Redmi 9: Xiaomi entry level drops below 150 dollars, unprecedented

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The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is back on sale for the summer sales. Initially offered at 180 dollars, it now goes to 129 dollars on Gearbest.

xiaomi redmi 9

The “entry-level gladiator” is Xiaomi’s affordable smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer has, as usual, offered an inexpensive smartphone for a completely honorable technical sheet. In addition, it is close to 100 dollars with this promotion on Gearbest.

In Short :

  • The Xiaomi quality/price ratio.
  • A 5020 mAh battery.
  • Four photo modules.

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Redmi 9

Another offer is also available for the 4 + 64 GB version of the Redmi 9. Its price drops to almost 120 dollars.

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To Know More :

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is the brand’s new entry-level smartphone. We find a design quite similar to that of its predecessor. It sports a 6.53-inch Full HD + IPS LCD display with a teardrop notch to accommodate the front camera. For this price, you will also find a fingerprint sensor on the back and not under the screen.

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is powered by a SoC Helio G80 from MediaTek accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage in its most affordable version. In concrete terms, do not expect incredible performance for this price, it will be enough to handle everyday tasks. However, it seems complicated to play Fortnite with the most advanced graphics for example.

camera redmi 9

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There is a quadruple sensor on the back of the phone, consisting of a main 13 megapixel (f/2.2) as well as an ultra wide angle 8 megapixel (f/2.2). This is followed by a 5 megapixel macro lens (f/2.4) and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. While you shouldn’t expect the quality of a premium smartphone, this module has the merit of offering great photo versatility.

On the other hand, its strong point lies in its 5020 mAh battery. The Redmi 9 enjoys remarkable battery life which should allow it to be left for 2 days away from the charger without any problem. Finally, there is the possibility of expanding the storage with a microSD and support for two nanoSIM. The smartphone is even NFC compatible, so you can enjoy contactless payment via Google Pay.

Bonus: this smartphone is compatible with the 700 MHz band (B28). You will therefore be able to take full advantage of 4G at Free Mobile.

Technical Sheet :

LAUNCHAnnounced2020, June 10
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, June 10
BODYDimensions163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)
Weight198 g (6.98 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
ChipsetMediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
MEMORYCard slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
MAIN CAMERAQuad13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
SELFIE CAMERASingle8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (market/region dependent)
Infrared portYes
RadioWireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery
ChargingFast charging 18W
MISCColorsCarbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue
SAR0.91 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0.71 W/kg (head)     1.06 W/kg (body)
Price$ 119.99 / € 110.00 / £ 115.00
TESTSPerformanceAnTuTu: 201829 (v8)
GeekBench: 1325 (v5.1)
DisplayContrast ratio: 1624:1 (nominal)
CameraPhoto / Video
Loudspeaker-26.9 LUFS (Good)
Battery life
Endurance rating 131h


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