Redmi 9 Power 6000mAh Battery 2021 Review
The COVID pandemic has increased our dependence on electronic devices to such an extent that it is now safe to say that our smartphones are a gateway to the outside world. One thing that is more important than ever is the battery life of the phone. A dead smartphone seems as useless as a misplaced mask. Now Xiaomi company has brought Redmi 9 Power phone. You will get this new smartphone in 6,000mAh battery, which is one of the biggest battery in Redmi company smartphone.
Redmi 9 Power design
Smartphones with bigger batteries are usually heavy, so a heavy phone is a compromise you should be prepared to make. Keeping in mind the weight of Redmi 9 Power Rs.13,499, Xiaomi company has tried to make it less compromise and more adjustment. phone is 198g
The design of the phone Redmi 9 Power is a bit new, and the back panel looks quite different from other smartphones in the Redmi 9, 9,299 series. You have a Redmi logo on one side, and the entire rear has a textured finish that makes it resistant to fingerprints. The phone comes with some attractive colors on the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power. You get Electric Green, Fiery Red and Blazing Blue. If you don’t like that then you can go for a more subtle Mighty Black color option. Redmi also offers you a quad-camera setup in a rectangular module that protrudes from the back panel.The body of the Redmi 9 Power is curved at the edges, at the bottom and flat at the top.
Interestingly, the Redmi 9 Power phone packs a top-firing speaker that will give you stereo sound. On top of all, the Redmi 9 Power phone packs a 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR emitter. The USB Type-C port, primary microphone and primary speaker are on the bottom, power and volume buttons are on the right while the SIM tray is on the left side of the phone. There is an integrated fingerprint scanner in the power button. I found these buttons to be well positioned, and didn’t have to stretch too much to hit.
Bundles a case in the box, and you get a 22.5Watt charger. The phone is capped at 18W for charging and the supplied charger is actually more than what it needs.
Redmi 9 Power specifications and software
The Redmi 9 Power phone has a 6.53-inch full-HD + resolution display and has been given Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Powering the Redmi 9 Power phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC that I used in the Moto G9 (Review). You will get 4GB LPDDR4X RAM on the Redmi 9 Power phone, and you can choose between 128GB and 64GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The higher variant is priced at RS.11,999 while the base variant is priced at RS.10,999 which means it is very close to the Redmi 9 phone (Review) and Moto G9 phone (Review).
In terms of software, the Redmi 9 Power phone runs MIUI 12 on top of Android 10. It had Android security patch in November which is acceptable. I noticed that while setting up the phone also recommends installing a lot of apps. After skipping the suggestions I got a fair amount of software pre-installed on the Redmi 9 Power phone, including Osom Rummy, Dream 11 Moj, Amazon, Netflix, WPS Office Facebook, Linkedin, and a few other games. Shows you even more app suggestions on the home screen. It also sends push notifications, which is a bit annoying
All the new changes to MIUI 12 are available on the Redmi 9 Power phone. You can swipe from the left to view notifications. And you can swipe down from the right of the screen to quickly access the quick toggle, it’s not enabled by default. You will also get other features like Game Turbo and Ultra Battery Saver in the Redmi 9 Power phone.
Redmi 9 Power performance
The Redmi 9 Power phone ran pretty well, which didn’t give me a reason to complain in terms of performance. It could make the application load much faster. There was no problem of multitasking even with 4GB of RAM. I found the fingerprint scanner to be fairly quick to unlock the device, never requiring more than one attempt. You also get face recognition in it, which is easy and quick to set up.
I really enjoyed watching videos on the Redmi 9 Power phone as its stereo speakers enhanced the experience. Supports for Widevine L1, so you will be able to stream HD content smoothly on the Redmi 9 Power phone without any issues. Watching content indoors was pretty appealing, so I found the display brightness to be quite low on the outside.
Call of Duty Mobile ran fine on the Redmi 9 Power phone, but it took a long time to load. This phone can run games at medium graphics quality and medium frame rate. It could be run on these settings only, but after running for only five minutes, the phone started heating up, after some time it got very hot. After running Call of Duty for about 20 minutes, I noticed a 7 percent drop in battery life.
The 6000mah battery can last you far longer than the charger. Should be able to get a little more than a day and a half of battery life. You can also extend it by using Ultra Battery Saver Mode.
Redmi 9 Power cameras
The Xiaomi company has packed in a quad-camera setup on the Redmi 9 Power phone. In this, you get a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Xiaomi’s camera app is still where it was before and its settings are easy to find. There are quick toggles for AI and HDR. Xiaomi still put the macro camera button in a separate sub-menu, which is not too easy to notice
Photos taken with the Redmi 9 Power phone were good in broad daylight, giving good insight into the surrounding subjects. The dynamic range was acceptable for a smartphone at this price of the phone. The wide-angle camera captured a fairly wide field of view, but it did not reproduce the details as well as the primary camera. There was also noticeable distortion at the edges of the photo.
All close-up shots were average too, with the main camera struggling to lock focus at times. After doing this, you get a nice depth effect in the background. Macro camera lets you get up close to an object. It also manages sharp shots at close range but like most other smartphones at this price level, the output is limited to 2 megapixels. Edge detection was good while taking portrait shots, and the Redmi 9 Power phone lets you simulate aperture before taking a shot.
Low-light shots were also below average and the Redmi 9 Power phone failed to capture details in the shadows. You get the same dedicated Night Mode, which takes around 4-5 seconds to capture a single shot. Compared to shots taken in the default photo mode, the photo at the output had better detail and looked bright enough.
Selfies taken with the Redmi 9 Power phone in daylight were very good, and portrait selfies showed decent edge as good. Low-light selfies were just average and I could clearly see grains in the output when I zoomed in.
Video recording tops out at 1080pix for the primary as well as the selfie shooter, but the Redmi 9 Power phone lacks video stabilization. Low-light footage looked average with daylight hours, and the lack of stabilization could make it very difficult to capture usable shots while on the go.
The Redmi 9 Power phone does two things differently. The stereo speakers it has, which enhance gaming and video on the device, and its large battery push it in the right direction in terms of battery life. Other than that, it still feels like a normal Redmi smartphone, for this price the camera performance is acceptable, but not great either. If you are primarily looking for a smartphone in the market, the Redmi 9 Power makes for a strong phone.