The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series: Key Specifications and Prices

Do you want to join the Mi Family? I’m personally a fan of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series and Xiaomi as a tech company. I came across it when I needed a really “smart” phone. If I were to rank Xiaomi, I would say it is the best android phone manufacturer after Samsung. (But don’t mind my personal opinion tho).

Xiaomi is one of the fastest-growing tech brands in the world. In 2019, Xiaomi became the youngest brand to be on the Fortune 500 list with a position of 468. Though Xiaomi initially specialized in smartphones, it’s now a full-blown tech brand with other products like wireless headphones, smart bands, smart TVs, and other smart devices.

But much of Xiaomi’s success can be attributed to its Android phone sale; more specifically, the Redmi 9 series. In 2020 alone, over 20 million shipments of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 series were shipped across different locations of the world. With such massive growth in a young brand, we decided to share some of the brand’s Redmi 9 series with our readers.

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List of every smartphone in Redmi 9 Series

Below are the smartphone in the Redmi 9 Family:

    • The Redmi 9
    • The Redmi 9A
    • The Redmi 9C
    • The Redmi Note 9S
    • The Redmi Note 9
    • The Redmi Note 9 Pro.
    • The Redmi 9T
    • Redmi 9 Prime (India)

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series

We are going to talk about the first 7 in the series. Now, let’s go!

Redmi 9 Series: Key Specifications, Prices and Where to Buy

#1. Xiaomi Redmi 9

The Redmi 9 ticks many boxes that make a smartphone great. Design-wise, it looks and feels like a premium device – which it is to an extent. Performance-wise, the Helio G80 chip makes it 107x better than its predecessor – the Redmi 8. 

The 5020mAh battery makes this device even more powerful. Due to Xiaomi’s software optimization, you should expect nothing less than a day’s use on a full charge. The reversible USB-C connector can be used to power other devices.

Another area where the Redmi 9 excels is in the camera department. It’s a quad-camera setup: 8MP ultra-wide, 13MP wide (main), 2MP depth sensor, and 5MP macro lens. Expect nothing like flagship picture quality. But for its price, the camera quality is pretty okay.

You also get a huge 6.53-inch FHD display with a dot-drop notch. The display makes for an immersive media experience. And to make the device more functional, Xiaomi included NFC, an IR blaster, noise-canceling microphones, and the much-coveted 3.5-mm headphone jack.

Key Specs of Redmi 9

  • Main camera: 13MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Display: 6.53-inch, 1080 × 2340 pixels
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • RAM: 3GB / 4GB / 6GB
  • Storage:  32GB / 64GB / 128GB
  • Software: Android 10 based on MIUI 11
  • CPU/GPU: MediaTek Helio G8, Mali G-52
  • Battery: 5020mAh

This is the parent or foundation in the Redmi 9 Series. We are not going to review this phone but if you care about the review, read it here.

Prices of Redmi 9 in Nigeria and India

  • Jumia: N76,500
  • Konga: N72,800
  • Aliexpress: N47,000
  • Flipkart: ₹9,983
  • Banggood: $134

Now, let’s go to the next member of the family;

#2. Xiaomi Redmi 9A

The Redmi 9A takes a similar approach to the 9. They’ve got a lot of similarities with a few differences here and there. Right off the bat, you get the same display size but a much lower resolution. Instead of a Full HD display, you get a 720 × 1600 resolution.

You may see the 9A as a “Lite” version of the Redmi 9. It’s a tad lighter than the 9 as certain features have been left out. Though they look identical at first, a closer look will reveal some differences. There’s a single 13MP shooter as opposed to the quad-camera setup on the 9. 

Basic photography should be okay but it gets to struggle when in low light conditions or during close shots. In front, you get a 5MP shooter housed between the notch. 

For storage options, the Xiaomi Redmi 9A starts at 2GB of RAM with a base storage of 32GB and extends to 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage. Though the Helio G25 chipset is a 12nm chip just like the G80, expect a little drop in performance especially with regards to gaming.

You won’t be missing much if you go for the Redmi 9A as you won’t be paying much. It’s good value for money I must say.

Key Specs of Redmi 9A:

  • Main camera: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Display: 6.53-inch, 720 × 1600 pixels
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • RAM: 2GB / 3GB / 6GB
  • Storage: 32GB / 128GB
  • Software: Android 10 based on MIUI 12
  • CPU/GPU: MediaTek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
  • Battery: 5000mAh

Prices of Redmi 9A in Nigeria and India:

  • Jumia: N48,000
  • Konga: N48,000
  • Aliexpress: N38,000
  • Flipkart: ₹7,672
  • Banggood: $100

#3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

I still expect to see something like a pen or pencil on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series. Other than that, the series is one of the best phablets out there. There have been more than a hundred million shipments of the Xiaomi Redmi Note line.

But what makes them so special? First, Xiaomi has been known to put a lot of effort into the aesthetics of their devices and the Redmi Note 9 is no exception. Right from the back and up to the front, we have a wonderful looking smartphone. 

But don’t get carried away by what you see on the outside as there’s more on the inside. The Redmi Note 9 is powered by the Snapdragon 720G (8nm) processor and comes in either 6GB or 8GB RAM variants. A 5020mAh battery is also here to keep the device running all day long. Even when you run out of juice, the 30W fast USB-C charger would give 50% in minutes.

The Note 9 comes alive with its bright and vibrant HD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Flipping things over to the back, we notice the lack of the fingerprint scanner as it’s now being moved to the side (power button). This makes room for the huge 64MP camera sensor to shine alongside the ultra-wide, depth sensing and macro lens.

Key Specs of Redmi Note 9:

  • Main camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Display: 6.53-inch, 1080 × 2340 pixels
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Software: Android 10 based on MIUI 12
  • CPU/GPU: MediaTek Helio G85, Mali G-52
  • Battery: 5020mAh

Prices of Redmi Note 9 in Nigeria and India:

  • Jumia: N93,000
  • Konga: N95,000
  • Aliexpress: N73,000
  • Flipkart: ₹12,500
  • Banggood: $209

#4. Xiaomi Redmi 9C

If you can’t afford all other phones in the Redmi 9 series but you really want to taste the sweetness of the Mi Family, then Xiaomi Redmi 9C is made for you.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C is the cheapest or most affordable member of the Redmi 9 family. But you know, great things aren’t cheap; so you don’t expect Redmi 9C to be that great just like other members.

The smartphone is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery which will last for your daily tasks without worrying about frequent charging. With the 6.53-inch IPS display, triple rear camera and good storage RAM and ROM, you have one of the best devices at the cheapest price.

Also Check: 10 Best Cheapest Android Phones Under $100 or N40,000

Also, you can enjoy smooth performance with the MediaTek Helio G35 Octa-core processor of the classy Redmi 9C.

Key Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 9C

  • Main Camera: Triple Rear camera – 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP 
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Front Camera
  • Network: 4G LTE Network
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • Display: 6.53 inches IPS, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 PPI)
  • Software: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • CPU/GPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
  • RAM: 2GB / 3GB  
  • Storage: 32GB / 64GB 

Prices of Xiaomi Redmi 9C in Nigeria and India

In Nigeria, Redmi 9C costN46,900 for 2G/32GB and N53,900 for 3GB/64G. While it cost ₹7,590 in India.

#5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

To all Xiaomi fans, you’ve got a special edition of the Redmi Note 9 in the 9S. 

On the design side of things, you don’t get any differences whatsoever. You begin seeing differences as you dive deeper into the device. You get a quad-camera setup but this time, the main camera is a 48MP shooter. We also get the same storage options but with 4GB and 6GB RAM variants.

Though they come with the same battery capacity, the Note 9 should charge a little bit faster than the Note 9S which comes with an 18W charging brick. So, with this, you get to experience the Note 9 even if you are low on a budget.

Key Specs of Redmi Note 9S:

  • Main camera: 48MP, 8MP, 5MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Display: 6.67-inch, 1080 × 2400 pixels
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • RAM: 4GB / 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Software: Android 10 based on MIUI 12
  • CPU/GPU: Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618
  • Battery: 5020mAh

Prices of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S in Nigeria and India:

  • Jumia: N98,000
  • Konga: N110,000
  • Aliexpress: N93,000
  • Banggood: $249

#6. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. There isn’t much of a “pro” here when placed side-by-side with the Redmi Note 9. It gets an identical design with the same specs in most areas. The camera department also sees the same quad setup. What’s more? The battery stays the same alongside the charging brick.

Software-wise, there’s no difference whatsoever. The same can be said about the RAM. The difference begins to show when you compare the storage capacity of both phones. You get much bigger storage options which all come in UFS 2.1 configuration. Not only are you getting more space, but you also get to enjoy faster write and read speeds.

You also get different color options that are attractive to the eyes. So there you go, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro!

Key Specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro:

  • Main camera: 64MP, 8MP, 5MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Display: 6.67-inch, 1080 × 2400 pixels
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Software: Android 10 based on MIUI 12
  • CPU/GPU: Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618
  • Battery: 5020mAh

Prices of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro in Nigeria and India:

  • Jumia: N147,000
  • Konga: N130,000
  • Aliexpress: N88,700
  • Flipkart: ₹19,000
  • Banggood: $229

#7. Xiaomi Redmi 9T

Redmi 9T is the most recent member of the family, it was announced to be released on January 8, 2021 (which is two days ago as at the time of writing this). Definitely, the phone is available already but hasn’t been launched in Nigeria.

According to the users’ reviews, Xiaomi Redmi 9T is exactly the global version of Redmi 9 Power, which means there’s no big deal in Redmi 9T but a new version of affordable phone.

But there’s big ups here, we have a battery capacity of whooping 6000 mAh, if you care more about battery life than performance, this is made for you.

Key Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 9T

  • Memory: 64GB / 128 (expandable microSDXC)
  • RAM: 4G / 6G
  • Camera: 48MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: 6000 mAh Li-Po battery
  • Software: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Display: 6.53 inches, IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Chipset/CPU/GPU: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 / Octa-core / Adreno 610

Prices of Xiaomi Redmi 9T

The price of Xiaomi Redmi 9T will cost about 160 Euros. In Nigeria, the equivalent will be N78,000 and in India, it will be 14,352.80 Indian Rupee.

Price will be updated once it’s finally released in a new blog post, so stay tuned.

CONCLUSION: Which Smartphone is the Best in Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series?

I know you are thinking which one is the best or which of the Xiaomi 9 family should you buy.

Well, the best smartphone in the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series is the almighty Redmi 9 Pro, especially the 6G/128GB storage. But if you can’t afford the Redmi 9 Pro, buy the cheapest which is the 9C or wait for the Redmi 9T.

Just in case you need a Xiaomi that is more powerful than Redmi 9 Pro, then Xiaomi Mi 10T or Mi 10T Pro is what you’re looking for. But it cost N231,000 and N265,000 respectively.

So, there you go with the Xiaomi Redmi 9 series. Which of them would you like to go for? Do let us know below!

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