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Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport Review

The Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport is a new budget smartphone launched in India. The company announced the phone alongside the Redmi 9A Sport and the 9 Activ. The handset arrives in a decent body design and it also offers a large screen display size.

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport Key Specs & Features

  • 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
  • Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Charging 10W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

The Redmi 9i Sport packs a nice-looking body that is wrapped with a combination of plastic and glass. The device’s entire body is looking great and attractive. The smooth panel is hosting the Redmi branded logo with a single rear camera and an LED flash. They are all arranged in a vertical order.

It measures 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm in dimensions and weighs 194 grams. As usual, the Redmi 9i Sport has a water repellent coating as well. On the front, the waterdrop notch has a screen display size of 6.53 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a 20:9 ratio, and 269 PPI density. It reaches an 81.0% screen-to-body ratio and is equipped with an IPS LCD panel.

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Cameras

As for the camera setup, the handset has a dual cameras setup. The front is blessed with a single camera of 5 MP with HDR support and the camera can record 1080p videos. The main camera on the back is 13 MP and it comes with an LED flash and HDR support as well. The primary camera can also shoot 1080p videos.

Hardware and Software

The midrange smartphone from Xiaomi is powered by MediaTek Helio G25 chipset built on a 12nm process node and it has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×2.0 GHz. It has PowerVR GE8320 graphics and runs on Android 10 OS with MIUI 12 on top.

As for the inbuilt memory, it packs 64GB and also 128GB variants and they are all paired with 4GB RAM. You can still expand the memory if you so desire.

Battery and Network

The Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport has a 5000 mAh battery that carries support for standard 10W charging. The battery will surely last long when fully charged. Sadly there is no fingerprint scanner on the phone but will get a Face ID for security.

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Other features on the handset include Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n, A-GPS, FM radio, and micro USB 2.0.

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport will sell for 100 EUR and will ship in Carbon Black, Coral Green, and Metallic Blue colors.

In Nigeria, the smartphone is expected to sell for 48,000 Naira, about 700 Ghs in Ghana, and 13,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Carbon Black, Coral Green, Metallic Blue
  • Dimension: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 194 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, f/2.2, (wide), 1.12µm, HDR, [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
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Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 10W
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