The popular Redmi Note smartphones are at their ninth generation this year, and the initial limited run has enjoyed a warm reception. But the Note 9 lineup is now going global, spearheaded by the Redmi Note 9S and it’s we are about to see what it’s made of.
The Redmi Note 9S is a bit difficult to decipher at first, but it is the same phone as the Redmi Note 9 Pro available in India. Maybe we will get the local Pro Max as global Pro later, or maybe we won’t.
Anyway, the Redmi Note 9S is shaping as your typical bang for the buck offer – it impresses with glass design, a large screen, a very capable chipset, a good value quad-camera at the back, and a huge battery.
Having reviewed a couple of Realme phones already, we did notice this one glaring omission – a high refresh rate screen – but maybe the Redmi will make up for this in some other way. HRR matters only for the operating system and the default apps as few games (if any) are capable of going beyond 60fps on a mid-range chip anyway.