Blog 46: November 20-2020 at 01:30 pm
How would it look like if a company wants to try to compete with Huawei?
In this article, I’ll compare the Realme 7 vs the Huawei Y9A, This practical comparison will show us things we haven’t noticed before!
Good morning guys, your cup coffee and welcome to this review before you buying one of this devices.☕👀
Each device is from a company that tries to compete with the other, In their latest event, Realme said that they can bypass Huawei and achieve better successes.
Anyway, let me start with the design:
The Realme 7 device comes with a matte plastic back with two color tones that adds a beautiful look along with the vertical rear cameras. This design doesn’t smudge with fingerprints.
The sides of the device are also matte, The front of the device is occupied by the screen with a punch hole to house the front facing camera.
The Y9A is made from plastic, but the back smudges with fingerprints, The sides are shiny and also smudge with fingerprints, The front is occupied by a full screen since the camera is hidden in the top frame.
Handling both devices is similar, But the Huawei device feels like it’ll slip from your hand compared to the Realme device since the back of the Huawei is a bit slippery.
You’ll see the results later, The Realme device isn’t balanced when placed on a table.
Ok, who wins the point?💥
The design is a personal preference. The Realme 7 with its dual color tone gives it a beautiful look. The Y9A’s front facing camera design is beautiful, but the body of the device is slippery and easily smudges.
A point goes to each device.
Let me now discuss the screens:
There’s a bit of differences here. The Realme’s screen is IPS LCD, 6.5 with 90Hz refresh rate, The screen resolution is 1080X2400 and it coms with 405ppi density.
The screen to body ratio is 83.4%, While the Y9A’s screen is IPS LCD, 6.6 with 1080×2400 resolution, It comes with slightly less density: 397ppi.
The screen to body ratio is 84.8%. And since my comparisons are based on numbers, I notice that the specs difference between them is minimal.
Both devices are similar when it comes the screen’s specs. One provides a full screen without a front facing camera notch or punch hole, and the other provides 90Hz screen’s refresh rate.
And by the way, the battery percentage on the Realme is covered by the front facing camera’s punch hole. Hopefully, this problem will be fixed with the next software update.
The Y9A’s screen is 0.1 bigger than the Realme 7’s screen size, And it also comes with a better screen to body ratio. (84.8% compared to 83.4%) But the Realme 7 device comes with better screen density and 90Hz refresh rate.
A point goes to each device.
The Realme 7 device comes with the MediaTek Helio G95 with 8 cores and 12nm architecture build. The GPU is the Mali-G76.
The Y9A comes with the MediaTek Helio G80 with 8 cores and 12nm architecture build. The GPU is the G52.
The Realme 7’s CPU scored 517 points for the single core and 1654 points for multicores. While it is strange that Huawei Y9A scored 331 points for the single core and 972 points for the multicore.
The Realme 7 deservedly wins the point. The Realme 7 runs Android 10 with Realme UI 1 on top of it. While the Y9A comes runs Android 10 with EMUO 10.1 Realme 7’s UI is closer to the Stock Android, which lots of users prefer.
The Realme UI supports Dark Mode, and the ability to switch between apps easily. Also, Realme 7 supports UI modification. Also, it supports Realme’s smart sidebar for frequently used apps, shortcuts and accessibility.
The Y9A’s UI is very good, but what’s more exciting is the EMUI 11. We’re not sure whether the Y9A will support this EMUI 11 or not.
Considering the numbers, the Realme 7 fully supports all Android services. We think this is a major point for users who require Google services, It is also very important technology-wise.
The Realme 7 wins the point since it fully supports Google services. With all appreciation to the Huawei’s own App Gallery store, where Huawei invests in enlarging it to give the Y9A a better experience.
Let me now discuss Secure Unlocking:
The Realme 7 comes with a physical fingerprint sensor mounted on the side of the device. It also supports passcode and face recognition (which I don’t advise since it uses a 2D photo instead of 3D sensors)
It also supports a dedicated File storage, and it unlocks by recognizing the location of the device, whether was it in your pocket or in your house, or connecting it to other devices, such as a smartwatch.
The Y9A supports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, passcode and pattern. It also unlocks using the smart band watch and comes with a dedicated files storage.
Both devices support the same safe unlock methods, hence a point goes to each one.
Let me now discuss the cameras: where it is a totally different experience, The Realme comes with 4 rear cameras:
The first one is the wide 48MP camera. The second is the Ultra Wide 8MP camera. The third is the 2MP Macro lens, and the fourth is the 2MP Depth sensor.
The front facing camera is 16MP. The Huawei Y9A comes with 4 rear cameras. The first one is the Wide 64MP camera. The second is the Ultra Wide 8 MP camera.
The third is the 2MP Macro camera, and the fourth is the 2MP Depth sensor. The front facing camera is also 16MP.
The Wide and Ultra cameras on the Realme 7 provide better details, balanced colors and HDR despite the smaller camera. What’s not great about the Huawei Y9A camera is that they take slightly contrasty photos.
The Huawei provides better low light photos, while the Realme provides better detailed photos. The portrait photos are way better on the Realme 7 when it comes to colors and degree of background isolation.
The Realme 7 takes better resolution and better steady videos than the Huawei device. The Huawei takes better detailed photos, but the Realme excels in colors, contrast and isolation.
Who wins the point?
The Realme 7 deservedly wins the point since it provides better camera performance and better colors. It is just sad that the Huawei devices comes with high specs but it doesn’t come with a better software in the camera app.
These camera hardware were supposed to provide exceptional experience to users.
Let me now discuss the battery:
The Realme comes with a 5000mAh battery that can be charged from 0% to 50% in 26 minutes. It also charges from 0% to 100% in 65 minuets.
It supports fast charging with 30w. While the Y9A comes with a 4200mAh battery that can be charged to 70% in 30 minutes. It also comes with a 40w charger in the box. Both of devices have great batteries even though the Realme is slightly better.
The Realme come with a bigger battery: 5000mAh (Which I think is more important), While the second comes with 4200mAh battery.
Let’s now discuss storage and connectivity:
The Realme 7 comes with 128GB of onboard storage and 8GB of RAM.
The Y9A comes with the same specs, Both come with a USB-C port. But the Realme comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Both devices support dual SIM cards. Both support an SD card. But with the Huawei, you’ll have to replace it with the SIM card, while the Realme 7, it has a dedicated slot.
The Realme 7 supports 2 SIM cards AND an SD card. While the Y9A supports either 2 SIM cards or a SIM card and an SD card.
The Y9A supports bluetooth 5.1, while the Realme 7 supports bluetooth 5.0, Both devices don’t support NFC. But having 2 SIM card and an SD card is very important for users in this price category.
That’s why the point goes to the Realme 7 device, With all appreciation to the bluetooth 5.1 on the Huawei Y9A.
Let me now discuss the additional features:
Both devices don’t officially support water and dust resistant. But Realme stated that the device withstands water sprays because if the silicon enclosure on the device.
It is best if you keep both devices away from water and dust, Especially the Huawei device since it has a movable front facing camera,
Who wins the point?
Usually, mid-range devices don’t support notable additional features, and this is the case with both of these devices.
Let me now discuss the price:
The current price of the Realme 7 device is deferente to The Huawei Y9A is more expensive.
Who wins the point?
Huawei devices are better supported in our market since they’ve been available here earlier.
But when it comes to the price, the point goes to the Realme 7 device.
Let me wrap up the article by saying that the Realme 7 has won this comparison. 💣💣💣😈
But there are two things that could’ve changed this comparison:
These two things are: better camera software and Google services support on the Huawei Y9A.
This is the end of this article, See you later in the next review.😈