The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has everything you need!

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has everything you need!

Richly equipped, the MI 9 SE displays a quality-price ratio difficult to catch in default. Compact, versatile and rather light, this Android smartphone is a good compromise for everyday use without denying the quality of photos.

After having marked the minds with its Mi 9 , Xiaomi introduced its new mid-range smartphone , the Mi 9 SE. If his big brother is more likely to compete with the flagship, like the iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S10 – while being much cheaper– the Mi 9 SE is closer to economic versions, the iPhone XR or the Samsung Galaxy S10E, with a small compromise on the power, largely offset by the price.

This new Android smartphone is marked SE as ” small edition “, a more compact version of Mi 9. The Super Amoled screen is 5.97 inches diagonally with a Full HD + definition of 2.340 x 1.080 pixels , which is still 432 ppp, and occupies 90.47% of the front panel. The front camera is nestled in a drop- shaped notch , while an optical fingerprint reader is integrated directly into the screen.

A triple photo module

The Mi 9 SE ships 6 GB of RAM , and 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage. Attention, the memory is not extensible, Xiaomi has not integrated a microSD port, and it is a weak point. In addition to the size of the screen, the main difference between the Mi 9 SE and its big brother is at the processor , which is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (against a Snapdragon 855). This difference will be felt mainly in games, not really in everyday use.

Side camera, the Mi 9 SE embarks a triple photo module very close to that of the Mi 9. First, a main lens of 48 megapixels with an opening at f / 1.8. Like most sensors of this type, he practices pixel binning, which is to combine in batches of four to create a 12 megapixel photo of superior quality. Its second objective is a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle module with an aperture at f / 2.4, which captures at 123 ∞.

Finally, the third module is a telephoto 8-megapixel 2.4 aperture, which offers a 2x optical zoom. Note that the Mi 9 SE benefits from the new moon mode of Xiaomi, which allows to photograph the moon with some optimizations. Finally, on the front side, a 20-megapixel selfie camera is nestled in the notch of the screen. Xiaomi boasts the use of artificial intelligence for portrait and beauty mode, including videos.

Several promotions until May 2

Side autonomy, the Mi 9 SE has a 3.070 mAh battery that is charged in USB Type C with the 18 W fast charge. Like many smartphones, the Mi 9 SE does not offer a headphone jack. It will therefore be necessary to use Bluetooth or a USB Type C adapter. The camera has a rather sober glass shell and is available in two colors : ocean blue and black piano.

Mi 9 SE will be sold exclusively in Fnac and Darty stores up to 1 st May, but also on the manufacturer’s website. Count 369 euros for the version with 64 GB of storage, or 399 euros for the version with 128 GB of storage. Note that there is a promotion of 20 euros until May 2, in the form of reduction for members Fnac, or in the form of discount by returning his old used phone at Darty, or as a coupon for his next purchase at Xiaomi.

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