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A smartphone that Xiaomi marketers despise, but you’ll love – Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro)

No one is so humiliating Redmi’s own subsidiary as the Xiaomi marketers themselves – a smartphone that was created under the name Redmi K20 Pro and which was originally supposed to show that “we can make separate mobile phones without Xiaomi, and even cheaper!” , renamed to Mi 9T Pro and sold as another (fourth) modification of the flagship Mi 9. All so that buyers get tired of looking for differences between them and run away to another manufacturer that does not have a mess with the names of flagships. And in vain, because, apart from an incomprehensible nameplate, Mi 9T Pro is one of the best smartphones of the year for a set of “fighting qualities.”

Ever since the winter of this year, news has surfaced that Xiaomi divides its mobile division into two parts: Mi and Redmi. Because with the slogan “Xiaomi is cheap” you can’t sell smartphones for 60+ thousand rubles, as Huawei already does (and successfully cuts money). And with Redmi – please, because there is always the opportunity to say “cheap – this is for you there, and here we sell a unique user experience and incredible innovative solutions!”.

But to spend huge budgets on advertising in the style of “Redmi is not the underground Chinese who mow under us, but our office, only with cheaper mobile phones,” Xiaomi, for some reason, was stingy. Probably, because a considerable part of Redmi mobile phones are not very cheap – even more expensive than older phones by the name Xiaomi.

If you can’t argue with budgeting with Redmi 7A, Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7, the “degraded flagship” of the Redmi brand – K20 – with its 26 thousand rubles at the start turned out to be slightly more expensive than the “degraded Xiaomi flagship” – Mi 9 SE. And the Redmi K20 Pro, which will be discussed today, also climbs in front of the Old Man in the heat, because it will be more expensive than the “simple K20”.

Accordingly, the K20 Pro flies away “for thirty”, and this is more expensive than the full-fledged flagship Xiaomi Mi 9, which, as legend has it, the camera shoots a little better and has fast charging (in K20 they didn’t deliver any versions, because “it’s Well, Redmy, he’s not supposed to! ”

This is about marketing. If you don’t give a damn about marketing, then let’s just assume that we have a new Xiaomi model with a selfie camera moving out of the case for 30+ thousand rubles. What do we get at such a price and how does it look compared to competitors?

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Android 9 + MIUI 10.3 Operating System
Screen 6.39 ’’, 1080 × 2340 pixels, 19.5: 9, AMOLED, 403 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, Kryo 485 2.84 GHz + 3x Kryo 485 2.42 GHz + 4x Kryo 485 1.8 GHz
Graphics Adreno 640
64/128 GB drive
Connectivity NFC, LTE, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Cameras The main triple: matrix resolution: 48 megapixels + 13 megapixels + 8 megapixels, aperture: f / 1.8 + f / 2.4 video quality: up to 2160 @ 30 FPS, Front: matrix resolution: 20 aperture: f / 2, 2
4000 mAh battery
Dimensions 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm
Weight 191 g


With the shape of the case today, you can’t especially dare, with the materials, too, because plastic and metal smartphones in the era of fashionable glass are no longer needed by anyone, so mobile phone designers come from the other side. If last year we all admired simply beautiful two-tone overflows of glass cases in the sunlight, now a strange psychedelic riot of colors, which can not be described (and poorly captured by the camera), is happening on the back of the Mi 9T Pro. What is it? What is it like? It is incomprehensible, but it looks fresh and very cool, like some kind of chemical reaction or the illumination of some alien figovina. On the other hand, we live in a country where most buyers buy monotonous smartphones in black and gray and wanted to spit on these patterns of yours. But there will be a holiday on their street – in addition to the burgundy and blue Mi 9T Pro with patterns, there will also be a glossy black “just a shovel”.

Everything is standard in front and there are no differences from the Mi 9T. There is no front camera. She leaves the upper end of the smartphone, while still glowing in a strange blue color. The “huge” display occupies almost the entire surface of the front panel. Although who will surprise you with a 6.39-inch display?

The volume rocker and the lock button are on the right side. The latter is located especially conveniently, it is not necessary to frantically search for it, and the finger immediately lays on it. By the way, if you thought that a wide flight of imagination from designers dried up at the stage of designing the back, then you are mistaken. The lock button is bright red. How do you like that?

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