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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 4G Phablet 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Global Version - Blue - £284.62 @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 4G Phablet 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Global Version - Blue - £284.62 @ Gearbest

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Posted 21st Sep

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I know the 128gb is around £300 but for us that don't need the extra it's a good deal.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro as a phablet features 6.39 inch display afford you a vivid and different visual experience. 4 cameras, 48.0MP + 13.0MP + 8.0MP back camera and 20.0MP front camera, you can enjoy images with 2340 x 1080 high resolution. It comes with most of the features we've come to expect from a phablet, including 6GB RAM 64GB ROM storage equipped with MIUI 10 Snapdragon 855 and 4000mAh big capacity battery that you can play games faster.

Main Features:
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 4G Phablet 6.39 inch MIUI 10 Snapdragon 855 Octa Core 2.84GHz + 2.42GHz + 1.80GHz 6GB RAM 64GB ROM 48.0MP + 13.0MP + 8.0MP Rear Camera 4000mAh Battery
Display: 6.39 inch FHD+
CPU: Snapdragon 855 Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 640
System: MIUI 10
RAM + ROM: 6GB RAM 64GB ROM
Camera: 48.0MP + 13.0MP + 8.0MP back camera and 20.0MP front camera
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Face recognition, Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Three-axis Gyro
SIM Card: Nano SIM + Nano SIM
Feature: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, A-GPS, Electronic Compass
Bluetooth:5.0

Networks:
GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20
TDD-LTE: B38 / B40
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Toxiic21/09/2019 19:30

Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting …Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting do it or isn't it worth rooting it just for that? Also, is there that much risk of data collection on Xiaomi? There's certainly some controversy around Huawei at the moment so wondered if Xiaomi are as 'bad' as the media makes Huawei appear to be.I'm coming from a Samsung device so I'm a bit sceptical of this stuff!


Out of interest, why are you more worried about your data being sent to a server in China than a server in South Korea?
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What should I go for, this or the Mi 9? I’m torn :/
chadney12321/09/2019 17:25

What should I go for, this or the Mi 9? I’m torn :/


This has a bigger battery
chadney12321/09/2019 17:57

Nice little extra gadget tho


Or money saved,ah decisions,you could be right.
Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting do it or isn't it worth rooting it just for that?

Also, is there that much risk of data collection on Xiaomi? There's certainly some controversy around Huawei at the moment so wondered if Xiaomi are as 'bad' as the media makes Huawei appear to be.

I'm coming from a Samsung device so I'm a bit sceptical of this stuff!
Toxiic21/09/2019 19:30

Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting …Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting do it or isn't it worth rooting it just for that? Also, is there that much risk of data collection on Xiaomi? There's certainly some controversy around Huawei at the moment so wondered if Xiaomi are as 'bad' as the media makes Huawei appear to be.I'm coming from a Samsung device so I'm a bit sceptical of this stuff!


Out of interest, why are you more worried about your data being sent to a server in China than a server in South Korea?
shizola21/09/2019 20:25

Out of interest, why are you more worried about your data being sent to a …Out of interest, why are you more worried about your data being sent to a server in China than a server in South Korea?


I can't believe anyone is asking such a question in 2019

Just a heads up; China have concentration camps that are obliterating an entire culture. They have censorship of all media. Every business in China operates under the umbrella of the Chinese state...giving up information if requested, and having no recourse to stop such intrusions.

South Korea is, by comparison, an Eden!

I buy Xiaomi gear...but I do so knowing there's a much greater risk of data loss when compared to a manufacturer operating in pretty much any other jurisdiction.
yadiyada21/09/2019 21:42

I can't believe anyone is asking such a question in 2019 Just …I can't believe anyone is asking such a question in 2019 Just a heads up; China have concentration camps that are obliterating an entire culture. They have censorship of all media. Every business in China operates under the umbrella of the Chinese state...giving up information if requested, and having no recourse to stop such intrusions.South Korea is, by comparison, an Eden! I buy Xiaomi gear...but I do so knowing there's a much greater risk of data loss when compared to a manufacturer operating in pretty much any other jurisdiction.


Thanks for the laugh
shizola21/09/2019 23:13

Thanks for the laugh


Are you seriously suggesting that South Korea and China are equivalent?!
yadiyada21/09/2019 23:19

Are you seriously suggesting that South Korea and China are equivalent?!


In what way? Because I was talking about phone data and then you mentioned concentration camps. But seeing as America has those too, I guess you shouldn't be using android or ios, right?
shizola21/09/2019 23:49

In what way? Because I was talking about phone data and then you mentioned …In what way? Because I was talking about phone data and then you mentioned concentration camps. But seeing as America has those too, I guess you shouldn't be using android or ios, right?


You were suggesting that there is no risk to data security when comparing South Korea and China. Which is, of course, nonsense.

Also, the United States does not have concentration camps. It has Guantanamo Bay (a prison complex housing a few hundred people) - but that is not the same as the forced subjugation of 2 million Uighur Muslims into camps that are hidden from international scrutiny.

Can't remember the last time I spoke to someone that was so unaware.
yadiyada22/09/2019 00:20

You were suggesting that there is no risk to data security when comparing …You were suggesting that there is no risk to data security when comparing South Korea and China. Which is, of course, nonsense.Also, the United States does not have concentration camps. It has Guantanamo Bay (a prison complex housing a few hundred people) - but that is not the same as the forced subjugation of 2 million Uighur Muslims into camps that are hidden from international scrutiny.Can't remember the last time I spoke to someone that was so unaware.


You've messaged me 3 times but have failed to explain why your phone data is less secure in China.

And it's obviously absurd to say the US doesn't have concentration camps. You'd probably call them "detainment centres" or something I'm guessing lol. Nighty night
@shizola
Haha, I've just started a war in the comments but anyway...
I'm not too sure, I think it's just because I think of China as spying on all of its citizens which I don't want to be a part of. If I'm going to hand my data over, I'd rather it be a company that isn't based in China.
I suppose the media coverage on Huawei has tarnished Chinese phone companies with the same brush and although I'm not as put-off by Xiaomi as I am by Huawei, I'm still wary of Xiaomi.
Edited by: "Toxiic" 22nd Sep
Pay the extra and get the 128 version and as for the M9 up to you.
shizola22/09/2019 00:54

You've messaged me 3 times but have failed to explain why your phone data …You've messaged me 3 times but have failed to explain why your phone data is less secure in China.And it's obviously absurd to say the US doesn't have concentration camps. You'd probably call them "detainment centres" or something I'm guessing lol. Nighty night


I have just never discovered someone who truly believes that China and South Korea are equivalent in terms of protecting ones data. But here you go...have a chew on the following;

freedomhouse.org/rep…ina
China’s authoritarian regime has become increasingly repressive in recent years. The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is tightening its control over the media, online speech, religious groups, and civil society associations while undermining already modest rule-of-law reforms. The CCP leader and state president, Xi Jinping, is consolidating personal power to a degree not seen in China for decades. The country’s budding civil society and human rights movements have struggled amid a multiyear crackdown, but continue to seek avenues for protecting basic rights and sharing uncensored information, at times scoring minor victories.
(14/100 - 100 being most free)

freedomhouse.org/rep…rea
South Korea’s democratic system features regular rotations of power and robust political pluralism, with the largest parties representing conservative and liberal views. Personal freedoms are generally respected, though the country struggles with minority rights and social integration. Legal bans on pro–North Korean activity have sometimes affected legitimate political expression.
(84/100 - 100 being most free)

Which country would you trust to protect your data?
Toxiic22/09/2019 08:28

@shizola Haha, I've just started a war in the comments but anyway...I'm …@shizola Haha, I've just started a war in the comments but anyway...I'm not too sure, I think it's just because I think of China as spying on all of its citizens which I don't want to be a part of. If I'm going to hand my data over, I'd rather it be a company that isn't based in China.I suppose the media coverage on Huawei has tarnished Chinese phone companies with the same brush and although I'm not as put-off by Xiaomi as I am by Huawei, I'm still wary of Xiaomi.


Xiaomi and Huawei are 2 very different companies that both just happen to sell android phones. US are targeting Huawei over their telecommunications technology as part of their trade war. All counties spy on their own citizens, but unless your planning to travel to China to overthrow the government you probably don't need to worry.
Toxiic21/09/2019 19:30

Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting …Noob question: Can you remove software that links to China? Does rooting do it or isn't it worth rooting it just for that? Also, is there that much risk of data collection on Xiaomi? There's certainly some controversy around Huawei at the moment so wondered if Xiaomi are as 'bad' as the media makes Huawei appear to be.I'm coming from a Samsung device so I'm a bit sceptical of this stuff!


You can unlock the bootloader and move to a custom ROM if you so wish. The bootloader unlock is free however it takes up to 15 days sometimes.

Xiaomi phones are some of the best for modders. This phone has good, active support on XDA so you won't see many bugs if you chose that route. You can also stick to a MIUI variant that has been cut-down, or remove system apps yourself via root.

If you don't like the custom ROMs you can easily roll back to MIUI. MiFlash is pretty easy to use but be careful not to choose "flash all + lock" unless you're absolutely sure you don't want an unlocked bootloader (it can be a wait to unlock it again). Flash-all+relock leaves it in a 'brand-new in box' configuration; provided you haven't tampered with modem, customer and other sensitive partitions (ROMs won't touch these, you have to specifically go out of your way to cause havoc).

If you want help or guidance on how to do these things then lemme know. That said, I haven't used the Mi 9T yet - but it rarely varies with Xiaomi devices.
schmoog23/09/2019 09:53

You can unlock the bootloader and move to a custom ROM if you so wish. The …You can unlock the bootloader and move to a custom ROM if you so wish. The bootloader unlock is free however it takes up to 15 days sometimes.Xiaomi phones are some of the best for modders. This phone has good, active support on XDA so you won't see many bugs if you chose that route. You can also stick to a MIUI variant that has been cut-down, or remove system apps yourself via root.If you don't like the custom ROMs you can easily roll back to MIUI. MiFlash is pretty easy to use but be careful not to choose "flash all + lock" unless you're absolutely sure you don't want an unlocked bootloader (it can be a wait to unlock it again). Flash-all+relock leaves it in a 'brand-new in box' configuration; provided you haven't tampered with modem, customer and other sensitive partitions (ROMs won't touch these, you have to specifically go out of your way to cause havoc). If you want help or guidance on how to do these things then lemme know. That said, I haven't used the Mi 9T yet - but it rarely varies with Xiaomi devices.


Would you say messing around with the bootloader and everything is worth the time for the extra privacy (compared to just using it as normal out of the box)?

I don't mind if it takes a few hours to get it all sorted initially but I don't want to be having to turn it into a continuous project (unless it's worth the extra features messing around with it gives and the extra privacy).
Toxiic23/09/2019 09:58

Would you say messing around with the bootloader and everything is worth …Would you say messing around with the bootloader and everything is worth the time for the extra privacy (compared to just using it as normal out of the box)?I don't mind if it takes a few hours to get it all sorted initially but I don't want to be having to turn it into a continuous project (unless it's worth the extra features messing around with it gives and the extra privacy).


If you want minimal involvement you'd be best installing Magisk Manager. You'd be sticking with MIUI so minimum tinkering and time spent. Usually it's a case of root, push TWRP, flash Magisk zip, done (then use phone as normal - just install the modules you want).

I don't think there's a definitive answer to that question though - going the custom route can be painless and straight-forward or it can be involved.

Sticking with MIUI should avoid the latter (though be sure to read any cliff notes on MIUI OTA updates on XDA).

In my years of using custom ROMs you can sometimes find it's a process of the community and yourself finding bugs and going through several updates before a particular ROM is "production ready"; it varies a lot between devices. Mi 9T Pro has a pretty busy subforum so you'd probably find the experience a good one and most of the ROMs likely 'mostly' bug-free. Though no guarantees.

For what it's worth though I'd say the ROMs available for my device are faster and cleaner than MIUI. Though they weren't always as bug-free as they are now. A major problem with my particular model throughout it's lifespan was green photos . It's fixed now though.
Edited by: "schmoog" 23rd Sep
Nice I'd get this over mate 20 pro anyday
yadiyada21/09/2019 21:42

I can't believe anyone is asking such a question in 2019 Just …I can't believe anyone is asking such a question in 2019 Just a heads up; China have concentration camps that are obliterating an entire culture. They have censorship of all media. Every business in China operates under the umbrella of the Chinese state...giving up information if requested, and having no recourse to stop such intrusions.South Korea is, by comparison, an Eden! I buy Xiaomi gear...but I do so knowing there's a much greater risk of data loss when compared to a manufacturer operating in pretty much any other jurisdiction.


The USA snopes on you all the time. Not sure why people hate China maybe becouse there not white
The USA snops on everything you do ever online dude and the UK government have no issue's with it
No card slot or I would be all over this. Any good alternatives with card slot?
mcrobbj23/09/2019 12:28

No card slot or I would be all over this. Any good alternatives with card …No card slot or I would be all over this. Any good alternatives with card slot?


As much as I'd like this phone to have an SD slot, I've decided that this omission isn't enough for me to discount it entirely. It's just such good value in every other way...and a USB-C>USB stick will provide me with the additional storage I occasionally need.
What's everyone's opinions on cheap Amazon fulfilled listings of this phone? amazon.co.uk/Xia…way
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