Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Barely six months after the release of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Xiaomi is now set to launch it’s successor the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. We have always known the Redmi Note series to be a high mid range phones with nice specifications at great prices. Will the incoming Redmi Note 9 Pro series be any different?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the higher version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro released by Xiaomi as an upgrade (or to replace) the Redmi Note 8 Pro series. It’s the latest in the Redmi Note series from the smartphone company.
There are few things users will look out for in the newly released Xiaomi Redmi Phone. The screen protection, display quality, battery size, software, RAM and Internal Storage, CPU, GPU and it’s chipset. Ooh one last feature to look out for is the camera of this newly released phone.
Now the reason why these features will come under heavy criticism is because the it’s predecessor is so good that people might actually wonder where the upgrade will come from? Or maybe this is just a replica of the former with little tweak just to make money? I guess we’ll find out soon.
Build and Display
The quality of a smartphone can be seen right from it’s build and display. A first look at the Samsung Galaxy Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z flip and the likes of Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max can testify to this. The aforementioned phones uses high quality materials for the build and comes with good display hence they are very expressive. So let’s see what the new Xiaomi phone have to offer.
Back and front, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is made of Gorilla Glass 5 coupled with a plastic frame to complete it’s build. If you have seen Gorilla Glass 5 in action, you’ll know that is is good for the phone. The plastic frame is just okay too.
It uses an IPS LCD display type with a display size of 6.67 inches with a PPI density of 395. Display is protected by the Gorilla Glass 5 which means a simple fall won’t actually cause serious damage to the screen. It’s splash proof feature also means you won’t have to be scared of little drops of water. Overall, the build and display features are very good for a Mid-range phone.
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
The phone uses the Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) which is known for its incredible gaming ability. It also uses the Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) CPU and Adreno 618 GPU for image and games processing.
This phone is coming in multiple variants in terms of RAM and Internal Storage. There will be a 6GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, 6GB RAM, 128GB Internal Storage and 8GB RAM, 128GB Internal Storage. All versions will have an option for external storage via microSD card.
With it’s UFS2.1 technology, you can expect good performance and smooth user experience from this device. You can head over to our YouTube Channel and watch the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Concept Video uploaded my @Maii_HD to better understand the features.
With it’s Quad rear Cameras, this phone is in the league of modern mid-range Android phones. It has a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. It is no the first time we are seen these cameras in a mid-range Android phone.
Upfront, the new phone comes with a 32 megapixel placed in a punch hole at the middle of the screen. The features of the camera includes, HDR, panorama, PDAF and gyro-EIS. There is no telephoto but the macro lens should give you all the fun in with small objects.
Software and Battery
The phone comes with latest Android 10 software with MIUI 11 for its user interface. With these software, one can expect to have smooth experience with the apps and phone operations. This phone has a little bit of everything. It comes with a 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charge feature enabled. You can expect to fully charge the phone in one hour. We put together the full specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in the table below.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Download Speed||HSPA, LTE-A|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||209 g (7.37 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
|OS (Operating System)||Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Chipset (Processor)||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU Details||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Card Slot (SD Card)||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal Storage||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|Single Camera||32 MP|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Fast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)|
|Colors||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black|
|Messages||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
It’s very impressive how Xiaomi manages to put together everything you need in an Android phone at an affordable price. This new Redmi Note from Xiaomi is a combination of everything you need in a mid-range smartphone.
Having a more recent chipset like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and some additional features in display (like 90Hz refresh rate, water, dust and scratch resistant), this phone could have just been a flagship device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 pro Max is yet to be announced for sale in the Nigeria market but we are guessing it will cost about N73,500 Naira on arrival. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the market.