BySteve Lowry 2019-04-17 381
The Chinese manufacturer has been known for years for its phones with impressive value for money and the Xiaomi 9 does a scoop on this. The device has the specifications and functions of a flagship, but then for the price of a middle class.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 has a 6.39 inch OLED display with full HD resolution (2340 at 1080 pixels). The resolution is not as high as the Samsung Galaxy S10, but this will not be a problem for most people. Above the screen is a notch in the form of a drop of water.
The fingerprint scanner is in the processed screen. Here you place your finger on a designated spot on the display. You can also use the face detection, where only the front camera is used. The casing is made of glass that reflects light on the back. This makes the appliance feel high-quality and luxurious.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 has a triple camera on the back. The primary 48 megapixel sensor is made by Sony and is assisted by a wide-angle lens of 16 megapixels and 12 megapixel telephoto. The wide-angle lens with a tin field of 117 degrees allows you to make wide images, like a landscape.
The telephoto lens draws the image closer, so you can zoom twice without losing quality. All in all, the Xiaomi Mi 9 makes beautiful pictures full of colour, without noise and the triple module excels especially in low light situations. The 20 megapixel Selfiecamera makes beautiful self-portraits. In addition, you can get started with all kinds of built-in features, such as beauty mode.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is controlled by the Snapdragon 855, the same processor as the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. The powerful chip gets support of 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB storage. Make sure you are certain about storage capacity: You cannot place a micro SD card.
The 3300 mAh battery allows you to leave the charger at home during a day off. This is not the biggest battery in this price range, but considering the rest of the specifications we can hardly blame this Xiaomi.
When you need to recharge the powerhouse, it is also packed in no time thanks to the Charge Turbo function. In 64 minutes, the battery goes from completely empty to 100 percent. You can also charge the device wirelessly with 20 watts, which is higher than the Samsung Galaxy S9, which ' only ' reaches 10 watts. With 90 minutes, the phone is completely full when you choose wireless charging.
Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi 9 does not have a headphone jack. Also the housing is not waterproof, which nowadays also occurs at middenklassers more frequently. However, you can be reached optimally thanks to Dualsim.
Also, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a special Google assistant button on the left top. As soon as you press this you can ask a question directly to the smart help. Extra Handy is that you can also give the button a different function. The result is the Xiaomi Mi 9 (Android 9.0 pie) with Daaroverheen the MIUI-skin. This custom Android version is not for everyone, but does what it needs to do.
Price-conscious Dutchmen are allowed to do a joy dance with the advent of Xiaomi. The Mi 9 is one of the most complete smartphones of the moment, and costs only 449 euro. For that amount you get three good cameras, a fine design and very smooth hardware. In terms of hardware, Xiaomi is already towering over competitors like LG, Sony and HTC, and still for a sharper price as well.
Pain point for now is still the software. The bright colors of MIUI fall to get used to, the crazy permissions are a lot less. It is unacceptable that a manufacturer in 2019 still seeks such sweeping permissions. You can work well around the bundled apps, but that's really not a real solution. Fortunately, this problem is also pretty easy to fix with smart updates in the future. The hardware is already solid, especially for this price; Now the software still.
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