One of the leading global smartphone manufacturer has launched its first 2019 flagship dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 9 at the on going Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona. Alongside this stunning device, Xiaomi also announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G version which is their first 5G smartphone.
The new Mi 9 is undoubtedly one of the pretty looking, fastest and well optimized smartphones in the world right now with couple of AI integration and management.
Its major highlights goes to the 20W wireless charging (first in any smartphone), triple lens camera at the rear (first on any Xiaomi device), in-display fingerprint (new generation optic) sensor, gorilla glass 6 and latest qualcomm chip.
However, the following are couple of things that i would have love to see on the Mi 9 but were missing. No 3.5mm headphone jack, you can’t extend the storage because there is no SD card slot but the base model is 64GB, absence of 3D facial recognition and finally the display Full HD+ while i was expecting Quad HD(+).
Xiaomi Mi 9 Design & Display
I am giving the Mi 9 one of the best designed smartphone of 2019. It is just damn stunning to look, hold and use. The device has extremely thin bezel across the sides, top and bottom.
It feature the 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.
Processor, Software & Storage
The device uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset accompanied by Adreno 640 GPU. The chip uses a 7nm octa core CPU with speed up to 2.8GHz (single 2.8 GHz Kryo 485, three 2.4 GHz Kryo 485 and four 1.7 GHz Kryo 485).
This CPU is one of the best smartphone processor yet, with good battery management and efficiency. Then we have the GPU which will handle any graphics related operations without any hiccups.
Xiaomi Mi 9 runs on MIUI 10.2 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Meaning you are getting both the latest version of MIUI and Android operating system.
With options for 6GB / 8GB RAM combined with the software and hardware, this is one of the fastest and capable smartphones in the world. Internal storage options are 64GB and 128GB.
Battery, Connectivity & Camera
The device is packed with 3300 mAh battery capacity which is somehow small if you asked me. But xiaomi promised the battery can last you a day of normal usage on a single charge. Talking of charging, the device support 20W wireless charging technology, the first in the world and can charge your device from 0 to 100 percent in 90 minutes. It also support fast charging.
Connectivity wise, Mi 9 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Infra-Red and Type-C USB.
Now let’s talk about the camera. The device went the way of Samsung on the S10 and Huawei on the P20 Pro with its decision to use triple camera at the rear. There is 48MP regular camera, 16MP ultrawide angle camera and 12MP telephoto lens camera. It uses dual LED flash and support video recording in 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps and 1080p@960fps.
The front facing camera on the other hand is a 20MP camera that can record video in 1080p@960fps.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Price in Nigeria
|1.)||6GB + 64GB.||€449 Euro (~189,000 Naira)|
|2.)||6GB + 128GB.||€499 Euro (~210,000 Naira)|
This device is not officially in Nigeria but you can get it by ordering it from sites like aliexpress and gearbest. It will then be shipped to you in Nigeria within days or weeks depending if you use free or paid shipping service. Xiaomi Mi 8 is still an impressive smartphone to get too.
Design & Display
|Dimension||157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm|
|Screen Size||6.39-inches AMOLED|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Pixel Density||550 PPI|
|Body||Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front), Gorilla Glass 5 (back) with aluminium frame|
|Sim Type||Dual Nano SIM|
Operating System & Processor
|Android Version||MIUI 10.2 based on Android 9.0 Pie|
|Processor Type||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Processor Speed||Octa Core single 2.8 GHz Kryo 485, three 2.4 GHz Kryo 485 and four 1.7 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Graphics Processor||Adreno 640|
|Rear Camera||48MP (1/2″, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF), 12MP telephoto (2x optical zoom, f/2.2 aperture, 54mm, 1/3.6″, Laser/PDAF, 1.0µm) and 16MP ultrawide (1/3.0″, 1.0µm, Laser/PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 13mm) with Dual LED flash, panorama and HDR|
|Video Recording||720p@240fps, 1080p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps|
|Front Camera||20 MP (f/2.0 aperture and 0.9µm). Video recording at 1080p@30fps|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB (China)|
|Internal Storage Memory||64GB, 128GB, 512GB (China)|
|Capacity||3300 mAh with support for wireless and fast charging|
|Types||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint (on-screen), Gyroscope|
|GPS||A-GPS, BDS, Glonass, GALILEO|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, dual band|
|Audio/Music Support||MP3, WAV|
|Video Support||MPEG4, MP4, H.265|
|Available in||Blue, Black, Violet|
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