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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
$299
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.97 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP Main/ 20 MP front
  • Storage 64/128 GB
  • RAM 6 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.3 GHz, Snapdragon 712
  • 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 SE Highlights and Overview

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the little brother of the Xiaomi Mi 9, and as well as the direct successor of the Mi 8 SE of 2018. Being the little brother of the Mi 9, the Mi 9 SE comes with slimmed-down specifications and features, as well as slimmed down price.

Interesting, and aside the absence of SD855 CPU, the Mi 9 SE still retains some of the awesome features of the Mi 9 like; the triple rear cameras and the trending under display fingerprint scanner. As for the display, you are getting a 5.97-inch Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED display with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Lucky for you, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 712 SoC. The phone has fifth-gen in-display fingerprint sensor and retains the main 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor as well as 20-megapixel front camera from the Mi 9, but this feature an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 13-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens.

The phone comes with a gradient holographic rainbow spectrum surface on the back, has a slightly smaller 3070mAh battery and has support for 18W fast charging, but it doesn’t have wireless charging that is present in the Mi 9. Other features and full specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE are detailed in the table below.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 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 -
-

BODY

Dimensions 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm (5.81 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
Build Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.97 inches, 87.5 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 616

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 6 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 + 13 MP + 8 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 - 13 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 - 8 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 3070 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
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 SE User Reviews and Opinions

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