Coming in at a starting price of Rs 6,999 Redmi 9 This is what we are going to test today and we can see that the new smartphone will come at this price Realm C12 And Narjo 20A How different it is from the phone and whether it can stand in front of competitors or not.
Redmi 9: Design
The Redmi 9 is quite long and wide, which we felt while trying to use it with one hand. Thanks, it doesn’t look too thick or heavy though its length is 9mm and weight is 194 grams. The power button is easy to reach, but since they are above the power button, the arm needs to be adjusted slightly to reach the volume button. Surprisingly, Xiaomi has given it a micro-USB port, the previous model had a USB Type-C port.
The plastic used in it is of good quality and makes the phone feel very strong. The Redmi 9 has a square shaped camera module on the back that most brands have been using for some time. There is a notification cut for the fingerprint sensor which is a bit smaller than normal but it worked well in our use. There is also Face Unlock, which was not very fast.
The Redmi 9 has a 6.53-inch IPS HD + display with 720×1600-pixel resolution. The angles and colors are very good to see, of course better than the Realmy C12 and C15. The brightness was also enough, though it could be a bit more. Being a budget phone there is no high refresh rate but it would not be right to complain about it. A waterdrop groove is found at the top and a fairly dense bezel around.
The box contains a Redmi 9, 10 watt charger, data cable, SIM tray eject pin and user guide. You will not receive any suit or cover.
Redmi 9: Performance
The Redmi 9 runs on the MediaTek Helio G35 processor and uses the same chipset Realmy C12 and C15. There are two variants of the Redmi 9, both with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. You can choose the 64GB and 128GB storage options, priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The type of flash storage used here is EMMC 5.1. The phone has Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth 5 and FM radio. You need to install earphones for the radio, but this was not the case with the Redmi 8.
Considering the budget nature of this phone, the performance is decent. The Redmi 9 runs on MIUI 12, which is based on Android 10. There was some noticeable lag in the animation and sometimes there was a slight delay in opening the application or system menu. It has the same chipset and RAM as the Realm C15.
The gaming performance was somewhat weak. Games like the Grand Mountain went well, but heavy games like the Asphalt 9 didn’t get a smooth framerate. The videos look great on the phone’s display and the speaker at the bottom was quite loud.
MIUI12’s stock applications fill the notification panel with full ads and unsolicited warnings. Many applications come pre-installed, but thanks to them most can be uninstalled.
Redmi 9: Battery life
In our experience Redmi 9 has given a satisfactory battery backup. We easily get a day and a half of use. The phone has a 5000mAh battery. In our HD video loop test, the Redmi 9 lasted 18 hours 44 minutes, which is a very good time. However, this large battery takes a little time to charge. Even after an hour with the supplied 10W charger, the Redmi 9 battery has only reached 40 percent. This phone does not support fast charging, which is a bit disappointing.
Redmi 9: Camera
The Redmi 9 has a fairly minor setup. You’ll find a 2-megapixel depth sensor with a 5-megapixel selfie camera and a 13-megapixel primary rear camera. The camera app provides basic shooting mode and there is also a pro mode.
The quality of the photograph is quite average when shooting in daylight. The HDR handles the details well when you zoom in, but the landscape shots give fake details. The close-up was a bit better, but the exposure could have been better. The speed of the autofocus was good, but not too rough. Portrait mode has worked quite well even for objects.
Redmi 9 really fights in low light. It took some time to lock the focus on close-up issues. The detail was weak during the night shooting. The camera increases AI exposure, but there is no dedicated night mode for use.
Redmi can take selfies on social media during 9 days but fights for better results in low light.
Video quality was also average during the daytime shooting. You can capture at 1080p, but durability is useless. The camera repeatedly asked for focus while shooting video and as expected, the quality is very poor in low light.
Redmi 9 The smartphone competes with many budget phones with a starting price of Rs 8,999, but when you have it Realme Narjo 10A Like the phone, it is also a bit weaker because Narzo provides better hardware than almost the same amount of money. The 128GB storage version of the Redmi 9 is priced at Rs 9,999 and that’s it Redmi 9 Prime Also competes, which gives significantly better performance and specification at the same price.
We don’t think Redmi 9 has any special features that can set it apart from other smartphones at this price point. It may be a good option at a low price, but with the price of smartphones rising in the industry recently, we think you can go with other options of the same price on Redmi or Realm.