Redmi Note 9 Pro Review: A Budget Friendly, Yet Feature Laden Mid-End Flagship

    Xiaomi added three new phones to its well-received Redmi Note 9 series, including the much-awaited Redmi Note 9 Pro. The recently unveiled handset has already gone up for pre-order bearing a $269 price tag on Giztop.

    Packed with upgraded specs, Redmi Note 9 Pro supports ultra-fast 5G connectivity and is currently up for grabs in three highly appealing color options including pink, black, and blue. Let us delve into more details about the phone’s awe-inspiring features and top-notch specifications.


    After giving a wide range of full-screen solutions test drives, Redmi appears to have finally settled on centered openings for the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Although the phone is equipped with an LCD screen, the company has ensured that the aperture diameter is only 3.8 mm, which appears even smaller when placed on a 6.67-inch display.

    For the unlocking method, the device still features the side power/fingerprint two-in-one button for a stable unlocking speed and recognition accuracy. The screen boasts a high resolution of 2400×1080 pixels that supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, it has received the German Rheinland low blue light eye protection certification.

    The screen adopts the Frequency High Brush technology. The Chinese smartphone maker splits the screen refresh rate into six different gears, ranging between 30Hz and 120Hz. The phone automatically adjusts to the best refresh rate value, picked by the system based on various application scenarios.

    On top of that, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is integrated with the 360° photosensitive technology that the Mi 10 series highlighted at the beginning of the year. The phone supports 4096-level screen brightness adjustment, and the front, as well as the back house light sensors, to perceive changes better in ambient light.

    Exceptional Back Cover Design

    Just like the Redmi K30 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 Pro houses a circular camera setup, with four diagonally arranged lenses. It is worth noting that Redmi did not go for the X-shaped design is used to highlight the connectivity between the lenses, meaning, each lens is independent as far as visual effects are concerned.

    Redmi Note 9 Pro camera is made using three planes, with the bottom back cover serving as the base. The portion where, “108MP AI CAMERA” and “BUILT FOR 5G” are printed in the middle layer, while the glass covers board serves as the surface This design was first spotted in the Vivo X50 series.

    In addition to the Bihai Xingchen version, the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in Lake Light Autumn and Silent Starry Sky. Both sides of the device are covered with Corning’s fifth-generation gorilla. glass. When light hits diagonally on the back cover, a beam-like effect is created at the bottom of the camera.

    While the back cover of the Bihaixingchen version of Redmi Note 9 Pro is mirrored, the lake and autumn version is processed by AG technology. The Redmi Note 9 Pro’s body length is 165.38 mm, and its width is 76.8 mm. Weighing in at 215 grams, the phone is 9 mm thick. The weight and thickness are comparable to the Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition.

    100MP HM2 Sensor

    The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a 16MP front shooter for selfies and video calling. This selfie camera supports a slew of regular functions including, face unlocking, AI beauty selfies, and portrait selfies. It has a four-camera design of the main camera, ultra-wide-angle lens, macro lens, depth-of-field lens, and the primary camera is 100MP with f/1.75 aperture, 7P lens.

    There’s an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 120-degree field of view, and both the macro lens and the depth-of-field lens are 2MP. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the only handset that features a 100MP camera, but the sensor model it uses is not comparable to the company’s flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 series.

    It uses the Samsung ISOCELL HM2, instead, which was released in Sept. with a 1/1.52 Inch outsole (slightly smaller than HMX), unit pixel 0.7μm, and it supports nine-in-one output of a photo with improved sensitivity. On top of that, this sensor supports the common dual native ISO technology on SLR cameras.

    Powerful Processor and Battery

    Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9 Pro does not pack the MediaTek Dimensity platform, which has been replaced by the Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC in Sept. It is powered by Samsung’s 8nm LPU processor, and the CPU is the same as Samsung’s 8nm LPU process, including two 2GHz A77 large cores and six 1.8GHz A55 efficiency cores. It packs the Adreno 619 GPU.

    The phone also performed well in AnTuTu and Master Lu tests, scoring 348,731 points on AnTuTu and 483902 points on Master Lu. The phone draws its juices from a 4820mAh battery that matches the 33W fast charge. The original wired charger can charge the phone from 1 to 12 percent in 5 minutes, 24 percent in 10, 56 percent in 20 minutes, 67 percent in 30 minutes, 85 percent in 40 minutes, and it takes 57 minutes to charge to 100 percent.

    The Redmi Note 9 Pro is an irresistible smartphone that boasts an impressive array of features. You can pre-order the phone from Giztop for $269 by following this link.


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