Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review: Is It Worth Buying?

Xiaomi has launched their Redmi Note 9 Series (9s, 9 pro, and 9 Pro Max) Smartphone on March 12 in 2020. According to the advertisement of Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers the best performance in these series. The Pro Max version shares almost similar features like its Pro version. Read this article to know whether Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is worth buying.


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Design and Build Quality


Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Smartphone’s front side display has a punch hole in the middle area of its top surface. On the rear side, the quad-camera series has been confined in a square-shaped platform resembling the Apple iPhone 11. It comes with a gorgeous rear panel boasting gradient color embellished with a glossy look which makes it look gorgeous. While purchasing, do not forget to check out the Redmi logo in the lower portion on its backside.


Weighing 209gm, this device is quite difficult to hold by one hand. Though Redmi 9 Pro Max has a hefty body, the smart side carves make this device comfortable to hold. Especially, its slick shape featuring 2.8mm width makes this Smartphone quite manageable by two hands. Unlike the cheaper budget phones, this 9 Pro Max is blessed with glass built surface on both front and the rear surfaces. The protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 makes this Smartphone compatible with rough use in daily life.




The volume rocker and fingerprint scanner are found on the right side, while SIM card slots rest on the left side. Like the contemporary Smartphone devices, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max provides 3 slots for dual SIM and a microSD card. On the upper edge, you will find IR bluster and noise cancellation. On the bottom, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB type C port, Primary Microphone, and Speaker Hole.


The Pro Max model comes in three color options: Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White. Pick the one which suits your personality.


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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch-screen offering 16M colors. Its screen-to-body ratio is 84.5%. Xiaomi claims that ‘Pro Max’ version will offer 4HD plus resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratios with ~395 PPI density), which is the main attraction of this Smartphone.


If you are looking for a budget Smartphone with a giant screen to enjoy advanced games, YouTube videos, or Netflix movies with greater comfort, do not miss this Smartphone! The color sharpness would definitely amuse the gamers! Brightness is great under low light situations. However, its outdoor performance is quite average.


In this Smartphone, Xiaomi has provided 450 nits typ. Brightness, which could not overcome its ancestor Redmi Note 8 Pro. However, instead of 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, Note 9 Pro Max features only 60Hz which keeps it behind the competitor Realme 6 pro. While the contemporary Smartphone technology is moving towards speedier refresh rates, Xiaomi truly disappoints their fans at this point.


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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max runs on MIUI 11 which is based on the latest operating system Android 10. This Smartphone appears with a 64-bit octa-core CPU featuring Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) chipset. Its 16-core GPU Graphic unit is enriched with Adreno 618 GPU. However, you have seen quite a similar configuration in the Realme 6 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro models, which naturally question the ‘Max’ title of the ‘Pro Max’ device.


You can smoothly play PUBG Mobile and other advanced level games in this Smartphone with the highest HD graphics. However, if can experience some frame drops, while playing for long hours. Unlike other Smartphone devices, Pro Max shows less heating issues, which is a bonus for game lovers. On the whole, the Redmi Note 9 pro max is a good gaming Smartphone.


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Quad Camera Feature


The primary camera of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 64-megapixel lens (1.72” aperture) with the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. Though it is a noticeable upgrade from the ‘Pro’ version’s 48MP main camera, it lags behind Sony’s IMX series sensor. However, while taking pictures with the main camera you need to hold the device in the steady pose for several moments; otherwise, the image can carry a blurry effect.


The ‘Portrait’ mode offers nice portraits featuring smart edge detection with efficient sharpness. You can enhance the zooming option up to 10 times. However, it can dishearten many Xiaomi fans, as the competitor Realme 6 pro is offering about 30x zooming power.




The main rear camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens featuring a 2.2-inch aperture. In low light conditions, the captures may not impress you. But in ample light situation, the secondary camera can shoot nice photos, with good sharpness and nice detailing like any other 8MP wide lens camera.


The third camera bears 5MP macro shooter which out wins the average Smartphones bearing 2MP lens. If you have a passion for macro photography, Pro Max can be your great companion! In addition to this, you will get a 2MP depth lens.


Overall, the color quality and sharpness of these quad-cameras are quite satisfactory for normal photography. However, the photos captured by ‘Pro Max’ are more radiant, than its ‘Pro’ model.


Using the rear camera, you can shoot a 4K video at 30fps, but you cannot use stabilization. While shooting at 1080p, you get 60fps video performance with EIS mode offering good stability. At the highest capacity, this device is capable of shooting 720p video at 960fps in slow motion.


On the front side, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max holds a 30MP selfie camera which mounts over the 16MP front shooter of its ‘Pro’ version. The photos feature an imposed softness even if you turn off the ‘Beauty’ mode. The photo quality may lack the exact detailing and sharpness, but the ‘Portrait’ mode works fine.


Its ‘Vlog’ mode is no less than a windfall for the vloggers, YouTubers, or Instagram influencers who are looking for a professional device under budget price. Using the front camera you can record a 30fps video. Furthermore, it can shoot a slow-motion video at 120fps.


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Memory and Battery


Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is available in 3 variants: 64GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM. This device is equipped with LPDDR4x RAM with UFS 2.1 ROM.


This Smartphone is powered by a 5020mAh battery. You can easily use this gadget for more than a day upon a single charge session. For normal usage, this device can stay active for up to 2 days. If you are a heavy gamer, this gaming device can support you for up to 8 hours.


This Pro Max version comes with a 33-watt Fast Charger, which is a noticeable upgrade from Note 9 pro’s 18W charger. It takes 30 minutes to get about 50% charge and 65 minutes to fully charge up this device.


What is more? Xiaomi deserves applause for delivering necessary sensors like Notifications light, IR Bluster, Remote controlling features, which you can hardly find other budget gaming Smartphone devices.


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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Price in Bangladesh


The unofficial price of Redmi Note 9 pro Max series is BDT 23,500 for 6/64 GB variant, BDT 25,500 for 6/128 GB and BDT 28,000 for 8/128 GB. However, the price may vary a bit depending upon circumstances.


Source: United News of Bangladesh