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Xiaomi Smartphone: The best to buy

In this constantly updated guide we will show you the best Xiaomi smartphones for each price range. By now, Xiaomi is no longer a brand only for the experts, but it is also known by the less accustomed to technology since it is now almost a year that the company has officially arrived in our country also opening several stores.

The Xiaomi devices are characterized by a great quality-price ratio that has allowed the Chinese company to forcefully enter the Italian market, managing to take an important share of the market.

Another advantage of the Xiaomi range is certainly the amplitude, we start from a basic range device with very low prices to devices with top features but that do not reach high prices, because the philosophy of the Chinese brand is to be able to sell excellent devices at the right price.

Xiaomi Smartphone: Why choose them?

We have already mentioned one of the advantages of Xiaomi smartphones and it is certainly the great value for money, but this does not only include internal components, but also the build quality and durability of the Chinese home devices. In addition, there is another very important element for Xiaomi smartphones, which is the software.

Within each Xiaomi there is the MIUI, an interface completely customized by the Chinese brand with particular characteristics. Graphically, you may like it or not, that is a matter of taste, but its great value is to be continuously supported by the community, which allows you to eliminate bugs in a short time.

There are two versions of the MIUI, the Stabile and the Beta, where the latter is a test version dedicated to the community useful for testing new updates before distributing them to everyone. In this guide, we will of course talk about smartphones with MIUI Global, that is the devices ready for our market.


Xiaomi Smartphone: Low-end

Xiaomi Redmi 7

The Redmi 7 is one of the best smartphones in this price range, thanks to the great value for money typical of Xiaomi. The technical characteristics are obviously basic, but valid. Inside we find a Snapdragon 632 as a processor accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable via MicroSD.

The display is a 6.26-inch IPS with HD+ resolution interrupted by a small droplet notch in the upper part that houses the 8-megapixel front camera. The rear photographic compartment is instead made up of two sensors, one 12 megapixel with f/2.2 and one 2 megapixel for the bokeh effect.

The connectivity department is good for this price range, with the mono band WiFi, the Bluetooth 4.2 LE and the Micro USB, there is the fingerprint sensor behind it. The battery is 4,000 mAh.

Xiaomi Redmi S2

The Redmi S2 is placed in the medium-low range of the market, inside we find the Snapdragon 625, a processor that is no longer brand new but very valid from all points of view, especially in this price range. The processor is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable via micro SD.

The display is a 5.99-inch IPS with HD+ resolution. Camera side, we find a double rear module with 12-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor to capture the depth effect, while the front camera is 16 megapixel.

On the connectivity side, the WiFi is mono band, the Bluetooth is 4.2, and the connector is micro USB. The battery is 3,080 mAh.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is among the best smartphones in its price range, especially for the fact that it has Android One inside it, that is Android completely stock, without MIUI, which ensures durability over time and timeliness of updating. Speaking of technical data, the Mi A2 Lite mounts the Snapdragon 625 with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable via micro SD.

The display is a 5.84-inch IPS with Full HD+ resolution interrupted at the top by a notch housing the 5-megapixel front camera. The rear photographic compartment is composed of a double sensor, the main 12 megapixel one while the secondary one of 5 megapixels for the effect of depth. The connectivity sector is composed of a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and Micro USB. The battery is 4,000 mAh allows to reach even two days of autonomy.


Xiaomi Smartphone: Mid-range

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the first smartphone with the Redmi brand, which has formally detached from Xiaomi, even though it is a non-practical formal division. This smartphone is probably the best in this price range, with features that put it on a par even with devices that cost more money. Inside this smartphone we find the Snapdragon 660 with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal memory expandable via Micro SD.

The display is a 6.3-inch IPS with Full HD+ resolution and a small notch drop that houses the 13-megapixel front camera, also useful for unlocking the face. A very interesting element is the rear photographic compartment of this smartphone, with a 48 megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5 megapixel sensor for depth effect.

Connectivity is a very complete smartphone, with a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 2.0. The battery is 4,000 mAh and can guarantee excellent durability.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is one of the best Xiaomi terminals for value for money, as it has a more than valid technical sheet at a price that has fallen over time. Inside Mi 8 Lite there is the Snapdragon 660 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of non-expandable internal memory, practically the same technical data sheet as Redmi Note 7.

The display is a 6.26-inch IPS with Full HD+ resolution. The photographic sector is composed of a double rear sensor, the main 12-megapixel sensor and the secondary 5-megapixel sensor for capturing depth information. The front camera is inserted inside the upper notch and is 24 megapixel. Connectivity is complete as there is a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C. The battery is 3,350 mAh.

Xiaomi Mi A2

The Xiaomi Mi A2 did not have the same success as its Lite version because it was initially released at a price that was perhaps too high, but currently it is certainly a best buy in several respects, like the camera and the fact of having Android One, so timely updates insured for at least 2 years. Speaking of hardware, within this Mi A2 there is the Snapdragon 660 with 4 GB of RAM and various memory cuts ranging from 32 to 128 GB all not expandable.

The display is an IPS from 5.99 with Full HD+ resolution without notch, certainly a good panel for the category. The other area in this smartphone is very good is the photographic industry, it has a double rear sensor, a 12 megapixel one and a 20 megapixel one with 2x zoom.

Surely in this price range it is one of the best smartphones to take pictures, beaten only by the Redmi Note 7 seen above. The battery is only 3,010 mAh, and it is perhaps the only lack of this Xiaomi smartphone, which is also complete in terms of connectivity since there is a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C.

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi with Mi A3 continues the tradition of Android One that has been so successful in recent years, and does so with a truly complete smartphone at a competitive price. Starting with the specifications, the display of this Mi A3 is a 6.088-inch AMOLED with HD resolution, perhaps low in this band but it is an excellent unit, with a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and a small notch in the part top that houses the front camera of even 32 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture, which makes it a perfect smartphone to take selfies.

Speaking of technical data, the Mi A3 mounts the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory expandable via MicroSD, the GPU is the Adreno 610. The photographic sector sees a triple sensor back: the main is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 with EIS with f/1.79 aperture, the second sensor is 8-megapixel wide-angle with f/2.2 aperture, while the latter is 2-megapixel for the bokeh effect.

On the connectivity side the Xiaomi Mi A3 is complete, with Bluetooth 5.0, dual band WiFi and USB Type-C 2.0. The battery is 4,030 mAh with support for fast charging at 18 Watts.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the smallest of the Mi 9 family and also one of the most balanced smartphones on the market. Thanks to its 5.97-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution it manages to have compact dimensions as the aspect ratio is 19:9 and the smartphone is tight and handy, all with a weight of only 155 grams.

The data sheet is from the mid-range, with the Snapdragon 712 as a processor with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal non-expandable memory, but in use, it will surely not make you regret a top. The photographic sector is similar to that of its older brother Mi 9, we find a triple rear sensor: a main sensor is always 48 megapixels with f/1.75 aperture, a 12 megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a telephoto lens with an aperture f/2.4 and 2x optical zoom.

The connectivity department is complete with Bluetooth 5.0, dual band WiFi and USB Type-C, even if wireless charging is missing. The battery is 3,070 mAh which allows excellent autonomy and support fast charging.

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Xiaomi Mi 9T is the last to arrive in the middle range of the Chinese house and is the European transposition of the Redmi K20. As for the technical data, we find the Snapdragon 730 accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory.

The display is a 6.39-inch AMOLED that occupies the entire front as the 20-megapixel front camera is positioned on a retractable trolley at the top. The main photographic sector is instead made up of three sensors, the main one being 48 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture. The second is 13-megapixel wide-angle with f/2.4 aperture, while the third is 8-megapixel telephoto with 3X zoom.

Connectivity side we find the dual-band WiFi, the Bluetooth 5.0, the USB Type-C and also the 3.5 mm audio jack. The battery is 4,000 mAh with fast charge support.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S remains a smartphone to be taken into consideration if you don’t like the notch, this device, as is traditional for the MIX family, has the front completely occupied by the 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, with only the thicker lower edge that houses the 5-megapixel front camera.

The data sheet is top of the range, with the Snapdragon 845 as a processor accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal non-expandable memory. The rear photographic compartment is composed of a double 12 megapixel sensor, the main with f/1.8 aperture, while the second has an f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The connectivity department is complete, with a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 2.0. The battery is 3,400 mAh with fast charge support.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

If you look at the hardware, the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is certainly a top of the range in every respect, especially at the current price, there are no other smartphones that provide this hardware. Inside this smartphone we find the Snapdragon 845 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory expandable via Micro SD.

The display is a 6.18-inch IPS with Full HD+ resolution interrupted at the top by a large notch that houses the 20-megapixel front camera. The rear photographic compartment is composed of a double sensor, the main 12 megapixel and the secondary 5 megapixel, which suggests a photographic sector that is not at the top as the other technical features.

The battery is a good 4,000 mAh battery and makes this Poco F1 almost a battery phone, which will lead you to never having problems with battery life.


Xiaomi smartphone: High-end

Xiaomi Mi 8

Although Xiaomi Mi 8 was released last year, it certainly remains among the best smartphones in circulation, especially at the price currently offered. Inside the smartphone we find the Snapdragon 845 with 6 GB and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory not expandable.

The display is a 6.21-inch AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution interrupted by a large notch in the upper part that houses the 20-megapixel front camera and the illuminator to help unlock the face in low light. At the rear, we find a double 12-megapixel sensor, the second with a 2x zoom. The battery is 3,400 mAh and still allows a day of use.

Xiaomi Mi 9

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is certainly one of the most interesting Xiaomi smartphones given the great value for money. It is the first device to mount the new Snapdragon 855, a 7 nm processor that currently beats all in the benchmarks, accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory, although for now only the 64 GB version is available.

One of the most interesting compartments of this Xiaomi Mi 9 is definitely the camera, at the rear, there is a triple rear camera that contains all the useful features at the time such as the wide angle and the zoom.

The triple rear camera is composed of a main 48-megapixel Sony sensor, a secondary wide-angle 117-degree 16-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor that integrates 2x zoom. At the front, the 20-megapixel camera is integrated into the small drop-shaped notch that interrupts the continuity of the 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution.

The other peculiarity of this Xiaomi Mi 9 is certainly the fingerprint sensor under the display, which is added to the release with the face. The connectivity department is certainly complete with a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, dual GPS and USB Type-C 2.0.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

In this ranking Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, the slider phone of the Chinese company that combines very interesting features with a very refined and refined design, cannot be missed, all at the right price. Inside this Xiaomi we find the Snapdragon 845 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory, even if there are various versions that can reach up to 10 GB of RAM.

The front surface is almost completely occupied by the 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and aspect ratio 19:9, which is a candidate to be among the best in its price range. The notch is not present, and the camera is not placed in the lower chin as it was for the other MIX, but rather the two front cameras, the main 24 megapixel one and the secondary 2 megapixel one for the bokeh effect, are placed on the slider and are revealed by sliding the display down with a strong and solid magnetic movement. At the rear, there are two cameras, both 12 megapixel, a standard and a 2x zoom.

Connectivity is complete as there is a dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 2.0. The battery is 3200 mAh.

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