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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9i XXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)21Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)
6.39"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
6.53"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)

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!

Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)21 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)vsRedmi 9i (128GB)7 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
+2.96Ghz 64bit Octa-Core51%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+8.77 millimeters (0.35 inches)3%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+403 PPI50%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs269 PPI
+(dual camera) 48MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+27W170%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10W
+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
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+194 grams (6.79 ounces)6%
Lighter
6.39"vs+6.53"2%
Larger screen
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

25 Common items in both devices
128GB (110GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+18 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
ModelBlack Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Redmi 9i (128GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB + 12GB RAM), DLT-A0, DLT-H0Xiaomi Redmi 9i M2006C3LII
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
India
India
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateAugust, 2019September, 2020
Depth8.77 millimeters (0.35 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.01 x 163.61 millimeters (2.95 x 6.44 in)77.07 x 164.9 millimeters (3.03 x 6.49 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)194 grams (6.79 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SDM855 (7nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.96Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 672MhzPowerVR GE8320 650Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.39" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~81% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI269 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

Asia version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
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
CameraXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
48 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.21.0µm54mmPDAF2x-optical-zoom
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Shadow Black, Iceberg Grey, Gulf Blue, Streamer Purple
- Liquid Cooling 3.0+
- DCI-P3 109%
- Always-on display
- 240Hz touch-sensing
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
- MIUI 12
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts27W Fast battery charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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