Xiaomi Redmi 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 compare

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

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Xiaomi Redmi 9

Xiaomi Redmi 9

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

What is the difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 9 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Xiaomi Redmi 9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
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Release date 2020, June 10 2019, August
Dimensions (HxWxD) 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm | 6.43 x 6.43 x 3.03 in 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm | 6.23 x 6.23 x 2.96 in
Weight 198 g | 6.98 oz 190 g | 6.7 oz
Body Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5)
Colors Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black
Battery 5020 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price $ 130 175 EUR


Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.53" inc 6.3" inc
Screen area 104.7 cm2 97.4 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 83.2% 81.7%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1080 x 2340 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 395 PPI 409 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - 400 nits typ. brightness

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 13 MP, Quad 48 MP, Quad
Camera specs -13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.12µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.2, 118° (ultrawide), 1/4.0'', 1.12µm
-5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
-48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm
-2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
-2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 13 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide) 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
Functions HDR HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 10, MIUI 12 Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset - Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) - Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 610
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Antutu 8 201917 173592
Antutu 7
GeekBench 5 Single Core 358 309
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1287 1328
GeekBench 4 Single Core 1499
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 5543

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation SAR - 0.91 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.91 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR - 0.26 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.19 W/kg (head) 1.09 W/kg (body)

Music and Audio

Radio Wireless FM radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass , Infrared port - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port
Other extras
- Fast charging 18W

- Fast battery charging 18W
- Splash protection

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