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Xiaomi Mi 9T Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: MediaTek wants to win on cost benefit

The Redmi line brought minimal evolution with Redmi Note 8 and improved slightly on the Pro variant.

With the release of the top of the line Mi 9, the Chinese wasted no time and released several simpler variants to attract those who can not spend as much, even though this is one of the best cost tops of 2019.

The Mi 9T has the differential of the front camera pop up, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has four rear cameras. Their processor is for the same segment, but they are from different manufacturers. Who does better? This is what we will show in this comparative.

Jump to:

  1. Design
  2. Multimedia and Features
  3. Performance
  4. Battery
  5. Cameras
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion


Our competitors are very beautiful and elegant handsets, the brand's most neat intermediaries. Proof of this is that both have a glass back, with the Mi 9T bezel aluminum, versus the plastic Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The back of the Mi 9T is a bit rounder, although the corners of the Redmi Note 8 Pro aren't straight either. Their camera set is in the center of the device, but the Redmi line is larger and more sprung. The bulging area of ​​the cameras also accommodates the biometric sensor.

In the Mi 9T, the sensor is below the screen and is a better option because it is still faster than the top-of-the-line Mi 9 itself. The screen of this phone also does not bring notch, since the front camera is pop-up style above the device.

In Note 8 Pro it is in the front, in drop form. And this one also gets in the way of being a dual SIM and having microSD support but doing it in the hybrid slot. Already the Mi 9T has room for only two SIM chips.

Neither has any water protection and even though both have a very small chin, the Mi 9T is smaller and lighter with a much smaller screen.

The Mi 9T is neater and has better solutions, so it gets the point.

  • Best building:                                         Mi 9T
  • The slot is hybrid or not?                       Mi 9T
  • Do you have any resistance?                none
  • Best notch solution                                Mi 9T
  • Best Biometrics Solution                        Mi 9T
  • Which is lighter and thinner?                 Mi 9T
  • Best connection type                             none

Multimedia and Features


In this regard, the Mi 9T spreads again. In addition to notch, it also featured better overall display technology, not least because it has a great 6.39-inch FullHD + AMOLED and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has the same look and feels on a slightly larger 6.53-inch screen but IPS LCD technology. That would not be a problem, but Xiaomi used a much higher screen on its competitor, and this one may sin for not having the best adjustments.

It is possible to use both wells outside and under the sun, but the point here is really with the Mi 9T.

  • Best screen technology                    Mi 9T
  • Better screen resolution                   none
  • Best screen / body ratio                   Mi 9T
  • High Hz screen?                              none
  • Overall screen quality                      Mi 9T


For external sound, the Mi 9T stands out for its powerful, high-quality sound, just missing stereo. Note 8 Pro is also non-stereo and features speakers without the same power and quality as the competitor.

Both have a P2 connection for wired headsets, but neither brings a very interesting quality to it. The sound of the channels mix and can bring interference, no matter which headphones you use. Also, the Mi 9T supports 24-bit / 192kHz audio and AptX HD technology for Bluetooth headsets.

The point is with the external sound of the Mi 9T.

  • Sound is stereo?                                                                                             none
  • How many sound outputs do you have?                                                         none
  • Has P2 input?                                                                                                  Both
  • Do you have high-quality protocols and settings for Bluetooth and wire?       Mi 9T
  • Are there any headphones in the box?                                                            none


Not much to say about the difference in features as the two arrive with Android 9 Pie with the custom interface of the Xiaomi MIUI 10. The Mi 9T Pro variant is already getting Android 10, but this simpler model just arrived until MIUI 11, still with Pie.

Already Redmi Note 8 Pro is receiving MIUI 11, but Android 10 is coming along with it only on Chinese models. This indicates, however, that the update is very close. MIUI is a full-featured interface with high customization capabilities.

Qualcomm platform devices are generally more likely to receive updates, so the Mi 9T can have this advantage without confirmation. Both have digital and facial biometrics.

As a counter to the Mi 9T, it lacks the infrared port that many fans of the brand enjoy, while the Note 8 Pro has this feature, allowing you to control TVs and a host of other equipment.

By the heavyweights, we ended up in a draw.

  • How many biometrics solutions do you offer?                                     Both
  • Well, updated system?                                                                        Mi 9T
  • The system will be updated in the future?                                           Both
  • Which system or customization has more and better features?          none
  • Missing connections? Left?                                                                 Redmi Note 8 Pro


Here we have one more fundamental difference between the two smartphones. The platforms are distinct, so we have a Snapdragon 730 on the Mi 9T and a Mediatek Helio G90T on the Note 8 Pro. Both tested had 6 GB of RAM.

For 9T, there are versions with 64 GB and 128 GB of storage. Note 8 Pro has these and more, with options of 128 GB and 256 GB, but with 8 GB of RAM. Besides being more varied, it has the MicroSD slot and its memory is UFS 2.1, faster.

And this is reflected in the benchmark results, where Note 8 Pro had better numbers.

They both play games without gagging, but the G90T promises more fluidity with HyperEngine technology. Although the problem is changing, it is even more complicated to see drivers and compatibility of MediaTek processors as we see for Qualcomm. So for now, there is even more future guarantee for a Snapdragon.

Still, overall, the point is Redmi Note 8 Pro.

  • Who does better on the opening test?                                        Both
  • Who beats the most demanding games?                                    Both
  • Who has better benchmark numbers?                                        Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • What is the most updated processor?                                         Mi 9T
  • Which one has a better RAM/processor balance?                      Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Which one has more storage?                                                    Redmi Note 8 Pro


Being a little heavier and bigger than the competing phone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro invests more in the battery, with 4,500 mAh compared to 4,000 mAh of Mi 9T. But if you think this means more time away from the socket, that's not the case.

The MediaTek processor is made in 12-nanometer lithography, older and less efficient than Qualcomm's 8 nanometer comparative. This makes more battery drain even with so many similarities.

It's just under an hour and a half apart, but it exists, and for the screen, the discrepancy is just under an hour. Not much, but with 500 mAh more, it is relevant to last less.

The same is true for charging time, which is 10 minutes shorter on the Mi 9T, but this was expected and Note 8 Pro comparatively loads more efficiently. The two spend more than a day away from the wall outlet, carry 18W charger in the box, and have no wireless charging technology.

Being lighter, with less battery, and lasting longer, is more important than having more battery, so the point is the Mi 9T.

  • Which one has more battery?                                                  Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Which one recharges faster?                                                   Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Which lasts longer according to the TC battery test?               Mi 9T
  • Got wireless charging?                                                              none


On camera, we are talking about a triple set on the Mi 9T, consisting of a 48 megapixel main wide and f / 1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel telephoto, and a 13 megapixel ultrawide. In the case of the Note 8 Pro, we have four cameras, the main one being a 64 megapixel wide and f / 1.9 aperture, an 8 megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel depth macro.

They are sets with different choices, and even the Redmi Note 8 Pro has more sensors and even higher quality, we can say that the results of the Mi 9T were better, being similar even to those obtained by the top of the line Mi 9.

HDR helps the Mi 9T more, which brings a very good shadow and light balance, as well as firmer, less washed colors and more detail. The advantage of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is that its megapixels allow photos to simulate a nearly lossless 2x optical zoom, giving even more creative possibilities.

In night mode the Note 8 Pro seems to go a little better, although this is not the forte of any of them. Ultrawide photos are also much darker.

The point is with the Mi 9T.

  • Best rear camera set                                            Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Best DxOMark if you have                                   none
  • More balanced colors                                           Mi 9T
  • Best night photos                                                 Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Best outdoor photos                                             Mi 9T
  • Best indoor photos                                               Mi 9T
In the video, none of them record at 60 fps when it comes to 4K, but they can do that even FullHD, with the possibility of slow-motion at 960 fps in HD too. Note 8 Pro is the only one that brings some stabilization, although electronic.

Overall, audio capture and stability were better on Note 8 Pro, which also showed good quality results. The Mi 9T doesn't disappoint in looks, but it does pay attention to the two factors that Note 8 Pro is doing well.

The point for the videos is from Redmi Note 8 Pro.

  • Has optical stabilization?                                         none
  • Has electronic stabilization?                                    Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Records in 4k at 60fps?                                           none
  • Best in video                                                            Redmi Note 8 Pro
At the front, both feature 20-megapixel sensors, but the Note 8 Pro's f / 2.0 aperture is better than the Mi 9T's f / 2.2, which, let's remember, is a pop-up camera that disappears from the top of the phone.

And even under these conditions, the Mi 9T does better by bringing photos with great detail, sharpness, and color, compared to the Note 8 Pro, which is just below average for the category.

The last point of the photos is from Mi 9T.

  • Best front camera set                                        Both
  • Front camera records in 4k?                             none
  • Best selfie                                                          Mi 9T


Both handsets are officially marketed by Xiaomi, and while the Mi 9T took a more expensive phase of distribution, reaching $ 345, the Note 8 Pro came at a much more rational price, $ 242.

Point to the Redmi line.

  • Which one had a better launch price?             Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Which is the most cost-effective?                    Redmi Note 8 Pro


With almost double the points, the Mi 9T takes our trophy in this comparison. It is a handset with good workmanship, good size, interesting screen, good external sound, and better pictures. It is a device for those who want design, cool photos and a good set for media consumption.

Redmi Note 8 Pro is for those who want to spend less while still maintaining good features, such as good selfies, anytime performance, and good MIUI features, thinking of an upcoming upgrade.


Xiaomi Mi 9T: 7 POINTS
  • Great building details
  • Best screen
  • Best sound quality
  • Feature-packed
  • Longer battery life
  • Best rear camera
  • Best selfies
Redmi Note 8 Pro: 4 POINTS
  • Feature-packed
  • Superior performance
  • Best for videos
  • Good cost-benefit
What is your opinion about this comparison? Would he have a different result for you? Can the Mi 9T be that much higher than the Note 8 Pro or is it worth it to pay less for the Redmi line here? Leave your comments below!


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