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Smartphone review, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G 2021

 now i had a feeling that xiaomi wouldn't hang about too long before launching its first budget blows of 2021 and sure enough it held out for about a week and a half before popping out this wee bundle of joy right here the redmi note 9t now 200 pounds bags you one of the most affordable 5g smartphones around although xiaomi already kind of rolls that budget 5g roost with the excellent and dazzlingly colorful me 10t light which i am really rather fond of so is the redmi note 90 good enough to steal my love away well i've been using it as my full-time personal smartphone this week so here's my in-depth redmi note 9t review and for more on the latest and greatest budget blows please do poke subscribe and ding that notifications bell cheers.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G review: Design

now first up i gotta say the design here is kind of hit and miss it is similar to the meat nt light with that rounded camera chassis but the glossy surface has been replaced with a gently textured finish on the redmi note 9t which means you won't be constantly having to wipe the muck off the back that said while i quite like the daybreak purple color here on the redmi note 90 i'm definitely a much much bigger fan of that ridiculous hawaiian style design here on the old me 10c light and yes i realize i've got absolutely no taste whatsoever and therefore should not be offered any kind of professional assessment when it comes to design but seriously the redmi's plastic arse has so far survived a week of my company without scratching up to buggery while the screen is caught in a gorilla glass 5 and extra secured with a screen protector while the rugby note 90 is also splash proof so you can take it out in a typical in clemens british drizzle you can drool all over it if that's your thing just don't go dunking it in actual water.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G review: Sofware 

 so anyway let's have a chef here the software and what you've got here is old android 10 which is a bit disappointing for a phone launched in 2021 but it is at least covered up with the latest miui 12 launcher before anyone asks no i didn't see any adverts at all the entire time i was using the redmi note 90 as my personal smartphone not a single solitary sod however as with other miui 12 smartphones that i've reviewed in the past i did see a couple of funny quirky little bugs here and there but despite its little quirks and foibles and everything i still really like that miui 12 launcher got to be perfectly honest some of the tools that it throws in there are really really handy such as the ability to listen to youtube videos while the phone is hibernating great news if you find a really good podcast or audio book on there that you just want to listen to without having to like have the screen on the whole time and a few of the bits that i'll mention later like those nifty game turbo tools but oh my golly gosh is there an awful lot of crapwear stuffed on this thing go on bugger right off facebook do one linkedin eat my ass tile fun you've got nfc support on a few contactless payments quite handy in our covety world and xiaomi's face recognition works really well as well even in quite dark environments but even so i rarely had to rely on it because that edge mounted fingerprint sensor is the shiz as for your storage space where you got 64 or 128 gig stuff on here depending on how much cash you've got to splash and that's expandable via micro sd as well nice.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G review: Display and audio

 now the redmi note 9's 6.53 inch ips screen is pretty much standard for a budget handset it's a full hd plus display so movies and pics look plenty sharp with vibrant enough color reproduction to make those visuals rather easy on the eye and you can also tweak the temperature and all that good stuff to suit your preferences however i did find that the redmi note 90's auto brightness feature was less than stellar quite often at night the screen would simply be too dim to comfortably read so i'd end up having a dick about with the manual slider and also there's no 90 hertz refresh rate support on this thing either it tops off at 60 hertz which is a real shame because a lot of budget rivals now do offer that 90 hertz option in fact the me 10 t light tops off at 120 hertz so seriously xiaomi wtf still you do get a stereo speaker set up with the usual caveat that the earpiece speaker is noticeably less powerful and more tinny than the bottom speaker and yeah there's a lovely little headphone jack housed down there on the bottom edge hello little jackie jack god i love you and i had no problems with the bluetooth connectivity on this thing either apart from one tiny little dropout which only lasted a second or two right back when i first started testing it out apart from that absolutely fine unfortunately i did see some junkiness from the mediatek dimensi 800u chipset which is joined here on the redmi note 90 by four gigs of ram like one time when i launched the camera app and just tried to take a photo this xiaomi blower absolutely shat itself and had to be rebooted in order to recover and another time that these are absolutely refused to play any music which for a music stream and service is kind of a drawback but these little quirks aside.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G review: Performance and battery life

 the redmi note 9t was generally well behaved and gamers can certainly get stuck into some call of duty when they feel the need to kneecap some strangers performance is limited so that graphics quality on call of duty tops off at the medium levels but the frame rate was thankfully smooth enough to keep things competitive and meanwhile miui's game turbo feature is sat there in the background like a kind of silent overlord just making sure that everything's doing exactly what it should and adding in some bonus features like the ability to bring up windowed apps while you're gaming you've got some sweet dual sim support here and both of those slots can actually handle 5g as well which is rare at this price point so that is chuffing lovely meanwhile the beefcake 5000 milliamp battery means you'll be rocking and rolling on the redmi note 90 all day without any concerns about it running dry certainly i never managed to get it below about sort of 20 30 by the time i was tucked up with teddy in bed and the 18 watt charging support ain't too bad at all for this price point.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G review: Camera

now for your photography needs the redmi note 90 dishes up a 48 megapixel primary camera sensor using four in one pixel binning to produce 12 megapixel photos my test shots did often lack that sharp finish while there's clear over saturation which bleaches colors in strong daylight and if you're trying to snap a living subject you'll often get blur unless they're barely moving still despite all this complaining i did get some decent looking picks with accurate colors when conditions weren't taxing when things do get dark you can expect loads of grain and while the nightbot does help to liven up those colors and smooth things out it's still sadly far from impressive the redmi note 90 also sports a 2 megapixel depth sensor to ensure your portrait shots look smart with accurate edge detection but the final spot in this triple lens setup is taken up with the obligatory 2 megapixel macro lens and frankly i'd rather take photos with my butthole and that doesn't even make any sense the redmi goes all the way up to 4k for your home movies and the results are very similar to what you get from the photo capture basically as long as the conditions are all right then the video will look decent too it's absolutely fine for your simple horn movies up front is a 13 megapixel selfie shooter and again this struggles sometimes in testing conditions but cups alright otherwise with the usual portrait smart to help you stand out there's a screen flash feature for low light shots too if you'd be grammar all night although this made me look like i had full-on jaundice or maybe i actually do what day is it.

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 sorry there's my full and final review of the redmi note 9 tft using it as my personal handset and i gotta say my heart still lies with the meat nt light love you honey bunch promise i'll never stray again there's quite a lot to like about the redmi note 9t but it doesn't really do much to stand out from the crowd apart from having that 5g support which of course the mi 10t light also offers along with the 120 hertz display and slightly better performance from that 750 g as well but it'd be great to hear your own personal thoughts on the redmi note 90 and the xiaomi range in general please do bang your comments down below check out my me 10 tea light review if you haven't done already that's live right now on textbook and have yourselves a lovely rest of the weekend cheers everyone love you

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