The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is one of the products its manufacturer released in June and here is its price in Nigeria and complete specs.
To be more specific, the smartphone was released on June 10, 2020. And it is very important to note that this device isn’t the same as the Redmi Note 9.
Both devices were released this year, but they’re completely different. It’s also important to state that the phone isn’t also related to any of the following: Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
While members of the Note 9 family may be more impressive, this doesn’t mean the Redmi 9 is a terrible product. The Redmi 9 is actually a good mid-range device. And I’d spend the rest of this content providing every important information you would like to know about the device.
Talking about the structure of this content, I’d first introduce the summary of the phone’s specs and features.
Following this, would be a discussion about the phone’s price. Then we’d jump into an actual review of the phone, where I’d be discussing things like the computer hardware, cameras, storage, etc.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Price in Nigeria
The price of Redmi 9 from Xiaomi in Nigeria is $130 which is N50,700 Naira [@ N390 per dollar] in Nigeria. It’s available on Jumia.
Specs & Features
- 163.3 mm x 77 mm x 9.1 mm [6.43 inch x 3.03 inch x 0.36 inch]
- Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink-blue
- MediaTek Helio G80 chipset [Octa-core; 12 nm process; Up to 2.00 GHz]
- CPU configuration: 2 x 2.00 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6 x 1.80 GHz Cortex-A55
- Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- 3 / 4 / 6 GB RAM
- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
- 6.53 inches [~83.20 screen to body ratio]
- 1080 x 2340 pixels [~395 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
- 400 nits brightness
- MIUI 12 [Based on the Android 10 OS]
- 32 / 64 / 128 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
- Storage expansion support
- 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear camera [1080p@30fps]
- HDR and panorama
- Quad-LED flash
- 8 MP front camera [1080p@30fps]
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
- Gravity sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 5,020 mAh battery
- Dual SIM [Nano-SIM, dual stand-by]
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- USB 2.0 [Type-C]
- USB On-The-Go
- Mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
When it comes to the aspect of design, Redmi 9 looks like a typical average mid-range device.
The phone’s design is neither epic nor terrible. It is as large as most product in its category, measuring 163.3 mm x 77 mm x 9.1 mm [or alternatively 6.43 inch x 3.03 inch x 0.36 inch].
And if you can take a measurement of your current smartphone, you might also realize that this product happens to be slightly thick.
As regards the type of case used for the phone, the phone comes in a plastic case. The plastic isn’t a premium plastic.
But this isn’t meant to mean the phone looks terrible. And when buying a build of the device, there are four colours you can select from: carbon gray, sunset purple, ocean green, and pink-blue.
The carbon gray seems to be the colour meant for people who desire simple colours, while the other colours are meant for people who desire fancy colours.
And since most people would prefer a fancy colour, I’d say that the manufacturer did a good job by making three of these colours fancy colours.
The set of hardware powering the Redmi 9 is the kind you’d expect from the average mid-range smartphone. The phone makes use of the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset.
But unlike some other phones, its own chipset is created with a 12 nm process. The chipset comes with a total of eight cores, but these cores aren’t grouped into sets of four.
Rather than being grouped into sets of four, the chipset comes with two 2.00 GHz cores and six 1.80 GHz cores.
As you might have predicted, the two 2.00 GHz cores are the main cores. In other words, they should be the cores running most of the time.
And with 2.00 GHz cores being the main cores of the phone, you can expect the device to be quite responsive.
However, when there’s need to do more work than the main cores can handle, the other cores of the phone are assigned some task.
When buying a build of the Redmi 9, one of the things you’d have to decide upon, is how much RAM you want your build to have.
You can decide to own a build having 3 or 4 GB of RAM. In fact, if you’re not low on budget, you can decide to own a build featuring 6 GB of RAM.
Builds coming with 3 GB of RAMs are okay for people who use their mid-range phones for simple tasks like calling, chatting, browsing the web, etc.
However, if you happen to be the kind who loves to play games with their phones, you should at least consider a 4 GB RAM build.
And as for people who don’t mind spending a lot of money, the 6 GB is what I’d suggest you consider.
While the octa-core processor of the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset handles the general computing tasks of the phone, the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU is responsible for the graphics-related task of the phone.
The GPU also happens to be an impressive hardware, so you have nothing to worry about, in all GPU aspects.
The display of Redmi 9 is also what you’d expect from a typical mid-range device.
The display measures 6.53 inches. You should note that this is also the size of the display featured by the Redmi Note 9.
The display of this phone is furthermore an IPS display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340.
This resolution leaves the phone with a pixel density of about 395 pixels per inch.
If you’ve ever seen a phone having a resolution higher than 360 pixels per inch, I bet you wouldn’t need me to tell you how cool such a display can be.
As regards the brightness of the phone’s display, the brightness is rated at 400 nits. A brightness of 400 nits is not the highest we’ve seen a mid-range phone have.
But still, this brightness is not something terrible. With such a brightness, you’d have absolutely no problem using the device in very bright sunlight.
Most mid-range smartphones that have been released this year, come powered by the Android 10 OS. And the Redmi 9 doesn’t disappoint in this aspect.
The Android 10 OS is one of the best Android OS to have ever existed. It comes with security improvements, dark mode support, power-efficiency, and a lot of cool things.
In short, if you get the Redmi 9 phone, you’re also guaranteed to enjoy all these Android 10 features.
However, you should understand that the OS powering this phone is a custom Android 10 OS.
For those who don’t understand what this means, it means that the Android 10 OS the phone runs has been modified by the manufacturer.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean the OS is poorer or better than the stock Android.
It’s just that some people prefer phones featuring stock Android OS, that’s why I’m making it know that the Redmi 9 isn’t powered by a stock Android.
When buying a build of the Redmi 9, you may also have to decide on how much of internal storage you want. All builds of the phone don’t come with the same amount of internal storage.
We have some which come with 32 GB of internal storage, and those which come with 64 GB of internal storage. We further have builds which feature 128 GB of internal storage.
For a typical mid-range smartphone user, a storage of 32 GB is quite small. However, if you don’t have a lot of cash to spend, nothing stops you from getting a build coming with 32 GB of internal storage.
And you should note that if you ever run out of internal storage space, storage space expansion is possible with the help of a micro SD card.
So if you can afford to get a build having over 32 GB of storage it’s not a big deal, even though a larger storage is recommended.
For a typical mid-range smartphone user, a storage of 64 GB is what I’d recommend.
This amount of storage would help ensure you can download as many apps as you’d need without ever having to transfer some to a micro SD card.
And if it turns out that you also be a person who stores a lot of media files, you can get a micro SD card.
While an internal storage of 64 GB would be very okay for most people. We’re going to have people who’d need or want something larger.
And if you’re one of such people, you should consider a build featuring 128 GB of internal storage.
And just like those featuring 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage, builds coming with 128 GB of internal storage also come with storage expansion support.
You should however note that what build of the phone you choose, in terms of storage space, would also determine what amount of RAM you’d be getting.
In other words, we have only three variants of the Redmi 9. The first variant comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
The second variant comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The third build comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The selfie camera of the Redmi 9 is neither impressive nor terrible. The selfie camera is an 8 MP camera which is quite enhanced.
If you’re not the kind who’s obsessive about amazing selfies, you should find this camera to be quite okay.
And when it comes to video call, I can also guarantee you wouldn’t be disappointed.
The rear side of the smartphone is equipped with a total of four cameras. The 13 MP camera is the main rear camera.
And as you would expect, it features some impressive enhancements.
As for the 8 MP camera, it assists the main rear camera with the wideness of pictures taken, while the 5 MP camera helps in taking macro pictures.
The 2 MP camera is what helps with the depth of pictures taken.
Talking about the quality of pictures taken by the phone’s rear camera, I’m quite confident you wouldn’t be disappointed — at least, if you’re an average mid-range user.
These rear cameras may not be capable of taking 4K videos, but hey, the 1,080p videos they take can be really lovely.
To conclude this article, I think Xiaomi Redmi 9 is an interesting mid-range smartphone and at an affordable price in Nigeria.
Although there are many phones like it out there. If you like the device, you should feel free to buy it.