The security patch is dated August 1, 2019, which is still fairly recent so as not to be alarmed. Looking for the fingerprint sensor? The latter is directly implanted in the slab. A trend that has now become popularized on cheaper products. This one reacts pretty well to the contact of the thumb or any other finger.
The Mi 9 Lite ships a Snapdragon 710 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage space, depending on the version. The navigation remains flawless and the device does not overheat even when it is very busy. You can count on it without problems to perform the vast majority of daily tasks. The benchmark results inform us that it is just below the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE which is consistent. It is even better than these main competitors the Huawei P smart Z and Samsung Galaxy A50 .
|Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite||Huawei P smart Z||Samsung Galaxy A50||Xiaomi Mi 9 SE||Xiaomi Mi 9T|
|SoC||Snapdragon 710||Kirin 710||Exynos 9610||Snapdragon 712||Snapdragon 730|
|AnTuTu 7.x||173 858||131 676||144 549||179 116||210 317|
|PCMark 2.0||6 676||5 920||5 630||6 856||7 188|
|3DMark Slingshot Extreme||1 834||814||1 294||2 078||2 100|
|3DMark Slingshot Extreme Graphics||1 692||685||1 142||1 981||2 004|
|3DMark Slingshot Extreme Physics||2 597||2 390||2 426||2 508||2 525|
|GFXBench Aztec Vulkan High (onscreen / offscreen)||6,8 / 4,6 FPS||3,2 / 2,2 FPS||5,2 / 3,4 FPS||8,3 / 5,3 FPS||8,9 / 6,0 FPS|
|GFXBench Car Chase (onscreen / offscreen)||11 /13 FPS||6,5 / 7,7 FPS||8,3 / 9,2 FPS||13 / 15 FPS||13 / 16 FPS|
|GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen / offscreen)||27 / 32 FPS||19 / 21 FPS||22 / 24 FPS||33 / 36 FPS||34 / 38 FPS|
|Sequential read / write||482/237 Mo / s||285/184 Mo / s||496/191 Mo / s||485/184 Mo / s||495/183 Mo / s|
|Random read / write||23K /30K IOPS||10K / 14K IOPS||26k / 4,5k IOPS||31k / 6k IOPS||29,8k / 26,3k IOPS|
On a game like Arena of Valor, the screen displays 30 fps constant without any problem. The experience is fluid and without a hitch. With the IPSE mode on the other hand, framerate falls. The Mi 9 Lite manages to run 3D greedy games without too much eyebrows, but do not abuse configurations hoping to push it up. For its price range, its behavior is quite suitable.
The triple Mi 9 Lite photo module consists of a 48-megapixel main sensor, a second very wide-angle 8-megapixel camera and a third-deep 2-megapixel camera. By day, the photos are lacking in sharpness. Some areas suffer from overexposure, sometimes the image is burned. The colors sometimes adopt a hue too saturated, losing its natural side. Needless to say here that the activation of artificial intelligence does not help things.
The ultra-wide angle causes significant distortion of the image on the edges of shots and loses detail in relation to the photos taken with the main sensor. Portrait mode does not offer the most optimal subject trimming.
In low lights, noise settles and grinds the details. The night mode makes it possible to obtain a better rendering, with more light, thanks to a longer exposure time. The effect may seem a little supernatural. The wide-angle does not offer satisfaction, the fault is the omnipresence of noise.
The front camera and its 32 megapixels allow to make suitable self-portraits. The skin is still a little too smooth, as often with Chinese smartphones. Portrait mode manages to create a depth effect, but the outlines, very marked, do not offer a very natural rendering. In low light, there is a lot of noise and areas a little blurry.
A PRETTY ENDURING SMARTPHONE
The Mi 9 Lite is equipped with a generous battery of 4,030 mAh. Our test protocol with SmartViser has a battery life of 11 hours and 44 minutes. Without being stunning, it is a result rather honorable and above all better than its competitors the Huawei P smart Z and Samsung Galaxy A50.
In practice, he has two good days with a classic use.
NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATION
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is compatible with all French frequency bands. No bad surprise on this side, the smartphone receives good 4G, in the network of Ile de France anyway. The use of two nano sim cards of different operators simultaneously accessing the 4G is made possible. The smartphone supports 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. You can take advantage of Google Pay without any problem. On the compass side I did not encounter any difficulty. I was able to trust him with my eyes closed.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite arrives on September 23rd. The 6/64 GB version is priced at 299 euros and the model with 128 GB of storage space costs 329 euros. It exists in three different colors: the blue we had in test, but also in black and white.
In addition, the Mi 9 Lite 6/64 GB version will be offered at 269 euros on the site Cdiscount Monday and Thursday, between 17 and 19h. Be on the lookout!
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 269 €
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is a lighter version, but not devoid of interest of the classic Mi 9. It can be difficult to navigate through the slew of versions of the flagship brand, but it offers a quality / price really relevant.
It is doing well overall in all areas and doing better than the competition in terms of performance and autonomy, the latter being essential for this price category. To appreciate all the benefits, you must adhere to the Xiaomi interface that can confuse more than one at first.