Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Updated: 28th June 2021
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  • Display

    6.53 inches
  • Processor

    MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • Ram

    3 GB
  • Storage

    32 GB
  • Front Camera

    5 MP Camera
  • Primary Camera

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

    Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

Expert Score

4.3
The smartphone is a budget offering, combining premium features with low pricing

Pros

  • Large battery
  • 3.5mm headphone jack with FM radio
  • Latest MIUI 12 out of box

Cons

  • 2GB RAM
  • No Fingerprint Sensor
  • Average Cameras

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 9A to provide the users with an affordable and powerful smartphone under Rs.10,000. Redmi 9A price in India is Rs.6,999 for the base variant. The company made several compromises to hit this price point but still delivered an excellent day-to-day use phone. Despite the low price, this phone checks several boxes, including a big battery, a big screen, decent cameras, and a headphone jack.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A price in india starts from 7626. This Mobile is a decent phone with MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm) Processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi 9A has a screen size of 6.53 inches and weighs approximately 194 g . This mobiles runs on Android v10 and has decent resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi 9A runs on MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm) Processor and it has Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Camera

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

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Face Unlock. 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 9A are: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Faceunlock, Splash Resistance.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9A Design

The phone comes in three different colours - Blue, Black, and Green. We reviewed the Sky Blue variant, which looks the most appealing in the bunch. Xiaomi claims to put a P2i nano-coating that protects against spills and splashes, which comes as a bonus considering the price range.

Despite being a big phone with a 6.5” inch screen, the phone has a good weight distribution and feels light in hand. The phone has a textured back but still attracts fingerprints because of the plastic finish. The phone has a minimalist, clean look with a camera module and branding on the back. The ridged texture on the back provides a good grip for the phone and makes handling the big phone easier.

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The front screen holds a teardrop cutout for selfie cameras. The one thing that jumps out on the first look is its large bezels which is understandable considering the price point. The volume rockers and the power button are both present on the right-hand side but are inconvenient for single-hand usage. The company should have placed the button a little lower for the thumb to reach them easily.

The left side of the phone holds the SD card and Dual-Sim card tray. The 3.5mm headphone jack in Redmi 9A is placed on the top-left corner of the phone. The bottom edge has a speaker grille, a micro-USB charging port, and a microphone. Micro-USB ports are great for people still using old phones and haven’t upgraded to phones with Type-C ports.

Summary

Decent design 35mm audio jack and TypeC port supports larger currents between 3A to 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Display

The Redmi 9A display has a considerably large screen of 6.5 inches with HD+ 1600x720 pixels resolution and 269 pixels per inch density. Our initial testing did show poor colour accuracy and dim display. Even indoors, the phone failed to impress, but considering the price point, it did not come as a shock. Unfortunately, colour accuracy cannot be improved by tweaking the screen settings. You will not be able to view accurate colours on the screen even indoors, which might be a disheartening point for several users.

However, Xiaomi has always provided several software features in their phones. Even with a poor display, you get features such as reading and dark modes built in the phone’s UI. When you consider the price of the Redmi 9A, you expect the company to cut some corners.

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Summary

Average display good software features such as reading mode built into the UI of the phone

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Performance

Redmi 9A gives exactly what you would expect from a phone at this price. It runs on a MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core processor and has 2GB RAM with 32GB eMMC 5.1 expandable Storage. It is a TSMC 12nm FinFET Octa-core processor that can clock up to 2.0GHz. The performance is definitely a downgrade from its predecessor Redmi 8a which had a better processor, more RAM, and internal storage.

This phone is adequate for users looking to call, text, browse, watch YouTube, and other daily uses. There is a slight delay in opening apps and switching between them, probably due to the low RAM.

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You cannot play games such as Call of Duty on this phone as it will not support heavy graphics. Even if you chose to play lite versions of the games, the phone would heat up on low settings. The phone does come with a 3GB RAM variant that will provide you with better performance for a higher price. In the 3GB variant, you will be able to play lite versions of the game at the minimum graphics settings.

Another significant cut Xiaomi made on this phone was removing the fingerprint sensor. The face-unlock feature in the phone works by capturing your face through the front camera, which is considerably slow and inaccurate. Using a pattern or a Pin lock might be the best way to lock Redmi 9A.

Summary

Average processor which is not suitable for gaming though you can always upgrade to the 3GB RAM variant

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Battery

The one thing that Xiaomi did right with this phone was the battery. The company put in a massive battery of 5000 mAh, which will last an average user two days. In initial testing, the phone shows a screen on time of 7 to 8 hours. This screen on time equals a 2-day use for an average user. The phone even has an Ultra Power Saving mode that can stretch the battery even longer. However, this mode will restrict all background activities of your phone.

Also, the ideal discharge rate of the Redmi 9A battery is relatively low, and we only saw a drop of 2% overnight with the internet on. The only problem we encountered with the battery is that it takes a long time to charge. Because of the 10W charger in the box, the phone carries an average of three hours to charge from 0 to 100. Redmi 8A had an 18W charger that provided quick charging, but that option is not available for Redmi 9A.

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Summary

Massive battery with ultrapower saving mode to manage all your phone activities no fast charging

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Camera

The rear has a single 13 MP camera with an LED flash, and the front camera unit houses a 5MP camera. The rear camera does its work and clicks good-enough photos in the daylight. The sensor’s dynamic range is inefficient, and even the HDR mode takes time to process. The initial Redmi 9A camera test showed that pictures are average for the price point. The company also offers a portrait mode, although the edge-detection is significantly poor.

The selfie camera works well in daylight but fails miserably when clicking low-light photos. If you are looking for a phone under 10,000, this is the best you will get camera-wise. For a better camera performance, you might have to look a little above the budget.

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Summary

Decent camera for the price point equipped with 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera unit

The smartphone is a budget offering, combining premium features with low pricing

  • Great battery life

    The main selling point for Redmi 9A is its big battery that will last two days for an average user.

  • Big screen

    Redmi 9A has a large 6.5” screen that will provide you with a good viewing experience for videos.

  • Minimal design

    Redmi 9A has a clean and minimal design.

  • All the right ports

    A 3.5 mm audio jack coupled with a Type-C charging port makes the Redmi 9A a convenient buy for your old pair of wired earphones.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Specifications

  • GENERAL

    Colours

    Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green

    Custom UI

    MIUI 11, upgradable to MIUI 12

    Device type

    Phablet

    Operating System

    Android v10

    Sim

    Dual Sim

    Status

    Available in India

  • DESIGN

    Height

    164.9

    Thickness

    9 mm

    Weight

    194 g

    Width

    77.07

  • DISPLAY

    Aspect Ratio

    20:9

    Form Factor

    Touch

    Pixel Density

    269 ppi

    Screen resolution

    720 x 1600 pixels

    Screen size

    6.53 inches

    Technology

    IPS LCD

    Touchscreen

    Capacitive Touchscreen

  • PERFORMANCE

    Call Records

    Unlimited

    Card Slot

    microSD Card (dedicated slot)

    Chipset

    MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)

    CPU

    Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

    External Storage

    Up to 512 GB

    GPU

    IMG PowerVR GE8320

    Messaging

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

    Phonebook

    Unlimited

    RAM

    3 GB

  • STORAGE

    Internal Storage

    32 GB

  • CAMERA

    Camera Features

    Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera

    Front Camera

    5 MP Camera

    Primary camera

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

    Video Recording

    1080p@30fps

  • MULTIMEDIA

    Audio Jack

    3.5mm Audio Jack

    Audio Player

    MP3, WAV, eAAC+

    FM Radio

    Yes

    Games

    Yes

    Speakers

    Yes

    Video Player

    MP4, H.264, H.263

  • BATTERY

    Stand by

    2 days

    Talk time

    33 hrs

    Type

    Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

  • CONNECTIVITY

    Bluetooth

    v5.0

    Browser

    HTML5

    Edge

    Yes

    GPRS

    Yes

    GPS Facility

    with A-GPS, GLONASS

    Speed

    HSPA, LTE

    USB

    microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

    WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

  • NETWORK SUPPORT

    2G

    GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

    3G

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

    4G

    Dual VoLTE

  • MORE FEATURES

    Face Unlock

    Yes

    Other Features

    Faceunlock, Splash Resistance

    Sensors

    Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

User Review of Xiaomi Redmi 9A

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0 Ratings &5 Review
S

Sandeep

Posted on : 7th July 2021

disappointed

i bought this new phone to play pubg. but its processor cant handle it. just wasted my parent's money

KG

Kshitij Gulati

Posted on : 3rd July 2021

Light use

can use this phone only for light working purpose. cant handle heavy apps and loading.

PY

Preet Yadav

Posted on : 1st July 2021

Slow device

Good for older people as it is very slow, camera is average, good battery life.

A

Abhinav

Posted on : 28th June 2021

Average phone

camera is ok, performance is not good as it start lagging when used heavily

HD

Hardick Dhankar

Posted on : 13th July 2021

Good

Its is having really good camera, battery life is also good

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Xiaomi Redmi 9A FAQs

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

Different variants available for Xiaomi Redmi 9A are 2GB RAM / 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 9A comes with fingerprint sensor?

No, Xiaomi Redmi 9A doesn't have a fingerprint sensor.

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

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

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

Best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi 9A are: Realme C11 (2021), Xiaomi Redmi 8, Samsung Galaxy M02, Realme C11, Realme C21, Infinix Smart 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Motorola Moto E7 Power, Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

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

Xiaomi Redmi 9A 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 9A ?

This phones comes in following colors: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green.

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

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

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

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

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 9A has 3.5 mm jack?

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

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