Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review Rundown

XiaomiPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Smartphone
Neoscore* 68%
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Not as good as the Redmi 8T


Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 runs Xiaomi's MIUI 11 operating system, which is based on Android 10, and is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It has some luxury features that you wouldn't expect from a budget smartphone, including a quadruple rear camera.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 49%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Xiaomi is the first manufacturer to use the new MediaTek Helio G85 in the Redmi Note 9. The 6.53-inch IPS LCD display offers a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels in the 19.5:9 format. Google's Android 10 version is preinstalled on the RedMi Note 9 and complemented by the new MiUI 12 user interface.
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  • Matte IPS panel
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Dual VoLTE and dual-VoLTE
  • Good WLAN performance
  • Only 12 LTE bands
  • Mediocre battery life


Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
The Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro come with quad-camera systems, almost bezel-less displays and access to Google apps and the Google Play Store. They even have 3.5mm headphone jacks. Overall, if you want a large, well-performing Android phone that doesn't cost a ton of cash, do check these out.
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  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Good camera performance for the price category
  • Camera performance could be better


Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
Redmi Note 9 is still glossy, just not aggressively so. Xiaomi has swapped out the 9S' glass rear and metal frame for a plastic body. The fingerprint sensor, not built into the side-mounted power button, instead appears just below the camera assembly on the rear. Each also has an IPS display, which are not as vibrant, punchy and rich in contrast.
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  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Good camera performance
  • Not as good as the 9S
  • Mediocre speakers


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 first hit shops on May 12, 2020. UK prices officially start from £179 for the 64GB model, moving up to £199 for the 128GB model. At the time of writing, Xiaomi was running a 10th anniversary sale whereby the top-spec model could be picked up for just £159, along with a free Redmi Power Bank.
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  • Great battery life
  • Decent camera performance
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is one of the brand's latest budget smartphones. The phone's design takes cues from Huawei's Mate 20-series, swapping out the premium trimmings for plastic. The primary camera packs a generous 48MP pixel count combined with an f/1.8, 26mm wide-angle lens. Meanwhile, the 13MP selfie camera does a perfectly decent job for the price.
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  • Great value
  • Long battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Middling camera performance
  • Middling app support


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5. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review. trustedreviews. 2020-06-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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