Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review Rundown
Xiaomi | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
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.
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Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Redmi Note 9 is the smallest and cheapest of the three Redmi phones you can buy in the UK. It 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 a 6.53in display with a high contrast ratio of 1,132:1 and strong colour vibrancy that lends plenty of pop to on-screen images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 1. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 review: Another budget superstar from Xiaomi. Expertreviews. 04 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Smartphone Review - The better Redmi 9 with a 64-MP quad cam. Notebookcheck. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro review. Phonearena. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review. Techadvisor. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 review. Techradar. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 6. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review. Trustedreviews. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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