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Jayden Tran Reviews – Official Xiaomi Mi 9: price from 446$, Snapdragon 855, Wireless Fast Charging 20W, 107 points DxOMark

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Xiaomi has just officially launched the Mi 9 in Beijing. Mi 9 owns most of the characteristics according to the previously posted information such as water drop screen, fingerprint sensor on the screen, Snapdragon chip 855, … Mi 9 version RAM 6GB / 128GB priced at 2999cny – about 10.4 million VND, 8GB / 128GB RAM version costs 3299cents – about 11.4 million VND. And the Battle Angel special version with transparent back + 12GB RAM / 256GB costs 3999cents – about 13.8 million VND. However, this is the price in Chinese domestic market, brother.



Temporarily calling for the design of Mi 9’s back is Holographic and Xiaomi has spent a lot of time in the premiere to talk about this back, how to create a back plate that perfectly reflects color and curvature.

The Sky Blue Mi 9 version will reflect different colors, such as rainbow colors depending on the lighting and viewing angle. In order to create this unique color, the back cover of Mi 9 has undergone special processing using micro lasers and 2 nano coatings.

The chin of the machine is only 3.6mm thin, 40% thinner than Mi 8. The rear camera is protected by scratch-resistant Sapphire glass. The fingerprint sensor of the device is placed on the screen and Xiaomi says it is the 5th generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, 25% faster.

The Mi 9 is 7.6mm thin and according to Xiaomi is much thinner than the iPhone XS Max and Huawei Mate 20 has the same screen size.

Close up of small details on Mi 9



It has AMOLED 6.39 “screen with FullHD + resolution, brightness up to 600nits. This screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 tempered glass and upgraded with many technologies to display accurate colors including Under bright sunlight or low light, eye protection is also upgraded.



Mi 9 is equipped with Snapdragon 855 chip from Qualcomm and reached over 387k points of Antutu. Mi 9 will have more Turbo Game technology to better support gamers such as identifying in-game situations to adjust phone settings accordingly, not to cause jerks / lag, toolbox as soon as playing games allows us to see the CPU / GPU / frame number operation and allows quick message reply, ..


Camera: AI Triple camera


Mi 9 owns the following 3 cameras in order from top to bottom including:

  • 12MP telephoto lens with a pixel size of 1.0µm + aperture f / 2.2, supports 2x optical zoom
  • 48MP camera uses Sony IMX586 sensor with a pixel size of 0.8µm + aperture f / 1.75 (In a bright enough environment, the camera will shoot with this 0.8 pixel right, but when it lacks light, it combines 4 small pixels near each one becomes a bigger “virtual” pixel to be able to produce the same image as when shooting with a sensor with a pixel size of 1.6µm At this time, the final image when taken in low light will be only 12MP but there is a size pixel ruler 1.6µm)
  • 16MP camera uses Sony IMX481 sensor with a pixel size of 1.0µm + aperture f / 2.2, supports ultra-wide angle shooting of 117 degrees and macro shooting at a distance of 4cm.
  • In addition, Mi 9’s camera has both laser and PDAF focus, featuring Slowmotion 960fps with AI tracking moving objects and 15 more vivid video effects.

According to Xiaomi announced, DXOMark score for Mi 9 is 107 points (higher than iPhone XS Max, Mi MIX 3, Galaxy Note9, ..), especially the video score ranked at 99 points (higher than Pixel 3, Mate 20 Pro, P20 Pro, XS Max)


Meanwhile, the front selfie camera has a 20MP resolution and still has AI face detection to beautify every detail on the face.



Battery and other …

Mi 9 equipped with 3300mAh battery, support wireless charging 20W to fully charge the battery within 1 hour and a half. Xiaomi also sells wireless charging dock 20W for 99cny price – about 340.000 VND and backup battery with 10000mAh wireless charger for 149cny price – about more than 500.000 VND, 20W wireless charging for cars 169cny price – nearly 600.000 VND.

The device will also integrate NFC, infrared, dual-band GPS, Mi Pay, bluetooth 5.0.


Battle 9 Mi special – Battle Angle

Special 9-edition Mi will be released on February 22. The device has 12GB RAM, the rear main camera has 7 layers of lens and aperture f / 1.47 and the remaining features are similar to Mi 9. The back design of transparent “fake” form, what we see just a cut aluminum plate simulating the real board.

A few photos from the camera Mi 9: (The image has been resized from the source, not keeping the quality so you only see the reference)