This is the first time Xiaomi stepped backwards in its camera department. After all these years of improving your flagship's camera to compete with big guns (Apple, Samsung), this time you stepped back. Im talking about the removal of the OIS in the main cam. Seriously? What is Xiaomi thinking? Now your camera will fall into the midrange category and not flagship level. Flagship specs with a midrange camera. I dont understand Xiaomi this time. Your camera will be as good as the coming Redmi Note 7 Pro which will be using the same sensor w/o OIS. Image quality at night time took a hit and now you cannot even compete with top brands. Heck, Xiaomi cant even win over Oneplus' camera. Very disappointing move. I understand that you tried to keep the costs down.. that's why you slapped it with just a 3300mah battery, a single mediocre front facing camera, no IP rating, and only 64gb in starting storage. But the removal of the OIS is really a joke. Anyway, it's still a good device, but not the best for its price. Love from India.
Is it possible that MI 9 have chance to arrive India this time since 2019?
Mi 9 has insane attractive price with Insane features like 48mp Camera,Quick charge,Wireless charging,Amoled display,Gorilla glass 6,in-display fingerprint scanner. Despite missing of 3.5mm headfone jack.
So the speaker is not as good as they have said, it should have been the loudest in smartphones with a good amount of bass. Also for a flagship the pictures taken in dim environments is not even on par with the Mi8 or even maybe the Redmi Note 7...disappointing on this point!
Zuzu, 20 Feb 2019For twice the cost?! Better get mi 9, charger kit and the wireless battery + a weekend break i... moreIn my country, mate 20 costs only around 500USD brand-new 100%, it's even cheaper if you can find like new 99% mate 20 with the price of 450USD. Therefore, mate 20 is the best choice for me.
njsilva84, 20 Feb 2019First of all, I am a Xiaomi phone user, so no hate here.
I am deeply saddened that Xiaomi did... more1，Huawei Mate20 Pro is a 899 pounds flag ship WITHOUT OIS on IMX600 sensor
2，Huawei's durability rating is not high, due to the poor performance/power ratio of kirin chips
3，Xiaomi's flagship costs 2999 CNY , which is roughly 350 pounds
If you are a xiaomi user, which usually means you dont have enough budget, what else are you expecting for?
AnonD-783442, 20 Feb 2019unless it will come with 4000 mah battery capacity, I am not buying it. Really? then buy a power bank no thanks
Small battery inside big sail flagships.....pffff
Is there anyone nowadays who buys phones with less than 4000mah battery? comeon
Bye bye Samsung. .welcome xiaomi
alemano, 20 Feb 2019I don't get these ratings. No phone can last 80, 90 or 100 hours We want real values like scre... moreThere is not one but two screen-on tests in our battery test - video playback and web browsing. So, yes, we understand our battery test. And if you want a more meaningful translation to the numbers - https://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3 - just tune the sliders to apply for your daily usage and see what happens.
CodeR, 20 Feb 201933000 mAh is awesome :-]Really? I think it is more than a gimmick.
unless it will come with 4000 mah battery capacity, I am not buying it.
Kaloyan, 20 Feb 2019It has digital video stabilization. There is no OPTICAL image and video stabilization. C'mon...It has Closed Loop vcm OIS! More advanced like IphoneX(S) and others....
It's a simple. If one phone have endurance rating (91h), another (61h), the first one have better battery :-}
Anyway, all above 75h here in endurance rating is good enough battery for entire day (with 6h+ SoT and with data and wifi on). Those phones (here) with endurance rating above 100h are one of the best for battery life. note 7 is one example, even with 170$ price. M20 (from Samsung) will be another.
Professional, 20 Feb 2019Haters gonna hate!If you never used it,you can't believe it is that good!i am not hater .II am writing about the disadvantages of this phone and all their phones, these are serious disadvantages for flagship phone
First of all, I am a Xiaomi phone user, so no hate here.
I am deeply saddened that Xiaomi did miss the target with this phone.
No OIS, no IP rating, small battery (Look at Huawei) and terrible night mode (it can be improved with updates, but the lack of OIS will never let the camera shutter go slower than 1/20th). No flagship phone should come without OIS, that's a joke. Why do we need a 48mp sensor if the shutter speed has to be high to avoid blurry the photos? Look at the night mode samples, the ISO goes over 7000 which is insane. With OIS the shutter speed could go down to 1/10th (instead of the 1/30th of the sample) and the ISO could be as low as 2500.
steven segal, 20 Feb 2019xiaomi mi 9 - no 3.5 mm audio jack , no micro sd slot , no ip68, no stereo speaker , no fm rad... moreHaters gonna hate!If you never used it,you can't believe it is that good!
Essen, 20 Feb 2019Great battery life. Now, would it have hurt If they had increased instead of reducing capacit... moreI don't get these ratings. No phone can last 80, 90 or 100 hours We want real values like screen on time, not some imaginary hundred hours. GSM Arena, do you understand your own confusing battery rating?
Vasra, 20 Feb 2019No 3.5mm jack, 33000 mAh battery is small for a modern flagship (Ask Samsung, Ask Huawei), no ... morexiaomi mi 9 - no 3.5 mm audio jack , no micro sd slot , no ip68, no stereo speaker , no fm radio , poor battery. poor quality.xiaomi miui is envisaged for massive data collection by the Chinese state . waste money for this chinese trash
i wait lg g8 - best multimedia phone on Market .