Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: is it worth your purchase?
Considering that there are four models in the Mi 9 family that Xiaomi has for sale, it is still difficult for you to decide one or the other for its small current price margin. In the event of not being able to analyze this new model, we have a review of the rest of the family that you can consult to see which one meets your expectations.
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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite : Configuration, price and where you can buy it
Price and availability
The new member of the Xiaomi Mi family has just been announced at the recommended retail price of $ 351 in terms of the most basic configuration. If you live in Spain, you will be able to buy a model with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage from September 20 at mi.com and Mi stores.
Xiaomi has confirmed that the models will be available in pearl white, aurora blue and black onyx finishes. Next to the configuration mentioned earlier, you will be able to find variants with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage at a price of € 349.
This variant of more storage capacity will be available in mi.com and Mi stores in the month of October, as well as the general sales channels of the Movstar and Yoigo operators.
It should be remembered that the Mi 9 Lite has a microSD card slot with which you can expand the storage capacity of the terminal using compatible cards up to 256 GB, as per Xiaomi specifications.
Design and finishes
The new Mi 9 Lite weighs just 179 grams, which is 4030 mAh despite being carried inside a larger capacity battery. The device has a standard Micro USB connector and supports fast charging of 18 W (included in the charger box).
These figures provide us with an estimated and load time of 43% of its capacity in just 30 minutes from the power grid. The high capacity of its battery in conjunction with energy saving functions can result in the use of about two days of MI9 Lite in light mode.
It has the same manufacturing processes as the Mi 9 series, so if you already have one on your hands, you’ll appreciate that the materials used in its finishing are similar to the grip feature.
It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the rear which ensures greater resistance to potential falls. It is not exempt that fingerprints are specifically marked in black onyx models.
The Mi 9 Lite is equipped with an on-screen fingerprint sensor faster than its predecessors based on the brand. The device’s vertical logo has a multi-colored LED light at the back as a notification, for example, accepting the light effect while playing music
This highlights the fact of retaining the mini-jack connector so that headphones can continue to be used through the cable and not rely exclusively on wireless or require a specific adapter.
Features and specifications
The configuration of the Mi 9 Lite is the Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor model with 2.2 GHz clock speed and Adreno 616 graphics processor. It is equipped with Qualcomm AIE technology.
Regarding the screen, the size is similar to the 6.39-inch Mi 9 in AMOLED mode, but with lower resolution, as it is the FHD + type whose resolution is 2340 x 1080. The pixel density is 403 dpi and a brightness of 600 nits.
The cameras are one of the features of this new model, with Xiaomi wanting to guarantee high quality in both photos with the main camera set, and those you make in selfie mode.
To do this, it has a triple lens configuration with a main lens of 48 Mp and a focal f / 1.79. The wide-angle lens is 8 Mp, while the telephoto lens is 2 Mp. On the front screen and as a drop of water, the Mi 9 Lite has 32 Mp and f / 2.0 lens.
For a better photographic experience, the smartphone offers the new AI Skysiding function, which detects the sky blue in the photo and can turn a cloudy day into a sunny day or an impressive sunset.
Highlight at this point which involves the act of activating the shutter with the palm of the hand; Also, the option of merging three selfies into one to create a panoramic selfie has been given, so that no one is left with the group photo.
Xiaomi adds a new member to its Mi 9 family with the capability that would be expected from a terminal and the photographic possibilities desired by many for this price range. It should be noted that it also includes NFC technology to deal with mobile payments.
In the absence of which we can test the capabilities of this new terminal, the brand continues to add more terminals to its portfolio, and in particular, to this range of price and performance that are producing such good results .
We already have Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro and now Mi 9 Lite. Xiaomi retains the benefits of the premium model, but slightly reduces the quality and resolution supported by its screen. To make your homework easier, check out our reviews of the Mi 9 family.
For the rest, on the specification sheet that you can find below, it is a great bet for those who cannot afford to buy the Mi 9 whose price has been reduced from 449 to a round figure of only € 399. Check here our review of the Mi 9 .
Mi True Wireless Earbuds headphones
With the arrival of the Mi 9 Lite in Spain, Xiaomi today introduced the Mi True Wireless Earbuds wireless headphones. They are compatible with the Bluetooth 5.0 version, and have a mini-charging case for a total of 12 hours of music playback.
They provide intuitive touch controls to play and pause music; Answer and end call; Or even activate the voice assistant with a simple touch on the headset. You can find them for sale from September 18 at a recommended price of € 39.99.
- 6.39 inch AMOLED FHD + screen (2340 X 1080)
- Octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor
- Adreno 640 graphics
- 6 GB RAM and 64 and 128 GB storage
- 91.9% screen ratio
- 3D glass body
- Game Turbo 2.0 (with ultra sensitive touch modes, and night vision)
- 4,000 mAh battery
- USB Type-C connector
- Rear camera: 48 + 8 + 13 (Sony IMX586 sensor)
- 20 Mpx Retractable Selfie Camera (Estimated lifespan of 300,000 uses)
- Fast charging up to 27 W
- 3.5mm mini-jack connectivity
- GPS and NFC
- On-screen fingerprint sensor (7th generation)
- Game Turbo compatible
- Operating System: MIUI 10 with Android 9
- Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.3 mm x 8.8 mm
- 191 gram weight