Apple iPhone Xs vs Xiaomi Mi 9: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone Xs vs Xiaomi Mi 9. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.6 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 7.2 Design & Materials 8.4 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 8.1 Performance & Hardware 8.2 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 8.2 Camera 7.9 Camera
Connectivity score 8.0 Connectivity 7.9 Connectivity
Battery score 6.9 Battery 5.3 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.4
19 opinions
9.2
236 opinions

Summary

Inches 5.8" 6.4"
Resolution FHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 81% useful 86% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
Dimensions 70.9 mm
143.6 mm
7.7 mm
74.7 mm
157.5 mm
7.6 mm
Weight 177 g 173 g
Micro A12
Hexa-Core
SnapD. 855
Octa-Core
RAM 4 GB RAM 6 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
AnTuTu 467.478
v8
440.736
v8
Battery 2658 mAh 3300 mAh
Main Camera 1
12.2 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
iSight X
2
1
48 Mpx · ƒ/1.75
IMX586 Exmor RS
2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 7.2 Mpx · ƒ/2.2 SELF 24.8 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
Bands
OS iOS 14 Android 10 Q

Brand

Brand Apple Xiaomi
Aliases A2097 Xiaomi Mi9, M1902F1A, M1902F1T

Release Date

Release date September 2018,
2 years ago
February 2019,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Apple iPhone Xs
Xiaomi Mi 9
Apple iPhone Xs
Xiaomi Mi 9
Size
70.9 mm
143.6 mm
7.7 mm
Print 3D Model
74.7 mm
157.5 mm
7.6 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 177 g 173 g
Usable surface 81 % 86 %
Materials Stainless steel, Glass Ceramics
Resistance IP68 -
Colors
Gold

Silver

Jet Black
Black

Blue

Violet

Screen

Diagonal 5.8" 6.4"
Type Oled Amoled
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
Resolution FHD+
1125 x 2436 px
FHD+
1080 x 2340 px
Density 463 Pixels per inch 403 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Wide screen notch
  • Touch sampling rate 120 Hz
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • HDR10
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Retina HD display
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Ion-strengthtened glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Force Touch
  • Bluelight Filter
  • Frameless
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Brightnes 600 cd/m² (typ)
  • 60000:1 contrast ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10
  • 103% NTSC
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.6
8.2
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.1
9.6
Is it comfortable?
9.0
9.2
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.4
9.2
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU 2x ARMv8-A 2.38 GHz + 4x energy-efficient cores 1x Kryo 485 2.84 GHz + 3x Kryo 485 2.4 GHz + 4x Kryo 485 1.8 GHz
Type Hexa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 7 nm 7 nm
Frequency 2.5 GHz 2.84 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Apple 4-core graphics processing unit + M12 motion Qualcomm Adreno 640 600MHz

RAM

RAM 4 GB 6 GB
Type -- LPDDR4X RAM

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 64 GB
Type -- UFS Storage 2.1
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint No Yes, in screen

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall

Others

Notifications LED LED Notifications LED Notifications
Cooling system No Yes
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
9.1
8.5
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.3
9.6
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.4
9.6
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Tipo de cámara

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12.2 Mpx 48 Mpx
Sensor Apple iSight X Sony IMX586 Exmor RS
Type CMOS CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.75
ISO -- 100 - 3200
Pixel size 1.40 µm 0.80 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/2.5 1/2.25
2
Tipo de cámara

Telephoto + portrait

Telephoto lens
Resolution
12 Mpx
13 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Samsung S5K3M5
Type
--
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
--
Pixel size
--
1.00 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/3.4
3
Tipo de cámara
--

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
16 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX481
Type
CMOS BSI
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.00 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/3.09

Features

Flash Quad LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
960 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Manual focus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Geotagging
  • ISO settings
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • Laser AF
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Geotagging
  • ISO settings

Selfie

SELF
Tipo de cámara

Dedicada

Dedicada
Resolution 7.2 Mpx 24.8 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Sony IMX576 Exmor RS
Type -- CMOS BSI
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 2.0
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 0.90 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size -- 1/2.78
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score --
110
Mobile
115
Photo
99
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.3
9.5
Quality of nighttime photos
7.1
8.4
Quality of selfies
8.2
9.0
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.8
8.9
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B14 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA2000 1X
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • APT-x

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS (L1+L5)
  • GLONASS (L1)
  • BeiDou (B1)
  • Galileo (E1+E5a)

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.990 W/Kg on head
0.990 W/Kg on body
1.389 W/Kg on head
1.301 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- 0.990 W/Kg on head
1.040 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • UMA
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • DLNA
  • VoLTE

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.3
9.4
Quality of the GPS
9.3
9.4
And the WiFi?
9.2
9.5
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
2658 mAh
3300 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes Yes,
27.0W
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 5%
    Less than half day
  • 26%
    Less than a day
  • 47%
    One day
  • 21%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 20%
    Less than a day
  • 44%
    One day
  • 30%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 6 months ago
  • MIUI V12 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
Google Services (official) -- Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 21%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 63%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 16%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 6%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 78%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 16%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 11%
    Once a year
  • 39%
    Every six months
  • 50%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 1%
    Once a year
  • 32%
    Every six months
  • 67%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
19 opinions
236 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

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