Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G: The review results in overview
Officially, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T costs 229.90 Euros (~$279) in the manufacturer's web store, and if you browse a bit on price comparison websites, you can find it for a few Euros less. The Redmi Note 9T with 64 GB of storage space is available for just under 230 Euros (~$279). The 128 GB version costs around 270 Euros (~$327).
5G with dual SIM and 4x4 MIMO
Our review shows that Xiaomi doesn't treat the subject of 5G carelessly. With n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78, and n79, it covers all the frequency bands that are important in Germany (n1, n3, n28, n78), whereby n78 is especially important since it's used by all major mobile providers (1&1, O2, Telekom, and Vodafone). 4x4 MIMO is supported by the Xiaomi phone on the 1, 3, 7, 38, 41, 77, 78, and 79 5G bands, while it does so on the 1, 3, 41, and 42 bands on 4G. Another advantage: The Redmi Note 9T can establish 5G connections on two SIM cards at the same time.
The Redmi Note 9T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, a fast mid-range SoC with 8 cores that achieves performance results comparable to the Snapdragon 765 or the Snapdragon 765G. In practice, this means that Xiaomi's 5G smartphone can be operated very smoothly overall and even runs modern games like PUBG Mobile in HD at 30 FPS. The only drawback: The RAM of 4 GB LPDDR4X is relatively low, which could be a problem for future applications.
5,000 mAh battery ensures long runtimes
One configuration highlight of the Redmi Note 9T is the 5,000 mAh battery. In the test, the smartphone lasted almost 19 hours during simulated web browsing and even over 20 hours when playing a video. In practice, the Redmi Note 9T should, therefore, easily last one or two days at a time before it has to be plugged in again, even during intensive use.