Xiaomi has taken over the Asian smartphone market by storm, almost competing on level with the likes of Apple and Samsung. Recently, Xiaomi also filed it’s IPO in Hong Kong which is the biggest in the world since 2014. The company had stepped out of China just 3 years ago and the impact it has had on the users of other foreign markets in Asia has been exceptional. In India, Xiaomi has become the No.1 smartphone brand as it serves millions of customers who are happy with the company’s budget phones which offer incredible features and design. Today, we present our 4 best picks of Xiaomi smartphones so far.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Mi Mix 2S is powered by Qualcomm’s latest 10nm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and comes with 256GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM and global LTE bands. The phone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo and has the latest MIUI 9.5. The 12MP camera is AI powered which has the ability to pick out the best shooting mode based on the lighting conditions. The 8GB variant comes for $640 and there’s also a 6GB variant priced at $540.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Redmi Note 5 Pro is probably the best budget smartphone available in India right now. The phone has already made 5 million sales since February. The device comes with a Snapdragon 636 processor and up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dual camera is great for anyone looking to have a decent camera without compromising on the picture quality. You can purchase this phone for $214(4GB) and $260(6GB).
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi made ultra-thin bezels for this phone which was released back in October 2017. Mi Mix 2 has a similar design to Mi Mix with a smaller 5.99-inch screen and a more rounded design that makes it much more accessible. The phone sports a Snapdragon 835, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage, 12MP camera, 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3400mAh battery. The 6GB variant is available for $500.
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi removed the 3.5mm jack on this device to fit a larger 3,350mAh battery, almost 15% larger than the battery in the Mi 5. But the dual-camera setup is the real deal and includes a standard 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, along with a 12MP telephoto lens that delivers 2x lossless zoom. The phone comes with rounded corners and houses 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835, 5.15-inch Full HD display, 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB internal memory, 8MP front shooter, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB-C. The phone is priced at $420, a great choice for people having a budget under $500.