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Xiaomi Mi 9 The Flagship Killer SD855/6+gb ram, in display finger FP, QI charge, 112 still camera score at DXO $455 USD

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Xiaomi Mi 9 The Flagship Killer SD855/6+gb ram, in display finger FP, QI charge, 112 still camera score at DXO $455 USD

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Xiaomi has come out of the gates swinging hard this year.

top end specs, the 2nd best camera ever reviewed for still photos, and it comes in at just $455 USD for the 6/64gb model

GSM Arena has their review out



and here's the DXO review

https://www.dxomark.com/xiaomi-mi-9-camera-review/


Xiaomi Mi 9 specs
Operating System MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Display 6.39-inch 19:9 AMOLED 2280x1080
Gorilla Glass 6
395ppi pixel density
Chipset Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Two 2.84GHz Kryo 385 cores
Two 2.42GHz Kryo 385 cores
Four 1.80GHz Kryo 385 cores
7nm
GPU Adreno 640
RAM 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
Expandable No
Battery 3300mAh
Charging USB-C
20W Wireless charging
27W wired charging
Water resistance No
Rear Camera 48MP f/1.75 (Sony IMX586)
16MP f/2.2 wide-angle (Sony IMX481)
12MP f/2.2 telephoto (Samsung S5K3M5)
Front Camera 20MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 4x4 MIMO
NFC, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0
GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou
Security In-display fingerprint sensor (optical)
SIM Dual Nano SIM
Dimensions 155 x 75 x 7.6mm
Colors Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet
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Aug 22, 2006
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I wonder if their bootloader unlock policy is still stupid.
I'm not buying a Xiaomi that's not an Android One until I can unlock my bootloader in a sane amount of time (ie NOT 30 days.)
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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 5:59 pm
I wonder if their bootloader unlock policy is still stupid.
I'm not buying a Xiaomi that's not an Android One until I can unlock my bootloader in a sane amount of time (ie NOT 30 days.)
It is 15 days, but I feel you.
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Viper98 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 6:16 pm
It is 15 days, but I feel you.
Slightly less insane than 30 days (or worse yet 60 days) but still pretty stupid.

I wish it was 0 days like basically every other manufacturer because they do have decent hardware for the price.
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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 6:18 pm
Slightly less insane than 30 days (or worse yet 60 days) but still pretty stupid.

I wish it was 0 days like basically every other manufacturer because they do have decent hardware for the price.
At least they aren't like Samsung/LG where the bootloader is locked and unlocking it voids your warranty
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Viper98 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 6:19 pm
At least they aren't like Samsung/LG where the bootloader is locked and unlocking it voids your warranty
The warranty actually stays intact with Xiaomi?
I'm actually surprised.
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So this comes with American AND Chinese spyware built-in?
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Frequency support?
Lucky Koodo $40/6GB (with $15/10GB add-on) recipient
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gomcse2002 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2019 1:15 pm
where can I order one ?
The global version will be launched next week.
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Viper98 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2019 2:55 pm
The global version will be launched next week.
You can grab the Chinese version & not have any issue.
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jay-em wrote:
Feb 21st, 2019 3:03 pm
You can grab the Chinese version & not have any issue.
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Except it doesn't come with Google play on it and, if it's anything like the mi 8,after you install Google services you can't make purchases through the play store.
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Viper98 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2019 3:50 pm
Except it doesn't come with Google play on it and, if it's anything like the mi 8,after you install Google services you can't make purchases through the play store.
Was the issue only in Mi 8?
I recall in the past you can sideload Google & have no issue.

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