The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (special edition ) was presented together with the standard or the traditional version of the Mi 9 smartphone, but on the same day of the Samsung Galaxy S10 generation, saying there was much more to the new devices of the Chinese manufacturer. For example, did you know that this is the first smartphone to use the Snapdragon 712 platform?
Is Xiaomi Mi 9 SE a good alternative to Redmi Note 7 and several other devices in the same series?
This is the most fuel-efficient version ( ) of the Chinese manufacturer's new top-end (flagship and considered its predecessor Lite) , we expect a good search for the model. Therefore, it is important to inform the reader about your greatest asset.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE – the Special Edition with Snapdragon 712
The most modest version, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, was one of the (few) surprises of Chinese technology. Note that in the days leading up to the presentation of the brand, the new smartphone has gradually been released.
The smartphone is 147.5 millimeters high, 70.5 mm wide and 7.5 mm thick. Stylish yet robust thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass. " notch" or cut in the form of a drop of water, a feature that shares with the standard version and on it rests the 20 MP front camera with a 1: 2.0 aperture. A little further up, between the metal structure and the glass, we find your handset.
The smartphone has a screen with Super AMOLED of 5.97 "
Next we see a nice screen of 5.97 inches Super AMOLED technology and is manufactured by Samsung, so it offers a Full HD + Resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 19.5: 9 aspect, so we have a density of 432 pixels per inch.
However, this smartphone sets itself apart from other competitors through its mobile platform. More specifically, the Snapdragon 712 introduced in early February, as we learned in Pplware, is a "high-end engine" with minor improvements over Snapdragon 710.
Snapdragon 712, the "heart" of modest Xiaomi
The Snapdragon 7xx line (including this model) is one of the latest Qualcomm series, and although it's rare to find a smartphone with a processor of this series, it offers several top features ( premium ) to one a much cheaper price. So it is optimistic that this SoC consists of eight processor cores (19459004) (octa-core ) with a maximum frequency of 3 GHz. Its 64-bit architecture and 10 nanometer lithography stand out alongside the Adreno 616 graphics.
] Although there are no benchmark allusions to Snapdragon 712, we expect performance that does not deviate from the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 , However, the same result can not be expected. In reality, however, it can be difficult to recognize a face.
The smartphone has 6 GB of RAM
Next, we find two storage options for this smartphone. First, we have the version with 64 GB of internal memory and 6 GB of RAM. Alternatively, there is a version with 128 GB of internal memory and the same 6 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi went so far as to equip the SE with the fingerprint reader under the screen. Yes, just like the top model, even the most modest version has an (optical) reader built into its Super AMOLED screen.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE does not run on your screen or processor. We also highlight your main camera, triple and with vertical orientation. Consisting of a 48 MP main sensor from Sony (IMX586), it is supported by a secondary sensor of 13 MP and a third sensor of 8 MP.
Triple Camera, also in the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The Mi 9 SE is not exactly the same alignment as the standard but it is well prepared for any scenario. We have a conventional lens (1st sensor). A wide-angle lens (2nd sensor). In addition to a lens, with which we can approach the object ( optical zoom on the 3rd sensor.)
Even with video recording, there are HD (720p) recordings with 960 fps (super slow camera). By the way, not to mention the other Full HD standards (30, 60 and 120fps) and finally the standard 4K (30fps). Finally, we still have a battery with a considerable (though not surprising) 3070 mAh capacity. In addition to the fast charging at 18 W. With a USB Type-C connector, a Bluetooth 5.0 port and all possible connectivity options (with the exception of the P2 audio port), what more could we ask for this smartphone?
An incredible smartphone at a fair price
The new smartphone is true to the brand spirit and is a value for money. So the basic version with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB costs 262 euros. On the other hand costs the top version with 128 GB of internal memory converted 300 euros.
We remember that these values are applied in your home market China.