Xiaomi Mi 9 user experience: Is it worth buying?

Feb 24, 2019

Xiaomi officially released the latest Xiaomi 9 mobile phone today, so how about this Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone priced at 2999CNY (about $444)? Let’s find out.

Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi 9 adopts waterdrop screen design and Samsung AMOLED screen. Although the proportion of screen is only 90.7%, it has a very narrow notch only measuring 3.66mm. The back of the body is designed with a curved surface, which is consistent with Xiaomi 6 and Xiaomi 8.

Although the screen size of Xiaomi 9 is 6.39 inches, it is still very light in hand, because it is only 4.5mm thick, and the weight of the body is 173g. As what Lei Jun said, Xiaomi 9 moves the heart of hand with its wonderful hand feeling.

This time, the camera is one of the highlights of Xiaomi 9. The Xiaomi 9 is equipped with 16MP micro-range lens + ultra wide-angle 12MP lens + 48MP Sony long-focus portrait lens. The Xioami 9’s photography performance ranks the third on the DxOMark, and its video performance gets the highest DxOMark score. Besides, the Xiaomi 9 also supports the super night view mode and moon shooting mode. So the overall camera performance of Xiaomi 9 is quite good.

In the photo test, the most prominent feature of the actual image of Xiaomi 9 is the ultra-wide angle and the micro-distance. The ultra-wide angle is very suitable for taking large pictures, and it is also a good choice for people who like taking scenery pictures. Another highlight of Xiaomi 9 camera is the micro-distance. Everyone knows that micro-distance can help mobile phones to get better creative shooting works.

In terms of performance, Xiaomi 9 is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 processor, standard 6GB + 128GB storage combination, and new Game Turbo technology. For people who like playing games, the performance of Xiaomi 9 is really a good choice as it will offer you a very smooth playing experience.

However, it is a little regrettable that the Xiaomi 9 is still running the MIUI 10 system, and has not been upgraded to MIUI 11. So the main upgrade of Xiaomi 9 is basically at the hardware level.

As for the notch of the screen, I think this level is almost the first-class level of Android mobile phones at present. Personally, I think OPPO Find X, Huawei Mate 20 and the iPhone X are also in this range. So there is still a large room for the Xiaomi 9 to make a further improvement on the notch.

Finally, let’s talk about the battery performance of the Xiaomi 9. Xiaomi 9 is equipped with 3300 mAh batteries and built-in fast charging of 27W, which has changed the embarrassing situation of 18W charging, and it also released the world’s first 20W wireless fast charging, which reach a higher level than most smartphones on the market.

Fortunately, the price of Xiaomi 9 is only about $444. Although its price is really much higher than its predecessor, but compared with most current smartphones like Huawei, OPPO, Vivo and other manufacturer, the Xiaomi 9 still offers good value for money.And Lei Jun said that Xiaomi smartphones will focus on middle and high-end market and pursuing extreme using experience.

 

 

By Dan Stefan
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