Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime 128GB  +1 variation

price₹ 10,977 onwards

launchAug, 2020

35.5

excellence score

85.2

value for money score

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Rs. 10,977

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • 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
  • The display has average sunlight legibility and you’d have to keep the brightness all the way up for more clarity

Software

  • 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
  • It packs in plenty of bloatware, so you can get strange notifications and ads, which is annoying

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Average low-light photos, the camera struggles to get the exposure right

Battery

  • Excellent battery life with the 5020 mAh cell - with regular use, the Redmi 9 Prime easily lasts through two days of use
  • Charging is a bit slow - the 10W charger included in the box tops up the Redmi 9 Prime in 2 hours and 48 minutes

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  1. The Redmi 9 Prime 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 is one of the best phones in the price bracket
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Redmi 9 Prime strikes a good balance between style, battery, and performance
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Redmi 9 Prime's performance for its price point is very Note-worthy!
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. 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 »
  8. Redmi 9 Prime promises a lot of power with its MediaTek Helio G80 SoC and impressive camera performance all on a tight budget
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime 128GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Sunlight Mode
  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment
  • Standard mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • IR blaster
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek Helio G80Ranked #34 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G52 MC2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5020 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Fast Charging
Dimensions
Weight198 gmHeavy
Thickness9.1 mmThick
Width77.0 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • AI Beautify 4.0
  • Portrait mode
  • HDR
  • Screen Flash
  • Selfie timer
  • Face recognition
  • Palm shutter
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes (Wireless)

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