I know, I know. The names are way too similar between one another. Let’s not forget that the Mi 9T and the Mi 9T Pro literally looks and feels the same too. Despite the similarities between these 3 smartphones from Xiaomi, they’re actually very different from each other. Let’s do a comparison between the Mi 9, the Mi 9T, and also the Mi 9T Pro.
We should also mention that the Mi 9 was released early this year but the Mi 9T was only about 2 months old in Malaysia, and the Mi 9T Pro was released less than a month ago as of the time of this publication.
Here’s a simple-to-look-at comparison table.
|Mi 9T Pro||Mi 9T||Mi 9|
|Notch?||No||No||Yes, waterdrop notch|
|Motorized selfie camera?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 730||Snapdragon 855|
|Heat spreader||8-layer graphite||Single-layer graphite||Not specified|
|48MP camera sensor||Sony IMX586||Sony IMX582||Sony IMX 586|
|Highest video resolution & frame rate?||4K @ 60fps||4K @ 30fps||4K @ 60fps|
|MicroSD card slot?||No||No||No|
|Dedicated AI assistant button?||No||No||Yes|
|Fast wired charging?||27W||18W||27W|
|Wireless charging?||No||No||Yes, up to 20W|
With that said, there are a few notable differences between the Mi 9T series and the Mi 9. Depending on what features are important to you, then you might want to opt for the Mi 9 or the Mi 9T series.
Within that Mi 9T series, it truly depends if you want to record 4K 60fps videos or not. I honestly think that not having microSD card slot is a bummer since 4K 60fps videos eat up storage space like there’s no tomorrow.
Fun fact: The Mi 9T Pro can use the exact same Gcam mod for the Mi 9 found here.
Anyway, I hope that this table makes it easier for you to compare these 3 smartphones. Also, here’s a downloadable format if you want to just share the image to your friends or upload somewhere.