Xiaomi Redmi 9

Updated: 28th June 2021
  • Display

    6.53 inches
  • Processor

    MediaTek Helio G35
  • Ram

    4 GB
  • Storage

    128 GB
  • Front Camera

    5 MP Camera
  • Primary Camera

    13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 2 MP (f/2.2, depth) Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

Expert Score

Pocket-friendly, simple, attractive design, and easy to use


  • A long-lasting battery of 5,000 mAh
  • Available at an affordable price with multiple features
  • Simple yet attractive look
  • Lightweight with a slim and sleek body


  • The camera quality is not up to the mark.
  • The battery is not removable.
  • Not so good for heavy games
  • It takes too long to get fully charged

In June 2020, with a starting price of Rs. 8,999, Redmi launched a smartphone, “Redmi 9”, which is well-equipped with the latest technologies, including 64GB storage, 5MP front camera, a 5000 mAh battery, and a 6.53” screen. It also features an on-the-go USB, Type C 1.0 reversible connector, Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared, A2DP, 2.0, Yes (region or market dependent), and more. The Redmi 9 ships with Android 10 operating system, which helps users operate the device smoothly and easily. 

Xiaomi Redmi 9 price in india starts from 9606. This Mobile is a decent phone with MediaTek Helio G35 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi 9 has a screen size of 6.53 inches and weighs approximately 196 g . This mobiles runs on Android OS, 10 and has decent resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.


Xiaomi Redmi 9 runs on MediaTek Helio G35 Processor and it has Octa core 2.3GHz CPU and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.


In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 2 MP (f/2.2, depth) Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 5 MP Camera . Other camera features include HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera, Bokeh Mode.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Fingerprint Sensor. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE .

Other Features

Sensors included in Xiaomi Redmi 9 are: Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Splash Resistance, AI Faceunlock.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Performance

Equipped with the latest MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, the Redmi 9 performs well. Redmi 9 has two variants with the same 4 GB RAM. The users can choose either of the variants with storage of 64 GB and 128 GB for Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. Redmi 9 is a smartphone that offers some useful features at a pocket-friendly price. It has Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi n, and FM radio.


redmi-9-PerformanceFM radio works with a headset, unlike Redmi 8, where FM radio does not require any headset. Based on Android 10, the Redmi 9 smartphone runs on MIUI 12 operating system, but it is a bit weaker for gamers who play heavy games. The users can play lighter games with ease. The apps work smoothly on this phone, but, at times, the apps get a little slower while loading. Videos look average on this phone’s display, and the bottom speakers get very loud while playing videos


It is not satisfactory to use for heavy games

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Battery Life

A well-performing in-built battery of 5,000 mAh that lasts for long (More than a day) with only a single charge up to 100% gives a satisfactory experience. As per the HD video loop survey, the battery of the Redmi 9 lasts for about 19 hours, which is a commendable performance. The low-resolution Redmi 9 screen and processor use a lesser battery.

However, charging up to 100 per cent takes a longer time, and it takes more than an hour to charge it up to half of the battery, which is a long time as nowadays, the users want a quick and fast charging facility.


Redmi 9 battery life is good and a fully charged phone can last for about 19 hours

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Camera

With 2 MP depth sensor lenses, a 13 MP primary rear, and a 5 MP selfie camera, Redmi 9 is the phone worth buying. It mainly features a special Pro shooting mode and the basic modes for clicking pictures that improve the picture quality. These different modes include Close-ups, HDR, Exposure, Landscape, Daylight, and many other attractive modes to make the picture-quality decent. Also, the portrait mode works great, but in dim light, the Redmi 9 camera has to struggle a bit. The camera is average for taking pictures in the daylight, but details are not captured well during a dim light. The phone lacks a night mode. And, the same happens with video quality.


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Only up to 1080p footage can be captured, with not-so-good focus hunting. The texture gets coarse while zooming in. However, the close-up pictures get better, but not so great. Auto-focus speed is average, and the portrait mode is decent. The selfies taken on this phone are good enough during the daylight, but it struggles a lot to provide a clear selfie during the dim light.


Camera is average however it has various useful modes that allow users to click pictures of fair quality

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Design

The Redmi 9 smartphone is a light-weight of 194g with 9mm thickness, making the phone light and slim. Redmi 9 Screen has a size of 6.53 inches and pixel resolutions of 720 x 1600. The colours and the angels given in this phone are impressive; however, the brightness could be a little higher. Thus, Redmi 9 design enables users to use the phone with a single hand. But it needs a bit of hand-shuffling to utilise the volume buttons as they are above the power button. The speakers, the micro USB port, and a headphone jack are present on the bottom. There is also a triple-slot SIM tray on the device. Made of top-quality plastic, Redmi 9 looks so sturdy.

Following the recent trends, the square-shaped back camera is there. The plastic-made body has a texture on the back, preventing fingerprints on the phone, and also makes the smartphone handy and grippy. A small circular indent is there for the fingerprint sensor, which adds extra security to the phone. The phone also consists of a face recognition sensor.


Redmi 9 is lightweight and easy to carry with a single hand The highquality plastic body makes it handgrippy

Pocket-friendly, simple, attractive design, and easy to use

  • Decent phone at pocket-friendly price

    Redmi 9 price starts from Rs. 8,999. The Redmi 9 features make it a perfect and pocket-friendly phone at this price range.

  • Decent battery life

    Redmi 9 battery life is quite impressive. You can use it the whole day with a single charging.

  • Simplicity in design

    Redmi 9 is a simple-looking yet attractive smartphone. Moreover, it is slim looking and light-weight.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specifications



    Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, Carbon Black

    Custom UI

    MIUI 12

    Device type


    Operating System

    Android OS, 10


    Dual Sim


    Available in India





    9.0 mm


    196 g




    Aspect Ratio


    Bezel Less Display

    Yes, Water Drop Notch

    Form Factor


    Screen resolution

    720 x 1600 pixels

    Screen size

    6.53 inches




    Capacitive Touchscreen


    Call Records


    Card Slot

    microSDXC (dedicated slot)


    MediaTek Helio G35


    Octa core 2.3GHz

    External Storage

    Up to 512 GB


    IMG PowerVR GE8320


    SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS




    4 GB


    Internal Storage

    128 GB


    Camera Features

    HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera, Bokeh Mode

    Front Camera

    5 MP Camera

    Primary camera

    13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 2 MP (f/2.2, depth) Camera with LED Flash

    Video Recording



    Audio Jack

    3.5mm Audio Jack

    Audio Player

    MP3, WAV, eAAC+

    FM Radio






    Video Player

    MP4, H.264, H.263


    Stand by

    2 days

    Talk time

    33 hrs


    Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery










    GPS Facility

    with A-GPS, GLONASS




    micro USB


    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot



    GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz


    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz


    Dual VoLTE


    Fingerprint Sensor


    Other Features

    Splash Resistance, AI Faceunlock


    Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

User Review of Xiaomi Redmi 9

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &6 Review

Amit Arora

Posted on : 7th June 2021


Nice decent phone in this price range but after 2-3 months battery life will go to 0 in few hrs and processor will also work slow



Posted on : 18th May 2021

Hanging problem

Hangs too much while laing heavy games, does not well support conference call, very dissatisfied.


Saurav Jain

Posted on : 6th July 2021

Budget Phone

At this price range, redmi offers alot for those who looking mid range phone with features


Tarun Garg

Posted on : 10th May 2021


Camera is not at all good, performance is fine but dont buy if you want a good camera


Kamlesh Mishra

Posted on : 3rd June 2021


nice phone in the price range with 13MP camera and 1-day battery bacup.



Posted on : 4th July 2021

Budget phone

Budget phone i must say. its good in this price.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Xiaomi Redmi 9?

Different variants available for Xiaomi Redmi 9 are 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM / 4GB RAM.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 9 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Xiaomi Redmi 9?

This Phone equips with Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi 9 in the market?

Best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi 9 are: POCO M3, Realme Narzo 20, POCO M2 Reloaded, Realme C25s, POCO M2, Micromax IN 1, Vivo Y12s, Realme C15, Realme Narzo 30A, Tecno Spark 7 Pro.

Q. What are all available bands for Xiaomi Redmi 9 ?

Xiaomi Redmi 9 comes up with 2g: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Xiaomi Redmi 9 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, Carbon Black.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Xiaomi Redmi 9?

Different Features available in Xiaomi Redmi 9 are: Splash Resistance, AI Faceunlock.

Q. What's the dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 9 ?

Dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 9 is 164.9 X 77.07 X 9.0 mm.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 9 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Xiaomi Redmi 9 has headphone jack.

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