Realme U1 is the latest budget offering from the new smartphone manufacturer which has witnessed immense success in India since launching the Realme 1, earlier this year. The launch of Realme U1 comes after the introduction of a powerful Realme 2 Pro and as for the Realme U1 itself, it takes on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 9N in India. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is also a newly launched device from the brand and it is also the first smartphone from Xiaomi to come with a quad camera setup.

On the other hand, the Honor 9N has picked up the pace in the Indian budget smartphone segment as it comes with highlighted features such as a premium reflective design at the rear panel, dual cameras, a promising selfie camera and more. With the introduction of Realme U1, the competition has now become even fierce since the smartphone has been claimed to be the best selfie camera handset in this price range.

The Realme U1 further comes with a Light Pillar Design featuring 13 layers of Laminated Technology which gives it an edge over the competition, as far as the design is concerned. On the other hand, to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro’s power-packed hardware, the Realme U1 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor backed by an AI engine and GPU acceleration.

Moreover, the Realme U1 is also the first smartphone in the country to feature the MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor while other features such as dewdrop display, AI-powered 25MP front camera and a lightweight design, makes is one of the most promising smartphones in the segment. But, the same goes for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 9N as well.

Also read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Why is it the best budget smartphone in India?

If you are confused between these three smartphones and are looking for the best option in the budget segment, here is a detailed comparison between the Realme U1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 9N. This guide will help you in choosing the best option according to your needs.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Specifications and features compared

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Display

Realme U1: 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS (2350 x 1080 pixels resolution) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 450 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: 6.26-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080 pixels resolution) display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Honor 9N: 5.84-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels resolution) display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Processor

Realme U1: 64-bit Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm SoC clocked at 2GHz and paired with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 509 GPU for graphics

Honor 9N: Huawei Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with Mali T830-MP2 GPU for graphics.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: RAM and storage

Realme U1: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD card

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of (eMMC 5.1) inbuilt storage and 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of (eMMC 5.1) inbuilt storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD card

Honor 9N: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage options, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Software

Realme U1: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top

Honor 9N: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Cameras

Realme U1: 13MP primary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 2MP secondary rear camera with a f/2.4 aperture for bokeh effects, portrait mode and more. At the front, there is a 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, AI-powered features, 4-in-1 pixels technology and a Sony IMX576 sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: 12MP primary rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, dual-tone LED Flash, Dual PD focus, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and a secondary 5MP camera with 1.12μm pixel size, 6 dynamic bokeh effects, f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 20MP camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology, f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 2MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size for bokeh effects, portrait mode and more.

Honor 9N: 13MP primary rear camera with Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, and a secondary 2MP camera for bokeh effects, portrait mode and more. At the front, there is a 16MP camera with fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Biometrics

Realme U1: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and AI Face Unlock

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Realme U1: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and AI Face Unlock

Honor 9N: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Battery

Realme U1: 3500mAh inbuilt battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: 4000mAh inbuilt battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

Honor 9N: 3000mAh inbuilt battery

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Other features

Realme U1: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), Light Pillar Design with 13 layers of Laminated Technology, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Honor 9N: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE, Partymode, Ride Mode, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Realme U1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 9N: Price in India

The Realme U1 has been made available in Brave Blue, Fiery Gold and Ambitious Black colour options. It is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage version while the 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage version is priced at Rs. 14,499.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has been made available in Black, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold colour options. It is priced at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage version while the 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage version is priced at Rs. 15,999.

Here is the comparison between Realme U1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 9N:

SpecificationsRealme U1Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 ProHonor 9N
Display6.3-inch (2350 x 1080 pixels)6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels)
5.84-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels)
Processor64-bit Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 636
Huawei Octa-Core Kirin 659
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Camera13 MP + 2 MP12 MP + 5 MP13 MP+ 2 MP
Front Camera25 MP20 MP + 2 MP16 MP
Sim SizeDual SIM (nano + nano)Dual SIM (nano + nano)
Dual SIM (nano + nano)
RAM4 GB4 GB4 GB
Storage64 GB64 GB64 GB
Expandable StorageUpto 256 GBNoUpto 256 GB
Battery3500 mAh4000 mAh3000 mAh
Quick ChargingYesYesYes
Sim Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTEDual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTEDual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
Fingerprint SensorYesYesYes

The Honor 9N has been made available in Lavender Purple, Sapphire Blue, Robin Egg Blue, and Midnight Black colour options. It is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the base 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage version, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage version is priced at Rs. 13,999. On the other hand, there is also a 128GB internal storage version which retails at Rs. 17,999.

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