Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

The phones offered by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand are known for their high price-performance ratio. The models in the Redmi Note series have a slightly different place in the eyes of consumers. These phones, which we have seen over the past time, have attracted attention to the features and performance we usually see in higher-priced phones at a relatively low price. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

Design & Display.

  Like its predecessor Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is a combination phone of plastic and glass. The front and back are covered with solid Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass, while the edges are surrounded by plastic. The width and length of the phone, which gives a good feeling of solidity, has been slightly increased. Of course, this also contributes to the fact that the size of the screen is slightly increased to 6.67 inches. Its weight is 209 gr. with an increase of 9 grams. You can use the phone with a little more peace of mind with the silicone case that comes out of the box, but we generally preferred to use it without a case during our use. Its shiny and smooth back looks scratch resistant. On the front, the screen protective film is glued to the phone first. However, this film is not very durable, we soon started to see minor scratches. Fortunately,

 The back of the Note 9 Pro is curved towards the edges and this contributes positively to the ergonomics of the phone. The body thickness of 8.8 millimeters shows that this phone is not very thin. Despite its large screen, it is not difficult to use the Note 9 Pro with one hand. You can easily access the power button on the right side with both right and left-hand grip. A fingerprint reader has also been added here. The volume keys right above it are also not very soft and playful, the depth is good, it makes it easy to control the volume.

 On the bottom edge, there is a USB-C port, microphone, speaker, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Headphones are not included in the box of the phone, but having a headphone jack will relax your hand. On the left edge, the nano-SIM and microSD card tray are placed towards the top. On the upper edge, we see the second microphone and infrared port. You can also use Redmi Note 9 Pro to control TV or other items in your home or office, thanks to the Mi Remote application.

 When we look at the front, there is a nicer appearance than the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The biggest reason for this is the selfie camera hole, which is centered on the top edge of the screen. The water drop on the Note 8 Pro looks more elegant than the notch. The screen-to-body ratio is very close to that of the Note 8 Pro with 84.5 percent. The view on the back has also been changed, with four cameras arranged in a matrix. Just below it is the LED flash. Xiaomi has created a different look by using two different shades on the back. As we mentioned above, let's not go without adding that the phone, which has a combination of glass and plastic material structure, is not resistant to water and dust.

 As far as display is concerned, we see that Xiaomi has slightly increased the size. The 6.67-inch screen has 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density value of 395 PPI. In fact, the screen is not much different from the Note 8 Pro's screen, except that it is lengthened. The screen with IPS LCD technology offers wide viewing angles. Color vibrancy is high, black color depth is also good. Although the brightness is not very high, it is above the smartphone average. It offers sufficient visibility outside, under sunlight. When we look at the screen settings, there are not many options. With the reading mode, you can relax your eyes by reducing the blue color output of the screen. However, there is no possibility to change the color temperature of the screen.

 With its large screen, the Redmi Note 9 Pro offers enough field of view for the most performed tasks on a smartphone, such as surfing the web and watching videos. Watching YouTube videos or Netflix movies on this phone is enjoyable. The sound output of the speaker on the lower edge is on the average of the smartphone. The bass is not strong, the treble is in the foreground, but we do not feel any noise at high volume. The built-in speaker is sufficient for fast video watching or listening to music, but you will need speakers or headphones for a better sound experience.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

Operating System and Process.

 The phone offers extremely fast and powerful processors.  Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a good processor for daily use. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor. The phone offers enough performance for classic tasks like surfing the internet, hanging out on social networks, using a camera, and so on. Although we observe slight stutters, a generally fluent experience is offered. It is possible to increase the storage space with the microSD card slot.

 Redmi Note 9 Pro offers good performance in terms of gaming. Thanks to the tool called Game Turbo, you can increase performance while playing games and distract yourself from distractions during the game. The application called security is used to optimize the phone from different angles. With this application, you can perform security scans, clean unnecessary files, and optimize battery.

 Regarding the GPU, Redmi Note 9 Pro has the Adreno 618.

  In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 567 for single-core and 1744 for multicores.

 According to the operating system, the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with an Android 10 and MIUI 11 user interface installed on it. Xiaomi's customized user interface MIUI will begin its way to Xiaomi's phones with its new version number 12. Redmi Note 9 Pro will also receive the MIUI 12 update soon.

 You have the opportunity to choose which theme to use during installation. Different elements are waiting for you according to the theme you choose. In terms of customization, the MIUI user interface is pretty intense. Different application icons, information, and toolkit screen on the far left of the main screen, rich quick settings panel, user interface elements that can be easily controlled with the finger are among the highlights.

 The MIUI 11 user interface is also generous in terms of the tools and applications that come loaded. In the Tools folder, there are applications such as Calculator, FM Radio, Voice Recorder, as well as special Xiaomi applications such as Mi Carrier, Mi Remote. There are also various games inside the game folder. At the same time, various applications that you can install during the first installation are offered to you as suggestions.

 Advertising elements on Xiaomi's phones are also at a remarkable level. You may encounter advertisements when installing applications from the Google Play Store or opening various Xiaomi applications. Fortunately, you can tweak the menus a bit and turn them off. The application called security, on the other hand, enables the phone to be controlled from one place and to be improved in terms of both performance and security. With one click, you can delete unnecessary files in the phone memory. You can block numbers that frequently annoy you with their messages and calls. You can also see the battery status through this application.

 Many of the Google apps come pre-installed on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. You can also download the application and game you want from the Google Play Store. The leftmost panel of the main screen looks quite rich. There are different cards here, and each card is filled with rich visuals and information. Various tools that Xiaomi thinks will be useful for you, applications, and games recommended for you to install, advanced tools, popular games, and videos, news… All of them are on the page you can access by dragging to the right from the beginning of the main screen. If you want to access the Google Assistant and Discover page, just swipe up while on the home screen. Application icons and tools are found together on the home screen pages.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

 Storage, Price, and available colors.

  Redmi Note 9 Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic and the only variant  of the Redmi Note 9 Pro with 6GB RAM and 64GB variant, it will cost you 231.00USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost you 255.00USD on eBay, and 197.00USD on AliExpress. The variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant will cost you 267USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost you 299.00USD on Bang good. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray colors.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

Security and Ports.

  On the security side, We mentioned that there is a fingerprint reader on the right side. This fingerprint reader is located at a point where it can be easily touched by the fingers corresponding to this point in both right and left-hand grip. The speed of the fingerprint reader is good, it allows you to pass the screen lock without waiting too long. The accuracy is also high. If you don't want to use the fingerprint reader, you can also take advantage of face recognition with the help of the front camera. In this case, you will sacrifice higher security for more convenience. The phone also supports classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

  As for ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It also has support for a 3.5mm headphone jack like the Realme 6 Pro.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

 Battery and charging.

 Redmi Note 9 Pro provides a powerful Li-Po 5020mAh battery.  And the phone offers fast charging.

This battery can easily take out one day in normal intensity use, your hand is strong in removing the second day. If you don't use the phone very heavily, you may even go beyond the second day. The battery consumption of the phone in standby mode is also low. When the phone was connected to the cellular network and the mobile internet was on and the screen was off, it consumed only 1 percent battery in about 6 hours. In the video monitoring test, we conducted on YouTube with full-screen brightness and active Wi-Fi connection, we found that watching a video for about two hours caused a battery consumption of around 15 percent. This is your phone on long journeys,

 The 27W fast charging adapter included in the box also performs well in charging the phone's battery. It fully charges a high capacity battery of 5020 mAh in just over an hour and a half. By the way, the phone is on. It is possible to charge from 0 to 50 percent in 30-35 minutes.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

 Camera.

Redmi Note 9 Pro has a- quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 64MP ( wide with f\1.8), 8Mp ( ultrawide with f\1.9), 5MP(macro with f\2.4), and 2MP( for depth). Redmi Note 9 Pro has a single front-facing camera, 16MP ( wide with f\2.5 ). The cameras come with LED flash, AI support, and HDR. HDR technology will help you when there's sunlight behind you. HDR will edit the photo and balance the brightness. 

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 64 Mpx sensor in its main photo module. If the mobile captures pictures in 16 Mpx by default, thanks to the pixel binning technique, it is possible to force the use of 64 megapixels. Unfortunately, in full definition, the results are not very convincing, as we explain in a lab article available here

Faced with the competition, the main module of the Redmi Note 9 Pro still struggles to stand out. It lacks sharpness and offers a rendering less relevant than that of the Oppo A9.

At night, the exposure turns out to be good, but the shot is generally very processed and loses a good amount of detail

Finally, do not rely on the night mode to improve the result. It only accentuates the image processing and worsens the result.

By day, the ultra-wide-angle module of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is unconvincing. Especially when faced with a much more detailed Oppo A9.

At night, however, the shot turns out to be quite unusable. Too violent smoothing erases all the details. Opposite, the Oppo A9 does not do much better; it must be said that few smartphones are able to shine in this exercise.

At the front, Xiaomi uses a module with a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with a lens opening in f / 2.5 to take your selfies. The shots taken are still good, although too processed to appear natural. Smoothing thus gives a slight "baby skin" appearance to the faces.

The frontal portrait mode offers an often relevant clipping, only trapped by curly hair. At the rear, the dorsal portrait mode, which relies on the module dedicated to the calculation of the depth, allows better precision in the cutting.

Finally, the mobile is capable of filming in 4K 30 fps. He manages to take on this performance without blinking too much, despite average stability and the mobile warming up fairly quickly.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Quick Review

 Conclusion

Smartphone prices are increasing steadily. In this environment, users pay more attention to phones with high price-performance ratio. Redmi Note 9 Pro is one of the models that make a strong impression in this respect. It has a solid design and quality material. The IPS LCD screen offers an adequate visual experience with its large area and high resolution. Snapdragon 720G is sufficient for daily work. It also offers a satisfying game performance. On the software side, MIUI 11 has useful features, but we have to say that it is filled with unnecessary tools and details.

On the camera side, the Redmi Note 9 Pro gives mixed results. You can take eye-catching, impressive photos under adequate lighting conditions. He is especially good at taking flower photos. The noise effect is high in low light or night shots. You should try to hold the phone as still as possible while shooting. It will meet the needs of video shooting performance.

 It is possible to find the Redmi Note 9 Pro with a discount of around 366USD. If you come across such a product, you can seriously consider purchasing it. What do you think? Have you used the smartphone? Do you recommend it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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