The new Xiaomi 9s
Thanks to the releases of Xiaomi –θήκες κινητών–, the times when we were counting consecutive compromises, when we acquired a mid-range mobile phone, have passed irrevocably. Now, spending an amount of 200 € -300 € we can get a fairly remarkable device that will make us “white faces”, even if our needs are a little above those of a typical smartphone user.
At the heart of this category is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s, a device that has nothing to envy both in appearance and in the capabilities of much more expensive models. With another “value for money” release, the manufacturer wants to remind the market that the space that… excels is the affordable proposals, even though recently released commendable premium flagships, such as the Mi 10.
Ode to symmetry
In terms of design, the Redmi Note 9s exudes a sense of balance, symmetry and luxury. The selfie camera is mounted in a tiny hole in the center of the top of the screen. Similarly, in the center and at the top of the back is placed the quadruple main camera with its lenses arranged in a square arrangement on a not insignificant knob (camera bump) that looks as if it has been created to emphasize aesthetically the photographic virtues of the device . Glass dominates as a material, as there is durable Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back.
The curvy-linear design and the 20: 9 aspect ratio help in the comfortable holding of the mobile phone. The fingerprint sensor is integrated on the side on the power button, so that it is activated in zero time by your thumb, unlocking the Android 10 device fairly quickly. At the same time, the shades Interstellar Gray, Aurora Blue and Glacier White cover every taste.
Despite its. Magnificent size, the device’s 6.67-inch IPS screen does not “launch” the dimensions of the device beyond the limits that are considered comfortable to use. The secret lies in the minimal margins around the useful surface of the front, which allow the screen-to-body ratio to reach 91%, a percentage achieved for the first time in a member of the Redmi Note family. The Dot Notch Display of this particular smartphone is not only praised for its size, but also for its resolution, since it is divided into 2400 × 1080 pixels. Its brightness may not reach the level of an OLED screen, but it certainly will not bother you even in bright sunlight. It supports HDR10 and Widevine L1 DRM technology, so you can enjoy 1080p HDR content from Netflix.
Multi mAh battery
Given the fact that Xiaomi and increased autonomy tend to become synonymous, the Redmi Note 9s could not be an exception. The low consumption of the 8nm chipset and the 5.020mAh of the Li-ion battery are able to keep the device away from sockets for days. Indicatively, it can play music for 147 hours or give you non-stop internet surfing for over 16 consecutive hours! When you need to charge your smartphone, the 18W fast charging function allows you to “charge” almost 40% of the battery capacity in a minimum of time (30 minutes).
And while many companies do not include the quick charger in the package, Xiaomi proves to be very, large, placing a 22.5W charger in the package, which is more than what the device itself supports! Given the occasion and flirting with. Greed, to point out that a 5.020mAh would prefer to charge even faster, as in total it takes almost two hours instead of a quarter for a full charge.
Snapdragon 720G and company…
Taking a look at the Redmi Note 9s chipset, no matter how harsh our criticism is, we will hardly find any flaws in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G, which looks the competing Kirin 810 in the eye. The SoC (System on Chip) is built around a octa-core processor with two high-speed Kryo 465 Gold cores clocked at 2.3GHz and six Kryo 465 Silver at 1.8GHz, when the CPU decides to “let go of the accelerator”.
Gamers will not be able to find faults either, as the Adreno 618 GPU keeps the performance bar high. In the 64GB version of storage we tested (expandable with microSD card), the 4GB RAM was enough so that the smartphone does not delay in the slightest to respond to our commands. On the plus side we have to include the ac generation of dual band WiFi.
Camera- four lenses for innumerable shots
The quad-core camera is based primarily on its 48MP sensor and wide-aperture lens (f / 1.79). With the help of the Quad-Bayer filter, four pixels can combine their information into one, providing us with an extremely bright 12MP photo, even when the lighting conditions are not ideal. Alternatively, you can take photos using all 48MP resolution. 2x zoom is digital, so you will need to slightly lower your expectations.
The resolution of the 119-degree wide-angle lens is 8MP, with its lens having an f / 2.2 aperture. Here is a 5MP macro camera, which even supports Auto-Focus, unlike most competing proposals, which do not have autofocus. If you often shoot from a very close distance of a few centimeters, this camera is a good reason to prefer the Redmi Note 9s. The photo “frame” is completed by the 2MP depth sensor that will give you exceptional bokeh portraits. The main camera can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second. If you want even more fluid motion at 60fps, you will need to lower the resolution to 1080p. Your wide-angle and macro shots should also be at 1080p at 30fps.
Vivid colors and bright contrasts dominate the videos recorded by the Redmi Note 9s, while fortunately the “noise” from your shots is absent, despite the rich detail that is captured. Stabilization in this price range is obviously electronic and not visual, but it does a very good job.
On the front, a 16MP camera with f / 2.48 lens can, in addition to Full HD video, also record Slo-Selfie at 120fps, in case you want to flood social media with your faces in slow motion!
A smartphone with such amazing features and specs!
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