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Xiaomi Mi 9T 6GB/128GB (Black/Flame Red) $399 @ JB Hi-Fi

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92001730303

Just received a coupon for $200 off by email for the Xiaomi Mi 9T.

Coupon code seems generic.

Flame Red Colour

Key Features

6.39" Full Screen Display

91.9% screen-to-body ratio

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730 processor

20MP Pop-up selfie camera

48MP, AI Rear Triple Camera

960 fps slow motion

6GB + 128GB Storage*

4000mAh(typ) battery

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  • +1 vote

    Coupon code 92001730303

    • +3 votes

      Hijacking first comment to add that it looks like the 9t just received tier 1 support from LineageOS

      This means it will have LineageOS 17.1 (Android 10 / Q), along with regular OTA updates from the largest community based ROM.
      If you had concerns about running MIUI on this device and can spare an hour to reinstall the ROM on this phone, $399 + $4 delivery makes this outstanding value.


      For completeness, Pixel Experience and Paranoid Android are other Android 10 / Q ROMs with great community support… Along with the inevitable MicroG-LineageOS for those looking to degoogle.

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        I'm currently on LineageOS 16.1, on a Xiaomi Mi 5s and I bought the 9T as an upgrade. Do you know how Lineage OS compares to Pixel Experience?

        • +1 vote

          Also interested in this. Just looking for more stable, less screwing around.

  • +18 votes

    hey, did i miss something, when did jb start selling xiaomi??

    • +17 votes

      About 10 months ago..

    • +5 votes
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      Yea u missed something. They have quite a wide range of Xiaomi now

    • +6 votes

      It is great that Xiaomi finally selling in local stores. We don't have to worry about the custom flashing of Global roms from the seller and we are 100% sure that we paid our fair share of GST and more.

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        just wondering, is the price similar to buying from ie gearbest?

        • +1 vote

          This deal is pretty good, but generally the sales from the chinese stores are far cheaper.

          Some people are happy to pay a little extra for local stock however.

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            @bert-lifts: Thanks for letting me know

            Just wondering How do you know when ie gearbest has a sale on their phones?

            I think in their emails i only recall them listing the price and not the amount discounted or previous price

          • +2 votes

            @bert-lifts: I am happy to pay 10%+gst extra for local stock. The warranty from those overseas online store is useless.

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              @fatice: Can confirm. All issues I had with phones from gearbest and banggood (1 phone each) I could only get sorted out through a credit card charge back.

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        Agree. Global roms are fake roms. Stops the device from future updates. My Mi Pad 4 permanently stuck on global rom 9.6 unable and never to be updated. Can't even do a straight forward rom update as the device won't recognise it. Have to do special sideload and all that risky stuff that I have no idea nor wish to do to avoid bricking it.

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          Yours might be Chinese rom device flashed with Global rom. Have a check on your device here https://www.mi.com/global/verify#/en/tab/imei.

          My old mi max is a Chinese device with global rom sold as global version. Sellers always say it is opened for QC only.

  • +3 votes

    This seems like a really good price right, for Aus stock especially? Previous deals listed around $430-470~

        • +11 votes

          Owning both an SD730 and SD845 phone, you won't experience any difference between the two. The 9T has Band 28, a full notch-less display, headphone jack & bigger battery. The Mi8 has arguably the slightly better camera with OIS.

  • +28 votes

    I made the switch from iPhone to the Xiaomi mi 9T about 6 months ago and haven't looked back. Can only recommend this phone.

    • +15 votes

      Can i ask which iphone?

      • +8 votes

        This is a fair question isn't it? Sure there's people wondering what iPhone it could be compared to. Just don't understand the negs (+1 to balance)

        • +3 votes

          Thanks - I’m coming from 7 plus and wanted to know how it compare. Like was op talking base model, plus model, older than 7 model etc

          • +5 votes

            @Jimothy Wongingtons: It makes sense he likes it;

            Most Android users dislike the Xiaomi launcher, because it's so iPhone-esque (all apps on screen, pull-up menus, and such).
            iPhone users would love the easy transition.

            I never did 'click' on why the insisted on using such an odd launcher until now; it bridges the gap. huh, whaddya know.

      • +3 votes

        iphone 7

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      Camera iPhone comparable?

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        I have this same question.

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        Can you please specify what iPhone. It's going to be far better than say a 6s but much worse than an 11 pro. I would advice doing a bit of googling sites like GSMArena have some solid camera tests for most phones for you to see side by side

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        It is better than the iPhone 7 I had. I don't use the pro feature where you can manually change the iso, camera lens (wide, extra-wide, tele), weather conditions, etc. I am pretty happy with the camera, however, I haven't tried to print any.

        • +14 votes

          I haven't tried to print any.

          I assume you aren't a grandparent then.

      • +5 votes

        Under the right conditions, the camera is pretty good. The aim mode tends to push the contrast to extremes though. We're not exactly reviewers, but I've had several people tell me their DSLRs don't take photos at the same quality.

        But that being said, that is under the right conditions. Low light photos are average due to the lack of hardware stabilisation, and I find the lack of laser autofocus is problematic on video footage. I tried to film a boxing match and it tried to refocus every few seconds, same with filming traffic in motion. One of the miui11 updates also made the camera laggy and skip frames in 1080p60 and 4k30. I ended up using a gcam build for my videos to fix the focus and frame skip bugs.

      • +10 votes

        This is a pretty special snapper when you add some GCam 7.2.010 or GCam 6.3.017.

        Here's a night shot example with and without GCam

      • -3 votes

        Iphone camera is crap, even the latest one still one generation behind other flagship one

        • +3 votes

          I don't like Apple but that's just wrong.

      • +1 vote

        Pretty sure you can load Pixel Gcam on these so you get superb photos

    • +3 votes

      Whenever new iPhones are releasing, Apple will start to protect the old iPhone's battery life by slowing them down (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51413724). This nice consideration is also seen in Samsung. Should we stay with big companies for their kindness?

      • +1 vote

        Really? My experience with Xiaomi is mixed. They might be using some good parts (to entice you to buy), but they do cut corners. One of my Xiaomi phones has really awful battery (with less than 6 months of use). Phone shows 45% battery life, then within 10 seconds, phone shuts off. Slow down battery is one thing, simply garbage battery is another. The firmware could be a bit all over the place too. Same phone model can have different LCD screens with totally different colour balance - some great and some really bad (newer batches seem to be worse).

        And, not implementing USB 3.0/3.1 doesn't just mean slower transfer. It also means that you can forget about HDMI out.

        You get what you paid for.

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        You're kind of missing a point in that. They slow phones based on battery health not age. So a new 7 won't be slowed while an old will be. Also some manufacturers offer the option between battery and speed. It's not a bad thing the bad thing is apple not explaining what they were doing

    • +2 votes

      I also made the switch from Iphone 8 plus to Xiaomi Mi 9 in May 2019 after some crummy pickpocket stole my phone whilst I was OS grr…and I didn't backup to the cloud double grr

      Bought in Kuala Lumpur Xiaomi store and works no problem here on Telstra

      Skinned with iOS and I can barely tell the diff that I'm not using an iphone - I am happy with my purchase and would recommend the phone as an alternative to the mainstream flagships

      Pros
      - Cheaper than iphone replacement for the same specs
      - Responsive and fast…the fingerprint reader underneath the glass was a nice touch
      - Battery lasts me all day for general browsing, lots of texting, social media, 2-3 calls a day. I usually go to bed with 20 percent battery left
      - Apps sync and work in the background like uploading things in Google Photos. My partner always despaired over my iphone when it would only do this if the app was active
      - So much lighter than my previous iphone, my wrist doesn't get as fatigued anymore
      - Addition to above point…it doesn't hurt as much anymore when the phone slams into my face while reading in bed..this happens more often than you think

      Cons
      - Happy with the photos I take on the camera, but I was happier with iphone camera

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        How much would you pay for one of these in KL approximately converted in AU dollars?

        • +1 vote

          I tried looking through my credit card statements since this was a while back but maybe RM1899? When I had compared the prices, it was cheaper than the Xiaomi AU store but more expensive than ordering online from HK resellers

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        How do you skin MIUI with iOS?

        • +1 vote

          Search iOS in the Themes Xiaomi app, lots of peeps have made it. Choose your fav and Bob's your uncle

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    what is a good phone that around 5"5 inch for elderly people, need a bargain

    • +3 votes

      samsung a20

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        The A20 is 6.4", like the 9T advertised here, but at under $200, you'd be hard pressed to find a better "bargain".

      • +1 vote

        i think that's a 6 inch+, mum complains that its too big

        • +51 votes

          Oh boy.

        • +12 votes

          Dont worry, she can handle 6inches.

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          My mother is 80 and she would never go back to a smaller screen. Definitely appreciates the extra screen real-estate.

      • +4 votes

        prefer non iphone if possible as they keep updating the software and make the phone slower cheers

        • +1 vote

          Go a Pixel 1 or 2. They are really small by today's standards and pretty clean.

        • +1 vote

          Would you prefer the phone to randomly die at 50% battery? Because thats the alternative to slowing them down.

          For the record i have never owned an iPhone so im not a sheep.

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            @emrys1: As a former Nexus 6P owner, I would certainly take a slower phone over one that became a brick due to the phone constantly randomly dying due to poor battery health.

            It's a pity Google/Huawei never copped much flak for that, given how much Apple has for doing the right thing and stopping their phones from dying.

      • +1 vote

        No thanks, Apple just got fined for slowing their their older model iphones on purpose. This will be a brick soon.

    • +2 votes

      s10e

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      S10e probably the closest you'd get to 5.5inch but it is a bit expensive compared to the mi 9T or others. Good cameras though

      • +1 vote

        thank you

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    All network band support?

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      yes

      • -3 votes

        I thought all Xiaomi phones gloabally lack Band 28? Isn't it the case?

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    Wonder how this goes up against the Oppo Reno Z. CPU are different and the Oppo has 8GB of RAM.

    • +15 votes

      qualcomm over mediatek anyday

      • +15 votes

        And Xiaomi over Oppo update anyday.

        • +12 votes

          Cheers, purchased. I'll take OzBargain reassurance anyday

          • +4 votes

            @McSquintus: So true… I actually check here for positive comments when buying stuff…

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            @McSquintus: Xiaomi anyday. i love my Mi Max 3.

    • +1 vote

      This is a bit quicker than the Reno Z - that being said Mrs w's Z is a terrific device and most people won't be worried about the difference in real life. However the biggie for us is the Reno Z camera not that good in low light when compared to a 9T or 9T Pro. And that's before GCam…

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      Crap… just bought zippo Reno Z a few days ago from Optus. Wonder if I can still cancel my order for this….

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      Xiaomi have a few bugs with the 9T. You can google. I had massive issues with the recent software update and the WIFI. Cannot connect to anything and Xiaomi support is crap (opened paypal case and sending back). I purchased the Oppo reno z today and am yet to form an opinion. The built doesn't see as good as Xiaomi and the phone feels less professional to use (aimed at a younger market I guess). I also think the camera on the 9T sucks, especially up close. In saying this the Xiaomi is still a very good phone for the price. I might go back to Xiaomi in time. Just had to many issues with their handsets

      • +1 vote

        hey mate i have both but havent opened the xiaomi in case i need to return it

        i actually felt the screen and UI looked and felt better / smoother on the RENO but that might just be because they have more colours and pictures on the stock model at JB hifi.

        The xiaomi UI looked super crappy and boring but again probably needs to be updated.

        Since the sale ended today I wanted to buy it just in case but I will go to a few stores and play with xiaomi.

        WOuld be great to know your opinion. I dont think i can return the Oppo because I opened it :(