The Redmi Note 9 was launched a few months ago at Xiaomi’s global event, and the Redmi Note 9 series just arrived six months after the launch of its predecessor, the Redmi Note 8. The new phone comes with a quad-core rear camera. which is structured differently from the previous model. The new Redmi Note 9 also has a bigger screen and bigger battery than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. The Redmi Note 9 brings a number of other improvements, which we’ve detailed in our overall comparison below.
Design and Display
In terms of design, the Redmi Note 9 is at the opposite end of the spectrum in “functional plastic”. There’s not even a touch of metal here, and the only glass you’ll find is the Gorilla Glass 5 panel covering the front. The front of the Redmi Note 9 has some sort of minimal frame and a selfie camera with a hole that you would plug into a slightly more expensive phone. We’re used to cheaper phones with a center slot, so it’s an elegant touch.
At the bottom are mono speakers, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. But it’s the top that holds the greatest curiosity – the infrared blaster that can be used as a backup remote control for all your living room devices.
The good news comes in the form of a large 6.53-inch IPS LCD display that typically reaches a bright 450 cd/m². It also features Full HD+ resolution.
In the design department, the Note 8 looks like part of a budget mid-range device. The design is conservative with a sleek mix of glass and metal first seen on the Redmi Note 7.
The phone follows the slot trend with a tiny drop at the top of the screen. There is a barely visible LED display to the left of the slot. The phone continues its tradition of sturdy construction as the USB-C port, SIM tray button, and volume buttons don’t look flimsy.
The Redmi Note 8 has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display which is reasonable for the price. The screen isn’t the brightest on the market, but it’s not bad either at 430 cd/m². It also has a Full HD+ display which looks great on a 6.3-inch display. The display of the device is adequate, tends to have cooler colors, but otherwise doesn’t show much. Even so, the display is clear and the text is clear.
Hardware and Performance
In terms of raw performance, the Redmi Note 9 is on par with its predecessor. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor, backed by 4 GB of RAM, and achieves similar single-core and multi-core results as the Redmi 8T with Qualcomm Snapdragon 655.
Redmi Note 8 is available in two versions: 4 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage. Both variants are equipped with the Snapdragon 665 chipset, which gives the device a bit more power than the Note 7S, albeit at slightly slower speeds.
As you know so far, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has a quad rear camera. This camera setup may have changed from the Redmi 8T, but the specs remain pretty much the same: each camera has the same megapixels and the same aperture as the 8T.
Here too, you get a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel macro, and a dedicated 2-megapixel depth sensor. We feel stuck here, but the 2-megapixel macro really isn’t worth the space it takes up, and the depth sensor feels pretty overwhelming.
Redmi finally caught a bug with multiple cameras, Note 8 with four rear cameras. The 48-megapixel camera on the Note 7S appears, this time with three additional sensors: an ultra-wide-angle lens, a depth sensor, and a macro camera. Colors and photos look sharp and natural, even though they appear to have been processed to sharpen the image.
The Redmi Note 9 has a bigger battery than the previous model. It comes in at 5,020 mAh versus 4,000 mAh on the Redmi Note 8. Both come with fast charging but don’t offer wireless charging.
Android 10 was present on both smartphones, but the Redmi Note 8 left the factory with Android 9 (Pie) and later got an upgrade to Google’s latest system. Both phones work with Xiaomi’s own MIUI interface.
Without any doubt, both the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 8 are top-quality smartphones and you can choose from the two options. You can purchase them at the Banggood 15th Anniversary Sales which started August 25th and ends September 13th. During the sales, you can buy items at the lowest prices and get up to 85% discount. Banggood is the global leading online shop; passion shopping on Banggood.