Is the Redmi 9i a good gaming phone?
The Redmi 9i for a budget phone, just under 10k comes with some pretty impressive specifications. The phone is priced at Rs. 8,299 and boasts of a number of good features to make it suitable for gaming. For starters, the processor.
For any phone to have a decent gaming performance the processor has to be competent enough. The Redmi 9i comes prepared and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor that features 4 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and 4 cores clocked at 2GHz. The phone additionally comes with 4GB of RAM which is decent enough for a budget phone and runs Android 10. Now talking a bit about the aforementioned processor, the MediaTek Gseries chipsets are specially designed for the purpose of top- level gaming at an affordable price. The Helio G25 is a great choice of processor for the Redmi 9i and caters well to the needs of the young gaming enthusiasts looking for something pocket-friendly. The Redmi 9i comes with a big 5000mAh non-removable battery. The battery is solid and is fully capable of providing sufficient backup throughout the day. The Redmi 9i also supports proprietary fast charging which is another plus in a budget smartphone.
These obvious pros make the Redmi 9i a decent budget gaming smartphone which I suppose the youngsters would find very convenient. Now for the rest of the specifications and in-built features, the Redmi 9i comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display clarity is pretty good and the screen is adequately sized so it is good for watching movies and also, playing games. Good screen resolution equals better and more visually satisfying gaming experience.
As for the cameras on the phone, the Redmi 9i packs a 13-megapixel primary sensor on the rear with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0-micron. The rear camera setup has autofocus. For selfies, there is a dedicated 5-megapixel camera on the front. The Redmi 9i runs MIUI based on Android 10 and comes with 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card with a dedicated slot. The Redmi 9i smartphone supports dual-SIM operations (GSM and GSM) and accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. In terms of dimensions of the phone, the Redmi 9i measures 164.90 x 77.07 x 9.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 194.00 grams which is perfectly ideal for holding it for a longer period of time and doesn’t tire your arm. The weight of the phone especially comes into play while gaming and therefore, the need to have a lighter weighing phone is always appreciated more. Looking at all of these I think the Redmi 9i is a pretty decent gaming phone for the budget segment.