Redmi 9 Power Review
Xiaomi has brought the Redmi 9 Power. This new smartphone package has a 6,000mAh battery, which is one of the largest on the Redmi smartphone. How well does the Redmi 9 Power work? Find Out In Our review.
Redmi 9 Power Design
Smartphones with large batteries are usually heavy and powerful, so that’s one of the easiest things you should be willing to do. Xiaomi has tried to make this a little more relaxing and a lot of refinement by keeping the weight of the Redmi 9 Power. The phone weighs in at 198g; lighter than the Redmi 9 Pro (Update), weighing 209g despite having a small battery.
The Redmi 9 Power has a new design, and the rear panel looks very different from the other smartphones in the Redmi 9 series. Xiaomi has gone with other bright colors in Redmi 9 Power: it gets Blazing Blue, Electric Electric, and Fiery Red. If you don’t like these you can go with the Mighty Black color scheme hidden. I had an Electric Green unit, which was ignored by the people around me.
Adhering to the current trend, Redmi offers a camera-camera set in a rectangular module that extends very slowly from the rear panel. The plastic body of the Redmi 9 Power is curved on the sides and flat on the top and bottom.
Interestingly, there is a speaker on the top of the Redmi 9 Power, which gives you a stereo sound. On top, the Redmi 9 Power also has a 3.5mm jackpot and an IR emitter. At the bottom, it has a USB C port, a headphone jack, and a microphone, while the SIM tray is on the left. The power and volume buttons are on the right, and the power button has an integrated finger scanner. I found that these buttons were well positioned and I didn’t have to stretch too much to blow them. The display has a damp spot for the selfie camera.
Xiaomi puts the case in a box and then gets a 22.5W charger. Interestingly the phone is plugged into 18W for charging and the supplied charger actually exceeds its requirement.
Redmi 9 Power specification and software
The Redmi 9 Power has a 6.53-inch full-HD full resolution and there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Enabling the Redmi 9 Power is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC I used on the Moto G9 (Review). You get 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM in Redmi 9 Power, and you can choose between 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Basic variance is priced at Rs. 10,999 while the higher variant is priced at Rs. 11,999. This means it is located very close to the Redmi 9 (Update) and the Moto G9. I had 64GB differences with me in this review.
Depending on the software, Redmi 9 Power uses MIUI 12 over Android 10. It had a nice November Android Security clip. I have noticed that the phone recommends installing multiple applications while setting it up. Or after skipping suggestions, I found the right amount of bloatware pre-installed on Redmi 9 Power including Asom Rummy, Moj, Dream 11, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Linkedin, and a few other games. GetApps, which looks like a different version of the Google Play Store, shows app suggestions on the home screen. It also sends app notifications from time to time, which can be a little annoying, and I’ve seen some notifications from the Themes app.
All new versions of MIUI 12 are available on Redmi 9 Power. You can swipe down from the right side of the screen to quickly access the quick toggles, and from the left to see notifications. This is not automatically enabled. Other features such as Game Turbo and Ultra Battery Saver are also available on Redmi 9 Power.
Performance of Redmi Power 9
The Redmi 9 Power went really well, giving me no reason to complain about performance. It can load applications very quickly and performing many tasks was not a problem with 4GB of RAM onboard. I found a fingerprint scanner to quickly turn on the device, never requiring more than one effort. You also get face recognition that is easy to set up and fast.
I enjoyed watching videos on Redmi 9 Power as the stereo speakers improve the information. There is support for Widevine L1, so you will be able to stream HD content to Redmi 9 Power without any problems. While watching the contents of the houses included, I found the brightness of the display on the lower side out there.
I ran the benchmarks on Redmi 9 Power to see how it went. On AnTuTu, it handled 180,054 points, while on PCMark Work 2.0 it handled 5,768 points. It also scored 317 and 1323 points in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests. It can measure 32fps in the GFXBench T-Rex test. These ratings are very similar to those of the Moto G9, with the Car showing a profit on the graphics benches due to its low HD + clearness display. Redmi 9 Power Routes behind Redmi 9 Prime (Update) when it comes to CPU performance, however, Call of Duty Mobile did well on Redmi 9 Power, but it took some time to load. This phone could play a game with Medium graphics quality and Medium frame rate. It was played in these settings, but the phone warmed up after just five minutes of play. After playing Call of Duty Mobile for about 20 minutes, I noticed a 5 percent decrease in battery life.