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Xiaomi Redmi 9A Smartphone Review: 99 Euro smartphone with long battery life and real dual SIM

The low-budget smartphone? There is almost nothing more affordable than a Redmi 9A when purchasing a smartphone. The Xiaomi smartphone with MiUI 12 is already available for significantly less than 100 Euros (~$118). Find out in our review of the Redmi smartphone whether the low price also requires too many compromises.
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Xiaomi Redmi 9A smartphone

The Redmi 9A is a very affordable smartphone for real bargain hunters. However, in order to keep the price below 100 Euros (~$118), Xiaomi has cut some corners. Instead of the triple camera, as in the 9C sibling model, buyers will now only get a single camera, and you also have to make do without an NFC chip. 

In addition, Xiaomi uses a fairly weak MediaTek processor, the new Helio G25, and only 2 GB of working memory. While customers in China have the choice between various models of up to 6 GB of RAM, users in this country (Germany) have to manage with the low amount of working memory. 

On the other hand, the battery offers ample capacity at 5000 mAh. In combination with the 6.53-inch IPS display, which only offers a 720p resolution, a long battery life should be possible. 

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Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Redmi 9 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G25 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, capacitive touchscreen , IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD card, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, micro USB, OTG, Miracast, FM radio
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), 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 B38/40/41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 164.9 x 77 ( = 0.35 x 6.49 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (HDR)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, case, usb cable, charger, MiUI 12, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L3, fanless
Weight
194 g ( = 6.84 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
76 %
11/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
194 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.53"1600x720
78 %
09/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
198 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080
75 %
10/2020
Nokia 2.4
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
195 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76 %
09/2020
LG K51S
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.55"1600x720
78 %
06/2020
realme 6i
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
199 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76 %
08/2020
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2
192 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case - Xiaomi smartphone with a display notch

The Redmi 9A is available in the colors Sunset Purple and Carbon Grey.
The Redmi 9A is available in the colors Sunset Purple and Carbon Grey.

The case of the Redmi 9A is mostly made from plastic. Still, our impression of the quality is absolutely satisfactory for this price range, even if you can minimally press in the back. The plastic surface offers a slight structure, which has a higher-quality feel than high-gloss visuals. The stability is also satisfactory, and we are unable to produce any creaking noises in our attempts of warping the case.

Despite the water drop notch, the bezels around the IPS panel are not particularly small, but they are still within acceptable limits for a low budget smartphone. Due to the fat chin at the bottom, the display-to-surface ratio is only about 81%.

The plastic keys for volume and power on the right side of the case also convinced us during the test. The pressure points are well defined and the keys sit tightly in their frames.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
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Size Comparison

165.9 mm / 6.53 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs163.3 mm / 6.43 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs

Equipment - Redmi 9A with a 3.5 mm audio port

The internal eMMC storage offers a capacity of 32 GB, with 23 GB of that still available to the user in the state of delivery. However, using an inserted microSDXC card, various file types (photos, music, etc.) can automatically be moved to the external storage.

The additional equipment of the Redmi 9A includes an FM radio and a 3.5-mm audio port. You can also connect peripheral devices such as USB sticks via OTG adapter to the Micro-USB port that supports the 2.0 standard. However, the wireless transfer of display contents to external monitors via Miracast did not work in our test. 

Bottom of the case (speaker, microUSB, microphone)
Bottom of the case (speaker, microUSB, microphone)
Right side (card slot)
Right side (card slot)
Top (3.5 mm audio port)
Top (3.5 mm audio port)
Left side (keys)
Left side (keys)

Software - Xiaomi smartphone with MiUI 12

In the European version of the Xiaomi smartphone, video contents from streaming services cannot be viewed in HD quality, due to Widevine DRM Level 3.

The operating system is based on Android 10 with a security patch level of October 2020. The manufacturer overlays this with the in-house MiUI in the current version 12.0.8.

The MiUI surface offers a large amount of adjustments that don't have much in common with Vanilla Android. Besides the visual adjustments, the system software from the Chinese manufacturer offers numerous configuration options and is one of the fastest manufacturer surfaces in the Android segment. 

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Communication and GPS - Redmi 9A with dual SIM

In terms of the communication modules, as usual in this price range, Xiaomi does not use the new 5G standard but only an LTE connection in combination with Bluetooth Version 5.0. There is also no NFC chip for Near Field Communication. Instead, the Xiaomi smartphone offers space for two Nano SIM cards without having to remove the SD card. 

While the Redmi 9A only supports access to 12 LTE bands, all the LTE frequencies relevant for Germany are covered, including LTE band 28. 

In your WLAN at home, the low price of the 9A becomes apparent, since only the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards are supported. The transfer rates we measure between the Xiaomi smartphone and our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router turn out correspondingly low. These low transfer rates are also relatively consistent.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=303, last 2 years)
415 MBit/s ∼100% +735%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
348 (325min - 355max) MBit/s ∼84% +600%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
310 (269min - 342max) MBit/s ∼75% +524%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
66.5 (34min - 69max) MBit/s ∼16% +34%
LG K51S
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
55 (51min - 69max) MBit/s ∼13% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 32 GB eMMC Flash
49.7 (25min - 77max) MBit/s ∼12%
Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.9 (22min - 77max) MBit/s ∼11% -6%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=303, last 2 years)
419 MBit/s ∼100% +658%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
326 (280min - 333max) MBit/s ∼78% +490%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
308 (290min - 337max) MBit/s ∼74% +457%
LG K51S
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
61.8 (57min - 63max) MBit/s ∼15% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.3 (33min - 75max) MBit/s ∼13%
Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52.2 (30min - 78max) MBit/s ∼12% -6%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
36.1 (9min - 57max) MBit/s ∼9% -35%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54.9 (33-75)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø49.6 (25-77)
Locating indoors
Locating indoors
Locating outdoors
Locating outdoors

In order to evaluate the locating accuracy of our test unit in practice, we record a route in parallel with the Garmin Edge 520 for comparison. The detailed route recording of the Redmi 9A GPS is not very accurate. Often the route is shown far away from the actual road, so the level of locating accuracy offered here might lead to some problems for navigation tasks in your car.  

The location is determined using the GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, and GLONASS satellite systems. Even indoors, it is able to determine the location with an accuracy of about 8 meters (~26 ft) without any long delays. 

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Redmi 9A
GPS Redmi 9A
GPS Redmi 9A
GPS Redmi 9A
GPS Redmi 9A
GPS Redmi 9A

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - Xiaomi smartphone with VoLTE

Xiaomi Redmi 9A

The voice quality of the Redmi 9A ranges at a good level. The voice of our conversation partner is reproduced clearly, and our conversation partner also characterizes our voice as clearly understandable. The video telephony via Skype also works and is able to please with the built-in microphone, but the transferred video can be fairly grainy. 

Despite its affordable price, the Redmi smartphone supports a dual VoLTE-HD function as well as WiFi calling. 

Cameras - Redmi 9A with a single-camera solution

Picture taken with the front camera of the Redmi 9A
Picture taken with the front camera of the Redmi 9A

The back of the Redmi smartphone houses only a single camera that is equipped with an f/2.2 aperture. The recordings have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels in the 4:3 format. With sufficiently bright light conditions, solid pictures are possible with the 13-MP camera module. However, the image sharpness is often not very high. In low-light situations, the blurriness of the pictures increases noticeably, and the brightness is also not particularly good.   

The front camera offers a 5-MP resolution and also has an f/2.2 aperture. The quality of the recordings are at a good level for an entry-level smartphone of this price range. It is suitable for selfie recordings and social media content. Colors appear vibrant, Bokeh effects are implemented well, and the sharpness is also okay. 

Videos can be recorded at 1080p and 30 frames per second with the selfie camera as well as the camera in the back.

13-MP camera
13-MP camera
5x zoom
5x zoom
10x zoom (max)
10x zoom (max)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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Under controlled light conditions, the Redmi 9A shows relatively high color deviations with highly brightened colors. The test chart also confirms the focusing problems that already became obvious in our test pictures. Even under defined artificial light, the autofocus of the 13-MP camera is unable to focus on the object to reproduce it with an attractive sharpness.   

ColorChecker
16.4 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 9A: 12.73 ∆E min: 4.17 - max: 20.17 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
34 ∆E
40.4 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
65.9 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
76.2 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
87.3 ∆E
70.1 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 9A: 46.25 ∆E min: 13.2 - max: 87.26 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Xiaomi smartphone charges with 10 watts

modular 10-Watt charger of the Redmi 9A
modular 10-Watt charger of the Redmi 9A

In addition to a modular 10-watt charger, the box of the Redmi 9A contains a USB cable (Type-A to Micro USB), a headset, a SIM tool, and quick-start instructions. 

The warranty period is 12 months (with the usual additional vendor warranty requirements in Germany being unaffected).

Input Devices and Operation - Redmi 9A without a fingerprint sensor

The capacitive multi-touchscreen responds quickly and reliably. In addition to the physical key, the entry-level smartphone can only be unlocked via face unlocking. In order to save costs, the Chinese manufacturer has left out biometric identification via fingerprint sensor. 

In daylight, the 2D face-unlock function via the front camera recognizes the user with a low error rate, but the time to unlock the phone is relatively slow. With the light conditions worsening only slightly, the recognition rate becomes noticeably worse. 

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Display - Redmi 9A with an IPS panel

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The LCD display of the Redmi 9A measures about 16.5 cm (6.53 in) in the diagonal and offers an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. This leads to a low pixel density of only 269 ppi and the contents are not displayed very sharp. However, from a normal viewing distance, the offered sharpness is acceptable.  

In terms of brightness, the affordable Redmi smartphone is also not very convincing. In our measurements, the IPS panel only achieves a maximum brightness of 435 cd/m², which is a relatively low value, even though it is at the level of other entry-level smartphones. 

399
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 435 cd/m² Average: 411.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.48 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 435 cd/m²
Contrast: 1318:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.68 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
92.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.365
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
IPS, 1600x720, 6.53
Xiaomi Redmi 9
IPS LCD, 2340x1080, 6.53
Nokia 2.4
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
LG K51S
IPS, 1600x720, 6.55
realme 6i
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A21s
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Screen
-24%
-14%
-28%
-27%
-36%
Brightness middle
435
476
9%
445
2%
407
-6%
518
19%
540
24%
Brightness
411
436
6%
405
-1%
393
-4%
484
18%
509
24%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
85
-7%
95
4%
89
-2%
91
0%
Black Level *
0.33
0.67
-103%
0.26
21%
0.53
-61%
0.26
21%
0.36
-9%
Contrast
1318
710
-46%
1712
30%
768
-42%
1992
51%
1500
14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.68
3.51
-31%
4.73
-76%
4.17
-56%
5.8
-116%
6.58
-146%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.33
9.38
-76%
8.83
-66%
8.28
-55%
11
-106%
11.55
-117%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.6
1.5
58%
4.2
-17%
3.8
-6%
7.3
-103%
6.4
-78%
Gamma
2.365 93%
2.166 102%
2.292 96%
2.235 98%
2.23 99%
2.206 100%
CCT
6779 96%
6485 100%
7378 88%
7227 90%
8037 81%
8482 77%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14804 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

In combination with the good black value of 0.33 cd/m², the Redmi smartphone offers a reasonable contrast ratio of about 1300:1. In our measurement of the display brightness with evenly distributed bright and dark areas (APL 50) we determine a similar maximum brightness at 444 cd/m². The black value increases minimally to 0.35 cd/m² here, so that the contrast ratio remains almost the same at about 1300:1. 

The analysis with a photo spectrometer and the CalMAN software shows deviations in the "Standard" profile that are very low for this price range in the color (2.7) and grayscale (3.6) display. At 6779 Kelvin, the measured color temperature is also only slightly above the ideal value of 6500 Kelvin.

Color accuracy (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Standard, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: Standard, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: Vibrant, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Vibrant, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

Thanks to the IPS technology, the LCD display offers good viewing angle stability and the color reproduction remains stable even from steep viewing angles. While the panel of the Xiaomi smartphone does not produce any color inversions, the display becomes noticeably darker from steep viewing angles. 

Viewing angles of the Redmi 9A
Viewing angles of the Redmi 9A

When using it outdoors, due to its low maximum brightness, the Redmi 9A is only able to convince to a limited extent. With the good contrast of the panel, the contents can be easily read in shady areas, even if there are some reflections. However, in direct sunlight, the display contents are hardly readable.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Performance - Redmi smartphone with a Helio G25

The Helio G25 used in the Redmi 9A is a MediaTek SoC with a weak performance. The affordable chip set is based exclusively on ARM Cortex A53 cores that run with a clock speed of up to 2.0 GHz in the G25. The Helio SoC offers eight processor cores that are divided into two clusters of four Cortex A53 cores with a clock speed of up to 2 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores of up to 1.5 GHz. With the advertised MediaTek HyperEngine, the system is supposed to allocate and move resources intelligently between the CPU, GPU, and working memory, which is meant to provide a more efficient performance during long gaming sessions.

Despite its gaming ambitions, the Helio G25 only integrates a PowerVR GE8320 with clock speeds of up to 680 MHz. This GPU also offers a weak performance and should place significantly below an ARM Mali-G52 MP2 in terms of the graphics power. 

In everyday operation, the system does not always run smoothly and there are often some delays. Due to the slow eMMC storage, the load times are also significant. In the benchmarks, the Redmi 9A is the weakest smartphone in our comparison, but also the most affordable by far. However, neither in the CPU tests nor in the graphics-heavy benchmarks, the Helio G25 is able to reach the results of a Helio P22 in the Nokia 2.4. What is a bit surprising is that the G25 in the Redmi 9A even fares worse than a Helio A25, despite its higher clock speeds. Particularly the Mali-G52 MP2 of the Helio G80, which is inside the Redmi 9 sibling model, offers significantly more GPU performance. 

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
131 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
363 Points ∼64% +177%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
134 Points ∼24% +2%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
150 Points ∼27% +15%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
387 Points ∼68% +195%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
182 Points ∼32% +39%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (131 - 151, n=6)
141 Points ∼25% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=235, last 2 years)
565 Points ∼100% +331%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
485 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1281 Points ∼66% +164%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
475 Points ∼24% -2%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
539 Points ∼28% +11%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1348 Points ∼70% +178%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1081 Points ∼56% +123%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (466 - 886, n=6)
668 Points ∼34% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=235, last 2 years)
1939 Points ∼100% +300%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
83 Points ∼4%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1109 Points ∼54% +1236%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
565 Points ∼28% +581%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
 
83 Points ∼4% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=125, last 2 years)
2045 Points ∼100% +2364%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1124 Points ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
593 Points ∼28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=129, last 2 years)
2133 Points ∼100%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
711 Points ∼27%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1841 Points ∼70% +159%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
 
711 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (412 - 5099, n=69, last 2 years)
2615 Points ∼100% +268%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3574 Points ∼45%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5905 Points ∼74% +65%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
 
3574 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1163 - 14895, n=69, last 2 years)
7940 Points ∼100% +122%
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2810 Points ∼41%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4932 Points ∼72% +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
 
2810 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2166 - 12228, n=60, last 2 years)
6821 Points ∼100% +143%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6083 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
11534 Points ∼96% +90%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7465 Points ∼62% +23%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5810 Points ∼48% -4%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12043 Points ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
7113 Points ∼59% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (6083 - 7009, n=3)
6471 Points ∼54% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=223, last 2 years)
9982 Points ∼83% +64%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4938 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
8795 Points ∼100% +78%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5380 Points ∼61% +9%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4982 Points ∼57% +1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8733 Points ∼99% +77%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
5457 Points ∼62% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (4938 - 5296, n=6)
5162 Points ∼59% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=267, last 2 years)
7878 Points ∼90% +60%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12979 Points ∼32%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12900 Points ∼32% -1%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11569 Points ∼29% -11%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22888 Points ∼57% +76%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
16800 Points ∼42% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (12876 - 13854, n=4)
13177 Points ∼33% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=207, last 2 years)
40247 Points ∼100% +210%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13038 Points ∼22%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13222 Points ∼23% +1%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11417 Points ∼20% -12%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
25518 Points ∼44% +96%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
16301 Points ∼28% +25%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (13038 - 13403, n=4)
13214 Points ∼23% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=207, last 2 years)
58049 Points ∼100% +345%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12384 Points ∼53%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11885 Points ∼51% -4%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
12136 Points ∼52% -2%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16820 Points ∼72% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
18816 Points ∼81% +52%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (11896 - 15702, n=4)
13006 Points ∼56% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=207, last 2 years)
23323 Points ∼100% +88%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
794 Points ∼24%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
793 Points ∼24% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
259 Points ∼8% -67%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1774 Points ∼53% +123%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1280 Points ∼38% +61%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (783 - 827, n=6)
797 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=261, last 2 years)
3370 Points ∼100% +324%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
733 Points ∼19%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
731 Points ∼19% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
214 Points ∼5% -71%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1625 Points ∼41% +122%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1157 Points ∼29% +58%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (728 - 760, n=6)
740 Points ∼19% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=261, last 2 years)
3942 Points ∼100% +438%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1249 Points ∼45%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1130 Points ∼41% -10%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
959 Points ∼35% -23%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2610 Points ∼95% +109%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2034 Points ∼74% +63%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1066 - 1249, n=6)
1149 Points ∼42% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=261, last 2 years)
2757 Points ∼100% +121%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
812 Points ∼21%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
812 Points ∼21% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
778 Points ∼20% -4%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1772 Points ∼45% +118%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1292 Points ∼33% +59%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (800 - 907, n=6)
834 Points ∼21% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=277, last 2 years)
3947 Points ∼100% +386%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
773 Points ∼16%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
775 Points ∼16% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
744 Points ∼15% -4%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼33% +111%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1157 Points ∼23% +50%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (772 - 844, n=6)
793 Points ∼16% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=277, last 2 years)
4982 Points ∼100% +545%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
989 Points ∼34%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
973 Points ∼33% -2%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
927 Points ∼32% -6%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2552 Points ∼88% +158%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2190 Points ∼75% +121%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (915 - 1231, n=6)
1029 Points ∼35% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=275, last 2 years)
2908 Points ∼100% +194%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
421 Points ∼16%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
413 Points ∼16% -2%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
178 Points ∼7% -58%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1342 Points ∼51% +219%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
912 Points ∼35% +117%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (412 - 468, n=6)
428 Points ∼16% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=259, last 2 years)
2628 Points ∼100% +524%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
372 Points ∼13%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
350 Points ∼13% -6%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
145 Points ∼5% -61%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼42% +217%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
788 Points ∼28% +112%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (348 - 398, n=6)
366 Points ∼13% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=259, last 2 years)
2784 Points ∼100% +648%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1223 Points ∼44%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1126 Points ∼40% -8%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
907 Points ∼32% -26%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2607 Points ∼93% +113%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2037 Points ∼73% +67%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1071 - 1223, n=6)
1142 Points ∼41% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=259, last 2 years)
2803 Points ∼100% +129%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
486 Points ∼15%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
469 Points ∼15% -3%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
525 Points ∼16% +8%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1347 Points ∼42% +177%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
914 Points ∼29% +88%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (456 - 528, n=6)
483 Points ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=275, last 2 years)
3191 Points ∼100% +557%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
409 Points ∼11%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
408 Points ∼11% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
464 Points ∼13% +13%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼33% +188%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
784 Points ∼22% +92%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (408 - 454, n=6)
419 Points ∼12% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=275, last 2 years)
3565 Points ∼100% +772%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
984 Points ∼33%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
981 Points ∼33% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
971 Points ∼33% -1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2689 Points ∼91% +173%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2168 Points ∼73% +120%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (913 - 1227, n=6)
1034 Points ∼35% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=275, last 2 years)
2959 Points ∼100% +201%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
589 Points ∼22%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼50% +126%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
900 Points ∼34% +53%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (577 - 635, n=3)
600 Points ∼23% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=216, last 2 years)
2634 Points ∼100% +347%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
499 Points ∼17%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1174 Points ∼40% +135%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
775 Points ∼26% +55%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (487 - 531, n=3)
506 Points ∼17% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=216, last 2 years)
2956 Points ∼100% +492%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2093 Points ∼79%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2474 Points ∼93% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2059 Points ∼78% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (2020 - 2098, n=3)
2070 Points ∼78% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=216, last 2 years)
2651 Points ∼100% +27%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
29 fps ∼51%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
55 fps ∼96% +90%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
34 fps ∼60% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (28 - 29, n=2)
28.5 fps ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=216, last 2 years)
57 fps ∼100% +97%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
22 fps ∼21%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
44 fps ∼42% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
24 fps ∼23% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (22 - 22, n=2)
22 fps ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=216, last 2 years)
106 fps ∼100% +382%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
19 fps ∼42%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
43 fps ∼96% +126%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
28 fps ∼62% +47%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (19 - 19, n=2)
19 fps ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=214, last 2 years)
44.9 fps ∼100% +136%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11 fps ∼18%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼39% +118%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
15 fps ∼24% +36%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (11 - 11, n=2)
11 fps ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=215, last 2 years)
61.9 fps ∼100% +463%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13 fps ∼37%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
31 fps ∼88% +138%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
19 fps ∼54% +46%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (13 - 13, n=2)
13 fps ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=213, last 2 years)
35.4 fps ∼100% +172%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.3 fps ∼17%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16 fps ∼38% +119%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
9.4 fps ∼22% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (7.3 - 7.6, n=2)
7.45 fps ∼18% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=213, last 2 years)
42.4 fps ∼100% +481%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5.6 fps ∼25%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17 fps ∼77% +204%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
11 fps ∼50% +96%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (5.5 - 5.6, n=2)
5.55 fps ∼25% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 61, n=212, last 2 years)
22.1 fps ∼100% +295%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.1 fps ∼12%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.4 fps ∼37% +203%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
5.9 fps ∼23% +90%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (3.1 - 4, n=2)
3.55 fps ∼14% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=212, last 2 years)
25.4 fps ∼100% +719%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.5 fps ∼7%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.1 fps ∼32% +373%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6.9 fps ∼31% +360%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
18 fps ∼81% +1100%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
12 fps ∼54% +700%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.5 - 7.9, n=6)
6.47 fps ∼29% +331%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=281, last 2 years)
22.2 fps ∼100% +1380%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.4 fps ∼29%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼16% -46%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.9 fps ∼15% -47%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.2 fps ∼36% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
6.2 fps ∼24% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (3.6 - 7.4, n=6)
4.5 fps ∼18% -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=280, last 2 years)
25.5 fps ∼100% +245%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.1 fps ∼14%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.5 fps ∼31% +114%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.4 fps ∼30% +110%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼75% +424%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
7.2 fps ∼49% +243%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (2.1 - 4.8, n=6)
4.2 fps ∼29% +100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=281, last 2 years)
14.7 fps ∼100% +600%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼14%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼14% 0%
LG K51S
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼14% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.3 fps ∼33% +136%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2.2 fps ∼22% +57%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.4 - 1.4, n=6)
1.4 fps ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=280, last 2 years)
10.1 fps ∼100% +621%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
84175 Points ∼25%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
181928 Points ∼55% +116%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
124232 Points ∼38% +48%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (84175 - 94609, n=2)
89392 Points ∼27% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=187, last 2 years)
331119 Points ∼100% +293%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1265 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2273 Points ∼63% +80%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2216 Points ∼61% +75%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1644 Points ∼45% +30%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1223 - 1265, n=2)
1244 Points ∼34% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=199, last 2 years)
3623 Points ∼100% +186%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2365 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
4865 Points ∼73% +106%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4516 Points ∼68% +91%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
3382 Points ∼51% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (2321 - 2365, n=2)
2343 Points ∼35% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=199, last 2 years)
6633 Points ∼100% +180%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1269 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2654 Points ∼63% +109%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2542 Points ∼60% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1884 Points ∼44% +48%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1199 - 1269, n=2)
1234 Points ∼29% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=199, last 2 years)
4238 Points ∼100% +234%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
987 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1759 Points ∼31% +78%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1735 Points ∼31% +76%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1159 Points ∼21% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (973 - 987, n=2)
980 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=199, last 2 years)
5605 Points ∼100% +468%
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
887 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1243 Points ∼98% +40%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1211 Points ∼95% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
990 Points ∼78% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (837 - 887, n=2)
862 Points ∼68% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=199, last 2 years)
1272 Points ∼100% +43%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=185, last 2 years)
50 Points ∼100% +258%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Chrome 85)
30.521 Points ∼61% +118%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
28.96 Points ∼58% +107%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chrome 84)
19.147 Points ∼38% +37%
Average Mediatek Helio G25 (14 - 14.8, n=2)
14.4 Points ∼29% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
13.981 Points ∼28%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=193, last 2 years)
89.7 Points ∼100% +311%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
54.343 Points ∼61% +149%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Chrome 85)
53.987 Points ∼60% +147%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chrome 84)
28.012 Points ∼31% +28%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
21.839 Points ∼24%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
21.8 Points ∼24% 0%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=166, last 2 years)
50.7 runs/min ∼100% +306%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Chrome 85)
28.1 runs/min ∼55% +125%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
27.7 runs/min ∼55% +122%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chome 84)
15 runs/min ∼30% +20%
Average Mediatek Helio G25 (12.5 - 12.8, n=2)
12.7 runs/min ∼25% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
12.5 runs/min ∼25%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=203, last 2 years)
77.9 Points ∼100% +225%
Xiaomi Redmi 9
45 Points ∼58% +88%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
43 Points ∼55% +79%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chrome 84)
35 Points ∼45% +46%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
24 Points ∼31%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
24 Points ∼31% 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=210, last 2 years)
17317 Points ∼100% +335%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
10485 Points ∼61% +163%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Chrome 85)
10432 Points ∼60% +162%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chrome 84)
4976 Points ∼29% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
3983 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio G25 (3965 - 3983, n=2)
3974 Points ∼23% 0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Chrome 86)
13043 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G25 (12437 - 13043, n=2)
12740 ms * ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A21s (Chrome 84)
9174.1 ms * ∼70% +30%
Xiaomi Redmi 9 (Chrome 85)
4076.3 ms * ∼31% +69%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=212, last 2 years)
3993 ms * ∼31% +69%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
3937.5 ms * ∼30% +70%

* ... smaller is better

Xiaomi Redmi 9AXiaomi Redmi 9Nokia 2.4LG K51Srealme 6iSamsung Galaxy A21sAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
17%
-11%
-6%
95%
43%
-21%
125%
Sequential Read 256KB
258.9
289.87
12%
245.7
-5%
266.1
3%
309.45
20%
307
19%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=227)
-7%
751 (41.9 - 2037, n=286, last 2 years)
190%
Sequential Write 256KB
171.9
119.76
-30%
119.5
-30%
165.2
-4%
256.36
49%
104.3
-39%
97.9 (14.8 - 189, n=227)
-43%
328 (11.9 - 1321, n=286, last 2 years)
91%
Random Read 4KB
57.6
49.09
-15%
46
-20%
58.9
2%
73.46
28%
77.2
34%
42 (3.59 - 117, n=227)
-27%
134 (13.5 - 325, n=286, last 2 years)
133%
Random Write 4KB
26.7
60.71
127%
22.5
-16%
18.8
-30%
150.87
465%
89.5
235%
20 (0.75 - 89.5, n=227)
-25%
120 (4.97 - 330, n=286, last 2 years)
349%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
82.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
79.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
84.56 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
80 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
71.8 (8.2 - 96.5, n=178)
-10%
75.9 (13.4 - 154, n=175, last 2 years)
-5%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
63 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
59.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
64.46 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
66.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
52.9 (3.4 - 87.1, n=178)
-15%
58.2 (8.4 - 83.3, n=175, last 2 years)
-6%

Games - Redmi 9A not suitable for gaming

The PowerVR GE8320 integrated in the MediaTek SoC only allows stutter-free playing older 3D games from the Android Play Store such as "Dead Trigger 2." Current games such as the "Asphalt 9" racing game are not playable even in minimum graphics details. "PUBG Mobile" reaches about 25 fps at low graphics settings, but we also clearly notice some drops in the frame rate here. The less demanding "Real Racing 3" game also drops noticeably during the load phases. We determine the frame rate with the Gamebench app. 

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3
PUBG mobile
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; Smooth: Ø24.7 (7-27)
; Balanced: Ø24.9 (22-26)
Dead Trigger 2
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: Ø30 (27-31)
Real Racing 3
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: Ø26.1 (14-32)

Emissions - Redmi smartphone without throttling

Temperature

During idle operation, the Redmi 9A hardly warms and we measure an even temperature distribution of about 25 °C (77 °F). On the other hand, the heat development under load conditions is uneven. While the top area develops temperatures of up to about 41 °C (106 °F), we measure significantly lower temperatures in the lower area

However, what is more interesting is the heat development and cooling performance inside the Xiaomi smartphone. In order to evaluate the heat development under constant load, we use the battery test of the GFXBench app. The Manhattan 3.1 test shows that the frame rate hardly drops with increasing load. The fluctuations remain within a range of less than 1% of the total performance. This means that performance drops under load are very unlikely and the performance capabilities of the Helio G25 remain constant.

Max. Load
 40.6 °C
105 F
36.4 °C
98 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
 40.4 °C
105 F
36 °C
97 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 39.2 °C
103 F
36.3 °C
97 F
36 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 37.4 °C = 99 F
34.2 °C
94 F
35.9 °C
97 F
39.3 °C
103 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.5 °C
96 F
39.9 °C
104 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36.5 °C
98 F
38.9 °C
102 F
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.1 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise

In our test, the mono speaker on the bottom of the Redmi 9A only produces a relatively low maximum volume of barely 77 dB(A). This makes the speaker less powerful than those of the competitors.  

But compared to other entry-level smartphones, the sound quality is not significantly lower. Particularly the mids are reproduced fairly linear by the speaker. As expected, the sound spectrum does not contain any bass. 

You don't have to live without an audio port in the Redmi smartphone. The audio output is average. Wireless earphones can be connected via Bluetooth 5.0. In terms of Bluetooth codecs, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.239.72538.937.73128.3304032.334.25034.539.16328.230.98021.621.110021.621.512517.118.616020.121.820016.528.22501336.831511.644.940012.55150013.155.763012.559.88001262.2100012.760.9125013.364.4160012.265.8200012.863.7250013.159.931501365400013.866.3500014.566.4630015.366.8800016.466.61000017.165.71250018631600018.951.9SPL59.364.454.46526.276.5N12.618.99.317.20.737median 13.3median 60.9Delta2.11239.745.937.338.329.230.332.430.63236.723.626.921.722.721.922.922.524.218.528.714.83412.341.312.549.811.957.213.163.114.568.418.772.319.377.318.277.416.472.514.371.514.968.614.663.415.464.716.169.216.770.917.771.118.667.819.467.920.357.566.463.728.783.719.118.1154.6median 16.4median 67.82.311.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi 9AXiaomi Redmi 9
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi 9A audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 9 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 34.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Redmi 9A with a 5000-mAh battery

Power Consumption

The battery offers a capacity of 5000 mAh and can be recharged at up to 10 watts. A completely discharged battery can be recharged in almost 3 hours. 

The Redmi 9A is not really efficient in terms of its power consumption. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.9 Watt
Load midlight 5.3 / 7.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 9
5020 mAh
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A21s
5000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G25
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-10%
28%
-15%
9%
5%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
1.4
-17%
0.37
69%
1.5
-25%
0.99 (0.67 - 1.2, n=3)
17%
0.934 (0.37 - 2.5, n=234, last 2 years)
22%
Idle Average *
1.8
1.7
6%
1.62
10%
2.1
-17%
1.75 (1.6 - 1.85, n=3)
3%
1.843 (0.65 - 3.94, n=234, last 2 years)
-2%
Idle Maximum *
1.9
2.1
-11%
1.69
11%
2.9
-53%
1.893 (1.88 - 1.9, n=3)
-0%
2.1 (0.69 - 4.2, n=234, last 2 years)
-11%
Load Average *
5.3
5.7
-8%
3.61
32%
4.6
13%
4.64 (3.21 - 5.4, n=3)
12%
4.46 (2.1 - 8.4, n=234, last 2 years)
16%
Load Maximum *
7.1
8.5
-20%
5.9
17%
6.6
7%
6.3 (4.5 - 7.3, n=3)
11%
7.24 (3.16 - 12.3, n=234, last 2 years)
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our WLAN test with an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m², the entry-level smartphone lasts for a very long time. We measure a battery life of almost 22 hours, which should get even heavy users easily through the day. However, despite the deactivated WLAN module, the battery life turns out slightly lower in our endless video playing loop.  

Under load, the battery life of the 6.53-inch smartphone is also very good. In our stress test, the Redmi 9A lasts for more than 5.5 hours.   

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
48h 23min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
21h 59min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
21h 08min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 38min
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 9
5020 mAh
Nokia 2.4
4500 mAh
LG K51S
4000 mAh
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A21s
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-20%
-37%
-39%
0%
-22%
Reader / Idle
2903
2337
-19%
2009
-31%
H.264
1268
1171
-8%
1087
-14%
WiFi v1.3
1319
804
-39%
826
-37%
803
-39%
1318
0%
943
-29%
Load
338
289
-14%
287
-15%

Pros

+ IPS panel rich in contrast
+ good workmanship
+ very long battery life
+ triple card slot

Cons

- micro USB
- slow WLAN
- low amount of storage
- slow SoC

Verdict on the Redmi 9A - It could be done better, but hardly more affordable

Testing the Redmi 9A. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de, nbb.com
Testing the Redmi 9A. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de, nbb.com

As long as you judge the Redmi 9A as what it really is - a very affordable entry-level smartphone - the verdict turns out rather positive.

The affordable low-budget smartphone from Xiaomi is able to convince in our test through its successful workmanship, very long battery life, and good equipment. The IPS panel also offers solid viewing angles and a good color reproduction.   

However, due to its price, you need to accept some significant compromises with the Redmi 9A. The performance capabilities are very limited. The combination of a 720p panel, 2GB of RAM, and Helio G25 SoC does not ensure a smooth system performance of the MiUI surface in everyday operation. The internal eMMC storage is also hardly able to convince with its speeds.  

In our opinion, Xiaomi saved a few cents in the wrong place when it used a Micro-USB connection instead of USB Type-C. In the year 2020, this aged standard is not up-to-date anymore.

If they accept some compromises, buyers of the Redmi 9A receive a good low-budget smartphone that can hardly be beat for less than 100 Euros (~$118). 

Comparatively, the Redmi 9A definitely delivers a lot of smartphone for very little money. However, buyers will also get a noticeably better overall package, such as a Redmi 9 or Redmi Note 9, for a limited extra amount.  

Xiaomi Redmi 9A - 11/08/2020 v7
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Chassis
80%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 54%
Weight
89%
Battery
93%
Display
86%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 9%
Application Performance
43 / 86 → 50%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 90 → 78%
Camera
52%
Average
70%
76%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 254 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 220 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-11-13 (Update: 2020-11-14)