Vivo S9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Vivo S9 device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, MediaTek Dimensity 1100 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Vivo S9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.44 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1100 Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Operating System OriginOS 1.0 (Android 11) OriginOS 1.0 (Android 11)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2 MP 64/8/5/2 MP
Front Camera 44 MP 16 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5020 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Vivo S9 runs on MediaTek Dimensity 1100 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 4 cores of 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2600 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and VC cooling system. Running on OriginOS 1.0 (Android 11) operating system.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1100 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 465. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2300 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on OriginOS 1.0 (Android 11) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Vivo S9 is carrying a ARM Mali-G77 gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 618,750 MHz (megahertz),Antutu gpu – 72232 graphics processor.

Battery

The Vivo S9 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 25.5% (percent) less powerful than the 5020 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 33W fast charging and Vivo FlashCharge.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 33W in-box charger.

Screen

The device is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.44 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Vivo S9 is a 3.5% smaller than Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Vivo S9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
2.5D curved glass screen 1500:1 contrast ratio
3000000:1 2.5D curved glass screen
90Hz refresh rate 450 cd/m² typical brightness
98% NTSC 84% NTSC
Capacitive Capacitive
HDR10+ Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Multi-touch Oleophobic coating
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Vivo S9 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Vivo S9 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.

The maximum capacity offered by the Vivo S9 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 100% bigger than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro with 6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Vivo S9 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Vivo S9 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.

The max storage capacity offered by the Vivo S9 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro with 128 gigabytes.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Vivo S9 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/8/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KGW1 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 64/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Vivo S9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
10x digital zoom 2 cm shooting distance (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Angle of view – 118° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length equivalent (35 mm) – 16 mm (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Geotagging Fourth rear camera – 5MP (macro)
HDR GalaxyCore GC8034 model also available(#2)
ISO settings Geotagging
Optical image stabilization HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Macro mode
Pixel size – 1.12 µm (#2) Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle macro) Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4)
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Touch focus Scene mode
White balance settings Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor edition – OmniVision OV8856 (#2)
Sensor edition – Samsung S5K5E9 (#4)
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Sony IMX582 versions also available
Third rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Vivo S9 comes with a 44 MP in the front.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Vivo S9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
44 MP 16 MP
5-element lens (#2) Aperture:f/2.0
Angle of view – 105° (#2) Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Aperture size – f/2.3 (#2) Sensor model:OmniVision OV16A1Q
Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Face unlock
Geotagging
HDR
Panorama
Secondary front camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Vivo S9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+
GPRS LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ TD-
LTE TD-SCDMA
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Vivo S9 price is $465 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro price tag is $269 (4 GB + 64 GB) or $300 (6 GB + 128 GB)

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