Xiaomi Mi 9 Series — what’s the difference?
The Xiaomi Mi 9 family has just gotten a new member in the form of the Mi 9T. We already have the flagship Xiaomi Mi 9 and the mid-range Mi 9 SE, so where does this Mi 9T slot in? It pretty much replaces the Mi 9 SE, actually.
Mi 9 vs Mi 9T vs Mi 9 SE Specs Comparison
|Mi 9||Mi 9T||Mi 9 SE|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855, 7nm||Snapdragon 730, 8nm||Snapdragon 712, 10nm|
|RAM||6GB LPDDR4x RAM||6GB LPDDR4x RAM||6GB LPDDR4x RAM|
|Storage||Up to 128GB UFS 2.1||Up to 128GB UFS 2.1||Up to 128GB UFS 2.1|
|Display||6.39″ FHD+ AMOLED, Dot Drop Notch||6.39″ FHD+ AMOLED, bezel-less||5.97″ FHD+ AMOLED, Dot Drop Notch|
|Rear camera||48MP f/1.75 + 12MP f/2.2 2x telephoto + 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle||48MP f/1.75 + 8MP f/2.4 2x telephoto + 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle||48MP f/1.75 + 8MP f/2.4 2x telephoto + 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle|
|Selfie camera||20MP f/2.0 selfie camera||20MP f/2.2, popup selfie camera||20MP f/2.0|
27W Charge Turbo
QC 4+ support
20W wireless charging
18W fast charging
18W fast charging
|Price||6GB + 64GB: RM1699
6GB + 128GB: RM1899
|6GB + 64GB: RM1199
6GB + 128GB: RM1399
|6GB + 64GB: RM1299
6GB + 128GB: RM1499
The Mi 9T has the largest battery in the whole Mi 9 family, while also being the first to feature a popup selfie camera to maximize its screen-to-body ratio. In addition to that, it is the only Xiaomi Mi 9 variant to have a 3.5mm headphone jack. What’s even better is that it is the most affordable Xiaomi Mi 9 in Malaysia.
Why you should get the Mi 9T
Here are some reasons why you should pick the Mi 9T over the other members of the Mi 9 family:
- Highest screen-to-body ratio
- Longest battery life
- Most affordable Mi 9 in the market
- Don’t really need selfies
If the above criteria satisfies you, the Xiaomi Mi 9T might be a better option for you than even the Mi 9. Of course, the Xiaomi Mi 9 offers a much beefier chipset, better auxiliary cameras and faster charging, but the Xiaomi Mi 9T should make up for the latter with that huge battery.
Meanwhile, the Mi 9 SE’s only selling point is its smaller dimensions. It has a smaller screen, much smaller battery and a weaker chipset. All while being more expensive than the Mi 9T. Not exactly a smart choice. But there’s more.
The Mi 9T 64GB can be gotten from Lazada on 25th June at a special price of just RM1099. That just makes it the best bang for buck in the Xiaomi Mi 9 lineup. And maybe even in the entire sub-RM1500 segment.