With the arrival of the new Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, which adds to the already consolidated Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T, the Asian company leaves the bar very high this 2019 with three balanced models, with current benefits at a very competitive price. The Mi 9T Pro inherits many of the benefits of its range brothers, Now with a more evolved design with respect to the Mi 9 standard, in which the reduction of frames is remarkable. This new model also equips a larger battery, and the 3,500 mAh of the Mi 9 is now passed at 4,000 mAh.
However, if we compare it with the Mi 9, the Mi 9T Pro has not grown at the processor or RAM level. Nor has he done much in the photographic section. In this sense, we can say that it is very close to its predecessor, so many will ask. Is it worth the jump? The purchase decision is quite complicated, so to help you out of doubt we will try to break down the main differences between both terminals point by point.
Comparison sheet Xiaomi Mi 9 vs Mi 9T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
|screen||6.39-inch Super AMOLED panel, 1,080 x 2,280 pixel FHD + resolution, maximum brightness of 600 nit, 60,000: 1 contrast, Gorilla Glass 6, Always on display optical integrated||AMOLED 6.39 ″ FullHD + 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (403 dpi), 19.5: 9|
|Main chamber||Main sensor Sony IMX586 48 MP with aperture f / 1.8|
Wide angle sensor with 16 MP and f / 2.2 aperture
12MP telephoto sensor and x2 optical zoom
AI system with scene detection
|48 MP, f / 1.75|
13 MP ultra wide angle, f / 2.4
8 MP, f / 2.4, 2x zoom telephoto
|Camera for selfies||24 megapixel main sensor hidden in the notch||20.1 MP, f / 2.2, retractable system|
|Internal memory||64/128/256 GB||64/128 GB|
|Extension||Not available||Not available|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (eight cores up to 2.84 GHz), Adreno 640 GPU, 6 and 8 GB of RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (eight cores up to 2.84 GHz), Adreno 640 GPU, 6 GB of RAM|
|Battery||3,500 mAh with fast charging 20W||4,000 mAh + fast charging 27 W|
|OS||Android 9 Foot under MIUI 10||Android 9 Foot under MIUI 10|
|Connections||4G LTE, GPS, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, aptX HD, NFC||Dual 4G, BT 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm jack|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||Crystal with notch||Crystal|
|Dimensions||155 x 75 x 7.6 mm, 173 grams||156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191 grams|
|Featured Functions||Fingerprint sensor under the screen, dark mode, holographic design|
|Integrated fingerprint reader on the screen, retractable front camera|
|Release date||Available||As of August 26|
|Price||450 euros||6 GB + 64 GB: 400 euros|
6 GB + 128 GB: 450 euros
Design and screen
One of the big differences between the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro is found in the design. The Mi 9T Pro has a front panel almost occupied by the panel, specifically 86.1%, what the great protagonist of the device does. Also, unlike his older brother, it doesn't include notch. For the front sensor, a retractable system that only comes to the surface at the time of taking a photo has been chosen.
If we turn them around, the two are made of glass with a feeling of being very well built, with materials that shine creating a multicolored mirror effect, which gives them a fairly premium appearance. However, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has its triple camera located in a different position with respect to the Mi 9T Pro. This is placed in the upper left corner, leaving the terminal freer, with a feeling perhaps cleaner and not so overwhelming. The triple camera of the Mi 9T Pro is located in the central part. In this sense, it presents the same design as the Mi 9T that we met last June. Another aspect that we want to highlight are the dimensions, the Mi 9T Pro is somewhat thicker and heavier than the Mi 9: 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm and 191 grams of weight vs 155 x 75 x 7.6 mm and 173 grams, respectively.
And if you miss the fingerprint reader because you don't see him physically, be calm. Both the Mi 9 and the Mi 9T Pro have one under the screen, So they are at the level of most current market models.
In regards to the screens, the two include a 6.39-inch FHD + resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels. Of course, while the Mi 9 is Super AMOLED, the Mi 9T Pro is AMOLED. Likewise, the two offer an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 with 403 pixels per inch and support of HDR10 content. In addition, they are reinforced by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 system, so they are quite resistant to bumps and drops.
Processor and memory
The Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro share a processor. This is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, an eight-core SoC up to 2.84 GHz, which gives them good performance and power, and also stands out for its minimal power consumption. This is accompanied by an Adreno 640 GPU. About RAM and storage, The Mi 9 model sold in Spain offers 6 GB of RAM + 64 or 128 GB of space. There is an 8 GB + 256 GB version, although it is exclusive to China. The Mi 9T Pro has launched a single version with 6 GB of RAM, with the possibility of choosing it with 64 or 128 GB for storage.
The triple camera, which has become so popular during this 2019, is one of the great additions of the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro. It is not one of the best in the market, but it behaves quite well when capturing images, either in low or high light. Specifically, the Mi 9 is composed of a first 48 megapixel sensor manufactured by Sony (IMX586) with opening f / 1.8. This is accompanied by a second 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture, as well as a third 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with two magnification optical zoom. Of course, there is no lack of Artificial Intelligence to improve captures and recognize scenes. For the selfies we have a single 24 megapixel sensor hidden in the front notch.
For its part, the Mi 9T Pro has inherited the camera of the Mi 9T. It consists of a first 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor (0.8 micrometer pixels) with f / 1.75 aperture and 79 degrees of field of view. The second wide-angle sensor is 13 megapixels (1.12 μm pixels) with f / 2.4 aperture and 124.8 degrees of field of view. By last, cohabit with both a third camera with 8 megapixel telephoto sensor (1.12 μm pixels), f / 2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The retractable front camera consists of a 20 megapixel sensor (1.6 μm pixels) with f / 2.2 aperture.
It should be noted that for the main camera and the front camera you can apply Super Pixel technology to join four pixels in one and thus achieve 12 megapixel images, except for the option of 48 megapixels. It has a focus for phase detection and contrast, and also includes functions related to Artificial Intelligence.
Battery and connections
The battery is another thing that Xiaomi has improved on the Mi 9T Pro. The device equips a 4,000 mAh with 27 W fast charge, that will give us for several days of autonomy performing basic tasks. For example, visit a page, take the occasional photo, write WhatsApp or consult social networks. With intensive use the life time will be shortened a lot, although it should last a full day without problems.
With regard to the Mi 9 battery, it is 3,500 mAh with a 20W fast charge. Given that the benefits are very similar, yes we can find differences in duration when comparing one with another. In any case, the fast loading and the different optimization options of Android 9 and MIUI 10 should be more than enough so that this issue does not mean a headache.
And what about the connections? The two arrive plagued by a wide range of options, including NFC for mobile payments, 4G LTE, GPS, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 or USB Type C. They also integrate an audio minijack, so wired headset users will not need to turn to Bluetooth headphones or use adapters.
Prices and availability
If you have read the article from top to bottom, but you still do not know which one may be better for you, it may help a little to know the prices. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is available to buy through the company's website and official physical store at a price of 450 euros, both for the 64 GB version and the 128 GB version. For its part, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro with 6 GB and 64 GB of storage can already be pre-purchased on mi.com, Mi Stores and Amazon. Its price is 400 euros and it will be officially available from August 26.
The Mi 9T Pro with 6 GB and 128 GB of space will be priced at 450 euros and will be available on mi.com, Mi Stores, Amazon, El Corte Inglés, FNAC, Phone House and MediaMarkt from next September 2. As you can see the prices are very similar, so it may bring you the purchase of the Mi 9T Pro, either by design, with a more protagonist screen without notch. However, if you are a sybarite of the battery and have verified that the camera of the Mi 9 is something better, do not think about it and get this model.