Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi well known for making great budget and mid-range smartphones. Xiaomi has released the Redmi 9 which is a budget smartphone alongside the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is a great budget phone and an alternative to the Redmi Note 9 that is a bit more expensive. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is a perfect example of “value for money” as it offers good specs at a low price. Xiaomi Redmi 9 price in Nigeria will be written in this article. Join me as we unravel the specs and features of the Redmi 9.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Key Specs
- 6.53 inches FHD+ IPS LCD display
- MediaTek Helio G80 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB built-in storage
- 13MP+8MP+5MP+2MP quad rear camera
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 5,020 mAh battery
- 18W fast charging support
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- AI Face Unlock
Design and Body
The build of this smartphone is of high quality, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and a plastic body. However, a glass/aluminium body would have made it more premium. The Redmi 9 has a thickness of 9.1 mm and it weighs about 198 grams. It has a water-repellant coating which is a good thing looking at the price. The design of this smartphone is a bit similar to its predecessor. At the rear, we have a quad camera and a fingerprint sensor encompassed in a circle like the Poco X2. At the sides, you have the power button and the volume rockers.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 sports a 6.53 inches IPS LCD display with a FHD+ resolution of 1080×2340 and a PPI density of 394. The display has a dot drop notch at the top to house the selfie camera. The phone is almost bezels less thanks to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is scratch resistant.
Processor and Memory
This phone comes with a pretty decent mid-range processor despite its price. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor which has a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz. The processor is coupled with Mali G52 MC2 in charge of gaming and graphics-related activities.
The Redmi 9 comes with 4GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and 64GB built-in storage. Despite the huge storage space, the Redmi 9 has a dedicated micro SD card slot for expanding the storage if the need arises.
Coming to the camera, the Redmi 9 has a quad rear camera setup. The quad setup features a 13MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, 5MP macro camera and 2MP depth camera. The ultrawide camera provides a wider view as opposed to the main and the macro camera lets you get very close to an object and take clear photos. The rear cameras can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
At the front, there is an 8 megapixels camera for taking selfies and video calls. The selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps also.
Both cameras have portrait mode and HDR capabilities.
Battery and Charging
The battery on the Redmi series has been huge and the Redmi 9 continues the trend. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 comes with a 5,020 mAh battery which is not removable. The battery of this phone is huge and should last you for up to 2 days.
As for charging, the Redmi 9 has support for 18W fast charging but it comes with a 10W charger out of the box. The phone charges via the USB type C port below the chin.
Network and Connectivity
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast internet speeds when downloading and browsing. It supports the following 4G LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41. It comes with Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band WiFi 5, WiFi Direct, GPS, NFC(region dependent), WiFi hotspot and infrared port. It also supports OTG (On The Go).
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 skin on top out of the box. It will get at least one major Android software update and at least 3 MIUI updates.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Price in Nigeria
Xiaomi Redmi 9 price in Nigeria starts at 66,900 Naira depending on your location. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is available at online and offline retail stores across the country.