There are three phones in the recently released Redmi 9 series by Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Redmi 9, Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Xiaomi Redmi 9A. But between these three phones which one is the best buy? Which one should you buy? Well, this buyer guide will help you decide.

Here is what you should note. Of these three phones, the Redmi 9 is the best phone while the Redmi 9A is the lowest variant. The Redmi 9C is like the bridge between these two phones.

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This buyer guide will be focused on value for money. Here is what we mean. We want to help you get a phone that is cheap while also offering you all the things (features) you need. To begin, you need to know the prices of these phones to understand the price differences.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series: Differences and Similarities of Redmi 9, Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A

The first difference between these phones starts from the price. Redmi 9 cost about 66900 naira, Redmi 9C cost about 53900 naira while the Redmi 9A cost about 41900 naira. But, the price is not the only difference and buying factor.

All three phones have different gaming chipset from Qualcomm with the Redmi 9 chipset been the best. They chipset of Redmi 9A is good but that of Redmi 9C is still better.

All phones comes with some fast charge feature. Both the Redmi 9A and 9C comes with 10W fast charge while Redmi 9 comes with 18W fast charge. They all also have a battery capacity above 5000mAh. So far, there is no much difference but things gets shaken up when it comes to the cameras.

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Redmi 9 comes with 13 MP AI quad rear cameras, Redmi 9C comes with a 13 MP AI triple rear cameras while Redmi 9A comes with a single 13 MP rear camera. There is 8 MP selfie camera for Redmi 9 and 5 MP selfie camera for the other two Redmi phones.

If you are a photo freak, the Redmi 9A won’t do much work for you. The Redmi 9C is good but the Redmi 9 will give you all the things you need. Another major difference is the build materials of the phones.

Both the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C have same build materials. Xiaomi took it a little further with the Redmi 9 by adding a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

But, all three phones comes with same IPS LCD display type with 6.53 display size. They also have same water drop design with glass front, plastic back and plastic frame.

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Here is the deal for you so far. With the Redmi 9, you have better gaming experience, a more smooth operations and bigger RAM and Internal Storage. Note that, the other phones offer smooth operations too but on same level as the Redmi 9.


The Redmi 9 is not just the best phone in the Xiaomi Redmi 9 series but also the best buy. Considering the small price difference and extra features such as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and fingerprint sensor which is not available in Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A respectively, it is better to spend the extra cash and get the Redmi 9.

While it is true that we encourage you to buy the Redmi 9, the other two phones in the Xiaomi Redmi 9 series are still a good buy. They share so many things in common physically but have some major difference in chipset, camera, RAM, Internal Storage and sensors.

Tell us, what do you think about the Xiaomi Redmi 9 series. Which would you rather buy? Tell us via your comment below.

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