Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Philippines Price, Specs, Actual Unit Photos, Features

Gorgeous midrange Android smartphones with large screens, three cameras at the back, and affordable price tags are obviously the big trend in the mobile scene this 2019.

With the release of the handsome Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, the disruptive Chinese tech brand has clearly proven that it right up there with its rivals - Samsung, OPPO, and Vivo - when it comes to crafting devices that fit the bill and meet what consumers want.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Flaunting an attractive glass-sandwich look and coming in striking colors, this model will surely delight mid-level consumers who love watching movies and TV series on their phones, snapping photos to document their daily activities or moments with loved ones, and playing mobile games during breaks or to pass time.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

One of the highlights of Xiaomi Mi 9 SE would have to be its large 5.97-inch FullHD+ SuperAMOLED screen, which is bright and brilliant enough to deliver a compelling viewing experience anytime, anywhere. This type of display is also energy-efficient, which helps boost the handset's uptime.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Sure, it has a notch but it's small enough not to diminish the pleasure you'll get from watching your favorite shows or vlogs on the device.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

For budding mobile photographers, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has three cameras at the back, each having a specific hallmark.

The primary shooter is a 48 MegaPixel camera with wide f/1.8 aperture, large 1/2" Sensor Size, 0.8µm Pixel Size, and Phase Detection AutoFocus making it a great shooter regardless of the lighting condition. You can certainly rely on this one for taking clear and crisp shots even in settings with little ambient light.

The secondary 13 MegaPixel f/2.4 cam has an Ultra-Wide Lens, which makes ideal for taking landscape or group photos.

Finally, the tertiary 8 MegaPixel f/2.4 snapper has a Telephoto lens that lets you zoom in to subjects without losing details or sharpness.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Inside its svelte exterior, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE runs its MIUI 10 skinned Android 9.0 Pie operating system with a powerful yet energy-efficient 10nm Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, which ensures a lag-free day-to-day mobile experience. This chip also incorporates an Adreno 616 GPU that delivers smooth gaming experience when running popular titles like PUBG Mobile or - my favorite - Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

The two variants of this model both come with 6GB of RAM for great multitasking experience -- but one has 64GB of internal storage while the other has a larger 128GB of space for large files.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Despite being a really strong release, I'd say that Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has two points for improvement. First, I would have loved to see a microSD card memory expansion slot on this device even its just via hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot. Second, I think the fast-charging 3,070 mAh Li-Po battery pack could have been bigger -- but hey, that's just from looking at the specs sheet. I'm sure the energy-efficient screen and processor will somehow make up for the relatively small capacity battery pack.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

As always, I just want to be fair my assessment of any new smartphone that's being launched in the Philippine market. Honestly, I'd love to review this one and let you know my thoughts about it. I think it's certainly one of the top contenders in the midrange bracket for the first half of 2019.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is now available at all Authorized Mi Stores nationwide. In fact, I got these photos from the Mi Store in SM MegaMall.

Out in Violet, Blue, and Gray, the Mi 9 SE 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM version is priced at PHP 15,990 while the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant goes for PHP 17,990. If I were to buy this model, I'd certainly go for the one with the larger storage as the device lacks a microSD card slot.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specs
147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
155 grams
5.97-inch, FullHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels, 432 ppi, 19.5:9 Ratio, SuperAMOLED
84.1% Screen-to-Body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Small Notch
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Triple Rear Camera Module:
48 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 1/2" Sensor Size, 0.8µm, Phase Detection AutoFocus PDAF
13 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Ultra-Wide Lens, 1.12µm
8 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Telephoto, 1.12µm, PDAF
Front Facing Camera:
20 MegaPixels, f/2.0 Aperture, 0.9µm
Video Recorder:
Back: 4K 30fps, 1080p FullHD 30 60 120 fps, 720p HD 960 fps
Front: FullHD 30fps
MIUI 10
Android 9.0 Pie
10nm Octa-Core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712
Adreno 616 GPU
6GB RAM
64GB, 128GB ROM Options
No microSD Card Slot
microSD Card Slot via Hybrid Secondary nanoSIM Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
Fingerprint Scanner on Keyboard
USB Type C
USB On-The-Go
18W Fast Charging
Non-Removable 3,070 mAh Li-Po Battery
Dual SIM Capability
Glass Sandwich Look
Blue, Violet, Gray

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Price
Official Suggested Retail Prices in the Philippines
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM = PHP 15,990
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = PHP 17,990

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