The best Xiaomi smartphones

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The best Xiaomi smartphones

1 Xiaomi Mi 106 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 2 Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC7 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 3 Mi 10 Lite8 Redmi Note 9S 4 Xiaomi Mi Note Lite 109 Redmi Note 9 Pro 5 Xiaomi Mi 910 Xiaomi Mi A3

Nicknamed “the Chinese Apple”, Xiaomi sets out to conquer Europe. The brand, created in 2010, is known for offering products with very good value for money. It should therefore appeal to French consumers looking for good deals.

Xiaomi has three physical stores in Paris (at 30/32 avenue des Champs-Elysées, at the Forum des Halles and at 39 Blvd Sébastopol) and one based in Ile-de-France, at Velizy 2. In other French cities, you will find the brand’s smartphones mainly at Fnac and Darty.
The brand is also on online shopping sites like Gearbest and Banggood.

If you want to buy a Xiaomi online, then go to the official Mi website, or to SFR, Bouygues and the retailers (Fnac, Darty, Boulanger, Amazon France, Cdiscount, Materiel.Net, etc.).

It is good to point out that Xiaomi smartphones are Android with an “overlay” called MIUI. This means that if you are used to using pure Android, you will notice some presentation differences between the two.

1. Xiaomi Mi 10 – The best in everything

 

In substance and form, the Xiaomi Mi 10 resembles its predecessor. It offers both similar features and improvements. Among its novelties, we are thinking in particular of 5G connectivity, an even better display and a new 108 Mp camera with a four-lens configuration.

Regarding its performance, it has a larger capacity 4780 mAh battery and its LPDDR4 RAM has been replaced by LPDDR5. Also, you will benefit from a Snapdragon 865 processor and 12 GB of RAM.

2. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC – The best value for money

 

 

From £ 199 (around $ 250)

Its design is disappointing but its 6.67-inch screen is, on the contrary, very satisfactory. This is a 120Hz LCD display with FHD + (1080 x 2400) resolution and HDR10 support. Therefore, its colors are vivid and punchy, and the high refresh rate display is a steal at this price.

Xiaomi has installed a quadruple lens on the back of the Poco X3, and its main 64 Mp, f / 1.9 lens is the star. Up front, you’ll find a 20MP selfie sensor, f / 2.2, which enables high-quality portrait shots.

The Poco X3 NFC is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, backed by 6 GB of RAM.

3. Mi 10 Lite – The best Xiaomi for 5G

 

The Mi 10 Lite sports a traditional design, with a teardrop-shaped notch, an edge-to-edge screen and a curved back. It has a 6.57-inch AMOLED display in Full HD + definition (2400 × 1080 pixels).

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite benefits from a quadruple module configuration, including a 48 Mp wide-angle main sensor supported by pixel-binning technology that merges 4 pixels into 1.

Under the hood, it sports a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip capable of delivering 20W fast charging.

4. Xiaomi Mi Note Lite 10 – The best mid-range

 

With the Mi Note Lite 10, Xiaomi has taken a giant step forward in the design of this range, and completes this elegant body with the MIUI 11 software, also improved. Its selling point is its main 64 MP photo lens, which on paper promises wonders, but in practice it does a little worse than smartphones for photography.

On the other hand, the battery life is incredible, it can last up to two days without recharging (depending on your use).

It’s not a flagship phone, but it’s a solid midrange and versatile smartphone, all at a very attractive price.

5. Xiaomi Mi 9 – The fastest

 

Price TBC

Monster speed, gorgeous design with superb value for money, the Mi 9 is a phone you can’t ignore.

What makes it different from the Mi 8? The integration of the in-screen fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor, 20W wireless charging technology, and a triple AI camera that includes a 48 Mp sensor.

6. Xiaomi Black Shark 3 – The best for gaming

 

From $ 599

The Black Shark 3 features a 6.67-inch 1080×2400 OLED display with rich colors and excellent level of detail. For even better quality, Xiaomi has integrated a 90Hz display.

On the back, it is equipped with a 64 Mp main sensor, complemented by a 13 Mp ultra-wide lens and a 2 Mp depth sensor.

It has a Snapdragon 865 processor, supported by 8 or 12 GB of RAM. Such a configuration gives it excellent performance. Combined with an Adreno 650 GPU and 8 or 12 GB of RAM,

7. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 – A quality sliding smartphone

 

$ 559.99

The Mi Mix 3 is a superb sliding phone with a dual selfi sensor hidden behind the screen. This system allows for a full screen display and faster access to the phone.

In addition, Mi Mix 3 is a small update of the 2S, and even loses the bling bling side of its predecessor, whose photo sensor is surrounded by 18 carat gold. However, it is still a great phone that sells for an incredible price.

In addition, its processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) is coupled with a RAM of 6 GB and a storage space of 128 GB (not expandable) which is rather generous.

8. Redmi Note 9S – The best battery life

 

$ 219 (64GB), $ 249 (128GB)

The Redmi Note 9S has a 6.67-inch Full HD + screen at 90 Hz. It notably displays a resolution of 385 ppi.

At the rear, it sports a quadruple module incorporating a 48-megapixel main sensor. The latter also takes advantage of Pixel Binning technology, it allows four pixels to be merged into one to capture more brightness.

For less than 230 €, this Xiaomi is very powerful, in particular thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor supported by 4 to 6 GB of RAM. Finally, its 5020 mAh battery gives it breathtaking autonomy.

9. Redmi Note 9 Pro – The best performing midrange

 

 

This Note 9 Pro model completes the Redmi Note 9 range. Like its predecessors, it offers incredible battery life thanks to a 5020 mAh battery, a bright 6.67 inch IPS display, a quad lens and expandable storage.

It has the same processor and screen as the Redmi Note 9S, but its 48 Mp sensor is replaced by a 64 Mp model.

Its remarkable power comes from its Snapdragon 720G chip, boosted by 6 GB of RAM.

10. Xiaomi Mi A3 – The best for Android

 

$ 229.99 (64GB)

The Mi A3 is different from its predecessors. It has a 6-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5: 9 ratio and a Dot Drop notch in the shape of a water drop.

It is a mid-range phone with a very elegant design and available in three colors, More than White, Subtle Blue and Shade of Gray.

On the back, it has a triple AI camera with a 48 Mp main lens, an 8 Mp ultra-wide angle and a 2 Mp depth-of-field sensor. Up front, its selfie lens is 32MP.

On the performance side, it hosts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with which you benefit from a storage capacity ranging from 64 GB to 128 GB, it is expandable to 256 GB via a microSD.

Its 4030 mAh battery is impressive and it is compatible with Quick Charge technology.

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