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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE - Cheap, functional and well-lying in the hand.

For several years, he has been using so-called Xiaomi flagship companies and I rarely dealt with a lower phone shelf, but we got to test the Mi 9 SE and what? LARGE CLOSE, this phone does not differ much from the flagship Mi 9. After taking out of the box, the big surprise was the size of this smartphone and its small weight. Telefonik lies perfectly in my hand because most manufacturers of smartphones puts on a large display size, and thus the phone is larger and bulky. In Chinese stores Xiaomi Mi 9 SE costs within 900 PLN and in Poland about 1300 PLN we have to put up to enjoy it. In this post I will try to show the advantages and disadvantages of Mi 9 SE.

Execution and construction

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is no different in this respect from its older brother Mi 9. The manufacturer did not introduce any visual changes compared to Mi9 and that we could have expected. Undoubtedly, however, this smartphone is distinguished by its elegant design and the device can be enjoyed.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is made of a metal arm that runs around the smartphone and two glass panes on the front and back. Everything together is very well folded and looks great. On the right side you can find a button from the phone lock and volume control buttons. However, on the left side of Mi 9 SE we can only find a drawer for nanoSIM cards and I will add that the phone does not support SD cards, which for some of us is a big drawback. However, it does not bother me, because I try to keep everything in the Xiaomi cloud. The bottom of the smartphone has a Quick Charge 4.0 + charging socket and a speaker. And at the top we find min. an infrared diode, which is a great solution for many of us. I will add that the Mi 9 SE does not have a jack-in jack, the headphones are supported by bluetooth or a USB-C adapter added by the manufacturer.


display

If you are looking for a phone in this price range with a remarkable AMOLED display, Mi 9 SE has it. Testing the phone I had the impression that there is no difference between his older brother Mi 9. The display is very well made and has a clear saturation of colors which makes the screen very clear and well-illuminated. It is known that the display in 9 SE is not as well made as in this annual flagship Xiaomi, and it is still at a high level compared to its competitors from the same price shelf.

BUT WHERE DO YOU UNBLOCK THE FINGERPRESSAGE? Well, as you have noticed in the previous photos, we will not find a fingerprint reader on the back of the case as it was in the predecessors. Here we deal with the technology that was used in Mi 9, i.e. the line reader is in the DISPLAY!

This is probably the best solution that the manufacturer used in its Mi 9 SE. I think most of us enjoy this solution, because the back of the phone is not cluttered with this wheel in the middle and presents itself nicely.

Below is the specification of the Mi 9 SE display:

Specification and system

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, which is cheaper than Snapdragon 855. It consists of: 2 x Kryo 360 Gold 2,3 GHz, 6 x Kryo 360 Silver 1,8 GHz and graphics Adreno 616. 6 GB RAM was added to the set and in my opinion this connection provides quite sufficient performance. In AnTuTu, the result fluctuated within the limits of 179 thousand. I think this is a pretty good result for just under PLN 1000 available in China.

In Xiaomi Mi 9 SE games it performs very well. There are no problems with any games found in the Play Store, and there is no tendency to overheating (tested on ASPHALT LEGENDS).

For everyday use the phone is working fine. The operation of the Mi 9 SE is fast and smooth. Using it for a week, I did not notice any major problems with the system. I also did not happen that the processor or graphics had any problems with proper operation.

During this period I used 9 SE with the 64 GB memory, which is not too little for less at present times. Remember that a variant with 128 GB is also available. The pictures taken by the phone take up a lot of space, let alone games or social applications. Although we have a built-in 64 GB, the usable memory that we have is only 51 GB.

The phone has a big plus in the form of an NFC module, which for me is the most important priority in choosing a smartphone. Xiaomi proved us that the customer's good and evaluation are very important to them so far they used NFC only in their flagship models. I can not imagine now that you do not use the phone when paying in the store for bread or small groceries it is enough to take the phone with you, apply it and after the matter without having to take a wallet or an ATM card with you.

Battery

The battery in the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the 3070 mAh capacity which allows it to work around the clock without saving the battery. I think it's the optimal smartphone work time because anyway, I usually load my phone every day. When testing the battery, I used social networks like Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. In addition, I played in the evening in Asphalt and watched YT, Netflix minimum 1,5h per day. A smaller display plays a significant role here, which certainly needs less energy to illuminate the screen. For me personally, the battery is sufficient for everyday use of a smartphone, but there will certainly be people who criticize such a small capacity.

The camera

Well, we came to a point that for many of you is the most important when choosing a new smartphone. In Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, we're dealing with 4 lenses. Three of them are on the back of the phone and one on the front. It is worth mentioning that the producer has used the wide angle lens as the Mi 9, which is very useful. In addition, the photographer can be supported by AI.

Back:

  • The main rear camera module, based on the 48 megapixel sensor Sony IMX586 and the lens with the F / 1.8 lens;
  • 8 megapixel module with lens with F / 2.4 lens, giving about 2x zoom (equivalent to full frame around 50 mm);
  • 13 megapixel module with wide-angle lens (angle of view about 123 degrees) with F / 2.4 aperture;

Front:

  • 20 megapixel front camera module with F / 2.0 lens.

The camera may not be as accurate as in the Mi 9 but it makes a great impression of the saturation of colors and colors. The only drawback in the Mi 9 SE is only the 2-zoom. The front camera in good sunlight makes a very good selfie, I can say that even here matched his older brother Mi9. For me Below I present to you some photos taken 9 SE.

Summation

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is not a speed demon due to the weaker processor that the company has placed inside, but the appearance and refinement of the smallest details deserve great praise. Delicate edges and a super-clear AMOLED display are really noteworthy when choosing this smartphone. In addition, the fingerprint reader placed on the display puts it in a high place among smartphones up to 1300 PLN.

At this link you can buy on Banggood Mi 9 SE 6 / 64 GB Piano Black for 994 PLN:

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Pros

Three 13MP + 48MP + 8MP cameras

NFC

Bluetooth 5.0

Fingerprint reader on the display

Face Unlock

Good value for money

Cons

The 20 MP front camera

No image stabilization

A single speaker

No notification LEDs

No input Jack 3,5 mm (minijack)

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