Redmi 9 Prime
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm), Octa Core Processor
  • Non Removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery

Redmi 9 Prime: Specs Score

  • 3
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 4.3
    Value for Money
  • 3.1
Rated at 72.5%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    FHD+ IPS LCD screen with tempered glass protection
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic quad-camera setup
  • Processor : 3.1/5
    Mid-range gaming centric processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Above average battery with fast charging support
  • RAM : 3.3/5
    Can do basic multitasking
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support


Redmi 9 Prime: Price

Redmi 9 Prime: Review

  • FHD+ 1080p Display
  • 5,020 mAh Battery
  • Gaming Oriented Processor
  • Plastic Design
  • Ads In The UI

Redmi 9 Prime: Design

The Redmi 9 Prime is the latest smartphone from the Redmi 9 series of smartphones and this phone sits between the Redmi 8A and the Redmi Note 9. The smartphone has a plastic unibody design and comes in a couple of color options, offering more choice to the user. At the front, the Redmi 9 Prime has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with FHD+ resolution and the screen is protected by the 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device has a water-drop notch style screen and offers 60Hz of refresh rate with good viewing angles and color reproductions.

Redmi 9 Prime: Hardware Performance

The Redmi 9 Prime is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which is a gaming-centric processor that outperforms chipsets like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. The device offers 4GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The smartphone should be able to offer good day-to-day performance without any issue. And it should also be able to handle a bit of gaming, especially with titles like PUBG, albeit at lower or medium graphics settings.

Redmi 9 Prime: Camera Performance

The Redmi 9 Prime has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary camera sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The primary camera can record 1080p videos with up to 30fps and it does offer plenty of software-centric features and the phone is capable of capturing good photos in the day-light situation. Coming to the secondary camera, the Redmi 9 Prime has an 8MP selfie camera, again, capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps and it also offers features like face unlock and beauty mode as well. The overall camera performance of the Redmi 9 Prime should be very satisfactory when compared to the similarly priced smartphones.

Redmi 9 Prime: Price To Specs Ratio

The base variant of the Redmi 9 Prime retails for Rs. 9,999, making it one of the best smartphones available in the market, especially under Rs. 10,000. For the asking price, the Redmi 9 Prime offers a great set of hardware, capable of handling normal day-to-day tasks without any issue. The high-end model of the Redmi 9 Prime comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and it costs Rs. 11,999, making it Rs. 2,000 more expensive than the base model just for an additional 64GB of internal storage.

Redmi 9 Prime: Important Features/Highlights

The Redmi 9 Prime comes with a 5,020 mAh battery with a USB Type-C port that supports 18W fast charging and the device also has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with an Infrared sensor that makes this device a universal remote. As per the software, the device runs on Android 10 OS with custom MIUI 11 skin and is upgradable to MIUI 12. Most of the smartphones at this price range offer an HD+ resolution panel, whereas the Redmi 9 Prime comes with an FHD+ panel, making it a unique offering. Similarly, the smartphone also supports 4G LTE and VoLTE on both slots and both hotspot and WiFi can be used at the same time on the Redmi 9 Prime.

Redmi 9 Prime: Verdict

The Redmi 9 Prime is probably one of the best smartphones to consider for those, who are looking for a phone with a capable processor that can also offer up to 2 days of battery life on a single charge. Though it might not the most powerful smartphone for the asking price, it is a very balanced device and can easily handle normal day-to-day performance without any issue.

Redmi 9 Prime: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 11 upgradable to MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Space Blue, Min Green, Sunrise Flare, Matte Black
Status Available in India
Global Release Date June, 2020
Indian Release Date 04 August, 2020
Dimensions 163.30 x 77 x 9.1 mm
Weight 198 g
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm)
CPU Octa core (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 2GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs)
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (f/2.4, macro ) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera
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
Type Non Removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
Infrared Port Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
Sensors Fingerprint sensor (rear) , IR sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Splash resistant

Redmi 9 Prime: FaQs

What is the price of the Redmi 9 Prime?

The smartphone retails for Rs. 9,999 (4GB + 64GB).

Does the Redmi 9 Prime support 5G?

No, the smartphone does not support the 5G network.

What is the screen refresh rate of the Redmi 9 Prime?

The smartphone features 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with a 60Hz refresh rate.

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

The handset is available in four color variants namely Sunrise Flare, Matte Black, Mint Green, and Space Blue.

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

The Redmi 9 Prime is fuelled by a 5,020 mAh battery with support for 18W charging technology.

Does the Redmi 9 Prime have a notch display?

yes, the smartphone features a notch display.

Is the Redmi 9 Prime protected by corning gorilla glass?

yes, the smartphone is protected by the 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

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

yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card and the phone has a dedicated slot.

What is the Android version on the Redmi 9 Prime?

The smartphone runs on Android 10 along with MIUI 11 on top.

Is the Redmi 9 Prime good for gaming?

Yes, the smartphone is based on the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset which is optimized for gaming.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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