78points

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition

60points

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

Why is Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition better than Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite?

  • 17.95% faster CPU speed
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    1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs2 x 2.2 & 6 x 1.7GHz
  • 6GB more RAM memory
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    12GBvs6GB
  • 31.03% more megapixels (main camera)
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    48MP & 16MP & 12MPvs48 & 8 & 2MP
  • 128GB more internal storage
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    256GBvs128GB
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • 1.5x faster downloads
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    1200MBits/svs800MBits/s
  • Has wireless charging
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  • Is DLNA-certified
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Why is Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite better than Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition?

  • 22.12% more battery power
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    4030mAhvs3300mAh
  • 1.6x more megapixels (front camera)
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    32MPvs20MP
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • Has a radio
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  • 0.2mm narrower
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    74.5mmvs74.7mm
  • 0.7mm shorter
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    156.8mmvs157.5mm
  • Uses 3D facial recognition
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Price comparison

Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

173g

179g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

7.6mm

8.67mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

74.7mm

74.5mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.height

157.5mm

156.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

89.42cm³

101.28cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

403ppi

403ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

1080 x 2340px

1080 x 2340px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

6.39"

6.39"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

2 x 2.2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 710)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

12GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Qualcomm Snapdragon 710)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

48MP & 16MP & 12MP

48MP & 8MP & 2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

3300mAh

4030mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.Supports fast charging
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition (Android 9.0 Pie)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

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