Xiaomi Redmi 9C review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi Redmi 9C differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Xiaomi Redmi 9C ревю
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Redmi 9C is the third smartphone in the Redmi 9 series. In terms of features, it is inferior to the Redmi 9 version, but it deserves to be taken into account when buying a phone for the next time. Xiaomi developers have tried to offer a good device at an affordable price. Here is exactly what the Redmi 9C offers.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Redmi 9C specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2020, June 30
  • Colors: Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue
  • Dimensions: 164.9 x 77 x 9 mm.
  • Weight: 196 g.
  • Screen: 6.53" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 13MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity


The smartphone can be found on the market in three colors - gray, orange and sky blue. The body of the Redmi 9C is made of solid polycarbonate, and the back panel has a pleasant to the touch texture. The dimensions are large - 164.9 X 77 X 9 mm, but the device remains comfortable to hold in hand, as it has rounded edges. It weighs 196 grams, which can be considered slightly above average. Due to its quality workmanship, Redmi 9C gives the impression that you are holding a more expensive device. The dual camera with flash, which is carefully built into a protruding square in the upper left corner, also contributes to this. The Redmi 9C 's fingerprint scanner is located on the back panel.


This Xiaomi model has a beautiful and well-made frameless 2.5D IPS screen with a diagonal of 6.53 inches. Its picture is pleasant and the colors are natural. When touched, the screen responds smoothly and quickly. The Redmi 9C 's display is protected against bumps and scratches with tempered glass.

The screen resolution is HD+. The detail of the image is good, as the pixels are not visible even at close range. The only downside may be the lack of brightness.


The Redmi 9C is based on a MediaTek Helio G35 processor with built-in HyperEngine technology, which optimizes the phone's performance while playing games. This is a fresh chipset from MediaTek, which came out in the summer of 2020. The chip provides smooth operation of the interface, supports fifth-generation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It consists of 8 cores - 4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53. The PowerVR GE8320 chip is responsible for the graphics. The RAM is 2/3 GB and the internal memory is 32/64 GB, and the latter can be expanded using a microSDXC memory card, for which a separate slot is provided.

The operating system is Android 10 with MIUI 12 interface. Redmi 9C supports 2 SIM cards.


Redmi 9C has a triple main camera, which consists of a main 13 MP wide-angle module with aperture f / 2.2, 2 MP macro camera with aperture f / 2. 4 and 2 MP sensor with f / 2.4, charged with the task of measuring the depth of the frame. The rear camera is equipped with LED flash and HDR. With it you can record video with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. As the block protrudes above the level of the housing, it is recommended to use a case to protect it from damage. The quality of the photos with the rear camera of the Redmi 9C is satisfactorily good for the budget class to which the smartphone belongs.

The photos are clear, with natural color rendering and brightness and an excellent counter with. Part of the quality is lost when the image is zoomed in, but the details remain distinct.

The front camera of Redmi 9C is single - 5 MP wide-angle module with aperture f / 2.2. In general, the photos are good with it. The colors are accurate, even when zoomed in the details remain clear. The portrait mode is not one of the best. Better use the one on the rear camera.

Autonomous work

The battery capacity of the Redmi 9C is impressive - 5000 mAh. Xiaomi has provided support for 10 W fast charging technology. Battery degradation starts from the moment you charge the smartphone for 1000 times. Roughly speaking, you can charge the Redmi 9C every day for 3 years and you will not experience any discomfort compared to its autonomous operation.

However, daily recharging may not be possible, as in talk mode this smartphone guarantees up to 32 hours of operation, in video mode - 21 hours, and in non-stop listening to music - 167 hours. This is an excellent result.


Redmi 9C leaves a good impression. It is pleasant to look at, well made and available at an affordable price. Quality materials are embedded in it, so it looks solid and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. The processor is good and high quality. The brightness of the screen is not high, but the battery capacity is memorable. Fast charging technology is also provided.

With the cameras of Redmi 9C you will be able to have fun without fail. They offer decent quality photos. The shots are good enough to share on a social network or with relatives. In addition, the smartphone has NFC support.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi 9C and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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