Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is the only phone of the trio to pack a 48-megapixel camera, while the rivals employ a 64-megapixel main snapper.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31: Price in India, Specifications Compared

All three phones feature a quad rear camera setup

Highlights
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 Pro have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Realme 6 Pro is the only phone to feature a 90Hz display
  • Samsung Galaxy M31 packs the largest battery at 6,000mAh capacity

Xiaomi has again heated up India's budget smartphone segment with the launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Going by its asking price and internals, the Redmi Note 9 Pro goes up against the freshly-launched Realme 6 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy M31. All three phones feature a quad rear camera setup with a high-resolution main camera and large batteries. The Realme 6 Pro features a 90Hz display, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes equipped with the Snapdragon 720G SoC with NaVIC support. The Samsung Galaxy M31, on the other hand, tries to woo buyers with a huge 6,000mAh battery and a Super AMOLED display. Here's how the three phones compare:

Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 price in India

The Redmi Note 9 Pro carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant, while the phone's 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs. 15,999. It will be up for grabs in Interstellar Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Blue colour options.

 

Realme 6 Pro is priced in India starting at Rs. 16,999 for the base 6GB+64GB variant, while the 6GB+ 128GB configuration will set buyers back by Rs. 17,999. The phone's 8GB+128GB model is now available at Rs. 18,999. The new Realme phone comes in Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange colour options.

Coming to the Samsung Galaxy M31, it is currently available at Rs. 15,999 for its 64GB storage option, while its 128GB storage variant can be purchased for Rs. 16,999. Colour options that are on the table are Ocean Blue and Space Black.

Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 specifications

Xiaomi's dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 9 Pro runs Android 10 with the MIUI 11 custom skin on top. It offers a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) display with a centrally-positioned hole-punch, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and 450 nits brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage that can be further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB).

 

Talking about the Realme 6 Pro, it is also a dual-SIM (Nano) phone that runs the Realme UI skin based on Android 10. It packs a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) hole-punch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 480 nits of peak brightness, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Just like the Redmi Note 9 Pro, it also relies on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC ticking alongside up to 8GB and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

As for the Samsung Galaxy M31, it boots Android 10 with One UI 2.0 custom skin on top. It offers a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Infinity-U Super AMOLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop watch. Samsung has equipped the phone with the in-house Exynos 9611 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Users have the option to expand the storage by another 512GB via a microSD card.

Redmi Note 9 Pro's quad rear camera setup includes a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture and a 1/2.25 inch CMOS image sensor. It is assisted by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 119-degrees field of view, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro camera with 2cm focus range. A 16-megapixel front camera is there to handle selfie and video calls.

 

The Realme 6 Pro rises above its rivals, thanks to a 64-megapixel primary that employs the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor and has an f/1.8 aperture. It is accompanied by a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 20x hybrid zoom support, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper with a 119-degree field of view. The pill-shaped hole-punch houses a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with a 105-degree field of view.

The Galaxy M31 employs an in-house 64-megapixel primary camera with the ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor and an f/1.8 aperture. There is an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 123-degrees field of view, and a couple of 5-megapixel cameras for macro photography and depth sensing. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera sitting in a waterdrop notch.

Redmi Note 9 Pro comes equipped with a 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. As for the Realme 6 Pro, it comes with a 4,300mAh battery that supports the proprietary 30W VOOC Flash Charge technology. Samsung Galaxy M31 packs the biggest battery of the trio at 6,000mAh, and it can be topped up using the supplied 15W charger.


Is Realme 6 the Redmi Note 8 Pro killer India has been waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M31 comparison
  Redmi Note 9 Pro Realme 6 Pro Samsung Galaxy M31
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
BrandXiaomiRealmeSamsung
ModelRedmi Note 9 Pro6 ProGalaxy M31
Release date12th March 20205th March 202026th February 2020
Launched in IndiaYesYesYes
Dimensions (mm)165.70 x 76.60 x 8.80163.80 x 75.80 x 8.90159.20 x 75.10 x 8.90
Weight (g)209.00202.00191.00
Battery capacity (mAh)502043006000
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary-
ColoursInterstellar Black, Aurora Blue, Glacier WhiteLightning Blue, Lightning OrangeBlue, Black
Removable battery-NoNo
Wireless charging-NoNo
Body type--Plastic
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.676.606.40
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass-
Aspect ratio20:920:919.5:9
HARDWARE
Processor2.3GHz octa-coreocta-core2.3GHz octa-core (4x2.3GHz + 4x1.7GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 720GQualcomm Snapdragon 720GSamsung Exynos 9611
RAM4GB6GB6GB
Internal storage64GB64GB128GB
Expandable storageYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512256512
Dedicated microSD slotYesYesYes
CAMERA
Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 12-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocusYesYes
Front camera16-megapixel16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear flash-YesYes
Front flash-No-
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10Android 10
SkinMIUI 11Realme UIOne UI 2.0
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.10Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYesYesYes
Number of SIMs222
Wi-Fi DirectYes--
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYesYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYes-Yes
Fingerprint sensorYesYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
GyroscopeYesYesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent value for money
  • Powerful processor
  • Decent macro camera
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Disappointing low-light photo quality
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Confusing product stratification
Display 6.67-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5020mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Striking design
  • Decent selfie cameras
  • Good all-round performance
  • Solid battery life and quick charging
  • Bad
  • Preinstalled bloatware
  • Somewhat bulky
  • Cameras could do better in low light
Display 6.60-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Front Camera 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Crisp AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent performance
  • Good photo quality in daylight
  • Bad
  • Disappointing low-light camera performance
  • Spammy notifications
  • Poor video stabilisation
Display 6.40-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 9611
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 6000mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
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