Same Battery Capacity, What’s the Difference between Redmi Note 9 vs Redmi 9?

Confused about choosing Redmi Note 9 or Redmi 9? Before regretting the wrong purchase, check first the comparison of the two

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We already know, the Redmi Note 9 smartphone was first launched by Xiaomi, only after that, the company released Redmi 9. And now we will compare the specifications between the two to find out what’s the difference between Redmi Note 9 vs Redmi 9 in terms of specifications, for that You can refer to this information in full and if you haven’t had time yet don’t forget to bookmark this page.

Comparison of Redmi Note 9 vs Redmi 9

Our shadow Note series is identical to wider screen size with larger device size, but in fact, both phones offer the same screen size, which is 6.53 inches with the same resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels which are both using the IPS panel LCD

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The difference lies in the screen protection layer used, the Redmi Note 9 already uses corning gorilla glass version 5, while the Redmi 9 only uses version 3. And the most obvious difference is on the front view of each smartphone.

Redmi Note 9 has packed the punch-hole display as the front camera in the top corner, while the Redmi 9 still adopts the waterdrop notch display as the front camera. If we talk about trends, of course, the Redmi Note 9 comes with a more trendy and modern look.

Redmi Note 9 vs Redmi 9 camera

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Turning to the back, here we will see a lot of differences and certainly make sure that the Redmi Note 9 does have a higher spec than Redmi 9. On the back you can see the Kamelra configuration of each cell phone is very different, Redmi Note 9 uses a square shape the length at the top is centered, while Redmi 9 is arranged vertically which is also the same at the center is centered. For details on both sensor configurations, you can see it in the table below,

BrandRedmi Note 9Redmi 9
Main Camera– 48 MP, f / 1.8, 26mm (wide), 1 / 2.0 ″, 0.8µm, PDAF
– 8 MP, f / 2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12µm
– 2 MP, f / 2.4 , (macro), AF
– 2 MP, f / 2.4, (depth)
– 13 MP, f / 2.2, 28mm (wide), 1 / 3.1 ″, 1.12µm, PDAF
– 8 MP, f / 2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12µm
– 5 MP, f / 2.4 , (macros)
– 2 MP, f / 2.4, (depth)
FeatureLED flash, HDR, panoramaLED flash, HDR, panorama
The video1080p @ 30fps1080p @ 30fps

From the specifications, of course, the Redmi Note 9 comes with a higher camera configuration, with a 48MP sensor main lens, while the Redmi 9 only has a 13MP main sensor. However, because they are products in the same brand, there is a possibility that the camera application and the features provided will be more or less the same.

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Redmi Note 9 is also equipped with a larger front camera sensor of 13MP, while Redmi 9 only gets a sensor of 8MP.

Performance and Features

Speaking of performance, Redmi Note 9 is one level better than Redmi 9, but both still use chipsets from the same company, namely MediaTek. To see the difference, you can see in the table below,

BrandRedmi Note 9Redmi 9
Operating systemAndroid 10, MIUI 11Android 10, MIUI 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
The CPUOcta-core (2 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6 × 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)Octa-core (2 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6 × 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
The GPUMali-G52 MC2Mali-G52 MC2
MicroSD slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal and RAM– 64GB 4GB RAM
– 128GB 6GB RAM
– 32GB 3GB RAM,
– 64GB 4GB RAM,
– 128GB 6GB RAM (Not yet available in Indonesia)

Chipset performance obtained from each mobile phone looks to have the same CPU configuration, so there is a possibility that the resulting performance is not much different. What will distinguish it is, of course, the RAM configuration and internal storage that completes it.

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While for both features are equally equipped with features that are more or less the same, you can see it in the table below,

TypeRedmi Note 9Redmi 9
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotsWi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (market / region dependent)
M2003J15SG (Yes); M2003J15SS (No)
Yes (market / region dependent)
Infrared PortYesYes
RadioUnspecifiedWireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Both smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner on the back and are equipped with the same sensor, both of which are also equipped with NFC features in several countries including Indonesia.

Redmi Note 9 vs Redmi 9 are also equipped with the same battery capacity, which is equal to 5020 mAh with fast charging at 18W.

Conclusions and Prices

From the comparison above, now let’s look at the price list of the two devices,

  • Redmi Note 9 with 4GB / 64GB RAM for $162
  • Redmi 9 with 4GB / 64GB RAM for $131.69

From this price, the Redmi Note 9 has a more expensive price of around 400 thousand with the advantages that exist in the processor chipset and camera configuration with a larger sensor. But the matter of both batteries are both equipped with the same capacity, so for my friend who is not concerned with the camera, we think Redmi 9 is very sufficient to use. But of course the decision to choose which one.

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