Redmi Note 9 Pro: Great Value Budget smartphone

Redmi note 9 pro

The Redmi’s Note series has always been a gamechanger when it comes to a budget smartphone that packs a punch as Redmi’s Note series has been the highest-selling phone under Rs.15,000 over the past few years, This year Redmi Note 9 Pro delivers a value for money experience with good specs it gives a tough competition to other budget smartphones. Let’s see in detail what Redmi has to offer this year with the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Design:

Xiaomi has an Aura Balanced design for its note series induced with the note 7 Pro and iterated upon the Note 8 Pro, The Redmi Note 9 Pro does the same, the rear panel of Note 9 Pro has a fetching design with a glossy panel of Gorilla Glass 5 which could double up as a mirror that makes it a fingerprint and scuff magnet, The camera module is mounted in the center, it has a quad-camera setup raised in a rectangular section.

redmi note 9 pro

This time Redmi switched to a side-mounted fingerprint reader integrated into the power key which is extremely fast to unlock, the buttons are well placed and easy to reach even with a single hand. Although you will need to hold the phone in two hands to reach the volume rocker as it is placed too far up for a single hand to be reached. The volume keys are a little unwieldy in daily use.

redmi note 9 pro

At the bottom of Note 9 Pro, there is a USB-C port as well as a headphone jack, on the left, there is a sim tray slot for dual nano-SIM cards and a Micro SD card and an IR blaster at the top, On the front, there is a 6.67-inch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and camera cutout for the front-facing camera. The resolution is FullHD+ 1080p that has punchy colors on the default setting with a 60Hz refresh rate rather than 90Hz or 120Hz found on the mid-range phone these days like Poco X2 and Realme 6 Pro which puts Note 9 Pro a step back from its competitors, the phone is not waterproof but does have P2i splash resistance.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Performance:

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor while previous note phones had Meditek Helio Processor, It has Snapdragon 720G and Adreno 618 GPU which delivers excellent performance on a day-to-day task, The MIUI is well maintained on this hardware and delivers slick experience without any lag or stutters. If your planning to play heavy games and don’t want to upgrade your device in near future then don’t opt for the 4GB variant. The phone does well even when you throw heavy apps or games at it without any noticeable lag or stutters. All thanks to snapdragon 720G.

Redmi Note 9 Pro battery life:

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 5,020 mAh battery that could easily last a long day of heavy usage, the phone delivers over 6 hours of screen-on time but charging this device takes time. The charging speed is limited at 18W and it takes 140 minutes to top up the battery from 0%.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Camera:

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The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a Quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. On the front side, it has a 16-megapixel selfie camera, the phone captures 4k, 30FPS crisp shoots, the dynamic range is quite good too, it also has 21:9 cinematic crop mode as well as built-in filters. 

Here are some shots from Note 9 Pro:

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redmi note 9 pro camera
redmi note 9 pro camera
redmi note 9 pro camera
redmi note 9 pro camera
Source: Android Authority

Redmi Note 9 Pro Pricing:

The Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at Rs.12,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version. It’s available in three colors Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black.

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