Redmi 9 vs. Redmi 9 Prime: Is there any difference?

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Today is 4th August 2020 and Redmi has launched its new Redmi 9 Pro in India which they are claiming a predecessor to its younger brother Redmi 9.

I just found some news on the internet and found it a good topic to write about.

So, when I was checking the specs of both these smartphones on the official website, I found both the phones having similar specs.

In fact, both of these smartphones have the same display, processor, camera, RAM. Even the hardware is kept similar.

So, when you will have both these phones in hand, you would not be able to tell the difference.

Now, let’s dive deeper into the topic and see what the the similarities and differences between both these smartphones.

What are the similarities between Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime?

Again, everything is kept similar and I think there is something special going on in their mind. Unfortunately, no one knows what is it. Let’s see what are the similarities between both these devices.

SpecificationsRedmi 9Redmi 9 Prime
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G80MediaTek Helio G80
RAM4 GB Maximum4 GB Maximum
Storage64 GB Maximum128 GB Maximum
Back Camera13MP+8MP+5MP+2MP quad cameraMain Camera: 13MP
UW Camera: 8MP
Macro Camera: 5MP
Portrait Camera: 2MP
Front Camera8MP Selfie Camera8MP Selfie Camera
Display6.53 inches 2340×1080 FHD+, 394 PPI16.58cm/(6.53) FHD+ IPS Display
Battery5020mAh with 18W Fast Charging5020mAh with 18W Fast Charging
DimensionsHeight: 163.32mm
Width: 77.01mm
Thickness: 9.1mm
Weight: 198g
Height: 163.30mm
Width: 77mm
Thickness: 9.1mm
Weight: 198g
Check SpecsRedmi 9Redmi 9 Prime
Comparison of Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime

So, as you can see on this table, both of these smartphones are equipped with same features.

However, the prices could be controversial because the Redmi 9 Prime 4GB+128 GB variant is a bit overpriced.

Let’s have a look at the prices of both these devices.

Redmi 9 Image

redmi 9 image

Redmi 9 Prime Image

redmi 9 prime image

Expected Price Structures of Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime

Redmi 9Redmi 9 Prime
3GB+64GB (8,999 INR) (119 USD)4GB+64GB (9,999 INR) (133 USD)
4GB+64GB (9,999 INR) (133 USD)4GB+128GB (11,999 INR) (159 USD)
Price Structure

What are the difference between Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime?

So, as you can see from the tables given above, there are two differences between these two devices. The first one is of storage and the second is price.

However, some camera specs, dimensions are different. Otherwise, both these phones are built using the same equipment and strategies.

Is Redmi 9 Prime over-priced?

The early access sales of Redmi 9 Prime have been started. But, if we look at the prices range, the 4GB+128GB variant is definitely priced more.

In simple terms, they are charging INR 2000 or USD 27 more for just adding 64 GB more storage. So, it could be a big thing to consider when you want to buy Redmi 9 Prime instead of Redmi 9.

These both are great low-range smartphones. But, Redmi has has think about its price structure again.

Which one should you buy?

In my opinion, Redmi 9 Prime 4GB+64GB is a better deal if you do not need more storage space in your mobile.

However, if you need more storage, the upper version will be good but it is priced more. So, consider these things in mind before making a decision.

If we talk about the features, both the smartphones have similar specifications, the only difference is of storage. So, you shouldn’t be worried about anything when making a selection between both.

Final Verdict

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