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Xiaomi Mi CC9e

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The Xiaomi Mi CC9e has arrived as a low-priced substitute of the CC9 and keeps itself quite similar-looking to it, though it lowers the performance and the size of the phone. 

 

Key Features
Display
Battery
Performance
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Description

The budget king Xiaomi arrived with a budget version of the CC9. Priced at Rs. 14,090, the Xiaomi Mi CC9e could be a great product to go for if you are someone who wants a low priced phone with many of the mid-range specifications.

 

The CC9e comes with an AMOLED screen and a premium look. Plus, it pairs the processor and the battery in a way that provides mid-range performance. However, the phone looks a lot like the CC9 and hence, can be disappointing for people wanting something a tad bit different.

Highlights

The CC9e looks decent enough to attract you. It has a few pros and cons:

Pros

  • The phone has an attractive back and has a premium feel to it.
  • It comes with an AMOLED screen, which means you get a vibrant, immersive effect.
  • The phone arrives with a mid-range processor, which helps the phone to perform a variety of tasks.
  • The CC9e has a long-lasting battery that can keep the phone chugging for a whole day.
  • The phone has a decent camera pack that clicks great images in daylight conditions.

Cons

  • The phone is too similar to the CC9.
  • The CC9e fails to click decent low-light images.

 

Overall, the CC9e stays as a mid-range handset, which does not go out of its way to bring anything new. It will satisfy a mid-range user if they do not push their expectations too much.

Expert Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi CC9e has arrived as a low-priced substitute of the CC9 and keeps itself quite similar-looking to it, though it lowers the performance and the size of the phone. 

 

Display

The Xiaomi Mi CC9e packs a 6.088-inch screen with a 19.5:9 AMOLED waterdrop display. The phone, however, is not Full HD and comes with a resolution of 1560X720. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is quite snappy. However, due to the lack of Full HD, you will see a drop in the vibrancy of the phone, which OLED screens offer. The battery will be more efficient. However, you will not have the immersive experience that QHD phones tend to present.

Screen Size6.01 inches
Display Resolution720 x 1560 pixels

Design

The Xiaomi Mi CC9e looks a lot like the CC9. If you flip the phone, you get an attractive back, which is shiny. It fits comfortably in your hand. The phone has a vertical camera stack at one corner, and it is a triple-camera stack. The phone looks decent and is comfortable though it does not have an impressive design. You might have seen this similar design on many other Xiaomi phones. It has the dimensions of 153.48 X 71.85 X 8.474mm and a weight of 173.8g, which is quite decent.

Weight173.8 g
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

Performance

The phone arrives with a mid-range Snapdragon 665. The Snapdragon 665 is a reliable processor which is quite power-efficient as well. Hence, you can run multiple apps on this phone without seeing it slow down or freeze. However, when you are going for games, you cannot run high-end games in Ultra High presets. The phone can run PUBG, but it will run in medium presets. Even then, you can face a few frame drops.

RAM/Internal Storage64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Chipset GPQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)

Camera

The front camera of the CC9e is fantastic. It comes with a 32MP selfie camera that can click amazing photos. You can even upload your high-quality selfies on Instagram. On the rear, the phone arrives with a 48MP primary camera, a supporting 8MP camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. In daylight, the phone can click decent photos with plenty of details. The colours appear bright while the camera autofocus works fast, as well. However, in low-light conditions, the phone begins to falter a little, producing grainy images.

Battery

The phone comes with a 4020 mAh of battery. In general, it is standard in 2019 to have at least 4000 mAh, making this is a decent addition. The phone can keep chugging for an entire day without giving up. The phone also has fast charging, so you can get the phone charged up to a decent amount pretty quick. Due to the low-resolution display, the battery does not get drained quickly either.

Battery Capacity4030 mAh battery
Battery TypeLi-Po

Verdict

The CC9e seems like a demoted version of the CC9. While you do retain a few its looks and the OLED screen, in comparison, the CC9e does shed off a few features. It has a decent enough power, and the selfie camera can click killer selfies. The CC9e can be a decent mid-range phone, but its similarities to its big brother CC9 makes it a very disappointing and almost unnecessary addition in the smartphone world.


Tech- Specs

General
  • Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Design
  • Thickness0.33 inches
  • Height6.04 inches
  • Weight173.8 g
  • ColorBlack, Blue, White
  • BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
  • Width2.83 inches
Display
  • Display TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size6.01 inches
  • Pixel Density286 ppi
  • ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display Resolution720 x 1560 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio19.5:9
  • Screen to Body Ratio80.30%
Performance
  • CPUOcta-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • Chipset GPQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • GPUAdreno 610
  • OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) MIUI 10
Memory & Storage
  • Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • RAM/Internal Storage64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Back Camera
  • Back Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
  • AutofocusPDAF
  • Triple Camera48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2, 0.8 micron8 MP, (ultrawide), f/2.2, 1.12 micron2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Back Camera Video2160p30fps, 1080p30/60/120fps
Front Camera
  • Front Camera Video1080p30fps
  • Single Camera32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8 micron
  • Front Camera FeaturesHDR
Sound
  • HeadPhone JackYes
  • LoudspeakerYes
  • Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Battery
  • User ReplaceableNon-removable
  • Battery Capacity4030 mAh battery
  • ChargingFast battery charging 18W
  • Battery TypeLi-Po
Communications
  • USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • RadioFM radio
  • Network SupportGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Miscellaneous Features
  • SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Launch
  • Announced On2019, July
  • StatusAvailable. Released 2019, July

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