Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s
- Screen 6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Colors Black, Crystal Green, Crystal Blue
- Camera 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP Quad
- Front Camera 16MP
- OS Android 10; MIUI 10
- CPU 2.0 GHz, Octa-core
- RAM 6GB
- Storage 64GB, 128GB
- Battery 5020mAh, Li-Po
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s in Kenya.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s price in Kenya is around Ksh.23,000 for 4GB Ram 64GB Internal Storage and Ksh.26,000 for 6GB Ram 128GB Internal Storage. Note 9s looks like a solid midrange for a fairly affordable price. It has a sleek-looking glass build, glossy and shiny, an upgrade from Redmi Note 9. It comes in three colors: Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray.
Why Buy Redmi Note 9s: Buyer’s Guide Summary.
- You get a premium glass build.
- A large and bright LCD screen.
- A competitive chipset.
- Awesome Battery life.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Features and Price in Kenya
Below is a summary of Redmi Note 9s features and specs.
|Redmi Note 9s Price in Kenya||Ksh.23,000 for 4GB Ram 64GB Internal Storage
Ksh.26,000 for 6GB Ram 128GB Internal Storage
|Body||Dimensions: 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame.
Others: Water-repellent coating
|Display||Type: IPS LCD, HDR10, 450 nits
Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Platform||OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
|Memory||Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Main Camera||Modules: 48MP Wide + 8MP Ultrawide + 5 MP Macro + 2MP Depth.
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
|Selfie Camera||Modules: 16MP Wide
Features: HDR, Panorama
|Battery||Type: Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 18W
|Others||Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.|
Why Buy Redmi Note 9s: Buyer’s Guide Full.
Powering the Note 9s is the powerful midrange chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. In Benchmarks, it is quite strong and performance is great. Your day to day tasks and multitasking won’t be an issue.
Heavy games run great. With ist Game Turbo, a hub for all your games, you get a breezy experience all through and you will be able to game for a long time. Thanks to its large battery and power efficient chipset.
Under the hood, Redmi Note 9s is powered by a 5020 mAh. Expect the phone to last long due to the efficient processor chipset. Though refilling the battery is not the fastest compared to the competition. It comes with an 18W fast charging that is able to charge the phone up to 37% in 30 min.
On the back of the Note 9s, there is a Quad Camera setup. You get a 48MP Wide camera + 8MP Ultrawide + 5 MP Macro + 2MP Depth sensor.
Shots from the main camera are excellent. There is plenty of detail, excellent colors, low noise, and wide dynamic range. This is quite good for the price point.
In good lighting, portrait photos taken from the main camera with the help of the 2MP depth sensor have good detail and convincing subject separation. The same goes for the 8MP ultrawide camera and the 5MP macro camera.
In low light with Night mode, the red note 9s shoots great photos too. There is enough details and good saturation. Overall the camera in note 9s just is great but not the best within the price point.
Design and Build
The Note 9s looks and feels like most top mid-rangers we have seen lately. It has a front and back glass built with a glossy and mirror-like and matches the frame nicely. The frame is made of matte plastic and offers more grip. The phone back is resistant to smudges.
As you might expect it does not offer to waterproof but its internals has a water repellent coating. The 6.67” screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 with a punch hole at the top center for a selfie cam. Overall the design and build has a premium look and feel.
You get the traditional earphone jack at the bottom. Next to it there are the charging port and speakers. Waking the Note 9s is fast and accurate thanks to the fingerprint sensor mounted on the side.
The 6.67” IPS LCD 1080p screen is good. Sharpness is nice and Contrast is quite good for an LCD. Max brightness is good too, up to 450 nits in normal and 600 nits in Auto mode. Color accuracy is superb. You can tweak them in the setting for more accurate ranges. Also, The screen has support for HDR10.
If the price is not an issue you can check out Redmi Note 9 Pro, which is just like the Note 9s except it has better features where the note 9s have drawbacks mainly for the camera and fast charging.
Redmi Note 9s Video Review.