Redmi Note 9 Pro Review with Pros and Cons
This time we only get Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and there is no news for the budget Redmi Note 9. Here, let’s talk about Redmi Note 9 Pro and find out whether this phone is for you or not?
Update 16th August 2020: POCO has recently launched POCO M2 Pro in India and it has better specifications then Redmi 9 Pro, so its’ better to go with POCO M2 instant of Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 6.67-inches FHD+ display, all-new Snapdragon 720G which is an 8nm processor, 18W fast charging support, 5,020 mAh battery, 48MP Quad camera setup. So first let me tell you the price and then we gonna jump into the Review.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Price
- 4GB Ram + 64GB storage:
Rs 12,999Rs 13,999
- 6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 15,999
The Redmi Note 9 Pro will go for sale on 17th March 2020 at noon via Amazon India & Mi website. The special offers will be shared on 16th March by Redmi India.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 6.67-inches FHD+ display but it has an LCD panel and the reason for that is, this time redmi went with punch-hole display and to give this kind of display with AMOLED is a little bit expensive and that’s why Redmi has provided LCD instant of AMOLED.
Like Realme 6, this Redmi Note 9 Pro doens’t have a 90Hz display, the phone comes with a regular 60Hz display. This could be a deal-breaker for some people but keep in mind, we don’t have many games who support a 90Hz refresh rate but yes, in the coming time, we could see support for 90Hz display in some games but as of now, we don’t have many.
Overall, the Redmi Note 9 Pro won’t give you picture quality like AMOLED display but provided LCD is not that bad.
To protect the display, redmi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, so nothing to worry about display protection yet if you buy this phone, then do use screen protector.
In short, what you’re getting at 13k is more than enough in terms of display quality.
Design & Build Quality
As I have said, redmi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. As per the company, the phone has a three-layer of protection, so if you drop the phone, it won’t break very easily.
One thing I like most of this Redmi Note 9 series is design. I mean just look at the rear side, you can’t even tell if this is a budget smartphone or premium smartphone. The phone also curved from the side edges that means you can hold the phone very easily.
The camera placement is also present at the right place and it looks amazing, I mean that horizontal round on the top two sensors is eye-catching. In short, redmi has done its great job in a build as well as in design.
Like always, some people will like the design some won’t now it depends on your personal preference, so I won’t say much about design.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by 8nm Snapdragon 720G and this is a successor of Snapdragon 730G, as per redmi this Soc will give you better performance. Yes, it will give better performance but it won’t be huge, you won’t even notice if you have used 730G.
Snapdragon 720G is built for gaming, so no matter what game you play, 720G will give you the best result. In short, at 13k, this is the best Soc you can get.
This is a Xiaomi product that means, Redmi Note 9 Pro is running on MIUI 11 on top of Android 10. Now I won’t say anything about OS because it depends on a user by user, whether you like it or not? decide for yourself.
Here is the GeekBench 5 & Antutu Score
- Single-core: 565
- Multi-core: 1672
Overall, at 13k you can’t complain about processor because you’re getting the best Soc at this price point…
The phone has all-new 48MP Samsung Isocell GM2 which is a successor of Samsung Isocell GM1, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. That pouch-hole sports 16MP selfie shooter.
The Rear cameras support the company’s super stabilization, 4K video recording at 30fps and 960fps of slow-motion video as well. The cameras also have other features like portrait mode, in-built filter and what you usually get with Redmi devices.
Redmi has also included all-new ‘Pro Color’ mode which will saturate the color and give you better color reproduction. If you have used realme device then this same feature is available in Realme devices with the name of Chroma boost mode, so nothing new here.
The phone also has dedicated night mode which is improved from the last generation, but like always, the Gcam app will be out very soon, I will add here, once its out.
Now, I won’t say much about cameras, down below, you will see some camera samples which is taken from Redmi Note 9 Pro, (images from redmiIndia/twitter)
The phone has a whopping 5,020 mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging support. You will get one-day battery life but it depends want kind of activity you do on a smartphone.
Here we go again “the battery life depends on your phone use if you every day play games for 6 hours then you need to charge a phone every 6 hours but if you’re like me and don’t use the phone very often then it will last for a day.”
At Rs 12,999 you’re getting Snapdragon 720G, 5,020 battery with 18W fast charging support, Gorilla glass support on both sides, punch hole display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, the phone is running on Android 10 out of the box. So yes, you can buy Redmi Note 9 Pro without any doubt, and its totally worth buying at 13k.
Now if you ask me, which one you will buy?
I don’t like plastic build and I don’t care about 90Hz display because as of now, we don’t have many games who support a 90Hz refresh rate, also Redmi Note 9 Pro has 5,020 battery which is a nice touch. So I will buy the Redmi Note 9 Pro instant of Realme 6.
In the end, Redmi Note 9 Pro is a power pack phone but it doesn’t have a 90Hz screen refresh rate, 30W fast charging support, so if you want what I have just mentioned here then Realme 6 is the phone for you.
|Specification||Redmi Note 9 Pro|
|Announced Date||12th March 2020|
|Available From||17th March 2020|
|What's In The Box||Redmi Note 9 Pro
18W Charger in the box
SIM ejector tool
Quick start guide
|Display||6.67 inch (20:9)|
|Display Protection||Coring Gorilla Glass 5 both sides|
|Build Quality||Metal - Glass Build|
|Screen Refresh Rate||60Hz|
|Resolutions||2400 x 1080 pixels|
|Ram||4GB | 6GB|
|Storage||64GB | 128GB|
|Camera (Rear)||48MP Primary (Samsung Isocell GM2)
2 MP Depth
|OS||MIUI 11 on top of Android 10|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 720G (8nm)|
|Battery||5,020 mAh (18W)|
|Charging Time||This is standard 18W|
|Other feature||LPDDR4X Ram + UFS 2.1Support.
*Dedicated Micro-SD card slot
*3.5mm headphone jack
|Colors||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black|
|Price||4GB Ram + 64GB storage: Rs 12,999
6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 15,999
|Available at||Amazon India|
Redmi Note 9 Pro FAQ
Q: What is the Screen Refresh rate on Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: Redmi Note 9 Pro has 60Hz Screen refresh rate
Q: What is the touch sampling rate of Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: It has a 60Hz touch sampling rate.
Q: What kind of glass Redmi has used on Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides.
Q: When is the first sale of Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: The first sale starts on 17th March 2020.
Q: Where can I buy Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: Redmi Note 9 Pro is available on Amazon, the Mi website and Mi Home retail stores.
Q: What is the base price for Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: Redmi Note 9 Pro starts from 12,999 for 4GB Ram + 64GB storage
Q: What is the Max graphic setting on PUBG in Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: PUBG runs in HD+
Q: Can I watch FHD+ content on Netflix and Amazon Prime on Redmi Note 9 Pro?
A: Yes you can because Redmi Note 9 Pro has DRM L1 certified
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro has NavIC support?
A: Yes, the Redmi Note 9 Pro does have NavIC support
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro has an IR blaster?
A: Yes, the Redmi Note 9 Pro does have an IR blaster.
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro have Wi-Fi calling?
Q: Redmi Note 9 Pro has an in-display fingerprint?
A: No, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the right side.
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro show the ad in UI?
A: YES, the Redmi Note 9 Pro does have ads in MIUI.
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro have a dedicated SD card slot?
A: Yes, you can put 2 SIM cards and 1 SD card.
Q: Does Redmi Note 9 Pro have the stereo speakers?
A: No, the Redmi Note 9 Pro doesn’t have stereo speakers?
Q: Should I buy Redmi Note 9 Pro right now?
A: Yes, totally.
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