How To Set Up Xiaomi Mi 9t Pro
As you know, I have already tested the junior Mi 9T, and for the review I got a rather boring color. Black. Well, yes, there is some semblance of a carbon fiber texture, but all this beauty is visible only with a good level of lighting.
The Mi 9T Pro was sent to me in blue. And here not just a solid blue color is already used, but a pretty pattern in the form of blue ice. Depending on the viewing angle and the brightness of the color, this texture shimmers beautifully in different shades: in the back cover, you can see greenish and bluish.
There is still another option on sale. In red. Here it really is! When the back cover is tilted, the shades of red shimmer with bright flashes.
As far as I know, no other manufacturer has this kind of texture yet.
Large and no bezels
If you are looking for a smartphone without scary frames, cutouts and other “evil”, then Mi 9T Pro you will definitely like.
This model is equipped with a 6.39-inch SuperAMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, a density of 403 pixels per inch, a brightness of about 440 cd / m2 and support for HDR10 technology.
The frame on the top is 3.5 mm, on the right and on the left. 3 mm each, on the bottom. 5.5 mm. Few failed to maintain symmetry. The Apple iPhone 11 has larger bezels, but at least the same thickness. However, the taste and color.
I also checked the color rendition with PWM on and off, in order to dispel the myth that colors are greatly distorted when you turn off or reduce the pulse width modulation. So, there are distortions, but so scanty that such data can be attributed to the calibrator error.
Left PWM On
Yes, I did not check the color rendition over the entire range of brightness of the matrix backlight, but at the maximum. There are definitely no problems.
In this case, we have almost sRGB with the “Standard” colors selected. It’s good.
Snapdragon in all its glory
Let me remind you that the younger model Mi 9T was equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. 8 Kryo 470 cores, an 8 nm process technology, an Adreno 618 GPU, and so on. The chipset is not bad, but not a “top”, agree?
Therefore, in the Pro version, Snapdragon 855 was installed: 8 Kryo 485 cores, 7 nm process technology, Adreno 640 GPU graphics accelerator. Just like adult smartphones!
However, the difference between Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro in terms of interface work, working with files and other SIMple tasks is actually small. That is, I did not feel the transition from one device to another. I think this is good, at least those who have purchased the Mi 9T can rest assured.
What then is the essence of the Snapdragon 855? It consists in running the most “gluttonous” toys like PUBG or Call of Duty at maximum speed.
“And it comes out! And it enters. It comes out great! “
Of course, we are talking about the front camera, which slides out of the upper part of the body to create “selfies”.
When the front camera is extended, blue LEDs are activated on the sides of the lens (red. In black and red devices). When the “periscope” is raised, a sound is heard, moreover, like a Chinese toy. You can change the sound, but this option was hidden in such a way that you had to ask for prompts “50 to 50”, then “help from the audience” and finally. “call a friend”. As a result, I found out that the sounds change in the section “Advanced settings. Front camera effects”. There are 6 of them in total. Naturally, the sound can be turned off.
The front camera moves out slowly, or it seems like that, because at that moment the corresponding signal sounds. If you suddenly decide to drag her back, you will have to make some effort. In order not to “kill” the module, it is better not to do this and not even experiment. However, face recognition occurs almost instantly.!
By the way, the programmers have foreseen the case when the front camera is activated and the phone falls. At the moment of falling, the selfie module retracts back, in about 1.5 seconds.
4K video at 60 fps
Immediately I give a plate with the main parameters of the Mi 9T Pro cameras:
|Main camera||– 48 MP main camera. Aperture f / 1.75, pixel size 1.6 μm
– 13 MP wide-angle camera. F / 2.4 aperture, 124-degree field of view with support for distortion correction
– 8 MP telephoto with 2X optical zoom, f / 2.4 aperture
Shooting 4K 30 fps, 1080p 30/60/120/240/960 fps No optical stabilization!
|Front-camera||20 MP front camera. F / 2.2 aperture, 0.8μm pixel size, sapphire crystal and LED indicator|
Daytime photos, as usual, are not bad. Especially if you shoot in 48 MP and edit it manually. The people, of course, will not do this, but the opportunity exists. The dynamic range is wide, and the HDR photos are beautiful. In general, here the color rendition is in complete order, at least in good light.
As soon as the level of brightness of objects slightly decreases (dusk, night), the quality of the picture decreases sharply, and on all cameras: “soap” appears, the detail decreases. But. To give it credit. Noise cancellation works extremely well. You can argue with me, but I saw the work of aLGorithms “noise reduction” and worse.
5 chips Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro smartphone was presented at the beginning of September this year. The novelty was equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with a graphite cooling system, a retractable camera and a full-screen display.
At the moment, the device is sold for 33,990 rubles in official retail. Naturally, you can find it much cheaper you-know-where.
As a conclusion
I think, and so it is quite clear that my impression of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is positive. As you might guess, it almost does not differ from the opinion that I left in the review of the younger version of Mi 9T. The devices are really SIMilar.
So which smartphone should you choose? Everything is very SIMple: if you like to play and you have 34,000 rubles, then take Mi 9T Pro, if you don’t play, but you still have money, then there is no point in overpaying almost 10,000 rubles. Mi 9T is for you.
Before the beginning
Keep in mind that while it improves the screen experience, the terminal was not designed for these upgrade levels, however, it is up to each user to decide at their own risk whether or not to try. Keep in mind that you must be root and follow a series of steps to install the mod. Also, keep in mind that the difference isn’t comparable to 90Hz or 120Hz screens, but you may see an improvement in the smoothness of navigation or gaming. However, as with any unofficial modification, there are risks, including increased battery drain and possible unforeseen damage.
With that said, we’ll see step by step how to increase the refresh rate of the M i 9T Pro to 75Hz or 81Hz. These mods have been tested on Chinese Roms, India and are stable in both Android 10 and Android 9, so a priori compatibility is guaranteed on almost all models.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: how to increase the screen refresh rate
Refresh rate is an attribute that is gaining importance in high-end mobile devices. We must not forget that this trend was born in gaming mobile devices like Razer back in 2017, but this is what all flagships want to show off. 90hz and 120Hz screen refresh rates allow for a smoother experience, although it does have some negative impacts on battery life, for example.
The new Redmi K30, which will supposedly hit Europe as the Mi 10T, boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, which is not the case with last year’s generation. The Redmi K20 Pro or Mi 9T Pro in Europe has a refresh rate of only 60Hz, but luckily the XDA developer community has managed to boost it to 75Hz and 81Hz through modification.
Having our rooted mobile is very important to be able to install these mods and enjoy the new refresh rate. To do this, we will need to follow these steps:
- Activate USB debugging: Settings / Developer options / Press seven times on “Build number”.
- Under “Developer options” activate “USB Debugging”.
- Install ADB and Fastboot tools
- Unblock bootloader: open CMD or PoweShell on computer
- Connect mobile phone to computer via USB: write command “adb debices”
- Restart the terminal using the “adb reboot bootloader” command
- Write “fastboot oem unlock”
- Go to “Unlock Bootloader” and confirm
- Now we will only need to use an application such as One Clic Root or Kingo Root and activate the rooting process via the USB cable, which will be performed automatically. When the process is over, we will be at the root and can continue with our goal.
The first and required step. Make a backup of our mobile phone with TWRP. To do this, we will need to install the program, which we can do from here.
We run the ADB tool again and type command “adb backup.F.Twrp”. In the part of the route, we have to choose where the backup will be stored, if unchecked, they will go to the default location where ADB is. In the title, we have to select one of the backups, for example, My 9T Pro 2020. Then we press Enter to launch the TWRP backup screen, now we just need to slide the button to make a copy.
Ways to Update Android on Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Phone
The Android operating system can be updated in a variety of ways. There are both classic and alternative options. It is recommended to consider the update methods in the order in which they are presented in this material.
Despite the fact that each subsequent version of the firmware carries a lot of new functions, after the update, some smartphones work unstable. This happens when the user ignores the preparatory phase.
Before installing updates on Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, you need to meet 2 basic requirements:
- Charge your smartphone at least 30%;
- Reset to factory settings.
And if everything is clear with the first point, then the second raises many questions for some people. Resetting to factory settings completely deletes files from the smartphone’s memory. This avoids errors when installing updates.
Of course, no one wants to lose personal data, so you need to create a backup before resetting:
- Open the settings.
- Go to the “Memory and backups” section.
- Click on the heading “Google Drive”.
- Activate saving the backup.
Following these steps will result in the backup file being uploaded to the cloud storage. After updating Android, it can be restored.
If there is not enough space on Google Drive to save all data, it is recommended to create a backup via the “Copy and Restore” item. The resulting file should be moved to another device (for example, a computer) for the duration of the flashing, and after the process is completed, return it back to the phone’s memory.
If the backup has been successfully created, you can safely proceed to roll back the phone to the factory settings:
- Run device settings.
- Go to the “Recovery and reset” section.
- Select the item “Reset settings”.
- Click the “Reset Phone Settings” button.
- Confirm the operation.
Now you need to restart your smartphone, and then go directly to the process of installing a new firmware.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro phone update
Smartphones have continued to be supported by the manufacturer for several years since their release. All this time, the user receives updates that add new functions. To update Android on your Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro phone, you need to not only follow a few SIMple steps, but also prepare for the procedure.
This is the easiest and most common way to update your phone. The main condition, in addition to performing the preparatory procedures, is the presence of an Internet connection.
To install a new Android, you will need:
- Go to device settings.
- Go to the section “About phone”.
- Select “System Update”.
- Press the “Update” button.
Then the phone will automatically search for updates. If they are available for this model, you will be prompted to download the firmware file and click the “Install” button. After that, the device will reboot and be ready for further use.
Manually via Recovery Mode
This option is SIMilar to the previous method due to the fact that the firmware file must first be downloaded to the phone. But otherwise the process will be very different, since installation will require you to go to the engineering menu (Recovery Mode).
To go into recovery, you must turn off the device and hold down the power button and the upper volume rocker for a few seconds. If nothing happened, you should change the combination to the power button and the lower rocker.
Provided that everything is done correctly, the recovery menu will light up on the screen. It uses the volume buttons to navigate, and confirms the action by pressing the power button.
You need to select the “Reboot system now” item if you want to perform an over-the-air update. The “Apply update from ADB” parameter is responsible for installing the firmware from the internal storage, and “Apply update from SD card”. From the memory card. By selecting the appropriate item, it remains to confirm the operation and wait for the end of the process.
Manually through settings
This option is suitable for those cases when the smartphone cannot find an update over the air. To install the current firmware version, you first need to download the installation file from the developer’s official website. After placing the zip file in the device memory, you need to do the following:
- Open phone settings.
- Go to the system update section.
- Press the button with three dots, and then click on the heading “Select firmware file”.
- Specify the folder where the zip file was saved.
- Confirm installation of updates.
The further process will not differ from the one that was presented earlier in the updates over the air. That is, the smartphone will reboot, and after installing the firmware it will be ready for use.
How to find out the current Android version on Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
It is recommended that you check the current firmware version before installing updates. Your phone may already have up-to-date Android and no update is required.
To view the current version you need:
- Open smartphone settings.
- Go to the section “About phone”.
- Find the item “Android version”.
This section will indicate the current firmware version. At the beginning of 2020, the current OS is Android 10, but very soon Google will release another update to Android 11.
What to do after installing updates
As soon as the process of flashing the device is successfully completed, you need to turn on the smartphone and check how stable it works. If everything is in order, you can restore the backup file.
In the case when the backup was uploaded through Google Drive, it is enough to go through authorization on the phone using your Google account. The data will be restored automatically. If the backup file was placed in the memory of another device for the duration of the updates, it must be uploaded back to the mobile device.
When the backup is not restored automatically, you should perform the operation manually. You will need to open the settings, go to the “System” section and activate the function of downloading a backup.
Xiaomi Mi A1 (pure Android 8.1 Oreo)
- Click on the “Settings” icon in the application menu or launch them using the icon in the notification shade.
- Scroll down and go to the “System” section.
- Click “Reset”.
- Select “Erase All Data” (“Reset to Factory Settings”).
- Confirm your intention by pressing the button below.
- Enter the device PIN and click “Continue”.
- Select “Erase All”.
The device will restart and you will need to go through the initial setup again as if it were a new phone.
How to Hard Reset Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Phone from Settings Menu?
Attention! Because of FRP (Factory Reset Protection, that is, protection against reset), Android will ask you to enter your account login and password, which was assigned before the Hard Reset procedure. Therefore, if you plan to sell a smartphone, you must log out of your Google account (“Settings”. “Accounts”. “Google”. “Delete account”) before resetting so that the person who receives your phone can activate their profile on it.
Given the wide range of Android phones and the difficulty of describing the factory reset process for a specific model, we will show the guide using three fundamentally different devices and firmware as examples:
- Mi A1 on pure Android, which is also used in Nokia, Motorola, OnePlus (has a slightly redesigned system) and in all devices released about the Android One program;
- Galaxy S7 running Samsung Experience. Recall that the Korean corporation is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, so it makes sense to show this shell too;
- Redmi Note 5 on MIUI. The products of this company are in great demand in the CIS, so we could not ignore it.
The easiest way to do Hard Reset is through a special menu in the system parameters. Note again that the location and name of the items may differ slightly depending on the phone used. The main thing is to find the main category for recovery and reset.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (shell Samsung Experience)
- Go to the settings in a way convenient for you.
- At the bottom, click on the “General Settings” tab.
- Select “Reset” (“Archive and Reset”).
- Tap on “Reset data”.
- Click on the blue reset button.
- Enter the device PIN and click “Next”.
- Click on “Delete all” (“Reset device”).
Your phone will restart. It remains to customize it as after purchase.
Redmi Note 5 (MIUI firmware)
- Open “Settings”.
- Go to the “Advanced Options” window.
- Click on “Backup and reset”.
- Select “Factory data reset”.
- To remove absolutely all applications and files, check the “Clear internal memory”.
- It remains to click on “Reset settings” and enter the password, if required.
Attention! As you can see, the main thing is to find the “Reset” section. In order not to be guaranteed not to “wander” in all parameters in search of the desired menu, it is easier on the main page to enter the query “Reset” in the search box. Select the desired menu from the proposed list and you will immediately get into it. And then everything is as in the instructions.
How to create a backup?
Attention! A reset will erase all data on the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro phone. If you have not backed up your contacts, images, videos, documents and everything else, then you must do so, otherwise you will lose all personal information that was on the device.
To avoid losing your data, follow these guidelines.
- Transfer photos, documents and videos to your computer via USB cable. You can also use Google Photos to backup pictures, and Google Drive cloud service is suitable for documents and folders, but you can upload the number of files to it. You will have to pay to expand storage.
- In order not to lose contacts and applications, activate cloud sync in the settings. Go to the path “System”. “Advanced”. “Backup”. Enable Google Account Backup.
Once done, you can Hard Reset Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro.
Factory reset (hard reset) for Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro phone
There are many reasons why you may need to perform a Hard Reset on your Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro smartphone. Typically, this procedure is performed to restore the health of a system that has been violated by viruses, deletion of system files, “clumsy” firmware update and many other things. Hard Reset is very easy to perform on any smartphone, but you should be aware of the consequences of this action and be able to back up the system and files. We will discuss all this in detail below.
How to perform Hard Reset Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro via Recovery?
This is a useful method if your phone has a problem that prevents it from loading. It is for such cases that you need a recovery mode, through which you will need to perform a Hard Reset.
- If your phone is on, turn it off.
- Hold down the power and volume down buttons (if nothing happens, read our separate article on how to enter Recovery).
- Instead of normal loading, you will see a menu where navigation is performed using the volume keys (move the cursor) and power (select).
- Go down to the category “Wipe data / factory reset” and click on it with the power key.
- Highlight ‘Yes’ to confirm reset.
Upon completion of the reset, the device will reboot and display the standard welcome and settings window. Again, the menu names may differ slightly depending on the model.
Smartphone dubbed the “Flagship Killer”
This magnificent model is not for nothing dubbed the “Flagship Killer”.
This smartphone received SIMply impressive performance for a fairly reasonable price.
- 6.39-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels.
- 8-core top-end Snapdragon 855 processor with a maximum frequency of 2.84 GHz and Adreno 640 graphics.
- 6/64, 6/128 or 8/256 GB RAM / Flash memory, depending on configuration.
- Triple main camera module 48 (SONY IMX586) 138 MP.
- 20MP pop-up selfie camera is the first device with this camera design in the MIOT ecosystem.
- In-screen fingerprint scanner.
- NFC module.
- 4000mah battery with QC4 fast charging support.
Impressive ?! Still would!
Incredibly stylish and amazingly powerful
Gorgeous design, pop-up selfie camera and cool processor
This smartphone has a stunningly stylish gradient design and extremely cool body colors.
Its delicate design “plays” in the light, creating a rather interesting visual effect.
As a result, this model attracts attention literally at first sight.!
To make the 6.39-inch screen take up the maximum space on the front of the smartphone, the gadget designers took an interesting step.
They made the smartphone’s selfie camera retractable, removing it directly from the front of the device and transferring it to the side.
Thanks to this, the screen occupies about 91.9% of the front side of the device, which makes it truly “frameless”.
By the way, the retractable mechanism of the selfie camera is designed for about 300,000 actuation cycles.!
Original, innovative and practical!
To protect the huge AMOLED display of the smartphone (resolution 2340×1080 pixels), the creators covered it with a cool protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Also, don’t forget that this model has a fingerprint scanner built right into the screen.
And it’s not just a fingerprint scanner. It’s an improved version.
It has a large recognition area and, most importantly, an improved screen unlocking speed.
Plus, of course, no one forgot about the Face ID sensor.
In order to provide an impressive speed of work and allow you to enjoy even the most productive mobile game, the designers gave the smartphone a Snapdragon 855 processor with a maximum frequency of 2.84 GHz and Adreno 640 graphics.
Especially for players who spend a lot of time fighting on the mobile fields of smartphones, two game modes have been developed: Game Turbo 2.0 and MI Turbo.
Thanks to them, the display sensitivity is increased and additional optimization processes are connected, opening a new level of gaming comfort.
Handsome and powerful. Yes, this “Flagship Killer” turned out to be just right!
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 6 / 128Gb Carbon Black EU / CE Smartphone
Shoots cool, works fast
Triple main chamber module and many GB of memory
The smartphone received excellent characteristics of RAM and internal memory: 6/64, 6/128 or 8/256 GB, depending on the configuration.
This will allow the smartphone to work quickly, and it will give you the opportunity to store a lot of photos, music, installed games, etc. On the device.
The real adornment of the gadget is its main and front cameras.
The designers have spent a lot of time thinking about cameras that would give excellent photo quality.
And it looks like they really did it!
The main camera module of the smartphone is triple. It consists of three lenses:
- Main 48 MP (SONY IMX586 sensor).
- Wide-angle 13 MP (125 ° view).
- Long focus 8 MP.
This combination results in excellent image quality.!
In addition, the designers have taken care of improved clarity and brightness of night photos by creating a special aLGorithm for “night operation” and giving the camera 1.6 micron pixels.
As for the retractable 20 MP front camera, the engineers tried to make it just the perfect selfie camera.
She can even take panoramic selfies!
Another interesting technology implemented in this gadget is video recording of moving objects in tracking mode.
As you can see, what you need now can always be in the frame.!
It’s a great smartphone, isn’t it?!
Complementing the picture of this splendor is an NFC module, a 3.5 mm audio port and a 4000 mAh battery with support for QC4 fast charging.
Yes, this smartphone is a real “Flagship Killer”.
4G: LTE FDD ： B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8
LTE TDD ： B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
LTE B41 (2535-2655 120MHz)
3G ： WCDMA ： B1 / B2 / B5 / B8
TD-SCDMA ： B34 / B39
CDMA EVDO ： BC0
2G ： GSM ： B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
CDMA 1X ： BC0