Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Complete Review

Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Complete Reviewi CC9 Pro

Basic Introduction:

The design used 3D curved screens.

The gaming-friendly Snapdragon 730G is responsible for everything on the Mi Note 10. This is not the fastest chip today, but it is the most current mid-range option.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The MICC9 also has a 5.270 mAh battery that can quickly charge up to 30 watts, allowing you to fully charge the battery in just 65 minutes.

Finally, the phone comes with MIUI 11.

Recently, we reported the detailed characteristics of a very curious Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro with a Penta camera (including a 108-megapixel sensor). which will announce on November 5 (and it seems that it will be released on the international market on the 15th under the name Mi Note 10). The company has already revealed details about camera sensors. A dual optical stabilization system, a Snapdragon 730G chip, a 5260 mAh battery with fast 30-watt charging, an on-screen fingerprint sensor and much more.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Now the manufacturer decided to provide additional details about the device. For example, it will be the first smartphone in the world on which an ultra-thin sub-screen fingerprint scanner installed, thereby increasing the accuracy and sensitivity of the sensor. Unlocking the device will be easier even at low temperatures with dry fingers.

Secondly, the device equipped with NFC support, so fans who use a smartphone to payment can take a closer look at this decision. Another notable plus is the integration of an infrared emitter at the top for controlling household appliances using the Mi Remote app.

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Xiaomi CC9 Pro – one of the best camera phones of 2019

Now in China, the official Xiaomi event is in full swing, at which the company announces its new products. And the most important such product was the Xiaomi CC9 Pro.

Xiaomi CC9 Pro

This model does not have a flagship platform (although the Snapdragon 730G is good for the middle segment. It’s not the Snapdragon 855 Plus), but it has a camera and a super accumulator, and in general, the other parameters are well balanced.

In general, all the characteristics of the camera became known last week. But since the smartphone is not the most ordinary, it makes sense to repeat them. The main sensor of the CC9 Pro camera is the 108 megapixel S5KHMX. It connected to an aperture lens with an aperture of F / 1.69. There is also a module for portrait shooting (a 12-megapixel sensor and a lens with a focal length of 50 mm). A module for macro shooting (minimum focusing distance is 1.5 cm), a module with an ultra-wide lens (with a viewing angle of 117 °). And a resolution sensor of 20 MP, as well as a module with a telephoto lens – it provides a 10x hybrid optical zoom. There is also a 50x digital, but the first one, providing the best quality, should be enough for everyday situations.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Specification:

Moreover, Xiaomi focuses on audio capabilities: the device. For example, equipped with a large acoustic camera with a volume of one cubic centimeter. Due to which the sound volume promises to be twice as high as in the previous generation. Besides, the device has retained the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack and supports high-quality Hi-Res sound.

The expected technical characteristics of Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro:

  • 6.47-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution (2340 × 1080 pixels) and curved edges;
  • 8-core Snapdragon 730G chip (2 powerful 2.2 GHz cores + 6 energy-efficient 1.8 GHz) with Adreno 618 GPU;
  • 6/8/12 GB of RAM LPPDDR4x in conjunction with a 64/128/256-GB UFS 2.1 drive;
  • Support for two SIM cards (nano + nano);
  • Android 10 with MIUI 11 shell;
  • 108-megapixel main module with 1 / 1.33 ″ Samsung HMX sensor, 0.8 μm pixel size, f / 1.69 aperture, OIS; portraiture with a 12-megapixel sensor 1 / 2.6 “, 1.4 μm, double autofocus for phase detection with 2x optical
  • zoom; 5-megapixel telephoto lens with 5x optical and 10x hybrid zoom and OIS; 20-megapixel ultra-wide module with a viewing angle of 117 °; 2-megapixel macro lens for shooting from a distance of 1.5 cm; dual-LED flash.
  • A 32-megapixel front camera located in the screen cutout;
  • Fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen;
  • infrared emitter;
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, Hi-Res audio;
  • Dimensions 157.8 × 74.2 × 9.67 mm with a weight of 208 grams;
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C;
  • 5260 mAh battery with support for high-speed 30-watt charging.
  • The smartphone will be sold in green and white colors, and the price for the Chinese market will be announced on November 5.

The smartphone appears under catalog number M1910F4E. It built on a single-chip platform Snapdragon 730G. And endowed with an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.47 inches with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Mi CC9 Pro has three memory configurations: 6/64 GB, 8/128 GB, and 12/256 GB.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Certification bodies mention only two image sensors – with a resolution of 108 and 32 megapixels. But we already know all the details about the camera model. Mi CC9 Pro did not get support for memory cards and Android 10 (although the corresponding update for this model will not be delayed). But it does have an IR emitter and a 5170 mAh battery.

Dimensions and weight of the model – 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.67 mm and 208 grams. Mi CC9 Pro will be officially unveiled on November 5th.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Design

MICC 9 attacks us for being too familiar. The only thing that comes out is the extraordinary balance between the curves of the front and rear windows.

In addition, if we have ever seen, this is an ordinary glass sandwich construction. The MiC9 has 5 panels in the front and back of the Gorilla Glass, all covered in a thin strip of an aluminum frame.

All keys are located to the right of the frame above, as well as a dual SIM tray. At the top, there is a regular IR blaster, and at the bottom – everything – a speaker, a USB-C port, a microphone, and an audio jack.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

We have a version of Aurora Green here, but frankly, in 1/3 of the time, it began to look blue, not green. This is a really attractive color and a very interesting dynamic style under the surface.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The back is incredibly slippery, but its sides are not, and it is easy to handle with one hand, even if it is heavy (208 grams).

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Cameras take up a lot of space at the back of the phone, so we often inadvertently find that the bottom two fingers are covered by their fingers. But we think you can get used to it on time.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Although it is heavy, the MICC9 Pro is not too heavy, and we find its curves very attractive. This is definitely one of the best smartphones, and we really want it to have the best water resistance to make the whole package even better.

Display

The MICC 9 Pro screen has a 6.47-inch emulsion panel with curved edges, rounded corners, and a small waterproof shape for a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The rotating front glass (3D-display, as Xiaomi, calls it) influenced the screen – accidentally there were problems with contacts. The bailout works great, and the camera app had problems. It is difficult to make this image without a case because you do not need to try to hide the lenses or touch the edges of the screen.

The screen resolution is 1080p +, and in terms of sharpness, we have no problems with it. In addition, in combination with the Snapdragon 730G, 1080p resolution should provide excellent frame rates for the game.

Xiaomi MiCC 9 Pro comes with the latest version of MIUI 11 at the top of Android 9. We were hoping that a new device with Android 10 should appear at this time, but it seems that Chinese consumers are not thinking about having the latest OS, such as western users.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Xiaomi claims that the fingerprint scanner under the display is 88% thinner than the previous generation. Which gives extra space for things like a battery. The identification area is 10% larger than it should be faster and more accurate than in the previous version that we used on MI9T.

So far, everything is working fine. It will take a little longer to configure, but once this is done, this thing just flies away.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Xiaomi MiC9 Pro has an integrated 8nm Snapdragon 730G chip that powers it all. This, of course, is not the flagship processor, but the latest and newest Qualcomm mid-range chipset. Ji in the title means it is perfect for gaming. GPU watches are 15% better than the vanilla SD730.

Screen

Type ofSuper AMOLED
The size6.39 inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect ratio19.5: 9
Pixel density403 dpi
Update frequency60 Hz
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
Screen to Housing Ratio85.5%
Features– Manufacturer – Samsung
– Always-On Display
– DC dimming
– HDR10

Display tests

Maximum brightness = 643 nits

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is characterized by a large and frameless AMOLED-screen, which has no cutouts thanks to the traveling front camera. The resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels provides a sufficiently clear image so that the user can comfortably read, watch photos and videos

Design and housing

Design and dimensions of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro case

Info
Height156.7 mm
Width74.3 mm
Thickness8.8 mm
The weight191 grams
Water-resistantNo
Body materialAluminum, Glass
Colors availableBlue, Black, Red
Mechanical buttons– Volume control
– Power
Fingerprint scannerOn-screen
UnlockFace, Fingerprint
Metrics
Screen to Housing Ratio
86.37%

Cameras

Specifications and testing of Mi 9T Pro cameras

Main camera
Number of megapixels48 megapixels
Photo resolution8000 x 6000
Aperturef / 1.8
Focal length26 mm
Pixel size0.8 micron
Sensor modelSony IMX586 Exmor RS
Sensor typeExmor-RS CMOS
Sensor size1/2 “
ZoomOptical, 2x
FlashDual LED
AutofocusPhase AF, Laser AF
StabilizationDigital stabilization
4K video recordingYes, 60 frames / s
Number of lenses3
Second camera module13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f / 2.4 aperture, 12 mm, 1/3 “, 1.12 micron, Digital
Third camera module8 MP telephoto lens with f / 2.4 aperture, 53 mm, 1/4 “, 1.12 micron, Digital
Video resolution– 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS
– 1080p (Full HD) at 960 FPS
– 720p at 960 FPS
Shooting modes– Time Lapse
– Portrait mode
– Night mode
– Burst shooting
– Panorama
– Scene mode
– Macro shooting
Settings
Gesture shot – Face retouch
– White balance
settings
– ISO settings – Exposure compensation
– Self
– timer – RAW support
Features– AI Beautify mode
– the HDR
– Smile Detection
– Face Detection
– Noise Reduction
– geotagging
– Night Shot
– the AI Studio Light
Selfie camera
Number of megapixels20 megapixels
Photo resolution5184 x 3880
Aperturef / 2.2
Focal length18 mm
Pixel size0.8 micron
Sensor typeCMOS
FlashScreen flash
Video resolution1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

The back of the MiC9 Pro looks like a Mi9 because it has a great piece of camera. It also has a three – 5x zoom camera, a 2x zoom camera and a basic 108-megapixel camera – out of five snipers. In addition, there is a 20-megapixel ultrasound with the backside and 2-megapixel macro photography, and both have autofocus.

The rear panel of the MICC9 Pro has two dual LED flashes and a camera. One of them has transparent glass in front, and the other is light, while the other is it. Provides soft, flat light for portraits in moderate lighting

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

MICC Pro camera system is interesting to see how the magnification of the MICC Pro camera system works. When you MICC Pro camera system zoom from 1.1x to 1.9x, you get a crop from the central sensor. From 2x to 3.7x, the phone uses a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a 2-megapixel camera. Go To MICC Pro camera system is a 5-megapixel phone camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels. Hybrid 10x zoom uses a 5MP sensor and captures a lot of images. Anything above the 10-megapixel zoom is digital zoom with a 5-megapixel camera.

One of the MICC Pro camera systems interesting things is that the 5x camera uses an 8MP sensor, not the lens itself. which explains how they fit into the phone without using the Periscope zoom system. Were able to do this. To achieve a 5x magnification, the camera cuts off the core of this 8-megapixel sensor and captures an impressive 5-megapixel image with 5x magnification.

MICC Pro camera system software accepts a 5-megapixel image up to 8 megapixels, and you get a 5x output from the camera. According to our estimates, Xiaomi suggested that 5-megapixel images would not match the target audience. But then why not start marketing the camera as an 8-megapixel camera? We really don’t know.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Another interesting trick related to the macro capabilities of the phone. MICC9 has a macro camera with autofocus and can focus on objects located at a distance of 2-10 cm from each other. However, they argue that the phone can focus on the first aspect of the phone – from 1.5 cm. For this, a combination of a macro camera and an ultra-wide camera is used.

Camera tests from DxOMark

Photo Quality = 108
Video quality = 89
The final camera rating = 102

The camera is equipped with a 2x zoom, and this is real optics, so it works properly. There are also wide-angle optics, and there are no problems with it either. The front camera is very good, but the LED flash is not enough.

Camera samples

And these are promising camera models. Photos taken by Central Kim were taken with a resolution of 27 megapixels, as we believe that this will give the best possible results. We will add 108MP images later in the set.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The MICC9 Pro also comes with a new camera night mode or 2.0-night mode, as they say. Night mode 2.0 stacks RAW frames in ISP, unlike JPEG, like their night mode 1.0. This should provide better detail and a better dynamic range.

In our experience, processing the new Night Mode 2.0 takes twice as much time as its previous version. It stores as many frames as possible in order to understand it, but in the end, we are not sure if this is worth the hassle. Pictures with normal times are already formatted so that you can choose their usefulness after viewing samples of our camera.

No other camera has a night mode, but there is speculation that it will appear in an ultra-wide camera with a future OTA.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Performance

All characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro chip and benchmark tests

CPU
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU1 core at 2.84 GHz (Kryo 485), 3 cores at 2.42 GHz (Kryo 485), 4 cores at 1.8 GHz (Kryo 485)
The number of CPU cores8
Frequency2840 MHz
Transistor size7 nanometers
Graphic artsAdreno 640
RAM
RAM amount6, 8 GB
Memory typeLPDDR4X
Memory frequency2133 MHz
Number of channels2
Storage device
Storage capacity64, 128, 256 GB
Drive typeUFS 2.1
Memory cardNo

Benchmark Tests

AnTuTu Benchmark 7  = 388933
Geekbench 4.4 (single-core)  = 3589
Geekbench 4.4 (multi-core) = 11182
Basemark os ii = 5433

The filling consists of the currently top components. This is the fastest Snapdragon 855 mobile processor, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. There is another 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of ROM, but they will cost a lot of money, and it is unclear whether it is worth overpaying for them.

Software

operating systemAndroid 9.0
UI shellMIUI 10

Battery

Characteristics
Volume4000 mAh
Charging power27 watts
Battery typeLi-Po
RemovableNo
Full charge time1:30 h.
Quick chargeYes, Quick Charge 4+ (30% in 20 minutes)
Wireless chargerNo

….

Autonomy tests

Web surfing time (Wi-Fi) = 13:33 h.
Video viewing time = 20:33 h.
Talk Time (3G) = 33:23 h. 
….

Sound

SpeakersMono
3.5mm audio portYes
FM RadioNo
Speaker tests
Vote = 71.5 dB
Music = 75.2 dB
Call = 84 dB

Communications 

Communication
SIM Number2
SIM TypeNano
SIM modeAlternate
ESIM SupportNo
Hybrid slotNo
VoLTEYes
LTE Cattwenty
2G networkGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
3G networkHSDPA 850, HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA 2100
4G networkLTE 2100, LTE 800, LTE 1800, LTE 2600, LTE 850, LTE 900, LTE 2300, LTE 2500
Communications
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Wifi version5
FrequenciesWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Wi-Fi Features– Dual Band
– Wi-Fi Hotspot
– Wi-Fi Direct
– Wi-Fi Display
– 2×2 MiMO
Bluetooth version5
Bluetooth featuresLE, A2DP
USB TypeUSB Type-C
USB version2
USB Functions– Charging
– USB host
mode – USB drive mode
– OTG
NfcYes
Infrared portNo

Other

Sensors and Sensors– Accelerometer
– Face recognition scanner
– Infrared sensor
– Light sensor
– Compass
– Proximity sensor
– Gyroscope
– Hall sensor
– Barometer
– Fingerprint scanner (built into the display)
Kit– Smartphone
– Charger
– USB Type-C cable
– User manual
– Warranty card
– Black case
– Clip for removing the SIM card
Other features– Smart PA

Note! Options and some specifications of the Mi 9T Pro may vary by region.

COMPARISON – XIAOMI MI 9 LITE OR XIAOMI MI CC9

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is a smartphone from the 2019 year with a weight of 179 grams and size 156.8 x 74.5 x 8.7 mm. It has a 6.39-inch screen with a 48-megapixel camera and 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, UFS2.1. Its processor is Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

Xiaomi Mi CC9 is a smartphone from the 2019 year with a weight of 179 grams and size 156.8 x 74.5 x 8.7 mm. It has a 6.39-inch screen with a 48-megapixel camera and 64/128 GB memory, 6 GB RAM 256 GB, 8 GB RAM (CC9mt only). Its processor is Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

For a complete comparison of all functions, see the table below.

General characteristics
release date2019, SeptemberJuly 2019
Dimensions (H x W x D)156.8 X 74.5 X 8.7 mm156.8 X 74.5 X 8.7 mm
The weight179 g179 g
ColorsBlack, Blue, WhiteBlack, Blue, White
Battery4030 mAh, Non-removable, Li-Po4030 mAh, Non-removable, Li-Po
approximate price260 EUR260 EUR
Performance and accessories
Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset– Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)– Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU processor– 8 core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold + 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)– 8 core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold + 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU video processor– adreno 616– adreno 616
External memorymicroSD, up to 256 GB (use shared SIM slot)microSD, up to 256 GB (use shared SIM slot)
Inner memory64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, UFS2.164/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 256 GB, 8 GB RAM (CC9mt only)
Antutu176214173178
GeekBench Single Core1837
GeekBench Multi-Core5855
Screen
TechnologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED capacitive touch
Touchscreenyes capacitiveSuper AMOLED capacitive touch
Number of colors16MType super
Size (Diagonal)6.39 “(inches)6.39 “(inches)
Screen area100.2 cm 2100.2 cm 2
Aspect ratio19.5: 9 (Height: Width)19.5: 9 (Height: Width)
Screen / Housing Ratio85.8%85.8%
Resolution (pixels)1080 x 2340 px1080 x 2340 px
Pixel density403 PPI403 PPI
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other options– 600 nits
-HDR
– HDR
Camera and video
Rear camera, basic48 MP, Triple Camera48 MP, Triple Camera
Camera specifications-48 MP, f / 1.8, (wide-angle), 1/2 ”, 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, (ultra wide-angle )
-2 MP, depth sensor
-48 MP, f / 1.8, (wide-angle), 1/2 ”, 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, (ultra wide-angle )
-2 MP, depth sensor
FunctionsLED flash, HDR, panoramasLED flash, HDR, panoramas
Video2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, 720p @ 960fps2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, 720p @ 960fps
Front camera, selfie32 MP, Single Camera32 MP, Single Camera
Specifications-32 MP, f / 2.0, 0.8µm-32 MP, f / 2.0, 0.8µm
FunctionsHDRHDR
Video1080p @ 30fps1080p @ 30fps
Communication and Connections
SIM cardsDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
Communication standardGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
SpeedHSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE-AHSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GprsYesYes
EdgeYesYes
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NfcYesYes
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Music and audio
RadioFM radioFM radio
3.5mm audio jackYesYes
Other– Active noise reduction with a dedicated microphone– Active noise reduction with a dedicated microphone
Other features
Sensors– Fingerprint scanner (in the display, optical), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Infrared– Fingerprint scanner (in display), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass, Infrared port
Other additions– Quick charge 18W battery
Versions– Available as Xiaomi Mi CC9mt Meitu Edition with 256 GB, 8 GB RAM

Our Take

It is expected that this will be the second Xiaomi smartphone, with a 108-megapixel camera. There are also prerequisites that this new product will work on the Snapdragon 730G mobile platform.

Being the Pro version of Mi CC9, the smartphone can have an identical design, and also inherit many technical characteristics. Those. most likely we will see a front panel with a drop-shaped cutout and a fingerprint scanner built into the 6.39-inch AMOLED display.

Perhaps the Pro-cabinet will receive a new MIUI 11 shell, built on the basis of the Android 9 Pie OS, and other characteristics may be as follows:

Xiaomi MiC9 will become an impressive device. Its price is even more interesting since it costs only 6,800 Chinese yuan at a price of 6/128 GB (about 2,350 euros or 400 US dollars).

The fact is that the MICC9 Pro will only be sold in China on time. There are rumors of an international launch under a different name, but we will have to wait to find out more.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

However, the key result of today’s event is that Xiaomi doubles the development of cameras with MICC9. It’s not often to have the latest camera designs on a phone that doesn’t even have a flagship processor (or in this case an indecently high price). This is a really interesting point of view that is likely to pay off.

Xiaomi says it has increased its research and development costs for cameras, which is good because it was a sector in which they lagged a bit behind the competition.

As a result, we will look at potentially more interesting camera-oriented Xiaomi devices in the future. And boy, the future cannot come soon enough.

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