Redmi 9 Power Review

The ongoing epidemic has increased our reliance on electronic devices, and now it is safe to say that our smartphones are the gateway to the outside world. Battery life is more important than ever. A dead smartphone is as useless as a mask on the chin. Now, Xiaomi has brought the Redmi9 Power. This new smartphone packs in a 6,000 mAh battery, making it the largest of the Redmi smartphones. So how well are the Redmi 9 power charges? Here is my review.

Redmi 9 Power Design

Smartphones with large batteries are usually bulky and bulky, so you have to be ready to do that. It tried to be less compromised and more adjustable by keeping Xiaomi’s weight Redmi 9 Power Under inspection. The phone tip to standards at 198g; Lighter than Redmi 9 Pro (Review), It weighs 209g despite the small battery.

The Redmi 9 Power has some new design and the back panel looks very different from other smartphones in the Redmi 9 series. You have a large red ‌ logo plastered on one side, and a textured finish on the entire back, which is resistant to fingerprints. Xiaomi Gone with some shiny colors on the Redmi 9 Power: you get Blazing Blue, Electric Green and Fairy Red. If you do not like these you can go for a more subtle Mighty Black color option. I have an electric green unit that is not recognized by the people around me.

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The texture makes the Redmi 9 Power resistant to fingerprints

In keeping with the current trend, the Redmi offers a quad-camera setup in a rectangular module that extends slightly from the rear panel. The plastic body of the Redmi 9 Power is curved at the sides and flattened at the top and bottom.

Interestingly, the Redmi 9 Power has a top-firing speaker that gives you stereo sound. At the top, the Redmi 9 Power also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR emitter. At the bottom, it has a USB Type-C port, primary speaker and primary microphone, and the SIM tray is on the left. The power and volume buttons are on the right and the power button has an integrated fingerprint scanner. I found these buttons well placed and didn’t need much stretching to hit them. The display has a dudrop notch for the selfie camera.

Xiaomi ties a case in the box and you get a 22.5W charger. Interestingly, the phone was limited to 18W for charging and the supplied charger actually exceeded its requirement.

Redmi 9 Power Specifications and Software

The Redmi 9 Power features a 6.53-inch full-HD + resolution display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Powering Redmi 9 Power I used Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC Moto G9 (Review). You get 4GB LPDDR4X RAM in Redmi 9 Power and you can choose between 64GB and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. The base variant is priced at Rs. 10,999 while the high variant is priced at Rs. 11,999. This means it is very close Redmi9 (Review) And Moto G9.I have a 64GB variant for this review.

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You get the new MIUI 12 on Redmi 9 Power, but it still has Blotware preinstalled

In terms of software, Redmi 9 runs on power MIUI 12 Above Android 10. It has a November Android security patch, which is acceptable. I have noticed that it is recommended to install a lot of apps when setting up the phone. Even after skipping suggestions, I found a decent amount of bloatware pre-installed on Redmi 9 Power, including Ozom Rummy, Moz, Dream 11, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, LinkedIn and a few other games. GetApps, which seems to be a Play Store alternative, shows more app suggestions on the home screen. It also sends push notifications once in a while, which is a little annoying, and I even saw some notifications from the themes app.

All new modifications to the MIUI 12 are available in Redmi 9 Power. You can swipe down from the right side of the screen to quickly access quick toggles and from the left to view notifications. It cannot be enabled by default. Other features such as Game Turbo and Ultra Battery Saver are also included in the Redmi 9 Power.

Redmi 9 Power Performance

The Redmi 9 Power ran well without giving me any reason to complain in terms of performance. It can load applications very quickly and is not a problem with the 4GB RAM on the multi-tasking onboard. I found that the fingerprint scanner was quick to unlock the device, never requiring more than one attempt. You also get facial recognition, which is easy and quick to set up.

I enjoyed watching videos on the Redmi9 Power‌ as the stereo speakers enhanced the experience. Widewin L1 is supported, so you can stream HD content on Redmi 9 Power without any issues. While engaging content inside the home, I found that display brightness was on the bottom side when outdoors.

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The side-mounted fingerprint scanner is well placed and quick

I implemented benchmarks on Redmi9 Power. On AnTuTu, it managed 180,054 points, and on PCMarkWork 2.0 5,768 points. It scored 317 and 1323 points on the Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests. This averages 32fps on GFXBench’s T-Rex test. These scores are similar to the Moto G9, which benefits from graphics benchmarks due to the Moto’s low-resolution HD + display. Behind the Redmi 9 Power Trials Redmi 9 Prime (Review) However when it comes to CPU performance.

Call of Duty Mobile Redmi 9 Power is fine, but takes some time to load. This phone can run the game at medium graphics quality and medium frame rate. It can play in these settings, but the phone is warm after just five minutes of playing. After playing Call of Duty Mobile for 20 minutes, I noticed a 5 percent reduction in battery life.

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The Redmi 9 Power has a quad camera setup

With a larger battery, you should stay away from the charger longer. You will be able to get one and a half precious battery life. You can extend this using the Ultra Battery Saver mode. In our HD Video Loop test, the Redmi 9 Power lasted 17 hours and 39 minutes, which is a very good score. Charging time is acceptable with large battery capacity and 18W fast charging support. Redmi 9 Power reached 28 percent in 30 minutes and 44 percent per hour. It can take up to two hours to fully charge a smartphone.

Redmi 9 power cameras

Packed in a quad camera setup with Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Xiaomi camera app is still the same and the settings are easy to find. There are quick toggles for HDR and AI. Xiaomi still has a macro camera button in a different sub-menu that is not very easy to observe, without allowing it to be selected as shooting mode.

Daytime photos taken with Redmi 9 Power are good and have good details on nearby things. The dynamic range is acceptable for a smartphone at this price. The wide-angle camera captures a considerable wide view, but it does not reproduce the primary camera along with the details. There is also noticeable distortion at the edges.

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Redmi 9 Power Daylight Camera Model (Click to view full-size image)

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Redmi 9 Power Daylight Wide Angle Camera Sample (Click to view full-size image)

Close-up shots are average, and the main camera may occasionally struggle to lock focus. Once that is done, you will get a good depth effect in the background. The macro camera allows you to stay close to one thing. It handles sharp shots at close range, but at this price level, like other smartphones, the output is limited to 2 megapixels. Portrait shots have good edge detection, and Redmi 9 allows you to simulate the aperture before taking a power shot.

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Redmi 9 Power Closeup Camera Model (Click to view full-size image)

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Redmi 9 Power Macro Camera Model (Click to view full-size image)

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Redmi 9 Power Portrait Camera Model (Click to view full-size image)

The low-light shots were below average and the Redmi9 power failed to capture the details in the shadows. You get a special night mode, which takes 4-5 seconds to take a shot. The output is fine and looks bright compared to the shots taken in the default photo mode.

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Redmi 9 Power Low-Light Camera Model (Click to see full-size image)

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Redmi 9 Power Night Mode Camera Model (Click to view full-size image)

Selfies taken with the Redmi9 Power during the day are good, and portrait selfies mark the edge. Low-light selfies are average and I can see the grain in the zoom in output.

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Redmi 9 Power Daylight Selfie Camera Sample (Click to view full-size image)

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Redmi 9 Power Low-Light Selfie Camera Model (Click to see full-size image)

Video recording for primary and selfie shooter tops at 1080p, but Redmi 9 Power has no video stabilization. During the day, as well as low-light footage appeared on average, and the lack of stabilization makes it difficult to capture useful shots while moving.


Redmi 9 Power does two things differently. It has stereo speakers that improve video and gaming on the device and give a bigger battery push in the right direction when it comes to battery life. Other than that, it still feels like a normal Redmi smartphone, offering the same software experience. The camera performance is acceptable for the price, but not great. If you find yourself in a market looking for a smartphone primarily for media use, the Redmi 9 Power makes a strong case. Other suitable alternatives Moto G9 (Review) Yet Redmi 9 Prime (Review).

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