The ultimate 2021 Review of Xiaomi Redmi 9 32GB
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 32GB is a new model, having been launched in mid-2020.
The overall quality of this smartphone is average; as it is very affordable, it can be a good choice just to save a little.
Main test results
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 32GB arrived on the market with Android 10 and being so new, it is not surprising that it has not yet received an update. Although a new version of Android has just been released, this version is still fairly recent, so there are no problems for security and compatibility with apps and other devices.
The 6.5″ screen with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels looks better than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
One of the strengths of Xiaomi Redmi 9 32GB is the good battery life: in our usage scenario, its 5020 mAh allows it to reach 39 hours, which is above average.
The 13.5 GB of actual available internal memory (32 GB declared) may not be enough to store our data, but we can use a SD memory card to expand the phone memory.
It suffered some minor damages in the drop test, but passed it well and can therefore be considered quite robust.
Models in this price range are usually not very powerful: this phone is an exception, so it can also be used for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: being dual SIM (two SIMs, two numbers, can work simultaneously) and the presence of the fingerprint reader.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 32GB has four rear cameras (the main one is 13 Mp) which allow you to get just enough quality photos, unless in situations with little light where they are even poor.
This mobile phone has an 8 Mp front camera, which allows you to take poor quality photos, so it is not possible to get good selfies.
- The screen quality is excellent
- Battery life is good
- It is one of the most affordable models
- The version of the operating system is quite recent
- You can insert two SIMs at the same time
- Selfies are not of good quality
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★☆☆|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||★★☆☆☆|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★☆☆|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||39 h|
|Quick battery charging||★★☆☆☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★☆☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★☆☆|
|Impermeability to water||Not applicable|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★☆☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★☆|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||★★★★☆|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★☆☆|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★★☆|
|Memory card reader||★★★★★|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★☆|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||Android 10|
|Latest update available||Android 10|
|Google Service available||✔️|
|Diagonal screen size||6.5 inch|
|Internal memory declared||32 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||13.5 GB|
|Type of memory card||SD|
|Processor||Media Tek Helio G80|
|Processor frequency||2 GHz|
|Number of cores||8|
|RAM memory||3 GB|
|Battery capacity||5020 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||❌|
|Wireless charger provided||Not considered|
|SAR level declared||1.07 Watt per kg|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||201 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||✔️|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||✔️|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||✔️|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||13 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||8 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||4|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||❌|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|
|Video resolution||Full HD|