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Sony Xperia Neo L (MT25i) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Neo L 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 XSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)03Points
Sony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)
4"
LED

480x854

5
MP

0.3mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

1500
mAh

(Removable)

vs
28PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)Compare Sony Xperia Neo L X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
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/3GB)

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!

Xperia Neo L (MT25i)3 Advantages Sony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)vsRedmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)28 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
+132 grams (4.62 ounces)51%
Lighter
vs199 grams (6.97 ounces)
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1Ghz 32bit Single-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+3GB LPDDR4X5 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1GB (300MB available)vs+64GB (50GB available)170 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
12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)37%
Thinner
TFT LED-Backlit LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
480x854 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels5 times
Higher resolution screen
245 PPIvs+395 PPI61%
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+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)33%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 13MP41 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
3G HSUPAvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps110 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
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+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
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
2.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+11 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
ModelXperia Neo L (MT25i)Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia Neo L MT25, Sony MT25iXiaomi Redmi Note 9 CX295VRD, CX295CIN
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandSonyXiaomi
Release dateJuly, 2012April, 2020
Depth12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)61.1 x 121 millimeters (2.41 x 4.76 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight132 grams (4.62 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)Sony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSAndroid 11
HardwareSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM825564bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Single-Core ScorpionOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 205ARM Mali-G52 MC2 1Ghz
RAM memory512MB LPDDR23GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage1GB (300MB available)64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size4" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~59.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x854 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 4-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)245 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 450 nits
Mobile networksSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
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/upload7.2/5.76 Mbps800/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/2100UMTS 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 networkCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, 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
CallingSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
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 aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/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 focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels4128x3096 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
MultimediaSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5, 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, White
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Sony xLOUD
- Video stabiliser
- PlayNow
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (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 autonomy429 minutes | 7.2 hours | 0.3 day1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days
Standby24600 minutes | 410 hours | 17.1 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia Neo L (MT25i)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (64GB/3GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.84W/kg (head) | 0.46W/kg (body)0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.01W/kg (head)0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)
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