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Redmi 9A vs Redmi 9: What’s the difference?

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Xiaomi has introduced a couple of budget smartphones on their Redmi sub-brand. Here in our specs comparison, we have two of their cheapest offerings and we’ll help you see which one is better.

First, we have the recently released Redmi 9A. This is easily one of the cheapest Xiaomi smartphones you can get, which is perfect if you’re looking for a device for online learning.

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The Redmi 9 has also made its way to the Philippines. Obviously, it offers better specs and features than the former.

However, it does come with a higher price tag, and in this category, value for money is really important.

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With that, here in our Redmi 9A versus Redmi 9 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which one is right for you. Should you really spend more for the Redmi 9, or are you better off settling with the 9A? We’ll find out now.

Redmi 9ARedmi 9
Operating SystemAndroid 10
MIUI 12
Android 10
MIUI 11
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.53-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~270ppi
20:9 aspect ratio
6.53-inch FHD+ IPS display
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~394ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
89% screen-to-body ratio
Processor2GHz MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core
RAM2GB3GB/4GB
GPUPowerVR8320Mali-G52
Storage32GB
eMMC 5.1
expandable via microSD
32GB/64GB
eMMC 5.1
expandable via microSD
Front Camera5-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
8-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
Rear Camera13-megapixel
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene detection
13-megapixel (f/2.2)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro, f/2.4)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecurityFace unlockRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
IR blaster
USB Type-C
Dimensions164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0mm163.22 x 77.01 x 8.1mm
Weight194g198g
BodyFront: Glass
Back: Plastic
Front: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Back: Polycarbonate
ColorsCarbon Grey
Sky Blue
Ocean Green
Ocean Green
Sunset Purple
Carbon Grey
Battery5,000mAh
10W charging
5,020mAh
10W fast charger included
18W charging support
PricePhp4,6903GB/32GB: Php6,990
4GB/64GB: Php7,490

Design

A smartphone’s design should be your least priority, especially on this price range. And besides, since it already has a higher price tag, the Redmi 9 is obviously better-looking than the 9A.

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The triple cameras and fingerprint scanner on the back are placed in the middle of a circular design accent. The front is then protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the glass used on the front of the Redmi 9A was not mentioned, so we suspect its inferior.

On the other hand, the Redmi 9A has a slightly boring look as it only has a single camera on the back. Although, it has a vertical stripe on the far left that adjacents to the camera and the Redmi logo on the bottom as an aesthetic touch.

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Both devices have plastic back panels. The Redmi 9 has a more attractive color gradient design, with a shiny glass-like look. On the other hand, the Redmi 9A is available in plain colors, with a matte texture that’s anti-fingerprint.

Display

Both devices have a similar size of about 6.53-inches, giving you enough for multitasking, gaming, and watching videos.

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However, the price premium on the Redmi 9 was allocated on its sharper FHD+ resolution. On the other hand, the Redmi 9A only has an HD+ screen.

Performance

The MediaTek Helio G80 on the Redmi 9 can handle your Zoom meetings, online classes, PDFs, and document reading/writing, and more. It’s also capable enough to handle most games smoothly.

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It’s available in 3GB/4GB of RAM, which will help squeeze more power out of the processor than the 2GB memory of the 9A.

Meanwhile, the MediaTek Helio G25 on the Redmi 9A should be enough to handle all your work and school-related tasks. Although you have to settle at the lowest graphics settings when playing triple-A games.

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Cameras

The 5-megapixel front-facing camera on the Redmi 9A is usable enough for video calls and online classes. It also comes with a single 13-megapixel rear camera for taking casual snaps.

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But with the Redmi 9, you’re getting a sharper 8-megapixel selfie camera. Plus, three extra cameras on the back that consists of an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel sensor.

Would you need these extra cameras for school? Possibly not. But they are there to justify the more expensive price tag.

Battery

Both the Redmi 9 and 9A have similar battery capacities, with the former only slightly higher at 5,020mAh.

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The two also come with 10W fast chargers on the box. Although, the Redmi 9 gives you an option to use an 18W charger if you purchase one separately.

Conclusion

The Redmi 9A already offers a set of features that’s enough for online learning. It has a decent selfie camera for video calls, a large battery that can last for an entire day or two, and a capable processor that can handle other school-related tasks. The best part is, it’s only available for Php4,690

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But if you can stretch your budget a bit more — by about Php2,300 — you can get the Redmi 9 for a starting price of Php6,990. By doing so, you’re getting a more powerful processor for playing games, better cameras, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, and 18W fast charging support.

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