The ongoing pandemic has increased our reliance on electronic devices; to the point that it is now safe to say that our smartphone is the gateway to the outside world. This new smartphone packs in a 6,000mAh battery, one of the biggest in a Redmi smartphone. The one thing that’s more important than ever is battery life. A dead smartphone is as useless as a mask on the chin. Now, Xiaomi has brought in the Redmi 9 . So how well does the Redmi 9 Power fare? Here’s my review.

Redmi 9 Power

Redmi 9 Power specifications and software

The base variant is priced at Rs. 10,999 while the higher variant is priced at Rs. 11,999. This means it’s positioned very close to the Redmi 9 (Review) and the Moto G9. I had the 64GB variant with me for this review. As well as the Redmi Power has a 6.53-inch full-HD+ resolution display and there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Powering the Redmi Power is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC which I have used in the Moto G9₹ 10,999 (Review). You get 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM on the Redmi Power, and you can choose between 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

Redmi 9 Power performance

I enjoyed watching videos on the Redmi Power as the stereo speakers enhanced the experience. There is support for Wide vine L1, so you will be able to stream HD content on the Redmi 9 Power without any issues. While watching content indoors was engaging, I found the display brightness to be on the lower side when outdoors. The Redmi 9 Power ran quite well, giving me no reason to complain in terms of performance. It could load apps fairly quickly and multitasking wasn’t an issue with the 4GB of RAM it has onboard. I found the fingerprint scanner to be quick to unlock the device, never needing more than one attempt. You also get face recognition which is easy to set up and quick.

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