Xiaomi Mi 9T review: don't call it mid-range

Xiaomi Mi 9T review: don't call it mid-range

Xiaomi Mi 9T is the latest smartphone launched on the market by the Chinese handyman company, it is added to the 9 family that it already includes My 9 e Mi 9SE, however, placing itself in a mid-range, also due to the price. But is it really so?

Xiaomi Mi 9T: the technical sheet

As usual, let's first see the technical characteristics of this smartphone.

Dimensions: 156,7 x 74,3 x 8,8 millimeters
Weight: 191 g
Display: 6.39 pollers in Amoled FullHD+, 1080×2340 pixels, 403 ppi
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
GPU: Adreno 618
Memory: 64 / 128 GB
Network: 4G LTE – Dual SIM
Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, A-GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo
Battery: 4000 mAh
Rear camera: 48 + 8 + 13 MP
Front Camera: 20 MP
Videos: posteriore 4K (30fps), anteriore Full HD (30fps
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie

Versions and contents of the package

Mi 9T is available in three color versions: Carbon Black e Glacier Blue, already available in Italy, e Flame Red, which will arrive shortly. When you operate the pop-up camera, a cute (or tamarro, depending on your point of view) LED on its sides will glow white-blue-red. Internally instead two versions of storage, from 64 or 128 GB. In the package we find, in addition to the smartphone, a semi-rigid matte black cover, the pin to open the sim trolley, a USB A / USB C cable and the 18W charger. As per tradition, do not expect earphones or you will be disappointed!

Full Screen thanks to the Pop-Up camera

One of the distinctive features of this device is the total assenza of notch - drop - hole thanks to the presence of a small one Pop-up front camera, which allows the presence of a clean screen without interruptions. We will thus be able to enjoy our photos, videos or game experiences in full screen mode. Too bad for the audio, in mono mode. So be careful not to cover the speaker while playing.

The frames are reduced to the essential, 1,85 mm the top e 3,8 mm the lower. Covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5, the panel AMOLED It features a Reading and Sunlight 2.0 mode, low-light grayscale optimization and 256-level eye protection technology, delivering a highly immersive viewing experience.

The last hidden gem under the screen is the optical fingerprint sensor 15th generation, with a XNUMX% larger photosensitive area than previous models.


Snapdragon 730: is that enough?

What perhaps doesn't make us scream at the top of the range is the presence of the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 instead of the 855 seen in the “older” brother Mi 9. The difference is not striking, but just enough to make us notice less fluidity in the scrolling of the most common apps, such as Facebook or Instagram. In gaming mode, on the other hand, we are almost on par, while a few seconds of difference are noticed exclusively at the start-up phase. Still comparing it with the Mi 9, we have NFC but not wireless charging.

The presence of the 3.5 mm jack for earphones / headphones, however, caused the removing the infrared sensor, that we love to have in Xiaomi smartphones.

And autonomy? Really great. Arriving in the evening won't be a big deal not even mistreating it, thanks to the large 4.000 mAh battery. Thanks to the mode of energy saving AI, MI 9T automatically adjusts screen brightness and activate sleep mode at night.

La MIUI 10, Xiaomi version of Android, runs on the latest version that is Pie. All time well optimized, notifications appear without problems and are also signaled by the notification LED placed on the pop-up camera. The gestures are practical, perhaps sometimes too sensitive.

Let's talk about photography

The rear camera of the Mi 9T, from 48 MP with sensorSony IMX582, gives us great shots in any condition. For or against the light, during the day, in the evening, outdoors, indoors. We will not stay never disappointed not even in comparison with other more famous and expensive smartphones. The presence of the sensor Ultra-Wide Angle and Panoramic selfie-camera they guarantee us such versatility that we can forget our reflex at home. By installing the G-Cam or working in Pro mode (the one that allows us to modify the exposure-focus parameters manually), we will get the most out of our shots.

Good but not great videos, where you feel the lack of optical stabilization, so if you want to get good videos or you have a steady hand or I recommend a gimbal.


    Xiaomi Mi 9T: buy it or not?

    Without a doubt, for what it offers and for the price at which we find it (€ 329 for the 6 + 64 GB version, even € 299 on offer in July). Large battery which allows you to arrive late in the evening even with a fairly intense use, badly it goes in 1 hour and a half you are back at 100% thanks to the fast recharge. Great screen, both for resolution and for chromatic range, it does not let you down in the sunlight. Smooth enough to never give you that frustrating feeling that some midrange gives. Versatile top-of-the-range camera. I would say that there are no doubts!

    Xiaomi Mi 9T

    Pro Xiaomi Mi 9T review: don't call it mid-range
    • Battery life
    • Quick charge
    • Full Screen Screen
    • Versatile camera
    • Price
    Cons Xiaomi Mi 9T review: don't call it mid-range
    • Mono Audio
    • No wireless charging
    • Snapdragon 730
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