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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB) vs Vivo NEX S (128GB)

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

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Compare Vivo NEX S XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)12Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Vivo NEX S (128GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2316

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)

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/4GB)12 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)vsNEX S (128GB)11 Advantages Vivo NEX S (128GB)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1080x2340 pixels1%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2316 pixels
+395 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs388 PPI
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5020 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core37%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
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
6.53"vs+6.59"1%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps28%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
18Wvs+22.5W25%
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.

29 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (108GB available)
199 grams (6.97 ounces)
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+22 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/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)NEX S (128GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 CX296VRD, CX296CIN, M2003J15SS/2003J15SCNEX旗舰版, vivo NEX Special edition, NEX Ultimate, BBK Apex
Country or region availableBrazilChinaIndia
Brazil, China, India
(Global, International)China
(Global, International), China
BrandXiaomiVivo
Release dateApril, 2020June, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)77 x 162 millimeters (3.03 x 6.38 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)199 grams (6.97 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)Not supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzQualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (108GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.53" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~86% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2316 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI388 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, 450 nitsfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (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)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 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 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-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 Cat16 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,18,19,20,25,26,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (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/4GB)Vivo NEX S (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
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical 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 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
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
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + 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 supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (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
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Red
- Funtouch OS 4
- 32-bit/192kHz audio
- Pop-up front camera
- Wifi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
22.5W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Vivo NEX S (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)feature not registered
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