Released in March 2019, Xiaomi Mi 9 is a high-end smartphone that comes at a budget price tag. This handset from Xiaomi is simply an all-rounder that attracts the audience with its affordable price tag, impressive camera, powerful processor and more. Indeed, the device has some drawbacks in certain aspects but it still seems fine considering the several other pros it comes with. So let us check out more about the device and see if this budget phone is really a threat to the mid-rangers like Huawei and OnePlus.
Looks-wise, Xiaomi Mi 9 is just fantastic with a curved glass back that gives a distinct look to the device. This design creates a holographic effect, thus adding to its elegance. Sporting a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, the handset offers the best viewing experience with a pixel resolution of 2340×1080. It features a small bezel at the top that includes the selfie camera. At the bottom, there is a USB-C port, the right side includes volume as well as power buttons and on the left, there is a Google Assistant button. The rear sports a triple camera setup with the primary one featuring 48MP wide-angle, second one 16MP ultra-wide and third one 12MP telephoto cameras that altogether takes incredible snaps. Besides, all these cameras are further assisted by a 20MP shooter with HDR support and video recording at 1080p. Pictures captured through this camera are decent with right color balance and clarity even in low lights.
Talking about battery, Xiaomi Mi 9 comes packed with a 3300mAh unit that supports fast charging at 27W using Quick Charge 4+ technology. Also, this battery offers fast wireless charging support at 20W. It charges up the handset pretty fast taking around 45 minutes to get to 90percent. As for the wireless charging with a 10W charger, the phone gets powered up to 80percent in approximately 30 minutes, which is impressive.
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The interface of Xiaomi Mi 9 is also a notable feature. It runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 on the top. The Pie version brings along different features like relocated volume slider, navigation changes, adaptive brightness and so on. Performance-wise, the Mi 9 functions with almost the same speed and effectiveness as the Samsung Galaxy 10 as both of them carry the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. There include two variants with 6GB and 8GB RAM options to choose from. These are also offered with internal storage space of 64GB and 128GB respectively. However, there is no dedicated memory card slot available.
This attractive handset from Xiaomi is priced at around AED 1850 for the 64GB variant, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 9 price in UAE for the 128GB model comes close to AED 2000.