Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review

Can this be the newest reliable smartphone? To this point, the Xiaomi Redmi Note series has been one of the best-selling series considering the most reliable budget we look for. Even though it’s only been months since the launch. TheRedmi Note 8T which was an impressive one, they’ve launched their newest recently. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has been popular among many since launched in April 2020.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 box

With many budget phones hitting the stores. Let’s have a look at whether Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has what it takes. To be the newest to be a pro in the range of the best budget smartphones.


  • Weight: 198g
  • Dimensions: 162,3 х 77,2 х 8,9mm
  • Operating system: Android 10.0 (Q)
  • Display size: 6.53″
  • Resolution: 2340×1080
  • CPU: MediatekHelio G85
  • RAM: 4Gb
  • Storage (ROM): 64/128GB
  • Battery: 4920mAh
  • Cameras: 48Mp

Design and Display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Running smoothly on an Android 10.0 + MIUI 11 operating system. The Redmi Note 9 is available in a range of colors like Forest Green, Midnight Grey, and Polar White. Although the design isn’t much different from the other Redmi Notes. The 6.5-inch LCD display with a 395 PPI (pixels per inch), Gorilla glass front, rear plastic work, and water repellent coating. Makes it looks more modern and appealing.

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The camera sits in the upper-left corner of the screen instead of the centered punch hole. The single speaker on the bottom together with a 3.5mm headphone socket. Provides you an amazing audio experience and it also has a USB-C connector next to it.

There is a specialty of the rear side of the phone that is its cameras. Consisting of Four lenses centered and underneath it, which is the fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is a little weighty although it is comparatively thin as so explained, by the big battery inside it. The power key is placed at easy access to be extremely fast at unlocking the phone.

On the left is a combined slot for dual nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. And no, the phone isn’t waterproof but its P2i coating offers a degree of splash resistance. Fingerprints and smudges stick easily therefore, frequent wiping is required.


Composed of MediaTek Helio G85, 3/4 GB RAM and storage of 64/128 GB + microSD (up to 512GB). The performance, is naturally more powerful, apps are fast to open, and you can play all the latest games

Design and Display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

As Xiaomi has its promise for long-lasting battery life the battery of the Note 09. Itis a Li-Po 5020 mAh for more than 14 hours of browsing quite similar to the Redmi Note 9S. The big battery should last you a day with moderate to heavy usage, and certainly more if you’re a light smartphone user. The phone supports Fast charging 18W and Reverse charging 9W.

Camera in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Talking about its cameras. The Rear cameras, Main: 48-megapixel, f/1.79 aperture,  the Wide: 8MP, f/2.2, Depth 2MP, Macro: 2MPand the front-facing: 13MP, f/2.25.The Redmi Note 9’s key feature is its 48-megapixel sensor in the rear camera. The macro sensor makes the photos almost look like watercolors given their lack of detail. The depth sensor will allow a software-made natural background blur in bokeh mode. It seems to be effective with portraits delivering more realistic-looking colors.

Camera in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 - back cameras

A front camera with a resolution of 2340×1080. At it’s average best in good light and quickly loses color and sharpness as the light drops.  The Flash is an LED flash, HDR, panorama. Overall, the color temperature and white balance are spot-on. And deliver good photos with relatively accurate colors for this price range and the colors tend to be more on the warmer side.

Audio and Video

Audio and Video Quality is the most sought feature. And the Redmi Note 9 has been able to provide a decent audio quality from its speaker. Loud enough to watch YouTube videos or listen to music in a casual manner. The phone also delivers good call quality through the earpiece or the bottom speaker on the speakerphone. The front and rear cameras both shoot of video quality 1080p@30fps giving acceptable footage.


Xiaomi’s latest software the Android 10.0 + MIUI 11 makes the phone run smoothly. MIUI 11 features an interactive interface and the way the recent apps are organized in two columns is what we like. The device organizer is well-built, you can sort your apps into different categories, the search bar is at the bottom of the screen it can be white, black, and set transparency to custom.

Presence of dark mode dedicated reading and night mode to ease your reading experience even more. The fingerprint scanner on the phone’s rear is fast, accurate, and reliable although it’s a bit too high up the back and it’s hard to reach.

Other Specifications   
SIM      Dual Nano-SIM
Network Type4G
Wi-fidual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB2.0 and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A  

As for final thoughts, Remi Note 9 stands out for its quality of the design, the great battery life, and how much power you get. There is enough power for casual users, but we had expected also that huge-capacity 5.020mAh battery would provide improved efficiency.

A good Night mode and the macro camera has AF, 3.5mm audio jack, dedicated microSD card, and IR blaster and a mature and featured MIUI 11are some of its good features. Consists of a very quick face and fingerprint unlock although it falls behind in the competition of performance, screen brightness is a bit dim and the is no 4K recording.

This is a great phone on a budget, delivering a lot of performance for your money but if your budget is a little higher, we would like to recommend taking a look at the Redmi Note 9S due to its design and high performance.

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