Xiaomi has finally launched its much-awaited Redmi 7 handset in India alongside the selfie-centric Redmi Y3. Before today, there was no official word about the launch of the Redmi 7 from Xiaomi. Instead, only some leaks and speculations had surfaced online, so today’s launch comes as a surprise. The Redmi 7 was already launched in China first so we already knew the specifications of the smartphone. The difference was in the RAM/storage variants that were launched in India, and of course, we did not know about the pricing. Besides this, the colour names of the Indian variants of the Redmi 7 are different despite the fact that the colours are the same as their Chinese counterparts.
On the other hand, we have the Realme C2 which has already been announced but will go on sale in the Indian market sometime later. We are comparing the Redmi 7 with the Realme C2 as both of them hold similar specifications and features. Read on to know which among the two is the handset for you:
Redmi 7: 6.26-inch HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Realme C2: 6.1-inch HD+ waterdrop notched display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
Redmi 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor
Realme C2: MediaTek Helio P22 Processor
Redmi 7: Dual rear cameras with 12MP + 2MP sensors
Realme C2: 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup
Redmi 7: 8MP selfie camera
Realme C2: 5MP selfie camera
RAM and storage
Redmi 7: 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage
Realme C2: 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage
Support for microSD card
Redmi 7: Yes, up to 512GB
Realme C2: Yes, up to 256GB
Redmi 7: 4,000mAh battery
Realme C2: 4,000mAh battery
Redmi 7: Android 9 Pie skinned with MIUI 10
Realme C2: Android 9 Pie skinned with ColorOS 6.0
Redmi 7: Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant and Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage
Realme C2: Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant and Rs 7,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant
We see that the Realme C2 offers similar performance as the Redmi 7 with the main differences being the front camera, the CPU and the price. The starting price of the Realme C2 is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Redmi 7 and Rs 1,000 cheaper than the 3GB RAM variant. And keeping the CPU aside, the Realme C2 beats the Redmi 7 in most aspects. But if you want the Snapdragon CPU and are not afraid to spend Rs 2,000 more then you can go for the Redmi 7 smartphone.
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