realme 9i vs OPPO A96 Specs Comparison

Today, we have the similarly configured realme 9i and OPPO A96 that features the SD680 and a 50MP main camera. Let's see who has better value.
realme 9i vs OPPO A96 Specs Comparison
realme 9i vs OPPO A96

realme 9i vs OPPO A96 Specs Comparison

Device realme 9i OPPO A96
Display 6.6-inch 2.5D curved LCD w/ 90Hz adaptive refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ 2412 x 1080 resolution at 400 ppi 6.59-inch 2.5D curved LCD (LTPS) screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2412 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU 2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 610
RAM 6GB LPDDR4X 8GB LPDDR4X
ROM 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot 256GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot up to 1TB
Back Camera 50MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 B&W + LED flash 50MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF  + 2MP f/2.4 + LED flash
Selfie Camera 16MP f/2.1 16MP f/2.0
Battery
5,000mAh w/ 33W Dart charging
5,000mAh w/ 33W SUPERVOOC
OS Android 11 w/ realme UI 2.0
Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11.1
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC), OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM
Sensors Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Prism Black, Prism  Blue
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, dual mic, Colors: Starry Black, Pearl Pink
Dimensions 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm
Weight
190 g
191 g
Price PHP 11,990
PHP 15,999


Battle of mid-range Snapdragon 680 smartphones: OPPO versus realme

realme 9i design
realme 9i design

Build/Design - The realme 9i features a shiny back with a rectangular camera island. It is made out of tough plastic for the back and frame. It also sports a glass-like front with a punch-hole cutout.
OPPO A96 design
OPPO A96 design

The OPPO A96 has a similar build. It has the signature OPPO Glow Design to provide a colorful and pretty sheen. It also has a rectangular camera island as well as a punch-hole cutout.

There is no mention of IP water and dust resistance or Gorilla Glass protection for both devices.
realme 9i screen
realme 9i screen

Display - The realme 9i features a 6.6-inch 2.5D curved LCD with a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and FHD+ 2412 x 1080 resolution at 400 ppi pixel density.
OPPO A96 screen
OPPO A96 screen

OPPO A96 has a 6.59-inch 2.5D curved LTPS with a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and FHD+ 2412 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi pixel density.

The two have very similar displays with little to no difference.

Specs - For performance, the realme 9i has the 2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor, Adreno 610, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh with 33W Dart charging.

OPPO A96 features the 2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor, Adreno 610, 8GB LPDDR4X + 5GB Virtual RAM, 256GB UFS 2.2 storage, and a 5,000mAh with 33W SuperVOOC charging.

It is a tie in terms of CPU, GPU, battery size, and charging technology. OPPO A96 does have more RAM with 5GB virtual RAM expansion and bigger storage.
realme 9i 50MP triple-camera setup
realme 9i 50MP triple-camera setup

Cameras - The realme 9i has a triple camera setup with a 50MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 B&W + LED flash. It also has a 16MP f/2.1 selfie camera.
OPPO A96 50MP dual-camera setup
OPPO A96 50MP dual-camera setup

The OPPO A96 has a dual-camera setup with 50MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 depth camera + LED flash. It also has a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

Due to having a triple-camera setup, the realme 9i takes a point here. But, it's only a small lead since both devices almost have the same setup. Both have the same selfie sensor size as well.

Other featuresrealme 9i has dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, GLONASS,  BeiDou, dual SIM, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and USB-C.

OPPO A96 has dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual mic, and USB-C.

realme 9i advantages - Triple camera setup, the more affordable price tag
OPPO A96 advantages - Bigger RAM and storage

Our thoughts

The realme 9i and OPPO A96 are almost identical on paper. It's just a matter of you valuing the bigger RAM and storage since the OPPO A96 is PHP 4,000 more expensive than the realme 9i.

The realme 9i has some features that do not appear on the OPPO A96 like the extra macro lens.

What do you guys think?
realme 9i vs OPPO A96 Specs Comparison realme 9i vs OPPO A96 Specs Comparison Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on May 13, 2022 Rating: 5

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