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8.8/10
Informr score
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
5.97"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Next Web

The Mi 9 SE packs plenty of features and commendable performance into a small-ish package, and is a bargain at its asking price. Its software and imaging are solid – especially when compared to similarly priced phones – save for a few niggles. But those aren’t deal-breakers, so I’m happy to recommen...

- Abhimanyu Ghoshal, The Next Web
TrustedReviews

With a little bit of tweaking, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE can deliver a premium flagship feel, a fantastically versatile camera and great performance, not to mention a killer Super AMOLED screen.

- Basil Kronfli, TrustedReviews
GSMArena

The Mi 9 SE is plenty good at the important stuff - it's got an excellent display, takes great pictures with a camera trio you won't find outside of flagship territory, and has decent battery life. It also manages to fit all that in a small footprint and a more than a reasonable budget.

- GSMArena
Stuff

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is excellent, beating its midrange competition in most areas. While battery life could be better, and there are some software elements we don’t love, considering the price, Xiaomi has delivered incredible value, creating a compact, flagship quality phone that doesn’t break the ban...

- Basil Kronfli, Stuff
Tech Advisor

Mi 9 is one of the best Android phones out there, and with this SE version it is not only more affordable but also more compact. The SE has all the same headline features, with a new in-display fingerprint sensor, triple-lens 48Mp camera and gorgeous "holographic" glass body, but Xiaomi has cut cost...

- Marie Black, Tech Advisor


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Screen Size
5.97"

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE's screen size is 5.97 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3070mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3070 mAh battery. Xiaomi's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 619 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mi 9 SE Specs

Overview
Release date April 15, 2019
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3070 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 877 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 619 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Piano Black, Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.75 x 7.05 x 0.75 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 432 pixels
Size 5.97 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, All new multi-color Always-On Display, Supports HDR display, Fingerprint (under display)
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.75
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, 2nd camera feature (13 MP, f/2.4, Ultra Wide Angle), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, f/2.4, telephoto), AI Beautify, Rear camera video Beautify, Video stabilizing, Quick motion
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, HDR, f/2.0, Screen flash, AI Beautify for front camera video recording, AI Beautify, Eye light, AI portrait mode
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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