Redmi 9 Power is a Battery focused smartphone offered by Xiaomi. This smartphone packs in a 6,000mAh battery, one of the greatest in a Redmi smartphone. So how well does the Redmi 9 Power performs? Here’s my review.
REDMI 9 POWER DESIGN
Generally, smartphones with huge batteries are hefty and massive, but it’s different with Redmi 9 Power. Xiaomi has attempted to keep the heaviness of the Redmi 9 Power low. The weight of the smartphone is 198g, lighter than even the Redmi 9 Pro, which weighs 209g regardless of having a more modest battery.
The Redmi 9 Power has a fairly new design, and the back appears to be unique from the other smartphones in the Redmi 9 arrangement. You have a major Redmi logo put on one side, and the whole back has a finished completion which makes it impervious to fingerprints. Xiaomi has gone with some conspicuous shadings on the Redmi 9 Power, you can get Blue, Green, or Red.
Redmi offers a quad-camera arrangement in a rectangular module. The plastic body of the Redmi 9 Power is bent on the sides and at the top and base.
Strangely, there is an extra speaker on the top of the Redmi 9 Power, offering you extra stereo sound. At the top, the Redmi 9 Power has a 3.5mm earphone jack. At the base, it has a USB Type-C port, the essential speaker, and the essential microphone, while the SIM plate is on the left. The power and volume buttons are on the right. I discovered these buttons to be all around situated perfectly.
Xiaomi packs a cover in the box, and you get a 22.5W charger. Strangely, the smartphone charges at 18W, and the provided charger really surpasses its necessity.
REDMI 9 POWER SOFTWARE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Redmi 9 Power has a 6.53-inch full-HD Plus display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for screen safety. Powering the Redmi 9 Power is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC. You get 4GB of RAM on the Redmi 9 Power, and you can pick between 64GB and 128GB of storage. The price for the base variation is Rs. 10,999 while the higher variation is evaluated at Rs. 11,999.
The Redmi 9 Power runs on MIUI 12 with Android 10. All the new changes in MIUI 12 are accessible on the Redmi 9 Power. You can swipe down from the right side to use the quick toolbar, and from the left to see notifications. Different highlights, for example, Game Turbo and Ultra Battery Saver are also present on the Redmi 9 Power.
REDMI 9 POWER SPECIFICATIONS
The Redmi 9 Power works very smoothly. It can run multiple applications very fast, and performing various tasks wasn’t an issue with the 4GB of RAM it has installed. Watching videos on Redmi 9 Power is fun, as the sound system enhances the experience. It supports Widevine L1, so you can stream HD content on the Redmi 9 Power with no issues.
I played call of duty Mobile game on the Redmi 9 Power, which ran fine. However, it takes some time to load the game. This mobile could run the game at Medium graphic quality and Medium frame rate. It was playable at these settings, however, after playing the game for only five minutes, it got warm. After playing Call of Duty Mobile for around 20 minutes, I saw a 5 percent drop in battery life.
With a greater battery, you get somewhat more than a day and a half worth of battery life. You can expand this using the Ultra Battery Saver mode. In our HD video circle test, the Redmi 9 Power continued for 17 hours and 39 minutes which is a very decent score. Charging time is worthy given the enormous battery limit and 18W quick charging support. The Redmi 9 Power got to 28 percent shortly and 44 percent in 60 minutes. It can be charged completely in just two hours.
REDMI 9 POWER CAMERAS
Redmi 9 Power comes with a quad-camera arrangement on the Redmi 9 Power. You get a 48-megapixel essential camera, an 8-megapixel super wide-point camera, a 2-megapixel full-scale camera, and a 2-megapixel sensor.
Photographs taken in daylight with the Redmi 9 Power were fair, and subjects close by had great subtleties. The dynamic reach was worthy at a smartphone at this cost. The wide-point camera caught a fundamentally more view, however, it didn’t imitate subtleties just as the essential camera. There was recognizable bending at the edges as well. Close-up shots were normal, but the camera was unable to lock focus. However, when it does, it gives you a pleasant depth in the background of the object.
Low-light shots were sub-optimal and the Redmi 9 Power neglected to catch subtleties in the shadows. You do get a dedicated night mode, which takes around 4-5 seconds to capture a photograph. The captured image had better details and looked brighter compared to photographs captured in daylight.
The essential and front camera both record videos at 1080p. Daylight, just as the low-light videos looked decent, and the cameras do not support video stabilization, which makes the videos not so good.
SHOULD YOU BUY REDMI 9 POWER
The Redmi 9 Power completes two things in a very efficient way. It has sound system speakers, which upgrade video and gaming on the gadget, and the enormous battery gives it a push with regards to battery life. Aside from this, it actually feels like an ordinary Redmi smartphone, conveying a similar software experience. Camera execution is decent at the cost. If you are searching for a smartphone mainly for media consumption, then the Redmi 9 Power is a great choice for you.