Today Xiaomei unveiled its new budget phone, the Redmi Note 9T. He stands out for being a 5G budget phone, which comes with some important attributes: large battery, screen quite generous and powerful processor. We had the opportunity to take the terminal out of the box and find out the first impressions below.
Redmi Note 9T costs 229 euros in the basic version, with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. There will also be an early bird offer of 199 euros until the debut on January 14. The terminal comes in a box with the following accessories:
- look DA
- 22.5W charger
- USB-C cable
The phone has a polycarbonate back with embossed striped texture, which increases its adhesion. The back is reminiscent of the Pocophone F1 somehow, reminiscent of rumors that this terminal could be rebranded into a Poco F2. The design of the camera brings with it the module on the Poco X3 and Mi 10T Lite. The phone is excellent in the hand, it’s snug and the 3D curved back helps make it a comfortable experience. Available in black or purple, the terminal has protection Gorilla Glass 5 front and screen protector applied at the factory.
The screen is a 6.53 inch IPS LCD, with Full HD + resolution and selfie camera hole. Inside is the processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U, a 7 nm octa core CPU and our first contact with a Dimensity. We also receive 4 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB storage. We have the 128 GB version. There is also a microSD slot, but also a 5000 mAh battery with 18W charging.
I would also note that this is a dual SIM 5G phone, which offers 5G on both SIMs. It also has 4X4 MIMO for more stable connections, and on the security side we have a side fingerprint reader, integrated in the flat Power button. As for the cameras, in front there is a 13 MP one, and in the back we have a triple module, with this setup:
- 48 MP, AI
- 2 MP, Bokeh
- 2 MP, macro
- LED flash
The camera knows 4K shooting at 30 FPS, but also way Pro, Night, Portrait, Vlog. On the connectivity side we find 4G and 5G, Dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, infrared and USB-C 2.0. As OS we receive Android 10 with MIUI 12 over, with that iOS-inspired Control Center and good-looking dynamic 3D wallpapers. Game Turbo also appears, a function for gamers with Do Not Disturb and extra optimizations. We don’t forget the audio jack either and I would mention that we have stereo speakers on board, which is no small thing at this price.
It looks like a excellent phone in the budget area and perhaps the cheapest 5G phone on the local market. It is comfortable to hold in your hand and has advantages such as battery and stereo speakers, but also a powerful CPU. We come back with a review.