Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review
The Xiaomi has launched three Redmi Note 9 series smartphones on March 12, 2020 including Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in the market, promising an incredible design and high-performance that supports Dual Nano SIM Cards. The Redmi Note 9 series are available in the most lustrous color options like Aurora Blue, Champagne Gold, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black, which gives an amazing experience to the fans of Xiaomi smartphone.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Design and Features
The newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ cinematic Dotdisplay with a 64MP AI quad-camera set up at the back and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The phone packs a 5020 mAh Type-C 18W fast-charging massive battery support which helps you to enjoy the tasks and entertainment all day. Because of such a huge battery, the phone is big, bulky, and weighs 209.0 g, which is not easy to hold one-handed. The SIM card tray is positioned on the left side of the device frame, which provides two slots for the Dual Nano-SIM card and one slot dedicated to the micro-SD card. The volume and the power buttons are positioned on the right side of the display frame and the power button comes with an integrated side-mounted fingerprint scanner which provides easy access to unlock the phone.
Talking more about the design, the device comes in four glossy and bright colors: Aurora Blue, Champagne Gold, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black, which looks attractive. Besides the available brilliant colors, the phone does not have a high refresh rate, but that does cause any problem while refreshing the screen. It has a brightness of up to 450 nits, a screen contrast ratio of 1500:1, and an 84% NTSC(typ) display. The bezel-less display has a front camera hole giving an immersive visual experience.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max OS and Hardware
The new big and bulky Redmi Note 9 Pro Max operates on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G and 8nm high-performance octa-core processor includes 2 Kryo 465 Gold cores clocked at up to 2.3 GHz and 6 Kryo 465 Silver core clocked at up to 1.8 GHz, highest performing CPUs resulting in greater power efficiency and lower heat dissipation. The device runs on Android 10 and MIUI 11,. The Adreno A618 GPU at 750MHz and a high-speed processor delivers elite gaming features and also good gaming experience to the users. This smartphone supports 6GB RAM with an internal storage of 64GB as well as 128GB and 8GB of RAM with an internal storage of 128GB. The device does have micro-SD card support with expandable storage of up to 512GB.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Camera Specifications and Performance
The phone has a square-shaped and slightly bumped camera module at the back containing four cameras. With a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, the device has a Quad-Camera Sensor set up at the back with a 64MP primary camera having an aperture of f/1.89 and a pixel size of 1.6-micron that allows the user to capture epic shots. The 8MP 119 ° Ultra Wide-angle camera with f/2.20 and a pixel size of 1.12-micron provides a wider view in every shot and has an edge distortion correction feature. The 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 supports up to 2cm AF and the AI Beautify mode enhances the color and brightness of the image captured even in low-light. Lastly, the 2MP depth-camera with an aperture of f/2.4 allows the user to get closer to the object while capturing the image.
With the Portrait mode enabled, the user can focus more on the subject in the image by blurring the background. The Ultra nightscape mode allows the user to capture nice shots and videos during the night. Also while shooting at night or low-light with Pro mode enabled, allows you to capture shoot decent, bright, and propelling night-time photographs with better exposure. The AI scene detection delivers a photo with high resolution and sharpness. Besides these features, the other rear camera features provided are Burst mode, Tilt-shift, Panorama mode, Custom watermark, and so.
Talking about the video recording features of the device, I must say this smartphone supports the Super Video stabilization feature. The rear primary camera at the back supports up to 4K at 30fps and 1080P slow-motion at 120fps video recording. The Ultra wide-angle camera at the back supports up to 1080P at 30fps and 720P at 30fps ultra-wide angle video recording. Other video features of the quad-camera include Short video editing, Macro video recording, Time-lapse photography, Rear camera video Beautify, and Pro video mode. A 720P slow-motion video recording at 960fps is also possible with the rear camera. The Pro mode feature of the camera enhances the contrast in the photo.
The in-display 32MP Selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture allows taking brilliant selfies with various camera modes enabled like Panorama selfie, Palm shutter, AI silhouette detection, Front camera HDR, Front-facing flash, Face recognition, AI Beautify, AI portrait mode, and AI scene detection. The enabled AI mode is used to enhance the colors of the Portrait images. This 32MP Selfie Camera also supports slow-motion video recording at 120fps and up to 1080P at 30fps selfie-video recording. You can also do a short video recording with beautify mode enabled. The overall camera performance is quite well.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Battery Performance and Connectivity
The Redmi Note 9 Pro packs a huge built-in non-removable and rechargeable Li-Ion Polymer battery of 5020mAh that allows performing tasks a day and a half without charging the battery again. The phone includes a USB Type-C 33W fast charger-in box that gives a high-performance charging experience to the user. It takes 30 minutes to charge up to 50%, which proves the phone fast-charging feature. While doing fast charging, the device gets heated up and so, after 75% of charging, the charging slows down. It also supports a Dual-band Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC that supports Google pay, and sensors. The phone includes USB Type-C-Cable and provides a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has various in-built sensors like a Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an AI Face unlockLight sensor, an Ambient Light sensor, a Proximity sensor, a Magnetic induction sensor, an Acceleration sensor, Gyro-meter sensor, and IR blaster. The device supports dual SIM VoLTE HD calling too. The ergonomically designed Side-mounted fingerprint sensor allows quick access to the user to unlock the phone easily but it is positioned a little higher where the finger naturally rests.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Other Specifications
- The most fascinating feature of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the new and improved Aura Balance Design that allows the company to offer phone in three different color options.
- The Triple Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection will protect the quality of the phone display against scratches and accidental drops. The P2i Nano-Coating technology ensure the device protection against everyday splashes and spills.
- The device supports dual microphones, a dual speaker, and a hands-free access to multiple voice assistants.
- Like other Xiaomi smartphones, it comes with the preinstalled apps, like Mi Pay, Mi Credit, GetApps, Zili, Rummy King, ShareMe, and some games.
- The display has an icon at the upper corner on the left hand side of the screen, that delivers easy access to the notification of the device.
Unboxing Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Smartphone
The latest big and bulky Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Smartphone box contains:
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Smartphone
- USB Type-C Cable
- 33W Power Adapter
- SIM Eject Pin
- Soft protective case
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Total Variant(s)* : 3