Xiaomi Redmi 6, 6A get more expensive in India: Here are top alternatives
Xiaomi’s Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A phones have become more expensive in India. Here are top three alternatives to Xiaomi’s budget smartphones.
After Realme, Xiaomi has increased prices of its budget smartphones, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. Xiaomi Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain blamed the depreciating rupee valuation for the price hike.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2GB/16GB and 2GB/32GB variants have become expensive by ₹600 and ₹500 respectively and will be now available for ₹6,599 and ₹7,499, respectively. Price of Xiaomi Redmi 6 3GB/32GB has been increased by ₹500 and will be now available for ₹8,499. The new prices are effective from November 11.
With Xiaomi's budget phones getting slightly more expensive, you may consider these following phones which come with similar specifications.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Realme C1
Interestingly enough, Realme C1 has also become expensive by ₹1,000 in India. The smartphone is now available at ₹7,999 about ₹500 more expensive than the top-end model of Redmi 6A. Realme C1, however, comes with slightly better design and specifications. It has a larger 6.2-inch display with a notch. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 2GB of RAM.
Realme C1 has a dual-rear camera setup featuring 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. On the front it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone supports up to 256GB expandable storage via a microSD card. It is powered by a bigger 4,230mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 6: Lenovo K9
Priced at ₹8,999, Lenovo K9 has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Powered by a MediaTek MT6762 octa-core processor, Lenovo K9 runs on near-stock Android 8.1 Oreo. It has 3GB of RAM.
Lenovo K9 comes with a quad-camera setup with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual sensors. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. Other key features of the smartphone include USB Type-C support, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, 32GB built-in storage, and 3,000mAh battery. Lenovo K9 is also one of the few budget smartphones in India to come 2.5D glass on the back.
Xiaomi Redmi 6: Infinix Note 5
Priced at ₹9,999, Infinix Note 5 runs on Android One programme. This means the smartphone will be receiving the latest security and firmware updates from Google on priority. Also, it offers near-stock Android experience.
The smartphone comes with a 2.5D curved glass design with a large 5.99-inch full HD+ display. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 processor and 4,500mAh battery. Other important features of the phone include 12-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel selfie camera, and 128GB expandable storage support. There's also a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant which is priced at ₹11,999.