Xiaomi, a Chinese gadget maker, has started selling its first Bangladesh-made smartphone in the local market, after manufacturing began at a factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Xiaomi presented its first smartphone in the country, the Redmi 9A, on the 5e December. This article will describe the many parts and functions of the phone.
Test of the Redmi 9A smartphone made in Bangladesh
The Xiaomi Redmi 9A is rather big; however, its weight distribution is such that users will hardly notice it. The front has a massive screen protected by glass for extra drop protection. The glasses are huge, which potential customers will have to accept given the price.
The back is almost entirely unadorned, with a single rear camera setup in the extreme upper left corner and a âRedmiâ logo at the bottom. Although the rear camera setup is raised slightly above the rear panel, Xiaomi has included a grooved, non-textured portion that runs from the bottom of the rear camera to the bottom where the “Redmi” logo ends.
On the top there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. A micro USB port, speaker, and main microphone are located at the bottom. To the right there is a dual SIM plus memory card slot, and to the left there is a power button and volume rockers.
Xiaomi’s budget Redmi 9A smartphone has a 6.53 inch HD Dot Drop display screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It maintains an aspect ratio of 20: 9 with a contrast ratio of 1500: 1. It has a normal maximum brightness of 400 nits.
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The screen can be highly appreciated by consumers due to its low PPI density. Its aspect ratio makes it ideal for watching movies and playing games on a colossal screen. However, it is limited to HD +, resulting in a density of 269 PPI for viewing content. To be fair, for anyone going from a basic phone, this will be a significant improvement. However, if users drop a Full HD resolution, they’ll notice the difference, so it’s subjective.
Colors are washed out and lifeless, and color accuracy is also lacking. However, it’s the best that an entry-level smartphone can offer. Users can still spend a bit more for a nicer display on the Redmi 9 and other smartphones.
The Redmi 9A has a single rear camera with a resolution of 13MP and a PDA. Xiaomi had to make some sacrifices in order to keep the price lower than its predecessor. The Redmi 9A has a single rear camera and a single front camera.
Regarding the rear camera layout in daylight, the sensor is able to capture acceptable photographs in favorable lighting conditions. Details are average, color reproduction is reasonably accurate, and images can even be compared to other high-end Xiaomi smartphones. Since the main camera does not have a wider dynamic range, images may suffer somewhat and HDR shots take time. In general, the images captured with the rear camera are average.
Users will get a single 5MP front camera that can take good photos all day long, which goes without saying given the size of the sensor. Portrait mode is available on both front and rear cameras, which is a fantastic feature considering the price bracket.
Portrait mode works well in terms of edge detection but suffers when the subject is difficult to identify edges. In general, the portrait mode of the Redmi 9A is a welcome feature.
Performance and user interface
The gadget is powered by a slow MediaTek Helio G25 processor made using 12nm manufacturing technology. It has an octa-core architecture with a maximum frequency of 2.0 GHz. It has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage and 2 GB of RAM.
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It is an entry-level smartphone with an analog processor. Users will have no problem using the smartphone for routine operations such as calling, messaging, watching YouTube videos and browsing. However, unlocking apps can take an inordinate amount of time. The phone slows down somewhat when moving between apps. When moving between two games or between a game and an application, the latency is quite noticeable.
Users will not be able to play graphically demanding games such as Call of Duty: Mobile or PUBG Mobile in their entirety. They’ll have to go back to their Lite option, which means reducing frames and frame rates unless they want to cook with one eye but don’t have a cooktop; in this case, they can use their phone.
However, users can easily play less graphics-intensive games on the smartphone, such as Mobile Legends: Alto’s Odyssey or Bang Bang.
Battery and charge
The Xiaomi Redmi 9A comes with a 5,000mAh battery. That’s above average, and given that users are using a barebone smartphone, it could mean longer battery life. That’s about two days of battery life in the hand of a modest user. For comparison, users can get 7-8 hours of SoT which is also pretty amazing. Regardless of how well it performs thanks to the entry-level SoC, battery is a notable topic of discussion.
Xiaomi reduced the charging speed from 18W to 10W on the Redmi 9A. This implies that users will need to spend at least three hours charging the battery from flat to full.
Prices in Bangladesh
The Redmi 9A presented in Bangladesh is available as a single variant with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. The telephone is available at BDT 8 799.
The Redmi 9A is unworthy of consideration. It is still one of the most affordable cell phones available. It features significant improvements over flip phones including a bigger battery, bigger screen, and fast processor. Xiaomi has removed a number of features from the Redmi 8A, including 18W charging, a USB-C connector, and an 8 MP selfie camera. It will suit best for users who are looking for a very low budget phone with maximum features.