At this time, in the market, the Redmi Note 9 Pro will get a direct competition from the Realme 6 series and Samsung’s latest M-series, which are not much different from the Redmi Note 9 in terms of specifications and features. so we Redmi Note 9 Pro And instead of judging the small specification difference between its rivals, it remains to be seen how much better the new phone is as a complete package at a lower price.
First let’s start with the design of Redmi Note 9 Pro. xiaomi has launched this phone in the market with its ‘Aura Balance’ design style, in which the pattern and gradient finish has been removed and this time the simple and plain finish has been given. A square camera module has been given in the back of the phone, in which the flash is also set. At the back is the Redmi logo in the middle. According to Xiaomi, the weight of the phone has been evenly distributed, so that it does not feel heavy in the hand.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is offered in Aurora Blue, Interstellar Black and Glacier White color options. Its finish is very shiny and reflective. Even our Aurora Blue unit looks brighter than the picture shown in the box. This finish catches fingerprints easily. The frame of the phone is made of polycarbonate.
Overall Redmi Note 9 Pro feels premium. However, the device is not comfortable to hold and use in the hand. The phone is 8.8mm thick and weighs 209 grams, which is undoubtedly heavy. The good thing is that the back of the phone is not too slippery.
Gorilla Glass 5 protection has been given on the front and back of this phone. Its large size and heavy weight are largely attributed to the included 6.67-inch screen and 5020 mAh battery. This is by far the biggest screen and battery in the Redmi Note series.
Xiaomi has used a 60Hz 1080×2400 pixels IPS LCD panel on the phone, which is a bit surprising given that the competitors are pushing for a higher refresh rate at the moment. Xiaomi told Gadgets360 that this is an unnecessary feature that many people may not even realize. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor is not high-end. Here Xiaomi and Realme have taken different paths, so it will be very interesting to find out the difference between the two. We will find out about it in the review of Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The front camera is set on the hole-punch on the phone’s screen. This cutout is given in the middle of the display and of course it is quite big. There is also a fingerprint sensor in the power button on the right side of the phone, which some left-handed users will definitely not like. The volume buttons are placed above the power button. It is difficult for the thumb to reach the volume button smoothly while holding it in the hand.
You get a USB Type-C port, speaker and 3.5mm audio socket at the bottom. The tray on the left has two nano-SIMs as well as a microSD card. Xiaomi’s trademark infrared emitter is given on the top.
Coming to the hardware specification. Xiaomi says that the new Snapdragon 720G processor works well and is a much better upgrade than the 600-series Snapdragon chipset. You can buy Redmi Note 9 Pro with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage for Rs 12,999. Its high-end variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, which costs Rs 15,999.
You get an 18W charger in the box and the Redmi Note 9 Pro supports the standard USB Power Delivery charger as well. Another interesting thing is that the phone supports the Indian NavIC satellite navigation system. Apart from this, the phone comes with Wi-Fi AC and Bluetooth 5, MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel primary rear camera, which uses the new Samsung Isocell GM2 sensor. The company says that it has made changes to the color profile of this sensor for Indian users. This camera has an f/1.79 aperture and can record 960fps slow-motion video as well as 4K 30fps video. The other three cameras include an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. You get a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has been designed keeping in mind content creators, especially those who regularly post stories and TikTok videos. There is electronic stabilization for the front and rear cameras, 21: 9 aspect ratio option and Pro Color option to enhance contrast and saturation.
With all these features and price, this phone feels like a great deal and we can understand why Xiaomi has neglected some of the features that other brands offer in their phones. If you feel a bit lacking in this phone, then Xiaomi has also launched Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with this phone in the market, which is almost identical, but you get a 64-megapixel rear camera, 32-megapixel front camera. The camera offers 33W fast charging (including charger) and more RAM.
Wait for our review and stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for more details on Redmi Note 9 Pro’s performance, software, usability, camera, battery life and other hardware and features.