- It is one of Xiaomi’s big bets for 2020.
- Has NFC for mobile payments.
- And a fast charge at 30W.
Xiaomi is preparing for the assault on the mobile market in the second half of the year, as it did in previous years. For this, it begins to hammer with almost constant launches of mobile candidates to sneak into the best sellers.
One of them is the device we want to focus on, the Redmi Note 9 Pro, a new cheap Xiaomi mobile phone that you can already buy in Spain for € 249, a reasonable price if you look at everything it offers.
It comes to be a somewhat more advanced version of the Redmi Note 9S, which is slightly cheaper but does not include (for example) an NFC chip for mobile payments, so if you use them, it will surely be more worthwhile to bet on the Pro version.
This duality of mobiles comes to repeat the strategy of 2019, when the band put the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro on sale, with mobile payments as the main differentiating feature. In 2020 there are even more similarities between the two smartphones of the brand.
Here are some reasons why the Redmi Note 9 Pro is worth buying.
Good value for money
We have already mentioned the launch price of this mobile, € 249, on Amazon Spain. There is no doubt that even though this Asian brand has thrown amounts with several terminals for less than € 200, it is still an excellent market price.
Keep in mind that finding another mobile offer for less money is not easy. Some have excellent performance and NFC, especially realme (another Chinese brand), but none have a Full HD + screen and a processor like Snapdragon 720G.
Although you can probably buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro cheaper in a few months, buying it now is worth it. While it goes down and no, you may think about waiting for the next Xiaomi launch. At some point, we must take the step, and if we stick to what has happened with the Note 8 Pro, it may not drop below € 200 until the end of the year.
Considering that it will not become obsolete in the short or medium term, it is a safe investment with an NFC chip for mobile payments.
Little by little, contactless payments are standardized as a fast, safe, and hygienic way to pay in different establishments. Practically all stores already have them and many bank cards, although it is much better if you can do it with your mobile.
For that, you need a phone with an NFC chip, and in the case of Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has it. Other terminals include it, such as the Redmi Note 8T of the last generation. Although if you want a more recent release, this is your best option.
As we have already explained, the Redmi Note 9S is the immediately lower version. Similar in terms of battery capacity, screen, cameras, and hardware but without a chip for mobile payments.
5,020 mAh battery with fast charge
How long are you willing to wait for your mobile to charge? These two questions have a favorable answer in the Redmi Note 9 Pro case, which stands out for both the charging speed and battery life.
With a 5,020 mAh battery, it has enough capacity for a couple of days without going through a plug. Although obviously, it all depends on the type of use you give the device.
In this case, the 30W charging power is higher than that of the Redmi Note 9S. And significantly improves what most mobiles offer, between 200 and 300 euros even if they have fast-charged.
With a physical fingerprint reader on the side
Throughout 2019 and 2020, the use of on-screen fingerprint readers was practically standardized. However, unfortunately, even though they work well, it is a technology that still has some way to go.
Perhaps for that reason or probably as a way to reduce costs. Xiaomi has chosen to install a capacitive fingerprint reader on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It is the physical reader of all life. Although instead of placing it in the rear area, they have put it on the right side of the phone.
It’s a position that brands like Sony have used for years with quite a few good results. However, it will probably take a while to get used to.
We highlight it as a positive element since, for many people. The fingerprint reader on the screen is still something that does not finish replacing the physical one.
If you are looking for an economical mobile but somewhat above the basics in terms of performance. It has a Snapdragon 720G. An efficient processor but optimized to give it some more graphics power. This means you can run virtually any Android game with no problems.
Also, the fluidity of Android, in general, is fully guaranteed, with instant responses from all apps. It is 6GB of RAM, which is more than enough for this operating system.
Although it is not a high-spec smartphone, it stands out from others for a similar price for everything we have already mentioned.