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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer
$499
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.39 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera 48 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Main/ 20 MP front
  • Storage 256 GB
  • RAM 8/12 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.84 GHz, Snapdragon 855
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

9.3
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 10 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 8 / 10

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Highlights and Overview

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer is the higher variant of the Xiaomi Mi 9, and the direct successor of last year’s Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer. The device was launched alongside Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE. The Mi 9 Explorer is also known as the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition. Yeah, you see, thay name is where the difference between the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE lies.

Unlike the standard Mi, the Xiaomi Mi Explorer or (Mi 9 Transparent Edition) as the name suggests, come with a transparent body, which allows you to see certain internal hardwares of the device, like the Snapdragon CPU amongst others.

Another area where the Mi 9 Transparent Edition differs from the standard edition aside the transparent body is in storage option. The Mi 9 Transparent Edition comes with 256GB internal storage and 8/12GB of RAM, while the highest storage on the standard Mi 9 is 8GB RAM paird with 128GB memory.

Other specifications remains the same. That means, you are still getting same triple rear cameras of 48 + 16 + 12 MP Main sensors and a 20MP front facing shooter.

Other specifications and silent features of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition are detailed in the specification table below.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 173 g (6.10 oz)
Build Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series) = transparent Glass
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~85.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 8/12 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 48MP + 12 MP + 16 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel
binning)
Phase detection
Laser autofocus
Contrast autofocus
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
6-element lens
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 27
mm
1080p @ 960 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP
(telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M5
(#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 51
mm (#2)
Third rear camera - 16 MP (ultra-wide
angle)
Sensor model - Sony IMX481 Exmor
RS (#3)
Sensor size - 1/3" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#3)
6-element lens (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 17
mm (#3)
Angle of view - 117° (#3)
Video Resolution 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 20-megapixel
Camera Features f/2.0 aperture
1/4" Pixel Size,
1.0µm,
Autofocus
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type No. Uses USB Type-C Connector

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast wireless charging 20W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 24 hours
Stand-by Up to 380 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer User Reviews and Opinions

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