Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

by February 1, 2019

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6South Korean tech giant Samsung failed to get a grip of the budget smartphone segment in 2018 but the company seems to have taken steps in the right direction in 2019. The company has launched a new Galaxy M series for the budget segment which includes Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. The Galaxy M10 is the lower variant of the two which is priced at Rs. 7,990. It comes with an Infinity V notched display and a dual camera at the back. Considering the specs and the pricing, the experts feel that Samsung seems to have been getting things right finally to capture the lost market share. Today, we’ll compare Galaxy M10 with Realme C1 and Xiaomi’s Redmi 6 to find out the truth.

Here are the parameters taken into consideration:

  • Display and Dimensions
  • Processor and Memory
  • OS
  • Battery
  • Camera Configuration
  • Price in India

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Display and Dimensions

The Galaxy M10 features 6.22-inch LCD Infinity-V display with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Realme C1 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1520 pixel screen resolution that delivers 360 nits of brightness and has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top for added protection against scratches. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is equipped with a smaller 5.45-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1440 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio resulting into an 80.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Galaxy M10 wins the battle here as it features the latest Infinity-V display which provides higher screen-to-body ratio as well as makes the phone look attractive as compared to the other two.

In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy M10 measures 155.7 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm and weighs 183 grams. The Realme C1 has dimensions of 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm and weight of 168 grams, while the Xioami Redmi 6 has dimensions of 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and it weighs in at 146 grams. So, the Redmi 6 is the slimmest as well as the lightest of the three devices.

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Processor and Memory

Samsung Galaxy M10 draws power from an Exynos 7870 SoC, paired with 2GB and 3GB RAM options. The internal storage options include 16GB and 32GB, both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).

The Realme C1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC along with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The inbuilt storage capacity of both the RAMs is 32GB that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC underneath to keep things ticking. There’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB inbuilt storage variants. The storage is expandable further with microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 gets a marginal upper hand in this department as the MediaTek Helio P22 performs better than the other chipsets.

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: OS

The Galaxy M10 runs Samsung’s own Experience UI 9.5 with Android Oreo 8.1 operating system out of the box. The Realme C1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS with ColorOS 5.1 skin on top and the Xiaomi Redmi 6 runs MIUI 9.6 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Battery

The Galaxy M10 packs a 3,400mAh battery while the Realme C1 packs an impressive 4,230mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is fueled by a comparatively smaller 3,000mAh battery. Needless to mention, the Realme C1 is a winner in this department.

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Camera Configuration

The Galaxy M10 is equipped with a dual camera set up on the back comprising of a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary ultra-wide sensor. There is a 5-megapixel sensor at the front for selfies and video calls.

The Realme has provides a dual rear camera setup in C1 which consists of a 13-megapixel primary sensor + a 2-megapixel secondary sensor along with an LED flash. For selfies and video calls, there’s a 5-megapixel sensor. The smartphone also comes preloaded with a portrait mode, PDAF, and an Intelligent AI Beauty feature.

The Redmi 6 has horizontally stacked dual camera set up on the back with a 12-megapixel primary sensor + a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels. The front hosts a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera also has certain AI backed features.

There is no clear winner here as all three phones seem to be at par at least on paper. The camera performance is more than just megapixels, so we’ll recommend reading actual user reviews before you take a final call.

Samsung Galaxy M10 vs Realme C1 (2019) vs Xiaomi Redmi 6: Price in India

The Galaxy M10 base variant is priced in India at Rs. 7,990 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage variant, while the top variant i.e. 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs. 8,990.

The Realme C1 (2019) base variant i.e. 2GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced in India at Rs. 7,499, whereas the 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage variant comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,499.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 has recently received a price cut in India and is now available in the country with a starting price of Rs. 7,999 (instead of Rs. 8,999) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant. While the 3GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs. 8,999 (instead of Rs. 10,499).

CompareRaja’s Verdict

Xiaomi is the market leader in budget smartphone segment and Redmi 6 justifies its leadership, thanks to its good performance. In addition, the company has also reduced the price of the device which makes a real good buy. The Realme C1 gets a better battery and also has a slight advantage in terms of pricing. Samsung’s Galaxy M10 has striking looks to its advantage but lags a bit behind in terms of performance. Having said so, we do agree that Samsung has taken steps in the right direction and it should gain back some market share if it continues to do.

Here’s a quick specs comparison between Samsung Galaxy M10, Realme C1 (2019) and Xiaomi Redmi 6 which will help you further in your decision making.

  Samsung Galaxy M10 Realme C1 (2019) Xiaomi Redmi 6
Display Size 6.22-inch 6.2-inch 5.45-inch
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels 720 x 1520 pixels 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density 270 ppi 271 ppi 295 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19:9 18:9 18:9
Screen-to-Body Ratio 82.47 per cent 80.85 per cent 72.68 per cent
Display Type TFT IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Protection NA Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass NA
Dimensions 155.7 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 183 grams 168 grams 146 grams
Processor Exynos 7870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 MediaTek Helio P22
Graphics Mali-T830 Adreno 506 PowerVR GE8320
RAM 2 GB or 3 GB 2 GB or 3 GB 3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB or 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB or 64 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP + 5 MP 13 MP + 2 MP 12 MP + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes, Screen Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash
OS Version Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI Experience UI 9.5 ColorOS 5.1 MIUI 9.6
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4230 mAh 3000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No No Yes, Rear mounted
Fast Charge Support No No No
Wireless Charging No No No
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No No
Dustproof Yes No No