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Xiaomi Mi 9T vs Mi 9 SE: What’s the difference?

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Xiaomi’s midrange and entry-level line-up are now stronger than ever. Other than the separation of their Redmi line into a dedicated sub-brand, the company’s own Mi products also have a lot to offer on the table.

One of them is the newly released Xiaomi Mi 9T. Much like the devices before it, this one offers top-caliber specs that you’d rarely see on devices at this category.

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But before the Mi 9T came into the picture, we already have the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. This budget-friendly brother of the company’s flagship smartphone also has a set of features that will put the competition to shame.

With that, our Xiaomi Mi 9T vs Mi 9 SE specs comparison shall help you decide which between these two entry-level Xiaomi smartphones is really right for you.

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 Xiaomi Mi 9TXiaomi Mi 9 SE
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
MIUI 10
Android 9 Pie
MIUI 10
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.39-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
NTSC 103.8 %
HDR support
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
5.97-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~432ppi
NTSC 103.8 %
HDR support
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
RAM6GB6GB
GPUAdreno 618Adreno 616
Storage64GB/128GB
non-expandable
64GB
non-expandable
Front camera20-megapixel
Pop-up mechanism
20-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
Rear Camera48-megapixel (Sony IMX 582, f/1.75) +
8-megapixel (2x zoom) +
13-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.4)
PDAF
LED flash
AI scene detection
Night Mode
960fps slow-mo
48-megapixel (Sony IMX586, f/1.8) +
12-megapixel (ultra wide) +
16-megapixel (telephoto, f/2.4)
PDAF
LED flash
AI scene detection
Night Mode
960fps slow-mo
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
No headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB Type-C
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB Type-C
Dimensions156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5mm
Weight191g155g
ColorsCarbon Black
Flame Red
Glacier Blue
Violet
Blue
Gray
Battery4,000mAh
18W charger
3,070mAh
18W charging
Price6GB/64GB: EUR329 (~Php19,300)
6GB/128GB: EUR369 (~Php21,700)
Php15,990

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Although they are in the same category, the Xiaomi Mi 9T is obviously a more premium model than the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. Here’s why:

For starters, it has a more expensive price. The Mi 9 SE is available for Php15,990 here in the Philippines. Meanwhile, the local price of the Mi 9T is yet to be announced. But, we expect it to be available locally at around Php17k, which is in line with its official SRP in Europe.

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With that, you’re getting better features in some areas on the Mi 9T. For starters, there’s the 6.39-inch screen, which is relatively larger than the 5.97-inch display that the former has. On the upside, they’re using the same FHD+ Super AMOLED panel, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR support, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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You shall expect slightly better performance from the Mi 9T. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, while the Mi 9 SE comes with a Snapdragon 712 chipset. The Adreno 618 GPU on the Mi 9T can also handle games better than the Adreno 616 on the Mi 9 SE.

Probably the biggest win of the Mi 9T over the Mi 9 SE is its selfie camera and battery. While the two of them share an identical 20-megapixel sensor, the former uses a pop-up mechanism, instead of the distracting dewdrop notch that the Mi 9 SE has.

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Also, the Mi 9T has a 4,000mAh battery, which is obviously better than the 3,070mAh capacity that the Mi 9 SE has.

But to the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE’s credit, it does come with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera, which delivers better 4K recording than the Sony IMX 582 on the Mi 9T. But still, there’s no denying that the 12-megapixel ultra wide and 16-megapixel telephoto shooters that the Mi 9T has is better than the Mi 9 SE’s.

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It is also worth noting that the Mi 9 SE lacks a headphone jack. So if you’re an audiophile, then you might really want to pick the Mi 9T instead.

Well, basically that’s it. Ultimately, I think the winner here is the Xiaomi Mi 9T. Its official price in the Philippines will be announced very soon. But, we expect that it will be priced really close to the Mi 9 SE.

And for a few extra cash, you’re already getting a device with better performance and camera, bigger display and battery, and unique pop-up camera design.

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