Xiaomi's ultra-budget Redmi 9 is now available to buy in the UK for £149. The launch price slashes £10 off the £159 RRP, in celebration of Xiaomi's 10th anniversary, and also includes a free Mi Smart Band 4 (worth £34.99). The deal ends 16 August.

The dual-SIM Redmi 9 launched in Europe in June 2020 with a model that offered 3GB RAM/32GB. While that configuration won't launch in the UK, UK customers can get a more robust 4GB RAM/64GB storage option instead.

The Redmi 9 might offer a humble price-tag, but it packs a powerful 5,020mAh battery, 18W wired fast charging, and a decent quad-camera setup featuring an 8Mp ultra-wide lens, 13Mp wide lens, a 3Mp depth sensor, and 5Mp Macro lens – along with an 8Mp on the selfie-cam.

The phone also manages to pack in a rear fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, NFC support, and a trusty 3.5mm headphone jack.

You can pick up the Redmi 9 from Xiaomi now in either grey, Purple or Green.

It's a good choice for students looking for good value for money, or parents who want to introduce their children to their first smartphone.

The waterproof Mi Band 4 only adds more value. It's one of our favourite fitness tracker and can measure both sleep and swim metrics. See why we gave it a score of 4.5/5 stars in our review. 

The Redmi 9 deal, of course, is SIM-free so you may want to pick up a cheap SIM to go with it. We've rounded up the best SIM-only offers of the month here and the best SIM deals for kids here.

We've also ranked the best budget phones in our chart if you want to shop around for more options under £250.

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