmi Note 11 Redmi Note 11S Realme 9i
4GB+64GB Rs 13,499 Rs 13,999
6GB+64GB Rs 14,499 Rs 16,499
6GB+128GB Rs 15,999 Rs 17,499 Rs 15,999
8GB + 128GB Rs 18,499

Both Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S are available in three configurations, whereas, the Realme 9i comes in two configurations. The Realme offering is priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999 for the 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants. The Redmi Note 11 comes in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB options priced at Rs 13,499, Rs 14,499, and Rs 15,999. Lastly, the Note 11S starts with 6GB + 64GB as its base configuration priced at Rs 16,499. The other two options include 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage priced at Rs 17,499 and Rs 18,499, respectively.

The Redmi Note 11 series offerings present more options to the user. However, the Redmi Note 11 with a well-rounded package and a cheaper price tag for all variants bags this round.

Winner: Redmi Note 11

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: display

Redmi Note 11S

Redmi Note 11S has a 120Hz AMOLED display and 108MP triple rear cameras

Coming to the display, the Realme 9o offers the biggest 6.6-inch display out of the lot with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ screen resolution. The Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S come with a smaller 6,43-inch display panel with the same refresh rate and resolution. However, thanks to the AMOLED panel on the Redmi offerings as compared to the LCD panel on Realme 9i, this round goes to the Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S.

Winner: Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: performance and software

Redmi Note 11S blue-

Redmi Note 11S features a 90Hz display and 108MP quad cameras

Coming to the core specifications, the Redmi Note 11 and Realme 9i are Snapdragon 680-powered smartphones, whereas the Redmi Note 11S is powered by the Helio G96 SoC. According to the online reviews, the Helio G96 SoC outperforms Snapdragon 680 in both standard and gaming performance. However, in the battery efficiency department, the Snapdragon 680 gets an upper hand.

As for the software, all three smartphones boot Android 11 out of the box. However, while Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S feature the latest MIUI 13, the Realme 9i comes with the Realme UI 2.0. In the software department, it boils down to user preference. This round goes to the Redmi Note 11S for a better performance offering.

Winner: Redmi Note 11S

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: cameras

The Realme 9i comes with a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup

The Realme 9i comes with a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup

Coming to the cameras, the Redmi Note 11S wins by landslide because of its 108MP primary camera backed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro shooter. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 11 and Realme 9i feature a 50MP primary sensor, where the former shares the same remaining setup as the 11S while Realme 9i misses out on the wide-angle lens.

On the front, the Redmi Note 11 comes with a 13MP selfie camera. The Redmi Note 11S and Realme 9i are both equipped with 16MP front cameras. Thanks to the powerful rear and front cameras, the Redmi Note 11S takes the victory in this round.

Winner: Redmi Note 11S

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: battery

In the battery department, all three smartphones are equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. Additionally, all three smartphones also come with 33W fast charging.

Winner: Tie

Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 11S vs Realme 9i: conclusion

The Redmi Note 11S is a clear winner here with a better processor, display, cameras, and battery. However, it’s also Rs 3,000 more expensive than the other two. Between Realme 9i and Redmi Note 11, the former gets an edge because of a cleaner Realme UI and 16MP selfie camera. However, if you consume multimedia content on your phone, the AMOLED panel on the Redmi Note 11 is much better option.

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Abhiman Biswas

Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.