Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power Review - Great All-Rounder Yet Light Weight For 10,999 | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 23/12/2020 10:20 AM IST.
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Xiaomi on 17/12/2020 launched the Redmi 9 Power budget Smartphone in India priced at Rs.10,999.
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Image - Redmi 9 Power 
1. Battery [8.8/10]
Device comes with 6000 mAh Battery which supports 18W fast charging & reverse charging as well. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
  • Battery size.
  • Efficient 11nm SOC.
  • 18W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: upto 8 hrs Avg.
Battery Life: upto 2 days Avg.

Note:- 1)Battery Life Stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world.
2)Battery life depends on one's usage [light / medium / heavy], task [video watching / gaming / camera] & network [WiFi / 5G / 4G / 3G].
3)Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase / decrease respectively. 

2. Display [8.3/10]
Device comes with 6.53 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
  • 60Hz IPS Panel.
  • FHD+ [2340 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
  • 395 ppi.
  • 400 nits Brightness.
  • 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
3. Camera [8.2/10]
Device comes with [4] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall The camera quality [image & video] should be great in day & pretty good in night as it features,
  • 48MP Rear Main [f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm wide lens, 0.8 micron pixel, 1/2.0' Sensor Size, PDAF, HDR].
  • 8MP Ultrawide [f/2.2 Aperture, 120 degree FOV ultrawide lens, 1.12 micron pixel, 1/4.0' Sensor Size].
  • 2MP Macro [f/2.4 Aperture].
  • 2MP Depth [f/2.4 Aperture].
  • Video recording options include upto FHD [1080p@30fps].
  • 8MP Front [f/2.0 Aperture, 27mm wide lens, 1/4.0' Sensor Size, 1.12 micron pixel, HDR].
  • Video recording options include upto FHD [1080p@30fps].
4. Performance [8.2/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SOC & runs Android 10 OS with custom MIUI 12 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
  • 4 Kryo 260 Gold [ARM-Cortex A73] clocked at 2.0 Ghz & 4 Kryo 260 Silver [ARM-Cortex A53] clocked at 1.8 Ghz.
  • Adreno 610 950 Mhz GPU.
  • Efficient 11nm SOC fabrication process.
  • 4GB LPDDR4X RAM & upto 128GB UFS 2.2 [64GB with UFS 2.1] storage.
5. Features [7.9/10]
The device comes with pretty great features which include,
  • Important sensors [Fingerprint].
  • Connectivity options [dual-band WiFi (2.4 Ghz, 5 Ghz), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & BDS), IR Blaster, dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G with dual VoLTE & VoWiFi) & dedicated micro SD card slot].
  • Audio features [Stereo speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack]. It also supports Hi-Res audio.
6. Form Factor [7.8/10]
  • Dimensions [162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm] & Weight [198g].
  • Build [Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front with plastic back & frame]. It also features water repellent coating. 
7. Box Contents = Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power [Device itself], 22.5W Charger, USB cable, Sim tool, Guides / Paper work & Warranty Card.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
Price [2] = Rs.10,999 & Rs.11,999.
Variants [2] = 4+64GB & 4+128GB.
Colors [4] = Mighty Black, Blazing Blue, Electric Green & Fiery Red.
Availability = Available from 22/12/2020 via first sale on Amazon = Shop Now

9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent Battery Life   - No Gyroscope sensor 
 + Great Main & Ultrawide Camera   - 6GB RAM option could've been there
 + Great Display   - Slightly better SOC could've been used 
 + Great Performance   - No NFC
 + Pretty Great Features    
 + Water repellent coating   
 + Light weight for a 6000mah battery   

1. Product Rating = 8.2/10.
2. VFM Rating = 8.2/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating = 8.2/10.

Note:- 1)Product Rating is given based on all above individual factors.
2)VFM [Value For Money] Rating is given based on device price range.
3) GadgetGuruBN Rating is combination of 1 & 2.

10. Final Words
Q) What do i feel about Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power?
A) It's a pretty great smartphone at a pretty great price.
Q) So what do you think of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power?
A) Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking a smartphone which offers pretty much everything for 11K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.

That's it for this one, I hope you found this review helpful to get better idea of what this smartphone is about. 
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