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Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB) vs Essential Phone PH-1

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi 9i vs Essential Phone PH-1 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
6.53"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Essential Phone PH-1
5.71"
IPS

1312x2560

13
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3040
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Essential Phone PH-1

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!

Redmi 9i (128GB)6 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)vsPhone PH-123 Advantages Essential Phone PH-1
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.53"14%
Larger screen
vs5.71"
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+5000 mAh64%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3040 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Core44%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
194 grams (6.79 ounces)vs+185 grams (6.48 ounces)5%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)15%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Titanium frame, glass front, ceramic backAdvantage
More resistant material
720x1600 pixelsvs+1312x2560 pixels192%
Higher resolution screen
269 PPIvs+504 PPI87%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 13MPvs+(dual camera) 13MP + 13MP102%
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
10Wvs+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.
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
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP54 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (114GB available)
TFT IPS LCD / LTPS IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
ModelRedmi 9i (128GB)Phone PH-1
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi 9i M2006C3LIIEssential PH-1 Unlocked
Country or region availableIndia
India
(Europe)CanadaUSAJapan
(Europe), Canada, USA, Japan
BrandXiaomiEssential
Release dateSeptember, 2020August, 2017
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.07 x 164.9 millimeters (3.03 x 6.49 in)71.1 x 141.5 millimeters (2.8 x 5.57 in)
Weight194 grams (6.79 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontTitanium frame, glass front, ceramic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP54 certified: protection against dust and splashing
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Display typeTFT IPS LCDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.53" inches5.71" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1312x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)269 PPI504 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, 400 nits60Hz, 500 nits
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps1024/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
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 Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(dual camera)
13 megapixels
13MP monof/1.91/3.1"PDAF/Laser
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
- MIUI 12
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3040 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging27W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Essential Phone PH-1
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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