Redmi Note 9 vs Note 9 Pro vs Note 9 Pro Max: Specs, features compared

The Redmi Note 9 series is now complete with the addition of Redmi Note 9. We take a look at how it compares with its Pro and Pro Max siblings.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Jul 22 2020, 11:16 AM IST
Redmi Note 9 launched in India.
Redmi Note 9 launched in India. (HT Tech)

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 smartphone in India today. This is the third phone from the series after the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max that were launched in India this March.

Redmi Note 9 is the most affordable in the series with a starting price of 11,999. It comes in two more storage variants. The smartphone looks almost the same as its Redmi Note 9 Pro siblings. All three phones are also priced within 20,000. So what exactly is different among the three phones? We find out in this comparison.

Design

All three phones in the Redmi Note 9 series feature a punch-hole camera on the display. It’s only on the Redmi Note 9 that you’ll find it on the side. Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max have the punch-hole camera at the centre. The rear cameras module is also the same with all four sensors stacked in the middle. The Redmi note 9 however has slightly smaller camera sensors.

Redmi Note 9 comes in three colour options of green, blue and white. On the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, the blue colour is replaced by grey variants. The Redmi Note 9 has a 6.53-inch FHD+ display which is slightly smaller than the 6.67-inch FHD+ display on the Pro and Pro Max models.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. (HT Tech)

Performance

Powering the Redmi Note 9 is MediaTek’s Helio G85 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max both run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720Gchipset. One difference here is that the Redmi Note 9 Pro has 6GB of RAM, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers 8GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 720G SoC outperforms the Helio G85 in terms of specs.

All three phones in the series pack the same 5,020mAh battery. The difference here is in the fast charging speed. The Redmi Note 9 supports 22.5W while the Note 9 Pro interestingly supports 18W fast charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers the fastest charging speed of 33W among the three.

Camera

This could be a deal breaker for users. There are four rear cameras on the Redmi Note 9 series. On the Redmi Note 9, you get a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, 2-megapixel macro lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there’s a 13-megapixel camera.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro’s quad-camera setup is almost the same as the Redmi Note 9 except that it has a 5-megapixel macro lens. The selfie camera is also better with a 16-megapixel sensor.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers a combination of 64-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 32-megapixel camera for selfies.

Price

The base model of Redmi Note 9 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at 11,999. Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at 13,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max starts at 16,999 and goes up to 19,999.

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First Published Date: 20 Jul, 03:52 PM IST
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