can anyone help me? if im a gamer, which phone do i have to buy redmi 9 or realme 5i?
I bought prematurely the Redmi 9, not realizing that the MTK chips will give me trouble.
Now before even I start using it, I read in xda and other forums that there will be even more headachee.
- users reporting that the NFC version cannot unlock the bootloader for some reason
- no custom roms
Can I hope for at least an EU rom with this phone or just sell it?
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2020Is there any screen bleeding or burning issues i want to buy this phone 3gb varient?No screen draining n burning issues
Why is the top of the phone rounded and the bottom is flat? is this a design mistake?
is pakistan's redmi 9 default screen protection enough to protect glass, i see a thin cover on screen as well. or should i go for glass protectors available in market?
Sajid, 18 Aug 2020Already using this phone for like 2 month. So far so good. Gaming performance good, sound qual... moreIs there any screen bleeding or burning issues i want to buy this phone 3gb varient?
Can someone please tell me if the video and sound sync was just a bug where when making a video is not in sync? I want to buy this phone but I will opt out if thats going to be a problem.
Should I use this phone without the tpu case? will the camera bump get scratched without the case?
Yo, 22 Aug 2020Thanks i really appreciate your help.you have shared tons of knowledge..once again thanksYou're welcome! :)
Iam A Fool, 22 Aug 2020As My Name States A lot I Haven"t Used Any Of The 2 Realme 5i And Redmi 9 But In Country... moreif anyone who wants to buy this device, make sure it is just for gaming or daily routine such as instagram, facebook, twitter or whatever. the cameras are not very bad act, but if you're photographer, i suggest to do not put this device in your list🙂based on my own experience 🙂yaa hhah I've changed to realme 5i and it is better in both performances, cameras and processor 🙃
Iam A Fool, 22 Aug 2020As My Name States A lot I Haven"t Used Any Of The 2 Realme 5i And Redmi 9 But In Country... moreHi! Since you aren't a gamer, my advise for you is to go with Realme 5i.
Redmi 9 display may be FHD & most people will wrongfully say it's better. Its display is bad in terms of outdoor visibility (328nits) & colour accuracy (4.5 - 6.7).
Realme 5i has better outdoor visibility & colour accuracy. HD or 720p display don't look much different than FHD display at hand-distance, as long as phone screen isn't too big.
In watching movies, Realme 5i will show you better colours while Redmi 9 will show you sharper videos. Personally, I'd prefer better colours & visibility.
Realme 5i has MUCH better camera than Redmi 9.
Realme 5i has 1.8, 1/2.9 apertures & 1.25um. Meaning, it can capture much better details & light than Redmi 9.
Secondly, Realme 5i can record 4K videos & has Eis (video stabilisation), while Redmi 9 can only record in 1080, 30FPS without stabilisation.
Both phones only have 8MP selfie camera.
Finally, both phones support Gcam which makes camera quality much much better than Stock Camera. But Gcam has "Viewfinder Lag" in most Mediatek devices, so Gcam works better on Snapdragon devices.
My friend has Realme 5i and I asked him about cameras and he said "they're great". He has a good idea about cameras in this price as well, but I doubt selfie camera is good though. 8MP can't be good.
3. Scree Mirroring:
Redmi 9 allows you to mirror videos from phone to TV/other screens at 1080p resolution (Widevine L1) and it has IR Blaster, so you can use it as a remote for TV, AC & other stuff as well.
Realme 5i also lets you mirror videos, but at 720p resolution. Which isn't bad for watching videos on TV but still not as good. It doesn't have IR Blaster.
4. Gyro Sensor:
Realme 5i has real Gyro sensor, so you can use VR Apps/Games that are trending right now.
Redmi 9 has "Virtual Gyro", which doesn't let you use majority of VR apps.
If you live in Pakistan, I only recommend Redmi 9 if you're buying 3,32GB version for 21,000.
In 27-28,500, your best options are:
Realme 6i (Best performance, good cameras, only shortcoming is 720p screen mirroring & no 4K video recording).
Nokia 7 Plus (Best camera & display, has Gyro, maximum Gcam compatibility, 1080p mirroring, Aluminium body).
Or if you can increase your budget slightly (32k):
Realme 5 Pro (Incredible gaming performance, cameras & features including 1080p mirroring, 4K videos & so on).
Xiaomi Mi A3 (Very good cameras with 4K videos, Aluminum body. Shortcoming is display quality).
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2020Redmi 9. I haven't used both phones but I'll try to help. There are 6 things to con... moreThanks i really appreciate your help.you have shared tons of knowledge..once again thanks
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2020In Pakistan, Redmi 9 is the best smartphone even under 28k price segment... Every smartphone h... moreAs My Name States A lot I Haven"t Used Any Of The 2 Realme 5i And Redmi 9 But In Country 4/64 Is The Same Price Help Me Decide Mostly According To Watching Clear Videos And Camera Quality And Nt A Gamer
M.Waqas, 19 Aug 2020Can anyone tell how does this mobile consume storage itself if it is bases on Android 10 which... moreBecause MIUI is worse OS. It takes more storage, gives lowest performance & lowest battery timing than other phones with same specs.
Color OS & Realme OS take 6-8GB & don't have bloatwares. My 1 year old Realme 3 only loses 0-2% battery at night.
Yo, 21 Aug 2020Which phone has good displays?
Tecno camon 15 display or redmi 9.
Please answer if you hav... moreRedmi 9.
I haven't used both phones but I'll try to help. There are 6 things to consider:
Redmi 9 has FHD display, which is sharper & clearer.
Tecno Camon 15 has HD display, but HD displays aren't as bad as people say. You won't see "pixels or boxes" at normal hand distance.
2. Pixel Per Inch:
Redmi 9 has 395ppi, which makes it better capable of showing more details & quality.
Tecno Camon 15 has 266ppi, which is notably lower.
3. Display Size:
Redmi 9 display size is 5.43 inches.
Tecno Camon 15 display size is 5.54 inches.
720p display doesn't look "too much different" than 1080p display if the display size is 5.1 inches or less, unless you care a lot about displays.
In this case, as Tecno Camon 15 display is 5.54 inches, there will definitely be notable difference if you compare Redmi 9 & Tecno Camon 15 side by side.
4. Black & White levels:
Some displays don't show good enough details of black objects on the screen to see them clearly.
Unfortunately, there isn't enough information to compare this.
5. Nits or Brightness:
Redmi 9 has 330nits, which is quite low. It goes up to 420nits with ambient light, but that doesn't improve the visibility much. It goes as low as 1.4 nits, which is excellent for using in dark.
Tecno Camon 15 nits are unknown.
I've used a phone with 385nits & I never had trouble using that phone under the Sun. I could navigate, call, read & type messages without any trouble under sunlight.
My guess is that this phone will struggle a little with visibility under sunlight, but it'll depend on what you're trying to do.
If you're looking to do something demanding like playing PUBG under Sunlight, you'll definitely have to look for a deep shade or go inside. For this kind of use, you likely need 450nits brightness or higher.
6. Contrast Ratio:
Redmi 9 contrast ratio is 1500:1, which is among best you can find in this price.
Tecno Camon 15 contrast ratio is unknown.
Redmi 9 has 3 contrast settings as well, though the Standard Setting is recommended to cover up its "Blue tint" while maintaining colour accuracy.
There is some key missing information, but we can agree from the info available that Tecno Camon 15 display is at disadvantage.
Although, Redmi 9 display seems better than Tecno Camon 15, it's far from being the best or ideal display in this price - even when compared to some 720p display phones.
The battery and the helio G80 will allow users to have really long gaming sessions which is truly neat.
Which phone has good displays?
Tecno camon 15 display or redmi 9.
Please answer if you have used both phones and i know camon 15 is HD display and redmi 9 has FHD display.