Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Available Now Only in Xiaomi Authorised Reseller Idris Electronics Raipur
The Redmi 9 Prime’s outer body is made of plastic unlike the glass-bodied Note series phones we’ve seen this year. But, it doesn’t feel even remotely cheap. I really like all the colours on offer and this Matte Black one is definitely my favourite. There’s a very slightly raised vertical camera module on the rear with the fingerprint scanner also integrated in it. By the way, this scanner is super fast to unlock the phone. Now, this vertical module is placed inside a concentric cutout similar to the Poco X2. And, there are more concentric circles emanating out of the main one to create a ridged pattern that aids in gripping the phone.
On the front, you get a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display which has an FHD+ resolution. To find a full-HD display in this price range is not very easy. It is a fairly bright display and visibility under bright sunlight is not too bad either. It is actually a decent panel. In fact, the edge bleeding has also been very well contained. The quality of this panel is actually good. And, it is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.
A big chunk of the reason why quite a few folks will be looking at the Redmi 9 Prime would be the powerful specs on offer. You get a Mediatek Helio G80 chip inside, which is a gaming chip. As for the variants, you get 4gigs of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage of the eMMC 5.1.
Moving on, you get the same 5020mAh battery as we’ve seen on the Note 9 series this year. It can easily last you a day and a half on moderate usage. Charging the phone using an 18W charger took me around 2 hours. With the 10W in-built charger, it takes longer. Much longer.