Redmi 9 Activ
8,499
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 13MP + 2MP Quad lens Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 6.53 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio G35 SOC, Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Redmi 9 Activ: Specs Score

  • 2.9
    Camera
  • 3.7
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 3.1
    Performance
Rated at 67.5%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Large 720p display
  • Camera : 2.9/5
    Basic dual camera setup
  • Processor : 3.1/5
    Based on Helio G35 SoC
  • Battery : 3.7/5
    Large 5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.2/5
    Base model offers 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.3/5
    offers 64GB storage with microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Does not support 4G network

Redmi 9 Activ: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    110490 (v8)
  • GeekBench
    152(Single Core) - 530(Multi Core) (v5)

Redmi 9 Activ: SAR VALUE - 1.6W/Kg (over 1 g)

  • Head
    0.51 W/kg
  • Body
    0.83 W/kg

Redmi 9 Activ: TOP COMPETITORS

Redmi 9 Activ: Price

Redmi 9 Activ: Review

Pros
  • Powerful processor
  • Affordable price tag
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • Gradient design
Cons
  • No fast charging support
  • Basic camera setup

Redmi 9 Activ Design

Among the recent launches from Xiaomi, we have the Redmi 9 Activ. The phone packs a unique build with a gradient rear panel. The phone flaunts a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch. The screen offers HD+ resolution and claims to highlight the color and details during video playback. The display on the Redmi 9 Activ seems pretty basic, but it makes up for it with a powerful processor. 

 

Redmi 9 Activ Hardware Performance

Under the hood, the Redmi 9 Activ draws power from the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset with a powerful AnTuTu score. The processor offers up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage, which makes it compatible with gaming titles. Plus, the chip includes HyperEngine Game Technology, making a seamless performance for gamers. 

 

Redmi 9 Activ Camera Performance

The camera department on the Redmi 9 Activ includes a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras are paired with a powerful LED flash that assists in photography. Additionally, there’s a 5MP AI camera for selfies and video calling, housed in the waterdrop notch. The cameras are housed in a square module at the rear, making it quite stylish at the rear panel. Overall, the cameras are quite basic but can do a better job than the Redmi 9i Sport. 

 

Redmi 9 Activ Price-To-Specs Ratio

The Redmi 9 Activ is available in two models of 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, priced at Rs. 9,499 and the high-end model of 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. Redmi is currently offering this price as part of the introductory sale. For the asking price, the Redmi 9 Activ is a pretty good purchase. The phone is up against other devices from Motorola, Samsung, Poco, and many other older Redmi models. 

 

Redmi 9 Activ Important Features/Highlights

The Redmi 9 Activ includes a 5,000 mAh battery that promises longer performance on a single charge. In fact, Redmi claims the Redmi 9 Activ can last up to 30 hours of video playback on a single charge. The phone also runs MIUI custom software, which might include bloatware. The phone is also splash-proof and packs a display that protects users’ eyes from prolonged exposure. 

 

Redmi 9 Activ Verdict

The Redmi 9 Activ is a good buy if you’re looking for a phone under Rs. 10,000. The Redmi 9i Sport comes as a close competitor, but the Redmi 9 Activ is a better purchase for the Helio G35 chipset. The phone is quite capable of handling your routine tasks without glitches and makes a good purchase for those looking for a phone under Rs. 10K.

Redmi 9 Activ: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Carbon Black, Coral Green, Metallic Purple
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2021
Indian Release Date 24 September, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0 mm
Weight 194 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35 SOC
CPU Octa core 2.3GHz
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB (eMMC 5.1) Storage
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM
External Storage Up to 512GB
Card Slot microSD Card (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth-sensor) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.2) Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera, Bokeh Mode
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
Infrared Port Yes
USB micro USB
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Splash Resistance
Videos

Redmi 9 Activ: FaQs

Redmi 9 Activ alternatives?

Infinix Hot 11, Nokia C20 Plus, Realme C3 and POCO M2 can be considered has Redmi 9 Activ alternatives.

Does the Redmi 9 Activ support Type-C port?

No, the smartphone supports micro USB port.

What is the Android version on the Redmi 9 Activ?

The smartphone runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 11.

How many RAM variants are there in the Redmi 9 Activ?

The smartphone comes with two RAM variants i.e 4/6GB RAM with 64/128GB internal storage.

How long does Redmi 9 Activ battery last?

The phone can last up to two days with moderate usage.

Is there a fingerprint reader on the Redmi 9 Activ?

Yes, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor along with face unlock.

Is Redmi 9 Activ good for gaming?

Yes, the smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor which is optimized for gaming.

Is there is a microSD card slot on the Redmi 9 Activ?

Yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card.

How is the camera of Redmi 9 Activ?

The device has a square camera module on the rear comes with AI dual camera set-up that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture along with a LED Flash. It sports a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an f/2.2 aperture.

Does the Redmi 9 Activ have a notch display?

Yes, the smartphone has a dew-drop notch display. It features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 20:9.

How many color variants are there for the Redmi 9 Activ?

The smartphone is available in three color variants namely Carbon Black, Coral Green and Metallic Purple.

What is the capacity of the battery on Redmi 9 Activ?

The Redmi 9 Activ is fuelled by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 10W charging.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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