Redmi 9 is the current generation of Xiaomi smartphones. There are many models in this lineup. Mostly there are mid-range and budget smartphones. Now, Xiaomi Nepal has launched the new Remi 9C in the market. It is one of the cheapest offerings and it sits below Rs 15,000 budget. This phone comes with an Helio G35 chipset, 6.53″ screen, triple rear cameras, and 5000 mAh battery. This is a good phone in the entry-level price segment. The Xiaomi Redmi 9C price in Nepal is Rs 12,999 for 2/32 GB models. Similarly, the price for the 3/64 GB model is Rs 14,999. There is a price difference of Rs 2,000.
The Redmi 9C is an entry level smartphone from the company for 2020. There are two models and they only differ in storage and memory. All other things are the same on the inside and outside. Xiaomi Nepal launched Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi 9A before this. In terms of price, the 9A is a bit cheaper than the 9C model. However, there are differences in specifications between these phones. It is good that Xiaomi is giving many options at a small price delta. The 9C is a newer model and it comes with a bit different design. The body is made of plastic and has a dot notch display at the front.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9C also has a new Helio G35 chipset compared to Helio G25 on the 9A. There are also three cameras on the back of the phone. Therefore there is an upgrade in the optics section as well. It is good to have a triple camera setup on a budget range mobile device. The Redmi 9C comes with a power-efficient processor that can also give horsepower when needed. The G35 is an entry-level chip but it can provide good performance for the price.
Redmi 9C Specifications Overview
- Display: 6.53 Inches IPS LCD Screen
- Resolution: 720×1600
- SoC: Mediatek Helio G35 (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core sets
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2/3 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Internal, SD card Support
- Battery: 5000 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 10W
- Back Camera: 3 module
- 13 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (Wide)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Macro)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Depth)
- Front Camera: 5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
- OS: Android 10 (MIUI 12)
- Connectivity: micro USB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Sensors: Rear Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity
Redmi 9C is a budget range smartphone that has a 6.53″ Dot drop display with 720×1600 HD+ resolution. Inside, we have the Helio G35 octa-core processor, 5000 mAh battery, 2 GB base memory, and 32 GB storage. There is another model with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage available in the market at a higher price. Mediatek Helio G35 processor is an entry-level chip for mainstream smartphones. This chip has MediaTek HyperEngine Performance Optimization that helps in resource optimization and increasing efficiency. This technology helps to manage CPU, GPU, battery, thermals, and overall performance. The Helio G35 is a good upgrade over Helio G25 that we find on the Redmi 9A.
The Xiaomi 9C comes with three cameras with an LED flash at the back. It has one primary sensor, with one depth and macro sensor. These are very common nowadays. This time the company has chosen a new design placement on the rear side. The new square placement with LED flash gives a faux look that it has four modules on the back.
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Camera and Other Features
There is a 5 MP camera on the front side of the phone inside the dot notch at the top. This sensor is capable of taking 1080p videos in maximum resolution. On the backside of the phone, we find a square came placement on the top side and a fingerprint scanner at the middle side. The triple camera set has a 13 MP primary sensor with a 75.2° field of view, 2 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor. This helps the Redmi 9C to take 1920x1080p videos at maximum resolution. Inside the software, there are modes like AI portrait mode, Beautify 5.0, Scene detection, and Kaleidoscope effects.
Redmi 9C comes with depth-sensing camera and macro camera like many other devices. These days many companies have this combination. However, from a usability perspective, we find that ultrawide is most useful. Xiaomi should focus on putting ultrawide as a secondary camera. After that, we give preference to telephoto and then depth sensor. This combination is better and useful for the users in our view. Companies should work on this strategy to make their devices further better by putting hardware according to priority order when working with mobiles like this.
Xiaomi Redmi 9C has both face unlock and fingerprint scanner for security. The phone has Bluetooth 5.0, OTG support, and a big battery. According to the company’s website, it can provide power for 10 hours of gaming or 21 hours of video playback or 32 hours of the call. These are bold claims, and they also say that the charge cycle count is about 1000. This means the battery will not degrade quickly with heavy usage. People in every category want bigger and powerful batteries now. Xiaomi is doing good in addressing these things.
The Redmi 9C is a budget segment phone. It is targeted for the starters, and it comes with pretty nice specifications and hardware. Xiaomi Redmi 9C price in Nepal is also quite reasonable as it has better hardware and sits above the 9C. We find that the upgrades in the new 9C are substantial compared to the 9A. We are getting a new Helio G35 processor, triple cameras, and higher storage options. The phone has neat hardware set to make it a good choice for entry-level in 2020. Its strong points are the new chipset, battery, and the camera. Other things like screen, resolution, and build are fine and according to the market standard.