The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S price in Kenya is Ksh 23,500, featuring a 6.67″ Dot HD Display, a 48MP Quad Camera, and a 5200mAh battery with 18W fast charging technology.
One of the latest in Xiaomi’s Note series, the smartphone is intended to take your smartphone experience to the next level in several aspects.
Like many other predecessors, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S seems to have been built with Photography lovers in mind, with a cool 48MP quad-camera for wonderful shots.
The smartphone also features 18W fast charging, allowing you to juice up your gadget within a short time, enough to last you for hours.
With the 33W Fast charging, you are able to charge to 40% in just 30 min, convenient enough for long-distance travelers who need to juice up in a few minutes.
Not forgetting that the 5200mAh high-capacity battery is good enough to provide power that lasts for more than 26 hours with intensive tasks such as internet activity and gaming.
Well, the good news is that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is now available for sale in Kenya, courtesy of our growing network of Top Smartphone Dealers countrywide.
A 6.7″ HD AMOLED Display
Xiaomi is undeniably focused on enhancing the smartphone experience for people who like watching videos or playing games.
For this reason, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has an above-average screen size of 6.5 inches, good enough to earn the smartphone its rightful place among other popular smartphones in Kenya.
Apart from the screen size, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S’s AMOLED Display also features an impressive resolution and brightness.
The display is of the LCD type, with good contrast, rich hues, deeper black levels, and wide viewing angles.
LCD displays are the most used type for mid-range smartphones available in Kenya.
The display has good brightness levels for videos, games and is readable under direct sunlight.
A 5,200mAh Large Battery
A battery rating of 3,000mAh serves normal android phone users just fine.
Well, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S offers more than that, with a 5,200mAh large battery, just like several other mid-range smartphones available in Kenya.
The large battery also makes it possible to browse the internet with 4G speeds for several hours after a single recharge.
This is great news to people who travel a lot and still need to stream their favorite movies, listen to music, and capture the best moments without the need for a recharge.
5200mAh is good enough to sustain an above-average smartphone user for an entire day with a lot of heavy tasks such as gaming and internet browsing.
If you are looking for a smartphone that assures you of uninterrupted entertainment as you travel or work throughout the day, the new Redmi Note 10 is a real deal for you.
What more? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S features a cool 15W fast-charge technology, which allows you to charge your battery within a short period of time.
The new phablet also promises the use of AI intelligence to monitor, learn and use a user’s smartphone habits to save on power by large margins.
2.3 GHz Octa-Core Processor
In efforts to facilitate faster open times for apps, smoother gameplay and quicker photo editing, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has a bumped Octa-Core processor.
The processor boasts of 2.3 GHz speeds, up from the 2.1 GHz Octa-Core processor that powered the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.
If you are looking for a mid-range smartphone for heavy tasks such as photo/video editing, playing heavy games, and streaming videos, consider adding Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S to your preference list.
The smartphone is powered by the highly-rated Snapdragon processor,
Generally, the Redmi Note 9S processor offers good overall performance, and you don’t expect any lag even when playing the most demanding games.
48MP Quad Rear Camera
Apart from the additional dedicated low light sensor, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S comes with the same camera features as its predecessor, the Redmi Note 8.
The phablet features a 48MP main camera with an 8MP depth sensor and a 13MP selfie camera.
Of course, there is a lot of hype surrounding smartphone cameras with companies trying to outdo each other with megapixels.
You however need to look beyond and if possible behind these hypes. Be careful to note that more megapixels alone will not give you better images.
The 48MP main camera is enhanced with an autofocus function, a Quad flash, and artificial intelligence capabilities to capture more beautiful images.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Full Specifications and Price in Kenya
|Release Date||March 2021|
|Price in Kenya||49,500 – 52,500|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)|
|Sim Size||Nano SIM|
|Sim Type||Dual SIM|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||6.3″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080)|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~83.6%|
Design & Memory
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Dimensions||160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29 mm|
|OS||Android 11, MIUI 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 678|
|CPU||2.4GHz Octa-Core Processor|
|Core Details||2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver|
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/2.5|
|Front Video Recording|
|Charging||Fast charging 33W|
|Internet use (3G)||up to 22 hrs|
|Internet use (4G)||up to 26 hrs|
|Internet use (Wi-Fi)||up to 28 hrs|
|Video||H.264, H.263, MPEG-4|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Linear motor | IR Blaster|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Advantages
|Quality Pictures||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has a quad rear camera with a digital zoom of up to 10X and Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) that produces beautiful images.|
|Beautiful Selfies||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S features a 13 MP front camera with Selective Focus and Wide Selfie capabilities, hence quality selfies.|
|High-Resolution Screen||Enjoy Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S’s Superior picture and video quality on a Full HD+ Super AMOLED (2400 x 1080) 6.3″ screen, convenient for movies and gaming tasks.|
|High-Resolution Camera||Zoom into images easily without sacrificing your picture quality. Enjoy larger output sizes, suitable for large prints and display on high-resolution screens.|
|Large Screen||Enjoy a theatre-like experience with Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S that enables you to do more and see more. Make good use of your smartphone for video streaming and productivity apps such as document viewers.|
|Slim||Slimmer phones are easier to carry and look more fashionable. That’s exactly what you get with Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S.|
|Responsive Touch Screen||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S’s Capacitive, MultiTouch screen offers a more interactive experience.|
|Full HD Video Recording||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S gives you 4K video recording at 30 fps, which gives you a detailed video file that can be comfortably edited. trimmed down or cropped out in a software package elsewhere, without losing the video quality.|
|Selfie Camera||Take Quality Selfies with a 13MP Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 front camera that supports video calling.|
|Has Fingerprint Sensor||Quickly and safely unlock your phone using your finger. Do you operate in environments where someone could look at your phone as you enter your PIN? Is your smartphone PIN or Pattern at risk of leaking ‘over the shoulder’? The fingerprint sensor on the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is a simple yet effective feature to improve your security.|
|Supports 4G||With the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, enjoy faster download speeds and 10 times faster internet experience than 3G.|
|Faster Octa-Core CPU||Octa-Core means you enjoy the services of 8 CPU cores, which means the ability to carry out several advanced tasks simultaneously without slowing down the smartphone. Faster load times for apps make the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S smartphone more capable and efficient.|
|Lots Of RAM||More RAM means your smartphone can handle several applications at the same time. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S features 4GB RAM, enough to ensure that your phone will never run out of memory. It enhances your phone’s multitasking capabilities by facilitating multiple requests from several apps, all at the same time.|
|More Internal Memory||Enjoy the freedom of storing more songs, videos, and pictures with Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S’s 64GB internal memory, plus the ability to install and run more apps.|
|Supports External Storage||For a seamless entertainment experience, download and store large videos and music files on a memory card of up to 128GB.|
|Supports VoLTE||Make quality voice calls over a 4G network, which are far much better than 2G or 3G voice calls.|
|Supports WiFi||You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.|
|Supports WiFi Hotspot||It allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi-enabled laptop.|
|Has Face Unlock||You can quickly unlock your phone using your face.|
|Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack||Having a 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to a large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.|
Let’s have a singular comparative review featuring the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and OPPO A93, another mid-range smartphone available in Kenya.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S vs. Oppo A93
The Oppo A93 features the Android 10 operating system, the same operating system that runs the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S.
Android 10 gives you a better experience than smartphones running on older android versions.
Smartphones running on Android 10 have a better and more reliable security system and a night mode system for nocturnal smartphone users.
A key similarity worth noting is the Snapdragon Octa-core processor that powers both the Oppo A93 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, both mid-range smartphones in Kenya.
This means that both smartphones provide highly intelligent experiences for excellent mobile gaming, amazing camera capabilities, and brilliant security-rich performance.
The Snapdragon processor ensures efficient power usage for both smartphones.
It also ensures that users enjoy a long-lasting battery life and rapid charging powered by the Qualcomm Quick Charge technology.
The screen size is one of the top considerations every person must make before buying a new smartphone.
For smartphone screens, bigger is always better. Nobody wants a smartphone with a small screen.
A tiny screen becomes a big inconvenience when browsing the internet.
Gamers are looking for larger displays that allow them to easily follow the action and make more accurate moves.
If you love streaming YouTube Videos on your smartphone, a giant screen is definitely what you are looking for.
Both the Oppo A93 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S smartphones have large screens, 6.5 inches, and 6.7 inches respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S features a 6.67″ dot drop full-screen display with Full HD Resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels).
On the other hand, the new Oppo A93 features a 6.5″ waterdrop display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels.
It’s therefore apparent that Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has a sharper, crisper screen, with around 119% more pixels than OPPO A93, both available in Kenya.
A similarity worth noting is that both smartphones feature a notch on top of the screen.
A notch is a new method of increasing the surface area of the display, without interfering with the camera and other sensors.
A slight difference with the implementation of the notch. The new Oppo A93 features a waterdrop notch, while Redmi Note 9S will come with a dot (circular) notch.
RAM and Internal Memory
Both Oppo A93 and Redmi Note 9S come with 4GB RAM. Ideally, you would expect almost the same speeds when loading apps on both smartphones.
The two smartphones have the same internal memory (128GB), with expansion slots that will accommodate an extra 256GB.
RAM and internal storage features are therefore not going to tilt the scale either way.
Smartphone cameras can be good. And that’s what everyone is looking for.
Both the Oppo A93 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S come with a brilliant 48MP rear camera. More megapixels generally mean better picture quality.
On top of this, both OPPO A93 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S have an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, probably making them smarter than any mid-range smartphone in Kenya.
And then, you are also treated to two 2MP macro cameras to enhance the quality of your shots by capturing even the most minute of details.
Oppo A93 has a better 16MP front camera with AI Beautification, a real deal for selfie lovers.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 features a 13MP selfie camera, quite impressive compared to other smartphones in Kenya of the same price range.
Something that should not escape your attention is that riding on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor gives both Redmi Note 9S and Oppo A93 a great advantage in image signal processing, Zero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, and Optical Zoom.
This great combination will give you amazing photo resolutions, steady handheld night photography, and portrait mode background blurring among others.
In a nutshell, one would really need to look beyond the prices and the superficial features in making the final buying decision between OPPO A93 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S.
Redmi Note 9S
|28,500 – 35,000||25,500 – 27,000|
|Android 10, MIUI 11||Android 10, ColorOS 7.2|
|48MP Quad Main Camera||48MP Quad Main Camera|
|13MP Selfie Camera||16MP Selfie Camera|
|4GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory||4GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory|
|6.7″ Dot Drop Display||6.5″ Waterdrop Display|
|5200mAh Li-Po Battery||5000mAh Li-Po Battery|