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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Smartphone

MSRP 199 USDNEX score 65%

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Product Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is an affordable smartphone with rich features, including a 5000+mAh battery, four rear cameras, Gorilla Glass 5 display cover, and dual 4G standby, among others. It is part of Xiaomi's early-2020 Redmi lineup.
The quad-camera setup on the Redmi Note 9 includes an ultra-wide angle shooter, a macro camera, and a depth sensor on top of the 48MP main camera. The 13MP front-facing camera support high-quality selfies. Its new slow motion selfie mode captures slow-motion videos perfect for social media.
The large "DotDisplays" without the "notch" cover the entire front fascia of the devices. The Redmi Note 9 also comes with the TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification for long-lasting eye comfort, and splash-proof nano coating for accidental spills.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Not as good as the Redmi 8T

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good value for money
  • Decent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons
  • Poor low-light performance
  • Middling performance
  • Middling camera performance
  • No NFC
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone
Wireless Connectivity
NFC, IR, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0

Construction

Battery | Capacity
5020 mAh (typ)
Camera | Front
13MP, 1.12μm pixel size, 1/3.06" sensor size, f/2.25, 5P lens, 74°FOV
Camera | Rear | Depth
2MP, 1/5" sensor size, 1.7μm pixel size, 3P lens, f/2.4 FF
Camera | Rear | Macro
2MP, AF (2cm-10cm), 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture
Camera | Rear | Ultra-Wide
8MP, FOV 118°, f/2.2, 1/4" sensor size, 1.2μm pixel size, 5P lens
Camera | Rear | Wide
48MP, 1/2" sensor size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79, AF, 6P lens, FOV 79.4°
Colors
Polar White, Midnight Grey, Forest Green, Onyx Black
Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Dimensions

Size | Depth
8.9 mm
Size | Height
162.3 mm
Size | Width
77.2 mm
Weight
199 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
19.5:9
Brightness
450 nits
Contrast Ratio
1500:1
Display Diagonal
6.53 inch
Gamut
84% NTSC
Resolution
FHD+ 2340×1080

Function

Chipset
MediaTek Helio G85
Fast Charging
18W fast charge
GPS
GPS/ A-GPS / Galileo/ GLONASS / Beidou
Graphics
ARM G52 MC2
Operating System
MIUI 11
Processor
2x A75 2.0GHz, 6x A55 1.8GHz, Octa-core CPU
SIM
2x Nano 4G LTE

Performance

Memory | Capacity
3 - 4 GB
Storage
64 - 128 GB

Production

Debut
2020-03-12
Made In
China

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The MediaTek Helio G85 in the Redmi Note 9 is produced in the 12-nanometer FinFET process and has eight CPU cores in two clusters. In everyday operation, the new mid-range processor in combination with 3 GB of RAM ensure a decent system performance. But due to the eMMC storage, the load times of applications are long.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-contrast IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast SoC
  • Fast Wi-Fi
Cons
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • High price

techadvisor[2]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The Redmi Note 9 is a fantastic smartphone below £200. It ticks a great many boxes and, though it isn't flawless, you'll be hard-pushed to find better value. Though it's plastic it is well designed, and comes with a quad-lens camera that performed mostly well in tests. There's enough power for casual users, though we had hoped for better performance from the 5.020-capacity battery.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons
  • Poor low-light performance
  • Mediocre camera

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 isn't a particularly hot performer. You don't get the Snapdragon 665 CPU that key rivals such as the Moto G8 do. Instead, this phone is fitted out with the cheaper MediaTek Helio G85. MIUI 12 has sharpened up the spacing and shaping of its icons. However, it's still far from the best Android skin.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent battery life
  • Decent performance
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Middling camera performance
  • No NFC

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
Running with a MediaTek Helio G85, the Redmi Note 9 is anything but a powerhouse. In real-world use, however, the Note 9 delivers respectable performance given the price and additional specs on offer. Photos are quick to take and working across multiple apps was smooth most of the time. Xiaomi’s software is still a compromise on one too many levels.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons
  • Middling camera performance
  • Middling performance

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Smartphone Review - The better Redmi 9 with a 64-MP quad cam. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-9-Smartphone-Review-The-better-Redmi-9-with-a-64-MP-quad-cam.494412.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/xiaomi-redmi-note-9-3790569/. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/xiaomi-redmi-note-9-review. 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/xiaomi-redmi-note-9. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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