TheArtist, 21 Mar 2020Got the Note 9 Pro in Galcier White Colour finally after waiting for a long time. I skipped No... moreFor now i have just one simple question. Does back camera protruding, even with fabric case when is put on the phone? Thank you.
Atul, 21 Mar 2020Does it have VoWiFi or WiFi Calling feature? Yes, Wi-fi calling is even in old Redmi phones in like 4A
Thinking to buy it bcoz of good design although realme 6 gives is waiving their good specs. Hmm..
TheArtist, 21 Mar 2020Got the Note 9 Pro in Galcier White Colour finally after waiting for a long time. I skipped No... moreHello Bro For How Many Hours Can I Play Pubg On This Device On Average Settings
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2020They are getting to big... I want small size.You want smaller buy realme x50 pro. Is very good👍👍👍
Got the Note 9 Pro in Galcier White Colour finally after waiting for a long time. I skipped Note 8 Pro. Last Note phone I used was the Redmi Note 3 some years ago. After the Note 3, no other Note series felt as much appealing to me as this one. Swift Delivery with Amazon. After spending a day with it, here's my experience. I keep switching phones often and let's see if Note 9 Pro is the ideal phone.
Awesome design, both front and back side but it is not a practical design. I like the center placed punch hole camera, it gives a overall sense of symmetry. The Aura Balanced Design is premium. Glass Front & Back With Curved Edges. Plastic Frame. Phone comes with a silicon back cover in the box and a plastic screen guard pre applied on the screen. Looks really nice with the white colour but due to 20:9 aspect ratio and large screen, it is a tall phone, quite difficult to handle single handedly even with my big enough hands. Also I now need to buy jeans with bigger pockets because in my wardrobe I couldn't find a jeans that could accommodate this phone comfortably. Although It is a nice premium looking design but not practical due to being tall which hinders one handed usage. Also the camera bump is protruding a few millimetres but Xiaomi claims that the Camera module is also coated with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection so it should be scratch resistant to some extent.
Screen being an IPS LCD Full HD+ Panel is large at 6.67 inches with 20:9 aspect ratio, is tall and not too wide. Bezels around are very slim and the chin is minimal. Screen to body ratio is impressive. It's certainly big or tall in vertical terms. Quality wise the screen is good. Not too saturated but quite vivid. No higher refresh rate though which everyone kinda expected. Touch response is very good even when playing PUBG. Display is bright enough to be seen under sunlight. Reading mode is there to filter bluelight.
Sound quality is clear and loud through the speaker. Call quality is loud and clear as well through the earpiece. Earphone output is little disappointing. I have premium sounding earphones which sounded better on my previous phone but the sound output via the 3.5mm jack is quite low on the Redmi Note 9 Pro so you've to crank up the volume and let's not talk about the richness of the sound which is completely lacking. While playing PUBG Mobile with Earphone plugged in, I could barely hear the footsteps in the game and had to crank up the volume to max. Everyone should report this earphone sound quality issue to Xiaomi.
Performance is fine even on the 4 GB 64 GB Variant which I have. Didn't see any lag or shutter while performing normal day to day tasks, thanks to Snapdragon 720G Chipset built on a power efficient 8nm Process. Now the big question, can it handle PUBG?
Yes, you can play PUBG Mobile with Smooth & Ultra (40 fps) Combination and HD & High Maximum. I played PUBG for like 2-3 hours on a strech on Smooth and Ultra Graphic settings and didn't see any major lags or shuttering. Earlier I used to play PUBG in Smooth & Extreme (60fps) option on my previous phone so playing in Ultra (40fps) on Note 9 Pro doesn't feel much of a downgrade. Gameplay was smooth with no major lags encountered and temp didn't rise too much either. The phone didn't heat up much, temp was within normal limits. Played 4 back to back classic matches. The only problem I encountered with PUBG is the low sound output from the earphone (Ant Audio W56 or any other) plugged in. Xiaomi should rectify this issue ASAP!
Talking about the camera quality, I am not impressed with the Note 9 Pro. The quality is average, default 12 MP shots from the main camera lack details when zoomed in and look oversharpened along with a warm colour tone and noise and other post processing artefacts quite visible even in good lighting conditions. HDR is a hit or miss most of the time. There's a new option in the camera app to boost colours similar to Chroma Boost feature found in Realme Smartphones. 48 MP shots look a little better especially in terms of details in comparison to default 12 MP Shots. Front camera quality is decent, just don't expect flagship level quality. To be honest, I'm little disappointed with the camera output but it's not a major issue as I have a Nokia 808 PureView as my go to Camera Phone since 2014.
Had no issues with WiFi or Bluetooth. It has support for NavIC, India's own satelite for navigation. No issues with location services. Cellular Network Strength I found is little low in my experience, because the same SIM Cards inserted in my other phone used to provide better network reception, as a result, the download speeds are somewhat lower on Note 9 Pro. Will test further and update here.
Battery is rated at 5020 mAh and Xiaomi is providing 18W Charger in the box. If we remember a year ago, 18W was considered fast but this time it has a larger capacity battery than previous Note series smartphones. A full charge normally takes more than 2 hours which is not bad for a 5000 mAh battery. Realme is providing 33W Charger at the same price, everyone this time expected Xiaomi to provide a charger rated at 22W or more. Battery can get you more than a day depending on your usage so it shouldn't be a problem. It's good for long gaming sessions as well.
Some really important features worth mentioning:
It has 2 SIM Card Slots with a dedicated MicroSD Slot so it's a good decision on part of Redmi/Xiaomi. The charging port is Type C which I appreciate. Fingerprint Sensor is mounted on the Side Power Button and it's fast to unlock the phone. You have the option to choose whether to press the power button or just touch on it to unlock the phone. IR Blaster is another nifty feature to control various electronic appliances. It works well with my Set Top Box so no need of reaching the remote everytime I want to switch channels or lower the volume. Fortunately there is a notification LED next to the earpiece, though you only get a single white colour. Still I consider the notification LED as an essential feature.
It's running MIUI 11 on top of Android 10. I liked MIUI during Redmi Note 3 times when it was a clean UI and had no Ads or content recommendations feature inbuilt. Still It's packed with features and offers a lot of customization though the amount of bloatware is ridiculous. Thankfully almost all of them can be uninstalled which I recommend. Content recommendations and ads can be partially turned off. Just don't like that there's no option to uninstall the Mi Browser.
So to sum it up, I would say it's a great phone for the price except for a few things.
CGG 5 Protection Both Sides.
Nice Display Quality.
Good Sound Via Loudspeaker.
Very Good Battery Backup.
Quite Tall So One Handed Usage Is An Issue.
Protruding Camera Module.
No 90 Hz Refresh Rate.
Audio Output Through Earphones Need Enhancement.
Network Reception & Download Speeds Should Be Improved.
Depth Sensor and Macro Camera should be banned from smartphone. Waste of space, ffs!
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2020no you can't hardware is more dependent than software if you want to enjoy 75htz you may chang... moreActually mi 9 is boost to 84 hz and mi 9t / k20,pro, to 75hz. Problem is stability and battery drain.
TheWanderer, 18 Mar 2020Yes, if Xiaomi releases the kernel source code and developers are willing create this modThat can be great. Biggest - is that 60hz refresh rate.