Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Comparison

Xiaomi Recently launched its Redmi Note 9 Series Globally. Redmi Note series is the most successful mid-range series of Xiaomi in terms of sales and it’s for those people who want premium-level features in their phones within a low budget. You can also read our exclusive blog on Note 9 Series launching event.

Redmi note 9 Series to Launch globally

Many Xiaomi lovers confuse between Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 9 pro which to buy as both phones have an almost similar specification. In this article, we will help you to decide which phone to buy by comparing both phones in all departments one by one.  At the end of each section, you will find our opinion as well.


Quad Rear Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
Main 64 Mpx 64 Mpx
Wide Angle Lens 8 Mpx 8 Mpx
Macro Lens 2 Mpx 5 Mpx
Portrait Mode 2 Mpx 2 Mpx
Front/Sefie 20 Mpx 16 Mpx

Both phones have the same main 64 Mpx Samsung Bright S5KGW1 sensors on the rear side. The only slight improvement we have seen on Macro Lens from 2 Mpx to 5 Mpx in Redmi Note 9 pro which is good indeed. Sadly a  downgrade from 20 Mpx to 16 Mpx Selfie camera in Note 9 pro which is disappointing for us as companies now a day’s try to upgrade cameras in their successor models. In the camera department our clear winner is Redmi Note 8 pro with all-around performance both in Rear and Selfie cameras.

Winner: Redmi Note 8 pro


Design Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
Front Water Drop Notch Punch Hole Display
Fingerprint Rear Mounted Side Mounted

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We have seen a significant change in the design of Redmi Note 9 pro which is good in terms of the latest style and camera placement. Rear Quad cameras sophisticatedly arrange in a box which is the latest trend of 2020. On the front side we have waterdrop notch for Redmi note 8 pro and punch-hole display for Redmi note 9 pro which looks quite amazing. Both phones have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on rear/back which makes them look like premium phones. The fingerprint sensor in Note 8 pro is rear-mounted while in Note 9 Pro it’s side-mounted. This makes Redmi Note 9 pro more comfortable to used and a quick way to unlock the screen. In terms of design we would prefer Note 9 Pro due to its camera designs and fingerprint position.

Winner: Redmi Note 9 pro


Display Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
Size 6.5 inches 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080*2400 pixels 1080*2400 pixels
PPI 395 395

Redmi note 8 pro comes with 6.5 inches IPS LCD while Note 9 Pro comes with 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display. The trend in 2019 was 6.5 inches display size phones but know in 2020 all major brands launching phones with a bigger display than 6.5 inches. Both phones have the same 395 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) Density and also the same Resolution of 1080*2400 pixels. We would consider Redmi Note 9 pro due to its bigger screen size as a bigger display is always good.

Winner: Redmi Note 9 pro


Performance Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
Chipset Mediatek Helio G90T Qualcomn Snapdragon 720G
Architecture 12nm 8nm
Antutu 292.510 274.596

Performance is the main selling point in the Redmi Note series. Last year they come up with Mediatek Helio G90T in their Redmi Note 8 Pro which was a processor for game lovers and the reason still Redmi Note 8 pro very popular among heavy Mobile gamers. Redmi note 9 pro comes with a snapdragon 720G processor which Qualcomm also introduced as a gaming processor. But when we compare these two processors on the antutu benchmark which is considered to be the most reliable in the Mobile industry, Redmi Note 8 pro score is quite higher than Note 9 pro.  Even now one-year-old processor Mediatek Helio G90T is still better in performance and a king of gaming.Note9pro Note8pro Redmi Xiaomi

Winner: Redmi Note 8 pro


Battery Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
Capacity 4500mAh 5020mAh
Fast Charging 18W 30W

 When it comes to battery performance Xiaomi made a real improvement of battery capacity in Redmi Note 9 pro. Redmi Note 8 comes with Li-Po 4500mAh battery capacity while Note 9 Pro comes with Li-Po 5020mAh capacity. But phones support fast charging but in Note 9 pro we get 30W fast charging as compared to Note 8 Pro where we get only 18W fast charging. We will go for Redmi note 9 Pro because of its bigger battery and fast charging speed.

Winner: Redmi Note 9 pro


Price Note 8 Pro Note 9 Pro
6-64GB 186 $ 269 $

Redmi Note 9 Pro is quite expensive in terms of its features and specification as compared to Note 8 Pro. We will opt for Note 8 pro which provides better value for money.

Winner: Redmi Note 8 pro

Final Verdict:

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Xiaomi targets different markets and users for its recent model Redmi Note 9 Pro. If you are not a price-conscious and you want a large display phone with trending design and a bigger battery capacity that would easily last for two days than Redmi Note 9 Pro is a good choice for you. If you are a hardcore gamer and the main considering point in your phone is performance and better Selfie camera then we recommend you to go for Redmi Note 8 pro. For all the current users of Redmi Note 8 pro we would recommend them to stay with their current phones as we did not see any major upgrade in Note 9 Pro.

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