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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Official)

Xiaomi

Released 2020, April 30
209g, 8.8mm thickness
Android 10, MIUI 11
64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC

From ৳ 22,999

  • Aurora Blue
  • Glacier White
  • Interstellar Black
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 64GB
Clear

Introduction

The popular Redmi Note smartphones are at their ninth generation this year, and the initial limited run has enjoyed a warm reception. But the Note 9 lineup is now going global, spearheaded by the Redmi Note 9S and it’s we are about to see what it’s made of.

The Redmi Note 9S is a bit difficult to decipher at first, but it is the same phone as the Redmi Note 9 Pro available in India. Maybe we will get the local Pro Max as global Pro later, or maybe we won’t.

Anyway, the Redmi Note 9S is shaping as your typical bang for the buck offer – it impresses with glass design, a large screen, a very capable chipset, a good value quad-camera at the back, and a huge battery.

Having reviewed a couple of Realme phones already, we did notice this one glaring omission – a high refresh rate screen – but maybe the Redmi will make up for this in some other way. HRR matters only for the operating system and the default apps as few games (if any) are capable of going beyond 60fps on a mid-range chip anyway.

We like that Xiaomi has started offering splash proofing on its phones, and we are glad to see the audio jack and microSD slot stick around. And with these final thoughts we proceed to pop the Redmi Note 9S box open and see what’s inside.

Unboxing the Redmi Note 9S

The Redmi Note 9S retail box contains the usual – a charger, a USB-C cable, and a transparent silicone case.

The Redmi Note 9S supports 18W fast charging, but Xiaomi is shipping it with a 22.5W adapter instead – clearly overqualified for the job.

We saw a similar thing with the Mi 10 phones – the company wants you to have a universal USB-PD charger that’s compatible with all sorts of devices and this way – to reduce the charger clutter. We do approve!

Oh, the Redmi Note 9S also comes with a thin screen protector applied in the factory, so that is nice as well.

Source of This Review: GSMArena.com

Colors

Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black

Variant

6GB + 128GB, 6GB + 64GB

Technical Specifications

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Water-repellent coating
Resulation 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
OS Android 10, MIUI 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
Memory 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″ 1.0µm
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery, Fast charging 18W
Dimensions 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
Weight 209 g (7.37 oz)

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