Display – Performance – Camera – Battery – Price and purchase options
As expected, Xiaomi has not taken too long to unveil its cheapest model for 2020. The heir to the Redmi 8A is this Redmi 9A that adopts a full-screen design with notch in the form of water and that, despite if it seems otherwise, it only has a rear camera.
In addition, the mobile boasts a close integration with Google services. and a huge 5000 mAh battery that joins the availability of Android 10 on the device. This datasheet collects each and every feature of Xiaomi’s cheap phone that sets it apart from the other members of the Redmi 9 family.
Redmi phone features
Since its price, on the change, is below 100 euros, it should come as no surprise that this new Xiaomi phone has more measured specifications, necessary to achieve this price.
There are no big news on the front of the phone. It is a HD + screen of 6.57 »inches with a resolution of 1600 x 720 px and a 20: 9 format that has a density of 269 dpi. It sports 16 million colors, a capacitive touch technology and a brightness of 400 nits in addition to the possibility of configuring different color profiles.
It is certified blue light protection so your eyes are cared for even after spending long hours using the phone at night.
As for the memory of the mobile, we have two versions: one of 2GB + 32GB of storage and another of 3 GB and the same internal storage. Luckily we have the possibility of expanding it by using MicroSD cards.
Inside the MediaTek Helio G25 processor will be in charge of moving the most basic applications, it is a CPU manufactured in 12 nm with 8 Cortex A53 cores at 2 GHz that is included within the entry market.
At a photographic level we can not lose sight of the price of the smartphone, remember, set below 100 euros to change. It is for this reason that in the back we are only going to find a 13 MP lens with f / 2.2 aperture. With it we can take photos of all kinds and record videos in FullHD but we can not demand wonders.
The same goes for a front lens housed in the notch in the form of a drop of water that sports a 5 MP sensor with f / 2.2 aperture and which also records 1080p video.
At least we can use different AI tools to improve the quality of our photos by recognizing scenes.
Lastly we have the great incentive of the Redmi 9A, a 5000 mAh battery with 10W fast charge that, taking into account the characteristics of the screen, should offer autonomy of more than 48 hours. According to the brand, we have a standby autonomy of 5000 hours, up to 38 hours of conversation, 168 hours of music playback and 19 hours of video.
How is it different from Redmi 9?
Although it maintains the 6.5-inch size and a notch format in the form of a drop of water, the phone has a lower resolution of 720p compared to the 1080p of its older brother.
The 12 NM Helio G25 processor that is still one step below the Redmi 9 Helio G80, despite the fact that both are signed by MediaTek. The same happens with the RAM that stays at 2 or 3 GB compared to the 4 GB that the most expensive model reaches.
Of the 4 cameras in the original Redmi 9, we stayed in one. It is the section that loses the most when facing the Redmi 9A with the model released on the market a few weeks ago.
Again there is a cutout in this component, e that mounts a 5 MP sensor instead of an 8 MP.
Since the two capacities of the two mobiles are similar (5000 mAh vs 5020 mAh), the big difference is in fast charging, being 10W in the Redmi 9A and 18 W in the most expensive model.
The Redmi 9A uses a face scanner to unlock the phone because, unlike the Redmi 9, it does not have a fingerprint reader.
All these cuts in the characteristics of the Redmi 9A make its price drop a few tens of euros compared to the Redmi 9.
Redmi 9A Price
At the moment we do not know when this new cheap Redmi mobile will arrive in Spain. What we do know is that, on the other hand, the 2 Gb version with 32 GB of phone storage is close to 80 euros.