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Here are FIVE reasons why the Redmi Note 9S is THE Mid-range King!
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Here are FIVE reasons why the Redmi Note 9S is THE Mid-range King!

by Vyncent ChanApril 6, 2020
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The Redmi Note series has charted momentous success ever since its debut, with over 110 000 000 (that’s 110 million if you don’t feel like counting the zeroes) units sold worldwide to date. The recent Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 were both Global Top 10 smartphones in 2019 too, which shows just how popular they are. And here we are, in 2020, with the Redmi Note 9S which definitely has what it takes to be the latest addition to the legendary Redmi Note series.

Big Display, Sleek Design

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Big displays in smartphones often evoke the idea that they are huge, unwieldy devices, but not the Redmi Note 9S. While it has a humongous 6.67″ display, it definitely does not feel that huge thanks to the 91% screen-to-body ratio it offers, and it still fits comfortably in your hands. Coupled with the DotDisplay design, almost all the screen is usable with the selfie camera sitting in a tiny hole in the display. Be it movies or games, the Redmi Note 9S will give you an incredible experience. Topping it all off is the TÜV Rheinland certified display which protects your eyes even during prolonged use.

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Meanwhile over on the back is the beautiful curved glass panel. The finishing comprises of a micron-level texture design that required a 20-step procedure to complete. It’s definitely one of the most premium looking mid-range devices right now in the market, with the mirror-like finish here looking absolutely awesome. Every glass surface on the Redmi Note 9S is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 too, so you don’t have to worry about this gorgeous back scratching too easily.

Beastly Snapdragon 720G

While the exterior of the Redmi Note 9S is a beauty to behold, under the hood lies a beast. The Snapdragon 720G delivers performance and efficiency that will cement its position as the king-of-the-hill in the mid-range segment. In fact, it is more powerful than the premium Snapdragon 730G found in the premium mid-range devices of 2019. It is plenty capable of driving all the latest mobile games like COD Mobile or Asphalt 9 without breaking a sweat.

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In addition to the powerful chipset, the Redmi Note 9S is available with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, letting you enjoy all the games you want without having to worry about running out of storage.

Massive 5020 mAh Battery

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There will be no worries of running out of battery during your gaming marathon or short photo excursions, because you get a huge 5020 mAh battery in the Redmi Note 9S. With the frugal Snapdragon 720G in tow, the Redmi Note 9S delivers well over two days of battery life or 13 hours of continuous gaming. And when it comes the time to recharge, the Redmi Note 9S supports 18W fast charging to give you a full charge in no time, and Redmi even bundled a 22.5W Fast Charger in the box to offer better value for your money. No need to go out and buy a fast charger separately!

Great Cameras all Around

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On the back of the Redmi Note 9S is a quad-camera setup, which consists of the primary 48MP Samsung GM2 shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Out of these four, the 5MP macro camera is probably the most note-worthy. Unlike most of the competition which force you to guesstimate the distance between your device and the subject, the Redmi Note 9S gives you autofocus in the macro camera too so you can easily obtain sharp focus without having to waste time trying to find the sweet spot by moving your phone. And the resolution is also 2.5x higher than most of the other mid-range devices offering a macro camera, which usually just pack a 2MP macro camera and call it a day.

Meanwhile for those who really like to take selfies, there’s a 16MP selfie camera complete with features like AI scene detection, AI portraits and beautify modes to make every selfie taken with the Redmi Note 9S Insta-worthy.

All the Features Redmi Fans Want

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Redmi paid a lot of attention to the feedback from their fans about every device they have released. That’s why the Redmi Note 9S comes with fan-favorite features like the IR blaster and 3.5mm headphone jack, features which even some vastly pricier flagships fail to offer. The convenience of using a smartphone with an IR blaster definitely needs to experienced to understand, as you can easily forget about where you put your remote controls and just use your phone to control everything from your air-conditioning to your TV.

On top of that, the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is optimally positioned at where your thumb will naturally rest on the device, allowing for a quick and super convenient unlocking experience.

The king of mid-range smartphones

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The best part about the Redmi Note 9S is the value-for-money proposition though. All of the above features are offered from just RM799 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, and RM899 for the higher-end 6GB + 128GB version. Regardless of which one you pick, the Redmi Note 9S is currently the best bang-for-buck mid-range device in Malaysia, and will probably holding on to the crown until the Redmi Note 10 comes around.

If you want even more bang for your buck, Xiaomi Malaysia will be offering the 4GB variant of the Redmi Note 9S for RM699 from 7th to 9th April to celebrate the Mi Fan Festival 2020 which also marks their 10th anniversary.

Check out the deals via the following links:

This is an exclusive article for Xiaomi Malaysia.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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