Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review: The Successor To The World's Best Selling smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review: The Successor To The World’s Best Selling smartphone

The mid-range mobile market in Indonesia is increasingly ‘squirming.’ With so many tempting choices from various brands that are ready to be used as daily drivers mainstay. Xiaomi with its Redmi Note series, has always been one of the top choices for new smartphone hunters in the middle class at an affordable price. Most recently, Xiaomi put a heavy burden on the Redmi Note 9.

Because the latest mid-ranger of the Chinese mobile smartphone manufacturer must be able to exceed the expectations of gadget lovers in the world, because its predecessor has been able to become one of the best-selling smartphones in the world. With sales figures, Redmi Note 8 deserves to be side by side with the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy A51 in the list of best-selling smartphones in the world.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review: The Successor To The World's Best Selling smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review: The Successor To The World’s Best Selling smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Review: The Successor To The World’s Best Selling smartphone

Will this be repeated on the Redmi Note 9?

Specifications of Redmi Note 9

  • Name: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
  • Released: April 30, 2020
  • Weight: 199 grams (g)
  • Material: Gorilla Glass 5 windshield, plastic frame
  • Screen Type and Size: 6.53-inch IPS (screen-to-body ratio ~83.5%)
  • Screen Resolution: 1,080 x 2,340 pixels (~395 pixels per inch)
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G85 (12 nm)
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 + 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • RAM: 4 GB or 6 GB
  • Internal Memory: 64 GB or 128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP (f/1.8, 26mm wide lens, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide 118 degrees) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro lens, AF) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth)
  • Front Camera: 13 MP (f/2.3, 29mm lens)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB: USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (in the back), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 5,020 mAh (fast charging 18W)
  • Price: Official starts from Rp 2,499,000

Advantages of Redmi Note 9

Redmi Note 9 certainly has the potential to meet the expectations of loyal Fans Xiaomi aka Mi Fans. He may have recorded a remarkable sales performance like his predecessor with some advantages that he brought.

1. More Powerful Chipset

Maybe many doubt the performance of Redmi Note 9 because this smartphone no longer uses a mid-range chipset from Qualcomm like its predecessor. However, mediatek Helio G85 embedded in it is able to show a strong performance.

In testing through the AnTuTu Benchmark 8 application, Redmi Note 9 was able to record a score of 205,946. While Redmi Note 8 with Snapdragon 665 only gives the number 169,585. So did the Samsung Galaxy A51 with 177,439 with the Exynos 9611.

2. Excel in Graphics and Gaming

If you are looking for an affordable mid-range smartphone that can be driven by performance to satisfy gaming needs, Redmi Note 9 can be the right choice.

The performance of graphic processing units (GPUs) on redmi Note 9 is quite extraordinary, even the graphics performance is up about 32 percent better than its predecessor. The overall performance of the central processing unit (CPU) also rose by 22 percent. With such a strong performance, it is not wrong to rely on it in playing your favorite mobile game.

3. Jumbo Battery Capacity

The powerful ‘brain’ on redmi Note 9 accompanied by a large capacity battery to support the use of last day. Its battery capacity of 5,020 milliampere hours (mAh) is above average. This capacity is also greater as much as 25 percent compared to the battery embedded in the previous series.

4. Fast Charging and Reverse Charging

The 18 Watt (W) fast battery charging feature may not be special. Because the previous model also has the same ability about refilling battery power. However, maintaining this feature is considered quite important. What makes it different from ‘big brother’ is the support of reverse charging feature. That way, Redmi Note 9 is able to ‘help’ the life of other mobile smartphone batteries if in an emergency.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is presented to provide a better gaming experience thanks to a powerful chipset, wide screen to jumbo battery capacity. The camera sector is no reason for Toppers to choose this smarpthone to be a mainstay.


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