The Redmi Note 9 Pro has been in the market for quite some time now and we manage to spend enough time with the phone to share our thoughts about this phone. To start off, we just have to say that it offers magnificent specs for its price.
The Redmi Note series is a mid-range smartphone series that is known for its powerful performance with affordable price tags. That’s a powerful and effective combination too, as there are cumulatively 110 million units of Redmi Note series smartphones sold worldwide! 🤯
Both the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are ranked as global top 10 smartphones of Q419 by Canalys. And now, the legendary Redmi Note series continues with the latest Redmi Note 9 Pro.
A different kind of design
The Redmi Note 9 series has a very clean design this time and it looks unique when combined with its color options. It is available in Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Grey – and I admit, the Tropical Green is my personal favorite. It’s special since it’s pleasing to look at, also has a symmetrical 2-tone color design.
Both the back and front of the Redmi Note 9 series are also covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 – including the camera lens cover. It’s definitely one of the most scratch-resistant mid-range smartphones in the market right now.
And the display is a massive 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen with a DotDisplay cutout notch. Coupled with TUV Rheinland certification, this big display is not only nice to see – but also makes sure your eyes are protected.
Great performance too
We always want the best specs on paper when we’re buying a smartphone these days. A smartphone is such an integral part of our lives now – and we obviously don’t want it to lag.
So, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is packed with the Snapdragon 720G which is manufactured with 8nm process technology and coupled with the Adreno 618 graphics to provide a smooth gaming experience. We also did a quick video highlighting its gaming performance.
So far, the Snapdragon 720G is still a highly-recommended chipset because of its price, performance, and also power efficiency. This is why the Redmi Note 9 Pro can last for about 2 days in our tests – and that’s amazing.
One major upgrade that the Redmi Note 9 Pro has is the ability to use 30W fast charging. It can go from 0% to 50% in about 30 minutes only – which is amazing.
And we don’t have to buy another charger since there’s already a 33W charger included in the box together with the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Seriously, how is this phone only RM1,099?
The other major upgrade found on the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the main camera. It is now equipped with:
- Main: 64MP f/1.9 with PDAF
- Ultra-wide angle: 8MP f/2.2
- Macro: 5MP f/2.4 with AF
- Depth sensor
And I just want to highlight more on the 64MP main camera. I have reviewed the Redmi Note 9S here – but the cameras on the Redmi Note 9 Pro is just so much better!
It’s even better to just show some of the images taken with the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Other than that, it’s the same as the Redmi Note 9S. The 8MP ultra-wide angle camera can capture at 119°, the 5MP macro camera has autofocus which means we can capture close-ups easier, and a depth sensor to provide better-looking bokeh. You can check out our Redmi Note 9S review here to know more about those cameras.
As a bonus, it can also record 4K videos. Since most of us are working from home now anyway, maybe it’s time to brush up our skills.
My overall thoughts about the Redmi Note 9 Pro
It’s still a much better deal than many other mid-range smartphones in the market right now. I literally can’t believe that this phone is priced at only RM1,099. For the price and the specs that it offers, it’s no surprise that the Redmi Note 9 Pro is such a hot-selling smartphone.
And guess what? Redmi Note series still retains the IR blaster. Since the day I lost my AC remote, I’ve been controlling nearly everything in the house with just this phone.
We’ll have another dedicated camera review of the Redmi Note 9 Pro soon – because the 64MP camera is just too good.
Where to buy?
At all authorized Mi Stores nationwide or more conveniently at Lazada: https://bit.ly/2yyslIW.