Today I’m getting to review Redmi Note 9T. The Redmi Note 9T is a component of Xiaomi’s Redmi line of affordable phones – although as mentioned it also releases affordable handsets under both the Xiaomi Mi and Poco brands. It’s one among Redmi’s generation-nine phones, launched in early 2021 alongside the Redmi 9T. Indeed, the Redmi Note 9T’s biggest issue is the very existence of the others Xiaomi smartphones.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T isn’t the littlest phone, with dimensions of 161.2 x 77.3 x 9.1mm and a weight of 199g, but it’s never the most important we’ve seen during this price range either, and unless you’ve got small hands it’s fairly comfortable to use. On the proper fringe of the phone may be a fingerprint scanner mounted within the power button – we found this easy to succeed in and activate, making the phone convenient to unlock. Above this is often a volume rocker, and therefore the phone also features a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and an infrared blaster.
The display size of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is 6.53 inches, slightly bigger than the 6.3-inch display of the Note 8T. This is an LCD screen, so colors aren’t usually as vibrant as we’d like, and darks don’t look as ‘dark’ as on OLEDs either – overall the contrast was lacking.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T inherits three of its predecessor’s rear cameras – 48MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor – but misses out on the ultra-wide snapper that the phone had. You won’t be taking breathtaking photos with the Note 9T, but if your smartphone photography is only utilitarian, you won’t mind what’s on offer here. Photos didn’t have an excessive amount of dynamic range, so colors appeared to look a touch more similar than they ought to, and this was more noticeable with close-up subjects than wide shots. Images looked reasonably bright though.
With a 5,000mAh battery, we found that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T easily lasted through each day of use, whether we were just occasionally messaging and catching up with the news, or engaging in additional intensive bouts of gaming and music streaming. We’d guess the battery life will only stretch into a second day if you’re very economical together with your use, a minimum of supported testing.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T runs Android 10, with Xiaomi’s MIUI laid over the highest. this is often a user interface, with many customization options and a nice-looking design, but it’s got one big problem: bloatware. Xiaomi’s not the sole company with this issue, but it’s arguably the worst offender. Once you activate the phone for the primary time you’ll find many pre-installed apps, most of which you’ll probably find yourself deleting.
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T costs £229 (around $310, AU$400) with 64GB storage, and £249 (roughly for $340, AU$440) for the 128GB version – that’s a modest increase for double the storage, so we’d recommend choosing the latter phone. A US release is unlikely, as Xiaomi tends to not market its phones there, but most Redmi phones eventually get an Australian launch, and every one the opposite Redmi Note 9 devices have appeared there, therefore the Note 9T will likely join those before too long.
The MediaTek Dimensity 800U features a 5G modem, so this phone supports next-gen connectivity – it’s the primary Redmi phone to try to do so, although it’s never Xiaomi’s first affordable 5G phone. Your mileage with 5G speeds will vary counting on your location and provider, but we found the Note 9T ran on our chosen network just fine. Inside the Xiaomi Redmi Note, 9T may be a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, and while it’s considerably a budget-phone processor, it provides a reasonably impressive amount of processing power.