Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 9 & Redmi Note 9 Pro, and the more premium Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Many customers have heard rumors about the new waterproofing technology these devices come with. So here we are going to test how much potency they have got and do they have any sort of waterproofing in them. We will conduct our Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro & Note 9 Pro Max waterproof test, so let’s get started.
Xiaomi smartphones have flooded the market since the introduction of their first Redmi device, the Xiaomi Redmi Note, in the year 2014. Xiaomi has sold more than 1 million units of this smartphone in the same year itself. After that, the Chinese smartphone giant has continued to offer a wide variety of smartphones in the Indian market as well as foreign markets. The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro & Note 9 Pro max are new offerings from the company. But are they waterproof devices? Well, we will find out in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro & Pro Max waterproof test.
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Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max Waterproof Smartphone?
Xiaomi is a Chinese Global Smartphone manufacturer, and it produces smartphones starting from the entry-level to the most enticing flagships we have seen in smartphones. Whether it be the performance or the build quality of the devices, Xiaomi smartphones have always nailed the competition with proving Glass bodies, Aluminium frames, and Corning Gorilla Glasses, which would have seemed impossible without this company in the Indian market. However, most Xiaomi smartphones are not waterproof or splashproof by any means. Xiaomi tends to keep these features limited to their flagship models. So today, we will start with checking them out in our waterproof test.
Checking the official sources, both these devices come with splashproof IP54 ratings. However, we will conduct a waterproofing test on Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max to check whether they can sustain underwater or not. As we all know for some, this might be a great deal, or some may not give it any importance. So, why waiting? Let’s get started.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Device Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro features a glass body design. It has a punch-hole display of and features a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back and a brightness of 450 nits, which is outstanding. This device supports VoLTE on both the SIMS. Talking about the software, it runs on Android 10 and MIUI 11 on the top of it, which contains some irritating adds. On the RAM department, this device hosts two options of 4GB and 6GB, where storage options are 64GB and 128GB. This device also has Ultra Flash Storage of 2.1, which is very fast for a day to day usage and does not take time running application. Further, it is backed by an astounding 5020Mah of battery, which can easily last for two days, coupled with an inbox fast charging of 18W.
Coming to the camera department, this phone has a quad-camera layout at the back, where the primary is a 48MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP lens for depth sensing. This device supports 4K recording and also 960fps slow motion, which is excellent in this range, and one should expect. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter camera that does its job entirely. This smartphone has the latest 7nm Snapdragon 720G clocked at 2.3Ghz, which is a powerful yet efficient processor, and every job gets completed without any hiccups. Further, this device has all the sensors required in a modern-day smartphone.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Waterproof test
After checking the official specs sheets, Redmi Note 9 Pro is IP54 splashproof. IP54 means it can withstand the pressure of rain, sweat, or any unfavorable conditions which the ordinary smartphones cannot bear. So here is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro waterproof test.
|Touchscreen & Display||working|
|I/O ports||charing port damage|
|Speaker & Earpiece||working|
We filed a half bowl with water and dipped the smartphone for 30 seconds. This smartphone, too, passed with flying colors without any problem. This device came up with flying colors, and everything was working just fine. So we can say this device is splashproof and safe to use in a rainy season or any unfavorable conditions. But do remember this is not a flagship as it does not comes with an IP67 rating, so we advise not to submerge this device in water for a long time.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Device Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a glass body design and has a punch-hole display with the same 6.67-inch display and FHD+ resolution and features a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back and a brightness of 450 nits which sounds excellent. Technically speaking, we didn’t find any difference in both the displays. The main difference lies in the camera department and the storage and RAM options. This device also features a quad camera setup. The primary is a 64MP sensor, and there is an ultra-wide 8MP sensor, a 5MP sensor for macro shots. It also supports 4K video recording. The camera on the front is 32MP.
The battery is of 5020mah here and supports fast charging and gets an inbox fast charger of 18W. The RAM options here have increased by an 8GB variant, and the storage remains the same. This device has the same processor as the smaller sibling the 720G clocked at 2.3Ghz, which handles every task thrown with ease. Also, this device has all the required sensors and fingerprint scanner as well, although both the phones are the same in their specification chart on paper, at least.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Waterproof test
Now we got our hands on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. We again started testing it in and out as the guys at Xiaomi informed us that this smartphone also sports splashproof design. It is rated IP54 waterproof, but we will test it to the extreme.
|Touchscreen & Display||works|
|I/O ports||no water damage|
|Speaker & Earpiece||muffle sound|
We filed a half bowl with water and dipped the smartphone for 30 seconds. This smartphone, too, passed with flying colors without any problem. So this device can easily survive splashes, rain, sweat, and also unfavorable condition.
After thoroughly checking both the devices, we reached to the outcome. Both the devices are splashproof and upto some extent dustproof also. So both of these devices are upto our liking as both the devices survived the waterproof test. However, if you ask whether the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max Waterproof smartphone, then the answer would be no. They are not fully waterproof but splashproof.
|Device name||Waterproof ratings|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||IP54, Splashproof & dustproof|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max||IP54, Splashproof & dustproof|
As both the devices come with an IP54 rating. But our recommendation would be Redmi Note 9 Pro Max because of more RAM and better camera setup. This makes both the devices full bang for the buck. That’s all from us.