Design and Build Quality
Despite having a wider form factor, I was still able to use the Redmi Note 9 with one hand. I had to do some maneuvers, but it’s fine. Those with smaller hands may have to use both though. The back panel can be a bit slippery as well. Thankfully, the included case adds a lot of grip.
The trade-off for that is, of course, you get more real estate for content. To be exact, that’s 6.53-inches of screen with FHD+ resolution. There’s no high refresh rate here, which could be a deal-breaker to some, but you do get punchy colors, sharp text, and a properly bright display.
Redmi Note 9’s back panel boasts a metallic finish. While a smudge magnet, it does give the phone a beautiful and premium vibe. The camera module also protrudes, but at least, it doesn’t take up half of the back panel.