Redmi Note 9
11,425
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 13 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density) Display
  • MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm), Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-ion 5020 mAh battery

Redmi Note 9: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 4.3
    Value for Money
  • 3.3
    Performance
Rated at 70.75%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    IPS LCD screen with FHD+ Resolution
  • Camera : 3/5
    48MP quad-camera setup
  • Processor : 3.3/5
    Gaming Centric mid-range processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Good sized battery with fast charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Base variant offers just 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.2/5
    Minimum of 64GB storage offered
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Redmi Note 9: Price

Redmi Note 9: Review

Pros
  • Rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dedicated microSD Card Slot
  • Glass Back Panel
Cons
  • Ads In UI
  • 12nm Processor

Redmi Note 9: Design

The Redmi Note 9 is the latest affordable Redmi Note in the market that looks like the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with just a single change. Unlike the Pro variants, the Redmi Note 9 has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor along with a glass back panel. At the front, the Redmi Note 9 has a 6.53-inch display with FHD+ resolution with a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner of the display. The screen is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass, and the device does look like a premium smartphone, thanks to a higher screen-to-body ratio.

Redmi Note 9: Hardware Performance

The Redmi Note 9 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, which is an overclocked Helio G80 that powers the Redmi 9. This is a capable mid-range gaming processor with eight CPU cores, where two high-performance cores operating at 2.0GHz and six efficient cores with 1.8GHz clock speed.  The device has the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, capable of handling high-end battle royale games. Thanks to a minimum of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the Redmi Note 9 can also handle normal tasks with ease and the phone does features a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion.

Redmi Note 9: Camera Performance

Just like the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera can shoot native 1080p videos with up to 30fps and the 13MP selfie camera can also record 1080p videos as well. As per the real-life performance, the Redmi Note 9 Pro can take some great shots in normal lighting conditions using pixel binning technology. 48MP shots do offer a great amount of details when compared to other smartphones of this range and the ultra-wide angle lens can take wider photos, albeit, the photos taken on the 8MP ultra-wide angle lens are not that great.

Redmi Note 9: Price To Specs Ratio

The Redmi Note 9 costs Rs. 11,999 in India for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is a bit cheaper than the Redmi Note 9 Pro. For the asking price, the Redmi Note 9 does have a great set of specifications, including the capable processor, up to 128GB internal storage, and a display with a higher screen-to-body ratio. Around this pricing, the Redmi Note 9 is a good option and it has to compete against the Realme 6 with a higher refresh rate display and a more capable processor -- the Helio G90T. Do note that, the Realme 6 does cost a bit more than the Redmi Note 9.

Redmi Note 9: Important Features/Highlights

The Redmi Note 9 has a big 5,020 mAh battery like the other Redmi Note 9 series of smartphones and the device also supports fast charging via the USB Type-C port and the fast charger is included in the retail package. Besides, the side punch-hole display makes it look great even when compared to the Redmi Note 9 Pro or the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Though the device runs on Android 10 OS, the custom MIUI 11 skin on top is filled with bloatware and a lot of ads that might irk some users. There is also a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack that offers surprisingly good audio output.

Redmi Note 9: Verdict

The Redmi Note 9 is for those who might not need the fastest processor in the business and who are short on a couple of thousands and can't buy the Redmi Note 9 Pro or the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. If you have a few more thousand, then the Redmi Note 9 Pro is a great choice, otherwise, go with the Redmi Note 9.

Redmi Note 9: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 11
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim (nano + nano)
Colours Green, Grey, White
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date May, 2020
Indian Release Date 24 July, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 162.3 x 77.2 x 8.95 mm
Weight 199 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 5
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
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
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.3) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait, Panorama
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-ion 5020 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Port Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
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, IR sensor. Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, gyro
Other Features Face Unlock, Reverse charging, Splash resistant

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Redmi Note 9: FaQs

  • What is the screen size of the Redmi Note 9?

    The smartphone has a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

  • What is the Android version on the Redmi Note 9?

    It runs on Android 10 OS with custom MIUI 11 skin on top.

  • How many RAM variants are there in the Redmi Note 9?

    There are two RAM variants including 4GB and 6GB.

  • Does the Redmi Note 9 have a notch display?

    No, the phone does not feature a notch display, instead, the smartphone has a punch-hole display.

  • How is the rear camera of the Redmi Note 9?

    There is a quad camera module at the back side which includes a 48MP primary camera.

  • Is the Redmi Note 9 a good pick for playing games?

    No, the handset packs a mid-range processor. However, it can handle daily usage without any issue.

  • Is the Redmi Note 9 protected by corning gorilla glass?

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

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

    Yes, the smartphone does have a microSD card slot.

  • Is the Redmi Note 9 worth buying?

    The Redmi Note 9 will be good buy for people who are looking for great design, quad lens at an affordable price. It does not feature gaming-centric processor.

  • Where can I purchase the Redmi Note 9?

    You can purchase the smartphone from e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon. Besides, you can get it at leading offline stores 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.

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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