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Samsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Mesmerize vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 XSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)03Points
Samsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)
4"
AMOLED

480x800

5
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

1500
mAh

(Removable)

vs
27PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)Compare Samsung Mesmerize X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Mesmerize (SCH-i500)3 Advantages Samsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)vsRedmi Note 9 (64GB Global)27 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
+118 grams (4.13 ounces)69%
Lighter
vs199 grams (6.97 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
1Ghz 32bit Single-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDRvs+3GB LPDDR4X5 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
2GB (1.49GB available)vs+64GB (50GB available)33 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)11%
Thinner
480x800 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels6 times
Higher resolution screen
233 PPIvs+395 PPI70%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4"vs+6.53"63%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP11 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+(front) 13MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbreadvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
3G CDMAvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G CDMA) 3.1 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps257 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1500 mAhvs+5020 mAh2 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
3.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+9 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
ModelMesmerize (SCH-i500)Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Other model namesUS Cellular Samsung Mesmerize SCH-i500U, Samsung FascinateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SG Global version (NFC)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2010April, 2020
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)64.2 x 122.4 millimeters (2.53 x 4.82 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight118 grams (4.13 ounces)199 grams (6.97 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Operating systemAndroid 2.1 EclairAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 2.3.4 GingerbreadAndroid 11
HardwareSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 364bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A8Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX540ARM Mali-G52 MC2 1Ghz
RAM memory512MB LPDDR3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage2GB (1.49GB available)64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size4" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~58% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 450 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload3.1 Mbps800/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1700/1900/2100GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DOUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCDMA2000 EV-DO Rev AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118º
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported13 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedFull HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.3 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNAfeature not registeredNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portfeature not registeredSupported
Other functionsSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black
- Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- Touch focus
- DLNA
- WiFi hotspot (Android 2.2 or higher)
- Java framework
- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1500 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
Talk time autonomy330 minutes | 5.5 hours | 0.2 day1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Mesmerize (SCH-i500)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB Global)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)
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