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

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.

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 an 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 megapixels (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 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 :

LAUNCH Announced 2020, June 10
Status Available. Released 2020, June 10
BODY Dimensions 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)
Weight 198 g (6.98 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
PLATFORM OS Android 10, MIUI 11
Chipset Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 13 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)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Infrared port Yes
Radio Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 18W
MISC Colors Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue
Models M2004J19G
SAR 0.91 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.71 W/kg (head)     1.06 W/kg (body)
Price $ 119.99 / € 110.00 / £ 115.00
TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 201829 (v8)
GeekBench: 1325 (v5.1)
Display Contrast ratio: 1624:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -26.9 LUFS (Good)
Battery life
Endurance rating 131h


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