The entry-level Redmi 9 is a more-than-capable smartphone with its versatility and performance. The main features are its 13MP AI quad camera (with 8MP ultra wide-angle, 8MP front selfie, and 5MP macro cameras), its 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and its 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with 1080p resolution.

The Redmi 9 is powered by a Helio G80 octa-core processor and comes in two versions with either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB, priced at PHP 6,990 and PHP 7,490 respectively. In addition, there is expandable storage of up to 512GB. The phone’s operating system is a MIUI 11 (based on Android 10). 

It’s available in a three colors–Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, or Sunset Purple–the latter with a gradient design.

The Redmi 9’s body is protected with a splash-proof nano coating. Its security features include face unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor found on the bottom of the camera on the back of the phone. It has the volume rocker and power button on the right and the card tray for two nano-SIM cards and microSD on the left. On the bottom of the phone, it has the headphone jack, microphone, USB type-C port, and microphone, while on the top it has an IR blaster and a secondary noise-cancelling microphone.

The Redmi 9 is also equipped with protective features like a splash-proof nano coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Redmi 9 is now available in Mi stores and Xiaomi retailers. It’s also available online on Xiaomi’s Official Lazada store.

PricePHP6,990 (3GB RAM + 32GB)
PHP7,490 (4GB RAM + 64GB)
Size163.32mm x 77.91mm x 9.1mm
198g
ColorCarbon Grey
Ocean Green
Sunset Purple
Display6.53″ FHD+ Dot Drop Display
400nit brightness
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera13MP AI Quad Camera
8MP ultra-wide angle, 118° FOV
5MP macro camera
2MP depth sensor
Front Camera8MP selfie camera
Battery5,020mAh
18W wired fast charge
10W in-box charger
SystemMIUI 11 based on Android 10
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
IR blaster
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G80
3GB RAM + 32GB
4GB RAM + 64GB
FeaturesSplash-proof nano coating
In the box Power adapter
TPU case
5V2A Charger
USB Type-C cable
SIM eject tool
Warranty card
User guide