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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

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  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64/128 GB
  • Battery: 5020 mAh
  • Camera: 48 MP + 8MP + 5MP+ 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Display: 6.67 inch
  • Processor: Snapdragon 720G
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors:Interstellar Grey, Aurora Blue, Glacier White
  • OS: Android 10.0
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S smartphone price in Kenya is 24,300 shillings for 6Gb/ 128GB storage option and 21,700 shillings for 4Gb/ 64GB version. It runs on the Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa-core (2.3 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 465 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 465) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Chipset. It has 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB internal storage. This is the Redmi Note 9s and it’s pretty exciting. It’s classic Redmi and they’ve done again here what they do best, a very solid phone at an incredibly budget-friendly price.

Why you should buy Redmi Note 9S

  1. It comes with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G
  2. 48MP AI quad camera
  3. Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  4. 6.67” FHD+ DotDisplay
  5. 5020mAh (typ,) high-capacity battery
  6. 18W fast charge

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Specs sheet

This model has 4 gigabytes of Ram and 64 gigabytes of storage. I believe it also comes in 6 gigabytes of Ram and 128 gigabytes of storage, which is also expandable using a micro SD card. The phone comes with a charger and charging cable which supports 18 Watts fast charging. And while we’re on the battery, the 5020 mAh cell size is fantastic and the overall performance has been pretty stellar. However, the idle battery drain isn’t as good as some others, but this may change over time as software updates or smart learning optimization. Now the Redmi note 9sis a large phone, no two ways about it. It’s not humongous, but at 165.75 millimeters in height and 76.68 millimeters in width. Being 8.8 millimeters thick, it has a chunk to it and feels substantiate in the hand at 209 grams in weight.

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Is that a bad thing? Well no, not necessarily. It depends on what you go for on a phone. The rear design is fairly in keeping with 2020 trends. The square camera setup is all the rage and the build quality is pretty impressive for the price. Gorilla Glass 5 and a frame that looks and feels like metal, but it’s possibly a poly-carbonate but certainly doesn’t look and feel cheap. This frame houses the power button with accompanying fingerprint scanner, which isn’t flagship speed but certainly speedy enough, volume rocker above that which is nice and clicky. IR blaster, Jolson tray, type C charging port, a headphone Jack, microphone, and bottom-firing nano speaker. Not the best speaker to be honest.

It gets pretty loud, but it distorts that those higher volumes, certainly not for audio files, but it’s okay and if you’ve used headphones, earphones, you’re not going to have a problem anyway. The color and finish are quite nice, although the back is Glossier than the box image suggests and that’s a little bit of a shame A frosted finish is always a preference for avoiding dust, dirt, and fingerprints. To the front of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, we have a 6.67 full HD plus LCD. It is again inspired by flagships. The very nature of certain budget and mid-range displays means you do get some discoloring around the edges and near the punch hole cut-out.

What’s inside?

Speaking of gaming, this is one of the best budget smartphones currently around right now for that with a Snapdragon 720G. The G usually standing for better GPU performance. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s is an ideal budget smartphone to get lost in all of your best gaming titles. It’s not the same as the Snapdragon 865 but at this cost, it will handle almost all titles you will want to throw at it even those that are highly taxing on the system like Pub G, a few lags and stutters here and there at times, and sure it’s not perfect, but it’s certainly doable. Outside of gaming, the performance is again very solid without being breath-taking.

It’s not noticeable if you have dark wallpapers, but certainly, if you go with the whites and the lights, you do see it. So not ideal. But again, if you remember the price, I would make allowances for that. Viewing angles aren’t amazing and in bright daylight you can struggle a little bit. But for what you’re paying, you’re getting a great screen to body ratio and that large panel is great for media consumption and gaming.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Hardware

However, the hardware isn’t bad, but the software isn’t properly optimized as a result. Like with the Xiaomi MI note 10 when you take a photo and then try and load it up in the gallery afterward, it takes often for what seems like an age to show you the picture. Just for a slightly higher resolution shot, you have a portrait mode which shows its price with parts of the picture that should be crisp being blurred and vice versa. And we have a night mode, which also runs with that similar theme in the fact that it’s usable but it won’t take the bragging rights up against the best. 4k video and it’s impressive for such a budget device. So, of course, there are a few shortfalls as mentioned. But if you are on a budget this might just be one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. It depends on what you go for in a phone.

Redmi Note 9s cameras

If you’re used to spending on the latest and greatest flagship smartphones, you will notice that drop. But if you’re not, you’ll be very impressed with the performance levels. So, that punched hole cut out houses a 16-megapixel sensor with F 2.48 aperture. It really could rival certain expensive flagships.

The front video max is up at 1080P at 30 frames a second and it doesn’t appear to be any great stabilization. So no professional vlogs here, but the picture quality is still pretty crisp. To the back, we have a quad-camera set up with a primary 48-megapixel sensor. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens. And straightaway, the first thing you notice when you use this is how many options are available, again, at such a cheap price. The default photo mode squalls between standard view, the wide-angle lens, and the two times zoom.

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There is an eight huge Periscope lens offering, a hundred times zoom, etc. And that would be nice of course, but realistically, how many times do you use that sort of zoom. If they did include it, it would have a cost bump, the price up of the phone. Now usually on budget smartphones, the camera is the first area where corners are cut to reduce the cost. If you want to try an even more detailed shot, you can try the 48-megapixel mode. It is great if you like that much higher resolution file and possibly want to crop in on shots and still have really good sharp details.

Redmi Note 9S supports 18W fast charge and comes equipped with a 22.5W fast charger in the box. With the 5020mAh (Typ) ultra-high capacity battery, you can browse your phone for hours on end without having to worry about running out of power. Whether you are traveling, commuting, or running errands, a long-lasting battery is a must.  Source website.

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