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Xiaomi Phones

Xiaomi phones are gaining worldwide recognition. But these smartphones still remain difficult for many outside of Asia to buy. Here we make all the android phones from this famous brand available and cheap phone prices.

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The History of Xiaomi Mi

Started in 2010 Xiaomi is seen as China's homegrown equivalent to Apple and is headquartered in Beijing. The name Xiaomi, translates to little rice, while its Mi logo depicts its Mobile Internet ambitions. The Mi logo is also sometimes associated with the words "Mission Impossible". Particularly when referring to the Chinese company's rapid growth, overcoming many challenges in its early history.


The Chinese company has been one of the top 5 smartphones manufactures in the world for the past few years running. It is also going toe to toe with the big smartphone brands of Apple and Samsung. But despite this Xiaomi is still almost unknown outside of Asia, except for in South America. The main sales territories include Brazil, India, and China as well as the wider Asia-Pacific area. But it is in India and China that Xiaomi dominates the smartphone market. This is a result of building a name that is synonyms with a high build quality and great value for money. In Asian markets where consumers are tech savvy and pinching pennies this brand alignment has brought it a loyal following.


Like Samsung, its larger Korean cousin, Xiaomi is not content with just conquering the smartphone market. It has diversified into fitness trackers, laptops, smart watches, audio and visual equipment as well as lifestyle and smart home devices. Despite snapping up several smaller tech companies to gain a foothold in these new markets it's still best known for its prowess in the smartphone industry.


Benefits of a Xiaomi Phone

As mentioned before these smartphones from China are well known for their stellar build quality and affordable prices. The smartphones boast Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. These offer a higher performance than their main rivals from MediaTek. While all the handsets from Xiaomi run on the Android operating system the user interface is different. Xiaomi has developed their own launcher and front-end for Android. This is known as MIUI, (Mi User Interface). This firmware has its own unique themes but all the standard Android OS operations are still available as well as some custom extras. MIUI updates are rolled out OTA (Over-The-Air) to most handsets. The MIUI releases for Android devices for sale in non-Chinese markets have all the Google Play services and apps such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Play store. Those for the Chinese market will include MIUI own environment with an app store, themes and cloud services.


Xiaomi Phone Ranges

Xiaomi has many different phone ranges each aimed a different demographics. There are flagship devices that can compete with the likes of the iPhone and Galaxy handsets as well as more affordable cheap phones aimed at the budget end of the market, as well as everything in between.


Xiaomi Mi Phone Range

The Mi range of Xiaomi phones is one of the higher end flagship devices. The popular Mi5 and Mi5s were released only in China. However, many Xiaomi Mi5 and 5S handsets were made available from online resellers where they were hot sellers. The newer Xiaomi Mi6, launched in April 2017, was the first sub $500 phone to incorporate the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that is clocked at 2.45GHz. The Mi6 phone also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack and features a dual camera setup. The Mi6 has some beefy specs including 6GB RAM and a suitably large 3250mAh battery as well as dual lens rear cameras. It comes in a few different colors and there is also a premium limited edition with ceramic body and a silver variant with mirror finish. One of the best flagship phone released in 2017 the Mi6 is a perfect choice for game and media lovers and one of the best smartphones around for its price range.


Mi Max Phablet Range

The Xiaomi Mi Max range as its name suggests is the largest screen offering this smartphone manufacturer has. The original Mi Max was released in 2016 and had a massive battery to deliver 2 days of usage time. This phablet has a stunning 6.44-inch display that is protected by Gorilla Glass and is available with 3 or 4GB of RAM. If you like watching movies on your commute to work then a phablet is a good purchase choice and the Mi Max is one you should consider. Its large display offers high resolutions and you will enjoy great viewing and a strong performance.


Mi Mix Phablet Range

The Xiaomi Mi Mix was the phone that got all the attention in 2016. It brought back to life the idea of a bezel-less display. The stunning design, from renowned French designer Philippe Starck turned heads. It has since been widely imitated but rarely bettered. If there was one criticism of the Mi Mix is would be that it was just too big with its gorgeous 6.4-inch display. So when the Mi Mix 2 was launched in 2017 they addressed this issue as well as complimenting the phone with the same sort of 4G LTE coverage as the Mi Note. The Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99-inch screen so is still classed as a phablet but the smaller body makes it easier to hold.


This Mix smartphone has some serious hardware tucked away under that luxurious ceramic body. These smartphones come with a Snapdragon CPU and an option of 4 or 6 GB RAM and with up to 256GB memory. They boast an impressive performance with great looks to win over new high-end customers to the brand.


Mi Note Smartphone Range

The Mi Note is sometimes overshadowed by the other Xiaomi Android handsets, notably the Mi Mix which debut alongside the Mi Note 2. However, it should be of particular interest to the global market, especially those in the US. That is because this range was the first to feature a global range of 4G and LTE bands, over 37 of them. This means that unlike some Android phones the Mi Note will work on most carriers around the world.


Some other features of this smartphone are the dual curved display, which is strikingly similar to the S7 edge. The phone also boasts an AMOLED panel that Xiaomi partnered with LG to deliver and a good mid-range Snapdragon processor. Surprisingly Xiaomi limited the releases of the Mi Note 2 to China. But thanks to companies like Chinavasion you can pick up this stylish phone and enjoy using it almost anywhere in the world.


The latest addition to the range is the Note 3. A 5.5-inch display brings 1080P resolutions but did away with the curved edge screen. Under its shiny body is an Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 CPU running at 2.2GHz and an impressive 6GB of RAM. Once again we can rely on this device for connectivity and this model supports a good range of 4G LTE frequencies.


Redmi Note Budget Phone Range

The Redmi Note range is the budget lineup from Xiaomi. The 4 and 5 Redmi Note come with an option of 2 or 4 GB RAM and feature a well balanced Snapdragon processor. The Redmi Note smartphones are priced from about $150 to $200 and offer a well-rounded performance for those with limited money to spend.


The 4X with its Deca Core CPU, 4GB RAM, and 4100mAh battery makes a great mid-range phone. Xiaomi will undoubtedly continue its success with the Redmi Note 5 so mid-range phone lovers will have plenty to look forward to as this line continues to deliver quality phones at reasonable prices.


Redmi Cheap Phone Range

Not to be confused with the Redmi Note range the Redmi phones are the entry-level models. They are the phone that range that helped secure a foothold in the Indian market and much loved by all for the pocket-friendly price. The latest phones in the Redmi range typically start at $100. There are prime versions costing up to $50 more and bringing some extra oomph with more RAM and onboard storage. They make great first Android phones and offer an affordable way to own a modern handset with all the smartphone essentials.


The Redmi 4A and Redmi 4X bring a reliable performance and cheap phone prices. the Redmi 4A has a 3120 mAh battery which when partnered with the HD display and mid-performance CPU is enough for a day's worth of usage. For a bump in specs, the Redmi 4X offers a little extra and larger 4100mAh as well as extra storage and a fingerprint scanner so is a worthy upgrade if your budget can stretch a little further.


China Smartphone

While early Chinese smartphones could be classed as cheap copies of Apple or Samsung phones that old stereotype is outdated. Xiaomi has brought in reputable designers and engineers to help put their phones on an even footing with the big boys of the smartphone world. The dedication and work has paid off and resulted in a stunning range of phones that feature the latest innovations in smartphone technology. These include awesome sensors, dual back cameras, high resolutions AMOLED displays and some of the best hardware around. Today Xiaomi is the quintessential China smartphone manufacturer with sought-after handsets that are leading the pack. For Xiaomi the success is an almost fairytale-like story that has seen the company go from strength to strength. There will be plenty of challengers to the throne of best Chinese smartphone manufacturer but this Chinese phone company will be hard to beat given the pedigree of their devices.

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