Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Xiaomi Mi CC9 vs Xiaomi Mi 9T

Xiaomi hasn’t launched a phone for at least a week, so it is about time some new rumours for their next phone start.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite were two of the best budget phones last year thanks to the Android One experience they offered. Xiaomi has great hardware for amazing prices, but so so software, so stripping that back down to a pure version of Android is a big win.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is set to launch soon, so inevitably rumours and leaks are picking up. Historically, the Mi A series is just a rebadged phone with a different OS. The Mi A2 was a Mi 6X, and the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite was a Redmi 6 Pro.

If the Mi A3 does launch soon then the logical choice of hardware is from the Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e for the Lite variant. There are a couple of issues with this though, the CC9e only has a 720p display and it is unlikely that Xiaomi would downgrade the Lite model between generations.

Therefore, current rumours are a little conflicting, one likely scenario is that the phone will be the most of the hardware as the Xiaomi Mi CC9e. This would include a 6-inch AMOLED FHD+ display (matching the 6-inch display of the Mi CC9e, but the FHD+ panel of the CC9), a 48MP camera with two 8MP companions (matching both the CC9 and CC9e), 32MP selfie camera (matching both the CC9 and CC9e), 4GB of RAM (matching the base CC9e model), 64/128GB of internal storage, microSD card slot (matching neither), USB Type-C port, 4,000 mAh battery, a headphone jack, and, of course, Android One on top of Android 9 Pie.



I suspect this rumour is due to the fact that the Mi CC9e uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 which is this year’s version of the SoC used in the Mi A2.

Another popular belief is that the is set to get the Snapdragon 730. Compared to the S710 inside the CC9, this chip uses newer big cores (Cortex-A76 based Kryo 470, up from A75-based Kryo 360). Also, the new Adreno 618 promises a 25% boost over the old one. This would make the specification more like the Xiaomi Mi 9T or Redmi K20 as it is also called.

If this rumour is true then it is expected that the Mi A3 Lite will get the Snapdragon 675 which is a notch up from the SD665 found on the CC9e and a big upgrade from the SD625 of the old Mi A2 Lite.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Xiaomi Mi CC9 Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Xiaomi Mi 9T
Status Rumoured Announced Available. Released 2019, March Available. Released 2019, June
Dimensions 156.8 x 74.5 x 8.7 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.34 in) 156.8 x 74.5 x 8.7 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.34 in) 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm (5.81 x 2.78 x 0.30 in) 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz) 179 g (6.31 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz) 191 g (6.74 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio) 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio) 5.97 inches, 87.5 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio) 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR HDR HDR HDR
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), Android One Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 616 Adreno 616 Adreno 618
Card slot No Yes No No
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 256 GB, 8 GB RAM (CC9mt only) 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 256 GB, 8 GB RAM (CC9mt only) 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Modules 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
Front Camera 8 MP, (ultrawide) 8 MP, (ultrawide) 8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.12µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
2 MP, depth sensor 2 MP, depth sensor 13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1.12µm 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
Selfie 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
Features HDR HDR HDR HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes No Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic 24-bit/192kHz audio Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic 24-bit/192kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infrared port Yes Yes Yes No
Radio FM radio FM radio No FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery 4030 mAh 4030 mAh Non-removable Li-Po 3070 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W Fast battery charging 18W Fast battery charging 18W Fast battery charging 18W
Colors Black, Blue, White Black, Blue, White Violet, Blue, Gray Carbon black, Red flame, Glacier blue
Price £285 £295

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Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Xiaomi Mi CC9 vs Xiaomi Mi 9T

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