Xiaomi Redmi Note9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
The Redmi Note 9 is a budget-friendly mid-ranger with impressive features and quality. It comes with a fantastic battery, large screen, great quad-camera setup, and brilliant performance overall.
Design & Display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 comes with a curved back for a better grip and more comfort. The frame and back are made out of plastic accompanied by Gorilla glass5 front, which is splash-proof due to its Nano coating. The screen is a 6.53 inches DotDisplay IPS LCD with an FHD+ 2340x1080 resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which leads to 395 PPI pixel density.
It is noteworthy to say that the display has a blue Light Certification to ensure your eyes’ safety.
The colors offered for this model are Onyx Black, Midnight Grey, Forest Green and Polar White.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on this smartphone is MIUI 12 on Android 10, which is user-friendly and comes with a lot of features and supports App drawer, gesture navigation system and Widevine L1.
It also supports Dark Mode. In Dark Mode, all system colors turn to black; and most of the apps have alternative designs to suit the Mode.
It comes with dedicated features such as Gallery, Music, Video Player, and FM radio.
MIUI offers a Security app that scans your phone for malware, restricts your data usage, frees up your RAM, etc.
It also comes with a document viewing app that supports all popular formats to ease your experience.
As for Biometric Security, you can use the rear-mounted fingerprint reader, which is fast and reliable.
Internal design & Performance
The chipset used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is MTK Helio G85, which runs smooth, fast and lag-free. As for the memory, it comes with an impressive 3/4/6GB RAM; and the options for memory storage are 64GB or 128GB.
There is a Quad Camera setup at the back of the phone plus the front selfie camera. These powerful cameras allow you to capture stunning photos in any condition.
First off, there is the main 48MP ultra-high-resolution camera with extraordinary quality. Then there is the Ultra Wide Camera with an 8MP lens that offers a 118° field of view. Next, we have a 2MP Macro camera and finally a 2 MP Depth Sensor for better portrait shots.
Furthermore, the selfie camera has an impressive 13MP quality that delivers beautiful images. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9’s photos are beautiful, detailed and high-quality. As for recording videos, you can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps with high resolution and real-life depth.
The portrait Mode delivers eye-catching subject isolation with a wide dynamic range that is ‘’comparable to studio effects’’.
The night mode is a feature that allows you to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions. The images come out noise-free and detailed and with a decent dynamic range.
Pro mode is a great feature that allows you to toggle settings like ISO, white balance, focus and shutter speed. This feature helps you take great photos, even in poor lighting conditions.
The Document Mode is like a portable scanner allowing you to Scan documents and edit them in a blink of an eye.
The cameras also feature AI Beautify, edge distortion correction, Burst mode, Panorama mode, Leveling, Custom watermark, Palm shutter, AI silhouette detection, HDR, Cinematic portraits, Cinematic video, Kaleidoscope and Short video mode.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has an extra generous Li-Po 5020 mAh battery that supports 147 hours of Music Playback. It supports Fast Charging up to 18W and wired reverse charging up to 9W.
The Redmi Note 9 has a single ultra-linear Amplitude loudspeaker placed at the bottom, which produces loud and pressure-boosted sounds with great frequency response thanks to the Smart PA. It is noteworthy to mention that it supports a 3.5mm headphone jack input.
Some features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 are accelerometer, NFC, Ambient light sensor, compass, IR blaster, gyro, dual-SIM slot, FM Radio and proximity.
The affordable Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is a great choice with its upgrades and added features. The brilliant camera setup stands out alongside its extraordinary battery, superb speaker, and amazing performance.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Announced||2020, April 30|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, May 12|
|Dimensions||162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||199 g (7.02 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 11|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White|
|SAR||0.84 W/kg (head) 0.90 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.80 W/kg (head) 1.14 W/kg (body)|
|Performance||AnTuTu: 200414 (v8) GeekBench: 1292 (v5.1)|
|Display||Contrast ratio: 1242:1 (nominal)|