Xiaomi is the most popular Chinese technology manufacturer. This is evidenced by the statistics of search queries (per month query "Xiaomi" Yandex gain 3.4 million times, request "Lenovo". 2.6 million, request "Huawei". 1.5 million), as well as sales results: in the top 10 most popular Android smartphones by the end of 2016, 4 Xiaomi models were included (that’s the way the brand name is pronounced in Chinese with the emphasis on the last syllable; such are the fruits of Russian folk art like Xiaomi, Xiaomi, Xiomi or Shaomi are wrong), while models from other Chinese manufacturers have not even managed to get into the top ten. If you look at the statistics of sales of Android smartphones around the world, then in the top 10 there are 5 Xiaomi models at once, and in the first place in sales, and in the world is also a smartphone from Xiaomi. What is the secret of the tremendous success of this manufacturer? In excellent combination "price quality": Xiaomi offers models with very good characteristics for little money.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A 16Gb. the cheapest phone in the Xiaomi catalog
Specifications: 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720, Android 6.0 operating system, 16 GB of internal and 2 GB of RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128 GB (combined with a slot for a second SIM card). The main camera is 13 megapixels with LED flash, autofocus and optical stabilization. 5MP front camera Battery capacity 3120 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 Quad Core No fingerprint scanner. Plastic case.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 16GB
Specifications: 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720, Android 7.1 operating system, 16 GB of internal and 2 GB of RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128 GB, support for two SIM cards. The main camera is 13 megapixels with LED flash and autofocus. 5MP front camera Battery capacity 3080 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. No fingerprint scanner. Metal case.
Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32Gb
Specifications: 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB of internal and 3 GB of RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128 GB (combined with a slot for a second SIM card). The main camera is 13 megapixels with LED flash and autofocus. 5MP front camera Battery capacity 4100 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 octa-core processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case.
This model is the best choice for those who need a budget smartphone with a powerful battery. There are many such people, this explains the great popularity of Redmi 4X.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB. Xiaomi smartphone with the largest screen and the most powerful battery
Specifications: a 6.44-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080, an operating system Android 7.0, 64 GB of internal and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB (combined with a slot for a second SIM card), the main camera is 12 megapixels autofocus, front 5 megapixels. Battery capacity 5300 mAh. Talk time is 57 hours. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. This model is recommended for those who need a powerful battery and a large screen. In the Xiaomi catalog, it is Mi Max 2 that holds the lead in both indicators.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb
Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB of permanent and 3 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB (combined with a slot for a second SIM card ) The main camera is 13 megapixels, front 5 megapixels. Battery capacity 4100 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 2000 MHz octa-core processor. Adreno 506 video processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case with plastic inserts on the top and bottom on the rear panel.
If you compare this model with last year’s flagships of the family (winter Redmi Note 3 Pro and summer Redmi Note 4), thanks to the new processor and graphics chip, Redmi Note 4X added autonomy and performance, and thanks to the new Sony IMX258 camera module, the shooting quality has noticeably improved.
Xiaomi Mi A1 64GB
Due to pure Android, the phone will be unusual for those who switch to it from another Xiaomi model. But when buying, you don’t have to worry if the Chinese firmware is waiting after activating the phone. Mi A1 has an international version of Android 7.1 with Russian out of the box. Announced update to Android 8.0.
Specifications: 5.5-inch IPS-screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB (combined with a slot for a second SIM card). Battery capacity 3080 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case.
Xiaomi assured that the dual camera is Mi A1 (two color OmniVision OV12A10 sensors with a resolution of 12 megapixels each and a pixel size of 1–1.25 μm are used. One lens has a focal length of 26 mm at aperture of f / 2.2, the other at 50 mm and f / 2.6) is comparable to the iPhone 7 Plus. The specialists of the resource hi-tech.mail.ru conducted a comparative test of the cameras of both phones and found out that in daylight the photos from Mi A1 actually look brighter and more contrasted than the photos from its eminent competitor. Optical zoom works the same, changing the camera is quick, but the iPhone 7 Plus gives more detail. However, the front camera does not have a resolution (only 5 megapixels with a single photosensitive element size of 1.12 microns), lacks autofocus and is not suitable for shooting in low light conditions. But overall, a very good result for the Xiaomi phone, which costs 3 times cheaper than an iPhone.
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Xiaomi Mi6 6 / 64GB
Specifications: 5.15-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, Android 7.1 operating system, 64 GB of permanent and 6 GB of RAM, support for two SIM cards. There is no support for an external memory card, although 64 GB is more than enough for an average smartphone user. Battery capacity 3350 mAh. The battery life in video viewing mode is 9.7 hours, in game mode. 7 hours. In terms of autonomy, the Mi 6 is about one and a half times superior to such flagships as the iPhone 7 Plus or Huawei P10. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor along with the already mentioned 6 GB of RAM provide excellent performance: Mi 6 is the 8th most powerful Android smartphone in the world (and the fourth of Chinese smartphones). There is a fingerprint scanner. There is protection against water.
Xiaomi smartphones have always been distinguished by excellent technical characteristics, but could not boast of an ideal camera. The camera of the new flagship in Xiaomi is positioned as a real alternative to the iPhone 7 Plus. The main camera of the Mi 6 is equipped with two lenses, a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, both with a resolution of 12 megapixels, as well as a 4-axis optical stabilization system. Working in pairs, these cameras allow you to take beautiful and clear pictures in any conditions. Portrait mode allows you to take clear and high-quality photos. Mi 6 has a portrait lens with a focal length of 52 mm. A camera with 2x optical zoom allows you to take great landscape shots, and a 10x digital zoom can capture even small details from a long distance. Mi 6 with 4-axis optical image stabilization technology takes clear pictures, capturing even the smallest vibrations. The built-in accelerometer and gyroscope allow you to stabilize the tilt and movement of the smartphone during shooting.
The front camera received 8 megapixels and a new firmware. The technology of beautiful Beautify 3.0 filters reacts differently to men and women. it changes the appearance of men a little less. Cheeks are reduced for women, their skin is smoothed and their eyes are slightly enlarged.
The portal hi-tech.mail.ru in the June comparison of the flagship cameras of 2017 gave the Xiaomi flagship camera the same points as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. At the same time, Mi 6 was able to bypass ASUS flagship. ZenFone 3 Zoom, which is positioned as a camera phone.
So, the new flagship Xiaomi has a good camera and autonomy, as well as excellent performance. All this at a price half that of the flagships of Samsung or Apple. At the same time, this model is not suitable for fans of large screens. the display diagonal is only 5.15 inches.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 64GB
Previously, Chinese manufacturers often copied the findings of Apple, Samsung and other top manufacturers, but in recent years the situation has begun to change exactly the opposite. For example, the now familiar dual main camera has become a trend thanks to Huawei, which since the beginning of 2015 has been gradually equipping its flagship models with them. In the fall of 2016, a dual camera appeared at the 7th iPhone, and in the fall of 2017, Samsung also first applied this technology. The standard headphone jack was first abandoned by the Chinese manufacturer LeEco in the Le Max 2 model in April 2016. Six months later, this function appeared in the 7th iPhone and was continued in subsequent models. In 2017, a new trend for frameless screens appeared. In the spring it was used in their flagships Samsung and LG, and in the fall there was a frameless iPhone X. However, the title of the first frameless smartphone belongs to Xiaomi Mi Mix, which appeared in October 2016, six months before the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 and a year before the 10th iPhone. The first pancake then turned out to be lumpy, for example, the function of the spoken speaker (which Xiaomi engineers did not find where to attach) performed the screen so that it was not too convenient. However, this experience has shown other manufacturers that it is worth moving in this direction. A year later, Xiaomi released Mi Mix 2, which took into account the mistakes of its predecessor.
The body size of the Mi Mix 2 is about the same as the standard model with a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches, even a little smaller. For example, if you compare it with the iPhone 8 Plus, then the Xiaomi flagship is 0.26 cm wider and 0.66 cm smaller in length. At the same time, the diagonal of the IPS screen is half an inch larger, namely 6 inches with a resolution of 2160×1080. In terms of the design of the front panel, the Mi Mix 2 can be easily distinguished as from the 10th iPhone with its "monobrow", and from the Galaxy Note 8, where the non-screen space takes the same distance both from above and from below. Mi Mix 2 left at the top only a practical inconspicuous strip with a speaker, and found the necessary space from below, where it placed the front camera. Now, to take a selfie, you need to turn the phone over. However, you can quickly get used to it.
With cameras, Mi Mix 2 made an unexpected decision also in that it removed the dual module of the main camera, which was in the spring flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. But it improved the aperture ratio from ƒ / 2.0 to ƒ / 1.8 (it plays a role in shooting in low light conditions). At the same time, the sensor is the same as on the Mi6 wide-angle camera (Sony IMX386, 12 megapixels, pixel size. 1.25 microns). The capabilities of the front camera are not too impressive: a 5 megapixel sensor without autofocus. However, cameras have never been a strong quality of Xiaomi products, which can not be said about performance: at the moment, Mi Mix 2 is the most powerful Xiaomi smartphone, the third among all Chinese models and the sixth among all Android models. This is facilitated by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and from 6 (in our case) to 8 GB (in the older version) gigabytes of RAM. Unfortunately, the phone does not support a memory card (only a second SIM card can be inserted into the slot), and for those who need 64 GB of memory, they can look at Mi Mix 2 models with 128 and 256 GB of memory.
The battery capacity is very average for Syamomi. 3400 mAh, for example, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has an impressive battery of 5300 mAh.
The fingerprint scanner is located familiarly: under the camera on the rear panel. By the way, the back panel is ceramic, which gives the smartphone a premium look.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 64Gb
Specifications: 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080, 64 GB of internal and as much as 6 GB of RAM, 2 SIM cards. Battery capacity 3500 mAh. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case.
The main thing you need to pay attention to in this model is the camera. Mi Note 3 has 3 cameras: dual main and front. The main cameras give out a 12-megapixel image. One of them is wide-angle with a focal length of 27 mm, an aperture of f / 1.8 and optical stabilization. The second has a focal length of 52 mm, an aperture of f / 2.6 and it does not have optical stabilization. The second main camera is used for dual optical zoom. A two-tone flash accompanies the camera, allowing you to more naturally transmit colors when shooting indoors. The front camera received a 16-megapixel matrix from Samsung, so we can safely say that the Mi Note 3 is a great choice for selfie lovers.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 64GB. the most popular smartphone in the Xiaomi catalog
The first thing you need to pay attention to in Redmi 5 Plus is the huge 5.99-inch IPS screen. A couple of years ago, a phone with such a screen would have been a shovel for a narrow circle of connoisseurs of such models, however, in the era of frameless smartphones, increasing the size of the screen practically did not affect the increase in case. If we compare the 6-inch Redmi 5 Plus with the standard 5.5-inch Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, then we will see that Redmi 5 Plus is half a millimeter smaller in width and thickness, only the length has changed, it is 7.5 mm more, however this means that Redmi 5 Plus, just like standard models, will fit easily in your pocket or hand. The resolution is also impressive. 2160×1080, while budget smartphones, as a rule, offer a maximum resolution of 1920×1080.
Other features: Android 7.1 OS with a proprietary MIUI 9.1 shell. 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card (combined with a slot for a second SIM card). Powerful 4000 mAh battery. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case. The main camera is 12 megapixels, front 5 megapixels.