Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Updated: 30th July 2021
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  • Display

    6.53 inches
  • Processor

    MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
  • Ram

    6 GB
  • Storage

    128 GB
  • Front Camera

    13 MP (f/2.3) Camera
  • Primary Camera

    48 MP (f/1.8, wide)+ 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non-removable Li-ion 5020 mAh battery

Expert Score

4.2
Superb screen quality, amazing sound and battery backup

Pros

  • Offers a long battery backup
  • Offers a crisp and vibrant screen quality
  • Has a good camera
  • The smartphone comes equipped with Android 10
  • Impressive camera set-up at the rear

Cons

  • Night mode could have been better
  • Bloated UI

Xiaomi is one of India’s largest selling brands, having almost all its mobile phones in an affordable range. All the smartphones this brand manufactures are technology-driven and offer people a high-end smart-device user experience. Redmi Note 9 is the successor of the Redmi Note 8, which is a popular device amongst budget-mobile users in India. Redmi Note 9 price in India is kept at a very reasonable tag when compared to what’s on offer. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 price in india starts from 11442. This Mobile is a decent phone with MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has a screen size of 6.53 inches and weights approximately 199 g . This mobiles runs on Android OS, 10 and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 runs on MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Processor and it has Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 48 MP (f/1.8, wide)+ 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 13 MP (f/2.3) Camera . Other camera features include HDR, Portrait, Panorama.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Face Unlock, 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 Note 9 are: Fingerprint Sensor, IR sensor. Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, gyro . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Face Unlock, Reverse charging, Splash resistant.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Detailed Review

Performance

When it comes to budget-friendly devices, people often assume that they would have to compromise on the performance front. But if you are planning to buy the Redmi Note 9, you need not bother. Xiaomi has never shied away from offering the best CPU, GPU and chipset in any of its mobiles, and they have kept this ideology intact in Note 9 as well. This smartphone works on the latest Android version 10, which equals MIUI 12. It also gets a high-performing chipset which is MediaTek Helio G85. 

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Making your smartphone user experience several folds better is the Octa-core processor, including 2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55. The GPU set-up in the device includes Mali-G52 MC2. This chipset is paired with 4GB RAM, making it smooth for the user to switch between applications. This means Redmi Note 9’s performance is never going to let the user wait. The Helio G85 packed with Mali-G52 MC2 makes every heavy task lighter and simpler for your phone to process.

Summary

Keeps all performancerelated issues at bay

Design

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 design is a bit different and eye-catching. It flaunts its 6.53-inches screen with an astonishingly done 83.5% screen-to-body ratio. This is probably one of the best in this segment. The smartphone comes with a bezel-less and an immersive screen to provide a fantastic smart device user experience. 

The device also boasts a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 ratio. Keeping this a user-friendly smartphone, the brand has also given it a 90Hz refresh rate that is amazing when compared to the price tag. Redmi Note 9 is also a friendly device for even rough users because it comes equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Xiaomi has made Redmi Note 9 an all-rounder by providing it something in every department. Be it the processor, storage, battery, security, screen or camera, Note 9 is a wonderful pick for the average smartphone user. 

Summary

Note 9 flaunts a sleek and strong design

Camera

The Redmi Note 9 camera has taken clues from its predecessor and brings the camera user experience to a whole new level. Note 9 gets a quad-rear camera set-up with 48MP being the primary camera, followed by an 8MP wide-angle, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro lens. The brand has adjusted the lenses in a camera cluster form towards the centre and has given the finger sensor below it. On the front side, the brand has given a punch hole 13MP shooter that outperforms a lot of smartphones in competition.

Note 9 also gets the auto flash, touch to focus, and digital zoom features. The entire camera chipset is equipped with a Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP module. The super-wide lens comes equipped with 5x optical zoom, HD slo-mo and a portrait mode. Daylight pictures captured with the rear camera are crisp and vibrant, but on the flip side, the device’s night camera takes a hit. The brand could have made it better, but keeping the price tag in mind, you can’t get everything. Redmi Note 9 reviews show that it is one of the best cameras offered by any brand in the lower-end of the mobiles.

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Summary

Brilliantly clustered and phenomenal clicks

Battery and Storage

Redmi Note 9 features are extensive, and its battery, connection features and storage are the highlights. The brand offers 64GB internal memory that can be expanded to 512GB using a microSD card. Powering this device is a 5020 mAh battery and the battery capacity optimisation technology that makes it even better. Redmi Note 9’s battery backup is reviewed as the best in the low-end mobiles. Note 9 also gets reverse charging technology 9W and an 18W fast-charging adapter.

Apart from the 64GB internal storage, the device also supports USB OTG. Also, the device supports 4G VoLTE, mobile hotspot, v5.0 Bluetooth calling, WiFi Direct, WiFi calling, USB Type-C Glonass with A-GPS.

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Summary

A superb smartphone with great battery backup

Superb screen quality, amazing sound and battery backup

  • A powerful battery

    One of the key highlights of the Xiaomi Note 9 is its battery backup. Powered by a huge 5020 mAh battery, it takes close to 2 hours to charge the mobile, but you get a day-long backup.

  • The rear camera

    Be it the rear camera set-up or the image quality and functions of the cluster set-up, there is no denying the fact that it gives complete user satisfaction.

  • High on performance

    Redmi is one of the best series of Xiaomi, and they know it. Giving an update to the Redmi Note 9, the brand has kept the user’s expectations in mind and has done justice to the smartphone.

  • Value for money

    It is difficult to select a mobile phone that’s value for money when you are searching in the budget-friendly segment. Redmi Note 9 is an exception and a value-for-money buy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Specifications

GENERAL

Colours Green, Grey, White
Custom UI MIUI 11
Device type Phablet
Operating System Android OS, 10
Sim Dual Sim (nano + nano)
Status Available in India

DESIGN

Height 162.3
Thickness8.95 mm
Weight 199 g
Width77.2

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezel Less DisplayYes, Punch-hole Display
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Form Factor Touch
Pixel Density395 ppi
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen

PERFORMANCE

Call Records Unlimited
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
External Storage Up to 512 GB
GPU ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Phonebook Unlimited
RAM 6 GB

STORAGE

Internal Storage128 GB

CAMERA

Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.3) Camera
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.8, wide)+ 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) 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

Type Non-removable Li-ion 5020 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Browser HTML5
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Speed HSPA, LTE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE

MORE FEATURES

Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint SensorYes
Other Features Face Unlock, Reverse charging, Splash resistant
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, IR sensor. Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, gyro

User Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

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Anant

Posted on : 10th July 2021

Decent

he phone is great and smooth. Gaming experience is good.decent processor with great daily life performance

JS

Jeetu Singh

Posted on : 10th June 2021

Display

Premium mobile phone with good battery backup, nice camera and overall value for money.

DJ

Dharam Jain

Posted on : 1st June 2021

Sound

Nice phone. can listen to music for long time without any noise . greatb sound system

DS

Dinesh Sangwan

Posted on : 21st April 2021

Features

So many features are there in this phone, you can buy it without second thoughts

S

Satyanand

Posted on : 13th May 2021

Heating Issue

Phone getting heats up when put on charging & take lot of time to charge

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 FAQs

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

Different variants available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 are 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM / 6GB RAM.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 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 Note 9?

This Phone equips with Non-removable Li-ion 5020 mAh battery.

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

Best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 are: TECNO POVA 2, Samsung Galaxy F22, Realme Narzo 30, OPPO A15s, POCO M3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power, Samsung Galaxy M12, Infinix Note 10, Vivo Y13.

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 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 Note 9 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Green, Grey, White.

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

Different Features available in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 are: Face Unlock, Reverse charging, Splash resistant.

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

Dimension of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is 162.3 X 77.2 X 8.95 mm.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 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 Note 9 has headphone jack.

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