Moto G9 power vs Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 7i: Battle of the budget smartphones

Daksh Khorana | Published on 08 Dec 2020
Moto G9 power vs Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 7i: Battle of the budget smartphones
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Moto G9 power comes with a large 6,000mAh battery

  • The Redmi Note 9 has the fastest charging of the bunch.

  • All the phones come with Android 10 out of the box.

The Motorola Moto G9 power will go on sale on 15 December from 12 PM onwards. It is a budget segment device with a large 6000mAh battery and a  64MP sensor. There are other devices such as Redmi Note 9 and Realme 7i in the same price segment.

Here we compare the specifications of the three phones: Moto G9 Power, Redmi Note 9, Realme 7i and see what each manufacturer has to offer.

Moto G9 power vs Redmi Note 9 vs Realme 7i

Design:

The Moto G9 power comes with a hole punch design in the front and has buttons on either side of the device, the button on the left is dedicated for the Assistant, while the right side of the phone houses power and volume rocker buttons. The back of the phone has the signature Moto logo embedded with a fingerprint sensor and a triple camera setup on the corner.

The Redmi Note 9 has a similar front panel as the Moto G9 power and houses the selfie camera in the same spot. The phone has a curved back design and the back of the phone houses the quad-camera setup with the fingerprint sensor just below the camera module. The fingerprint and camera module is centrally located at the back of the phone.

The Realme 7i sports a flat-screen display and houses the selfie camera in the punch-hole display in the top left corner. The back of the phone is mirror finished and houses a centrally mounted fingerprint sensor and a quad-camera setup at the top corner of the phone.

The Moto G9 is available in two colours: Vivid Electric Violet and Sophisticated Metallic Sage.

The Redmi Note 9 is available in three colours: Arctic White, Aqua Green, Pebble Grey.

The Realme 7i has two options: Fusion Blue, Fusion Green.

Display:

The Moto G9 power has the largest display in the bunch, it comes with a 6.78-inch screen and 1600 x 720 HD+ resolution at 60Hz. Redmi Note 9 has a full HD+ dot display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 at a 60Hz refresh rate. The Realme 7i comes with an HD+ screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 but it has a higher refresh rate at 90Hz. All these devices have an LCD panel with Corning Glass Protection from accidental drops and minor scratches.

Moto G9 Power

Hardware:

Of the three devices, two phones have the same chipset namely the Moto G9 Power and Realme 7i while the Redmi Note 9 packs in MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The Moto G9 power and Realme 7i are powered by the Snapdragon 662 SoC. All the phones can handle light gaming and simple multitasking operations, as on paper both the CPUs have similar configurations and would not show any noticeable difference in day to day tasks.

Camera:

The Moto G9 Power has a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor and two 2MP sensors for macro and depth respectively. Redmi Note 9 has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a pair of 2MP sensors for depth and macro shots.

The Realme 7i also has a quad-camera setup with a 64MP AI camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP black and white lens, and a 2MP macro lens.

Battery and Charging:

The Moto G9 Power, as the name suggests has the largest battery of 6000mAh in the comparison. The Redmi Note 9 comes with a 5020mAH battery and the Realme 7i comes with a 5000mAh battery. Interestingly Redmi Note comes with the fastest charging adapter of the three phones with a 22.5W charger Coming second, the Moto G9 Power has a 20W adapter and the Realme 7i has an 18W charger in the box.

Conclusion:

In comparison, all the phones are similarly specced, with minor variations in layout. The deciding factor is going to be the battery and camera performance. On paper, it looks like the Moto G9 Power has the battery advantage, and in terms of optics, the battle lies between the  Realme 7i or Redmi Note 9. We will know for sure when we pit these devices head to head. 
 

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Daksh Khorana

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