Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021 Review-Full Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021

Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021-The best phone of 2021 for Under $188

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021 is the best entry-level Smartphone under $188 of 2021 that was announced on January 8, 2021, and released on January 18, 2021. It comes with Snapdragon 662(Octa-Core) chipset, a 6.5inch IPS display, 1080p resolution, Adreno 610 GPU, 48MP Wide camera+8MP ultra-wide camera, 6000mAh battery, IR-Blaster, and other good specs for just $188(30000pkr) on an entry-level Smartphone.  

 After reading the specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021, I have thought that it is almost the same device as POCO ME, but two big differences made this phone differ from POCO M3 under $188(30,000pkr).

  • It has an 8MP ultra-Wide Camera that POCO M3 does not have.
  • It has a different and decent design that POCO M3 does not have.

First, Xiaomi announced Redmi as a sub-brand of Xiaomi in July 2013 but on January 10, 2019, Xiaomi announced that Redmi will operate as an independent brand to ”make powerful and Cheaper Smartphones ” and “boost Xiaomi’s Global expansion progress”

It has almost the same specs that POCO M3 has. Both POCO and Redmi are firstly announced as a sub-brand of Xiaomi, but now they worked independently and made some valuable smartphones.

There is only one variant ( 4GB/128GB) launched in Pakistan for under 30 thousand($188). But you can purchase a 4GB/64GB variant from mistore.pk official website in 26000pkr.  

It is the entry-level Smartphone of Redmi that offers premium-level features like 1080p resolution, 6000mAh battery, powerful processor, and GPU in this price range that other entry-level smartphones do not offer.   The Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021 is the king of smartphones under 30000pkr ($188). The most popular competitors of Redmi 9T that are not better than Redmi 9t are

  1. Samsung Galaxy A12
  2. Galaxy A21s
  3. Oppo A53
  4. Vivo Y30
  5. Infinix note 8

These smartphones have some good specs but also have some low specs than Redmi 9T

Price Table

Redmi 9T Price in Pakistan30,000
Price in the US$162$187
Redmi 9T Price in India11800 Indian Rupee13600 Indian Rupee
Price in the UK£117£136
Redmi 9T 2021 Price in Saudi Arabia609 SAR703 SAR
Redmi 9T Price in AUS$210AUS$242AUS

Redmi 9T 2021 Performance

The performance of the Xiaomi Redmi 9T is superb because it has Snapdragon 662(Octa-Core) chipset and Adreno 610 GPU. At this price tag, most phones do not offer such a powerful CPU and GPU. But Xiaomi, POCO, and Redmi phones offer such powerful hardware specs. I have only one issue with this device is that it has only a max of 6GB RAM. That’s not enough.   

We know that everything could not be as fulfilling as we think. We want a device that could fulfill all the requirements that we need at an affordable price, but it’s not possible because everything could not be 100% correct. So every smartphone has different qualities.

OS: Android 10, MIUI 12

MIUI 12 based on Android 10 offers a lot of improved security& privacy features and other new features, like a new control panel, new wallpapers, app drawer, new animations, new navigation gestures, floating windows, Mi share, focus mode, and a lot of more. That’s we not seen in this price range in any phone. This OS, we have seen already on Xiaomi phones, POCO phones, and Redmi also inserted on his devices. It is the latest and most powerful software.

So the overall performance of the Redmi 9T is good and the same as POCO M3, because both have the same hardware specs. You can play PUBG at normal settings easily without lagging. The Redmi 9T comes with UFS 2.1 and UFS 2.2. We have two variants, the 4/64GB variant comes with UFS2.1, and the 4/128GB variant comes with UFS2.2. 

Display & Design

Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021 offers 6.5 inch IPS Dot Drop display with FHD+(1080p X 2340) resolution, 400nits(typ) brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 395ppi pixel density, 90.34% screen-to-body ratio, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display specs are the same as POCO M3. In this price range, almost all phones come with 720p resolution, but Xiaomi, POCO, and Redmi phones offer 1080p resolution, and it’s great because only flagship phones come with an FHD+ display. The Redmi 9T also has Widevine L1 and TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification.

The design of the Redmi 9T is descent. It has a plastic back, glass front (Gorilla Glass 3 protection), and a plastic frame, and looks pretty awesome from the backside. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and it is also splash-proof. It offers Stereo-speakers on an entry-level phone. It’s great because most smartphones come with a single speaker in this price range. It is a much-lit-weight phone, and that’s a great achievement because it has a giant 6000mAh battery.

Redmi 9T 2021 Camera

Redmi 9T has a Quad camera setup on the back. It has a 48MP Wide camera+8MP Ultra Wide camera+2MP Macro + 2MP Depth Sensor and an 8MP Selfie camera. The camera setup is pretty good and even has an ultra-wide camera. POCO M3 does not have an ultra-wide camera. The pictures clicked by the back camera are awesome and even provide better quality than POCO M3. BUT the photos clicked by the front camera are not good, that disappointed me.

Redmi 9t has a new movie frame feature (gives photos a more cinematic look) and a new time-lapse feature (offers various speed and duration values for shooting).

You can record 1080p, and 720p videos at 30fps, and you can also record time-lapse videos with a back camera. You can also record 1080p and 720p videos at 30fps with the front camera.

Battery Life

The battery life of the Redmi 9T is pretty impressive because it comes with 6000mAh Li-Po high-capacity battery.  I am impressed by Xiaomi, POCO, and Redmi smartphones because they come with high-end specs that we do not see in other smartphones in this price range.

It supports 18W fast charging, but it is not enough because it got a huge battery that takes time to charge. But after the charge, it provides acceptable battery timing that we can’t see in any other phones at this price tag. The 22.5 W fast charger comes in the box. It also has 2.5W reverse charging.

Redmi claims 56 hours of call time, 28 days standby time, 195 hours of music playback, and 17 hours of video playback.

Xiaomi Redmi 9T 2021 Specifications

Storage: UFS:64GB, 128GB 2.1 and 2.2
Height: 162.3 mm 
Width: 77.3mm
Weight: 198 grams
Depth: 9.6 mm  
Display:     Brightness:6.5 inch(165.5mm) IPS LCD Display, 60Hz, 1500:1(typ) contrast ratio  
400nits (typical)
Screen Ratio:90.34%
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Pixel Density:395ppi
Resolution:FHD+(1080p X 2340p)
Video playing resolution:FHD+(1080p X 2340p)@30fps
Water Resistance:No
Speakers:Stereo-Speakers Hi-Res Audio Certification
Battery: 6000 mAh(Typ) Lithium-ion polymer battery USB-c reversible connector port
Charging Support:18W Adaptive fast charging support 22.5W fast charger comes in the box. 2.5 Reverse charging
Sim Tray:3 Card Slot 2 Sim card slot(size: Nano-sim)+ 1 MicroSD Card Slot Sim1+Sim2+MicroSD Card(Expandable 512GB )
Finger Print Sensor:
Face Unlock:

AI Face Unlock
Sensors:Proximity Sensor / Ambient Light Sensor / Accelerometer Sensor/IR Blaster/ Electronic compass/ Vibration motor 
Headphone Jack:3.5mm
USB Interface:
Wi-Fi direct 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz,  Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio support    
USB Type-C
USB version:USB 2.0
Location Technology:GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
NFC:Multifunctional NFC
Infrared Port:yes
Processor Speed:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm) Octa-Core  

3rd Gen Qualcomm AI engine
GPU:Adreno 610
Rear Camera:      

Photography Features:    

Video Record:
48MP Wide, f/1.79,0.8μm pixel size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, PDAF
8MP Ultra Wide FAV 120◦, f/2.2
2.0MP Macro f/2.4,FF
2.0MP Mono f/2.4

Document mode, Night mode, AI scene detection, Google Lens, AI Beautify, Portrait mode, Movie frame, Portrait mode background blur adjustment, Panorama, Raw mode
1080p@30fps and 720p at 30fps Time-lapse video 
Front Camera:

Photography Features:  
Video Features:
8MP, f/2.05, 1.12μm pixel size

Timed selfie, Movie frame, Filters, Palm Shutter, AI Beautify, AI portrait mode, Panorama selfie  

Time-lapse, Short video mode, AI Beautify
Video record 1080p and 720p @30fps
Operating System: Android 10, MIUI 12
Released Date:Announced on 08 January 2021 and released on 18 January 2021
 Colors:  Carbon Gray, Sunset Orange, Twilight Blue, Ocean Green

In My Opinion

Redmi 9T ProsRedmi 9T Cons
Extra Ultra-Wide camera nowOnly support 18W fast charging
Powerful CPU and GPUOnly an 8MP front Camera
Not expensive 
6000mAh battery 
Good IPS Display with 1080p Resolution 

I also say that POCO M3 is also a good Smartphone In its price range because POCO M3 has the same specs that Redmi 9T has but Redmi 9T has an extra 8MP Ultra-Wide camera that Poco M3 doesn’t have.


Is Redmi 9T waterproof?

No, Redmi 9T is not water-proof but splash-proof.

How much refresh rate Redmi 9T have?

Redmi 9T has a 60Hz refresh rate.

Redmi 9T comes with 1080p resolution?

Yes, it comes with FHD+(1080p X 2340p) resolution.

How many variants of Redmi 9T come in Pakistan?

There is only one variant that comes in Pakistan the 4GB/128GB variant under 30000.

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