[Video] Gaming Performance on the Xiaomi Mi 9

[Video] Gaming Performance on the Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi’s latest flagship, Mi 9, is a high-performance device by all means. And in spite of it being a flagship, the Chinese giant extends its high value for money philosophy to this smartphone as well. Powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC and up to 8GB of RAM (the Explorer Edition supports up to 12GB), the Mi 9 comes at nearly half the price of classic Android flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S10. Irrespective of this mismatch in pricing, the Mi 9 is as equipped as the Galaxy S10 – at least in theory. This makes it a sweet device for power-hungry processes as well as demanding mobile games like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile. The Mi 9 also received support for 60fps gameplay in Fortnite Mobile, making it one of the select devices to have the feature.


XDA’s Max Weinbach evaluates the gaming performance on the Xiaomi Mi 9 and tests the latest 60fps gameplay on Fortnite. So if you’re planning to buy the Mi 9, just researching for curiosity, or interested in winning the Mi 9 in our latest giveaway, make sure to check you this video.

Category Specification
Design Front: Waterdrop notch, 3.6mm chin sizeBack: 243 sq. millimeters of sapphire glass covering the triple rear camera lenses

Frame: Stainless steel. No IP rating.

Colors: Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, or Piano Black; Holographic effect

Dimensions and Weight: 155 x 75 x 7.6mm, 173g

Software MIUI 10.2 based on Android 9 Pie
Display 6.39-inch OLED display (19.5:9), 403ppi, FHD+, 90.7% screen-to-body ratio, Gorilla Glass 6, 103.8% NTSC wide color gamut, 600-nit brightness with High Brightness ModeReading Mode 2.0, Sunlight Mode 2.0
System-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU
RAM and storage 6GB RAM LPDDR4X + 64GB storage UFS 2.1
6GB RAM LPDDR4X + 128GB storage UFS 2.1No microSD card slot
Battery 3,300mAh
Charging Wireless: 20W non-Qi with proprietary charger OR 10W Qi wireless charging
Wired: Rated for 27W wired charging (18W charger provided with the device)
Rear cameras
  • (Primary) 48MP 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, wide-angle lens, f/1.75 aperture, 6P lens, 0.8μm pixel size, 12MP shots with 4-in-1 pixel binning at 1.6μm
  • (Secondary) 12MP telephoto Samsung S5K3M5 lens, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.0μm pixel size, 2x optical zoom
  • (Tertiary) 16MP 117° ultra wide-angle Sony IMX481 lens, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.0μm pixel size, 4cm macro support
  • LED flash
  • Laser Autofocus (combination of PDAF and CDAF), Closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing
Front camera 20MP, all Xiaomi AI beauty functions supported
Biometrics Fifth-generation optical in-display fingerprint scanner
Connectivity Dual nanoSIM 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Multi-function NFC (SN100T chip), Dual-frequency GPS with independent L5 antenna, IR Blaster, USB type-C port, HPUE, 4×4 MIMOGSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
TD-SCDMA: B34/39
FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
TDD LTE: 38/39/40(Bands may vary depending on region)
Audio Linear speaker, audio output amplified by Smart PA, no 3.5mm headphone jack

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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