Yesterday morning we saw the launch of the new one in India Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. They are two devices that represent a real turning point for the brand as they bring many new features. Among these the rear quad cam with alternative design, triple cover Corning Gorilla Glass 5, much more capacious battery than before. All things that users will only appreciate. But those who have Notes redmi 8 Pro? Many are annoyed by the launch of this device only a year later, while others are intrigued. We refer to them today with this comparison.
Should I switch from Redmi Note 8 Pro to Redmi Note 9 Pro? Let's try to understand it together
As with any comparison, let's talk about design, measurements and weight. As said yesterday in the official presentation, with this device Redmi has introduced a new type of design that has decided to call Aura Balance Design: this takes its cue from the other Redmi but applies and improves the user experience. To the eye the Note 9 Pro is perfectly symmetrical and not like the Note 8 Pro: in fact the latter has the LED flash located on the right of the vertical traffic light. Furthermore, between the two devices the coloring differs: mirrored in the new and slightly gradient in the old.
Looking at it from the front, the new one top hole camera replaces the notch: this trait, although not distinctive, brings the Note 9 Pro closer to the high-end phones that, first of all, have started this trend. The fingerprint sensor is now moved to the side while before it was posterior.
In terms of size and weight, the difference is really minimal: Note 8 Pro and Note 9 Pro measure respectively 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and 165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm and weigh 200 g and 208 g. This minimal variation is carried by the larger display that passes by 6.53 ″ to 6.67 ″.
Processor, performances and battery
The significant step forward was made in terms of SoC and performances. MediaTek has been thought to be worse than Qualcomm for years, this is well known and although with the Redmi Note 8 Pro the Taiwanese company has seen the light again, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G aboard the Redmi Note 9 Pro is truly record-breaking
At this juncture we feel like saying that the Redmi Note 9 Pro wins over the previous model. Not to mention the battery: while the old model could count on a 4.500 mAh battery, the Note 9 Pro has a capacious 5.020 mAh always rechargeable at 18W. This means prolonged gaming sessions without the worry of too significant energy drops.
The aspect that interests everyone is the photographic one. Is it worth, from this point of view, to upgrade? Definitely yes and we will explain why. Redmi Note 9 Pro is the first to have a 5 megapixel macro sensor and not 2 megapixels: this means that we can take photos of one distance from 2 to 10 cm without losing the original quality. Although the new model has a 48 megapixel main photographic sensor in comparison to the 64 megapixel of the Note 8 Pro, we would still like to say that the passage is worth doing.
As for the front camera we find one 16 megapixels rather than a 20 of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Unfortunately we still do not know the official prices for the European market but based on the Indian ones we note that the Redmi Note 9 Pro costs less than the Note 8 Pro at the time of its release. It can also boast of a configuration from 4 GB - 64 GB for those who do not need an excessive availability of RAM and internal storage. The prices below are converted and unofficial.
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 4GB / 64GB: 155€
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 6 GB / 128 GB: 190€
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB / 64GB: 187€
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB / 128GB: 205€
In connclusion we say: yes, when will this smartphone come out the passage is super recommended. Stay tuned for any offers and coupons.