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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)19Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsSamsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 X
Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(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 9 (128GB Global)19 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)vsGalaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (106GB available)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+1080x2340 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.53"28%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/2" inches30%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+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) 13MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5020 mAh79%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+146 grams (5.11 ounces)36%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)10%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
395 PPIvs+432 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SG Global version (NFC)Galaxy S5 Dual-Sim G900FD (4G LTE), Samsung Pacific
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020June, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)146 grams (5.11 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzQualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.53" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, 450 nitsfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps150/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
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 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
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
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm 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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
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
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD)
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)0.562W/kg (head) | 0.406W/kg (body)
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