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Best Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has not existed for so long, but has already managed to go the way from the “Chinese upstart” to a reputable company that produces original and original products. Which of its gadgets can Xiaomi be proud of?

There are a great many Chinese companies producing smartphones, but Xiaomi is perhaps the most famous of them. This manufacturer managed to achieve worldwide recognition amazingly quickly, because the company was founded only in 2010 - Lenovo and Huawei , which originated in the 80s, shrug their hands in bewilderment. Xiaomi is very popular in Russia - among domestic users there are a lot of those who are waiting for the release of new items from a Chinese company with the same thrill as the appearance of the new iPhone .

What is the secret of the brand? The fact that the company seeks to offer devices with an ideal ratio of " price-quality ". Xiaomi products are the best proof that the poor quality of Chinese electronics is just a stupid myth. Despite the fact that Xiaomi gadgets are assembled no worse than conditional Samsungs, they cost significantly cheaper.

In this article, we will present the best Xiaomi smartphones, selected according to certain criteria. The reader will have the opportunity to see how diverse the company's assortment is.

Best in everything

Xiaomi Mi 9

  • Operating System: Android 9.0
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Screen: 6.39 inches, resolution 2340 × 1080
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price: from 29 35o rubles

Each new flagship of Xiaomi has a unique "chip", something that makes competitors bite their elbows, and customers - to stare at windows with smartphones from a Chinese company with their mouths open in surprise. In the case of Mi9, Xiaomi marketers focus on performance - not surprising, because this is the first phone to receive the top-end Snapdragon 855 processor. Qualcomm's chipset is based on the 7-nm process technology. Of course, a device with such a filling can not be confused by any task. Mi9 can cope with all toys at maximum graphics settings without problems, and in benchmarks it shows results close to record ones (for example, in AnTuTu - about 370,000 “parrots”).

For those who prefer to spend more time on Instagram than playing games, Mi9 will also appeal. On the official website of Xiaomi, it actively boasts that the camera of the new flagship has the highest resolution on the market - 48 megapixels. Detailing pictures is better than the image on a 4K TV. Due to the fact that the pixels are larger and capture more light, you can take great photos even at night.

Advantages :

  • The latest processor, whose performance is still enough with a margin of 5-6 years.
  • Support fast wireless charging .
  • Wide-angle triple camera with support for artificial intelligence.
  • Powerful 20 megapixel front camera.
  • Unusual "shimmering" design.
  • Large AMOLED display , occupying about 90% of the front surface.
  • Fingerprint scanner integrated in the display.
  • NFC support.

Disadvantages :

  • You cannot install a microSD card .
  • Not everyone likes MIUI's proprietary shell.

Former leader

Xiaomi Mi 6

  • Operating System: Android 7.1, MIUI 8 Firmware
  • CPU: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Screen: 5.15 inches, resolution FullHD
  • Battery: 3350 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 128 GB

Price: from 15 690 rubles

Xiaomi Mi 6 is not the most expensive and not the largest smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer, but from the point of view of price-functionality ratio it is very attractive.

The main advantage of the Mi 6 is its performance. The device is equipped with the Snapdragon 835 chipset - for a second, the exact same one is installed in the “living legend” Samsung Galaxy S8 (for the USA). Synthetic tests of the AnTuTu benchmark confirmed that Xiaomi is even faster than Samsung - although this device, of course, is inferior to the novelties of 2019 with Snapdragon 845/855.

Mi 6 at one time claimed the championship in another nomination - the best camera phone from Xiaomi. The gadget is equipped with a dual 12-megapixel camera with a wide-angle and a telephoto lens. This configuration makes it possible to take impressive portrait photos - with the effect of blurring the background. An important feature of the camera is a 2x optical zoom that allows you to zoom in on objects without losing quality. Even for the current market, such a "feature" is a rarity.

Advantages:

  • Good performance.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Moisture protection - the smartphone complies with the IP67 standard.
  • Support fast charge .
  • Dual camera with optical zoom.
  • Compact size - the gadget will be a real find for someone who is tired of the "shovels".

Disadvantages:

  • There is no 3.5-Jack (for headphones).
  • There is no flash card slot.

The best budget smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

  • Operating System: Android 6.0, MIUI 8 Firmware
  • CPU: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Screen: 5 inches, resolution HD
  • Battery: 4100 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 32 GB

Price: from 8 490 rubles

For a modest amount, a Redmi 4X buyer receives a thin gadget with an attractive metal design and a capacious battery that provides up to 2 days of battery life with heavy use - with social networks and “toys”. The Xiaomi development team did their best to ensure that their device was able to boast of independence from the outlet - in particular, it carried out optimization at the system level.

The obvious advantage of Redmi 4X is the presence of a large number of sensors and sensors. The smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint sensor, which allows you to access personal information quickly, without entering a password - but this will not surprise anyone. What is more interesting is that the device has an infrared port . Of course, it will not work to use this sensor for data transmission - but with its help you can control home appliances.

Speaking of cons, it should be noted that Redmi 4X is unlikely to please fans of photo art. Like all 4th generation Redmi smartphones, this camera is rather weak.

Advantages:

  • The minimum cost.
  • Good autonomy.
  • High-quality assembly.
  • The presence of an infrared port and a fingerprint sensor.

Disadvantages:

  • The processor is "not modern."
  • Mediocre rear camera.

Powerful and inexpensive

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

  • Operating System: Android 9.0
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 , 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.18 inches, resolution 2246 × 1080
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price: from 18 270 rubles

Pocophone F1 has become perhaps the most talked about smartphone in early 2019. Not surprisingly, no other phone in the price segment up to 20 thousand rubles has received such a powerful filling. It's not only about the top Snapdragon 845 processor, but also about premium level RAM. The Pocophone has 6 GB RAM LPDDR4X.

If dry numbers do not tell you anything, then we will characterize the Pocophone F1 differently: it is a smartphone on which absolutely all existing games and programs “fly”. Moreover, there is also a backlog - software that will be released in the next couple of years will not slow down either. Pocophone F1 is 15% faster than the flagship Samsung 8th generation (according to Geekbench), according to 3D Mark, it is more efficient than 98% of smartphones. Pocophone - in fact, the device is truly revolutionary for the market. It is unclear what Samsung and Co. will justify their gigantic price tags when Xiaomi has proven that it is possible to equip inexpensive smartphones with the best filling.

Advantages :

  • The flagship chipset from Qualcomm, made by the 10-nm process technology.
  • The presence of a liquid cooling system LiquidCool.
  • Powerful battery with support for fast charging.
  • Dual camera with support for artificial intelligence.
  • 20 megapixel front camera with large 2 microns pixels.
  • The price is much lower than for devices with a similar filling.

Disadvantages :

  • Does not support NFC.

Smartphone with a capacious battery

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

  • Operating System: Android 7.0, MIUI 8 Firmware
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Screen: 6.4 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 5300 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price: from 12 980 rubles

Xiaomi company pays great attention to the autonomy of all its smartphones. However, among her gadgets there is a real “champion” by this criterion - Xiaomi Mi Max 2 . The battery capacity of the Mi Max 2 is 5,300 mAh - which is enough for 7 hours in games at maximum brightness and volume and almost 12 hours of watching movies in FullHD format. The device from Xiaomi is not a champion in the market and will not stand the competition, say, with the Moto Z Play, which can show movies for 25 hours without a break. But the results that he demonstrates are more than worthy: modern iPhones and iPads, like the "predecessor" Mi Max, sit faster. Here is a video report from Xiaomi confirming this:

The key to good autonomy Mi Max 2 is an energy-efficient processor 625th model from Qualcomm - exactly the same stands on the Moto Z Play. The Xiaomi device “lives” less than a Moto-smartphone only because of its impressive size display - the Mi Max 2 with a 6.4-inch screen is considered one of the largest smartphones in the modern market.

Advantages:

  • Capacious battery.
  • Stereo sound provided by a dual speaker.
  • Unique metal design.
  • Large screen.

Disadvantages:

  • The camera takes mediocre pictures - despite the increased pixel size.
  • Performance is lower than the first Mi Max.

with better screen

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

  • Operating System: Android 9.0
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.39 inches, resolution 2340 × 1080
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 128 GB

Price: from 31 870 rubles

Sometimes the well-forgotten old is much better than the new. It turned out that not only Hollywood screenwriters think so, but also manufacturers of mobile equipment. Xiaomi, for example, decided to reincarnate the concept of slider phones, which seemed to rest along with push-button “dialers”. Mi Mix 3 is made exactly in the slider form factor - however, the front part here is shifted not up, but down.

What is this bold experiment for? Because Xiaomi does not want to put up with compromises, such as a monobrow and a drop-shaped notch , and continues to strive for the goal for which the MIX line was created: 100% coverage of the front panel with a screen! Mix 3 shows more than a decent result (93.4%), largely due to the fact that the front camera migrated to the rear panel - which extends upward. Note that not everyone was satisfied with the experimental results. Some experts believe that Xiaomi is too smart and because of this, the gadget has become too weighty and thick.

Advantages :

  • Nontrivial design.
  • A dual camera with enlarged pixels, which perfectly shoots even with a lack of light.
  • Qualcomm flagship processor.
  • Support for wireless charging (charger included).
  • A huge screen covering almost 94% of the front surface.
  • Modern operating system.
  • NFC support.

Disadvantages :

  • There is no standard headphone jack.
  • Weight is quite large (218 grams).

Conclusion

In 2019, Xiaomi has in addition to 2 familiar rulers of smartphones - Redmi (budget) and Mi (premium) - also Poco. The most unusual and most functional gadgets belong to the Mi line, but in the budget one can not do without curious devices. The same Redmi 4X has everything to meet the requirements of most consumers.

Excluded from collection

The most beautiful smartphone - Xiaomi Mi Note 2

  • Operating System: Android 6.0, MIUI 8 Firmware
  • Processor: 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 4070 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price: from 20 490 rubles

Mi Note 2 is often called the most controversial Xiaomi smartphone. Despite the fact that this gadget has a lot of hardware and technical flaws, it looks really impressive. The thin case is made of metal, covered with 3D protective glass from Gorilla Glass and completely devoid of sharp corners. The display is curved on the sides and smoothly goes into the side ends. Xiaomi's smartphone design is unusual, but the idea that there is a “Chinese” in front of you does not arise - on the contrary, Mi Note 2 looks even prettier than the revolutionary Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Why then scold this gadget? First of all, for the quality of the image on the display. The Mi Note 2 OLED screen has big problems with adaptability: in sunlight, there isn’t enough backlighting in the street, in the dark the screen, on the contrary, is so bright that it dazzles. The camera also deserves criticism - its resolution is large (23 megapixels), but it doesn’t help much. In the dark, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 photographs worse than analogues - and besides, it does not support optical stabilization .

Advantages

  • Impressive and “expensive” appearance.
  • Long battery life, due not only to the battery capacity, but also to the presence of an OLED matrix, which “eats” the battery charge to a minimum.
  • High performance.
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner and infrared port.

disadvantages

  • Mediocre camera without optical stabilization.
  • Lack of a slot for a flash card.

Best Screen Smartphone - Xiaomi Mi MIX

  • Operating System: Android 6.0, MIUI 8 Firmware
  • Processor: 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Screen: 6.4 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 4400 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 128 GB

Price: from 27 490 rubles

Mi MIX could reach for the title of the most beautiful smartphone from Xiaomi, because the Chinese manufacturer involved the French designer Philippe Starck, who is known as the creator of Steve Jobs's yacht, to develop the appearance of this gadget. However, two nominations for one device is still too much, and the main advantage of Mi MIX is the screen.

The Mi MIX display is deprived not only of the side frames, but also of the top - because of what the smartphone looks like an alien from the distant future. Xiaomi did not invent such a design concept (the idea belongs to Sharp ) - but it was she who first introduced the world to her, introducing Mi MIX to the international market. The screen has an unusual aspect ratio of 17: 9 and a resolution of 2040 × 1080 pixels, which is quite enough to use the device with comfort. In addition, the display occupies almost 85% of the front surface; this result is one of the best in the world!

Advantages

  • Robust case made of ceramic.
  • The display is impressive in size, occupying almost the entire front surface.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Support fast charge.
  • The presence of an NFC module.

disadvantages

  • Big weight - more than 200 grams.
  • The minimum number of accessories on sale.

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