Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 Activ
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 9 Activ smartphone for the under 10k price point in 4G smartphones. The specs and features of this smartphone look decent enough and totally justified for the offered price point. First of all, it has a good display. It features a 6.53-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) Dot Drop Display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 400 nits of peak brightness. I like the vivid display of the Redmi phone and it’s even lightweight. The smartphone measures 164.9x77.07x9.0mm and weighs 194 grams, so that is ideal. The Redmi 9 Activ was launched in three distinct colour variants of Carbon Black, Coral Green, and Metallic Purple colours.
In terms of performance, Redmi 9 Activ is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 processor, which is paired along with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Redmi 9 Activ includes up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 storage and it further supports expansion through a microSD card via the dedicated slot. The smartphone’s price in India has been set at Rs. 9,499 for the base 4GB + 64GB storage model which I think is pretty decent. There’s a higher 6GB + 128GB storage option as well which is priced at Rs. 10,999. There is a massive 5000mAh battery on Redmi 9 Activ that supports 10W charging. The Redmi 9 Activ runs on Android-based MIUI 12.
Now the optics. The Redmi 9 Active comes with a modest dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens. This is coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The rear camera setup is also paired with a single-tone LED flash and supports features including AI Beautify 5.0 and AI scene detection. Xiaomi has provided a 5-megapixel selfie camera at the front, with an f/2.2 lens which is well suited for your social media feed and video calls. Besides the decent camera setup, the smartphone packs in all the regular connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port. There are also a number of sensors onboard which include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back. Decent budget smartphone all in all.