This review is tagged Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s review and price in Nigeria. Xiaomi Redmi note 9s is one of the latest release of Xiaomi Devices into the Redmi market.
The Xiaomi Redmi note 9s was first announced on the 23rd of March 2020 and later launched and released officially on the 30th of April 2020 with the tag “Power to win“. The note 9s has quite similar specifications with the note 9pro, only that the latter was much targeted at fanatics in other parts of the world aside India.
The unboxing of the Redmi note 9s is quite typicall of Xiaomi phones, there’s the smartphone it’s self, there’s other smaller box which contains the silicon case, the sim ejector tool and a user manual with diverse languages. Also Inside the main box, you get a 22.5W charger for fast charging , a USB type C cable to charge up the device and data transmission. There’s as always the absence of earbuds.
Display and Design
The Redmi note 9s posseses a 6.67″ Dot display with a Resolution of 2400 x 1080 full high definition (FHD+) screen. A contrast of 1500:1 (typ) | NTSC: 84% (typ). Some other features include : TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification, Reading mode 2.0 and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear and front with a plastic frame impeccably finished with a water repellent coating
Starting with the front facing camera, there’s a 16 mega pixel camera with an aperture of f/2.5 situated at the cut out centered punch hole on the screen which is really impressive except in low light conditions, this lens has the ability to capture pictures in HDR, panorama. Video recording can be maxed out at 1080p using the front camera but unfortunately with little or no form of stabilization.
Moving to the rear camera, there’s a quad camera set-up placed in a rectangular squared shape housing, the main Len is a 48 mega pixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.6, 8 mega pixel goes for the wide angle lens, 5 mega pixel for the macro and 2 mega pixel depth sensor and lastly an LED flashlight below. These cameras on the rear won’t have any problems taking photos in panorama and HDR. Also as part of it’s pros, it supports 4k video recording at 30fps , 1080p video at 30/60/120fps and also 720p at 960fps for slow motion video recording.
Network and connectivity
The Redmi note 9s features the 4G LTE which allows it users to surf the web and download their favourite content at a high connection speed. Also adding is a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual band WiFi, USB type C and a Bluetooth 5.0 support.
Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Redmi note 9s doesn’t have the 5G internet speed , internet connections are limited to 4G and other network bands like 3G and 2G.
Battery and Processor
In the Redmi note 9s is a wholesome 5020 mAh Non removable ion polymer battery which clearly should take till the end of the day with over 8 hours on screen usage. Charging the Redmi note 9s from 0 – 100 percent using the 22.5w charger provided by Xiaomi should about an hour and forty minutes. The 22.5w charger doesn’t max out charging this device as it supports only 18w fast charging. So an amazing on screen time and battery life with an approximately one hour and 40 mins charge time is what the Xiaomi Redmi note 9s offers which is quite impressive.
In the processing segment, the Redmi note 9s houses a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G with high-performance octa-core processor of frequency up to 2.3GHz and Adreno™ 618 graphics processor Qualcomm® 5th generation AI engine 8nm process technology.
This impeccably handles all your day to day activities and also high definition games like PUGB and Call of duty mobile without any hitches.
Storage and RAM
Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi note 9s is available in two variants:
*The 4GB + 64BG variant
* The 6GB + 128GB variant
The aforementioned which is the standard variant suits best for normal users with not too much concerns for a large storage capacity while the latter targets at phone enthusiasts who are much interested and concerned with storage capacity and smooth performance as a result of the 6GB RAM in most times mobile gamers but at the cost of a slight higher price. Adding to this, there’s a dedicated micro SD card slot expandable upto 512GB, all this in effort to satisfy your storage needs.
The Xiaomi Redmi note 9s isn’t slacking anywhere in making provisions over it’s user’s security and privacy as it has onboard a: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor and an AI Face unlock system which is very efficient in protect it’s users files and unauthorized use. One amazing thing about Redmi devices are their security system. Bootloaders are locked in other to deny unauthorized access to the phone software.
SUMMARY OF REDMI NOTE 9S SPECS AND FEATURES
Platform: Android 10.0; MIUI 11
Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 618
Memory: 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM
Display: 6.67 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2400, (395 ppi).
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear Camera: 48MP (Wide) f/1.6 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2 + 5MP (Macro) + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4 Quad Cameras
Rear Camera Features: PDAF, LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps
Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
Memory Card Support: Yes
2G GSM: Yes
3G WCDMA: Yes
4G LTE: Yes, 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Blaster: – Yes
USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
Fast Charging: Yes, 18W fast charging
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (Side-Mounted)
Face Unlock: Yes
Battery: 5020 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Talktime: – 33 hours.
PRICE IN NIGERIA
The price of Redmi Note 9s is within N100,000 – N105,000. You can get it at a lesser price on online shops like Jumia and Aliexpress.
Xiaomi Redmi note 9S is a good phone which has a lot of amazing features starting from the camera, ram and processor and battery. It suits all categories of phone users as it offers maximum quality and performance with the aforementioned features.