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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review
₹16,999.00
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Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 720G
  • RAM: 6GB, 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Display: 6.67 inches
  • Camera: Quad-camera
  • OS: MIUI 12

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.7
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10

KEY POINTS

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a sleek looking glass built with 6.67” LCD panel protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with solid built.
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and has a 3.5mm headphone jack along to the side of a single speaker at the bottom.
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a massive 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging support, packed with Quad-camera to back of the device.  

Product overview

This Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is more spec version of their Note 9 Pro with some improvements in optics and battery, this Note series will be in every price category.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 6.67 inch IPS panel with a punch-hole cutout at the center built with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides with rounded corners offering great grip.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has the symmetry in design or Aura balance design, powering all of this is the Snapdragon 720G, that held up really well, you don’t even face a lag or performance issue and pretty much handles everything.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a 6 gigs base variant and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner along with UFS 2.1 Storage and there is a dedicated SD card Slot.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max packed with a quad lens with a 64MP main sensor and capable of recording 4K videos and has 32MP front shooter in punch-hole. While the handset comes with a 5020mAh battery along with 33W fast charging.


Detailed specification

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the Xiaomi’s most popular one’s known to offer a ton of features and knows as solid mid-range for a pretty low price.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides with a shiny glossy finish what they call is Aura design and rounded corners for symmetry.

On the front of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max we have a 6.67 inches IPS LCD panel with a 1080P resolution with a standard refresh rate with a punch-hole cutout at the top for the selfie camera.

The screen is quite nice, sharpness is good with decent contrast with a max brightness of 450nits, with superb color accuracy and it also has HDR10 Support.

 For Audio Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a single bottom-firing speaker, while you also get a traditional headphone jack which will be nice for plugging traditional headsets without the hassle and it also supports FM radio too.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max above the screen there is a white notification LED that will let you know when to check your phone and waking up and unlocking the phone is quite easy with side-mounted fingerprint scanner along with power button, which is accurate and fast.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a decent storage option with 64 GB of USF 2.1 storage and you can even expand with a dedicated SD card, comes with the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

There is an IR blaster on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, with this you can control certain appliances with the phone and there is a game turbo that acts as a hub and provide plenty of options for customizing your gaming experience, powering all these is a Snapdragon 720G mid-range chip and performance is great.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max’s 5000mAh battery will easily last for two days and charging the battery is no problem either with 33W fast charger that can charge 50% in half-an-hour.

One the back of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a quad-camera setup with a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2Mp depth sensor, shots from the main cam come out in 16MP and they are excellent for the class.

There are plenty of detail, accurate color, and low noise along with a wide dynamic range. While there is a standalone 64MP mode that uses pixel bending technology, there is a 2x digital zoom.

Other camera performance is decent & nice in daylight conditions and in low light, it shoots acceptable photos. There is a 32MP front-facing camera has good dynamic range, using the camera you can shoot up to 4K@30fps and has EIS in 1080P.

Pro’s:-

  • Great Built with Gorilla Glass 5 and splash resistance
  • 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging
  • Snapdragon 720G with 6GB RAM
  • Quad-camera with superb performance

Con’s:-

  • No higher refresh rate, No stereo speakers
  • Slightly heavy and backlight around the notch

 Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is available in three different storage variants they are 6GB & 64GB, 6GB & 128GB, 8GB & 128GB. While they are available in three colors they are Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and interstellar Black.


Plan for launch  

This Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is announced in the year 2020 March, while the handset is launched in May 2020. It will take some time to reach customers in the first sale after getting stocks from the manufacturing process.


Company details

This Note 9 Pro Max is developed by the company called Redmi which is a sub-brand of Xiaomi which is a Chinese electronics company and knows as MI for global, which has been the best IOT manufacturing company founded in the year 2010.

Xiaomi is with the vision of being friendly to the users and fulfilling their needs with the continuous innovation products without compromising on the quality and efficiency, Designed new products with affordable prices to ensure that every user is getting the worthy products for their money to enjoy a better life with innovation.

MI as the leading company in the world being the fourth-largest smartphone brand with its products available in the market in more than 90 counties. 


Final Verdict

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers solid performance at the price segment with excellent camera and glass built to make you feel like you are using the premium phones.

The massive 5020mAh battery will not disappoint you with s single charge between two days and when it comes to charging you will be surprised to get 50% in under 30mins.

The base variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has the 6GB RAM with ample power. Powered by Snapdragon 720G pretty much enough to handle anything you need.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max also comes with a dedicated SD card slot to expand the storage and 3.5mm headphones jack and has smooth UI with FM radio.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a bright display with punchy colors and visible even in direct sunlight and has HDR10+ and has splash resistance even though they don’t have IP Rating.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review - Specs

General

Device Type Xiaomi Redmi
Model Note 9 Pro Max
Announced 12 March, 2020
Released 12 May, 2020
Status Available
Price 16999

Design

Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm
Weight 209 g
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
Colors Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 395 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features 450 nits typ. brightness

Media

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes

Camera

Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 64MP
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps
Camera Features 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash

Software

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. MIUI 12
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 720G
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 618
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB, 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Messaging

SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. No
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.

Battery

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5020mAh
Placement Backside