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Xiaomi Mi 9T Review

Officially Arrived in Europe with Triple Cameras and 4000mAh Battery

The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi seriously upsets phablets’ fans worldwide – thanks to its recently released coolest and greatest Xiaomi Mi 9T in the UK which is also known Redmi K20 in China and the nearest regions. Xiaomi has designed this ground-breaking handset according to its audience need. It’s a fantastic all-around smartphone – equipped with state-of-the-art features i.e. impressive cameras and high processor at affordable rates.

The key highlights of Xiaomi Mi 9T are related to 6.39-inches AMOLED display, Android Pie 9.0 OS, Snapdragon 730 Chipset, gigantic 6GB of RAM, 48MP + 8MP + 13MP rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, and on-screen fingerprint scanner to get it unlocked in a jiffy. The rest of the things are mentioned in our Xiaomi Mi 9T Review in the UK including its official release date and pricing details. So, let’s keep going!

xiaomi mi 9t

Pricing and Availability:

The Xiaomi Mi 9T which is also known as Redmi K20 in China has officially arrived in Europe at the starting price of €330 which is approx. $375 in the United States and £295 when it comes to Xiaomi Mi 9T Price in the UK.

The official arriving date was June 17 but the Xiaomi Mi 9T release date in the UK has not yet been revealed. It’ll be available in two different storage tiers – 128GB and 64GB. And one will be able to buy it in a choice of three dazzling colours – Glacier Blue, Red Flame and Carbon Black.

Specifications:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
PRICEExpected Around 295£
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, June

(UK Availability isn't confirmed )
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)
TypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
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 SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 618
STORAGEInternal Memory64/128 GB
RAM6 GB RAM
Memory CardNo
CAMERARear ( Triple )48 MP + 8 MP +13 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video[email protected], [email protected]/120/240fps, [email protected]
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected]
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 A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioFM radio
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), 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

Xiaomi Mi 9T Design:

The handset comes with a slightly curved glass back which gives it an astonishing look and feels comfortable while holding in hands. A waterdrop-like notch is available on the top of the display and there is a little amount of chin on the bottom of the phone.

xiaomi mi 9t

The rear is covered with the Mi logo as well as vertically positioned three cameras alongside an LED flash. The left-hand side is covered by SIM Tray and on the right, it has power buttons alongside volume rockers. The bottom, however, is filled with a USB-C port. It weighs only 191 grams with 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm dimensions – making it a medium-sized smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Display:

The phone is sporting a 6.39-inches display with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ and the display is based on AMOLED technology.

Redmi-K20-K20-Pro

Hence, you get vibrant colours and awesome brightness range that take your enjoyment to the next level when watching movies or playing games. Unfortunately, the gorgeous display is broken by a waterdrop notch that houses a front-facing camera.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Camera:

Here is where Mi 9T shines very well as its rear camera is one of the biggest and strongest parts of the handset. On paper, it’s equipped with a 48MP wide-angle sensor that is partnered with 13MP Ultra-wide and 8MP telephoto sensor. Altogether, these sensors capture pretty awesome images with a lot of details and colours.

Xiaomi Mi 9t camera

According to the sources, the camera doesn’t perform exceptionally in low-light conditions with quality suffering a little when there is not enough natural light. The Night Camera Mode, however, fixes that issue and makes the images clear as much as possible. It has a pop-up selfie camera with a size of 20MP that appears when you are ready to take selfies with your loved ones.  Xiaomi just posted a Xiaomi Mi 9t video on the official twitter account.

What’s Inside it?

Digging down now inside the beast, it’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Chipset which is further paired with a whopping 6GB of RAM and Adreno 618 for smooth and lag-free multitasking all day long. It runs on Android Pie 9.0 operating system along with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 10 on top. And storage-wise, it comes in two different tiers to choose from – 64GB or 128GB. Be mindful that both variants are expandable no further as the handset lacks an external microSD card slot.

xiaomi mi 9t inside

The handset’s sensors include an on-screen fingerprint scanner, gyro, proximity, compass and accelerometer and a bunch of connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3G and 4G.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Battery:

Normally, Xiaomi doesn’t launch smartphones with a low amount of battery and interestingly, Xiaomi Mi 9T is no different thanks to its 4000mAh non-removable battery. Based on numerous tests, the battery doesn’t drop quickly when using lightly – scrolling through social media and watching movies. For an hour or two, the battery only drops 10-20%. However, the graphics-enriched games drain the battery faster than normal use. Most important of all, if you run out of battery and need it to be charged quickly, the Fast Battery Charging 18W feature has got you covered which restores the juice back to the phone from 0% to 100% in less than two hours. Amazing? What else do you need?

Read Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 review from GSMArena

Review overview

Design and Display9
Software8
Battery8
Performance8
Camera9
Onboard Storage7
Price7.5

The Pros

  • Massive and High-Quality AMOLED Display
  • Headphone Jack Retains
  • Protective Cover Available in the Box
  • Pop-up Selfie Camera
  • Triple Rear Cameras for Amazing Photographs

The Cons

  • Design is Quite Slippery
  • Doesn’t Support microSD Card
  • Lacks Wireless Charging
  • On-screen Fingerprint Scanner Doesn’t Respond Often

Summary

8.1The recently released Mi 9T is perfectly designed smartphone – ideal for mid-range users who are looking for the flagship-level device. It’s capable enough to deliver users quality performance and triple camera configuration on its back click dazzling images even in low-light condition. The Snapdragon 730 Chipset lets users enjoy multitasking and gaming for a longer period of time and 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on all day long without any issue. The major drawback is that you cannot take the storage to the next level – thanks to its non-availability of an external microSD card slot.

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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