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Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Specs & Prices in Nigeria

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Xiaomi officially released the Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A into the Nigerian market on the 29th of July, 2020. The company held an online launch event on their Facebook page in which they announced both smartphones along with the standard Redmi 9 device. The Redmi series is still the company’s most important and best series. Even though it is now a sub-brand, it has continued to grow exponentially and always deliver one of the best value for money smartphones. Here, we’ll be reviewing both the Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A specs, features and price in Nigeria.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Key Specs

  • 6.53″ 720p display
  • 2/32GB
  • Helio G35 SoC (Redmi 9C), Helio G32 SoC (Redmi 9A)
  • 13MP main camera (Redmi 9A), 13MP + 5MP + 2MP (Redmi 9C)
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Android 10 (MIUI 12)
  • 5,000 mAh battery capacity

Design & Display

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Both the Redmi 9A and 9C has a similar body build design which is very expected. There is no fingerprint reader at the back and their rear camera is different. On the Redmi 9C, we have a square-shaped camera module housing three cameras while on the Redmi 9A, is a rectangular shaped module featuring a single camera. They both measure the same 9mm in thickness. In terms of weight, the Redmi 9C weighs 196 grams while the Redmi 9A weighs 194 grams. The Redmi 9C comes in Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, and Twilight Blue body colours. Whereas the Redmi 9A comes in Granite Gray, Peacock Green, and Sky Blue colours.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Xiaomi Redmi 9C

The display is exactly the same on both Redmi phones. The screen measures 6.53-inch with an 81.1% screen-to-body ratio. The IPS LCD display features a 720 x 1600 pixels’ resolution, 269 pixels per inch density and 20:9 aspect ratio.

Hardware and Software

Inside the Xiaomi Redmi 9C is a MediaTek Helio G35 chip with 2.3GHz Octa-core processor and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocking at 680 MHz. For the Redmi 9A, it features a MediaTek Helio G25 chip with 2.0 Octa-core processor and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked at 650 MHz. Both chipset are built on a 12nm manufacturing process tech. The memory configuration option for the Redmi 9C is 2/32GB and 3/64GB while the Redmi 9A has only the 2/32GB option. Software-wise, both Redmi budget phones run on MIUI 12 skin based on Android 10 OS.

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 9C has the better overall camera specs here. Its rear module consists of a 13MP f/.1.8 main lens with PDAF, a 5MP f/2.4 macro lens and a 2MP f/2.4 depth lens. While on the Redmi 9A, there is only the 13MP f/1.8 camera with PDAF. Despite having just one rear camera, the Redmi 9A is capable of shooting 1080p at 30fps just like the Redmi 9C. In the selfie department, they both sport the same 5MP f/2.2 camera with HDR housed inside the waterdrop notch of the display.

Battery  

Both the Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A packs the same non-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery capacity. This is great but considering it only supports a 10W charging, you’ll have a hard time filling up the battery to full charge.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Complete Specs

Launch

  • Announced: June 2020
  • Status: Available July 2020

Design [ Build Factor], Display and Colour Options

  • Dimension: Height- 164.9mm * Width- 77mm * Thickness- 9mm
  • Weight: 196g (Redmi 9C), 194g (Redmi 9A)
  • Build Quality: Plastic
  • Screen Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Screen Size: 6.53″
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600
  • Aspect Ratio: 20:9
  • Display Protection: Glass
  • Notch: Yes
  • Multi-touch screen: Yes
  • Colour Options: Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue (Redmi 9C), Granite Gray, Peacock Green, Sky Blue (Redmi 9A)

Operating System and Memory

  • Operating System: Android 10 (MIUI 12)
  • Chipset: Helio G35 (Redmi 9C), Helio G25 (Redmi 9A)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.3GHz (Redmi 9C), 2.0GHz (Redmi 9A)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Built-in Storage Capacity: 32GB
  • Card Slot: Yes

Rear and Front Camera Rating

  • Rear Camera Sensor: 13MP + 5MP + 2MP (Redmi 9C), 13MP (Redmi 9A)
  • Selfie Camera Sensor: 5MP
  • Camera Features: HDR, PDAF, panorama, LED flash
  • Video Recording: [email protected]

Wireless Network Bands and Connectivity Options

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 5G Network Bands: No
  • 4G Network Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE
  • 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  • 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC: N/A

Sound Quality and Multimedia Support

  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Speaker Location: Bottom
  • Sound Enhancement Features: Yes
  • Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Support Formats:  H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
  • Audio Support formats: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh
  • Wireless Charging: NO
  • Fast Charging: 10W

Sensors

 • Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass

Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Price

The Xiaomi Redmi 9C is available for N46,500 while the Redmi 9A goes for N43,500. Both phones can be purchased via their official partners like Jumia, Slot e.t.c.

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