Even though smartphones are becoming even more costly, Redmi is offering devices at affordable prices for even better hardware. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is one of the best entry-level phones and I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a phone with perfect value. The Redmi 9 price in Nigeria starts from N65k and the pros outweigh the cons! that’s what makes it a perfect value. Check out the review down below.
Redmi 9 Price In Nigeria & Key Specs
- OS: Android 10; MIUI 11
- Memory: 3/4/6 GB RAM | 32/64/128 GB ROM.
- Cameras: 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
- Battery: 5020 mAh
- Price: Starts from ~ N65,000
Design & Display of Redmi 9
The Redmi 9 offers a plastic construction that is not bad in this price range and this is even advantageous for some consumers given that you won’t worry about having a broken back glass. To make it feel a little luxurious in hand, a textured finish has been provided to the back.
looking at the back, the camera setup is mounted vertically except for the depth sensor and the LED flash which are placed by the side. At the bottom of the camera setup is the fingerprint sensor. The location of the sensor can be confusing with the camera set up.
The left side includes a triple card tray for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. The right side has the power button and the volume buttons. At the bottom is very much full of a headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, the main mic, and the speaker grille. At the top, we have the secondary noise-canceling mic and an IR blaster.
The Redmi 9 is fitted with a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 395ppi pixel density. The screen comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection.
For an entry-level phone, the display quality is above average, because at this price point usually a 720p display is anticipated but we are getting even more. Strictly speaking, a 1080p gives more visuals that are clean, the quality of the screen makes the colors vivid and bright. Lastly, the screen has 400 nits of max brightness.
In 2020, the inclusion of quad camera module on a budge phone shouldn.t surprise you. Redmi 9 is a budget phone that has quad-camera module. The principal sensor is 13 MP (f/2.2) and it is backed by a second 8 MP (f/2.2 )ultra wide sensor with a 118 degree capture angle. The picture quality is not the best but decent for its price category.
For macro and bokeh shots, the third and fourth sensors are responsible and they are 5 MP (f/2.4) and 2 MP (f/2.4) respectively.
The front camera is an 8 MP (f/2.0) shooter which is fair. Portrait mode is available and operates with face detection and supports HDR.
Performance & Battery
The MediaTek Helio G80 and either 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM, or 4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM are the performance specs of Redmi 9. The Helio G80 is an octa-core processor with 2 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A75 cores and 6 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. Mali-G52 MC2 is the GPU. For reference, the Cortex-A75 was released in 2017 and is the main Chip architecture used in processors such as the Snapdragon 845. Redmi 9 is not a gaming phone, but it doesn’t mean you can’t play games. What it means is that heavy games like PUBG or Asphalt won’t run in detail. However, casual games can be run in detail.
Luckily the battery on the Redmi 9 is remarkable. The large 5,020mAh battery can last for a long time (2 days depending on usage) before draining and the phone has fairly efficient hardware and software.
The Redmi 9 runs on MIUI 11 on Android 10, but at some point, users should be able to expect an upgrade to MIUI 12. Thanks to the low-power processor and Xiaomi’s overall MIUI optimization, the battery can offer plenty of juice.
Full Specs of Redmi 9
|Announced Date||10th June 2020|
|Release Date||10th June 2020|
|Dimensions||163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.53 inches IPS LCD|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
Comes with an SDCard slot
|13 MP (f/2.2)|
8 MP (f/2.2)
5 MP (f/2.4)
2 MP (f/2.4)
Supports [email protected] video recording
|8 MP (f/2.0)|
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
Fingerprint (Rare mounted)
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5,020 mAh|
-Fast battery charging: Yes (18 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple
Ocean Green, Pink, Blue
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Redmi 9 price in Nigeria & availability
Redmi is already available in Nigeria and it is priced at N65,000. Click here and purchase from Jumia.
If you have N60,000 – N70,000 budge and you are searching for a decent phone, then this is one of the reasonable options to consider. The market for entry-level phones toughens, however, at N65,000, this device becomes a contender that can compete and even outshine any phone in this price range. If you’re planning to purchase an N65,000 phone, then that’s a really good choice for you, however, I think you should first look at devices such as Redmi Note 9 or Redmi Note 8 before making your decision. Because adding a 10-15k to your 65k budget can get you Redmi Note 8 which is a far better option.
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Redmi 9 is a smartphone that has gained many useful features, all the connectivity options, and that almost makes it a perfect budget phone. You're already getting a durable phone, a 1080p display, solid performance, good cameras, a big battery, and Xiaomi's nice tech experience with a starting price of N65,000.
- Has all connectivity options
- Clean UI
- Average camera
- Average performance