October 13, 2022 , 8:13 am

Redmi 9 Prime Review


The Redmi 9 Prime was launched on 4th August 2020. The starting price of the phone is Rs.10,499 for 4GB+64GB storage capacity and Rs. 11,999 for 4GB+128GB. The phone comes with a 16.58 (6.53) inch full HD+ IPS display which enables the users to enjoy the cinematic screen with eye protection.

redmi 9 prime

Quick Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Helio G80
Camera13MP+8MP+5MP+2MP | 8MP
Refresh Rate60Hz

It offers one of the most powerful battery backups of 5020 mAh to enjoy a long-lasting run time on your smartphone. The phone offers four different colors: Matt Black, Space Blue, Mint Green, and Sunrise Flare. The smartphone offers two storage variants i.e. 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB.


Full HD+ Display
Powerful Performance
Long-lasting battery backup


Average Camera
No Night Mode

Redmi 9 Prime (Matte Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)


The global launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 series seems to become expensive due to its GST hike and rupee-dollar inflation. This is the reason why ‘Redmi 9 Prime was launched in the Indian market, which is said to offer the same features as the ‘Redmi 9 Series’, however available at an affordable price.

Redmi 9 Prime is said to come with the same plastic unibody finish, 13MP quad cameras, MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, and FHD+ display. The starting price of the phone is Rs.10,499 for 4GB+64GB storage capacity and Rs. 11,999 for 4GB+128GB. The Redmi 9 Prime is a strong contender for being the go-to phone for under Rs.15,000. So, let’s see whether the smartphone can justify its price or not.

When you Unbox Redmi Note 11, you will get all these below-mentioned things in the box:

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime, 18W Adapter,  SIM Eject Tool, Phone Case, Quick Start Guide & Warranty Card.


Its back is designed with a plastic unibody that has a texture to it, which gives a good and smudge-free grip. The camera is in vertical form with a circular design around it, which is similar to POCO X2, although it has a good finish. The phone is thick as it covers a 5020mAh battery and it weighs 198 grams, which means it is a bit heavy and cannot be handled by one hand for a long time.

Redmi 9 Prime

The phone offers four different color options: Matt Black, Space Blue, Mint Green, and Sunrise Flare. These colors have a gradient finish and an amazing look. The fingerprint sensor is placed right below the camera. It comes with a C-Type port and a headphone slot on the bottom of the device.


One of the appealing selling features of the Redmi 9 Prime is its display. The phone offers a 16.58 (6.53) inch and full HD+ IPS display with 1,080 x 2,340 resolution, which is rare to get these features for under Rs. 15,000. The video and game screening quality looks sharper with a 1080p screen as compared to a 720p display of Realme Narzo 10.

Redmi 9 Prime display

 The combination of color variant and viewing angle of the Redmi 9 Prime is quite satisfying, although when it comes to brightness levels, it could have offered better quality, especially in the sunlight photo quality.


The Redmi 9 Prime camera quality is average, while we cannot expect high-quality camera features in this price segment. The phone could have offered something more than that. Coming to its camera it offers a 13MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. It offers an 8MP selfie front camera. The camera features are quite easy and simple to use. You get quick toggles for filters, AI, HDR, slow motion, and Pro mode. The pro model offers full access to the camera settings.

redmi 9 prime camera-1

Daylight photography justifies its camera’s good features as it is as good as you would expect from a camera in this under 15,000 price segment. The main camera offers to capture decent daylight shots with AI mode and HDR helping to offer better color capture and dynamic range in certain scenarios, although at times the algorithm can make colors look over-captured. The wide-angle lens works totally fine in daylight as well, however, we found that the user has to adjust the placement of the fingers as it may not cover the lens as it is placed on the backside of the phone.

The 5MP macro mode is perfect to capture good-quality close-up shots. The phone is best suitable to be used in daylight and on subjects that are absolutely still. The macro lens lacks autofocus, therefore, you will need a lot of patience to focus properly on the subject to get a good picture.

One of the flaws of the Redmi 9 Prime is that it lacks night mode features. At the same price rate, other smartphones like Realme C11 offer the night mode, which means that it is a loss for Redmi for not offering the model in the same price range. Without night mode, the phone is not able to capture high-quality photos in low light.


The Redmi 9 Prime comes with a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. The prime aim of the phone was to offer a smooth gaming experience to its users at an affordable price range. The smartphone has fulfilled in offering a seamless function in different situations i.e in playing games or watching videos.

In everyday use, the Redmi 9 Prime functions quite well. We found looking over and browsing through social-media applications like Instagram and Twitter to be smooth. With 4GB RAM ready, the phone handles performing various tasks all around ok, despite the fact that we saw some slowdown on many occasions while switching from one app to another.

If you are an online game lover and wondering whether the phone offers good space to play games or not, then the good news for you, you can play PUBG in an HD+ quality setting. Designs look better than expected at a phone in this cost section and we didn’t see a lot of slack or stammers during the initial 30 minutes of gameplay. In any case, the exhibition gets a little jumpy after 30 minutes with the telephone getting somewhat warm.

Redmi 9 Prime battery

The Redmi 9 Prime backings 5GHz Wi-Fi, which guarantees quicker download speeds if you have a fast internet connection at home. The finger impression sensor and face open are both really solid and quick at opening the phone. We viewed the base speaker as pretty much normal and would have loved it to be stronger, particularly for watching films.

Concerning the product, the Redmi 9 Prime boats with Android 10 with MIUI 11.0.2 on top and our unit were on the July security fix. The product accompanies a fair piece of bloatware, including pre-introduced applications like Mi Browser, Mi Store, ShareMe, Rummy King, Mi Browser, etc. You will be welcomed with advertisements, obviously, during general use, some of which can be disabled through Settings. You will likewise get spammy notices from a portion of the pre-installed applications, which again can be disabled manually. MIUI offers a few amazing features like system-wide dark mode, Game Turbo, Google Discover, and the capacity to lock applications behind the scenes, in addition to other things.

Battery and Connectivity

One of the powerful points of the Redmi 9 Prime is its battery duration. The smartphone comes with a 5,020mAh battery that is great to endure over an entire day at least, on moderate to high usage. Playing PUBG for 45-minute, the battery drops around 10%, which isn’t really awful. The smartphone has an excellent standby time too.

Redmi 9 Prime battery

The Redmi 9 Prime offers 18W quick charging. Sadly, you just get a 10W charger in the box. This requires around three hours to charge the phone from zero to 100%, which is quite slow. You should purchase an 18W charger independently, and that implies spending around Rs. 500 more, to appreciate quicker charging.


The Redmi 9 Prime is a simple suggestion at its beginning cost of Rs. 10,499, yet things get somewhat more muddled when you check out the top-end variation. At Rs 11,999, you get the Redmi 9 Prime with 128GB capacity, which is really great for anybody searching for a ton of capacity. In any case, at this price tag, we would recommend the Redmi Note 9 (review), which offers better cameras, somewhat better execution, and quick charging out of the box. The Realme Narzo 10 (audit) is additionally worth taking a gander at for its cameras and quick charging support, however, misses the mark contrasted with the Redmi 9 Prime in the presentation office.

The Redmi 9 Prime isn’t for customers searching for a decent camera smartphone. It is for customers searching for a reasonable telephone with a decent presentation. The 1080p screen on the smartphone is probably the main motivation to purchase this for under 15,000. Alongside an appealing display, you get a trustworthy performance and an enduring battery, making it probably the best telephone right now for under 15,000.

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