9.1/10
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The Xiaomi Mi 9 currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.39"
Camera
41+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

It's a stunning handset with a refined design aesthetic, killer performance, two-day battery life, and camera quality on par with phones that cost twice as much. It's an excellent value that requires very little compromise, and as such, it earns our Editors' Choice award for midrange Chinese phones.

- Steven Winkelman, PC Magazine
TechNave

The Xiaomi Mi 9 may not feel as high-end and premium compared to the ones mentioned above, but it is undeniably a good phone packed with great specs. Overall, it is a great contender that won’t break your bank.

- Abel Wong, TechNave
Android Authority

While it's lacking one or two premium features, the Xiaomi Mi 9 basically picks the best qualities of a 2019 flagship and sticks them into a well-made, affordable package.

- Adam Sinicki, Android Authority
Pocket-lint

Offering, powerful hardware and a good camera experience, the Mi 9 is let down by the software experience, but at this price, it's one of the most compelling phones of 2019.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Android Central

If you're looking to get the latest features without spending a lot of money, the Mi 9 is the phone to get. It is powered by the beastly new Snapdragon 855, and there's a 48MP camera at the back that takes fantastic photos. Couple that with 20W wireless charging, an in-display fingerprint sensor, an...

- Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central


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Xiaomi released the Mi 9 on February 24, 2019.


The Mi 9 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Xiaomi Mi 9 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Xiaomi backs up the Mi 9 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mi 9 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Xiaomi support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Xiaomi's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
6.39"

The Xiaomi Mi 9's screen size is 6.39 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
41+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 41+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. Xiaomi's performance ratings are 1412 minutes, 736 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mi 9 Specs

Overview
Release date February 24, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.99 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1017 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 736 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1412 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Piano Black, Transparent, Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.75 x 7.47 x 0.76 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 173 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 6.39 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protective coating, HDR10, DCI-P3, In-screen Fingerprint Sensor
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.75
Resolution
41+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Macro mode, RAW, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, f/2.2, telephoto), laser focus, Phase detection focus, Contrast detection focus, AI Beautify, Sapphire crystal lens cover, slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Brightness control, Face detection, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Aperture F2.0, HDR, AI Beautify, AI scene detection, AI studio lighting
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

Excellent value for the price

from PC Magazine

It's a stunning handset with a refined design aesthetic, killer performance, two-day battery life, and camera quality on par with phones that cost twice as much. It's an excellent value that requires very little compromise, and as such, it earns our Editors' Choice award for midrange Chinese phones.

Read full review

It's a stunning handset with a refined design aesthetic, killer performance, two-day battery life, and camera quality on par with phones that cost twice as much. It's an excellent value that requires very little compromise, and as such, it earns our Editors' Choice award for midrange Chinese phones.

Read full review

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TechNave

Another great value for money smartphone

from TechNave

The Xiaomi Mi 9 may not feel as high-end and premium compared to the ones mentioned above, but it is undeniably a good phone packed with great specs. Overall, it is a great contender that won’t break your bank.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi 9 may not feel as high-end and premium compared to the ones mentioned above, but it is undeniably a good phone packed with great specs. Overall, it is a great contender that won’t break your bank.

Read full review

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Android Authority

The latest flagship tech at a reasonable price

from Android Authority

While it's lacking one or two premium features, the Xiaomi Mi 9 basically picks the best qualities of a 2019 flagship and sticks them into a well-made, affordable package.

Read full review

While it's lacking one or two premium features, the Xiaomi Mi 9 basically picks the best qualities of a 2019 flagship and sticks them into a well-made, affordable package.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

You'd be silly not to buy one

from Pocket-lint

Offering, powerful hardware and a good camera experience, the Mi 9 is let down by the software experience, but at this price, it's one of the most compelling phones of 2019.

Read full review

Offering, powerful hardware and a good camera experience, the Mi 9 is let down by the software experience, but at this price, it's one of the most compelling phones of 2019.

Read full review

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Android Central

A gorgeous device that offers excellent value

from Android Central

If you're looking to get the latest features without spending a lot of money, the Mi 9 is the phone to get. It is powered by the beastly new Snapdragon 855, and there's a 48MP camera at the back that takes fantastic photos. Couple that with 20W wireless charging, an in-display fingerprint sensor,...More

If you're looking to get the latest features without spending a lot of money, the Mi 9 is the phone to get. It is powered by the beastly new Snapdragon 855, and there's a 48MP camera at the back that takes fantastic photos. Couple that with 20W wireless charging, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a sleek design with interesting color options, and you get one of the best affordable flagships of 2019.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

You get what you pay for

from Android Headlines

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is not as expensive as some other smartphones on the market, and you can see why. The camera looks good on paper, but does suffer in low light. The in-display fingerprint sensor is not that great, it also has a small battery capacity, just to name a few things. It's not the perfect smartphone, but that is to be expected.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is not as expensive as some other smartphones on the market, and you can see why. The camera looks good on paper, but does suffer in low light. The in-display fingerprint sensor is not that great, it also has a small battery capacity, just to name a few things. It's not the perfect smartphone, but that is to be expected.

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Android Headlines

The phone for everyone

from Android Headlines

The Mi 9 is one of those "phones for everyone". It's not bleeding edge like the company's Mi MIX lineup, but it also has a much smaller price tag. The Mi 9 brings a lot to the table for under $500 USD (converted). This includes three cameras on the backside, a robust ecosystem, and top-notch performance.

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The Mi 9 is one of those "phones for everyone". It's not bleeding edge like the company's Mi MIX lineup, but it also has a much smaller price tag. The Mi 9 brings a lot to the table for under $500 USD (converted). This includes three cameras on the backside, a robust ecosystem, and top-notch performance.

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Expert Reviews

Incredibly well-priced

from Expert Reviews

The Mi 9’s positives are numerous; its screen is above reproach (even for the most discerning of eyeballs), it outperforms practically every other smartphone currently on the market, and that 48-megapixel camera is a terrific photographer’s companion, too. Indeed, Xiaomi’s Mi 9 represents t...More

The Mi 9’s positives are numerous; its screen is above reproach (even for the most discerning of eyeballs), it outperforms practically every other smartphone currently on the market, and that 48-megapixel camera is a terrific photographer’s companion, too. Indeed, Xiaomi’s Mi 9 represents the very pinnacle of smartphone technology, and I’m simply astounded that it does things this well, while costing so little in return.

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Notebookcheck

Incredible value for money

from Notebookcheck

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the smartphone to buy if you are after a flagship experience but on a budget. It offers everything that its competitors do but without needing to spend a fortune.

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The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the smartphone to buy if you are after a flagship experience but on a budget. It offers everything that its competitors do but without needing to spend a fortune.

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TrustedReviews

Combines flagship features with a very tempting price tag

from TrustedReviews

The price, performance and camera offered up by the Mi 9 should have purveyors of more costly rivals such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung worried. The Xiaomi Mi 9 has the makings of one of the most worthwhile flagship smartphone purchases of the year.

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The price, performance and camera offered up by the Mi 9 should have purveyors of more costly rivals such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung worried. The Xiaomi Mi 9 has the makings of one of the most worthwhile flagship smartphone purchases of the year.

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