Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a midrange smartphone with exciting features that makes you more attractive to it. This pocket-sized phone comes with the same prime features of Mi 9. Xiaomi has improved many features in Mi 9 SE like camera, in-screen fingerprint sensor, etc. Get into the article to find out the features, and Mi 9 SE review based on performance and analysis.

Mi 9 SE Review
Mi 9 SE Review


  • Excellent Camera
  • Outstanding performance
  • Attractive design


  • The headphone jack is missing
  • Mono Speaker

Design and Display

Mi 9 SE is a slim and powerful smartphone that comes in three cool colours – Black, Blue, Violet, with a premium glossy finish. Since it is a glass made design, the body shines when light meets the glass. It is a light weighted (155g) and thin (7.5mm) mobile. On comparison with iPhone XS, the dimensions are thinner, and the display is quite bigger as Mi 9 SE has a 6-inch display. In Mi 9 SE, all the buttons are on the right side and the USB-C port at the bottom with a mono speaker nearby. You can find an Infrared blaster at the top of the phone.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Review Design
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Review Design

It comes with a 5.97″ Samsung AMOLED full-screen display with drop dot notch. It has Full HD+ screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Mi 9 SE supports HDR display and has 432 PPI as pixel density. It is easy to use in one hand with anti-oil and fingerprint protective coating. The display features various modes like Standard mode, Reading mode, Night mode and Sunlight mode 2.0.


Mi 9 SE has shown a magnificent performance at a reasonable price. It can be considered as an upper mid-range phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor and 6GB of RAM with 64GB or 128GB as internal storage. It has a smooth interface while using the camera, watching movies and even Plays 4K videos without any lag.

The Speaker is quite satisfying, but it gets covered easily while watching movies or playing games. There is no headphone jack, so you have to opt for wireless headphone or USB-C headphone.

Mi 9 SE Review Speaker

Secure your Mi 9 SE device using face recognition and on-screen fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint sensor works fast but less when compared to normal fingerprint scanners.


In the rear, it has a 48MP AI triple camera with ultra-wide-angle support, and the front features a 20MP HDR camera. The video recording with 4k backing and slow-motion recording with 1080p brings up a great advantage in Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

Mi 9 SE Camera

Rear Camera – All Photos are captured in detail with high contrast and saturation while the light condition is good. Even the Portrait mode works perfectly in bright light conditions. The HDR mode provides the best picture even during the challenging point. It also has some additional features like Moon mode, Panorama mode, Full body portrait mode, Burst mode, etc.

Front Camera – It features a 20MP selfie camera with HDR support to handle the backlight in a much healthier way. The Screen Flash will help you in low light situations. It also features Face recognition, Portrait mode, Selfie timer, etc.

Battery Life

Mi 9 SE is powered by 3070mAh battery that lasts for full day usage. On average using, it remains 15-18% at the end of the day. During our tests, it consumed around 20% of the battery on continuously gaming and streaming videos about an hour. It supports 18W fast charging where the device gets fully charged in about 90 minutes.

Entertainment – Movies & Gaming

With Full HD+ display, watching movies and playing games are unbelievable as it shows the dark portions really good. The audio quality from mono speaker is also fine with an adequate volume and resonance. The headphone jack is not available, which gives a slight disappointment.

Mi 9 SE Gaming
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Review Gaming

Playing games in Mi 9 SE is simply stunning with Qualcomm 712 Snapdragon processor. The games are more attractive while playing on a 6-inch bigger screen. It supports 3D games like Modern Combat 2, Asphalt 6, etc.,

Price – Xiaomi Mi 9 SE cost around £330 and not available in the US.

Mi 9 SE Specifications

Display – 5.97″ AMOLED Full-Screen Display (2340 x 1080 and 432 PPI)

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 712

Ram & Storage – 6GB & 64GB/128GB

Dimensions – 147.5mm x 70.5mm x 7.45mm


  • AI Triple Rear camera – 48MP (f/1.75), 13MP (f/2.4), 8MP (f/2.4)
  • Front camera – 20MP (HDR, Screen Flash, Portrait

Battery – 3070mAh (Fast charging and Type-C USB port)

Operating System – Android 9.0 with MIUI 10

Sensors – Face unlocking, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Proximity, IR remote control, Linear motor

Network – Dual nano Sim slots (4G)

Connectivity – Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and NFC with Google Play support

Fingerprint unlock – In-display fingerprint

Colours – Ocean Blue, Piano Black, Lavender Violet

In the box – Mi 9 SE, Power adapter, Type-C USB cable, Protective case, Audio conversion cable, User Manual, Warranty card

Why buy Xiaomi Mi 9 SE?

We recommend Mi 9 SE is worth its cost as it features the finest camera, FHD+ display and attractive design. On comparing with mobiles like Nokia 8.1 and Huawei P30 Lite, Mi 9 SE is expensive, but it has more notable features and impressive performance.

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