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The duel in the mid-range is served between Xiaomi models under the Redmi brand and of course by Motorola. The two manufacturers have put everything on the grill to offer us dream features for a reduced price, which makes the decision between buying the Redmi Note 9 or the Moto G9 Power a delay that many will plant.
To help you clear up your doubts and make the best purchase possible, we are going to compare the speciations of each of these models. The two have arrived in the year 2020 and although in both cases their batteries stand out, they are far from the same and in other points the changes are so important that they will be useful and an important part in making a final decision.
Similar designs and screens that do change
Looking at the aesthetic aspect of both models we can see that the quadruple camera in square format is what attracts the most attention from behind, keeping the fingerprint reader on the back. Ahead, the front hole in the left corner is the same for both, as well as the thicker chin at the bottom of the screen. The weight is a big difference, since the Moto G9 Power is heavier at 221 grams and the Redmi Note 9 is close to 200 grams.
As for the screens, the resolution is the great difference of both, since the base model of the Xiaomi Redmi Note has Full HD + resolution and the Moto G9 Power stays in HD +.
MediaTek processor vs. Qualcomm
Inside, the hardware of the Redmi Note 9 is led by the well-known Helio G85 processor that has given such good results , while that of the Motorola Moto G9 with the largest battery is the Snapdragon 662. Both offer 2 Ghz as a clock frequency, but with slightly better performance according to AnTuTu tests for the Redmi Note 9.
While Motorola offers us nothing more than a memory option with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, with the option to expand via MicroSD, the Xiaomi model has the possibility of finding it with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory or in 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory, also with the option of the SD card.
Quad Camera VS Triple
Although the format is square in its rear cameras, the lenses do not correspond to the space and the Redmi Note 9 has more cameras with lower resolution , its 48 Mpx signed by Sony performed well but the 64 Mpx of Moto can do it even better . The second lens in both is the wide angle, which with 8 Mpx in the Redmi goes above the 2 Mpx of Moto. They also share the 2MP portrait and an extra 2MP lens on the Redmi Note 9 for macro mode.
Ahead, the winner in selfies is the Moto G9 Power, which with 16 Mpx and ƒ / 2.2 aperture improves the results of the 13 Mpx of the Redmi Note 9. Video recording is very similar, with Full HD + resolution and electronic stabilizer.
Battery and connectivity
To talk about the battery, it is irremediable to mention the Motorola Power surname, which it honors with its 6,000 mAh, but it is also accompanied by a 20W fast charge to give Motorola the winner in battery . On the other hand, the Redmi Note 9 has 5,020 mAh that are known to be shared, as well as a not inconsiderable fast charge of 18W. In connectivity there is not a single detail that we are missing, highlighting 4G technology, NFC for mobile payments, audio jack and Bluetooth 5.0 LE.
MIUI vs. Android Stock
Xiaomi’s customization layer is known to all and in this Redmi Note 9 we can already enjoy MIUI 12 in its latest version with endless options and added to personalize to our liking. Meanwhile on the other side we have the Moto G9 Power with Android 10, but that in the coming months will receive Android 11 with all its news such as chat bubbles or the option to record the screen. A decision exercise based on personal tastes , given that we have guaranteed updates in both for at least two years.
Prices and purchase recommendation
To finish deciding on one model or another, we have to know their prices for the version in which they coincide with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory. The Redmi Note 9 is cheaper , finding it for 209 euros, which gives it a class advantage over the Moto G9 Power that we enter on its official website at 229 euros.
In our option and taking into account all the aspects in which the Redmi Note 9 and the Moto G9 Power are superior, both phones are a good option . We will have to choose one or the other to prefer MIUI or Android Stock, as well as for the screen, but for us the Redmi Note 9 is the winner.