Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is flagship camera phone that is also affordable

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

By combining flagship spec, design and a very versatile triple camera system, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is about as good as you’re going to get for under £400. From an imaging point of view, the main things missing are optical image stabilization and RAW capture, but the reality is, thanks to computational photography and manual shooting options, you can still capture stunning shots and video, whether you’re an automatic shooter or a seasoned pro.

Pros

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    Versatile camera

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    Powerful internals

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    Excellent design

Cons

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    Limited availability

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    No RAW capture

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    Mono, not stereo-speaker

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    Mediocre interface

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The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a variant of the Redmi K20 Pro and delivers similarly exceptional value. Despite costing £399, it features the same storage capacity as a Samsung Galaxy S10, an identical processor, battery capacity and primary camera sensor as the OnePlus 7 Pro, and, the kicker: a headphone jack. But is it good enough to make into our list of best camera phones, or even best budget camera phones?

While no US availability has been confirmed, it can be picked up across mainland Europe, and is available in black or blue, with 128GB storage, 6GB RAM and a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 processor. With a huge 4000mAh battery and fast charging, it’s specs read like a dream, and the versatile, triple camera setup is the icing on the cake - but how does it stack up in the real world?

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.