The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S was launched in March 2020. It is part of the Redmi Note 9 series and it packs some decent specifications. Redmi is known for selling some awesome mid range devices allowing Xiaomi to target people who can’t afford the main products.
This phone is also known as the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India. Here is are the features and specifications;
|OS||Android 10.0 Q under MIUI 11 Skin|
|Display||6.67 inch punch Hole, FHD+ Display, 2400 x 1080p resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio|
|Camera||48 MP main + 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens + 5MP camera for macro, + 2 MP Depth Sensor, 16 MP selfie|
|RAM||4 GB RAM, 6GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB, 128GB Expandable to 512 GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, 2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver|
The Redmi Note 9s follows the present smartphone design that ditched the Notch for the punch hole camera. The chin is also quite slim and not invasive
The back panel of the phone features a glossy pane and secured with the Gorilla Glass 5. The rear camera module is centrally mounted and features a quad camera setup arranged in a circular square manner.
The LED flash is just under it, sandwiched between a “48MP Camera” message, and at the bottom is the Redmi branding in symmetry to the camera module setup.
The fingerprint sensor was moved from the back of the phone to the right side and integrated into the power button. The top houses the IR blaster and a secondary microphone, the base contains the USB port C, dedicated MIC, and a headphone jack.
The left side is home to dual nano SIM and SD card slots. The frame of the phone is made of plastic. It is available in Glacier White, Interstellar Black, and Aurora Blue colors.
Big displays have been part of the Redmi’s story to stardom and this phone is not left out. The Redmi Note 9S has a 6.67 inch display panel and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The display resolution of this device is 2400 x 1080. The phone has a Full HD+ IPS LCD and it is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 film. The refresh rate is currently 60Hz
The Redmi Note 9S is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera with LED flash and Ai boost with slow motion capabilities. The rear camera modules consist of a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM2 Sensor, 8MP Ultra-Wide sensor, 5MP Macro Sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. There is a LED flash to aid night shots alongside the night light mode on the device.
There are different modes available on this device with other features being added via software updates. It has sow motion recording and some of the features includes Night mode, Document mode, Cinematic portraits, 48MP HD, Smart ultra-wide angle mode, Rear camera Beautify, Steady handheld night photography, Portrait mode background blurring, Panorama mode, Pro mode, a Photo timer, Leveling, Face recognition, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Custom watermark, AI watermark, Kaleidoscope, Portrait mode background blur adjustment, Full screen frame, etc
Hardware/Performance and Memory
The Redmi Note 9 has is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC made with 8nm fabrication. This chip gives most mid range devices a better performance than expected. The octacore chip has 2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver. The maximum clock speed is 2.3GHz.
The processor was fabricated using the 8nm architecture making it more conservative when it comes to power consumption. The smartphone uses the Adreno 618 GPU with its speed clocked at 825MHz
The RAM space available on the device comes in2; a 4GB version and 6GB version. The 4GB version is paired with a 64GB storage space while the 6GB variant has a larger 128GB of storage. Storage can be upgraded via a Micro SD card up to 512GB.
The Snapdragon 720G being a gaming processor means games like PUBG should load well without any noticeable glitch and the RAM options will help keep multitasking smooth.
OS, Battery, Others
The phone runs Android 10 shipped under the MIUI11 skin. The skin is filled with awesome tweaks, third party apps and ads, part of which helps keeps the device price low.
The USB type C connectivity ensures fast data connectivity. Also, the device has dual VOLTE standby. Redmi ships a 5020mAH battery with this device. It comes with 18W fast charges.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, band 9, Band 20, Band 28|
|SIM Type||Dual nano-SIM slot|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||165.8mm x 76.7mm x 8.8 mm|
|Display Resolution||1080p HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD FHD+|
|Build||Plastic Frame, Gorilla Glass 5 Finishing|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 5 Front Finishing, Gorilla Glass 5 Back Finishing|
|Colours||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 10.0 running under MIUI 11|
|Processor Name/Technology||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex A76), Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex A55)|
|Number of Processor Cores||8|
|Processor Speed||(2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Graphics Chipset||Adreno 618|
|RAM||4 GB, 6GB|
|Internal Storage||64 GB, 128GB|
|External Storage||Yes, Up to 512GB|
|Sensors||G-sensor, P-Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass|
|Front||16 MP Camera 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Rear||48 MP main + 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens + 5MP camera for macro, + 2MP Depth Sensor, 8 MP selfie LED Flash,1080p Video@30fps|
|Features||Night mode, Document mode, Cinematic portraits, 48MP HD, Smart ultra-wide angle mode, Rear camera Beautify, Steady handheld night photography, Portrait mode background blurring, Panorama mode, Pro mode, Photo timer, Leveling, Face recognition, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Custom watermark, AI watermark, Kaleidoscope, Portrait mode background blur adjustment, Full screen frame, etc|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM|
|Image||Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® 5.0, AD2P LE, IR Blaster Present.|
|USB||Yes, Type C.|
|Battery Capacity||5,020 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes 18W|
|Security Features||Face ID and Finger Print|
Around ₦ 75,000