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Specs Comparison: Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

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This year’s budget smartphone rivals Realme and Xiaomi have released another budget-friendly midrangers the Realme 3 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

Both phones were announced and launched in the Philippines earlier this week (Realme 3 Pro was yesterday). For us it is too early to tell which is a better phone since we only had a few minutes with these devices during their launch. So for now, let us just compare them specs per specs and then let’s find out which phone is a better pick based on the feature you like.

Realme 3 ProXiaomi Mi 9 SE
ProcessorOcta Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
GraphicsAdreno 616Adreno 616
RAM4GB / 6GB6GB
Memory64GB / 128GB64GB / 128GB?
Display 6.3-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
5.97-inch AMOLED display, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Rear Camera16 MP, f/1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
48MP f/1.8 with PDAF
13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle lens
8MP f/2.4 telephoto
Front Camera25MP f/2.0 20MP f/2.0
Connectivity4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0
4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Sensorsaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Fingerprint Scanner (rear mounted)
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Fingerprint Scanner (under display)
 
Location ServicesGPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Battery4,045 mAh with 20W fast charge3,070 mAh with 18W fast charge
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10
PricePhp 12,990 (4GB/64GB)
Php 14,990 (6GB/128GB)
Php 15,990 (6GB/64GB)
Php 17,990 (6GB/128GB)

Based on the specs above, both phones are almost equally speced. These phone are affordable, has good set of cameras, powerful chipsets and has their own taste of Android 9.0 Pie. Based on the specs above, we think the Realme 3 Pro offers better value for your money. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE offers a slightly powerful specs and a more versatile camera.

But let’s break down the features to help you decide what to get.

Pick the Realme 3 Pro if…

  • Better battery life with 4,045 mAh
  • Faster charging speeds
  • More detailed selfies
  • A bigger screen real estate
  • Night photography is your thing
  • Php 14,990 for 6GB/128GB is hard to resist

Pick the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE if…

  • Slightly better processor
  • More storage (more RAM)
  • Shooting on wide angle and telephoto is your thing.
  • If you intend to use this for your Grab business
  • A smaller screen and body is your thing
  • If you think you need those triple cameras

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