Today, the Xiaomi Mi 9T smartphone, the international version of the acclaimed Redmi K20, was officially presented in Russia. Given the price for the local market and the characteristics of the device, this is a potential hit. The w3bsit3-dns.com team has already met the new product and is ready to share first impressions.
Design and ergonomics
Xiaomi Mi 9T is 1 mm thicker and 20 grams heavier than Mi9. The difference seems to be insignificant. But you need to get used to the weight of the smartphone. The thickness is also perceptible, although the inconvenience was avoided due to the rounded edges of the rear glass cover. The main camera unit protrudes from the case minimally, and the complete case hides it completely ( remember Mi9 SE ). By the way, the cover is not silicone this time, but from a rather dense dark gray plastic.
We received a blue sample with a gradient transition to black. The appearance is complemented by a red power button and a colored border around the top lens of the main camera, which has become a recognizable feature of the brand.
The smartphone has no cutouts – the front camera is hidden inside the case. We have already seen similar things from other manufacturers, but this design solution is still of interest. Moreover, the Mi 9T retractable unit is equipped with decorative lighting – something new already. In our version, it was blue, the color of the case. The camera rises and falls accompanied by one of six beeps to choose from. But if you want, "fanfare" can be turned off.
The gadget was equipped with an on-screen fingerprint scanner. It works in the same way as in other Xiaomi smartphones – for sure, but not super-fast. To unlock it is not enough just to tap on the highlighted area – you need to hold your finger on the display.
Disappointed with the lack of stereo speakers. But there is a 3.5-mm audio jack, and we really liked the sound of the melodies in the headphones. At the bottom near the USB Type-C port is a slot for two SIM-cards.
Xiaomi Mi 9T received a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution. The diagonal is impressive, but thanks to the thin frames you don’t notice it – it’s easy to use the device with one hand.
The lower frame slightly breaks the symmetry, because it is slightly thicker than the other three. According to the characteristics of the screen is identical to that in the flagship Mi9 . But it is covered with Gorilla Glass 5 glass instead of more durable Gorilla Glass 6. At a maximum brightness of 600 nits, the picture remains clear even in the sun. In the settings – several color profiles with manual adjustment, Always-On Display and a dark theme. We liked the screen, but I would like to see the DC Dimming function, which they promise to add only in future updates.
In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Mi 9T triple camera is similar to the Mi9 SE equipment: the main 48 megapixel module with f / 1.75 aperture, a 13-megapixel wide-angle view with 124.8 degrees and an 8 megapixel telephoto with double optical zoom. It is too early to judge the quality of the shooting, as the smartphone is barely out, and Xiaomi often improves photo opportunities with updates. But we still clicked a few shots:
Daytime shots are of good quality, albeit with flaws: artificial intelligence accurately determines the scene, but sometimes glut colors. Note the lack of optical image stabilization, because of which there is a chance to get a blurry frame in poor light, and the video shake is noticeable in the video.
Filling and Performance
The Xiaomi Mi 9T is equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor , made on the 8-nm process technology. The smartphone is offered with only 6 GB of RAM. Following several runs in AnTuTu, the device scored an average of 212,000 points.
The novelty works under control of MIUI 10.3.7 based on Android 9 Pie. In the firmware a large number of settings, making the device easy to adapt for themselves. For example, you can use three classic navigation keys or replace them with convenient gesture control.
By the release of a full review, we plan to test the performance of the new processor. At the same time, we will find out how long the 4000 mAh battery lasts. And, of course, wait for a detailed test of the capabilities of the camera in different conditions.