Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has made its name in the Asian country and its surroundings, something that has led to the company being nicknamed the Apple of China.
But why? The tech giant excels in producing cheap and affordable phones, but packs them with the best design you can ever imagine, alongside a wide range of top-notch hardware specs. These price-hardware combination has been phenomenal when it comes to propelling the sales of the company up above a huge number of other smartphone sellers.
One downside of Xiaomi Mi phones is that they rarely come to the U.S. However, this could be about to change as the company has recently made it clear that it is working on venturing into one of the most sought-after smartphone markets in the world. With this in mind, here are the best four Xiaomi smartphones that you can think of, just in case you are looking into getting a new phone.
Released earlier this year, the Xiaomi Mi5 is the current flagship smartphone offering from the Chinese tech giant. Although it packs the same hardware specs as the like of HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 or even the modular LG G5, you will only pay a price that is almost half what the rest of the flagship family demands. The phone has a price tag of less than $400, but this will give you a base model that only differs from the high-end model in terms of design, RAM and storage capacity.
There is a Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood that is paired with a RAM of 3GB and 32GB of storage. You also get a 64GB storage variant with the same RAM, but the high-end 128GB variant packs 4GB of RAM and ceramic back. As for the pricing of the ceramic back model, you won’t have to drift too far ahead of the $400 mark, but the prices are getting lower each day.
You get a USB Type-C port with support for fast charging, OIS, a fingerprint scanner and many other perks that will make you enjoy using this phone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi will soon announce the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which is the Redmi Note 4. But before this happens, the former is still a great device for anyone looking for a budget phone with top specs. As the release of the Redmi Note 4 gets closer, the price of the Redmi Note 3 is getting even lower, with the current sitting at around $180.
Although you won’t be getting a full flagship, at that price, the Redmi Note 3 is still a fantastic device. You get a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen with 1920 by 1080 pixels of resolution. You also get a Snapdragon 650 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 3GB and 32GB of onboard storage. The phone comes with a huge 4000mAh battery unit.
Xiaomi Mi Max
For lovers of huge devices, the Xiaomi Mi Max is a device you can’t miss on. Priced at below $230, the Mi Max also comes with a quite decent specs sheet alongside a quality display. Even though you can get yourself a number of options with the Mi Max, the top-end version is the most interesting with its 128GB of storage and 4GB RAM. Still, you won’t be disappointed with the lower end model, which packs 32GB of onboard storage and 3GB RAM. However, all Xiaomi Mi Max variants are powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC.
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is a cool gadget and it falls in the high-end category, just from a look at what it has to offer as well as the price. Released in January 2015, the phone has seen its price drop drastically, meaning you won’t have to shell out huge sums of money just so as to get one.
The phone packs a Snapdragon 810 SoC, which had some overheating issues, that is supported by a RAM of 4GB and onboard storage of 64GB. The front has a 4MP snapper while the back has a 13MP snapper, but these snappers can at times be disappointing.
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