Review verdict on the Redmi 9T: The low-priced Xiaomi smartphone is the better Poco M3?!
On paper, the Redmi 9T offers a very similar overall package compared with its Poco M3 model sibling, but the Redmi phone has slightly better features. For example, the 9T model is equipped with an NFC chip for near-field communication and contactless payments, and an ultra wide-angle camera is also on board. As in other very inexpensive phones, the latter is more of a nice accessory, because the wide-angle camera lens is only suitable for the occasional snapshot in terms of quality.
In our detailed review, the low-priced member of the Redmi series performs at a very similar level as the Poco M3. However, this also means that some of the Poco phone's areas of improvement persist in the Redmi 9T. Users who have already had the pleasure of experiencing panels running at over 60 Hz will surely perceive the Xiaomi phone to be a bit less smooth. The aging Kryo 260 cores of the built-in Snapdragon 662 don't exactly turn the Redmi 9T into a performance monster below the 200-Euro (~$240) mark either - rather the opposite is true.
However, in our opinion, not much more can be expected from an entry-level smartphone at the current price of around 130 Euros (~$156). Therefore, the Redmi 9T is a recommendable purchase if the budget is the limiting factor when buying a phone. In particular, the Xiaomi smartphone's generous features with its stereo speakers and very long runtimes thanks to the 6,000 mAh battery make the affordable phone a strong overall concept.
Review of the Redmi 9T