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Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO review: is it better than Xiaomi Mi 9?

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Xiaomi launches new flagship Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO. It is an upgraded version of Xiaomi Mi 9. Xiaomi Mi9 PRO will have a 5G and will be more powerful than normal Xiaomi Mi 9. It needs to be noted, that there will be a 4G version of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO as well. Moreover, the PRO version of Xiaomi Mi 9 will have a larger battery and improved fast charging.

Here are the main upgrades of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO version:

  • Supports 5G
  • Has the latest Snapdragon 855+
  • Up to 12GB of RAM
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • 45W wired and 30W wireless charging
  • 10W reverse wireless charging

Sadly, but Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO will have same cameras as Xiaomi Mi 9. But Xiaomi claims that they are improved the algorithm of PRO version cameras. So Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO has to take better photos.

Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO
Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO

Performance of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO

So Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO will be powered by Snapdragon 855+ and will have up to 12 GB of RAM. When normal Xiaomi Mi 9 has Snapdragon 855 and 6 GB of RAM. The main difference between Snapdragon 855+ and 855 is that its Prime CPU core clock speed is raised by 4.2 % and GPU clock speed is increased by 15 %.

The greatest difference in the performance of the PRO version would be twice as much of RAM and increased graphics rendering. In AnTuTu it scored very high 480 830. This score is about 30 % better than the standard Xiaomi Mi 9 or OnePlus 7 PRO score. Therefore, rumors say, that Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO will be beast in the performance.

The battery of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO

PRO version is upgraded with 4000 mAh battery. When standard Xiaomi Mi 9 has 3300 mAh battery. So the PRO version will have 21% larger battery than the standard Mi 9.

Moreover, Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO supports Mi Charge Turbo at 40W. According to Xiaomi, this feature will charge 20 % of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO battery in 5 minutes and to 100 % in 48 minutes. When standard Xiaomi Mi 9 fully charges in 1 hour 5 minutes and it has a smaller battery.

Also, wireless charging is increased by 10W in the PRO version. Using a wireless charger you will be able to fully charge this phone in 1 hour 9 minutes.

It has to be noted, that PRO version also will have reverse 10W charging feature, so you will be able to charge other phones with Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO.

Release date and price

Xiaomi will start selling Mi 9 PRO on the 31st of October in China. So in other countries, it has to be available in a coming few months. The announced price of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO will be from 474€ (8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage version) to 551€ (12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage version).

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I would like to point out, that it is an official retail price of Xiaomi Mi 9 PRO. The price will be lower on the discount stores like Banggood and Gearbest.