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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 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 XXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)05Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB 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!

Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)vsRedmi Note 9 (128GB Global)6 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+190 grams (6.65 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs199 grams (6.97 ounces)
+8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)7%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+409 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 PPI
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
6.3"vs+6.53"4%
Larger screen
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+5020 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.2 + 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

44 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
128GB (111GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front/back / Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD
60Hz
+37 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
ModelRedmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Other model namesMi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM) M1908C3JG, M1908C3JE, M1908C3JHXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SG Global version (NFC)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateSeptember, 2019April, 2020
Depth8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)199 grams (6.97 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersP2i certified: water repellent nano-coatingWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610ARM Mali-G52 MC2 1Ghz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.3" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, 450 nits
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-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/upload600/150 Mbps800/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkM1908C3JG version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13
VoLTE

M1908C3JG version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
LTE 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 networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
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 Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41/5"1.75µm
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.75µm
(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 resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.3 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
RadioFMFM
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 Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
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 (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue
- MIUI 10
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB 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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