Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone was launched in February 2019. The leading global smartphone manufacturer just launched the flagship at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona.
Xiaomi Mi 9 is powered by a 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. The Xiaomi Mi 9 supports wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging.
The phone was launched alongside this stunning device, Xiaomi also announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G version which is their first 5G smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Design & Display
The Xiaomi Mi 9 measures 157.50 x 74.67 x 7.61mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 173.00 grams. It was launched in Deep Grey, Holographic Illusion Blue, and Holographic Illusion colors.
This is one of the best-designed flagships of 2019. It is just damn stunning to look, hold and use. The device has extremely thin bezel across the sides, top, and bottom.
Xiaomi Mi 9 features tear drop notch display which produces sharp and bright images. If you are not looking very well you might just find it difficult to differentiate between a Quad HD and its FHD+ resolution thanks to its AMOLED screen type.
At the top of the device are the microphone and IR blaster and at the bottom are the USB Type-C port and speaker grill. It has curve edges with aluminium frame. While the front is designed out of corning gorilla glass 6, the back is less secure from fall because of the corning gorilla glass 5 used.
Flipping to the back, you will quickly notice the vertical arrangement of the triple cameras with the LED flash light directly under them. And if you look down, you will notice the Mi branding.
Mi 9 is a 6.39-inches super AMOLED smartphone with 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+) screen resolution, 85.2% screen to body ratio, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI pixel density and it support HDR10. Yes, the screen isn’t as super impressive as the one seen on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Camera
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 9 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-microns; a second 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0-micron and a third 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0-micron.
The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 0.9-micron.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Connectivity
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Mi 9 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 9 supports face unlock with 3D face recognition.
- Versatile camera experience
- Superb value for money
- Fantastic performance
- Excellent screen
- Slightly temperamental fingerprint sensor
- No IP certification