The Redmi series is one of the most excited and sought after smartphone lines under Xiaomi, and why wouldn’t it be? With spectacular cameras and blazing performance, Redmi devices always bring a lot on the table for a pretty reasonable price point. With tons of variants to choose from, there is something for everyone, and now with the recent addition of the Redmi 9 Power in Nepal, another feature-packed option is now on the list for those on the hunt for a more battery-heavy smartphone.
Redmi 9 Power: A Budget Beast with Gigantic Battery
The Redmi 9 Power is the battery-focused variant of the popular Redmi 9 series, and the first Redmi device in Nepal to feature a ginormous 6,000 mAh battery. With stylish looks and above-average cameras, it checks many of the boxes for a perfect 20k price-point phone.
Design and Display:
The Redmi 9 Power comes with a sleek 6.53″ IPS LCD display with a V-shaped notch holding the front-camera on the top. With an 83.4% screen-to-body ratio and the loving care of Cornering Gorilla Glass 3 on top, the phone has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 px and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, making it on-par with recent trends in design.
The build of the phone is made of plastic. Its interesting to note that Redmi has decided to go with a reflective gradient design on the back – something we don’t see nearly as often. The build feels solid for its price tag, the design looks neat, and the phone grips pretty well in your hands, so the plastic build is not that much of a big deal.
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The Redmi 9 was the first entry-level smartphone to come with a quad-camera, something we fortunately also see in the Redmi 9 Power variant. With a powerful 48MP primary snapper (Wide), an 8MP Ultrawide lens, and a 2MP Macro lens and Depth sensor respectively, the Redmi 9 Power hands an entire mobile photography toolbox in the user’s palm.
Granted, it’s not as good as what you’d get from the pricier variants of this series, but for the price-point, this more than cuts the cake for us.
On the front, we have a wide V-shaped notch holding a 8MP AI-enabled selfie camera. While the camera doesn’t seem to be quite as robust or adaptive as in some other phones in this price range, it does the job more than finely.
Hardware and Performance :
The Redmi Note 9 comes with the Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon processor, complete with an octa-core Kryo Gold+Silver CPU and an Adreno 610 GPU. The performance for this phone is pretty average for the price point, and the phone runs most medium-to-heavy apps with little to no lag at all.
Clocking up to 2.0 GHz, the chipset provides high performance with low power consumption, something that helps the already gigantic battery life extend much longer.
The Redmi Note 9 comes with a massive 6,000 mAh battery, making it the first Redmi device in Nepal to feature such a large battery capacity. With smart adaptive settings, the increased charge cycles ensure that the enhanced battery lifespan with up to 3 years of optimized battery performance.
The phone can be charged via an 22.5-Watt fast-charger, which is fortunately included in-the-box. Reverse charging capability is available as well.
The phone also features a hyper-optimized Ultra Battery Saver Mode, which allow up to 695 hours of standby time on a single full charge. On regular settings, the phone can also carry you through 13.5 hours of non-stop gaming, 215 hours of audio and 26 full hours of video playback, which is pretty insane.
Redmi 9 Power in Nepal – Pricing and availability:
The Redmi 9 will be available in four attractive color variants: Mighty Black, Blazing Blue, Fiery Red and Electric Green. The 4GB+64GB variant is priced at NRs. 18,999 while the 4GB+128GB variant is priced at an affordable NRs. 20,999, making it a great choice to consider if you’re on the hunt for a budget to mid-range phone.
The phones will be available for purchase starting from the 10th of February and will be available across all authorized Mi stores, retail partners, and online channels.