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In lieu of the release of the new Mi 9T, I was awestruck by its fantastic price. For just RM1,199 and I can get a smartphone with triple cameras, beautiful 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 730, and 6GB of RAM? Is this real life?

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Then comes an anonymous reader of us that told us one thing – the Mi 9T actually ruined his relationship with his girlfriend. How? I found these stories to be bizarre yet possible, given that we humans are very… unpredictable at times.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

The story begins when the guy – which we’ll call Strauss, bought his girlfriend a Mi 9T. It’s a clear choice since that is the one and only phone that offers such impossible values for his money. But that is the catalyst of his list of issues to come.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

See, the Mi 9T comes with this gorgeous 6.39-inch AMOLED screen. There is no notch or cutouts for the selfie camera. It’s pure screen. Since the Mi 9T supports Widevine L1, Strauss’s girlfriend has been watching Netflix in HD all the time. Maybe she’s watching HDR movies too, since the Mi 9T supports HDR video streaming and playback.

Since Netflix is a subscription-based service, Strauss said she had been staring on her phone screen from when she woke up until she went to sleep. Strauss is like talking to a wall now as the girlfriend continues to stare at the screen and have earphones on her ears. Ouch.

Moreover, she can watch it outdoors during the day or in the dark. MIUI 10 has Sunlight 2.0 and Read Mode 2.0 features where the screen automatically adjusts itself according to whatever situation you are in.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Last time when Strauss brings her out for a date, the girlfriend always asked for Strauss to take pictures for her. Now, since she has the Mi 9T, Strauss said his only purpose there is to pay for dinner. They never talk during the entire meal since she’s always staring at the Mi 9T.

According to Strauss, she even video chat with some other random guys while they’re out on a date! That 20MP popup selfie camera is able to capture his girlfriend’s beauty, mixed in with Mi’s special algorithm for beautification – making her look like Snow White.

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Since Strauss didn’t send us a sample, imagine that this is Sekinchan instead.

They even went on a scenery trip together to Sekinchan recently. Beautiful paddy fields that swung like waves when the wind blows. A beautiful time for photography but the girlfriend took pictures by herself since the Mi 9T has triple rear-facing cameras. Combined with AI built into the Mi 9T, all her pictures look beautiful! She’s now a master photographer!

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Another reason why Strauss got her the phone is for gaming. They both enjoy gaming together – especially pwning noobs in PUBG Mobile. However, the girlfriend always died first because her phone lags terribly. Hence, Strauss got her the Mi 9T that is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 730 chipset. It’s powerful and now his girlfriend can play in the HD graphical settings smoothly!

But then comes the next problem – she’s too good at gaming now. Strauss said he feels so left out now… and the girlfriend is playing with some other random dudes instead.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

As a last resort, Strauss even tried to spy on her Mi 9T. We don’t endorse privacy invasion, but the Mi 9T can defend itself from prying eyes quite well. The fingerprint scanner is accurate enough to only unlock with Strauss’s girlfriend’s fingers and with her real face. Pictures don’t work.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

And that is why Strauss wrote this entire story. He is infuriated by the fact that the Mi 9T, being the perfect gift for his girlfriend since its price is unbelievably affordable, is the catalyst to permanently changing their relationship. I guess they need to talk things out now. The Mi 9T is innocent here.

Maybe buy two Mi 9T next time – one for yourself, and another for your girlfriend. It’s only RM1,199 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage on Lazada. If you need more storage, you can go for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage at RM1,399, found in all Mi Stores locally.

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