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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Features and Specifications of the Indian model

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is an upgraded model of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It shares most of its feature set with the global Redmi Note 9 Pro model. The difference in cost between Pro and Max model is just around Rs. 2,000. And, it makes sense to choose the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max over the Redmi Note 9 Pro. In this post, we try to answer the common questions or queries of the potential new buyers of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

As of January 2021, the Pro Max phone is available on Amazon for Rs. 14,999.

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Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have wireless charging?

No, Redmi 9 Note Pro Max does not have wireless charging. The feature unavailability is for the model being sold in India. The feature is available on more advanced versions of Mi phones. The wireless charging is unavailable for the Pro and Pro Max models.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have 5G?

No, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does not support 5G network. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max currently supports 4G+/4G/3G/2G. This means that you can use two nano-SIMs from the 4G providers.


Is Redmi Note 9 Pro Max good for gaming?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a 2.3GHz clock speed Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and an 8nm octa core processor. The processor is quite robust and the 8 GB internal memory or RAM adds to the gaming performance. You will experience a more than average gaming experience. You can play PUBG, or Call of Duty without any performance delays.


What network bands are supported by Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

The following networks are supported by the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max:

GSM:B2/3/5/8
WCDMA:B1/2/5/8
LTE FDD:B1/3/5/8
LTE TDD:B40/41(2535-2655MHz)
DLCA:40A+40A,1C,3C,40C,41C
ULCA:3C,40C,41C


Is Redmi 9 Note Pro Max water proof?

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does not have any disclosed IP rating. In the absence of an IP rating, it is safe to presume that Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is not water proof. However, it does have a nano-coating to protect against splash. So, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is splash-proof, but not water proof.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have 5 Ghz wifi?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless networks. A 5 GHz wifi connection allows you to access Internet at considerably faster speed than a wifi connection over 2.4 GHz. You will need a 5 Hz capable wifi modem to take advantage of 5 Hz wifi feature of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have fingerprint sensor?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has an in-built fingerprint for allowing secured access to the mobile phone. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side of the mobile phone.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max come with earphones in the box?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Maxcomes with in-box earphones. The headphones can be plugged in the 3 mm audio jack on the phone.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have OTG?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has support for OTG or on-the-go USB for connecting your pen drives or external hard drives to the phone.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have NFC?

No, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max being sold in India does not have NFC. The global model of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does have NFC support for Google Pay. In case you are wondering what is NFC, then

Near-field communication (NFC) describes a technology which can be used for contactless exchange of data over short distances. Two NFC-capable devices are connected via a point-to-point contact over a distance of 0 to 2 cm. This connection can be used to exchange data (such as process data and maintenance and service information) between the devices. This interface can be used for parameterization of the component as well.

From Wikipedia

What is the battery size in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

Similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Max model has a battery size of 5020 mAH. A large battery size is supported with an ability to fast charge the full battery at a rate of 18W.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max come with a charger?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with an in-box wired charger. The phone is capable of being fast charged at a rate of 33 W. This would allow the battery to be fully charged in a little under one hour. The charger shipped with the Pro Max model is superior to the Pro model as the Pro model ships with an 18W charger and the Max with 33W.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max support Alexa?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has in-built Alexa. From Amazon website:

Redmi note 9 Pro Max with Alexa Built-in provides hands-free access to Alexa while on-the-go. Say “Alexa” to play music, make calls, ask questions, control smart devices and more using just your voice. Download the Alexa app on your Redmi note 9 Pro to start using Alexa hands-free today.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have AMOLED display?

No, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does not have AMOLED display. It comes with an LCD display. The smartphone comes in 6.67 inch screen size and the display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. The display offers FHD+ resolution and a 20:9 screen display for a true cinematic experience.

Another point worth considering is the refresh rate of the Pro and Pro Max models of Redmi. The Pro and Pro Max models have a refresh rate of 60 Hz on the display screen. This, together with the LCD screen on the Pro and Pro Max models, makes us believe that display is definitely an improvement area for the Redmi 9 Note series. The display could have been better, even if it would have led to incremental price increase.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have IR blaster?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does have an IR blaster. Your phone can double up as a remote for your TV, AC or set top box. In case you are wondering about IR blaster technology, here is a brief definition:

An infrared blaster (IR blaster) is a device that emulates an infrared remote control to autonomously control a device that is normally controlled only by controlled key presses

From Wikipedia

What are the specifications of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a decent configuration, and the details are mentioned below.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G
2x Gold 2.3GHz + 6x Silver 1.8GHz
Adreno A618 @750MHz GPU
6 GB/8 GB LPDDR4x RAM
64 GB/128 GB Internal Storage
5020 mAH battery
Thickness 8.8 mm
Weight 209 gm

As you would have noted, the Pro and Pro Max differ in memory or RAM. While the Pro is limited to 4 GB or 6 GB models, the Pro Max has 6 GB/8 GB models. This also makes the Pro Max an ideal mobile for the gamers.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have reverse charging?

The Indian model of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does not have reverse charging. The global model of the Redmi Note 9 Pro does have reverse charging capability. Reverse charging allows the device to share its charge with another phone or device. You need to plug the other device or phone into the mobile for facilitating the reverse charging.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have fast charging?

Yes, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have fast charging. The phone ships with an in-box fast wired charger of 33W. The battery of 5020 mAH will take close to one hour for a full charge. The Max model allows the battery to be charged fully in little less than an hour. The Max’ charge is almost double the Pro series charger of 18W.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max come with screen protector?

No, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max does not come with a screen protector. You will need to use a screen protector for the new phone. The phone comes with a protective case. The phone screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5; this protects the phone against scratches or accidental damages to the screen.


Is Redmi Note 9 Pro Max made in India?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is made in India. Check Amazon’s website and the country of origin for the phone is India. The global model is not manufactured in India. For the purpose of this answer, we can say that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max being sold in India is made in India.


How many rear cameras does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has quad rear cameras. The main camera is a 64 MP lens, while we have an ultra wide camera lens of 8 MP. The ultra wide lens is used to take pictures with a front width of 119 degrees. Depth camera is 2 MP, and the main macro camera is 5 MP. The Pro Max has a better rear camera than the Pro model of the phone. The Pro model ships with a 48 MP camera lens.


How good is the selfie camera on Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

The front camera of a phone is also called as the selfie camera. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a front camera of 32 MP. Front camera allows video shooting at 30 frames per second. Slow motion video recording can happen at 120 fps. The selfie camera of the Pro Max is better than the Pro model.

This is also an improvement over the front camera of the Pro model. The Pro model has a 16 MP selfie camera.


What is the RAM size on Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 6 GB LPDDR RAM and the higher end variant has 8 GB LPDDR RAM. In-built storage of 64 GB and 128 GB are offered in the two models of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max series phone.


What operating system does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with Android 10 operating system. MIUI 11 is the exact operating system; this is a customized version of the Android 10 operating system.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have gyroscope?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have gyroscope. In case you are wondering what gyroscope is, here is the definition from Wikipedia –

gyroscope (from Ancient Greek γῦρος gûros, “circle” and σκοπέω skopéō, “to look”) is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity. It is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation (spin axis) is free to assume any orientation by itself.

from Wikipedia

Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have a protective case?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have a protective case. The phone is shipped with a soft protective case as an in-box item.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have proximity sensor?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have a proximity sensor. You can enable to disable it from Settings —- Incoming call settings —- Enable or Disable. Proximity sensor is used to turn-off the touch screen during an incoming call or when you are taking a call. This feature is implemented to turn off the screen light based on proximity with ear. If the phone senses closeness to the ear, the screen light is switched off to conserver power consumption and prevent accidental touch of the touch pad on the phone.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have accelerometer?

Yes, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have accelerometer. An accelerometer is used as a motion sensing technology based on change in acceleration. This is done to improve viewing experience of a mobile user. This is specially useful when you try to work on different apps, and the accelerometer is able to sense orientation change to improve horizonal or vertical viewing experience.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have ambient light sensor?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have ambient light sensor (ALS). Ambient Light Sensor helps in adjusting screen brightness based on the ambient light. The feature is very useful as it conserves battery consumption.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have Gorilla glass?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0. This protects the phone against accidental damage to the screen and scratches. In case you want to learn more about Gorilla Glass 5, please read the below feature description from Corning website-

Launched in 2016, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 raised the bar for protection against damage from drops. In our lab tests, Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 1.2-meter, waist-high drops onto hard, rough surfaces. Competitive aluminosilicate, from other manufacturers, typically fails when dropped from less than 0.8 meters. Even better, Gorilla Glass 5 also delivers up to 2x improvement in scratch performance compared to competitive aluminosilicate glass. It all adds up to a perfect combination of protection and performance for today’s mobile devices.

From website of Corning

What is the screen brightness of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a screen brightness of 450 nits. Both, the Pro and Pro Max models have similar screen brightness.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have dual SIM?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a dual SIM slot that support two nano-SIMs on the phone. Both SIM slots can house 4G SIM cards.


Does Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have a micro SD card slot?

Yes, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a micro SD card slot; this allows you to extend the internal ROM storage of the phone up to 512 GB. So, effectively, you have an in-built storage of 64 GB or 128 GB which can be further expanded by adding a micro SD card of up to 512 GB card.

Essentially, both phones – Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro max share the same configuration. The only differences between the Pro and Pro Max phones are:

  1. improvement in the RAM capacity from 4 GB/6 GB to 6 GB/8 GB
  2. improvement in charging adapter from 18W to 33W
  3. rear camera improvement from 48 MP to 64 MP.
  4. front camera or the selfie camera improvement from 16 MP to 32 MP.

For a budget difference of Rs. 2000, it would make for a compelling choice to choose the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max over the Redmi Note 9 Pro. You get better RAM, better cameras and a faster charger.