The best mid-range phone of all time
very fast cpu
fast finger print
Almost 2 years on, and I'm still using my Mi 9T. Custom ROM (of course) using Picsel Inexperience 11, and it's as close to a perfect user experience as I have ever been with a phone in my 12 years of using Android phones. The problem Xaiomi have now is that I normally upgrade my phone almost every year and now I have no desire to change. I will keep using this phone for as long as I am able to get a ROM with the latest Android release.
I just bought a demo unit Mi 9T with slight burn-in for USD 70. It is a 6+64 variant, is in immaculate shape and come complete with original box and accessories. The burn-in is only at the corner and is barely noticeable under normal use.
The phone booted up with MIUI 10 and I got it updated to MIUI 12 already. Battery is in good condition, still having 95% capacity according to Accubattery and I can get 8 hours SOT with full time mobile data. For 70 bucks, it is definitely worth every buck and better than 2021's budget phones IMO.
The things I liked about the Mi 9T are the solid build quality, good battery life, loud speaker and good audio quality through its 3.5mm jack. MIUI is not exactly as bad as some people said and it has plenty of nice features like adjusting sound quality depending on what earphones I am using (Mi In-Ear Pro).
As to the SAR in the comment above you can use an emf protection case. But don't go for a cheap one as a lot of them don't work. sources https://emfportal.com/how-do-cell-phone-radiation-protection-products-work/
As for the phone, I and my Daughter have one. The battery was the main selling point for me.
I don't understand why, but I have to play around with my charger (disconnecting and connecting my usb cable, and also the plug) to get fast charging... it's getting annoying as the chance of me getting fast charging is becoming slimmer each time I play with it and yes, I have tried various different cables, it works at first, and after a couple of charges, it reverts back to charging slowly.
Joerod, 08 Apr 2021I've had mine since Feb 2020, still looks and performs like new, no lags, very happy with... moreSame, I've had mine since Mar 2020 and am satisfied still. just hoping for android 11
I've had mine since Feb 2020, still looks and performs like new, no lags, very happy with it. I have the black carbon model.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2021i'd say to go for the poco x3 nfc, as it's newer, more efficient, and has a headphon... moreWell duh, of course a phone that was released a year and a half after this one. is newer than this. Headphone jack isn't something the Poco has over this either, since the 9T has one.
I've had my 9T since early last year, still going strong. Obviously were money not an object I'd have replaced it with a 2021 flagship by now, but I don't think any part of the 9T is lacking enough (other than the stock ROM) to justify a replacement yet.
arsalankk, 28 Feb 2021Can a android phones nerd help me with this? used Mi 9t with amoled and sd 730 (8nm) used Mi... morei'd say to go for the poco x3 nfc, as it's newer, more efficient, and has a headphone jack, a microSD card slot, and a 120 hz display. the mi 9t is pretty good, but it comes with a few compromises (no microsd slot, 60hz amoled display, battery degrades really fast) and the mi 8 is quite old and doesn't have a headphone jack.
Owner of the Mi 9T since July 2019. Planning to upgrade as soon as it gets 2 years old. Never failed on me, great performance, great camera, amazing screen. It was perfect for the price, at the time. Now the battery naturally is not as good as it was when I purchased the phone, and I had to deep clean the USB-C as it begun having problems when charging. Not sure why everybody complaint about the motorized selfie camera. I love it, to me its perfectly fine. As I used it maybe 10 times in 2 years, why would I like to have a hole in my screen? no way.
My phone stop working after 1.5 years. Screen when black and doesn't turn on. Doesn't seen to be a fixed online.
Seems for some reason, this phone quickly went unpopular when compared to beginning of its sales
svdcons, 02 Mar 2021I've been using this phone for over a year now, and it's time for a long-term review... moreMy phone doesn't have the negative points you cite. Have it for 1 year and still love it.
Mi 9t is a real beast. Nothing to complain in this price. Bit downside is camera and speaker quality but its fine.
I've been using this phone for over a year now, and it's time for a long-term review.
- No stupid notch/punch hole, pop-up barely used and still works flawlessly. Making my display viewing experience feels very pleasant.
- Good design, good build quality, feels solid in my hand.
- The midrange Snapdragon 730, for basic tasks non gaming, still holds up pretty well till now.
- Good battery life. Not so great, but not disappointing. Although it starts wearing out as my constant usage fo literallyr over a year.
- Nice triple combo camera setup. The quality is quite decent for its price tag.
- Even though it has an AMOLED screen and mine still looks like brand new, it suffered from black smearing effects, so intense it really bothers me. Maybe it's just my unit, though. A third party app is a must to reduce its effect, and yet that app isn't actually so reliable since it is conflicting with android security policy, causing some content on the display cannot be touched. Especially MIUI's floating window. That thing was literally broken with the app running on the background.
- MIUI, oh God, this OS getting worse and worse after each update. I had to flash custom ROM, only then I am happy.
Overall it's a pretty balance phone. As long as 2 major issues I had with this phone could be fixed via software, it's a pretty good performer actually and still able to compete with today's midranges. The only massive upgrade from this phone with similar experience but obviously better, as far as as the time of writing, was only Poco F2 Pro. Can't wait to get that to my hands on.