Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Max) long-term review
Xiaomi makes lots of mid-range models, but the Redmi Note 9 Pro has consistently stood out over the last few months and attracted constant great interest. So we became curious about it and decided to do this long-term review to find out if it also manages to stand out in what it offers in daily use in a sea of similar devices at several price points.
This is actually one of the biggest problems with mid-rangers for most people – there are just too many of them. The amount of choice available is staggering – much higher than in the high-end segment of the market. It makes the question “which one is worth buying” get an even more complicated answer than if we just talk at the top of the line.
Because there are simply too many mid-rangers out there, it is not possible for us to review many of them in the long run. As the saying goes, most products in any category are just not that interesting.
However, the Redmi Note 9 Pro must have done something to stand out, judging by the amount of attention it has consistently received.
So let’s find out if the Redmi Note 9 Pro is a phone worth salting. We reviewed its predecessor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, over the long term last year and were impressed with what it brought to the table for the money, and are eager to find out if the Redmi Note 9 Pro lives up to it.
Note that Xiaomi’s incredibly confusing name scheme hits again. The phone we have here is called Redmi Note 9 Pro in Europe but the same device is sold in India as Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The phone called Redmi Note 9 Pro in India is known in Europe as Redmi Note 9S. And none of these are the recently announced Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. See, we told you it was confusing.