Redmi 9 Power
10,499
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB RAM
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad lens Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.53 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662, Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Redmi 9 Power: Specs Score

  • 3.7
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.7
    Display
  • 3.7
    Value for Money
  • 3.7
    Performance
Rated at 75.75%
  • Display: 3.7/5
    6.58-inch FHD+ LCD display
  • Camera : 3.7/5
    Quad rear cameras with macro and depth sensors
  • Processor : 3.7/5
    Fast processor for mid-range smartphones
  • Battery : 4/5
    Massive 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Limited 4GB RAM for multitasking
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Lacks 5G support.

Redmi 9 Power: TOP COMPETITORS

Redmi 9 Power: Price

Redmi 9 Power: Review

Pros
  • Massive 6,000 mAh battery with fast charging
  • High-resution FHD+ display
  • 48MP quad camera setup
Cons
  • Standard 60Hz refresh rate
  • Older Android 10 OS

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: Design

The Redmi 9 Power joins Xiaomi’s sub Rs. 15,000 segment of smartphones in the Indian market. The device has been launched with a textured rear surface. The back panel is slightly shimmering. But isn’t as glossy as other recent budget smartphones. The device comes with a smudge-proof rear surface. The vertical camera setup is placed on the top-left corner. Up front, the smartphone packs an IPS LCD display measuring 6.53-inches. It offers an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The panel has a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. There is a Widevine-L1 certification for high-resolution streaming online.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: Price To Specs Ratio

Xiaomi has kept the pricing of the Redmi 9 Power below Rs. 15,000 price mark in India. The base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option will cost you Rs. 10,999. On the other hand, the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 11,999. The unit comes in multiple color options including Electric Green, Blazing Blue, Mighty Black, and Fiery Red shades. The device has been priced fairly in the Indian market considering the mid-range hardware it offers At an asking price of Rs. 10,999, the device rivals up against some of the recent players like the Oppo A53, Realme Narzo 20, and the Samsung Galaxy M11.

Redmi 9 Power: Hardware Performance

Driving the Redmi 9 Power is the Snapdragon 662 processor. The octa-core Qualcomm processor gets accompanied by Adreno 610 GPU and 4GB RAM. The device has up to 128GB storage configuration which can be further expanded up to via microSD card. The smartphone has enough power to handle multitasking smoothly. The unit can also render high-end games with ease. The expandable storage support curbs the storage crunch issue.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: Camera Performance

The Redmi 9 Power has a good imaging setup overall. The unit features a 48MP primary sensor along with three other cameras. There is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The device can click some good set of images in broad daylight. It is well equipped for night imaging as well. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The setup is suitable for social media uploads.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: Important/ Highlight Features

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power’s biggest highlight is its massive 6,000 mAh battery. The majority of the brands have started incorporating this big setup on their budget and mid-range offerings. The device will boot on Android 10 OS out-of-the-box. The UI pre-installed would be MIUI 12.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power: Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is a good example of an affordable smartphone that packs a good set of internals. The brand has kept the rapport for its value for money budget smartphones with this latest offering. It is one of the best options in its segment.

Redmi 9 Power: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Mighty Black, Fiery Red, Electric Green, Blazing Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date December, 2020
Indian Release Date 17 December, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
Weight 198 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs)
GPU Adreno 610
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB 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 48 MP (f/1.79, rear) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.0) 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 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11a/ b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
Infrared Port Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
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 (Side-Mounted), IR sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Splash Resistance, Face unlock
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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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