How different are Redmi 9 and Redmi 8 from each other?

Recently, the Redmi 9 smartphone has been launched in India as a replacement version of Redmi 9C, before this phone was launched in Malaysia in June. The Redmi 9 smartphone is the successor of the Redmi 8 launched last year, which has brought some changes and improvements. In the smartphone market, this phone stands as a value for money smartphone, just like its previous version Redmi 8. So in such a situation, we have tried to put together both the old version and its upgrade version, to know what changes Xiaomi has made in the new phone compared to the previous version.

Redmi 9 vs Redmi 8: Price in India

The price of Redmi 9 starts at Rs 8,999 in India. This price is of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant of the phone. Customers will be able to buy 128 GB storage variants of the phone for Rs 9,999. The phone will be available in Carbon Black, Sky Blue and Sporty Orange colors. The cell of this phone has started in India from 31 August.

On the other hand, the Redmi 8 smartphone was launched in October last year, whose single 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant costs Rs 9,999. In this phone you will find Onix Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green color options.

Redmi 9 vs Redmi 8: Specifications

Both phones support Redmi 9 and Redmi 8 dual-sim. While Redmi 9 runs on Android 10 based MIUI 12, Redmi 8 phone works on Android 10 based MIUI 11. The Redmi 9 phone has a 6.53-inch HD + (720×1,600 pixels) dot view display, with a 20: 9 aspect ratio. While the 6.22 inch HD + (720×1,520 pixels) dot notch display was given in Redmi 8. The Redmi 9 phone is equipped with 4GB of RAM with the Octa-core MediaTek G35 processor, while the Redmi 8 phone has used the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, along with it will also get 4GB of RAM.

For photography and video calling, there is a dual rear camera setup in Redmi 9, whose primary sensor will be 12 megapixels and a 2 megapixel depth sensor will be provided with it. At the same time, it has a 5 megapixel camera for selfie. At the same time, the Redmi 8 is also equipped with a dual rear camera setup, whose primary camera is 12 megapixels. It is a Sony IMX363 sensor and has an F / 1.8 lens and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. This phone has an 8 megapixel camera for selfie.

For storage, up to 128 GB of storage is provided in the Redmi 9 phone, in which Micro SD card support will be available up to 512 GB. In comparison, the Redmi 8 phone will get 64 GB of storage, with micro SD card support up to 512 GB only. For connectivity, the Redmi 9 includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS, Micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back. At the same time, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS, IR Blaster and a USB Type-C port etc. are available in Redmi 9 Prime. Wireless FM will be available in Redmi 8 phone. It has a USB Type-C port for charging.

A 5,000 mAh battery is provided in the Redmi 9, which supports 10 W of fast charging. At the same time, Xiaomi also has a 5,000 mAh battery in the Redmi 8. It supports fast charging of 18 watts. The dimensions of Redmi 9 are 164.9×77.07×9.0mm and weight is 194 grams while the dimensions of Redmi 8 are 156.48×75.41×9.4m and weight is 188 grams.

Redmi 9 Vs Redmi 8

Redmi 9 Redmi 8
Overall NDTV Rating
Design rating
Display rating
Software rating
Performance rating
Battery life rating
Camera rating
Value for money rating
The display
Screen size (inch) 6.53 6.22
The resolution 720×1600 pixels 720×1520 pixels
Aspect ratio 20: 9 19: 9
Protection type gorilla Glass
The hardware
The processor Octa-core 2 GHz octa-core
Processor model MediaTek Helio G35 Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable Storage Type MicroSD MicroSD
Expandable Storage Capacity (GB) 512 512
Separate microSD card slot Yes Yes
The camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel (f / 2.2) + 2-megapixel (f / 2.4) 12-megapixel (f / 1.8) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel (f / 2.2, 1.12-micron) 8-megapixel
Front autofocus No
Front flash No
Operating System Android Android
Skin MIUI 12 MIUI 10
Wi-Fi Standard Support 802.11 b / g / n 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth Yes Yes
micro USB Yes
Number of sim 2 2
Usb type c Yes
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
Sim 1
Sim type Nano sim Nano sim
4G / LTE Yes Yes
Sim 2
Sim type Nano sim Nano sim
4G / LTE Yes Yes
The sensor
Face unlock Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Compass / magnetometer Yes

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