Xiaomi Mi 11? I’m More Tempted By Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 5G…

The Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 5G has a 120Hz display, 5G, and a quad-lens camera fronted by a 108MP sensor. And it costs less than $300…

In a recession hit, pandemic-riddled world, dropping the best part of $800 on a phone might not be the best idea.

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 is a killer phone, to be sure.

But if you want to play it safe and get yourself a proper bargain, you need to look elsewhere in the Xiaomi range…

And right now, one of the more popular Xiaomi phones on the planet can be picked up for just $269 – and that, my friends, is a proper recession-proof price tag.

The phone I’m talking about, of course, is the Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 5G and, as you can see below, the handset does not scrimp when it comes to specs.

You’ll want to first make sure that your carrier supports Xiaomi phones, however – this is super-important too, as without carrier support you will not be able to access things like LTE and LTE+.

Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 Specs

  • 6.67-inch FHD+ Punch-hole 120Hz display.
  • Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC processor.
  • 108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP rear cameras, a 16MP selfie camera.
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS2.1 flash storage.
  • 4820mAh battery, support 33W fast charging.
  • MIUI 12 base on Android 10 OS.

Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 5G Price – It’s Pretty Bonkers…

Digging into the specs a little, you’ll see that the RedMi Note 9 5G does not pull any punches when it comes to hardware and/or specs.

You have quad-lens camera module fronted by a 108MP main sensor. Next to this you have an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2-megapixel portrait depth-of-field lens.

That’s a pretty decent setup for $269, right?

But it doesn’t end there. You also get a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, Qualcomm’s speedy Snapdragon 730G CPU, 128GB of storage and support for MicroSD cards too.

And with Samsung killing off SD-support on its Galaxy S21 range of phones, the RedMi Note 9 5G is well worth a look – especially if you’re looking to save some dollars in 2021.

And don’t think Xiaomi has cheaped-out on the processor here either; the Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 uses the same CPU as the Pixel 5 – and that phone performs brilliantly.

I know this because it the phone I have been using for the last six months.

Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 Battery Life

With 5G and a 120Hz display, you’re going to need all the battery life you can shake a stick at. Fortunately, Xiaomi has outfitted the Xiaomi RedMi Note 9 with a sizeable 4820mAh battery.

And it even includes support for 33W fast charge. And you get a cable in the box.

What colors does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G come in? You have three options: Black, Blue, and Green. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G runs on Android 10 and Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.

The phone comes unlocked and will run on the following network/carriers: GSM, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, TDD-LTE, LTE-FDD.

With bands, you have the following support: 2G GSM: B2/3/5/8, 3G WCDMA: B1/2/5/8, LTE TDD: TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41; 4G LTE – FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8;5G: n1/n3/n41/n78/n79.

Interested? You Can Pick One Up Today For $269.99 via GIZTOP

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He has written for Den of Geek, Fortean Times, IT PRO, PC Pro, ALPHR, and many other technology sites. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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