Redmi 9 prime vs Redmi 9 power : Full comparison in India

Xioami announces its new Redmi 9 power smartphone in India. The smartphone is priced at 10,999 similar to the pricing of Redmi 9 prime launched in India recently. I have compared Redmi 9 power with Redmi 9 prime. Both the smartphones have different cons and pros. Check out this full comparison to get more details about both Redmi smartphones.

Redmi 9 power Full specifications

  • 6.53-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 400 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Snapdragon 662 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 10 with MIUI 12
  • 48MP rear camera with Samsung GM1 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Stereo speakers
  • Splash resistant (P2i coating)
  • Dimensions: 162.3×77.3×9.6mm; Weight: 198g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 6000mAh (Typical) / 5900mAh (minimum) battery with 18W fast charging

Redmi 9 prime full specifications

  • 6.53-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 400 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • MediaTek Helio G80 12nm processor (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 1.8GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs) with up to 950MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
  • 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 10 with MIUI 11, upgradable to MIUI 12
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 118.2° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth, and 5MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, linear speakers
  • Splash resistant (P2i coating)
  • Dimensions: 163.30 x 77x 9.1 mm; Weight: 198g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging

Design and Display

Taking about the display first – Good to see that both the smartphones having full HD+ display and size of 6.53 inch. Redmi 9 Prime comes with old style rear display typically we seen on Redmi phones and Redmi 9 power comes with latest trend with Square camera layout on back. And also redmi managed to put 6,000 mah battery in Redmi 9 power with the same weight as Redmi 9 prime. Overall design is personal preference. You can choose any of them you want, but to guide you I will pick Redmi 9 power.

Performance

When it comes to performance , both the smartphones use different processors

  • Redmi 9 power – Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • Redmi 9 Prime – Media Tek Helio G80

I am bit confused about which one is best than other. We found our that Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is better than Media Tek Helio G80. If you want more information and difference between these two processors you can click here.

Overall you can play games well on both, day to day tasks on these two smartphones are smooth and fast. They both run on same MIUI, so you might no find any difference between these two smartphone when it comes to performance unless you dig into deep analysis like we did. And also Redmi 9 power comes with 6,000 mah battery so battery on redmi 9 power should last more than Redmi 9 prime.

Camera

Redmi 9 power comes with slightly better camera performance than Redmi 9 prime. Photos on Redmi 9 power turned out to be in better details as it has 48 main rear camera. Video quality on both the smartphones is good and stable. On front both the camera having 8 MP camera. Overall Redmi 9 power cameras are better than Redmi 9 prime without any second thought.

Redmi 9 power camera

  • Main Camera: 48MPUW Camera: 8MP, 120˚ FOV (Field-of-view)
  • Macro Camera: 2MP
  • Portrait Camera: 2MP Depth Sensor
  • 8MP selfie camera

Redmi 9 prime camera

  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash,
  • 8MP 118.2° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture,
  • 2MP depth, and
  • 5MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture

Which one should you buy?

Redmi 9 prime is the most recommended best smartphone under 11,000 before Redmi 9 power existed. Redmi 9 power is the upgraded version of Redmi 9 power with best processor, best camera and bigger 6,000 mah battery. So yah!! If you want to buy smartphone in between 9 – 11k in India – Redmi 9 power is the best option for you.

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