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Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi Mi 9
$399
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 64/128 GB
  • RAM 6/8 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.84 GHz, Snapdragon 855
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube 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 Highlights and Overview

Xiaomi Mi 9 is an ultra high-end smartphone from Xiaomi. The device follows the flagship pattern of other Mi-series. From built quality to display and camera, everything is on the premium end. It even run on the latest CPU from Qualcomm.

For starters, the device has a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, taunting 90.7% screen to body ratio since, and about 40% narrower than the Mi 8.

Coming to the hardware department, the Mi 9 is powered by the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm CPU along with Adreno 640 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 out of the box.

The camera department consists of triple rear sensors, and a single front-mounted sensor, which includes;

  1. A large 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF) and Contrast Detection Autofocus (CAF), closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing,
  2. A 12-megapixel Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom
  3. A 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 with 117-degree ultra-wide angle LENS and
  4. A 20MP front-facing AI-powered sensor

The Mi 9 features optical in-display fingerprint sensor that is equivalent to a 5μm macro camera, which is several times higher than the traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor.

The back uses nano-level laser engraving holographic technology and dual layer nano coating that offers unique colors when light is reflected against, and also has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

It packs a 3300mAh battery and has support for 27W fast charging as well as world’s first 20W wireless fast charging. Other specifications and silent features of the Xiaomi Mi 9 are detailed in the specification table below.

Xiaomi Mi 9 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)
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 6/8 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 User Reviews and Opinions

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