Redmi 9i
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 13 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 6.53 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density) Display
  • MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm), Octa Core Processor
  • Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

Redmi 9i: Specs Score

  • 2.5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.5
Rated at 70%
  • Display: 3/5
    Low resolution screen
  • Camera : 2.5/5
    Single camera at the rear
  • Processor : 3.5/5
    Entry-level processor optimized for gaming
  • Battery : 4/5
    Capacious battery
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Sufficient RAM for daily use
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated microSD card
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Lacks 5G support


Redmi 9i: Price

Redmi 9i: Overview

  • Large 5,000 mAh battery
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Face Unlock support
  • Low screen resolution
  • Single rear camera

Redmi 9i Design

Xiaomi has often crowded the mid-range and the budget segment. The Redmi 9i is an example of a budget smartphone under Rs. 10K. The phone features a 6.53-inch Dot Drop LCD panel with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. There’s a tiny waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera, giving users plenty of screen real estate to explore. Like most devices in this segment, the Redmi 9i also packs a bulky chin at the bottom.

Redmi 9i Hardware Performance

Under the hood, the Redmi 9i packs the octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, MediaTek Helio G25 processor paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The phone ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB default memory capacity, with an option for further expansion up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The dual-SIM phone is capable of handling your routine smartphone tasks like social media, messaging, and so on. The efficient processor and the RAM capacity can also handle a couple of games, including battle royale ones like Free Fire.

Redmi 9i Camera Performance

For optics, the Redmi 9i packs a single 13MP camera at the rear and a 5MP selfie camera, housed in the waterdrop notch. The camera includes features like 1080p@30fps, HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera, Bokeh Mode, capable of clicking some good images, especially in daylight and good lighting. However, the camera setup on the Redmi 9i is a major let down. There are plenty of devices like the Realme C12 and the Samsung Galaxy M01 that feature triple- and dual-camera setup for a similar price tag.

Redmi 9i Important Features/Highlights

There are a few features on the Redmi 9i that are its selling points. The large 5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging support. Despite lacking fast charging technology and USB Type-C ports, the Redmi 9i can easily last a day on a single charge. The phone runs Android 10 OS with the MIUI custom skin on top, which could contain ads. Another important highlight here is that the Redmi 9i skips the fingerprint sensor and includes only the Face Unlock option. This could be an enhancement in security, but those looking for a fingerprint sensor won’t be too happy.

Redmi 9i Price-To-Specs Ratio

The Redmi 9i falls under the Rs. 10,000 category – retailing for Rs. 8,299 and is available on all major offline stores. For the asking price, the Redmi 9i is a bit of a disappointment, especially in the camera and the display categories. The Realme C12 and the Samsung Galaxy M01 are similarly priced and pack better cameras, and an even larger battery (as seen on the Realme C12).

Redmi 9i Verdict

Despite its shortcomings, the Redmi 9i has a few good factors to consider. If you’re looking for a budget smartphone under Rs. 10,000 – there are plenty of other options in the market offering more features. The Redmi 9i is specifically for Redmi fans looking for a budget phone. In that case, if buyers can extend their budget, Redmi Note 9 is a better option.

Redmi 9i: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 11, upgradable to MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2020
Indian Release Date 15 September, 2020
Dimensions 164.9 x 77.07 x 9 mm
Weight 194 g
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
CPU Octa core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
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 Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera, Bokeh Mode
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 5000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 31 hrs
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
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 Accelerometer, G-sensor, L-Sensor, P-Sensor, E-Compass
Other Features AI Face Unlock, Splash Resistance (P2i)

Redmi 9i: FaQs

What is the screen size of the Redmi 9i?

The smartphone has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

What colors are available for the Redmi 9i?

The phone is offered in three colors such as Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green.

What is the integrated processor in the Redmi 9i?

The smartphone is based on the MediaTek Helio G25 processor.

How good is the camera of the Redmi 9i?

The smartphone has a single 13MP camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The camera of the handset offers features like HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI Camera and more.

Key highlights of the Redmi 9i?

The Redmi 9i has P2i coating, 512GB expandable storage options and a 5,000 mAh battery.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Redmi 9i?

The advantage is the massive battery, expandable storage, while the disadvantage is single rear camera, does not support physical fingerprint sensor.

Is the Redmi 9i worth buying?

For an asking price of Rs. 8,299, the Redmi 9i offers decent features including huge 5,000 mAh battery, larger display. However, you can also get better options in this segment.

Does the Redmi 9i have second space option?

Yes, one can get second space option on the Redmi 9i.

Is the camera of the Redmi 9i support slow motion?

No, the camera of the Redmi 9i does not support slow motion.

Which phone is better, Redmi 9i or Realme Narzo 20A?

Both Redmi 9i and the Realme Narzo 20A are available at almost similar price tag. The Realme Narzo 20A offers a triple rear lens setup, while the Redmi 9i has a single rear camera and it does not feature any fingerprint sensor as well.

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.

Rate Redmi 9i
You will be notified when price is dropped
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
You have already selected 4 products
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more