Xiaomi Redmi 9 is the best of all three Redmi 9 series released by Xiaomi. The other two are Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A which are low budget and low entry smartphone respectively.

The Redmi 9 comes with a good chipset with good camera set up. While this phone might not be a top end mid-range smartphone, it offers value for money. Value for money is very important when considering buying a smartphone even if it’s a flagship phone.

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Xiaomi Phones always comes with good materials along with steady updates for up to two years. This is something that sets these mid-range Redmi phones apart from other phones. Plus, Xiaomi phones offer value for money even after two years of purchase.

Compared with the Tecno Pouvoir 4 Pro, the new Redmi phone is similar in almost every way. This you can confirm from the specifications and comparison of both phones.

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Well, we have put together the complete features of the smartphone below. As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammars.

Just below the summary of the features is a table with the complete specifications of the Redmi 9. You can also join our YouTube Community for unboxing and reviews of phones.

Specifications of Redmi 9

Build and Display

The phone is coming with an IPS LCD display type of size 6.53 inch which is just okay. When it comes to it’s build materials, there is a front glass, back glass and plastic frame which looks pretty cool.

Upfront is a selfie camera placed in a water drop display. A punch hole looks prettier but a water drop display is still pretty cool.

This new Redmi phone might not have that premium feel but it does look really beautiful. It makes a good first impression.

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Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

Xiaomi is always open to powering their phones with either Qualcomm SOC or MediaTek SOC. The Redmi 9C is powered by the higher gaming Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm). This is a gaming chipset from MediaTek and it can process some relatively high graphics and play heavy games.

There is an Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU present. It also uses the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Both the CPU and GPU are powerful to get the phone running smoothly everyday.

So far, the phone is expected to come in three variants of, 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage, 6GB RAM 128GB Internal Storage. The RAM sizes is just big enough to handle all the operations needed. There is space for microSD card which means you can also expand storage.

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The phone comes with a quad rear camera. Phone companies now likes to include additional camera lens which most times are not needed.

This phone has a quad 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear cameras. A main camera, ultrawide, macro lens and depth sensor respectively.

There is no OIS, gyro-EIS feature enabled. But you get a camera with LED flash and panorama features. You also get to record video 1080p at 30fps. Considering the price of this phone, this is just okay.

Upfront, the phone comes with a single 8 MP selfie camera placed in a water drop notch at the middle of the screen. Which makes the phone looks very pretty good.

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Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box Android 10 along with Xiaomi MIUI 12 which is really good. Redmi 9 is powered by a non removable 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charge feature enabled but no wireless charge enabled.

The phone battery is big but the fast charge feature should sort things out. We have put together the complete specifications of the Redmi 9 below.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specifications


Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G LTE: Yes

Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A


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)


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

Features: 400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)


OS (Operating System): Android 10, MIUI 12

Chipset (Processor): Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)

CPU Details: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU: Mali-G52 MC2


Card Slot (SD Card): microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Internal Storage: 3GB RAM 32GB Internal Storage, 4GB RAM 64GB Internal Storage, 6GB RAM 128GB Internal Storage (eMMC 5.1)


Quad Lenses: 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP

Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video: 1080p@30/60fps


Single Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)

Features: HDR

Video: 1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm Jack: Yes


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE


Infrared Port: Yes

Radio: Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)

USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery

Charging: Fast charging 18W


Colors: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue

Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store

Price: About $173, N66900

This phone will easily make the top 5 best smartphone under 70000 naira. It’s features and price makes it just perfect for purchase.

The official price of the Redmi 9 is about $173, N66900 Naira. Tell us what you think about this new Redmi phone via your comment below.

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