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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB) vs Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Sony Xperia Z1 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Z1 XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)22Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)
6.67"
IPS

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
5"
TFT

1080x1920

20.7
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)

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 Pro (64GB)22 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)vsXperia Z1 (4G C6906)8 Advantages Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core54%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+64GB (50GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 4.5
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.67"33%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 20.7MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/1.72" inches34%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.3" inches
+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
+(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
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5020 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 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)
(dedicated slot)
+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 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
209 grams (7.32 ounces)vs+170 grams (5.95 ounces)23%
Lighter
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)4%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass front/backvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
395 PPIvs+441 PPI12%
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
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+IP58 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+20 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
ModelRedmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Other model namesXiaomi Note 9 Pro (M2003J6B2G Global version) 6GB RAMSony Xperia Z1 C6906 (4G LTE), Sony Honami
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandXiaomiSony
Release date5/5/2020, Announced: 4/30/20209/6/2013
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.68 x 165.75 millimeters (3.02 x 6.53 in)74 x 144 millimeters (2.91 x 5.67 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP58 certified: dust/water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
System versionAndroid 10Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125) (8nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 618 (750MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 330
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 279625 (v8)
Geekbench: 1785 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
UFS 2.1
16GB (12GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size6.67" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Scratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, 450nits[typ]feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
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)
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17)
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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm119°
5MP macrof/2.41.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.4
20.7 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels5248x3936 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Micro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered15 hours
Standbyfeature not registered850 hours (35.4 days)

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Tropical Green, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray
- MIUI 11
- 33W charger (30W phone support)
- Colors: Black, White, Purple
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
- Sony TRILUMINOS display
- 3D Surround Sound

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (64GB)Sony Xperia Z1 (4G C6906)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.87W/kg (head), 0.71W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.66W/kg (head), 1.02W/kg (body)feature not registered
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