Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Camera

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.

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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

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTEYES
Download SpeedHSPA, LTE-A

BODY

Dimensions165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
Weight209 g (7.37 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash-proof

DISPLAY

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
Touch ScreenYes

PLATFORM

OS (Operating System)Android 10.0; MIUI 11
Chipset (Processor)Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU DetailsOcta-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPUAdreno 618

MEMORY

Card Slot (SD Card)microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1

CAMERA

Quad Lenses64 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (macro)
2 MP (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single Camera32 MP
FeaturesHDR, panorama
Video[email protected]

SOUND

LoudspeakerYES
3.5mm JackYES
Sound EnhancementsUnspecified

CONNECTIVITY

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC
Infrared PortYes
RadioFM radio, recording
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BATTERY CAPACITY

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery
Fast ChargingFast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Wireless ChargingN/A

OTHER INFORMATION

ColorsAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
Java Support
MessagesSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GamesYes, Downloadable from Google Play store
PriceAbout N73,500

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.

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