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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2019, February | 2018, October
  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm | 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 173 g | 183 g
  • Screen: 6.39", Super AMOLED | 6.3", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 48 MP | Quad, 24 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 20 MP | Single, 24 MP
  • Memory: 256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM | 64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3300 mAh | 3800 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: No | Yes
  • Approximate price: 530 EUR | 600 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2019 2018
Dimensions (HxWxD) 157.5 Х 74.7 Х 7.6 mm 162.5 Х 77 Х 7.8 mm
Weight 173 g 183 g
Body Build Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series)
Colors Transparent Black Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
Battery 3300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price 530 EUR 600 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485) - Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 512
External memory No microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Antutu score 134784

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.39" inc 6.3" inc
Screen area 100.2 cm2 100.2 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 85.2% 80.1%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1080 x 2220 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 403 PPI 393 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Other specs - HDR10
-DCI-P3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Triple 24 MP, Quad
Camera specs -48 MP, f/1.5 (12GB RAM model) or f/1.8 (8GB RAM model), (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
- 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF
-24 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8'', 0.9µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0'', 1.12µm
-10 MP f/2.4, 52mm, (telephoto), 1/3.9'', 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom
-5 MP, f/2.2, 24mm (wide), 1/5.0'', 1.12µm, depth sensor
Functions Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score 86
DxOMark Photo 90
DxOMark Video 77
Front camera, selfie 20 MP, Single 24 MP, Single
Specifications 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm 24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8'', 0.9µm
Functions HDR HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
-2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 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
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation SAR - 0.27 W/kg (head)     0.84 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.35 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No FM radio
Headphone jack No Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other extras
- Fast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)
-Fast wireless charging 20W

- ANT+
-Fast battery charging
- Samsung Pay
Versions
- Also known as Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition

- Also known as Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9s Versions: SM-A920F/DS (Global); SM-A9200 (China)

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