Redmi Note 9 Pro Review
Xiaomi launched two new phones in the note segment – Redmi Note 9 Pro & Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. First, let’s talk about the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Redmi Note 9 Pro carries forward its Aura design philosophy but simplifies things a bit with the Aura Balance design aboard this smartphone. You’ll get a minimal, shiny back panel with no extra jazz and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There’s now a new rectangular setup that houses the square camera module and LED flash. The square camera bump is really huge and you will definitely see the device rocking on the table. There’s a physical fingerprint sensor that doubles as the power button on the side.
The device starts from INR 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB and INR 16,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.
Redmi Note 9 Pro features a 6.67 inches IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 395 PPI pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9. Now, although the chin is bigger on this phone, it doesn’t take away much from the overall screen space that it offers. This can be owed to the punch-hole cut-out design that offers a really good viewing experience. There is no high refresh rate like the POCO X2’s 120Hz. It would have added a really nice experience to the device.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro sees the company returning to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. While the Note 8 Pro used a Mediatek Helio G90T, this time around the phone sports a Snapdragon 720G. The chipset sports a combination of two Kryo 465 Gold cores, as well as six Kryo 465 Silver cores. In addition, there is an Adreno 618 GPU tackling graphics duties.
Multitasking was also smooth and trouble-free. If you’re used to a higher display refresh rate you might find that missing, but most people shouldn’t really mind – other than the feeling of missing out on something. We played PUBG at high settings without any noticeable lag.
The Snapdragon 720G does offer class-leading performance for a budget phone. We saw scores of 279,855 in AnTuTu as well as 566 and 1,759 in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
The first difference anyone would notice is that Note 9 Pro had a 48 MP camera rather than a 64 MP. The new 48MP (f/1.79) Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. It’s coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree FOV, a 5P macro lens with auto-focus support, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The centered punch-hole cutout houses a 16MP camera, which should suffice your selfie needs. There are a lot of new cameras features onboard, including Night mode 2.0, 1080p macro videos, Movie mode, slow-mo selfie, Pro color mode. The Pro camera mode has bagged an upgrade and now has LOG video recording up to 4K @ 30 FPS, with focus and exposure peaking and histogram.
Redmi Note 9 Pro packs in a massive 5,020 mAh battery that manages to last quite a while. For everyday use like scrolling through social media, watching a couple of YouTube videos, and texting, the phone manages to last for a solid day and a half. Redmi Note 9 Pro manages to shine effortlessly and will last for a good full day even after lots of multitasking, calls and video calls.
If you are looking for a heavy day to day usage device, And also decent gaming then this is a great device to have. If you want a high refresh rate screen then Realme 6 is the one offering G90T which is really good for gaming alongside the high refresh rate.