Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review

The successor to the hit Note 8 Pro, against all odds, is obliged to absorb all the good that is in its predecessor and surprise with its own features. Whether Redmi Note 9 Pro managed to do this, we learn from the review of its design and main parameters. And we will also look for chips that distinguish this redmi from other medium-sized state employees with good potential.

Specifications

Considering that this is a Pro version, the parameters in smart are above average. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has the following characteristics:

Options Meaning
Display IPS, 6.67 ″
Screen resolution 2400×1080 p
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Graphics Accelerator Adreno 618
Main camera 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 megapixels
Front-camera 16 megapixels
RAM 6 GB
Built-in memory 64 or 128 GB
MicroSD slot yes, up to 512 GB
Number of SIM cards 2 nano
OS Android 10
Battery 5020 mAh
NFC yes, Google Pay support

There is nothing superfluous in the package: a protective case for the back cover, documentation, a charging block , a cable and a paper clip.

Design and dimensions

The front and back of the Note 9 Pro are glass, which is tempered and shock-resistant fifth generation Gorilla Glass. The back cover is glossy, shimmering beautifully in the light, with a pattern of stripes in green design . There are also models of white and gray shades without stripes. The frame itself is made of plastic, however, it looks like “metal”.

The front side is occupied by a screen with small black frames around the perimeter. In the upper part there is a place for a speaker mesh and a one-color notification light.

The front camera is located exactly in the center at the top of the display. It is a small “eye” in a dark rim. In addition to photos and videos, it can also be used to unlock “in the face”. The settings provide the ability to hide the cutout by choosing one of the options presented, for example, a black stripe at the top of the screen.

The upper end is given for a microphone and an IR sensor, with which you can use a mobile phone to control household appliances.

The bottom end of the smart is the most “densely populated”, here is a mini-jack, USB Type C, microphone and speaker. The latter does not form a stereo pair with the upper one, but by itself sounds loud and clear enough.

On the right is a volume rocker, a power button combined with a scan of prints. The latter is located in a small recess on which your finger rests comfortably when unlocking the smartphone.

On the left is a full-fledged slot for 2 nano-SIM cards and micro SD, where you can install a card to expand the size of the built-in storage up to 512 gigs.

In the center of the rear panel there is a block protruding slightly above the lid with 4 photo modules and a flash. In a square with rounded edges, pairs of “eyes” are placed under each other, which looks quite compact and stylish.

The Note 9 Pro weighs in at a decent 209 grams. For comparison, there are lighter options like the 157g Mi 11 Lite. The dimensions of the ninth “Redmick” cannot be called miniature either: 165.75×76.68×8.8 mm.

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Screen

Large, bright, juicy – this is to be expected from an IPS display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, which gives a density of 395 ppi. The latter is sufficient to prevent users from seeing grain on the screen.

The size is impressive: 6.67 inches (for example, in the eighth firmware, the screen is 6.53 ″). On such a phablet it is pleasant to watch a movie, to stick to games and work docks, to run programs.

The aspect ratio of the screen is 20 to 9. The brightness of 450 nits is enough to read text and see the image on the display even in bright sunlight. Contrast – 1500 to 1. Supports HDR 10.

In the settings, you can choose the desired color scheme, activate the dark theme, or turn on the reading mode, which will make the colors a little warmer to reduce the strain on vision. There is a change in the size of the text, hiding the cutout, setting the temperature, and more. The screen can “wake up” after double tap on it.

Cameras

The manufacturer claims this is a flagship 4-camera system. The rear camera combines modules:

  • 64 Mpix – the main one, received a high-quality image sensor from Samsung (the sensor is the same as in the previous Redmi).
  • 8MP ultra-wide, with a 119 ° angle, allowing you to capture a very wide scene and accommodate more objects on the sides.
  • 5 MP – macro with autofocus, the camera focuses at a close distance from the object, you can take cool pictures of the smallest details.
  • 2 MP is a depth sensor used in Portrait mode with background blur.

Front module in the singular 16 megapixels. Compared to 9 Redmi, the number of megapixels has doubled. There is a portrait mode, where the AI ​​perfectly blurs the background, clearly along the contour.

In the ninth “proshka” we finished the program processing of pictures, due to which the shades are transmitted brightly and vividly, without exceeding the contrast, with high detail and drawing of individual elements on the photos. There is a night mode for video and photography in the dark.

Vidos can be shot in 4K at 30 fps, but without a stabilizer. But in the 1080p mode (30 or 60 fps) there is digital image stabilization. When shooting video, you can use such a trick as slow motion or kaleidoscope. On the front camera, you can shoot slow selfies with a frequency of 120 fps.

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Software

Out of the box, the ninth “proshka” runs on 10 Android. MIUI 11 is installed on top of the operating system, which will delight users with the presence of a dark mode, the ability to broadcast videos, pictures to an external monitor and other useful and interesting chips.

Smart by default has standard Google applications, system tools and a whole set of third-party applications, for example, Facebook or AliExpress. The latter can be removed if unnecessary.

Battery and performance

Inside the Note 9 Pro is a 5020 mAh battery. By the way, the newer Note 10 Pro has the same capacity. The lithium polymer battery will last without recharging:

  • up to 13 hours in games,
  • up to 33 hours during calls,
  • up to 147 hours when listening to music.

Ultra-fast 30-watt charging provides the ability to replenish the smart’s energy reserves within an hour. The gadget is charged through the USB Type C port using a cable. Smart does not support wireless charging.

An energy-efficient Snapdragon 720G chipset, created using an 8nm process technology, is responsible for the performance of the smart. Consists of 8 cores, of which 2 are capable of overclocking up to 2.3 GHz, 4 – up to 1.8 GHz. Note 9 Pro owners claim that the smart does not overheat even during intensive use, you can “stick” for hours in games or vidos.

The Adreno 618 video accelerator works in tandem with the processor. This means that the smart will confidently pull heavy toys at medium and high settings with a good FPS.

In support of the smart chipset, 6 gigs of RAM are provided. The size of the built-in storage depends on the version purchased: 64 GB or 128 GB. In any case, it can be expanded using microSD .

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Wireless capabilities

What’s in the Note nine Pro (e.g. white ):

  • NSF – instead of payment cards, you can use smart cards and pay for purchases in places where contactless payment terminals are installed. You will need to download and install Google Pay on your phone, where you need to add the card.
  • Wi-Fi – dual band 2.4G and 5G.
  • Bluetooth 5.0. – for connection and wireless data transfer between smart and another phone, tablet , TV and other gadgets.
  • Infrared port – smart can be used instead of one remote control for various equipment, for example, for TV , air conditioner.

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Peculiarities

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is literally stuffed with a variety of chips. Here’s an overview of the main ones:

  1. Linear vibration motor
    Able to reproduce up to 150 vibration options for different types of notifications.
  2. Function “Kaleidoscope” in the camera
    To make interesting vidos with quickly changing, multi-colored, pop-up and blending with each other frames. Then you can add music.
  3. Scan docks
    Allows you to scan documents and edit the received copies directly on the smart.
  4. Unlocking by face
    It is convenient when the smart “recognizes” the owner, one has only to be in the field of view of the front camera.
  5. Gesture control
    For those who do not want to bother with buttons, albeit touch-sensitive, in the “Advanced settings” you can switch to the “Gestures” navigation method.

Of course, all the chips of the previous edits have migrated to the Note 9 Pro . For example, splitting the screen for several applications or setting “live” wallpapers. In general, there are more than enough opportunities in it, even for demanding users.

In terms of sensations and visuals, the Note 9 Pro is certainly not an average budget employee, but a full-fledged top. Cool cameras with a lot of interesting functions will allow you to take superb photos and videos both for home archives and on social networks. The modern chipset will pull the use of working applications, instant messengers, games.

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