We tested Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9S, a smartphone that brings very interesting hardware. Check out how he did on benchmark tests and games.
We tested Xiaomi’s already famous Redmi Note 9S on mobile games and benchmarks. Does it outperform older brother Redmi Note 8 Pro? See how Xiaomi’s recent intermediary phone fares in games.
We played 10 different games, they are: Arena of Valor, Ark, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile, Free Fire, Injustice 2, PES 2020, PUBG MOBILE, Standoff 2 and Shadowgun Legends.
Redmi Note 9s technical data
The Redmi Note 9s was officially launched in March 2020. It has a Snapdragon 720G processor, a performance line between middlemen. The version we tested has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, a large 6.67-inch FULLHD screen, with a hole for the front camera. The 5020mAh battery makes the Redmi Note 9s a very top set. Do you want to see a video with his camera test too, compared to Gcam? Leave it there in the comments.
Then we go with the benchmark reports, then the games and finally the temperature report of the device.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold and 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
- Operating system: Android 10 and MIUI 11
- RAM: 4 GB and 6 GB
- Internal Storage: 128 GB and 64 GB
- Extra Storage: UFS 2.1
- Screen – Type: IPS
- Screen – Size: 6.67
- Screen – Resolution: 2400 x 1080
- Screen – Density: 395 ppi
- Screen – Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
- Screen – Extras: 450 nits
- Rear Camera: 48 MP, f / 1.8, (wide), 8 MP, f / 2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 2 MP, f / 2.4 (depth) and 2 MP, f / 2.4, (macro)
- Front Camera: 16 MP
- Battery: 5020 mAh
- Charger: 18W
How was the Redmi Note 9S in the benchmark reports?
We started our analysis with benchmark applications. We tested 5 different ones, where some analyze the graphic part of the smartphone more, while others report daily use. Below their results, comparing with other products that had similar performance.
|#||Smartphones||Open GL ES 3.1||Vulkan||Sum||Temp|
|1||Xiaomi MI 9||5,781||5,026||10,807||39.4ºC|
|2||LG G8X ThinQ||5,397||4,619||10,016||39.4ºC|
|3||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||4,462||4,973||9,435||42ºC|
|4||Huawei nova 5T||4,751||4,309||9,060||40ºC|
|5||LG G8s ThinQ||5,029||3,845||8,874||40.2ºC|
|7||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||2,476||2,328||4,804||39ºC|
|1||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||448,617||42ºC|
|2||Xiaomi MI 9||444,204||39.5ºC|
|3||Huawei P30 Pro||403,893||38.1ºC|
|4||Huawei nova 5T||399,133||37ºC|
|5||LG G8X ThinQ||342,067||39.4ºC|
|8||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||245,210||32ºC|
|#||Smartphones||Single Core||Multi Core||Sum||Temp|
|1||Xiaomi MI 9||733||2,781||3,604||39.5ºC|
|2||Huawei P30 Pro||692||2,486||3,178||38.0ºC|
|3||Huawei nova 5T||701||2,432||3,133||39ºC|
|4||LG G8X ThinQ||743||2,133||2,856||39.2ºC|
|5||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||714||2,098||2,812||42ºC|
|7||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||561||1,718||2,279||31.0ºC|
|#||Smartphones||Aztec Ruins OpenGL 1080p (Normal Tier)||Temp|
|1||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||2,719||42ºC|
|2||Xiaomi MI 9||2,638||39.4ºC|
|3||Huawei nova 5T||2,387||40ºC|
|4||Huawei P30 Pro||2,336||39.3ºC|
|5||LG G8X ThinQ||2,333||39ºC|
|9||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||1,139||31C|
|1||LG G8X ThinQ||11,371||–|
|2||Xiaomi MI 9||9,681||39.4ºC|
|3||Huawei nova 5T||9,639||37ºC|
|4||Huawei P30 Pro||9,046||–|
|5||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||8,946||42ºC|
|10||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||7,299||32ºC|
In the reports, it shows the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s equated to the P30 Pro and, it was no wonder. Both have identical performance specifications. So, in summary, for the benchmark, you will have on the Redmi Note 9s performance of the P30 Pro. Certainly being among the top 5 in these results is incredible.
Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s good for gaming?
Now let’s see what the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s was like in games.
The first game tested was ARK. With epic graphics, and maximum resolution. The Redmi Note 9s caught 21 FPS with 92% stability. 4:20 hours of autonomy. The official seal is Roda.
|1||ASUS ROG Phone II||52,910||30||97||4:00 am||x|
|2||Huawei nova 5T||52,880||30||96||4:00 am||39ºC|
|3||Huawei P30 Pro||52,880||30||96||4: 02h||x|
|4||LG G7 ThinQ||52,880||30||96||4:00 am||x|
|5||Xiaomi MI 9||52,755||29||95||1: 40h||40.3ºC|
|9||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||51,932||21||92||4: 20h||35ºC|
Arena of Valor Wheel
The second game is Arena of Valor, with graphic quality in the below of Vida. It took 56000 points, it is 60FPS at 100% stability. He did 5: 40h of autonomy. Got a smooth wheel seal. It maintained the same performance.
Arena of Valor Report:
|1||Xiaomi MI 9||56,000||60||100||2: 30h||40.3ºC|
|2||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8||56,000||60||100||4: 50h||40.3ºC|
|3||Huawei nova 5T||56,000||60||100||4: 40h||39ºC|
|4||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||56,000||60||100||5:40 am||35ºC|
|5||LG G8s ThinQ||56,000||60||100||4: 30h||x|
Asphalt 9 wheel
The third game analyzed was Asphalt 9 with the graphics at maximum. The Redmi Note 9s took 30 frames at 100% stability. Autonomy of 5: 30h. The official seal is Roda Liso.
Asphalt 9 Ranking:
|1||ASUS ROG Phone II||55,568||58||96||4: 20h||x|
|2||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro||53,000||30||100||4: 30h||41.4ºC|
|3||Xiaomi MI 9||53,000||30||100||3: 20h||40.3ºC|
|4||Huawei nova 5T||53,000||30||100||5:45 am||39ºC|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||53,000||30||100||5: 30h||35|
Call of DutyMobile Wheel?
The fourth game analyzed was Call of Duty Mobile, which ran on the VERY HIGH graph. The Redmi Note 9s caught 60FPS at 100% stability. It was 5:00 am of autonomy. Official seal is Roda Liso.
Ranking Call of Dutty:
|1||Huawei nova 5T||56,000||60||100||5:00 am||39ºC|
|2||Motorola Moto Z2 Force||56,000||60||100||3: 40h||x|
|3||Huawei P30 Pro||56,000||60||100||5: 15h||x|
|4||ASUS Zenfone 5Z||56,000||60||100||4:00 am||x|
|5||ASUS Zenfone 6||56,000||60||100||n / d||x|
|10||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||55,900||59||100||3: 15h||32ºC|
Free Fire wheel?
The fifth game analyzed was Free Fire, we played with quality on Ultra, with shadow on, Alto FPS on Alto. We took 59 frames at 100% stability. In autonomy we stayed at 4: 20h. Receives a Flat Wheel seal.
Free Fire Ranking:
|1||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||56,000||60||100||4: 50h||42ºC|
|2||Xiaomi MI 9||56,000||60||100||3:00 am||40.3ºC|
|3||Huawei nova 5T||56,000||60||100||4:00 am||39ºC|
|4||ASUS Zenfone 6||56,000||60||100||n / d||x|
|5||ASUS ROG Phone II||56,000||60||100||4: 35h||x|
|9||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||55,900||59||100||4: 20h||35ºC|
Injustice 2 wheel?
The sixth game is Injustice 2. It has no graphics options, so it always runs with it. We took 30 frames with 99% stability, autonomy of 5: 10 am, receives the Roda Liso stamp.
Injustice 2 Ranking:
|1||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||56,000||60||100||5:50 am||42ºC|
|2||LG G8X ThinQ||56,000||60||100||7:00 am||41ºC|
|3||Xiaomi MI 9||55,700||60||95||3: 30h||40.3ºC|
|4||Multilaser H||55,640||60||94||4: 20h||41ºC|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8||54,500||50||90||4:00 am||40.3ºC|
|7||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||52,970||30||99||5: 10am||35ºC|
PES 2020 wheel?
The seventh game is PES 2020. We play with graphic quality at Alta with a rate of 60 frames. We took 58 frames at 100% stability. With 4: 25h of autonomy. The official seal is Roda Liso.
PES 2020 Ranking:
|1||Xiaomi MI 9||56,000||60||100||3: 15h||40.3ºC|
|2||Huawei nova 5T||56,000||60||100||3: 45h||39ºC|
|3||ASUS ROG Phone II||56,000||60||100||5:45 am||x|
|4||LG G8s ThinQ||56,000||60||100||3: 50h||x|
|5||Samsung Galaxy Note 9||56,000||60||100||6: 36h||X|
|10||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||55,800||58||100||4: 25h||32ºC|
The eighth game analyzed is PUBG. On the Redmi Note 9s, the configuration was at a maximum in HDR and FPS in Ultra. We took 30 frames at 100% stability. He had 5:00 am of autonomy. It was quite stable but low on FPS. The official seal is a Roda.
|1||ASUS ROG Phone II||56,000||60||100||5: 06h||–|
|2||LG G8s ThinQ||56,000||60||100||4: 15h||x|
|3||ASUS Zenfone 6||56,000||60||100||n / d||x|
|4||Xiaomi MI 9||55,940||60||99||3:00 am||40.3ºC|
|5||ASUS Zenfone 5Z||55,940||60||99||5: 06h||x|
|14||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||43,000||30||100||5: 30h||33ºC|
Standoff wheel 2?
The ninth game analyzed was Standoff 2. We ran it with everything at the top, Anti-aliasing 8X, Anisotropic filtering 16X, FPS 120. He took the 60fps with 100% stability. Autonomy of 5: 50h. With official seal Roda Liso. Now, we’re talking about Standoff 2.
Standoff Ranking 2:
|1||ASUS ROG Phone II||56,370||65||98||4: 45h||x|
|2||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||56,000||60||100||5: 20h||42ºC|
|3||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro||56,000||60||100||4: 50h||41.4ºC|
|4||Xiaomi MI 9||56,000||60||100||3: 10am||40.3ºC|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8||56,000||60||100||4: 10am||40.3ºC|
|7||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||56,000||60||100||5:50 am||35ºC|
Shadowngun Legends wheel?
The tenth game analyzed was Shadowngun Legends. We ran with the graph in Ultra and FPS at 60. It took 32fps at 78% stability, it will keep the phone on in this condition for 4:00 am. Official seal is Roda.
Shadowngun Legends Ranking:
|1||Huawei nova 5T||55,940||59||100||2: 30h||40ºC|
|2||Xiaomi MI 9||55,820||60||97||1: 50h||40.3ºC|
|3||ASUS ROG Phone II||55,760||64||90||5: 30h||x|
|4||ASUS Zenfone 6||55,358||57||94||n / d||x|
|5||LG G8X ThinQ||54,845||57||85||4: 10am||41ºC|
|13||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||52,496||32||78||4:00 am||35ºC|
We tested Fortnite that ran on Redmi Note 9s. He caught 30 FPS with average graphics quality. He got 30FPS average, 30 maximum, and 22 minimum.
|#||Smartphones||Minimum FPS||Maximum FPS||Resol.||Graph.||Wheel|
|1||Xiaomi MI 9||48||60||100||Maximum||Wheel|
|2||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||37||59||100||Maximum||Wheel|
|3||LG G8X ThinQ||30||30||100||Maximum||Wheel|
|4||Huawei nova 5T||28||30||100||Maximum||Wheel|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s||22||30||100||Medium||Wheel|
The temperature measurement is made on the outside of the device, just so you know if you can hold the phone in your hand for a long time. After playing the games, I leave the device with the games open for longer to precisely have a better temperature measurement.
The Redmi Note 9s reached 35ºC in most of its tests. It was one of, if not the coldest we tested.
After having analyzed everything in the reports, we can confirm that the Redmi Note 9s is an intermediate smartphone with great performance for games, mainly because it does not have a high-end processor. Xiaomi optimized it well, always using GameBoost. If you want a cool smartphone to play, the Redmi Note 9S will provide you with good matches, even more because it has a very large screen.
Our official seal for him is RODA LISO.
How are the tests done?
Statistics data is captured using the GameBench Pro app, currently the best tool on the market for capturing this type of data. See more about GameBench Pro, click here and browse their website .
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