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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: serious mid-range competition

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: Rundes Gesamtpaket mit nur kleinen Schwächen
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: Rundes Gesamtpaket mit nur kleinen Schwächen
Xiaomi’s Mi Lite 9 is yet another solid device in the sub $300 range. The idea to cram plenty of performance and upper-class features into a mid-range device works very well.

For a long time, Xiaomi’s smartphones have been offering a great price-performance ratio. Connectivity is almost always remarkable and since Xiaomi’s in-house MIUI Android user interface has been released as reliable Global edition localization is no longer an issue.

The Mi 9 Lite impressed us with its hardware, including the in-screen fingerprint reader and good camera, and raised the bar for its competitors quite a bit. Granted, the camera did not perform particularly great in low-light situations but was otherwise more than just usable. Xiaomi is also a manufacturer trying to balance the PWM flickering so typical for OLED panels via DC dimming. While this does not result in a flicker-free display it raises the frequency significantly for higher levels of brightness, which can be a relief for many PWM-sore eyes.

We would also like to mention one last thing. MIUI Global 10.3.6 turned out to be a easily and readily usable user interface. However, certain system settings require an internet connection as well as a Mi account. Sharing usage data for an app is one such example. Other Android smartphones do not require a Google account or internet connection in order to modify these.


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Mike Wobker, 2019-12- 5 (Update: 2019-12- 5)