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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Review

An Affordable Phone with Flagship Specifications

The most anticipated Xiaomi’s beast is nowhere. The flagship smartphone named Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro UK has launched as a global version of Chinese smartphone Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi surprised its audience with its unique balance of quality components, enticing price as well as gorgeous design. The Mi 9T Pro has also been launched in Europe – swapping out SD 730 for the latest and powerful SD 855 Chipset and 27W fast charging.

The key highlights are related to 6.39-inches display, Android 9.0 Pie OS, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, triple rear cameras, on-screen fingerprint scanner, and 4000mAh non-removable battery. Let’s explore more in our Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Review UK below including its official release date and pricing details.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

Pricing and Release Date:

The official Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro release date in UK was somewhere back in August 2019. It’s now available on UK shelves, and one can get his/her hands on one with immediate effects. Either it comes in the United States or not, we are not sure, for now, but European countries such as Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland have received the device a couple of days back.

As for Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Price UK, it’s available at £358 for its 64GB variant. One can pick it up in a choice of three sensational colours – Glacier Blue, Flame Red, and Carbon Black. If you are looking to buy one in any European country, you will need to spend approx. €449 for its 128GB but it’s available at Xiaomi’s website at only €399.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Red

Specifications:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
PRICEAround £360
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, August
BODYBuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
Weight191 g (6.74 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 640
STORAGEInternal Memory64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAM6GB, 8GB RAM
Variants64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Triple )48 MP + 8 MP + 13 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120/240fps, [email protected]
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
RadioFM radio Available
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
ColoursCarbon black, Red flame, Glacier blue

Design:

It is certainly a combination of shape and function for design, but a few things are lacking. It’s quite a heavy smartphone. It has a large display, which is relatively large, so expect your pants to have a bulge. The rear panel, however, has 3D curved gradient glass which, of course, looks cool. Xiaomi also offers the Carbon Black and Pearl White models in addition to the Flame Red and Glacier Blue. Also, note that there is no fingerprint scanner here since it’s equipped with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro colours

Display:

Compared to last year’s Poco F1, Xiaomi has notched up its game. Super AMOLED 6.39-inches edge screen has a screen-to-body ratio of around 86% and is far better than the old flagships offered by Xiaomi. With Full HD+ resolution, Mi 9T Pro’s display is loaded with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It theoretically provides endless contrast as an AMOLED panel that makes the dark mode look attractive on a smartphone. The display is bright and shiny and sharp as much as the best available options in this price range. The panel under the direct sunlight works perfect, and it’s comfortably legible. The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro supports HDR and DC Dimming contents as well.

mi 9t design

Camera:

On paper, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is pretty loaded – following the modern flagship trends, sporting a triple camera on its rear. Out of the three, there is a 48MP primary camera, partnered with a 13MP ultra-wide one and an 8MP telephoto camera. And on the front, on the other hand, it’s boasting a 20MP pop-up selfie snapper to assist you in videos and images.

The primary 48MP camera is as impressive as on Redmi Note 7 Pro with a dedicated mode just for a print on a billboard. Unfortunately, it lacks an Optical Image Stabilization or any form of electronic stabilization, but overall, it’s up to snuff in terms of performance as it captures bright and good images in most conditions.

mi 9t pro camera

Performance and Software:

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is hardly a matter of the complaint. The Snapdragon 855 which operates the handset is currently the best Qualcomm chipset and has a three-clusters architecture for anyone who doesn’t know yet. There is a 2.84GHz clocked extremely powerful cores with a tick of 2.41GHz followed by the four most powerful cores at 1.78GHz. With the best of Qualcomm SoC, up to 8GB of RAM and fast UFS 2.1 storage (up to 256 GB), it is super-fast and can handle any app or game.

mi 9t pro review

Battery:

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is equipped with a 4000mAh non-removable battery. With casual use, it can easily last throughout a day without even running short on power. But with more demanding use such as playing games and working on multiple apps simultaneously, it depletes fast. All in all, you will be happy with the power and in case you run out of juice, Quick Charge 4+ feature has got you covered.

Read Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Review from DigitalCameraWorld

Review overview

Design8
Display8.5
Performance8.5
Camera9
Battery Life8
Software8
Price7.5

The Pros

  • Up to snuff performance
  • Screen protection via Corning Gorilla Glass
  • High-quality camera sensors
  • Sleek and notch-less display

The Cons

  • It lacks wireless charging
  • It doesn’t come with a water
  • dustproof feature
  • User Interface isn’t ideal for everyone
  • Speaker quality isn’t good

Summary

8.2In its own game, Xiaomi with its gorgeously designed Mi 9T Pro which is even £100 less compared to OnePlus 7, beats OnePlus. Although Xiaomi does not have stereo speakers and it packs the clunkier user interface, it improves OnePlus with a triple camera, notch-free display, and a headphone jack. The Mi 9T Pro just jumps to the front of our recommended list if you're scouting for an affordable flagship and can compromise on wireless charging as well as waterproofing.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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