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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global) vs Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 vs Apple iPhone 12 mini phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 12 mini XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)10Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
21PointsApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 X
Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
5.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2227
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)

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 9 (128GB Global)10 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)vsiPhone 12 mini (128GB)21 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.53"21%
Larger screen
vs5.4"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP150%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+(front) 13MP4%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5020 mAh125%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2227 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+133 grams (4.66 ounces)50%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)20%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
395 PPIvs+477 PPI21%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
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-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
18Wvs+20W11%
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.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
60Hz
16 million
1080x2340 pixels
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB Global)iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SG Global version (NFC)iPhone 12 mini A2176, A2398, A2399, A2400
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiApple
Release dateApril, 2020October, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)64.2 x 131.5 millimeters (2.53 x 5.18 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)133 grams (4.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 14
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.53" inches5.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI477 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Ceramic Shield
Display features60Hz, 450 nits60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2176 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2398 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2399, A2400 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedA2176 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2398, A2399, A2400 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
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 Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (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 Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118º
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (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 (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh2227 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
20W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)
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