The best Xiaomi smartphones of 2020: which is better to buy?

It would seem that what can change in just a year in the assortment of a company that is engaged in the creation and production of smartphones? A lot of things! In the case of Xiaomi, this is especially true – almost the entire range of smartphones has changed. And we will help you figure out which Xiaomi is best to buy in 2020.

Xiaomi Mi 10 8 / 128GB

The flagships of the company will no longer be cheap, as before – this is proved by the new Xiaomi Mi 10. Its cost, however, is quite justified – a large number of expensive solutions are used.

For example, the smartphone operates on the basis of the latest top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with a phenomenal power reserve. Mi 10 has one of the best AMOLED matrices on the market with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a very high margin of brightness in auto mode – 1120 nits. There is fast and wireless charging, although there is no protection against water in this version. The camera is very cool, it consists of 4 modules: the main, ultra wide angle, macro and depth sensor. The main module can shoot at a resolution of 108 MP – the pictures are incredible! All the more surprising is the fact that the “ultra-wide” did not receive autofocus, and there is no optical zoom.

5G support is available, but for the Russian market it is still irrelevant.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4780 mAh
  • Rear camera: four modules 108/13/2/2 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 4 / 64GB

Another replenishment in the line of Redmi.

Redmi Note 9S received a completely new case design without bright flashy shades, but it still looks great. It should be noted the new square module of the main camera. The camera itself received four sensors at once: the main, wide-angle, for shooting macro and a depth sensor. The main module removes easier than, for example, Redmi Note 8 Pro, but the wide-angle one is better.

The processor is a fresh Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. A very powerful battery is installed – already at 5020 mAh! Fast charge is present. The scanner is located in the power button.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5020 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/5/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

One of the most interesting offers in its price segment. Why? Yes, because for relatively little money, Xiaomi offers a powerful smartphone with excellent functionality.

It’s worth starting with the platform: the very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset is installed here, and the memory in this version reaches 6 GB of operating and 64 GB of internal. The second important feature is the FullView display, on which there are no cutouts with sensors, cameras, etc. The fact is that the front camera leaves the case if necessary. Although the idea is no longer new, it is very relevant..

A good and rear camera for its price is a triple module: the main sensor, wide-angle and telephoto. Takes off, of course, easier than Mi 9, but still very cool.

Note a powerful 4000 mAh battery with fast charging, a fingerprint sensor in the display, NFC, a cool 6.39-inch display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 8 3 / 32GB

Another hit from Xiaomi in the budget segment – the new generation of Redmi.

The first is the impressive design: a few years ago it was hard to believe that a budget smartphone would look like this. Yes, the back cover is plastic here, but this solution is also used on much more expensive smartphones. As you can see, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back cover, there is also a dual camera. It removes well, but only adjusted for the cost of the device.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 is installed as the processor. The solution is not the most powerful, but not bad for this segment (according to data from open sources, in terms of the power reserve Snapdragon 439 is at the level of Snapdragon 625).

NFC is not expected, but Redmi 8 received a battery with a capacity of as much as 5000 mAh with support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.22 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 6 / 128GB

Not at all the flagship of Xiaomi, but with a smart rear camera, which in one made the Mi Note 10 one of the top camera phones in the world!

The camera consists of five modules: main, macro, telephoto for portraiture, telephoto with optical zoom and stabilizer, wide-angle. The main module is capable of shooting at a resolution of 108 MP – this mode is recommended for detailed shots, so by default shooting takes place at a much lower resolution. The main thing is that the camera gives excellent pictures both day and night.

Also of interest is a powerful battery (5260 mAh), an excellent platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset and a large 6.47-inch screen.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5260 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 modules 108/12/20/5/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro 8 / 256GB

If you look at the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, you will look for the difference between them for a long time, because, both in appearance and in size, they are identical. Why pay extra in the Pro version? For the increased memory size – 8 GB of RAM and 256 ROM versus 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM in the younger version.

But few people know that there is one tiny difference that you just won’t notice – the main lens uses 8 lenses instead of 7. According to the creators, a different design allows you to capture more light, which should result in better results when taking photos with a lack of light.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5260 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 modules 108/12/20/5/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 4 / 64GB

And this is the next update of Redmi Note. And it seems to us that design is again at the forefront. To be honest – the photos do not convey how Redmi Note 8T looks alive, but it looks just great, and we advise you to buy a color version, not black.

Redmi Note 8T has got a 6.3-inch high-resolution screen, a powerful 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chip, but the battery capacity has remained the same – 4000 mAh. But this is not a little!

It is noteworthy that the back cover, unlike the younger version of Redmi 8, is made of glass. But much more interesting is the main camera – probably the best in its price segment. It consists of four sensors: the main, wide-angle, depth sensor and for macro photography. There is an NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 200g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 64GB

Together with Redmi Note 8 showed the version of Redmi Note 8 Pro. You probably already thought that this is the same smartphone, and the difference probably lies in the amount of memory. But no, they differ very seriously.

First of all, by appearance: in Redmi Note 8 Pro, the camera module along with the fingerprint sensor is located in the middle of the back cover. The smartphone looks very cool.

Other differences: an even more advanced camera with 4 modules, a liquid-cooled processor, a powerful 4,500 mAh battery, support for fast charging (18 W), an increased screen diagonal (6.53 inches). Finally, the NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.53 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 200g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 64/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A3 4 / 64GB Android One

An inexpensive solution from Xiaomi for those who want to buy a smartphone of the company not with MIUI firmware, but with stock Android – after all, the Mi A3 is included in the Android One program.

Compared with the previous generation model, the design of the device has completely changed and now the smartphone is similar to other recent Xiaomi models. Interestingly, the display resolution was reduced to 1560 × 720 pixels with a diagonal of 6.09 inches. But a rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor is used, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM in this version. The camera is now triple, in general it shoots well, but don’t expect a miracle.

Installed a powerful 4030 mAh battery with support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 6 / 64GB

Another variation of the flagship Mi 9 is Mi 9 Lite. The version is simpler and at the same time much cheaper. Interestingly, the back of the Mi 9 Lite looks almost the same as the Mi 9.

Of the interesting features, we can note the notification indicator, which in this model is already integrated in the Xiaomi inscription on the back of the case!

The Mi 9 Lite will delight the buyer with a high-quality 6.39-inch display, a very good rear camera of three modules (main sensor, ultra-wide angle and depth sensor), a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, a capacious 4030 mAh battery with support for fast charging, a fingerprint sensor in display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 6 / 128GB

Externally, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro looks exactly the same as the Mi 9T. The only exception is the new white color, which at the time of writing is only available for the version of Mi 9T Pro.

However, there are differences and they are serious. So, the Pro version uses the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Of course, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, which we saw on the Mi 9T, also has a power reserve, but the 855 chip is a real uncompromising flagship.

We also note more powerful fast charging, support for DC dimming technology for the AMOLED screen, and also the main camera, which, according to statements, has become better at taking pictures (using a different main sensor).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi 8A 2 / 32GB

If you need a simpler smartphone, you do not need super-duper features and you plan to save on the purchase of a new touch device, you should consider buying a Redmi 8A.

Yes, this is a budget smartphone, but it has everything you need. For example, a stylish case design (you can choose a shade when buying), a good 6.22-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and 2 GB of RAM in this version, a very powerful 5000 mAh battery, and fast charging is supported.

The main camera, although single, but shoots very cool (adjusted for device class). There is no fingerprint scanner, it is replaced by face unlock.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.22 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9 6 / 64GB

The flagship smartphone of the company, which, it should be noted, has significantly fallen in price since its launch. And today it is one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market..

As for the design, in this regard, Mi 9 looks very cool, Xiaomi is perfectly guessed in it. The back cover is made of tempered glass. Installed an excellent display with a diagonal of 6.39 inches with high resolution. There is a very decent rear camera, consisting of three modules: the main, wide-angle, telemodule.

Finally, there was support for wireless charging, however, the battery capacity is not the highest – 3300 mAh. However, the battery life is not bad. Platform – flagship: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip and 6 GB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi 7 3 / 32GB

The bestseller of Xiaomi Redmi 7 is now a past generation. Although this is not the latest model, it will be on sale for some time. And for its price this is a very good offer.

Redmi 7 has a low cost, cool case design, a good 6.26-inch display, a platform based on the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset and 3 GB of RAM, a capacious 4000 mAh battery (sorry, there is no fast charge and it uses a micro-USB connector ), fingerprint sensor on the back cover.

The main camera is dual, it shoots well – with your own money, so to speak.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4 / 64GB

An improved version of Redmi 7 has the Note prefix. There is only a slightly larger display, but it has a much higher resolution – 2340 × 1080 pixels. The back cover is made of glass, although the case design is similar to the younger model.

A much more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset is installed, the memory capacity in this version is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. 4000 mAh battery supports fast charging.

The camera is dual here, but it shoots much better, and the main module has a resolution of 48 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 186 g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7A 2 / 32GB

Ultrabook from Xiaomi, although the last generation, but very cheap.

The design is classic, the case is plastic, a 5.45-inch matrix is ​​installed. There is no fingerprint scanner – this model is not installed, but unlocking by face is supported.

Chip – Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, memory – 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal. Good battery capacity – 4000 mAh.

There is also splash protection.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 6 / 128GB

The fate of the next-generation Xiaomi Mi Max remains unknown, but for now, we suggest you consider Mi Max 3 for purchase.

Who will he suit in the first place? Those users who are looking for a smartphone with a large display, a powerful battery and low cost. All-metal casing may become a cherry on the cake.

Yes, Mi Max 3 weighs a lot (221 g), and the dimensions are large, but the screen is 6.9-inch! The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip, the memory capacity is 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. A very powerful 5500 mAh battery is installed with support for fast charging.

The camera shoots well, especially considering the cost of the device.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes