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Xiaomi Redmi 9s Review

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The Xiaomi Redmi 9s is a mid-range smartphone with excellent performance and battery life. It also comes with a good camera.

The Redmi 9s is a well-built smartphone with an elegant design. It is available in multiple colors and features a punch-hole selfie camera on the front.

Camera

The Redmi Note 9s has an excellent camera that takes perfect photos. There’s a 48 MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro. As a result, the images are crisp and clear with excellent resolved detail.

The portraits are also impressive. The autofocus makes it a breeze to get close-ups, which are detailed with little noise.

We tried a nighttime shoot, and the results were quite lovely. However, the detail is not perfect – the foliage in the background was a bit oversaturated, and the window blinds had some shadows.

The AI HDR option worked well too, but it smears a lot of the fine detail and doesn’t do an excellent job developing underexposed areas or restoring blown highlights.

Display

The Xiaomi Redmi 9s has a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It’s also rated for 450 nits brightness and has HDR support.

Its DotDisplay screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In addition, the Redmi Note 9S comes in Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray color options.

Its CPU is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 with an 8-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, Adreno 618 GPU, 4/6GB RAM, and 64/128GB internal storage. In addition, it has a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging and supports dual nano-SIMs.

Battery

The Redmi 9s packs a massive 5020 mAh battery and can last up to two days on a single charge. It also supports 18-watt fast charging.

The battery is a significant portion of any smartphone’s total power consumption, so it’s no surprise that the Redmi 9s is big. The company claims it can be charged from 0% to 100% in a single hour and 45 minutes with the 18W charger.

It’s a fairly impressive feat, but it has limitations. For example, it took the Redmi 9 a bit longer than the competition to go from 0% to 80% capacity, which is quite a long time for such a large battery.

The real test of a smartphone’s battery comes when you need it the most. The Xiaomi Redmi 9s balancesancing performance with battery life, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. So it’s no wonder it currently sits last in our rankings.

Performance

As a budget phone, the Redmi 9s is a bargain. It offers a superior design, plenty of power for everyday tasks, a decent camera, and a long-lasting battery.

The display is also a big deal here, with the 6.67-inch Full HD+ panel sporting a tall 20:9 aspect ratio and punchy colors. This is the Note series’s largest display, making for a great viewing experience.

While the display doesn’t have as high-refresh-rate as some competitors, it is still very smooth and doesn’t lag at all. This is thanks to the Snapdragon 720G processor, which delivers good day-to-day performance.

Gaming is also a breeze on this device; the large screen and battery mean you can play for hours without recharge. However, if you’re looking for a phone with a higher refresh rate, the POCO X2 or realme 6 Pro will be more suitable. They’re priced slightly higher than the Note 9s but offer several quality-of-life upgrades.