Redmi 9T Review – 6.53 FHD + 48MP Quad Camera +4GB/64GB
Here’s my Redmi 9T Review which is now available on Shopee and Lazada and in stores nationwide! It features a 6.53 FHD display, 48MP main camera + 8MP Ultra-wide + 2MP Macro + 2MP depth sensors, 8 megapixel front camera and Adreno 610 GPU and 6000mAh, fast-charging battery together with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
It has really been a while since I got my hands on an entry level smartphone that sticks to the branding, delivers good looking aesthetic and at the same time is easy to hold. The Redmi 9T does that beautifully and I still can’t believe that its just priced at P6,999. Also this smartphone comes in a nice variety of colors namely Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue, Carbon Gray and Ocean Green
The Redmi 9T sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS display in the front with a single front camera with a waterdrop notch on it. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and weighs 198g.
The right side houses the fingerprint scanner and the volume controls…
The left side has the SIM Tray.
The top of the phone has one speaker outlet and the headphone jack…
The bottom has the USB charging port and another speaker.
The back of the smartphone has this matte and plastic finish with the words REDMI embossed on a corner. It’s also here that you’ll see the triple camera setup for the phone. We’ll get more into that; oh and it also features “Water-repellent coating” making it more user-friendly and summer outing friendly on a budget (its not waterproof, again, just water-repellent).
I also love the speakers found on the model’s top and bottom. Definitely comes in handy when you want to get loud out in public or get more oomph while watching a movie or playing music.
The Redmi 9T’s display is good for the price range its in. It has a 6.53-inch IPS display that’s also full HD+ panel. and also has that waterdrop notch at the top.
And if you’re wondering if you can use the Netflix app on this without any hitch, I’m happy to report that its got Widevine L1 certification so you get your full HD quality Netflix here.
But don’t expect A LOT from the 9T because at its core, its still a budget smartphone so there are limitations. For one, using the phone outdoors can be a challenge especially if you want to use it under direct sunlight.
The Redmi 9T features a quad camera setup featuring 48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash. There’s also a 8-megapixel front camera on this smartphone.
Here are samples shots taken with the phone’s rear camera:
So far, all the photos had a good color output and its got good quality especially outdoors ad landscape photos.
The front camera shots are also decent…
The front camera ca also use a portrait mode and the auto mode and also features a beautify function and a filter option.
If you’re shopping for a smartphone that has a good battery life then the Redmi 9T is a good fit for you. It features a 6,000mAh battery that also has 18W fast charging capabilities. Throughout my extensive test of the smartphone, I’m impressed with the sheer amount of guts the battery has. A full bar lasted me an entire day with prolonged use off mobile data and plus the usual Spotify and Facebook use.
I even played games like Genshin Impact and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on the phone and it took an effort to drop it to critical levels.
You may need to brace yourself for charging though as getting this smartphone to a full 100% can take awhile. Still, the battery life and capacity is a selling point for this.
Playing mobile games using the Redmi 9T has been a bane and a boon for me. The boon is that this smartphone just has so much juice in it, I didn’t even worry that I may not have enough battery by the end of the day. Like I mentioned above, it even took me some heavy duty usage of Genshin Impact before I hit that 75% battery mark.
Now the bane here is that, if you’re looking for smooth and fine graphics with little to no lags, this may not be the smartphone for you. But don’t fret. While it has its hiccups, its not so plagued with so much hiccups that you won’t be able to enjoy games like Call of Duty Mobile or even Mobile Legends. You can actually do so, just don’t expect consistent frame rates and graphics.
What I’m saying is that its built for gaming but its not built for EXCELLENT gaming.
The Redmi 9T runs on Android 10 working side-by-side with the Xiaomi MIUI 12 OS. It’s fast and stable and works extremely well thanks in part to the phone’s processor, 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor. The MIUI that comes with this smartphone bogs it down a bit in terms of performance but that’s something that happens infrequently.
The Redmi 9T is a good budget phone. It really hits all the important marks namely good battery life, OK display size and aspect ratio. Camera is decent and can be dependable enough to bring to events and social functions. Bottomline, this smartphone is a good buy especially if you’re a smartphone user who focuses more on battery life among other things.