I recently got a unit of the Realme 7 5G which is actually one of the most affordable 5G phones in the global market. I was impressed by its potentialities and I realized that most people do not even need a higher-end device to get a great user experience and 5G in the same phone. But there are also a lot of other affordable 5G phones in the global market. Among the most interesting ones in the actual market, we got the Redmi Note 9T 5G by Xiaomi and the Galaxy A32 5G by Samsung. We decided to publish this specs comparison because we wanted to help our readers to make the best choice while looking for an affordable 5G phone among the latest ones.
Realme 7 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
|Realme 7 5G||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G||Samsung Galaxy A32 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.2 x 75.1 x 9.1 mm, 195 grams||161.2 x 77.3 x 9.1 mm, 199 grams||164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm, 205 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 270 ppi, 20:9 ratio, TFT LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 800U, octa-core 2.4 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 800U, octa-core 2.4 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 720, octa-core 2 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, Realme UI||Android 10, MIUI||Android 11, One UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.1 front camera
| Triple 48 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.4 and f/2.4
13 MP f/2.3 front camera
|Quad 48 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4
13 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 30W|| 5000 mAh
Fast charging 18W
|5000 mAh, Fast charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
If we look at the rear sides of these phones, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G has the most interesting one, at least in my opinion. Its rear cameras are integrated on the back cover without an invasive square-shaped or rectangle-shaped camera module. On the other hand, if we look at the front panel, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is the most disappointing because of a lower screen-to-body ratio and the waterdrop notch. With the Realme 7 5G and the Redmi Note 9T 5G you get a higher screen-to-body ratio and a punch-hole design. In each case, you get a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is all but exciting. It is a below-average TFT LCD panel with a below-average HD+ resolution. You would expect such a display from an entry-level phone, but not a mid-ranger. The Redmi Note 9T 5G sits in the middle with its 6.53-inch IPS display boasting a Full HD+ resolution. The best one is definitely the Realme 7 5G with its Full HD+ display sporting a 120 Hz refresh rate. Besides its very high refresh rate, the Realme 7 5G also offers a higher brightness (the typical brightness is 480 nits, against 450 nits offered by Redmi Note 9T 5G).
Not only the best display: Realme 7 5G is even equipped with the best hardware setup. The phone packs the Dimensity 800U chipset by MediaTek, just the Redmi Note 9T 5G, but it ships with more RAM. You get either 6 or 8 GB, while Redmi Note 9T 5G only comes with 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 128 GB. The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G loses the comparison again with a Dimensity 720 SoC, but it has 8 GB of RAM, unlike the Redmi Note 9T 5G. Further, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G runs Android 11 out of the box (Realme 7 5G and Redmi Note 9T 5G are still based on Android 10) and it will likely get longer software support.
The most advanced rear cameras are on board of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: it packs a 48 MP main sensor and an 8 MP ultrawide sensor like the Realme 7 5G, but the macro camera has a higher 5 MP resolution (the Realme 7 5G has an inferior 2 MP macro camera). On the other hand, the Realme 7 5G is a better selfie phone with its 16 MP front snapper. Redmi Note 9T 5G is disappointing as it lacks an ultrawide sensor and it has an inferior selfie camera as well.
Redmi Note 9T 5G, Realme 7 5G, and Samsung Galaxy A32 5G have the same battery capacity: 5000 mAh. But the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G should have a longer battery life because its display has an inferior HD+ resolution. On the other hand, Realme 7 5G charges faster with its 30W fast charging technology.
Realme 7 5G is priced at €279/$339 in the global market, Redmi Note 9T 5G starts from €229/$278, and Samsung Galaxy A32 5G costs €299/$363. The Realme 7 5G wins the comparison due to its better hardware, display, and faster charging.
Realme 7 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: PRO and CONS
Realme 7 5G
- 120 Hz display
- 30W fast charging
- Great selfie camera
- Reverse charging
- Nothing particular
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G
- Stereo speakers
- Affordable price
- IR blaster
- No ultrawide sensor
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
- Longer software support
- Android 11 out of the box
- Better rear cameras
- Good rear design
- Inferior display
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