Xiaomi Redmi Note9s
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
The Redmi Note 9S is a budget-friendly impressive mid-ranger, which comes with a beautiful design and fantastic battery. It has a large screen, great quad-camera setup, powerful hardware, and brilliant performance overall.
Design & Display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S comes with an eye-catching symmetrical front and back design. It has a 3-D curved back for a better grip and more comfort. The frame is made out of plastic and is accompanied by Gorilla glass5 covered front and back, which is splash-proof due to its P2i Nano-coating technology.
The screen is a 6.67 inches DotDrop IPS LCD with an FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 20:9, 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 good news is that the display supports HDR10 to deliver a clear, punchy screen with great quality.
The colors offered for this model are Glacier White, Interstellar Grey and Aurora Blue.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on this smartphone is MIUI 11 on Android 10, which is upgradeable to higher versions.
As there is no App drawer, the apps sit on the screen and are easy to access. However, you can add them to folders if it is what you want.
On the home screen, you can find the weather widget, clock widget and google pane.
The Redmi Note 9S supports Dark Mode. In Dark Mode, all system colors turn to black; and most of the apps have alternative designs to suit the Mode.
MIUI 11 offers stress-free nature alarm and notifications that have different sounds depending on the time of the day.
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 both the Side-mounted fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock. The fingerprint sensor and the power button are combined into one ergonomic design. Therefore, you can unlock your phone the moment you touch it.
Internal design and Performance
The chipset used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G, which runs smooth and fast. It keeps cool during game playing and runs lag-free.
As for the memory, it comes with an impressive 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 119° field of view.
Next, we have the upgraded 5MP Macro camera and finally a 2 MP Depth Sensor for better portrait shots.
Furthermore, the selfie camera has an impressive 16MP quality that delivers beautiful images. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S’s photos are beautiful, detailed and high-quality.
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.
The portrait Mode delivers eye-catching subject isolation with a wide dynamic range that is ‘’comparable to studio effects’’.
Pro mode is a pleasing 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.
You can shoot 4k videos at 30fps or 1080p videos at 30/60/120fps with high resolution and real-life depth that allows you to record videos like a professional.
The cameras also feature AI Beautify, AI scene detection, edge distortion correction, Burst mode, Panorama mode, Leveling, Custom watermark, Palm shutter, AI silhouette detection, HDR, Cinematic portraits, Cinematic 4K video, Kaleidoscope and Steady handheld night photography.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has an extra generous Li-Po 5020 mAh battery that supports 147 hours of Music Playback and Fast Charging up to 18W.
The Redmi Note 9S has a single ultra linear speaker placed at the bottom, which produces loud and high-quality sounds with great frequency response.
Some features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S are accelerometer, In-screen Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Z-axis linear vibration motor, IR blaster, Distance sensor, gyro, FM Radio and proximity.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is definitely one of the best choices in the market with its upgrades and added features. The brilliant camera setup stands out alongside its extraordinary battery and amazing performance. All an all, Redmi Note 9S can definitely be considered one of the best mid-rangers out there in the digital world.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Announced||2020, March 23|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, April 30|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||209 g (7.37 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06" 1.0µm|
|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|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|SAR||0.96 W/kg (head) 0.40 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.72 W/kg (head) 0.98 W/kg (body)|
|Performance||AnTuTu: 254000 (v8) GeekBench: 1785 (v5.1) GFXBench: 26fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)|
|Display||Contrast ratio: 1389:1 (nominal)|