Today I am going to tell you the reasons why, personally, I would buy the Redmi Note 9 Pro if I was looking for a mid-range device, one of the latest presentations from Xiaomi that, as every year happens to us with this family of devices, promises a lot, and at a very contained price.
It is a device that, on paper, is the most competent in the mid-range for its price, but the truth is that right now the competition in the mid-range is fierce, and this Redmi Note 9 Pro has competition. If you are evaluating your purchase, you should know that these are its strengths.
Redmi Note 9 Pro, technical sheet
|Dimensions||165.7 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm|
|screen||6.67-inch IPS FHD +|
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Brightness up to 450 nits
|Pixel density||2340 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|RAM||4/6 GB LPDDR4x|
|Operating system||MIUI 11 based on Android 10|
|Storage||64/128 GB UFS 2.1|
|Cameras||Rear: 64 MP main 1 / 2.25 inch CMOS image sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, f / 1.79, 8 MP Ultra Wide 119 °, 5 MP macro sensor, 2 MP depth sensor|
Front: 16 MP
|Drums||5,020 mAh with 30W fast charge|
|Others||Side fingerprint reader, NFC, hybrid SIM tray, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 2 × 2 MIMO, Z-Axis linear motor, water repellent body, IR sensor|
The strengths of the Redmi Note 9 Pro
A very good processor
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has all the ballots to become the best mobile for 200 euros, and much of the blame lies with its processor since this device mounts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, a mid-range processor, but which has very good performance. I had the opportunity to test its operation in combination with MIUI 11 when I tried the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, and the truth is that you can not put any but, it is one of the best processors in the mid-range.
At the performance level, it is a device superior to its competitors with the Snapdragon 660, or to the usual mid-range MediaTek, and it will allow you to run all kinds of games and applications. The performance is not that of a high-end Qualcomm, but it comes close enough, so if power is one of your concerns, you can rest easy with this device.
In addition, this processor is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM, which, together with this processor, automatically implies that it will be longer-lived than its predecessor with the Snapdragon 660 and 3 or 4 GB of RAM. In two years, this Redmi Note 9 Pro will continue to be a competent device.
A battery that aims very high
One of the characteristic features of this family of devices, historically, is that they have a fairly large battery, which ensures that users have a good autonomy that, at the very least, lasts a whole day of work.
This device has a 5,020 mAh battery, which, considering that its screen is 6.67 inches, should not have any problem when feeding the device for just over a day. In addition, by having compatibility with fast charging at 30W, with a charging time, the device will offer hours of autonomy
As always, the battery life will depend to a certain extent on the use that we give to the device, but, even so, it would normally be more than enough battery to last a whole day without having to go through the charger.
A good main camera and interesting additions
This year, Xiaomi has maintained its commitment to this device in terms of the camera and has given it a 64-megapixel main sensor signed by Samsung, an 8-megapixel wide-angle, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a macro lens of 5 megapixels. And the truth is that this camera looks great.
Beyond this, the device has some interesting additions, such as the presence of NFC connectivity, which will allow you to install Google Pay and pay with your smartphone in a number of stores, in addition, to easily linking your mobile with a Bluetooth device.
In addition, the device includes a fingerprint reader on the side, and an infrared sensor so you can control your devices as if this device were a remote.