Reviewing Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 Pro, one of the best budget phones launched so far in 2020, thanks to the dependable camera tech, powerful performance and excellent battery life. I’ve been testing this £250 smartphone as my personal handset so here’s my final verdict on the Redmi Note 9 Pro, if you’re tempted to grab one.
Like the Realme 6 Pro, this Xiaomi mobile sports impressive specs for a sub-£300 cost. You get a Snapdragon 720G platform for gaming with the likes of PubG Mobile and other Android titles, plus the usual gamer tools to lend a hand. Battery life is also sterling, thanks to the 5020mAh cell stuffed inside.
MiUI 12 should be coming to the Note 9 Pro soon, but for now you have to make do with a lack of apps tray, Always On Display etc. But the media chops are solid, serving up a 6.67-inch IPS screen with Full HD Plus resolution and headphone jack.
Last up, the camera tech makes this Redmi one of my favourite smartphones of 2020. This is one of the best handsets for photo and video capture at this budget price, producing very respectable results.
Check out my reviews of other cheap devices like the Realme 6 Pro and Oppo A9 2020, as well as my best budget phones round ups for more ideas.