Xiaomi is one of the top Asian smartphone production companies that deal and produces android phones, in the past few years the company has made lots of progress in the phone industry by releasing the most sophisticated phones to the market which the Redmi Note 9 series is among them.
2 months ago I purchased the latest Redmi Note 9s to checkmate how the phone functions and how well it does tasks like Forex, Gaming, and battery rigidity. As we know that there is actually one main issue with a mid-range smartphone for most people – there are just too many of them. The amount of available choice is staggering – much higher than in the high-end segment of the market. It makes the “which one is worth buying” question get an even more complicated answer than if we’re just talking top of the line models.
Within this period I used the Redmi Note 9s, I have grown to love the phone and have even become very fond of it, a friend recently purchased the Samsung s20 Ultra, the phone was amazing and fast, though the price is much more expensive than the Redmi Note 9s, The Note 9s gave me similar performance when compared to the Samsung s20 Ultra.
Many people have choices to get this phone due to the work Xiaomi has putting into it, making it one of the best phones out there. The smartphone worth the hype it gets and deserves more from the market.
Redmi Note 9s Specifications
The Redimi Note 9s comes with cool specs that may wow our mind, it has the latest snapdragon chipset in the market.
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Announced 2020, March 23
Status Available. Released 2020, April 30
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
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type IPS LCD, HDR10, 450 nits (typ)
Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Quad 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Single 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″ 1.0µm
Features HDR, panorama
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
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio, recording
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Type Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
Colors Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray
SAR 0.96 W/kg (head) 0.40 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.72 W/kg (head) 0.98 W/kg (body)
Price $ 168.00 / € 169.99 / £ 169.00
Performance AnTuTu: 254000 (v8)
GeekBench: 1785 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: 1389:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -27.8 LUFS (Good)
Endurance rating 127h
Redmi Note 9s Personal Review
The camera is one of the best phone cameras I have used in the past, the camera takes the coolest photo I have seen and it gives me the best test of picture taking.
The selfie camera does a wonderful job than i expected, the camera is so nice and cool that it is almost about the comparison of the Samsung s20 when i run some tests on it. I enjoy taking selfies these days than i was while using my previous phones.
PERFORMANCE IN GAMING
I played soccer games and Need for Speed games with the phone, it doesn’t hang or show a sign of hooks while playing those games that require lots of graphics, am a heavy user and I know some phones that have damaged due to my heavy usage. Like this last phone I used which was an Umidigi product, the phone just broke down due to the tasks It was carrying. Note 9s never show me any sign that my usage is becoming too much or being tasked more than it can carry.
In general, Xiaomi produces good battery and their battery performance are wonderful. The Redmi Note 9s have a great battery quality that will serve you very well. on normal usage, it lasts 48 hours for me while on heavy usage can last up to 24 hours for me which is a good lasting hour for a smartphone that is produced to gives more task than average.
Redmi Note 9s has a better design than other Redmi products I have seen, the back is glassy and classy, the camera position is very nice and good looking, the screen is smooth and easy to operate on and the fingerprint position makes it easy to unlock at any position you may place your finger.
The speaker gives a cooler sound and base than other phones I have come across. The speaker gives me so much joy while I listen to Maroon 5 songs titled Memories. Why streaming movies with the phone, the sounds come out well to give me every detail that I needed to hear in order for me to enjoy my movie streaming.
If you ask me the best phone to choose between the Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro, or Note 9s I will advise you to go for the Note 9s. I have watched some review on the Note Pro and I saw that the Note 9s gives a better performance than them all.