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Xiaomi Redmi 9

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Redmi 9 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G80 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 19 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, e-compass, USB-C, IR blaster, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: B2/3/5/8, WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8, LTE-FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28, LTE-TDD Version 1: B38/40/41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 163.3 x 77 ( = 0.36 x 6.43 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5020 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2, 28mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 5 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 27 mm)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, protective case, 5-V, 2-A charger, USB Type-C cable, SIM card removal tool, warranty information, MiUI 11, 12 Months Warranty, SAR (head:0.78 W/kg. body: 1.07 W/kg), Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
149 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.6% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 63%, features: 48%, display: 77% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 9

77.8% Xiaomi Redmi 9 Smartphone Review- Upmarket package at a bargain price | Notebookcheck
The 130-Euro (~$154) Redmi 9 offers a quad-camera system, NFC module, 3.5-mm headphone jack, dual SIM functionality, fast-charging and a 5020-mAh battery. It is hard to believe that such a cheap device can offer such a complete package, but the Redmi 9 actually does. Read our review to learn whether the smartphone proves to be as impressive as its specifications sheet in day-to-day use.
80% Xiaomi Redmi 9 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
You also don't have to look to far to find considerably more value for money with just a small increase to your budget - you needn't even look outside Xiaomi's own product line. With notably better cameras, faster performance and higher storage options, Redmi 9 can't hold a candle to Redmi Note 9 or the Poco X3 NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Redmi 9 review: Xiaomi can make impressive budget phones too
Source: T3 English
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 can definitely hold its own against the best budget phones on the market at the moment, proving that Xiaomi isn't just about high-end flagships... just make sure you consider the various competitors at this price point before committing yourself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Redmi 9 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Redmi 9 competes with many budget phones at its starting price of Rs. 8,999, but it's a bit of a hard sell when you have phones such as the Realme Narzo 10A (Review) which offer better hardware for roughly the same amount of money. The 128GB storage version of the Redmi 9 is an even tougher sell at Rs. 9,999, since it will compete with the Redmi 9 Prime (Review) which offers vastly superior performance and specifications at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Redmi 9 review: Value for money or just cheap? (Update: UK sales open)
Source: Android Authority English
Of course, there are other budget-friendly phones out there, including the Moto G8 or Moto G8 Plus; something from Nokia such as the Nokia 4.2 or the Nokia 5.3; or even the Poco M2 Pro from Xiaomi itself. But if you are on a tight budget, the Redmi 9 is certainly worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Redmi 9 review: Value for money or just cheap?
Source: Android Authority English
I don’t want to sound repetitive, but everything about the Redmi 9 has to be tempered by its price point. Is the design next generation? No. Does it have a fast processor? No. Can you play Fortnite at its highest settings? No. Does it have the best camera optics on the market? No.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
50% Xiaomi Redmi 9 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Let’s make one thing clear immediately: the Xiaomi Redmi 9 is a phone with flaws, and it has a lot of them. On the other hand, it is one of the most affordable phones available anywhere right now, and it's hard to find a better phone at this price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 50%
Redmi 9 Review
Source: Gearbest English
Redmi 9 is an almost perfect budget smartphone that has received many useful features and functions. High resolution and brightness of the screen will allow you not to worry about your eyesight, but battery life will not be so high. The quality of the photos is good for its price. And the main advantage is the presence of an NFC module.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2020
68% Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Prime) review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Redmi 9 is a budget offer that none can quite match at this time. If your budget is around €120 you probably won't find a better phone. With a high-res screen, high-quality camera, and impressive battery life - the Redmi 9 exceeds the expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 68%
Redmi 9 Review: With Helio G80, Rear Quad Cameras, 2020 Budget Phone
Source: Igeekphone English
If you’re looking for a hundred-dollar boutique, the Redmi 9 without a price increase is a unique choice, 799 yuan has a resolution of 1080P, performance is enough for a war game and equipped with rear four-camera support infrared remote control of the large battery phone, it is the “bucket” in the hundred-dollar machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Redmi 9 is a great addition to Xiaomi’s lineup as it provides a fourth, honorary option to the Redmi Note 9 series. By providing users with all the basics they need for an essential but solid smartphone experience, it’s almost a no-brainer for Xiaomi fans looking to spend not more than PHP7,490. However, I think that’s exactly how much you should spend if you were getting a Redmi 9.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2020
Redmi 9 Gaming Review @ Max Graphic + 1080P Setup!
Source: Manila Shaker English
We tested the new budget phone from Xiaomi--The Redmi 9. Can it game in 1080p quality? Surprisingly for the starting price of P6,990, yes it can! Watch the video for the actual hands-on review. Games test includes NBA 2K20, Honkai Impact 3, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Call of Duty Mobile, and Asphalt 9. We also test the battery, charging, and fps counter.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Redmi 9 Unboxing, Quick Review: Best Affordable Phone Under Php 10K?
Source: Unbox English
The Helio G80 is capable of running many games at medium and high and has already proven itself in phones that we’ve reviewed previously that rocked the chip. Redmi is including a massive 5020mAh battery in the Redmi 9, though our previous experience with the G80 tells us that the bigger than average battery might be needed. All in all the Redmi 9 has a lot of great things going for it, especially at the price that Xiaomi is asking for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2020
Redmi 9 Unboxing and Hands-on
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2020

Foreign Reviews

70% Xiaomi Redmi 9 Wie viel Smartphone gibt es für 100 Euro?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Vierfach-Kamera für 150 Euro
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Das fast perfekte Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
82% Redmi 9
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi 9, unter 150€, dafür aber mit Quad Kamera?
Source: Techtest.org German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9 im Praxis-Test: Einfach, preiswert, okay
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Nice design; dual SIM; decent hardware. Negative: Poor display; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2020
78% Xiaomi Redmi 9, análisis: que el precio no te engañe respecto a este buen teléfono móvil
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 73% display: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 78%
80% Test du Xiaomi Redmi 9 : un très bon smartphone pour un tout petit prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
74% Обзор Xiaomi Redmi 9: бюджетник с NFC и Full HD+ дисплеем. Надо брать?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Обзор Xiaomi Redmi 9 3/32GB (NFC). Недорогой смартфон с 4 камерами
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life; NFC chip; headphone jack; infrared port; support both dual SIM and memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Redmi 9: новый "лучший бюджетник"?
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; large screen; nice display; long battery life; quick charging; NFC chip; headphone jack; microSD card slot; good price. Negative: The location of the fingerprint sensor; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2020
Обзор Redmi 9: почти идеальный бюджетный смартфон Xiaomi с удивительно хорошей камерой
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent cameras; great display; decent hardware; large battery capacity; USB-C; NFC module.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2020
4 lý do khiến Xiaomi Redmi 9 rất đáng mua trong phân khúc giá rẻ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; nice quad cameras; decent processor; high performance; large battery capacity; quick charging; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2020
Khui hộp Xiaomi Redmi 9 tại Việt Nam: Helio G80, bốn camera, pin trâu, giá hấp dẫn
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice quad cameras; high autonomy; attractive price.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Trên tay Xiaomi Redmi 9: Sở hữu cụm 4 camera, chip Helio G80, pin cực trâu, có sạc nhanh nhưng giá chỉ hơn 3 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice quad cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Redmi 9: Qua rồi cái thời camera điện thoại giá rẻ chụp hình chán ngắt!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; modern design; excellent display; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2020
Mở bán Xiaomi Redmi 9 - pin 5.020 mAh, 4 camera sau, giá 2,9 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; nice quad cameras; low price; big screen; decent processor; beautiful display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2020
Những tính năng hấp dẫn trên Xiaomi Redmi 9 ở tầm giá hơn 3 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2020
Trên tay Xiaomi Redmi 9: Sở hữu cụm 4 camera, chip Helio G80, pin cực trâu, có sạc nhanh nhưng giá chỉ hơn 3 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; decent processor; long battery life; quick charging; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2020
Redmi 9 ra mắt: Helio G80, 4 camera sau, pin 5020mAh, giá từ 3.3 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2020

Comment

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio G80: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.53":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.198 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


74.6%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06-29)