Xiaomi Redmi 9A is among the latest low entry smartphone release by Xiaomi. There are lots of reasons why you might want to buy this new phone. But, the obvious reason is that its very affordable.
The Redmi 9A comes with a decent chipset with good camera set up. Been a low budget smartphone, it offers value for money. Value for money is very important when considering buying a smartphone even if it’s a premium mid-range phone.
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Xiaomi Redmi Phones are very popular for quality materials. This we can confirm from the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 series. Compared to phones from other smartphone companies in same category, this phone is better.
Placed side by side the Tecno Spark 5 Air the Redmi 9A is a better choice. Tecno Spark 5 Air might be bigger in size but bigger does not always mean better. So if given the choice, the Redmi 9A is a better phone and the specifications below will show you just that.
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.
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Specifications of Redmi 9A
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.
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This new Redmi phone might not have that premium feel but it does look really beautiful. It makes a good first impression.
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
Xiaomi is always open to powering their phones with either Qualcomm SOC or MediaTek SOC. The Redmi 9A is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm). This is a lower chipset from MediaTek it is good but have its limit when it comes to graphics and heavy games.
There is an Octa-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU present. It also uses the PowerVR GE8320 (680 MHz) GPU. Both the CPU and GPU are powerful enough to get the phone running smoothly on a daily.
So far, the phone is expected to come in single variant of, 2GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. The RAM sizes is just okay to handle all the operations needed but not suitable for extensive multi-tasking. There is space for microSD card which means you can expand storage.
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The phone comes with single rear camera. Phone companies now likes to include additional camera lens which most of the times are not actually needed.
This phone has a single 13 MP rear camera. You have to make use of this camera for all your photo shoot and video recordings.
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 5 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 9A is powered by a non removable 5000mAh battery with 10W 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 9A below.
Redmi 9A 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: 164.9 x 77 x 9 mm (6.49 x 3.03 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 194 g (6.84 oz)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.53 inches, 102.9 cm2 (~81.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
Features: 400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
OS (Operating System): Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset (Processor): MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
CPU Details: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: PowerVR GE8320 (650 MHz)
Card Slot (SD Card): microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage: 2GB RAM 32GB (eMMC 5.1)
Single Lenses: 13 MP, PDAF
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: [email protected]/60fps
Single Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm
Video: [email protected]
3.5mm Jack: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
Infrared Port: Yes
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging 10W
Colors: Granite Gray, Peacook Green, Sky Blue
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Price: About $109, N41900
This phone will easily make the top 5 best smartphone under 45000 naira. It’s features and price makes it just perfect for purchase.
The official price of the Redmi 9A is about $109 N45000 Naira. Tell us what you think about this new Xiaomi Redmi phone via your comment below.