Xiaomi Mi 9 vs OnePlus 7 Comparison Review: Which One is Better (Mi 9 at $405.99 200pcs limited)


OnePlus and Xiaomi could bring new transformation to the premium smartphone industry with their 2019 flagships. Xiaomi and OnePlus have made a specialty of offering smartphones that have everything from high-end Smartphones, except the price. Since OnePlus 7 is finally official, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is not the only 2019 affordable top-tier flagship anymore. And now, as expected, there are a lot of smart people wondering which of these affordable flagships to buy in order to get the best user experience. Both devices are characterized by a good price-to-performance ratio, but which one is better? Here is a small comparison to help you decide between them. Also, check other Lightning Super Deals here

Design and Screen

In terms of design, we can consider the OnePlus 7 a sort of upgrade of the OnePlus 6T as it comes with a very similar design and just small details changed. The Xiaomi Mi 9 on its own offers a similar form factor as both come with waterdrop notches and pretty narrow bezels around the display, as well as in-display fingerprint readers which make their glass backs cleaner. The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes in more exciting color variants and it even has better builds, besides being very different from its predecessor Mi 8, so it deserves the award for this comparison. We still had no chance to test the display of the OnePlus 7 as it was announced yesterday and it is still not available, but judging from the specs on the paper, it seems like Xiaomi Mi 9 shows better colors. What makes the difference on the paper is the HDR10 standard. For the rest, we are talking about very similar panels, both are AMOLED displays and they even have the same resolution. OnePlus 7 has a diagonal of 6.41 inches, while Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with a 6.39-inch panel.


OnePlus 7

Xiaomi Mi 9

OnePlus 7 comes with just two cameras on its rear side. And that left us a bit disappointed: we are not talking just about the number of sensors, but also about the fact that the second one is a depth sensor and not an ultrawide one, neither a telephoto lens. The Xiaomi Mi 9 has a very satisfying triple camera department which includes an ultrawide sensor and a telephoto lens, very accurate autofocus and high camera performance in every environment. Unlike the OP7 it lacks optical stabilization, but its camera performance and features are still enough to win this comparison.

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Xiaomi Mi 9

OnePlus 7

Both OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Mi 9 debuted with the Snapdragon 855 chipset and up to 8 GB of RAM in their most expensive memory configuration. So, in both cases, you get a device with blazing speeds. But we think OnePlus 7 will outperform its rivals for two reasons. The first is the presence of the new UFS 3.0 technology for the internal storage, while the second is the always amazing software optimization of the Oxygen OS, which is very fast and lightweight as a user interface. Both the phones are obviously based on Android Pie and they will get a beta version of Android Q very soon.


OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 is equipped with an above-average 3700 mAh unit, while Xiaomi Mi 9 stops at just 3300 mAh. So the OnePlus 7 will undoubtedly last more on a single charge in most of the scenarios, and it wins the battery comparison. But the Xiaomi Mi 9 offers two other advantages that may be very useful for some kind of users: the first is a faster-charging technology thanks to a 27W power. The second one is Qi wireless charging, while the OnePlus 7 can only be charged through a USB cable. Note that the Qi wireless charging of the Xiaomi Mi 9 works at the same power as OnePlus 7’s fast charging via USB cable (20W).


The Xiaomi Mi 9 was launched at recommended prices of 499.90 euros (6/64 GB) and 529.90 euros (6/128 GB). Opposite, the OnePlus 7 is running at 559 euros in its version 6/128 GB, or 30 euros of differences, and 609 euros for the declination of 8/256 GB. Difficult to designate a winner in this confrontation, but in terms of price/quality ratio, the Xiaomi Mi 9 seems to win with a short head. However, the OnePlus 7 has very strong arguments in terms of storage and RAM and it is finally on certain subtleties that the balance can weigh on one side or the other. We can buy Xiaomi Mi 9 from Gearbest at $405.99 in Flash Sale, 200pcs limited, every account can only order 1pc, and Oneplus 7 available soon on Gearbest

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