Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Redmi 9C
- Xiaomi Redmi 9
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Xiaomi Redmi 9CXiaomi Redmi 9Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Prices
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Prices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Prices
Model alias-M2004J19G
Redmi 9 Prime
Redmi Note8
Red Rice Note 8
Red Rice Note8
C3J
M1908C3JH
M1908C3JG
M1908C3JI

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width75.9 mm
7.59 cm
0.249 ft
2.988 in
77.01 mm
7.701 cm
0.253 ft
3.032 in
75.3 mm
7.53 cm
0.247 ft
2.965 in
Height164.4 mm
16.44 cm
0.539 ft
6.472 in
163.32 mm
16.332 cm
0.536 ft
6.43 in
158.3 mm
15.83 cm
0.519 ft
6.232 in
Thickness9.1 mm
0.91 cm
0.03 ft
0.358 in
9.1 mm
0.91 cm
0.03 ft
0.358 in
8.35 mm
0.835 cm
0.027 ft
0.329 in
Weight196 g
0.43 lbs
6.91 oz
198 g
0.44 lbs
6.98 oz
190 g
0.42 lbs
6.7 oz
Volume113.55 cm³
6.9 in³
114.45 cm³
6.95 in³
99.53 cm³
6.04 in³
ColorsMint Green
Pepper Grey
Midnight Grey
Forest Green
Polar White
Meteorite Black
Dream Blue
White
Nebula Purple
Body materialsPlasticPlasticAluminium alloy
Plastic
Certification--IP52

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards222
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1700 MHz (B4)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
TD-SCDMA--TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)MIUI 12 (Android 10)MIUI V12 (Android 10)MIUI V10 (Android 9.0 Pie)

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCMediaTek Helio G35MediaTek Helio G80Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Process technology12 nm12 nm11 nm
CPU4x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A532x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75, 6x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A554x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2300 MHz2000 MHz2000 MHz
GPUIMG PowerVR GE8320ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2Qualcomm Adreno 610
GPU frequency680 MHz950 MHz-
RAM capacity3 GB3 GB
4 GB
4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsSingle channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency933 MHz2133 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
128 GB
eMMC 5.1eMMC 5.1-

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesminiSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size6.53 in
165.86 mm
16.59 cm
6.53 in
165.86 mm
16.59 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
Width2.68 in
68.06 mm
6.81 cm
2.74 in
69.51 mm
6.95 cm
2.64 in
67.06 mm
6.71 cm
Height5.95 in
151.25 mm
15.13 cm
5.93 in
150.6 mm
15.06 cm
5.72 in
145.29 mm
14.53 cm
Aspect ratio2.222:12.167:12.167:1
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density269 ppi
105 ppcm
395 ppi
155 ppcm
409 ppi
160 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area82.77 %83.49 %82 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
400 cd/m²
70% NTSC
1500:1
TÜV Rheinland Certified Reading Mode
2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue light emissions
1500:1 contrast ratio
84% NTSC

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Fingerprint

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model--Samsung S5KGM2
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSISOCELL
Sensor format--1/2.25"
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
-0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
Aperturef/1.8f/2.2f/1.79
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--13 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-75.2 °79.4 °
Number of lenses--6
Flash typeLEDLEDLED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP (macro)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Sensor model - OmniVision OV8856 (#2)
GalaxyCore GC8034 version also available(#2)
Sensor size - 1/4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 118° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 13 mm (#2)
Third rear camera - 2MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor model - GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Fourth rear camera - 5MP (macro)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#4)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4)
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Sensor type - ISOCELL PLUS
Super Phase Detection
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Samsung S5KGM1 is also available
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Sensor size - 1/4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Third rear camera - 2MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Fourth rear camera - 2MP (macro)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#4)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#4)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model--OmniVision OV13855
Sensor type--PureCel
Sensor size--4.75 x 3.54 mm
0.23 in
Pixel size--1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Crop factor--7.31
Aperturef/2.4f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent27 mm *(35 mm / full frame)-3.86 mm
28.21 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-77.8 °-
Image resolution1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4224 x 3136 pixels
13.25 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
HDR
Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Face unlock

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
-Smart PA
Dual microphones with active noise cancellation
1216 linear speaker
Vibration motor
Smart PA
Stereo speakers model - 1217SLS

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Beidou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
HID
LE
A2DP
EDR
HID
LE
A2DP
EDR
HID
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
ViLTE
VoWiFi
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
VoLTE
-NFC market dependent-

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity5000 mAh5020 mAh4000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Ion
Charger output power5 V / 2 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)--0.191 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--1.034 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)--0.374 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)--0.987 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-P2i splash-proof nano-coating
Redmi 9 Prime - Matte Black
Mint Green
Space Blue
Sunrise Flare
M1908C3JG - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.191 W/kg; body - 1.034 W/kg
M1908C3JG - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.374 W/kg; body - 0.987 W/kg
M1908C3JH - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.191 W/kg; body - 1.089 W/kg
M1908C3JH - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.387 W/kg; body - 1.056 W/kg
Anti-splash coating
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