Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Hands-on – The Note 9 Pro on Steroids!

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Hands-on – The Note 9 Pro on Steroids!

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Last month, Xiaomi launched two new smartphones in its ultra-popular Redmi Note series. With this launch, they added the “Pro Max” moniker to the series, which tags the biggest and best phone in the lineup. XDA TV‘s Sandeep Sarma has the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in hand and he shared his first impressions of the device.

There are several key differences between the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the regular Note 9 Pro (review). As Sandeep says, the Max is basically the Note 9 Pro on steroids. It has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, but it also has 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, 33W fast charging, and a larger 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor.

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Check out Sandeep’s video below to see camera samples and his first impressions of the device as a whole. The Redmi Note series is very popular for its price-for-value ratio, and the Pro Max offers a new tier to the series.

SpecificationRedmi Note 9 Pro Series
Dimensions and Weight
  • 165.7 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm
  • 209g
Display
  • 6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD;
  • Center-weighted Punch-hole display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
    • 8nm process
    • 2 x Kryo 465 based on Arm’s Cortex-A76 @ 2.3GHz
      6x Kryo 465 based on Arm’s Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 618
RAM and Storage
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
    • 6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.1
    • 6GB + 128GB
    • 8GB + 128GB
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
    • 4GB + 64GB
    • 6GB + 128GB
  • Dedicated microSD card slot for up to 512GB cards
Battery & Charging
  • 5,020 mAh battery
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: 33W fast charging
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro: 18W fast charging
  • Respective fast chargers included within the box
Rear CameraPhoto:

  • Primary:
    • Note 9 Pro Max:
      • 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor,
      • f/1.89,
      • 1/1.72” sensor
    • Note 9 Pro:
      • 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 sensor,
      • f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP 119° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 5MP, Macro with autofocus
  • Quaternary: 2MP, f/2.4, Depth Sensor

Video:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • Ultra-wide: 1080p @ 30fps
  • Slow-motion: 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 960fps
Front Camera
  • Note 9 Pro Max: 32MP
  • Note 9 Pro: 16MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • IR Blaster
  • Side fingerprint scanner
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10