Redmi 9 Power review: Big battery at a budget price

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Written by Shruti Dhapola
| Chandigarh |

December 21, 2020 6:31:22 pm





Redmi 9 Power evaluate: The massive battery smartphone performs nicely for day by day use. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

Once upon a time, telephones with a 5000 mAh cellphone battery have been thought of greater than sufficient. But in 2020, there was a development in the direction of telephones with a 6000 mAh battery. Samsung launched this new breed of units in 2019 with its Galaxy M30s.

The newest cellphone to hitch the bandwagon is the Redmi 9 Power. But, Xiaomi is kind of late to the social gathering. Samsung has executed it already with M sequence, so has Realme and Motorola. So what makes the Redmi 9 Power stand out? Here’s our evaluate

Redmi 9 Power Specifications: 6.53-inch full HD+ show | Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor | 4GB RAM + 64/128GB storage, expandable | 6000 mAh battery | 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP | 8MP entrance digital camera | MIUI 12 on Android 10

Redmi 9 Power Price in India: 10,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant, 11,999 for the 4GB+128GB variant

Redmi 9 Power evaluate: What might make you purchase it?

The Redmi 9 Power’s battery is its USP, which the model is hoping will lure customers who have been in search of a cellphone with a good greater battery. The 6000 mAh battery comes with 18W quick charging and I might get from 20 p.c to over 50 p.c in slightly below 25 minutes, which is fairly spectacular contemplating the cellphone is priced underneath Rs 12,000. In underneath an hour, the cellphone was charged round 80 p.c plus, which is greater than sufficient battery for 2 days.

What I additionally favored was that regardless of the larger battery, this doesn’t appear too cumbersome and it does handle to suit simply in my pant pockets. The cellphone weighs at 198 grams, which isn’t too heavy given the battery measurement.

Redmi 9 Power review Redmi 9 Power in Electric Green. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

The Redmi 9 Power has a fashionable design as nicely, and the Electric Green colored variant appears interesting, although I’m unsure of the large Redmi branding at the again of the cellphone. Redmi has gone for a textured again on this cellphone, which is fingerprint resistant, in line with the corporate. While I might spot the fingerprints, they don’t stand out because of the end. I fairly like how the inexperienced color performs within the mild, and has a trace of teal to it.

Another helpful design characteristic is the fingerprint scanner at the facet, included into the ability button of the system. Setting this up was fairly quick and the fingerprint sensor has labored precisely, each time I used it.

The cellphone sports activities a 6.53-inch Full HD+ show with the Dot digital camera on high. The show supplies a good viewing expertise given the price of this smartphone. Be it Netflix or simply looking on social media apps like Facebook, the expertise is great. It additionally comes with Widevine L1 certification, which ensures help for HD streaming on apps like Netflix and YouTube. I used to be additionally impressed with the audio when watching Netflix, which was adequately loud.

Redmi 9 Power runs the Android 10 primarily based on MIUI 12, and this is among the first telephones I’ve used with the MIUI 12 operating on it. It additionally brings the addition of an app drawer, which I’ve not seen in earlier Redmi or Xiaomi telephones given I’m reviewing one in all these after fairly a whereas. You can select so as to add it at the time organising the system. I discover the app drawer fairly handy on Android, and it’s good to see Xiaomi add this characteristic.

Redmi 9 Power review, software The cellphone runs MIUI 12 with Android 10. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

When it involves efficiency, the Redmi 9 Power is a good cellphone to be your day by day driver, although it’s definitely not geared for many who need some additional increase for gaming. Social media apps like Facebook, YouTube, streaming providers like Netflix run superb, and even video games like Alto’s Adventure and Asphalt Eight work comparatively nicely. Just don’t count on a highly effective efficiency for gaming.

If you might be somebody who out of the blue wants a system for Zoom calls or Google Meet, the Redmi 9 Power is ready to deal with it simply as nicely. I need to add that with a Google Meet name I had some audio points, despite the fact that I gave the app all of the required permissions.

Redmi 9 Power camera review Redmi 9 Power digital camera pattern take indoors. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)
Redmi 9 Power camera review Redmi 9 Power digital camera pattern soak up vibrant open air. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)
Redmi 9 Power camera review Redmi 9 Power digital camera pattern soak up vibrant open air. (Image supply: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

Redmi 9 Power evaluate: What remember in case you purchase?

I used to be not fairly impressed by the digital camera. In reality, this may be the largest disappointment on the Redmi 9 Power given it was actually sluggish and buggy, at least on my unit. At occasions the digital camera would simply not focus, and would take ceaselessly to seize a image, it doesn’t matter what the lighting situations.

Yes, it has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the again, however I anticipated higher footage, higher colors, despite the fact that I do know it’s competing within the budget class. The footage have been simply too washed out in some situations. Even pictures taken indoors with loads of lighting didn’t stand out. I do know it’s a budget cellphone and cameras on this price vary are a little underwhelming, however this one felt much more so.

There was noticeable lag at occasions with the system, particularly once I was taking part in video games like Asphalt 8, although it didn’t trigger disruptions in my gaming session.

Redmi 9 Power evaluate: Who should purchase it and why?

If you might be in search of a system, which must be given to a little one for training functions and would not have a massive budget, Redmi 9 Power is a good choice. The display screen, massive battery and pretty good efficiency imply you possibly can simply use it for instructional functions. Anyone in search of a cellphone underneath Rs 11,000 however doesn’t need to compromise on efficiency or battery life can think about this system.

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