Today we have with us the redmi nine power for review, an affordable smartphone that focuses on power, which is pretty obvious by the Music nomenclature Music. The smartphone brings with it some intriguing features at this price point, including a massive 6000 mah battery, an fhd plus display a 48 mp primary rear camera and stereo speakers. All of these point towards the redmi nine power being a pretty significant contender in the budget smartphone segment. But how does the smartphone really fare let’s find out before that don’t forget to subscribe to the channel if you’re new and hit the bell icon to never miss another video with that being said, let’s begin first let’s take a look at the specs of the phone. The smartphone is powered by the qualcomm snapdragon 662 soc. It has an octa core cpu, with 4 cores clocked at 2.0, gigahertz and 4 clocked at 1.8 gigahertz. It also comes with the qualcomm adreno 610 gpu. This is paired with 4gb lpddr4x ram and you can choose between 64gb or 128gb ufs 2.2 storage variants. The memory is expandable via micro sd card up to 512 gb. The phone has a quad rear camera set up with a primary 48 megapixel lens, an 8mp ultrawide lens and two 2mp macro and depth lenses there’s also an 8mp selfie camera. The screen is a 6.53 inch, fhd plus ips display the phone runs on android 10, with miui 12 atop and there’s a 6000 mah battery with 18 watt fast charging.
Lastly, you can get the base 64 gigabytes variant for rupees 10 999, while the 128 gb variant is priced at rupees, 11, 999., Music Applause, despite housing, a gigantic 6000 mah battery, the redmi 9 power keeps things relatively light, unlike a few smartphones with massive batteries that Are usually quite hefty, the redmi 9 power weighs 198 grams, which is lower than even the redmi 9 pro that weighs 209 grams. Despite housing, a smaller battery, the phone is 9.6 mm thick, so it’s, definitely not slim still. It feels well balanced and the ergonomics are good on the rear panel. You have a rather obnoxious massive redmi branding that, frankly, we’d rather do without the plastic bag. However, has a nice textured finish with an iridescent effect that seems to beam out of the camera modules? The back is certainly a head turner and the textured finish keeps fingerprints at bay. The phone is available in four colors electric green blazing blue, which we have fiery red and mighty black. You get a clear silicone case in the box, which is always appreciated. You have a side mounted fingerprint sensor, atop the power button, as well as the volume controls, the buttons are tactile and the fingerprint sensor, while not the snappiest, is reliable and possibly speedy on the left side. There’S the sim card tray that can house two nano sims and a micro sd card on the front. You have a dew drop shape notch for the selfie camera.
The front glass features: corning gorilla, glass, 3 for protection more on the display later staying true to the multi rear camera trend. The redmi 9 power has a quad camera setup in a rectangular module on the back panel. The camera module does jut out slightly and there’s. Some wobble, when it’s sitting on a flat surface, but not too much redmi, also upped the ante by adding dual stereo speakers to the smartphone. So you get both a top and downwards firing speaker, which is excellent for the price. You also have a usbc charging port at the bottom and a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top. In the box you get a 22.5 watt fast charger. Interestingly, though, the redmi 9 power is kept at 18 watt for fast charging, but hey you can always use the charger to power, some other device that you may have that can make use of the higher wattage Music, the redmi nine power houses, the qualcomm snapdragon 662 Soc running on a 11 nanometer process, this is a direct competitor to the mediatek helio g85 chipset that is found in competitors such as the real minar zoo 20.. In our usual benchmarking test, the redmi 9 power performed decently. However, the aforementioned narso 20 did beat it convincingly in some benchmarks. We ran antutu on the device and it did lag behind both the narso 20 and the micromax. In note 1, slightly the same trend continued in geekbench single score.
However, in multi core, it did pull ahead both devices by a slight margin coming to gfx bench. We saw that the narso 20 completely dominated the redmi 9 power. However, it did manage to score more than the micromax in note 1 in this benchmark in pc mark work. 2.0 again, the redmi 9 power lagged behind both phones so benchmark score, wise, the redmi 9 power doesn’t loose so hot. In fact, it even loses out to the redmi nine prime and the redmi note 9 in antutu, even though the note 9 costs the same now and the 9th prime is cheaper at the moment Music. When it comes to gaming, the redmi 9 power does a mediocre job. We played a game of call of duty and recorded an average fps of 29, with 66 stability at high graphics and medium frame rate in the game bench app. The game was playable, but it does feel choppy and laggy at times, and the device gets warm pretty quickly. The battery holds up pretty well, though, when gaming we recorded a 5 battery drop after 15 minutes of call of duty. All in all, playing simple games like candy crush, will be a breeze on this phone, but more graphically intensive titles like cod and asphalt 9 don’t run smoothly, which is to be expected at this price point benchmark scores aside, the redmi 9 power runs day to day Operations pretty smoothly for the most part, apps load fairly quickly, albeit we did notice that the camera takes longer than ideal to be ready to shoot.
Multitasking on the phone was a decent experience as well, but the 4gb ram does limit the number of apps that can stay open in the background simultaneously. Also, we encountered a few stutters when moving between apps in the multitasking window. Still tasks such as sending messages sending emails browsing through social networks and more were all smooth for the most part. All in all, if you’re a light user, the redmi 9 power will get. You through most of your tasks, swimmingly coming to the software, the redmi 9 power comes with android 10, with miui 12 atop. Now, if you’re familiar with miui, you will know that it comes with a galore of bloatware in the form of pre installed, apps and ads. One app named get apps got painstakingly annoying, since it repeatedly sends you notifications, recommending you to install some apps, some of the pre installed apps on the phone include dream: 11 netflix, amazon, facebook, linkedin awesomerami moj and a few more mi apps. Thankfully, you can uninstall most of these apps apart from get apps, which is xiaomi’s official app store. What we enjoyed was watching content on youtube on netflix on this phone owing to its dual stereo speakers and crisp fhd plus display. The speakers are pretty loud and the stereo effect bumps up the immersiveness. The phone’s 6.53 inch screen works well for content consumption. However, the dew drop notch drops down the immersiveness a tad bit. There is support for wide wine l1, so you can stream hd content on youtube and netflix.
Without any issues the display has decent color accuracy. However, the viewing angles are less than ideal. Also, the display, while bright enough indoors, is particularly difficult to see and navigate outdoors, especially in bright, sunlight Music. What you can do when you’re outdoors is click some pretty decent, looking daylight photos with the 48 mp primary lens on the phone. The shorts are generally sharp and vibrant with decent amount of detail. The dynamic range is acceptable at this price range, although in some tricky situations the shadows lack detail and the highlights are slightly blown out. We also played around with hdr, which brought out some more details in the shadows. The camera app also features the pro color mode pro manual mode and a few other tricks up with sleeves to keep users busy experimenting with the camera for a while. The 8mp wide angle lens produces strictly acceptable shots in daylight, with mediocre, dynamic range with the primary camera. You can get some social media worthy close up shots with a nice background. Depth effect. However, the camera sometimes struggles to lock focus on subjects the 2mp macro camera is abysmal, with it struggling to lock focus 90 percent of the time, and even when it does producing lackluster shots. Portrait mode, however, has decent edge detection for the price, but the dynamic range in this mode is mediocre, if not bad the 8mp selfie camera produces decent shots in daylight, and portrait selfies have acceptable edge detection Music.
Finally, we move on to what we consider the strongest part of the phone, the massive 6000 mah battery. It does exactly what it is supposed to do, which is give you enough juice to power through about 2 days of moderate usage and about a day and a half of heavy usage by heavy usage, we mean playing games watching hd content on ott platforms, browsing social Media and the works, which is pretty impressive: the phone lost 6 battery with 30 minutes of streaming on netflix and about 7 battery when using google maps for about an hour, if you’re a light user, you can stay away from the charger for days if you’re on The opposite end and use your phone heavily there’s, an ultra battery saver mode that extends battery life even further. When you do need to charge the phone, the battery goes from empty to full in about 2 hours and 50 minutes, which is on the slower side. This does make you wonder why the company didn’t just push for 22 watt charging when the charger in the box is capable of delivering those speeds. There are two main areas where the redmi 9 power stands out: the stellar battery life and the inclusion of dual stereo speakers. If you’re someone who consumes a lot of media on your phone, the dual stereo speakers, fhd plus display and the ability to stream hd content on youtube and netflix, make this a sweet offering in this area in most other areas, the phone is what you’d expect at This price range you get acceptable, camera quality, decent overall performance, good, build and a reasonably fast side mounted fingerprint sensor.
Miui, which sits atop, android 10 is still as aggressive as ever when it comes to ads and bloatware. So keep that in mind so that’s about it.