Redmi Note 9 pro vs Redmi Note 9 pro 5g

Which is the best smartphone? comparing Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G model was launched by Xiaomi in China. This model is not available in India.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro model is currently on sale in India and is in high demand. This model was launched in March of this year.

However, Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro 5G are full of distinctions in specification and design. In India, Redmi phone fans will have to wait for the latest 5G edition or purchase the 9 Pro itself.

This is a comparison of Redmi Note 9 Pro Vs Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

Processor and OS

The previously released Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 720G processor. It also has an Adreno 618 GPU. It has 4G band support.

This phone is available in 4 GB/6GB and 64GB/128GB RAM/internal storage capacities.

At the same time, the Redmi Note 9 5G is running on the newer Snapdragon 750G processor. The Adreno 619 GPU is used for this new model.

It also has support for 5G and comes with three RAM/internal storage combinations, namely 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.

Both models run on an Android 10-based MIUI 12 custom ROM. Both versions could get Android 11.


The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD Plus resolution display. However, it has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 250 Hz.

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is built-in for screen protection.

The display size and resolution of the old model Note 9 Pro are close to that of the new model. Gorilla Glass 5 protection is also available in Redmi Note 9 Pro.

But the refresh rate of the display is 60 Hz only in Note 9 Pro.


Both models are fitted with four rear camera systems. There is however a major difference between the two. The new 9 Pro 5G model is fitted with a 108MP main camera.

Its sensor size is 1/1.5 and the F/1.75 aperture features 8MP Ultra Wide, 2MP Macro, and 2MP Depth Sensors. The rear cameras are circularly mounted. The front camera has a resolution of 16 MP.

The older 9 Pro model is equipped with a 48MP main camera. Samsung’s sensor has been used. The main aperture is f/1.79. Includes 8MP Ultra Wide, 5MP Macro, and 2MP Depth Sensors.

The rear camera configuration is rectangular. It’s also has a 16MP selfie camera. (The 9 Pro Max is also available in India with a resolution of 64 MP for the main camera)

Both phones are designed with punch hole seats for selfie cameras.


Both models look identical from the front and a  full-screen display is provided. Both versions have a fingerprint scanner with a side-mounted power button.

However, as seen above, the rear surface enables the client to distinguish the in a single glance.

Water resistance

Although Xiaomi’s Note models are very popular, their water resistance has always been a question mark.

The new 5G version, however, has an IP53 protection rating. (Dust does not cause problems. Also, splashing with water is not a concern, but falling into the water does cause problems.)

However, the older model does not have a protection rating.

The 5G model is available in blue, grey, and red/mint colors. Also available in older Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black versions.

redmi note 9 pro 5g


The Redmi Note 9 Pro edition sold in India has a 5.020 mAh battery. Supports fast charging of 18W as well. However, the 5G version has a 4.820 mAh battery with 33w fast charge support.


The price for the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G variant has not been revealed in India.

However, equivalent to the price announced in China 6GB/128 GB is priced at Rs 17960,8GB/128GB variant priced at Rs 20,210 and 8GB/256GB variant priced at Rs 22,450.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,999. The price of the 6GB/128GB version is Rs 15,999. Redmi Note 9 pro max 6GB/64GB is available at Rs.16,999 on Amazon.

The company has not confirmed whether Note 9 will be available as a 5G variant in India or not. If the extra price is not a matter of concern, then the 5G version is better.  

However, there is no 5G technology available in India as of now.

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