Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 Review

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Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 review

Think a bit too long about getting a Xiaomi phone and chances are a new one will pop up, making your decision even tougher. After the Xiaomi Mi 9 made the headlines as one of the first devices to have the Snapdragon 855 chipset earlier this year, now They have released a more balanced model from the same family for grabs – the Xiaomi Mi 9T – and it has gotten rid of that eyesore of a notch.

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 review

The Xiaomi Mi 9T is a more balanced version of the Prior 9 Handset and it not only brings a better AMOLED screen and a larger battery Offcourse, but it also costs less in the process. Instead of the most powerful chipset right now – the Snapdragon 855 – Xiaomi has opted for the most powerful mid-range SoC. the new Snapdragon 730, which do quite well matched with that 1080p screen.

Xiaomi has launched a toned-down version of the Mi 9 side by side with the flagship back in March – the Mi 9 SE. The Mi 9T isn’t a reworked SE though, instead, it’s more like an improved Mi 9 with a twist.

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 review

So, the highlights of the Mi 9T are the new AMOLED screen, which is now free of any cutouts thanks to the motorized pop-up selfie camera. It is also the first phone to Have the new Snapdragon 730 chip, which is the best one mid-range market can offer. And there is a triple-cam on the back with a familiar combo – wide/ultra-wide/tele.

Xiaomi Mi 9T specs

  • Body: aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front, glass back;
  • Display: 6.39″ AMOLED, notch-free, 2,340×1,080px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi; HDR 10 and DCI-P3 compliant.
  • Triple rear camera: Wide – 48MP f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF; Telephoto – 8MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size, 2x zoom; Ultra-wide – 13MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size; 2160p@30fps.
  • Front camera: Motorized pop-up 20MP, 0.8µm pixel size, f/2.2; 1080p/30fps video recording; drop detection.
  • OS: Android 9 Pie; MIUI 10.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730: octa-core CPU (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 470 Silver), Adreno 618 GPU.
  • Memory: 6GB of RAM; 64/128GB storage.
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Po (sealed); 18W fast charging.
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE-A, 4-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.15/13 (800Mbps/150Mbps); USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Misc: Under-display fingerprint reader; single down-firing speaker; 3.5mm jack

The Mi 9T also features some eye-catchy and pretty unique paintjobs on all of its color options and those could turn out to be another feature to bump up users interest.

The Mi 9T is priced just between the Mi 9 SE and Mi 9, so nobody should realistically expect major upgrades like water resistance or a higher-res screen. But if for you the better OLED screen, the bigger battery, and the beautiful design aren’t enough, Maybe the presence of an audio jack and FM radio could be the deal sealers you are looking for.

Note: Xiaomi will be selling the Mi 9T as Redmi K20 in some markets, but it is the essentially the same phone, so if you are interested in the K20, you may want to stick around as well.

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