Redmi 9 vs Redmi Note 9: What’s the difference?

There’s an expanding collection of Redmi phones, with each family spawning multiple devices. For the Redmi 9, there’s also the 9A and the 9C; for the Redmi Note 9 there’s also the Note 9 Pro and Note 9S.

We’ve previously compared all the versions of the Redmi Note 9 family, but now we’re going to look at how the regular Redmi 9 compares to the popular Redmi Note 9.

Price and availability
Redmi 9: €149
Redmi Note 9: €199/£199
The Redmi Note 9 has been widely available for some time, officially launching in the UK in early June 2020.

The Redmi 9 has had a slower roll-out, launching in some parts of Europe in early June too, but only hitting other markets in July. It’s still not officially available in the UK.


Redmi 9: 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.10mm, 198g

Redmi Note 9: 162.30 x 77.20 x 8.90mm, 199g

The two telephones have a comparative look, yet the Redmi 9 places the camera in a round detail on the rear of this telephone and proceeds with this designing over the rear of the telephone. It’s somewhat thicker than the Note 9 and partially taller, yet as a rule, the size of these telephones is close.

The Note 9 has a quality completion as well, it doesn’t have the designing, however has a profound shine to it. The Redmi Note 9 likewise has a nanocoating for water insurance, yet both have a plastic body.


Redmi 9: 6.53in, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 394ppi, 19.5:9 perspective

Redmi Note 9: 6.53in, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 394ppi, 19.5:9 perspective

From the start you may believe that both these telephones have a similar showcase. They are both a similar angle, the two of them have a similar goal and they are both a similar size.

That is extraordinary, on the grounds that you’re getting a major showcase with a decent goal on the Redmi 9 – it’s a great deal of show for the cash.

Be that as it may, they’re not exactly the equivalent. The Redmi Note 9 is somewhat more splendid at 450 nits contrasted with 400 nits and it’s finished off with Gorilla Glass 5 while the Redmi 9 has Gorilla Glass 3 – so the Note will have better scratch opposition.

Obviously there’s another significant distinction: the Redmi Note 9 has a punch opening front camera where as the Redmi 9 is a water drop front camera. From a design perspective, that makes the Note 9 look much more present day.


Redmi 9:

13MP f/2.2 AF primary

8MP f/2.2 FF ultra-wide edge

5MP f/2.4 FF large scale

2MP profundity sensor

8MP f/2.0 FF selfie

Redmi Note 9:

48MP f/1.79 AF primary

8MP f/2.2 FF ultra-wide camera

2MP f/2.4 AF large scale

2MP profundity sensor

13MP f/2.25 FF selfie

Output over the specs for the cameras and you’ll see that a portion of the numbers are entirely unique, however these frameworks share a great deal practically speaking. The two of them have a principle camera combined with a ultra-wide camera and afterward a full scale camera. A profundity sensor sits in help on both.

The large contrast is in the principle sensor goal, with the Redmi Note 9 getting a 48-megapixel fundamental camera – however utilizing pixel joining to give you 12-megapixel photographs. It’s a touch of an oversell, pushing large numbers to no genuine advantage, yet it’s a sufficient camera.

The Redmi 9 we’ve not gotten that opportunity to test, yet in the event that it’s utilizing a similar AI camera framework as the Note 9 we’d expect comparable performance from the 13-megapixel camera, yet the gap here may mean it’s bad at managing lower light conditions. Nonetheless, it merits thinking about that the Redmi Note 9 has all the more remarkable SoC equipment to help the camera – and that may give it the edge over the Redmi 9.

Both are restricted to 1080p video catch.


Redmi 9: MediaTek Helio G80, 3/4GB, 64GB, 4500mAh battery

Redmi Note 9: MediaTek Helio G85, 3/4GB, 64/128GB, 4020mAh battery

The Redmi Note 9 is a steady advance forward over the Redmi 9, which has somewhat more established equipment. The CPU on both these gadgets is basically the equivalent, however the Redmi Note 9 has marginally more designs power, so liable to be somewhat more grounded in gaming performance.

Truly, there won’t be a tremendous contrast in the general understanding, since things are extremely close. You’ll need to check the setup that is accessible in your locale, yet the Note 9 accompanies a 4+128GB RAM/stockpiling alternative.

The battery limit is extraordinary be that as it may, and the bigger battery in the Redmi 9 is probably going to imply that it endures longer. Both help 18W quick wired charging, however the Redmi 9 just accompanies a 10W charger in the container, while the Note 9 has a 22W charge – albeit again there might be some local contrasts here.

The two gadgets are likewise accessible with NFC for Google Pay, albeit again this may vary from area to district.


Redmi gadgets offer extraordinary incentive for cash and here you get an incredible telephone, an extraordinary showcase and a camera will some helpful capacities, which ever of these two models you pick.

They are firmly adjusted and keeping in mind that the Redmi 9 may be somewhat more fascinating from the rear, it’s somewhat more dated from the front. The Redmi Note 9 is a minuscule advance past the Redmi 9, yet there’s not a great deal in it.