We haven't seen the ‘Prime' branding on a Redmi smartphone in a really long time, but now Xiaomi has brought it back with the Redmi 9 Prime. Xiaomi explains that this model has been launched because its Redmi Note 9 series has become more expensive due to the GST hike and Rupee-Dollar fluctuations. The Redmi 9 Prime is priced below the Redmi Note 9 series and starts just below the Rs. 10,000 price point. Has Xiaomi gone overboard with cost-cutting, or does the Redmi 9 Prime offer you good value for money? I review the new Redmi 9 Prime to find out.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime smartphone was launched on 4th August 2020. The phone comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a pixel density of 394 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5020mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime runs MIUI 11 is based on Android 10 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime measures 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 198.00 grams. It was launched in Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, and Sunrise Flare colours.
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, Infrared, USB Type-C, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime supports face unlock.
As of 17th May 2021, Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in India starts at Rs. 9,999.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Matte Black||₹ 9,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Mint Green||₹ 9,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Sunrise Flare||₹ 9,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Space Blue||₹ 9,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Sunrise Flare||₹ 10,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Matte Black||₹ 10,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Space Blue||₹ 10,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Mint Green||₹ 11,999|
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in India starts from ₹ 9,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime is ₹ 9,999 at Amazon on 17th May 2021.
|Model||Redmi 9 Prime|
|Price in India||₹9,999|
|Release date||4th August 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.32 x 77.01 x 9.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5020|
|Colours||Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare|
|Screen size (inches)||6.53|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||394|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio G80|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|