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Xiaomi Redmi 9, 9A, 9C, Prime Price in Nigeria

Xiaomi Redmi 9 series is presently one of their latest and most sought out series and in this write up are their features and price in Nigeria.

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The series features four impressive phones which are namely Redmi 9A, the Redmi 9C, the Standard Redmi 9 [R9] and the Redmi 9 Prime and price in Nigeria and specifications.

Starting with the Redmi 9A, this is the simplest of all the four phones. It is a mid-range phone and also a product you can confidently flaunt in this present smartphone age.

As for the 9C, the phone is a little more impressive than the 9A. The 9C feature a more impressive chipset.

And unlike the 9A which has only one rear camera, the 9C comes with three rear cameras.

The Standard Redmi 9, which is the first to become available, is also an impressive phone.

It is better than the 9A and 9C, but the 9 Prime happens to be slightly superior.

The Standard R9, compared to the 9C, comes with a more impressive chipset and a better display.

The set of cameras it features is also quite better than that of the 9C.

As for the Redmi 9 Prime, the phone is very identical to the Standard Redmi 9.

The differences between them aren’t that much and significant.

And one of the differences between the two phones is that the case used for the Redmi 9 Prime is more premium than that of the Standard Redmi.

While the paragraphs above must have given you a rough idea of the similarities and differences between members of the Redmi 9 series, this article isn’t just meant to provide that info.

This content is actually meant to review the phones and to help you understand what you’re buying, if you plan buying any of these devices.

However, before delving into the actual review of the phones, I’d first like to inform you about their prices.

Afterwards, I’d proceed with providing a summary of these phones’ specs and features.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Price in Nigeria

The prices at which the Redmi 9 phones are priced, are quite reasonable to me. The 9A, you only need about €80 which is N36,000 Naira, 9C is €90 which is N40,500, in Naira.

Due to the fact the Standard Redmi 9 is significantly better than the 9C, getting a build demands €110. This price is also a thing I consider quite reasonable and in Naira that is N49,500.

A build of the Redmi 9 Prime would cost you €113. And this little price difference shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the differences between the two phones isn’t much. In Naira, owning a Redmi 9 Prime would demand having N50,850.

For those who wonder how I calculated the prices of these phones, in Naira, I used a conversion rate of €1 equals N450.

Redmi 9A

  • 164.9 mm x 77 mm x 9 mm [6.49 inch x 3.03 inch x 0.35 inch]
  • 194 g [6.84 oz]
  • Granite Gray, Peacock Green, Sky Blue
  • MediaTek Helio G25 chipset [Octa-core; 12 nm process; Up to 2.00 GHz]
  • Cores: Eight Cortex-A53
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
  • 6.53 inches [~81.10 screen to body ratio]
  • 720 x 1,600 pixels [~269 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 400 nits brightness
  • MIUI 12 [Based on the Android 10 OS]
  • 32 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
  • Storage expansion support
  • 13 MP rear camera [1080p @ 30/60fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • LED flash
  • 5 MP front camera [1080p @ 30fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
  • Accelerometer
  • Gravity sensor
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM [Nano-SIM, dual stand-by]
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB 2.0 [Micro USB]
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth

Redmi 9C

  • 164.9 mm x 77 mm x 9 mm [6.49 inch x 3.03 inch x 0.35 inch]
  • 196 g [6.91 oz]
  • Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue
  • MediaTek Helio G35 chipset [Octa-core; 12 nm process; Up to 2.30 GHz]
  • Cores: Eight Cortex-A53
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 2 / 3 GB RAM
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
  • 6.53 inches [~81.10 screen to body ratio]
  • 720 x 1,600 pixels [~269 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 400 nits brightness
  • MIUI 12 [Based on the Android 10 OS]
  • 32 / 64 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
  • Storage expansion support
  • 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear camera [1080p @ 30fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • LED flash
  • 5 MP front camera [1080p @ 30fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
  • Accelerometer
  • Gravity sensor
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM [Nano-SIM, dual stand-by]
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB 2.0 [Micro USB]
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth

Redmi 9 and 9 Prime

  • 163.3 mm x 77 mm x 9.1 mm [6.43 inch x 3.03 inch x 0.36 inch]
  • 198 g [6.98 oz]
  • Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink-blue
  • Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare: for the 9 Prime
  • MediaTek Helio G80 chipset [Octa-core; 12 nm process; Up to 2.00 GHz]
  • Cores: 2 x 2.00 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6 x 1.80 GHz Cortex-A55
  • Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • 3 / 4 / 6 GB RAM
  • 4 / 6 GB RAM: for the 9 Prime
  • 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]
  • 64 / 128 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]: for the 9 Prime
  • Storage expansion support
  • 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear camera [1080p @ 30fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • LED flash
  • 8 MP front camera [1080p @ 30fps]
  • HDR and panorama
  • Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
  • Accelerometer
  • Gravity sensor
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • 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
  • Bluetooth

Design

Xiaomi is a company well-known for taking the designs of its phones seriously, and the manufacturer hasn’t failed to meet up with this expectation.

The Redmi 9 phones all have impressive designs, and their designs are quite similar.

Starting with the shape of the phones, I find them to be reasonably long and wide. As for their thickness, I find them a bit thick, but not to an annoying extent.

The front side of the phones is further protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is what we all expect.

But while the front of the phones feature the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, their rear sides are protected with plastics.

A plastic rear side is not so cool, but thanks to the premium look of the phones’ rear sides, you wouldn’t mind.

It is however important to add that if you’re the kind who strongly appreciates designs, the Redmi 9 Prime is what you should probably consider as it has the best finishing, among all members of the series.

For instance, it is only the 9 Prime that comes with water-repelling coating.

As for the colours these phones are available in, the member of the Redmi 9 series you decide to get, would determine the possible colours your phone can come in.

If you’d be getting a Redmi 9A, you can expect to get a build of the phone in any of the following colours: granite grey, peacock green, and sky blue.

These colours are all simple colours, but lovers of flashy things should find at least one colour they’d be okay with.

As for people planning on getting the 9C, the colours you can select from, are: midnight grey, sunrise orange, and twilight blue.

The midnight grey is meant for people who prefer simple colours, while the two other colours are for those who love flashy colours.

The colours in which the Standard Redmi 9 is available in, are: carbon grey, sunset purple, ocean green, and pink-blue.

These set of colours are what are most popular among smartphone users. In other words, hardly would there be a buyer of this product who wouldn’t find a colour they really love.

Among the things buyers of the 9 Prime would be paying for, is design. And as a result, the colours in which this device is available in, are more impressive.

The phone is available is very vibrant colours as well as very simple colours, and these colours in question are: space blue, mint green, matte black, and sunrise flare.

The set of colours Xiaomi decided to produce this phone in, aren’t however the only thing that makes them so nice.

The materials used to produce this device colours are also more premium. And as a result, the colours of the 9 Prime tend to be much more lovely, compared to those of the other Redmi 9 phones.

Computing Hardware

The chipsets powering the 9A, the 9C, and the Standard Redmi 9, are all different. But as for the 9 Prime, its chipset is the same as that seen in the Standard Redmi 9.

Being more elaborate, the 9A is powered by a MediaTek chipset known as the MediaTek Helio G25. This chipset is one of MediaTek’s latest products.

And during our time with a build of the 9A, the chipset proves to be a pretty good one. It handled all sorts of computing task excellently. And when it comes to power-efficiency, I also find it impressive.

During the launching of the Helio G25, the chipset isn’t however the only one that was launched. Another chipset which goes by the name Helio G35 was also unveiled.

The Helio G35 is more impressive than the former, and this G35 is what powers the Redmi 9C. The G35, just like the G25, comes with an octa-core processor. But while no core of the G25 can exceed 2.00 GHz, the G35 features cores which can run as fast as 2.30 GHz.

The chipset that comes with builds of the Standard Redmi 9, is the chipset known as the Helio G80.

Even though the chipset doesn’t have cores that can run as fast as 2.30 GHz, it happens to be better than the G35.

I understand this is counter-intuitive, but it’s the reality. The reason why the Helio G80 is better need some serious understanding of CPUs.

But since not everyone would want me going too deep into that, I wouldn’t be explaining why the G80 is better. But take my word for it, the Helio G80 performed better at every computing tasks we subjected it and the G35 to.

The PowerVR GE8320 GPU is currently one of the best GPUs we have out there. This GPU effortlessly handles all graphics processing tasks thrown at it, by mid-range phones.

And if we’re to give awards to the best GPUs for the year 2020, this hardware who be a recipient of an award. There are many mid-range phones using the PowerVR GE8320, and the Redmi 9A is one of them.

In other words, when it comes to the graphics processing of the phone, be assured the phone wouldn’t lag behind.

The 9A is however not the only Redmi 9 featuring the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Another member of the series which feature this GPU, is the 9C.

While the PowerVR GE8320 handles the graphics processing of the 9A and the 9C, the Mali-G52 MC2 is responsible for the graphics processing of both the Standard Redmi 9 and the Redmi 9 Prime.

The Mali-G52 MC2 is not as popular as the former, but the Mali-G52 MC2 happens to be more impressive.

In other words, in those rear cases where the PowerVR GE8320 would struggle, the Mali-G52 MC2 would have zero problems.

The amount of RAM you can possibly have in your Redmi 9 phone, would depend on what member of the series you’re getting.

If you’d be opting in for the 9A, then you should expect only 2 GB of RAM. In this present smartphone age, a RAM of this size is okay, if you wouldn’t be using your phone for a lot of heavy tasks.

However, when you try to use your phone for heavy tasks, you start to have a poor experience. In short, if you only want a phone you can use to chat and browse the web, the 2 GB RAM of the 9As, should be enough.

For people considering the Redmi 9C, you are going to have the option of choosing between a build having 2 GB of RAM and a build having 3 GB of RAM.

And based on what I explained in the previous paragraphs, you should be able to decide on how much RAM you’d want your build to have.

3 GB of RAM, 4 GB of RAM, and 6 GB of RAM, are the options available for people who’d be opting in for a Standard Redmi 9.

If you can afford a build having 6 GB of RAM, this is what I’d ask you to consider. But if your budget isn’t enough, you should consider a 3 or 4 GB RAM build, depending on how much you have on you.

I’ve stated above that the Redmi 9 Prime is very similar to the Standard Redmi 9. But unlike the Standard Redmi 9 which has builds coming with 3 GB of RAM, the 9 Prime doesn’t. You can only see builds of the 9 Prime coming with 4 or 6 GB of RAM.

Display

The displays of the Redmi 9 phones are as cool as you’d expect from phones of their kind. Their displays are all premium IPS displays, with brightness of 400 nits.

The displays of these phones are further all 6.53 inches in size. But while those of the 9A and 9C have a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels, those of the two other Redmi 9, have a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340.

And as a result, the 9A and the 9C have a pixel density of about 269 PPI, while the Standard Redmi 9 and the 9 Prime have a pixel density of about 395 PPI.

Operating System

The OS which powers members of the Redmi 9 series, is the Android 10 operating system.

However, keep in mind that the OS of the phone isn’t the stock Android.

A custom Android operating system known as the MIUI 12, is rather what powers the phones.

It’s difficult to say which is better, between the stock Android 10 and the MIUI 12. But what I can say is that you’re going to appreciate the MIUI 12.

It is also worthwhile bringing it to your notice that the Redmi 9 phones are among those which would receive an OS upgrade, when the stable version of the Android 11 rolls out.

It is unclear how soon the OS upgrade would be available, but we don’t expect it to take long, once the stable Android 11 gets released.

Storage

If you’d be opting in for the Redmi 9A, then understand that 32 GB of internal storage is what you’d be getting.

This amount of storage is not we ordinarily expect from a phone of this kind.

However, we can’t consider Xiaomi to have disappointed in this aspect, as their reason for doing this, is to make the phone afford enough for those who don’t have a lot of cash to spare.

Builds of the Redmi 9C can either come with 32 or 64 GB of internal storage.

And a 64 GB build is what you should ordinarily consider, if money is not a big deal.

One thing you should however be aware of is that the builds of this phone having 32 GB of storage are also the ones which would come with 2 GB RAM, and those having 64 GB of internal storage are those which would come with 3 GB RAM.

So don’t expect to find a build of the 9C which would have 2 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

32, 64, and 128 GB of internal storage space, are what are going to be available to people considering the Standard Redmi 9.

And just like the 9C, the amount of RAM you opt-in for, would also determine the build’s internal storage size.

Standard Redmi 9s having 3 GB of RAM are expected to come 32 GB of storage, those having 4 GB of RAM are expected to come with 64 GB of storage, and those having 6 GB of RAM are expected to come with 128 GB of storage.

The 9 Prime is also like the 9C and the Standard Redmi 9. Builds of the 9 Prime which feature 4 GB RAM would come with 64 GB storage, while builds featuring 6 GB RAM would come with 128 GB storage.

Camera

All members of the Redmi 9 series come with impressive cameras. However, the cameras of the 9C are a bit superior to those of the 9A, while those of the Standard R9 are superior to those of the 9C.

As for the 9 Prime, its cameras are identical to those of the Standard R9.

Starting with the 9A, the front camera of the phone is a 5 MP camera. And from the few selfies I took with the phone, I’d say this front camera is not a terrible camera.

And as for the rear side of the phone, there’s a 13 MP camera which is quite enhanced.

The rear camera is not great at taking some kind of pictures other members of the series can, but I still consider it good enough for the kind of people it was designed for.

The front camera of the 9C is the same as that seen in the 9A. But the rear sides is where the two phones differ.

While the 9A comes with a single 13 MP camera on its rear side, the 9C features three rear cameras.

The main rear camera of the 9C is also a 13 MP camera, although it is slightly better, compared to that of the 9A.

As for the two other rear cameras of the 9C, they are two 2 MP cameras which assist with depth and macro pictures.

The Standard Redmi 9 is not only a phone significantly better than the 9A and the 9C, in terms of computing power, it is also a phone significantly better in terms of cameras.

First and foremost, the device features a front camera which not only has a higher resolution, but also happens to be more enhanced.

The rear side of the device is also packed with more powerful lenses. For instance, the main rear camera is a significantly more enhanced 13 MP camera.

The phone further features an 8 MP camera for wide pictures, when the 9A and the 9C don’t even have such a camera.

As for the macro pictures of the Standard Redmi 9, they are handled by a 5 MP lens, while a 2 MP lens assists with depth.

Final Words

The phones released under the Redmi 9 series are mid-range phones designed for the masses. They feature quite impressive processors and GPUs.

You can get a build having a small RAM or a build having a decent RAM, depending on what you intend using the phone for and how much you have on you.

Their cameras are also decent enough for the kind of users they are designed for.

So if I’m going to pass any judgement on these devices, I’d say they are cool products. They are also not the kind of phones you would regret buying.

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