Xiaomi adds Vlog mode to the Mi 9’s camera!
One of the reasons why I really loved the POCOPHONE F1 was how Xiaomi kept updating the device with new features. It seems that the Mi 9 will also enjoy such a treatment, with the latest Vlog mode which debuted on the Mi Note 10 also available on the Mi 9!
The update in question is MIUI 11.0.4 Global Stable update, which brings with it the December 1st 2019 security patch.
You get the same presets as you would on the Mi Note 10, but one of the things I noted when doing a quick test was just how fast the Mi 9 saves the vlog. While the Mi Note 10 takes around 10~15 seconds to save the video file, the Mi 9 does it almost instantly. That just proves my theory that the Mi Note 10 is held back by its Snapdragon 730G.
While Xiaomi added Vlog mode to the Mi 9, it seems like ShootSteady will still be exclusive to the Mi Note 10, despite the two devices sharing what appears to be the same 20MP ultra-wide camera module.
The update’s changelog doesn’t mention anything else aside from updating the security patch to December 2019’s, so the addition of the Vlog mode was a nice surprise.
Pokdepinion: While I have used many smartphones in the past year, few have actually tempted me to change from the Mi 9. Hopefully the Mi 10 does it for me.