A good chunk of an average person's day is spent with mobile devices as it is being used in just about every aspect of life. In fact, Filipinos are once again leading worldwide rankings on time spent on the internet and social media.
From recreation to work and studying, many have found that their gadgets play a bigger role in their lives now. That is why before buying a smartphone, you should first research well as it is an investment that you will use every day.
More than the looks or the flashy technology, buyers consider features like battery, storage, and display when making a decision. Price is also a big factor as people are usually working within a budget and want to get the most value for their money.
Multinational electronics company Xiaomi has launched plenty of entry-level phones over the years. Two of its bestselling models, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C, are now back in the market and made more affordable.
This move was made as Xiaomi continuously puts local communities at the heart of the businesses so they can upgrade their lives with latest technologies through features-packed smartphones at affordable prices.
Curious to see which entry-level smartphone will fit your lifestyle better? Check out these comparisons to help you decide.
5,000mAh battery supports all-day activities
As people spend increasing hours on their mobile devices, reliable and long battery life is a crucial feature when purchasing a smartphone.
Both Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C are fitted with a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging. 5,000mAh is approximately 34 days of standby-battery time which equates to about 168 hours of music, 38 hours of calls, 19 hours of videos, or 14 hours of gaming. The brand also promises 2.5 years' worth of usage without any notable degradation to the battery.
That is great news for users who will use this phone for online classes or Zoom meetings during the day and watching their favorite TV shows at night.
Immersive viewing experience with 6.53" Dot Drop Display
The long-lasting battery is paired with a massive 6.53'' Dot Drop display on both models and a TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification that makes it easier on the eyes even after long hours of use. The HD+ display will appeal to those who are looking for an immersive film-watching or gaming experience. It can also help employees read emails or documents better on the go.
The only difference between the two models is that Redmi 9C is slightly heavier at 196g versus 9A's 194g but both can fit into pockets comfortably.
In terms of the design, both feature a polished look and a textured back design that prevents fingerprint smudges. Redmi 9A is available in Granite Gray, Peacock Green, and Sky Blue colors while 9C has Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, and Twilight Blue.
Making prices possible for everyone
Knowing that this year remains to be a challenging time for Filipinos, Xiaomi drops the price on both models to make it more attainable to those who need it.
Redmi 9A 3GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at P4,490. For those who prefer the Redmi 9C, there are two variants; 2GB RAM + 32GB and 3GB RAM + 64GB at P4,990 and P5,690 respectively.
At these price points, both models offer great value and affordable function. They have a big display for a rich media experience and heavy phone users will enjoy the big battery that comes with it.
It is also worth mentioning that both have a 5MP selfie camera with the 9A having a 13MP AI rear camera and the 9C a 13MP AI triple camera with a macro lens, making the latter a better choice for those who like to take a lot of photos. Redmi 9C also comes with a fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock.
For those who like to play mobile games, Redmi 9C comes a little ahead of Redmi 9A's MediaTek Helio G25 as it is powered by MediaTek Helio G35. However, both processors can help its users multitask effectively as it has a fast CPU speed.
At the end of the day, it is still up to you to decide which entry-level phone you should consider. Battery, display, and price are all important things to take note of when making the final decision.
Choosing a smartphone that fits well into your lifestyle is a personal choice, so assess your needs and research well before adding to cart.
To know more about the Redmi 9A and 9C, visit Xiaomi Philippines' Facebook page. You can also purchase both phones online through Lazada.
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