Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime 64GB is a significantly better phone than the Infinix Hot 9, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime 64GB!

Infinix Hot 9  Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime 64GB 
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Excellence Score
24.5
33.4
Value for Money Score
69.1
85.0
Price ₹ 9,499 onwards ₹ 9,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2020 Aug, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.6 inches 6.53 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight Mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #78 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek Helio G80Ranked #32 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G52 MC2
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: f/1.8 Aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 2MP: Macro Lens, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI 3D Beauty, Panorama, AR Animoji, AI 3D Body Shaping 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 118-degree Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, WideSelfie, AR Animoji, AI 3D Body Shaping F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautify 4.0, Portrait mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Palm shutter
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes (Wireless)
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.7 mmMedium 9.1 mmThick
Weight 185 gmMedium 198 gmHeavy
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 77.0 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5020 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration; DTS Surround Sound Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Pleasing and well-articulate design - the subtle gloss at the rear with gem cut texture gives a nice feel to the phone
  • The fingerprint works well
  • Large 6.6-inch, 20:9 aspect ratio, immersive display - ideally suited for content consumption
  • Infinix's custom XOS UI is relatively easy to get around and close to stock Android (though it does pack a ton of bloatware)
  • Decent performance with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood (similar to Snapdragon 625) - day-to-day performance is smooth, and so is casual gaming (though heavier titles struggle to run at their ideal graphics settings)
  • Selfie camera puts out decent results in good lighting situations
  • Excellent battery life with the massive 5000 mAh battery that can last for 2 days on moderate usage
  • The Infinix Hot 9 is strictly for basic use - if you are going to do basic stuff like WhatsApp, calls, messages etc on a really good display, the Hot 9 could be the device for you
  • Striking, shade shifting rear design - the Redmi 9 Prime's looks similar to the more expensive Poco X2 with its quad-camera arrangement in a circular patch
  • The front is the routine, dew-drop notch with decent bezels
  • The fingerprint scanner is on the back and it is fast and reliable
  • The textured back of the Redmi 9 feels great in the hand and provides excellent grip
  • Sharp, vibrant, and vivid 6.53-inch full HD+ IPS display - keeping the price-point of the phone in mind, Redmi 9 Prime offers a pretty good display
  • MIUI 11 is as feature rich as ever, the overall interface on the phone is quite smooth and user friendly - Android 10 is running beneath all the jazz
  • Very good performance from the new MediaTek G80 chipset (similar to the Snapdragon 712) - the phone smoothly handles day-to-day task with ease and heavy games like PUBG Mobile run reasonably well
  • Decent quad-camera setup - a 13MP main, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The photos from the main camera are good for this budget class
  • The ultra-wide camera is among the better ones at this price and captures more of the scene easily
  • The macro camera puts out decent close-ups if you get the distance right with its fixed focus lens
  • The portraits are detailed, and the blur is convincing thanks to the dedicated depth sensor
  • Decent selfies from the 8MP front camera - portrait mode is available for selfies too, and it is as competent as a single fixed-focus camera can be
  • Excellent battery life with the 5020 mAh cell - with regular use, the Redmi 9 Prime easily lasts through two days of use
  • Redmi 9 Prime is a great option for people looking for a phone with decent gaming performance, good display, and solid battery life at an affordable price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Big and spacious - not the most comfortable phone for one-hand operations - also it is slippery in hands
  • Average quad camera setup - which includes a 13MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor along with a 0.3MP Low-light sensor
  • The primary camera produces decent results during daylight, but sometimes the pictures are so bright that it completely blows up highlights - and there's noise even in the daylight shots
  • The macro sensor performs poorly - it produces blurry photos in any lighting condition
  • The images clicked during the night time are unnaturally bright and distorted
  • No fast charging support
  • There is no USB-C port, you will have to make do with the age-old microUSB port
  • The Infinix Hot 9 despite having a DTS surround sound feature on paper, doesn’t provide an impressive sound output - sound gets squeaky when you increase the volume
  • However, it would be advised to skip the Infinix Hot 9 for a Redmi or Realme phone which would be much better in almost every aspect, around the same price point
  • The display has average sunlight legibility and you’d have to keep the brightness all the way up for more clarity
  • It packs in plenty of bloatware, so you can get strange notifications and ads, which is annoying
  • Average low-light photos, the camera struggles to get the exposure right
  • Charging is a bit slow - the 10W charger included in the box tops up the Redmi 9 in 2 hours and 48 minutes
Expert Reviews
  1. The phone overall fails to deliver on key areas like performance and camera
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. It's a mixed bag
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A phone for fairly basic use
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Redmi 9 is an excellent budget phone that seems easy to recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. It's hard to find a better phone at this price point
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The full-HD+ display and the big battery give this phone an edge over the competition
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Redmi 9 Prime strikes a good balance between style, battery, and performance
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Redmi 9 Prime's performance for its price point is very Note-worthy!
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are a gamer on a tight budget, Redmi 9 Prime makes for a value for money package
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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