Xiaomi has launched its Redmi Note 9 Series (Note 9, Note 9s, and 9 Pro) Smartphone on March 12 in 2020. The Redmi Note 9 Pro version has brought some upgraded features compared with its ancestor Redmi Note 8 Pro. Read this article to know whether Redmi Note 9 Pro is worth buying.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Key Features
Design and Build Quality
Redmi Note 9 Pro Smartphone’s front side display has a punch hole in the middle area of its top surface. On the rear side, the quad-camera series has been confined in a square-shaped platform resembling the Apple iPhone 11. It comes with a gorgeous rear panel boasting gradient color embellished with a glossy look which makes it look gorgeous. While purchasing, do not forget to check out the Redmi logo in the lower portion on its backside.
Weighing 209gm, this device is quite difficult to hold by one hand. Though Redmi 9 Pro has a hefty body, the smart side carves make this device comfortable to hold. Especially, its slick shape featuring 8.8mm width makes this Smartphone quite manageable by two hands.
While the similarly priced competitor Samsung Galaxy M31 is offering Polycarbonate built up, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is blessed with glass built surface on both front and the rear surfaces. Additionally, the P21 nano-coated surface is expected to save this device from water splashes. However, due to the superb glossy surface, this gear may feel a little slippery. To prevent drops, use its back cover!
Both surfaces are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Do not worry about Note 9 pro's camera bump on its rear side, as it is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Overall, the standard design and built up qualities have made this Smartphone compatible with rough use in daily life.
The volume rocker and fingerprint scanner are found on the right side, while SIM card slots rest on the left side. Like the contemporary Smartphone devices, Redmi Note 9 Pro provides 3 slots for dual SIM and a microSD card.
On the bottom, 9 Pro has a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB type C port, Primary Microphone, and Speaker Hole. While, on the upper edge, you will find noise cancellation and IR bluster. Certainly, Xiaomi deserves praise for providing IR Bluster in its devices, which can be used as a remote control.
The Pro model comes in three color options: Interstellar Gray, Tropical Green, and Glacier White. Pick the one which suits your personality.
Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch-screen offering 16M colors. Its screen-to-body ratio is 84.5%. Xiaomi claims that ‘Pro’ version will offer 4HD plus resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratios with ~395 PPI density), which is the main attraction of this Smartphone.
If you are looking for a budget Smartphone with a giant screen to enjoy advanced games, YouTube videos, or Netflix movies with greater comfort, do not miss this Smartphone! The color sharpness would definitely amuse the gamers!
In this Smartphone, Xiaomi has provided 450 nits of Brightness, which could not overcome its ancestor Redmi Note 8 Pro. Brightness is great under low light situations. However, its outdoor display performance is not so commendable. If you are staying outdoor most of the time, you can consider this issue.
Instead of 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, Note 9 Pro features only 60Hz panel which drags it behind in the race with contemporary smartphones. While the latest Smartphone technology is moving towards speedier refresh rates, Xiaomi truly disappoints their fans at this point.
Redmi Note 9 Pro runs on MIUI 11 which is based on the latest operating system Android 10. This Smartphone appears with a 64-bit octa-core CPU featuring Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) chipset. This futuristic chipset offers 36% greater CPU, 14% GPU, and 114% AI performance compared with Snapdragon 712 chipset.
Moreover, Note 9 Pro's 16-core GPU Graphic unit is enriched with Adreno 618 GPU surpassing the Mali-G76 MC4 graphic unit of Note 8 Pro. You can play PUBG Mobile and other advanced level games in this Smartphone with the highest HD graphics.
Though an advanced processor is provided with Note 9 Pro, you can experience some lags and frame drops while playing games due to its poor 'processor optimization'. However, for daily use, you would not face any problem. Unlike other Smartphone devices, Pro shows less heating issues, which is a bonus for game lovers. On the whole, the Redmi Note 9 pro is a good gaming Smartphone.
The primary camera of Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 64-megapixel lens (f/1.9 aperture), which we have seen in its ancestor Redmi Note 8 Pro model. The latest 9 Pro's Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor is a good addition, though it lags behind Sony’s IMX series sensor. However, while taking pictures with the main camera you need to hold the device in the steady pose for several moments; otherwise, the image can carry a blurry effect.
The ‘Portrait’ mode offers nice portraits featuring smart edge detection with efficient sharpness. You can enhance the zooming option up to 10 times. However, it can dishearten many Xiaomi fans, as the competitor Realme 6 pro is offering about 30x zooming power.
The main rear camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens featuring an f/2.2 aperture. In low light conditions, the captures may not impress you. But in ample light situation, the secondary camera can shoot nice photos, with good sharpness and nice detailing like any other 8MP wide lens camera. However, the provided 'Night Mode' feature can help you take better pictures in the low light situations.
9 Pro's third camera bears 5MP macro shooter (f/2.4 aperture) which out wins 8 Pro's 2MP lens. If you have a passion for macro photography, this smartphone can be your great companion! In addition to this, buying Note 9 Pro you will get a 2MP depth camera featuring f/2.4 aperture. Overall, the color quality and sharpness of these quad-cameras are quite satisfactory for normal photography.
Using the rear camera, you can shoot a 4K video at 30fps, but you cannot use stabilization. While shooting at 1080p, you get 60fps video performance with EIS mode offering good stability. At the highest capacity, this device is capable of shooting 720p video at 960fps in slow motion.
On the front side, Redmi Note 9 Pro holds a 16MP selfie camera that mounts over the 13MP front shooter of its antecedent ‘Note 8 Pro’ version. The photos feature an imposed softness even if you turn off the ‘Beauty’ mode. The photo quality may lack the exact detailing and sharpness, but the ‘Portrait’ mode works fine.
Its ‘Vlog’ mode is no less than a windfall for the vloggers, YouTubers, or Instagram influencers who are looking for a professional device under budget price. Using the front camera you can record a 30fps video. Furthermore, it can shoot a slow-motion video at 120fps.
Memory and Battery
Redmi Note 9 Pro is available in 2 variants: 64GB/6GB RAM, and 128GB/6GB RAM. This device is equipped with LPDDR4x RAM with UFS 2.1 ROM.
This Smartphone is powered by a 5020mAh battery. You can easily use this gadget for more than a day upon a single charge session. You can enjoy music playback for 147h and calling time of 33h. For continuous navigation, this device can stay active for up to 16 hours. If you are a heavy gamer, this gaming device can support you for up to 13 hours.
This Pro version comes with a 30-watt Fast Charger, which is a noticeable upgrade from Note 8 pro’s 18W charger. It takes 30 minutes to get about 50% charge and 65 minutes to fully charge up this device.
What is more? Xiaomi deserves applause for delivering necessary sensors like Notifications light, IR Bluster, Remote controlling features, which you can hardly find other budget gaming Smartphone devices.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Price in Bangladesh
The price of Redmi Note 9 pro is BDT 26,999 for 6/64 GB variant and BDT 28,999 for 6/128 GB. However, the price may vary a bit depending upon circumstances.