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Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9

Informr score
The Xiaomi Mi 9 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
41+ MP, f/1.75
41+ MP, f/1.75
3300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


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

With convincing results across the board and no major flaws, the Mi 9 is the third-best device so far for still imaging, edged out only by Huawei juggernauts Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. In video mode it does even better, finding itself at the very top of our ranking, making it the top choice for mobile...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark

I think the Xiaomi Mi9 is a fantastic device with the only real and possible deal-breaking compromise being its low-light photography. I hope for the next generation Xiaomi doesn’t make this compromise again, even if the phone costs 10$/€ more. At 400€ the phone still offers incredible value, and I...

- Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech
Review Hub
Review Hub

While the Mi 9 drops some of the flagship features we’ve learnt to love such as waterproofing, stereo speakers and SD card support, it can be easily forgiven considering the low starting price. There are 4 main staples to look for when choosing a new smartphone: Display, Performance, Camera & Ba...

- James Gil, Review Hub
PC Magazine
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

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Common Questions

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

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

2.84 GHz

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


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

41+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 41+ MP, f/1.75 camera.

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

64/128 GB

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


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

Release Date February 24, 2019
Regions Available United Kingdom
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
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.99 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
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
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
41+ Megapixels, f/1.75
2x optical, 10x digital
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
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
20+ Megapixels
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 403 pixels
Size 6.39 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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
Power & Battery
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 (Cellular) Up to 736 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1412 minutes
Standby Time Up to 14.6 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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