Xiaomi continues to do “its thing” this April. A few weeks ago it presented the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in the east, turning that Pro model into the Redmi Note 9S that we can already buy in Spain. Now come a new Redmi Note 9 and a new Redmi Note 9 Pro that is the international version of that “Max” model. Exactly, a cocoa.
While Xiaomi does not fire the person in charge of naming its new devices, we are obliged to try to discern the differences between the new phones. Not among the 3 models since the Redmi Note 9 is clear that it is smaller and with more measured features, such as its lower resolution front camera or its MediaTek processor, but we have to investigate what the changes of the Redmi Note 9 Pro are compared to Redmi Note 9S .
On paper we can say that, of the entire family of Redmi phones launched in April 2020, the “worst” feature would be the Redmi Note 9 , leaving the middle place reserved for the Redmi Note 9S , making the Redmi Note 9 Pro at the top of the range of this new mid-range catalog from Xiaomi.
Two identical mobiles except camera and battery
On paper, these are the big differences between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, making it clear that by specifications and design the base model is quite different from the other two.
As seen in the comparison of the Redmi Note 9 Pro with the Redmi Note 9S , the main difference between the two mobiles that share an identical design is the main lens of its quad rear camera. While the Pro model uses a 1 / 1.7-inch 64MP CMOS sensor, 1.6 μm Super Pixel 4-in-1, and f / 1.89 aperture, the Redmi S lowers its resolution to 48/1 / 2.25 MP inches and 0.8 μm pixels and f / 1.79 aperture. The rest of the lenses remain unchanged.
Sharing the same Snapdragon 720G processor made at 8nm, a 6.67-inch Full HD + screen with perforation design to accommodate the same 16MP front camera, the second big change is in the battery , but not in its capacity , but in the loading speed.
While the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9S share a 5020 mAh cell, the first of them uses a fast charge of 30W while the 9S reduces this speed to 18W, almost half. We have compared the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Realme 6 Pro , two mobiles that directly face many similarities and a single winner.
Beyond these differences, the two phones are presented on the market with MIUI 11 based on Android 10, fingerprint reader on the side, USB Type C, headphone port, up to 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal memory. However, only the Note 9 Pro has NFC connectivity that allows the user, among other things, to make payments with the mobile.