Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB RAM, 128GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 15,999 onwards

launchJul, 2020

47.1

excellence score

82.0

value for money score

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Rs. 15,999

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Design

  • Fresh, bright and vibrant design, with a gleaming, reflective rear panel - you'll see light play across the surface when using this phone, giving the feeling of depth
  • The distinctive new camera bump design plays into the theme of symmetry - this is a beautiful design touch that sets the Redmi Note 9 series apart and makes this phone and its siblings recognisable
  • The front of the phone looks modern and defies expectations for its price category
  • Fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power key, and it is swift at unlocking the phone
  • Xiaomi's trademark infrared emitter is on the top and can be used to control several home appliances
  • There's also a notification and charging LED hidden in the earpiece, a rarity to find in modern smartphones
  • At 8.8mm thick and 209g in weight, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is bulky and unwieldy

Display

  • Bright, crisp and large 6.67-inch IPS display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio - the panel delivers punchy and vibrant colours and the large screen work nicely for consuming videos and games
  • It is a standard 60Hz panel and doesn't have a high refresh rate - this is a missed opportunity that puts the Redmi Note 9 Pro on the back foot compared to its peers

Software

  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a lot of customisation/theming options - there are ample features for power users - from gestures to the ability to switch around button layouts as well as a robust home screen customisation experience, you can make the phone your own
  • It continues to pack a lot of bloat though - you get many pre-installed applications with wide-ranging requirements for user permissions

Performance

  • Class-leading performance for the price backed by the snappy Snapdragon 720G - the Redmi Note 9 Pro is more than powerful enough to handle anything from basic calls and messaging up to heavy 3D gaming, with no trouble whatsoever, multitasking is also smooth and trouble-free

Camera

  • Decent quad cameras for the price - a 48MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the primary camera takes reasonably good shots - Xiaomi has opted for a very natural-looking colour science, the colour temperature and white balance are spot-on which is very good to see, and the dynamic range isn't too bad either (though, there is a certain softness to images, which can be fixed with a software update)
  • The ultra-wide-angle mode works well to capture a wide frame without much effort, and the quality is decent
  • Xiaomi has done a particularly good job at optimising the portrait mode, and the phone does a fantastic job at edge-detection, creating a natural-looking blur
  • The macro camera delivers much higher quality shots than from most other 2MP macro cameras
  • The 16MP front camera is fairly good in the daytime as well as at night - details are good, and portrait shots had nicely blurred backgrounds
  • Low light photography is average, images are grainy with digital artefacts and splotches creating a nearly unusable shot
  • Overall, this is not the best camera setup at this price and this time Realme has done a better job which with its Realme 6 which offer better cameras at this price

Battery

  • Very good battery life with the 5020 mAh battery - with ordinary use, the Redmi Note 9 Pro easily lasts through a full day and nearly half of the second day before needing a recharge
  • Decent fast charging with the 18W fast charger in the box, takes nearly 2 hours to fill the phone (though this isn't the fastest charging phone and the Realme 6's 30W charging is much better)

Verdict

  • The Redmi Note 9 Pro which succeeds at delivering value, a decent camera, class-leading internals and beautiful design for the low price is certainly tempting - if flat-out performance at a low price is what you want, the Redmi Note 9 Pro delivers the best bang-for-the-buck
  • However, the Realme 6 out-specs the Redmi Note 9 Pro with its high refresh-rate 90Hz display panel, as well as the inclusion of a 64MP camera that genuinely takes better images, and the phone supports faster 30W charging as well

Expert Reviews

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  1. A phone to easily recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers one of the most reliable experience on a phone at this price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is very likeable for its overall style, and the specifications are very impressive
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Great Value, Excellent battery life
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Best Redmi Note device yet
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If flat-out performance at a low price is what you want, the Redmi Note 9 Pro still delivers the best bang-for-the-buck
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is definitely an impressive option considering the performance and the battery life
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. More polished than before, living up to the high design standards set by Xiaomi
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Good performer
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Another stunning crowd-pleaser from Xiaomi
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a typical Note, it is very good at just about everything it does, rather than being the best in a few
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. A Minimalist Jack Of All Trades
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. thehindubusinessline.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. The battery life champion of 2020
    androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.67 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Sunshine mode
  • Night mode
  • Colour temperature adjustment
  • Anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protective coating
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 720GRanked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 618
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5020 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight209 gmHeavy
Thickness8.8 mmMedium
Width76.6 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 119° Field-of-view; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; Macro Lens; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps; 720p@960fps
  • EIS
  • Ultra Nightscape mode
  • AI scene detection
  • Smart ultra-wide angle mode
  • Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction
  • AI Beautify
  • Burst mode
  • Tilt-shift
  • Level display
  • Custom watermark
  • Pro mode
  • Portrait mode background blur adjustment
  • Studio Lighting
  • Panorama mode
  • AI high resolution photos
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Panorama selfie
  • Palm shutter
  • AI silhouette detection
  • Wide-angle distortion correction
  • HDR
  • Selfie timer
  • Face recognition
  • Age recognition
  • AI Beautify
  • AI feature adjustment
  • AI makeup
  • AI portrait mode
  • AI scene detection
  • AI studio lighting
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 + GALILEO + NavIC
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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