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Overall satisfaction
9.2
  • 209
  • 11
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
230 opinions
  • Screen9.1
  • Performance9.2
  • Camera8.9
  • Connectivity9.4
  • Battery7.1
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
8.2

230 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.6

230 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.2

230 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.2

230 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
8.5

230 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.6

230 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.6

230 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.5

230 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
8.3

230 opinions

Quality of selfies
9.0

230 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9

230 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.4

230 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.4

230 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.5

230 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 20%
    Less than a day
  • 44%
    One day
  • 30%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more

230 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 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

230 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 32%
    Every six months
  • 67%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • An exellent device compared to others with same price

    Unstable cellular connection, lost connection on SIM card frequenty, very unpleasant exp. Overall performance really good since it has snap 855 and 6gb of ram. The design quite good, having right corner cameras setup so you can hold it like a real camera, but the camera chunk rise so high, even a cover can't cover it. The UI works smooth, although sometimes it's a bit buggy but yeah.. it's Xiaomi specialty, be with it :v

    Positives
    • Quality camera
    • Powerful chipset
    • Nice design
    • Exellent screen quality
    Negatives
    • 3300mAh battery
    • SIM card get update cause signal lost
    • 8.4
    • Screen9.2
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery0.0
  • A very nice phone for the budget, I think nothing can beat it.

    The design is so sleek. The battery is pretty ok since the Snapdragon 855 is a very power-efficient chip to start with. The power usage to performance ratio is so high. The cameras are top notch, though Xiaomi's software for noght mode could be improved. Gcam helps me with that. Video quality, especially the stabilization is the best. You can never be wrong in getting this phone. It's a steal. It's a BEAST!

    • 9.7
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery5.0
  • Awesome for the price

    Positives
    • Good screen
    • Good cameras
    • Good portret mode
    • Fast charging up to 27W
    • Infrared blaster
    • In-display fingerprint reader
    Negatives
    • No IP rating
    • Weak night mode
    • Fingerprint magnet
    • Big camera bump
    • Buggy UI
    • Mono speaker
    • 8.6
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera8.2
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery5.0
  • The phone is great for the price i paid for it

    This is a good phone for the price i paid to it based on hardware.
    But it's not a durable phone, it has heating issues when using camera app it's as if you're playing demanding games .
    Camera quality degraded fast.
    MIUI skin isn't smooth it's too heavy.
    Screen doesn't support HDR in Netflix.
    Slow security updates.
    Too many bugs and crashes or inconvenience in the system apps. especially with the launcher.
    Slow on pre-installed apps updates

    Positives
    • Hardware performance
    • Price
    • Hardware performance
    • Price
    Negatives
    • Camera quality degraded too much in one year
    • UI not smooth
    • Camera quality degraded too much in one year
    • MIUI has lots of bugs and crashes
    • UI not smooth
    • HDR display doesn't support Netflix
    • MIUI has lots of bugs and crashes
    • No IP68
    • HDR display doesn't support Netflix
    • Slow security updates
    • No IP68
    • Slow security updates
    • 6.4
    • Screen7.5
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera5.2
    • Connectivity7.3
    • Battery0.0
  • This phone is just awesome

    • 8.7
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera5.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery5.0
  • Bad OS

    Good design, quality build, decent sound, good screen, poor battery life and many software issues such as: 1 sim card is keep switching off after update, something draining the battery, befor the update, every day the 4g conectivity has been lost, freezing sometimes...

    Positives
    • High performance
    • Decent camera
    • Good screen
    • Good price
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • Software
    • 7.4
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity6.0
    • Battery5.0
  • I really like this phone and I suggest you to buy it

    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.2
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10
  • I love you!!

    Negatives
    • 0
    • 10
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Very Good

    I Think this phone is the most powerful in 2019

    • 8.9
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0
  • I love it,mi9 is very fast for opening apps

    i have phone and laptop shop and i tested more than500devices in18years,i had many great phones but i never test xiaomi phones and mi9been first xiaomi that i had use for7months, processor is very fast and in about5seconds it will be on,camera is great when you have use48mp mode or in pro situation you can use wide or telephoto or ultra wide situation,but for 960frame in video mode i think xiaomi could change time to1min not just9seconds,in sun LCD has very good light, speaker has very good and fresh voice,read and write data from or on internal storage is very fast,front camera has great quality,finger sensor and face detection work amazing,my phone dropd many times from 1meter hight or more but it worked without little problem,i think it has2problems i said one of them and the other,if had mini port usb,been better than type_c,mi9work amazing with heavy games that need powerful processor or graphic card,mi9has low temperature when you use asphalt or the other heavy games,i love mi9

    Positives
    • Very fast
    • Powrful
    • Good in sunlight
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10

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8.6
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 8.5 Design & Materials
  • 8.2 Performance & Hardware
  • 7.9 Camera
  • 7.9 Connectivity
  • 5.4 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.