A question always roams around my mind. Why do we use Xiaomi Phones? Is it better than Samsungs and Apple’s? In some cases, yes. In some cases, a big NO. Or does it make me a better person? Maybe, it depends on my usage and utilization of the tech. Or perhaps it helps my son to do his homework? It kind of does actually. No, these are not the exact reasons. The same logic is it means to us. It provides us with an adequately valued phone worth of our money.
But this successful Xiaomi was not always lying these. Insane failures like Phone blasting off have brought the company to the brink of discontinuing the smartphone section multiple times. But they stood firm. Maybe the ultimate goal of providing people with meaningful phones kept them burning from inside. That is why they are the Mid Range King in the modern Smartphone Arena.
Like it or not, almost 82% of the global smartphone consumers are coming with a middle-class lifestyle with minimal findings and budget. But this category knows no bounds. People nowadays are changing their smartphones like clothes. Xiaomi has sensed this leakage of blood and quickly rushed into it.
They have the strongholds in China, their mother country. But they have also enlarged the empire by capturing the Indian market and the rest of the Sub Continent. Form the total consumption of smartphone, a staggering number of the 99% users in India are the Android Users. This massive amount of people are relying on a single company in the last couple of years. Thus Xiaomi is the number one smartphone brand in the Indian region.
Moving on to today’s Phone the Phone, which we will be reviewing today, is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: The Best of Redmi Note!
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is the top of the line Note Series of Redmi. So, it is pretty evident that this Phone is going to have the best Mid Range specs available in the market. Wait for a bit that we are going to bring you some justice. We will be reviewing this device in a distinct manner so that you can have a clear understanding of the capability of the Phone. This understanding will help you while you do make up your mind to buy a specific smartphone for yourself. The criteria are:
- Sensors and Other features
- Water resistance
Now, with your permission, I would like to head for the first segment, which is the design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: The Elegant Glass and Metal Finish!
When we come to the design of the Phone, we will have to pause for a moment. Hold on that folk! Is it a Redmi phone that I am looking or is it just a hoax? My colleague confirmed that I am not daydreaming, and this Phone is, after all, made by Xiaomi.
You have probably guessed it right by now. That Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has brought something out of the box this time. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. The Phone is looking very tempting with the glass and plastic finish. To spice things up, the quad-camera setup has also changed, and now is a stunning square module. The Phone has been revamped from top to bottom. People used to complain about the design of Xiaomi being a bit dull compared to the market. But this Phone is an absolute sucker punch to the criticism itself.
The Phone has a glass and metal finish, as I said before. The back part is made out of glass. And for further protection, it is equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is not all. The front side, I mean, the screen is also protected with the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The frame is made out of high-density polymer plastic, designed to provide reliable support. Speaking of the screen, the screen comes with the iconic Punch Hole Display. The main attraction of this Phone is the color combination. Xiaomi has been naming the colors in a more relaxed way. I am pretty sure they have hired Humor specialists, or the team is taking some mind relaxation therapies. As long as this is working, they are good to go!
So, this device is available three stunning color combinations. The first one is Tropical Green. Then comes up the Glacier white. And lastly, the Interstellar Gray. I have the interstellar grey with us in the studio today. But I am in love with the Glacier White. Don’t judge me! I am a white lover!
let us talk about the dimensions. The Phone has a pretty standard length of 6.53 inches. The width will be around the 3.02-inch mark. The Phone is a bigger phone than usual in terms of width. So I would suggest using both hands if you want to avoid the shattering of your glass. Trust me, guys! It is heartbreaking. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. To finish things off, the Phone has a standard breadth of 0.35 inches.
The power and the volume button is on the right side of the Phone. That means the dedicated dual SIM Tray and the SD Card Slot is on the right. The bottom portion in-houses the USB Type C connector and the speaker grills. The top of the Phone is where the 3.5 mm headphone jack managed to squeeze in. So that was all about the tributes.
Overall, I am impressed with the design and the approach that Redmi has offered on this Phone. By this stunning design, Xiaomi will be able to win more hearts.
Now let us move the focus light on the display of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Display of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: LCD Punch Hole!
This Phone comes with an LCD display and the trendy punch-hole display. To be honest, some of you are thinking about why they are using IPS LCDs? They could have used the modern and powerful AMOLED displays instead. But that is not true. The main reason behind this is to reduce power consumption and increase battery life. Another reason is that they want to use that extra saved penny in other valuable sectors.
Frankly speaking, this IPS display is not bad, after all. The 6.67 inches LCD panel comes with a full high definition resolution. That means the answer is 1080 into 2400 pixels. The aspect ratio is 20:9. Thanks to the punch-hole display, the viewing experience is optimum. But there is visible distortion in the panel around the cut-out. The screen to body ratio is almost 84.5%.
The PPI density is close to 395 Pixels per Inch. The screen is protected with the Gorilla Glass 5, as I have mentioned it already. So, the screen is scratch and dustproof.
Overall this is an excellent screen. The viewing experience was noteworthy. People should experience the display without any hesitation. And trust me, this is a fun screen to share!
Now let us see what the performance section has to offer!
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Performance of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: the 8 Nano Meter Chipset!
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is firing in all cylinders as they have been pushing towards some severe power. *Spoilers* this Phone is one hell of a phone when it comes to the performance. The performance of the Phone is based on the software unit and the Hardware Unit. Let us see the software Unit first.
The Software Unit of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
This Phone comes with the latest Android 10. So, it is packed with the latest groundbreaking features of the latest Android version. To spice things up, the UI is the Xiaomi’s signature MIUI Version 11.
There were some issues in the designated UI of Xiaomi. But this time, they have solved it, and the UI works lie magic. Still, the global version is still having some issues with excess preinstalled apps. But overall, the software is pretty good.
Now let us see what the hardware brought on the table.
The Hardware Unit of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
This time Xiaomi has done something which is proved to be very tempting. They have opted for a chipset that we pretty much like the flagship category. Yes, you have guessed it right! I am talking about the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. This is an 8 nm Octa-Core Chipset. This chipset is clocked at 2.3 GHz processing speed.
The graphics processing unit is of Adreno 618. The RAM is 6 GB, and the storage is available in two variants. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. These are 64 GB and 128 GB. So there is plenty of storage. But if someone wants to expand that further, then they will have to use an additional SD Card.
Overall the Phone has a pretty good performance so far. I have been pushing the Phone to its limit for a couple of days. Despite some heating, the Phone has to frame drops or lags whatsoever. The main USP is that the Phone is suitable for heavy gaming. I would highly recommend people who are looking for a gaming device within the mid-range budget. Other than that, the Phone is also good for the people who are into heavy multitasking.
Now let us see what the cameras have to offer.
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Cameras of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: The 64 Mega Pixels Wonder Cam!
The cameras are pretty neat in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. The excellent orientation does make a massive difference in the approach as well. The rear camera is a quad camera setup. The main camera is of 64 Mega Pixels. The f/1.9 aperture camera comes with a 26 mm wide sensors. The second camera is a 119 degrees ultra-wide camera of 8 Mega Pixels. This camera comes with an aperture of f/2.2. The next camera is a macro lens. The macro lens is of 5 Mega Pixels. The aperture of this camera is f/2.4. The last camera is a 2 MegaPixel camera. But it is actually a depth sensor. The aperture of this depth sensor is as f/2.4. The selfie camera is 16 Mega Pixels Camera, and it has an aperture count of f/2.5. It is also a wide camera.
So that was the hardware, now coming down to the outcomes. The pictures turned out to be great. The noise reduction, color balance was phenomenal in bright lighting. But the ultra-wide camera does have some over distorted edges. Having said that, the portraits did turn out to be okay. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. However, the main camera was pretty on point with every aspect. The selfies did turn out pretty well, actually.
The videography is another stuff. The main camera can shoot up to 4K resolution at the frame rate of 30 frames per second. But we lose the image stabilization with that resolution. So, the selfie camera can shoot up to 1080p at the maximum frame rate of 120 frames per second.
Now let us see what the battery is capable of.
The Battery of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
The battery is of 2020mAh, and to charge this beast, we have the 30 watts fast charging. So, this battery can easily have a 48 hours battery cycle on a full charge with random usage.
Sensors and Other Features
The fingerprint is side-mounted, and the other sensors are in full working condition.
This is a mid-budget phone, after all. So it does not come with any type of water resistance.
- Does it support wireless charging?
No, it does not.
- What is the price?
It is about 221 US Dollars in the US Market.
Wrapping Things Up!
So, as far as the specs and the experience is concerned. This is a pretty solid phone, and I highly recommend this to the buyers. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.