Redmi 9T Review – Redmi released 9T, its mid-range smartphone in January. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display, has quad rear cameras, and comes with a 6000mAh battery. One of the excellent features of the Redmi 9T is the battery capacity which reaches 6,000 mAh, which has the potential to make it last longer than most other phones.
Redmi 9T Review
The packaging box on the Redmi 9T is dominated by white instead of black. On the back of the box, there is brief information about the specifications of the device.
The design of this phone is immediately apparent from the packaging, as it shows up almost everywhere. Xiaomi wanted to focus everything on specifications that, of course, also appear in the box: the 6,000 mAh battery and the NFC. Within this sales box, therefore, we find:
USB Type-C cable;
22.5 W charger;
Clear soft silicone case;
SIM ejector tool;
Overall, the contents of the Redmi 9T packaging box are fairly standard.
Design and materials
Like its other competitors, Redmi 9T offers a body made entirely of plastic. All its lines and the texture implemented on this surface in this version are not very noticeable. Charcoal gray, but still a well-made product from a technical point of view. We noticed how the company wanted to embellish everything with the brand printed directly on the body, with quite large characters. Beyond these features, the device does not hold better in the hand than other devices, however it is quite slippery and elusive. That said, it is also a unit that shows significant dimensions measuring 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6mm thick, with a weight of 198 grams. In short, in case you are looking for a low-end device with a small size, this phone is not for you.
Taking a more intimate look at all its components we note the presence of the main microphone at the bottom, assisted by the presence of a USB Type-C input wishing speaker system. Even if it is not obvious, then in this smartphone we find a second speaker, the Microphone for suppression of ambient noise, the infrared gate, and a 3.5mm audio jack. I’ll tell you about all these components later, but I’ll tell you right away that I appreciate Xiaomi’s choice in this regard, especially when it decides to include a dual speaker. Beyond this aspect, however, we find a SIM slot on the left frame that can simultaneously include a microSD and two nano sims. On the right, however, we have the volume rocker and the On / Off button that integrates the fingerprint sensor.
I only point out that in the back there is a 48 MP quad-camera assisted by a single LED flash placed lower, however, inside the photographic module. This structure protrudes slightly from the profile of the device, but this step can be eliminated (in part) using the silicone cover present in the package.
Display | Redmi 9T Review
The Redmi 9T screen also has a 1080p resolution and measures 6.53 inches. It is quite comfortable to watch videos from various platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, and others. Unfortunately, the brightness level is a little less high for outdoor use during the day.
For watching movies, besides the good screen (for the price class), the stereo speakers are also satisfying. The sound is quite loud, both for watching videos or listening to songs.
Want to listen with earphones? Relax, there is still a 3.5mm audio port on this phone. While charging the battery using the USB-C port. There is a slot for two SIM cards and a separate microSD, aka all three can be installed at the same time.
Features and Interface
Redmi 9T uses the MIUI 12 Global interface which is based on Android 10. The interface is known to have more diagram designs which make it more attractive and based on the experience it can run smoothly and feel light on the Redmi 9T.
On the Redmi 9T, the interface still feels light and in our opinion, a similar experience can be found on the 4GB + 64GB model. The complaint we found was that the ads from the Themes and GetApps apps were annoying and would disappear after being disabled.
Security features like the fingerprint and face scanner on the Redmi 9T work fast. But here we don’t find the Game Turbo application or feature even though the Redmi 9T uses a mid-range chipset, namely Snapdragon 662.
Performance | Redmi 9T Review
Redmi 9T uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset which is interestingly also used by the Poco M3. Overall, we feel this smartphone has a slick performance.
When opening or changing the application, we felt that there were no significant problems, and were able to run well. As we mentioned at the start, Redmi 9T runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
The fingerprint scanner function on the power button is also quite accurate and fast. Comes with a 6,000mAh capacity battery, the durability of this smartphone is a mainstay.
The battery capacity of this device is very good. When used in normal use, such as watching videos, listening to songs, to accessing social media, the Redmi 9T battery can last all day.
When fully charged 100 percent in the morning, this smartphone still leaves about 30 percent to be used the next day.
The battery is also supported by the 18W fast charging feature that is already in the sales package. Because the battery capacity is quite large, charging takes longer.
When charged from a 17 percent battery state to reach 55 percent it takes about an hour. Meanwhile, to reach 98 percent, we need an additional time of about two hours.
For multimedia, Redmi 9T is equipped with stereo speakers. Based on the experience when we use it, we feel that the sound is quite loud and the quality is slick, both when listening to music and watching movies.
Camera | Redmi 9T Review
Redmi equips 9T with a quad-camera composed of a 48 MP main sensor with aperture f / 1.79 and PDAF, a wide-angle lens gives 8 MP with FOV of 120 ° and aperture f / 2.2, 2 MP for macros, and an additional sensor of 2 MP, to calculate the depth of field.
I remind you that Poco M3 only has a triple rear camera and the quality, in general, is somewhat lower. However, we must also consider the fact that Redmi 9T probably still needs more optimization in this regard. This smartphone tends to show slightly overexposed shots in the brightest spots, without being able to manage this factor well. For the rest, then, the colors are quite vivid but still a bit far from natural.
At night, the photos show a more pronounced photographic noise, with really insufficient handling of artificial lights. However, as always, Night Mode comes to the rescue in this case, which manages to compensate for all these flaws, giving the shot a completely different quality.
Inside the drop notch, we find the 8 MP selfie camera, with an f / 2.05 aperture. I must say that in this regard Redmi 9T positively surprised me, always managing to manage the different lighting sources quite well, showing good quality. Even at night, the rendering is not that bad, although there is a rather significant loss of detail.
Redmi 9T Specifications
|Screen||6.53 inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Processor||Snapdragon 662 2GHz|
|RAM||4GB / 6GB|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB|
|Card slot||micro SD|
|Camera||Quad, 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Operating system||Android 10, MIUI 12|
|Dimensions||162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm|