Xiaomi Mi. 9 SEalthough there were some obvious rejections compared to the older brother I 9, proven to have a voice in the entry level segment.
Xiaomi Mi. 9 SE: unboxing
The sales package is made of cardboard, which is very soft to the touch and predominantly white in color.
Inside we find:
- charger with 5V – 3A, 9V – 2A or 12V – 1.5A outputs;
- USB cable – USB type C;
- Jack 3.5mm – USB Type-C adapter;
- user manual and warranty;
- pin to remove the door where you can enter nanoSIM;
- Silicone sheath.
Xiaomi Mi. 9 SE: device
Let's see the technical specifications of this mobile:
- DIMENSIONS 1475 x 70.5 x 7.45 mm
- WEIGHT 155 g
- SCREEN AMOLED 5.97 inches, 1,080 x 2340 pixels, density 432 ppi
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core
- The GPU Adreno 616
- RAM RAM 6 GB LPDDR4X
- ROM 64GB / 128GB (under test), cannot be expanded
- Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC
- CAMERA 48MP + 13MP + 8MP (rear) / 20MP (front)
- BATTERY 3070 mAh
- Plus accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, under-screen fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, brightness sensor, A-GPS Glonass
In tests carried out with AnTuTu reference point the terminal reached 178,789 points.
From an aesthetic point of view, a smartphone is fun and the material used makes perceptions more than positive. The smoothness of the line is emphasized by the rounded corners. The impact of the framework is not pleasant (but, as mentioned, there must be some compromise). Overall, the unit is certainly commendable in this regard.
Consumers can choose between 2 colors: blue (on trial) e black.
Small dimensions mean Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is comfortable to hold. However, the rear area is quite slippery: the cover available in a package comes to our rescue but it changes the aesthetics in a decisive way.
Material and construction 8
The appearance within the side frame is not the most appreciated recently. The lower frame is slightly wider than the upper one, in the correspondence we find the "drop notch" that contains the front camera; In it, we identify the ear capsule. Notification LEDs are available but we have "The screen is always active ". Show all sensors listed in the technical specifications. There are no physical clickable buttons that respond to appeals.
Glass construction that, unlike the screen, retains several traces. Continuing from above, we immediately identified three camera sensors, with vertical configurations, quite prominent than the body: as a result, the device wobbled when placed on the table. Beneath them is a double LED flash. The company logo appears below.
Rocker to adjust the volume, along with the on / off / lock button.
Compartments to enter nanoSIM.
USB Type-C port, microphone, and speaker system are hidden from each grille (no headphone jack with 3.5mm audio jack).
The second microphone for noise rejection, infrared port.
We remind you that smartphone profiles are made of metal.
that AMOLED display, with a diagonal of 5.97 inches and resolution 1,080 x 2,340 pixels That is one of the reasons for pride of this device. Density 432 ppi able to do every detail justice. To also underline the excellent oleophobic treatment.
The touch is always very sensitive and precise. By setting the brightness to maximum, readability in direct sunlight is guaranteed. The colors have the correct saturation level: but it is possible to change their intensity and temperature from the configuration. Option also available "Environmental display"(Which goes well with AMOLED technology)"Reading mode"Dan"Dark mode"Button.
Along with this, there is a perfect and effective black contrast, with a viewing angle at the top, which allows you to promote panels with great success.
The software 7
On the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE dashboard we find the operating system Android 9.0 Cake, with security patches from April 1, 2019, adjusted by MIUI 10.2.9.0 (global). Graphically, the producer's style is instantly recognizable (liking the same depends on each taste). The user will be able to move calmly and without experiencing slowness: we are not in the presence of a "latch", but rather a terminal that never stops when leaving.
LTE networks, while not very fast, do their job. The same applies to Wi-Fi which has, however, made it very difficult for me to try connecting to certain public networks (in certain cases my personal password has never been recognized and this is certainly a problem).
The device activation modes, in addition to the opening sequence and the classic password, include the use of optical screen readers and facial recognition. For fingerprints, it is possible to highlight the effectiveness that can be estimated 7/10 (in general, after the first attempt is lost, the second always ends well); Using the front camera did not report certain problems except in low light conditions.
Attractive options "Second room"Thanks to the separate and protected areas, it can be organized to store more sensitive media and data. It also welcomes the"Cloned application"Especially useful for exploiting many accounts on different (and not only) social networks.
Photos and videos
Triple rear room 7.5 / / 7
The front quarter 6.5 / / 6
The modules in this unit do not like the middle ground: they are fascinating or very disappointing.
Rear quarter three, with sensors 48MP (f / 1.8) + 13MP (wide angle, 117 °) + 8MP (2x telephoto, f / 2.4), returning a satisfactory shot especially during the day or in any condition in the presence of a good environmental shine.
Color looks natural or slightly dull, depending on conditions. The level of detail is greatly reduced in night photos (which often move and are not well focused), also leaving room for clear digital sound. Night mode, in my opinion, changes the color balance too much. The dual LED flash, while not very strong, does its job. Very good HDR system, good macros. Effect "bokeh"It does not protrude specifically and the edges of the foreground subject are sometimes not well defined. It is worth noting the wide-angle shots, which do not create excessive artifacts along the edges.
The lobby of 20MP pretty complete victory
GRANDANGOLO – STANDARD – TELEOBIIVO
WITHOUT FLASH – WITH FLASH
As for the film, taken with the highest resolution. 4K at 30 fpsI found pretty serious flaws – they're not liquid at all, with regular frame drop (actually drops to 15fps).
NOTE Unlike what was incorrectly said in the video, with 4K we have no stabilization.
The situation definitely improves when choosing FullHD, a resolution that highlights greater fluidity (although not without loss of frame) and, above all, a good stabilization system. Audio streaming is achieved silently.
The front camera allows you to record videos only on Full HD at 30 fps.
Video playback 7.5
Three test files copied into memory have the same resolution as FullHD, 2K, and 4K, all in mp4 and h264 codec formats. Xiaomi Mi. 9 SE can play all movies, albeit with uncertainty in terms of 2K and 4K.
Playing music 7
The speaker system, located along the low profile, plays songs with high volume and low tones. Given its location, the sound is never muffled. Rememberwithout FM radio.
When wearing wired headphones and earphones, you will be forced to question an adapter (considering the lack of input for the 3.5mm jack): the returned audio is still very good.
Everything is going well when it comes to the phone industry. The reception is generally stable and the quality that the ear capsule feels is a good level, even at maximum volume (the same speech for the speaker). Our interlocutors will be able to understand us without problems.
Real Racing 3 It takes 25 seconds to load early. However, the game runs smoothly, without any slowdown.
Form of 3070 mAhunfortunately I confirm my fear. With some changes it is possible to reach the end of the day, but this "risk" that does not always occur lurks. It often occurs to me to use more charger cradle to ensure the device doesn't leave me early. The battery certainly can't beat the power demands of the display and processor.
Value for money 7
With a purchase fee of € 349.90 (6GB + 64GB) and € 399.90 (6GB + 128GB), Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a cell phone that seems a little "too expensive" based on other products available in the same market range. However, it is still a valid unit.
Xiaomi Mi. 9 SE: in brief
Recommended for …
Anyone looking for a smartphone that is well built with an excellent AMOLED display.
Not recommended for …
Who uses their terminals for long days of work and for lovers of 4K videos that, as said, do not meet this standard.