Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro review

26 Aug 2019


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NefariousSullenPout, 24 Oct 2019What the... what are you talking about? Keep going on about no... moreTwo out of two devices is 100%, not 200 % as you wrote. And those two devices are two out of, well I don't know how many by now. Already in its first week it sold 200 000.

FYI the smartphone industry average failure rate is 3.9%

In other words 39 out of every thousand smartphones sold, regardless of brand, will on average fail. Some models are better or worse than others. Like the iphone 6 which had a whopping 26% failure rate.

Back to the 200 000 K20 Pros sold in the first week. Following the industry average about 7800 of them are likely to fail. Either out of the box or prior to it's end of life cycle. This is why we consumers are fortunate enough to have warranties and replacements. Sadly this differs from region to region, but here (Norway) it is five years for electronics.

My point with notches and dead pixels is a that notches are quite similar to a large group, or island, of dead pixels. My point has nothing to do with screen to body ratio. That's just your assumption.

My hate, yes hate, for notches has nothing to do with screen to body ratio being lower than a notch and bezel less device. It's that it disturbs the screen, but yes phone manufacturers resort to notches to increase screen to body ratio trying to please spec wh*res. I'd much rather take a full bezel than a notch, as bezels does not disturb the screen.

Mi Mix is not a flip phone, it's a slider. . . Or at least a slider for those who take selfies, so for me it's just another candy bar smartphone. The upcoming new (again) Motorola RAZR will likely be a flip phone.

I get that you are quite caught up in spec sheets, hence your focus on stb ratio and snapdragon this and that. I really don't care at all about these things, just that it works without slow downs, doesn't look or feel old and most importantly that my screen is un-interrupted.

I'm glad your happy with your new phone. For me the oneplus with notch could never work, but I'm glad it does for you. I'm just trying to enlighten you about smartphones and failure rates, and how you shouldn't cry like a little child because you were unfortunate. It happens. I've had the unpleasantness of unboxing two brand new TVs in the 2000-3500$ range, both failed out of the box. Does that mean than the manufacturers (Samsung and Sony) are unable to build quality devices? No, it just means that I was the unlucky one those times. It's a lot more of a pain to return something that huge than a tiny little smartphone :-)

If you get a defective device, then you "won" that lottery. Return it and get a new. It's that simple.

Marco M, 23 Oct 2019Again, math really isn't your strong suit. The notch on your ... moreWhat the... what are you talking about?
Keep going on about notches.. obsessed with notches, Who cares about notches.. 90% of phones from Q3 2019 have 85%+ screen ratio.. You don't have to remind me that your inferior flip flop (Nokia lol ) Snapdragon 845 phone has ~85.0% screen-to-body ratio, WE GET IT!!

Nobody said 3 dead pixels = 200%, that'Â’s just how you interpreted it. Then jumped to mathematical conclusions, to once again point out, notches.. and hey, hey I have a Mi Mix 3AÂ… so what, who cares, piff piff.

Q: If an individual owns 2 devices (Xiaomi Mi 9T )within a 1 month period, and both devices are faulty.
What is the percentage?

NefariousSullenPout, 23 Oct 2019How many? well short answer is: never. Never had dead Pixels and... moreAgain, math really isn't your strong suit.

The notch on your device is like a very large island of dead pixels. Get it now, or still too difficult to understand?

Yes, Samsung really needs to work on the QC of the displays they make. At least it is clear that they don't provide better batches to themselves vs their customers. Especially on their edge/infinity display models it's much too common with dead pixels on the sides. Generally speaking this is more of an issue with AMOLED than on LCD. Same with burn-in issues over time. But AMOLED is much thinner and makes for lighter devices and lower power consumption, so it has its upsides.

Marco M, 22 Oct 2019Your math is horrible. . . Dead pixels is also something that... moreHow many? well short answer is: never. Never had dead Pixels and malfunctioning hardware buttons. never, not once, not ever until Mi 9T! (lets see, had Samsung GS4, GS5, Iphone 4, iPhone 4s, OnePlus1, OnePlus 3T OnePlus 4 and Pixel XL ) hmmm 2 Xiaomi's in 4 weeks.... COMES DOWN TO SOMETHING CALLED QUALITY CONTROL! HEARD OF THAT?
Surprised I didn't experience the FAMOUS Xiaomi pop up camera issues within Firefox and YouTube. How you justify it, is how people justify their iPhones.

If I knew I could not inject code into the kernel, because of "LOCKED" BOOTLOADER, I would never have touched. Everyone, leaves out that point.

Perhaps it's the 1% of red hat engineers and developers which are attracted to mods.
Anyway sounds like your feelings are heart, obviously your well attached to your "closed book" device, however I'll stick with OnePlus 7T as mentioned smashed Xiaomi's benchmarks way out of the park!! and... I can view their source code for exploits (fun, fun )

NefariousSullenPout, 22 Oct 2019Manufacture sent the replacement today. This one has a faulty sc... moreYour math is horrible. . .

Dead pixels is also something that can happen on any device with a display. In this case, blame Samsung. They're the ones who made the display.

There's zero dead pixels in my Mi Mix 3 and everything else works perfect. Best part, no notch ruining my display. How many dead pixels would be the equivalent to that notch of yours? ;-)

Marco M, 22 Oct 2019Any phone model from any phone manufacturer can have a fault. . ... moreManufacture sent the replacement today. This one has a faulty screen, 3 dead pixels. So after a heated barrage of emails both ways, I have been offered with a full refund!

So No it's not any device, that is a 200% fail rate I have experienced, so yes, it's worth crying over and communicating it. And the very fact Xiaomi have gone down the Apple and Sony path of not allowing their customers to hack the Operating System without being illegible to unlock the bootloader is so Dystopian Chinese,

Your Device sucks dude! really, really sucks! I'll enjoy my OnePlus 7T while you soak up your questionable quality, most definitely slower than a OnePlus phone.

NefariousSullenPout, 22 Oct 2019Hardware Problems!! Had a 9T Mi for 1 month, it's in pristine co... moreAny phone model from any phone manufacturer can have a fault. . . No one has 0% failure rate. Get it fixed and stop crying about it like it's the only phone in history with a fault.

Hardware Problems!! Had a 9T Mi for 1 month, it's in pristine cond, never been near water, never dropped, not 1 minor hair line scratch. Power button intermittently fails to function, and Vol Up is completely dead! Vol up fails hardware test, and 'cause it's faulty, when rebooting it loops into recovery! the only way to boot up is hold Vol Down! No factory reset resolves it, cannot downgrade, upgrade to European, or Liniage cause the BOOTLOADERS are locked, and theres a 100+ hour wait. You must stay logged into Xiaomi cloud or loose root/bootloader access!!!!! Last Xioami I ever buy!. I have owned OnePlus1,3T 5, Samsung S3, S4, S5, Pixel XL, and all lasted, still have em! Xioami is questionable quality,

Vickey, 10 Oct 2019I am not satisfied with this phone. Might I have received faulty... moreA Youtuber named Marques Brownlee had the similar issue: youtu.be/WpPw7lUXyI0?t=315
Some viewers suggested that his phone might be a faulty one.

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Vickey, 10 Oct 2019I am not satisfied with this phone. Might I have received faulty... moreit is one of the worst but you can not expect everything within 350 usd

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I am not satisfied with this phone. Might I have received faulty one, but the camera quality specially front is worst. if anyone looking for better camera quality so choose another one..

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Aspok, 14 Sep 2019Better GO for Redmi K20 Pro instead of SAMSUNG S10e. On this d... moreI am facing an issue regarding pop up camera. I think its a software bug.
Issue: Pop up camera is on, at that time if I go back to home screen and then again open the camera, pop up camera on but screen has blur image. I have to switch in other camera option, then again back to pop up camera, its working. For only this scenario has a bug.

I think its a software bug. what you think?

., 17 Sep 2019Yes, 100%! Amazing build quality that has never failed me! I wou... moreMi 9T Pro is the global version of K20 Pro of some part of region and other countrys.

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Alireza1, 16 Sep 2019Hi all. Is bying a xiaomi phone, a good choice? Another questio... moreYes, 100%! Amazing build quality that has never failed me! I would definelty recommend the Xiaomi Mi 9t pro!

Alireza1, 16 Sep 2019Hi all. Is bying a xiaomi phone, a good choice? Another questio... moreYes It's a good choice great value for money. You can check the durability test of this device on YouTube by JerryRig's. How durable this Redmi K20 Pro it is.

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Hi all. Is bying a xiaomi phone, a good choice? Another question, is the quality of xiaomi phones high?

Benjamin Lim, 16 Sep 2019Is the storage expandable? NO is not exapandable only fix storage.

Is the storage expandable?

Nice day, 05 Sep 2019Hii , what is better this or galaxy s10e (samsung ex cpu...)? I... moreBetter GO for Redmi K20 Pro instead
of SAMSUNG S10e. On this device you will get SD855 7nm chipset, 4000mah Lipo Battery and 6.39"inch Display and Triple Camera Setup at the Backup. Instead of 3100mah Lion Battery, 5.8"inch and Exynos 9820 8nm chipset. Actually I've was S10e user before, and I sold my S10e because of battery draining issue. and poor front selfie camera..