Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Appraisal: Redmi’s 1st 5G Enabled Handset

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is the company’s first 5G accessible handset. However, Xiaomi is one of the very creative manufacturers of affordable and mid-range handsets. Though feature-wise, the Redmi Note 9T vies more with Xiaomi phones like Xiaomi POCO NFC than other brands. The Redmi Note 9T sits in the range of Redmi’s affordable handsets. This model is Redmi’s 9th generation handset, unveiled in 2021 with its standard Redmi 9T. The Redmi handset’s benefit over the previous generation is its 5G accessibility and somewhat lower cost. Over the concluding is the battery that’s a slice bigger.

Performance-wise we were just inspired by its handling speeds, the MediaTek processor in the phones enacts greatly. While gaming or scrolling down through the browser or apps menu, you won’t feel like using a cheap handset. Performance-wise it is a prodigious phone that gives a luxury feel while using it. The design is okay with the plastic rear with rough finishing. However, the handset is easy to handle with a hand. The fingerprint scanner is responsive and easily approachable.

Though the phone is not impeccable, it has lesser snappers than its precursor, and its two secondary cameras look somewhat redundant. If you want a splendid camera handset at this cost, there are much better handsets on the marketplace. We also got the display a bit dull and dim when we depended upon auto-brightness. Even though, at maximum brightness, it wasn’t precisely striking. Thus, in most respects, it is a just mediocre mid-range handset. However, if you are looking for a good 5G, it’s a fit preference, if not the top option.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T in-Depth Specifications

Further down, we have put all the features of the Xiaomi Note 9T in detail. Let’s go down to know more about it.

SpecificationsRedmi Note 9T
DesignDimensions: 161.2 x 77.3 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 199 g
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
DisplaySize: 6.53 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
CameraRear: 48MP main,
2MP macro,2MP depth
video recording at 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
charging 18W, 33% in 30 min

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Enactment and Features

  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor
  • impressive performance
  • 5G-compatible
  • Handles all games and apps quite well

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T pack the latest MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor. While it’s an economical handset chipset, it offers a pretty imposing amount of working power. While testing the Redmi Note 9T’s performance, we played intensive games and opened so many apps randomly. It inspires us a lot as we played PUBG and Call of Duty at high graphics. The apps and games opened and dash without pause.

Redmi Note 9T
Credit: Future

However, this is good news that at such a price tag, you are going to get 5G connectivity. The processor MediaTek 800U offers 5G connectivity which is future-proof specs here. It enables super-fast downloading and web-browsing. Redmi Note 9T comes with stereophonic speakers, but we’d endorse using the 3.5mm earphone jack for audio as the speakers sounded somewhat slanted and required bass.

Cost and Obtainability

  • It begins at just AU$399 / £229 (about $310)
  • Storage variants: 64GB / 128GB
  • Obtainable in the UK,
  • Unlikely it could reach at US and Australia for launch.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T prices at just AU$399/ £229 (about $310) with 64GB internal storage. While for 128GB storage, you will pay AU$449 /£249 (bumpily $340). It is a meek price surge for twice the space, so we’d endorse the last size handset. The US availability is doubtful, as Xiaomi does not tend to advertise its handsets there. However, most Redmi handsets ultimately get an Australian promotion, and all other Redmi Note 9 handsets arrived there. Thus, the Note 9T will probably join them too.


  • Easy to approach side-fixed fingerprint scanner
  • Plastic rear with rough finishing
  • Look decent to hold
  • Two-colour variants: purple or black
Redmi Note 9T design
Picture source: Future

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T isn’t the tiny handset, having 161.2 x 77.3 x 9.1mm dimensions and 199g weight. However, it’s not the largest we’ve found in that cost range either. Though for small-hand users, it will be comfy to use one hand. You will find a fingerprint sensor present in the lock button on the right side of the handset. Though, we got it relatively easy to approach and initiate, making the handset suitable to open. The volume button is present above the lock button. The handset also comes with, 3.5mm earphone jack, a USB-C port, and an infrared blaster. The Redmi Note 9T comes with a plastic back with a bumpy texture that feels astonishingly like leather. The rear snappers are present in almost a circular bump. It looks lovely to grasp and available in purple and black colours.


  • 6.53-inches FHD+ screen
  • 90Hz screen refresh rate
  • LCD pane
Redmi Note 9T display
Image credit: Future

The Redmi Note 9T comes with a 6.53 inches LCD screen having Full HD plus resolution. This screen is more significant than Note 8T screen. Though the answer is high due to LCD screen colours, they lack contrast and aren’t typically as lively as we’d love. Though the darkness doesn’t appear as ‘dark’ as it seems on OLEDs – generally, the divergence was missing. However, it offers you a 90Hz screen refresh rate which is good in that price tag. The display appears suave due to this refresh rate while swapping the apps. The display looks just fine as we get it a bit dim. The screen was usually fine, but we did find it a little fuzzy. We think that it is due to LCD presence than OLED as the LCD can’t vie with OLED in any way. But at the cheap price point, the user may be satisfied with that display.

Cameras of Redmi Note 9T

  • Triple rear: main 48MP + 2MP macro + 2MP depth
  • Pictures weren’t astounding
  • Single front:13MP selfie camera takes pleasing photos
Redmi note 9T camera
Picture source: Future

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with three rear cameras– 48MP central, 2MP depth, 2MP macro sensor. However, it lacks the ultra-wide snapper. Though, you won’t be able to take magnificent shots with Redmi Note 9T. Photos lack dynamic range, so colours appeared a bit more alike than they should. Though that was more perceptible with detail focuses than wide shots.

Redmi note 9T front camera
Source: Future

Pictures looked sensibly bright, though. Both auxiliary macro and depth sensors are just fine but not so extraordinary. However, the 13MP selfie snapper takes bright selfies with vivid colours and bit details. The phone can record video at 4K but just at 30fps.In our testing, the phone was not able to record video immediately after pressing the shutter. It froze up for a while and then began to record. Results were just okay but not exemplary like top-ends.

Battery Life

  • 5,000mAh huge battery
  • Standby for a full day,
  • But not lasts for two complete days
  • 18W fast wired charging
Redmi Note 9T
Image credit: Future

Though coming with an enormous 5,000mAh battery, we got the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T standby for a day. With typical texting or regular browsing of many hours, you can get the phone to last for a day. We’d make the deduction that its battery life will bounce into another day only if used economically. On account of this, we can’t just name it ‘two-days battery. But, you should usually be capable of making it into another day. The Redmi Note 9T offers quite fast wired charging at 18W, which isn’t precisely sharp, mainly provided battery’s enormous size. However, it takes well above an hour to completely charge the phone from vacant.


The Redmi Note 9T is a decent-looking 5G handset with a fantastic performing chipset and an inspiring battery life. If you want a cheap 5G phone with good enactment, then you should go for it. But if you wish for a splendid camera, visit the marketplace for other handsets.

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