The best Xiaomi smartphone of 2019: which one is worth buying?

Xiaomi is one of the most famous companies in the world, producing primarily smartphones. Moreover, the company has achieved tremendous success in a very short period of time – it was founded recently, only in 2010. The company’s devices are very popular, including in the Russian market. The range of Xiaomi is huge, users often do not know which device is worth choosing. We will give a hint.

Xiaomi Mi A3 4 / 64GB

The Mi A3 model replaced Mi A2 – this line is different in that it works on the basis of the stock version of Android (instead of the more familiar MIUI) + updates from Google over the next few years.

The Mi A3 has a slightly larger display, but its resolution has slightly decreased compared to its predecessor – 1560 × 720 pixels. The processor is the fresh Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, which works together with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is increased – up to 4030 mAh, there is support for fast charging. On the back of the case is a triple camera. Design – in the corporate identity of Xiaomi.

But there is no NFC module again. Alas.

  • 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 Mi9 6 / 64GB

The flagship Xiaomi, which has already managed to surprise experts with both its main camera and the number of points scored in the AnTuTu Benchmark rating. Recall that this is one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market..

Finally, wireless charging has appeared, and there is fast. Too bad the manufacturer still saves on water resistance. As for the platform, it’s the most-top-end: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory in this version.

The main camera is triple, the AMOLED display has a diagonal of 6.39 inches. Fingerprint scanner integrated in the screen.

  • 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 Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

If you want something not very expensive, but at the same time with the flagship manners, you can pay attention to Mi 9T.

This model received a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of main memory, a capacious battery (4000 mAh), a retractable front camera, an excellent 6.39-inch display, a decent main camera for its price group.

It is worth noting the excellent appearance of the smartphone, as well as the presence of a 3.5 mm jack for headphones.

  • 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 7 3 / 32GB

The Redmi series, we can say, has become legendary – under it, Xiaomi produces inexpensive and high-quality smartphones, known throughout the world..

Redmi 7 received a stylish case and gradient shades, while the back cover is made of plastic. The “heart” of the smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. A powerful battery has not gone anywhere – here its capacity reaches 4000 mAh.

As such, there are no minuses for your money in the smartphone, but I would like to get an NFC module.

  • 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 3 / 32GB

In Redmi Note 7, although the screen is larger than in Redmi 7, the difference is very small – only 0.04 inches diagonally! But Redmi Note 7 is not just more expensive.

For example, here the back cover is made of glass, and the main dual camera module received a resolution of 48 MP. Redmi Note 7, without a doubt, shoots much better than Redmi 7.

The smartphone is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM in this version. But there is no NFC module here.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 186 g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi9 SE 6 / 64GB

Although the Mi9 SE looks like the flagship Mi9, these are different devices. So, a simpler processor is installed here (although this is a very powerful 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712), and the screen diagonal is reduced to 5.97 inches. Surely this smartphone will be appreciated by lovers of compact devices, because against the background of most recent devices, the Mi9 SE can be called compact.

There is also a triple camera, but it is simpler. However, he takes off with his own money. And here we already have NFC, a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, very fast firmware, etc..

And this is an inexpensive device – against the background of competitors.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.97 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 3 / 32GB

Very nice budget smartphone with a plastic case. But let it not bother you – quality materials.

Much more interesting characteristics. Mi A2 Lite received a 5.84-inch widescreen display, a dual rear camera, a platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 3 GB of RAM (relevant for this version), a fingerprint scanner + Face Unlock, a powerful 4000 mAh battery and, accordingly high battery life.

Separately, we note that Mi A2 Lite is part of the Android One program and works on the basis of a clean version of Android.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 178
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 3 / 32GB

A mid-budget smartphone that will surely be of interest to users. It has a rather large display (6.25 inches diagonal), a fairly powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip and 3 GB of RAM (for the specified version), a stylish case design, two dual cameras (rear and front), a powerful battery 4000 mAh.

You can choose from several shades of the case, including even blue or pink, although most probably choose classic black.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.25 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 6 / 128GB

The Mi Mix line has always been distinguished by unusual solutions. For example, the first generation of the device received a frameless case – at that time it was almost the first serial smartphone with a FullView display. Now it is a smartphone slider. Do not believe? In order to open the front camera, the smartphone must be moved apart! And since the front camera is hidden in the bowels of the body, the display occupies almost the entire area of ​​the front panel.

Few? Then there you have it: a version with 10 GB of RAM is announced! This is probably the first serial smartphone with this amount of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 218g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: dual 24/2 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi8 6 / 64GB

The flagship device from Xiaomi, which in the latest fashion received a large 6.21-inch display with a bang, as well as the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Mi8 is one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market, while it can impress with its characteristics: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM (for this version), very decent cameras, a smart fingerprint scanner + Face Unlock, a stylish case, excellent display.

It’s strange that there is no protection against water and dust, but there is NFC and fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

One of the alternative flagships of Xiaomi, which is interesting for its features. As you can see, almost the entire front panel is occupied by the display, but there is no “bang”. Where is the front camera? It is located on a small island under the display! Unusual, but you can get used to.

What else is unusual? For example, the back cover is made of ceramic.

And Mi Mix 2S is also called the first Xiaomi camera phone: the dual rear module consists of Sony IMX363 and Samsung S5K3M3 sensors, allowing you to get pictures of more than decent quality.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4 / 64GB

This smartphone will certainly be interesting to those users who wish to purchase a touch device with the largest possible display. The diagonal of the display of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is as much as 6.9 inches! But the power consumption is probably high too – with such a display, the user asks? Don’t worry, the manufacturer has taken care of this too – he installed a powerful 5500 mAh battery! Unsurprisingly, the Mi Max 3 shows excellent battery life.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM, fast charging, a dual rear camera, a smart fingerprint sensor + Face Unlock.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Pocophone F1 6 / 128GB

What is an unknown name? Do not worry, the Pocophone brand belongs to Xiaomi.

Before us is a real flagship, and at a very budget cost. Perhaps the cheapest smartphone in terms of cost / power: it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The Pocophone F1 has a good widescreen display, a good appearance, good sound, a smart fingerprint scanner. However, the back cover is made of plastic, there is no NFC and the camera can hardly be called flagship. Well, this is a reckoning for a low cost, but otherwise the smartphone is good.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.18 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7A 2 / 16GB

Among the budget models, Xiaomi Redmi 7A will definitely become one of the leaders: after all, a smartphone is inexpensive, while it does not use the cheapest solutions.

For example, this is a rather large 5.45-inch display, a powerful 4000 mAh battery, there is even protection against splashes (not to be confused with waterproofing)! Of course, the NFC module is not here, but the smartphone supports fourth-generation networks (4G).

The fingerprint scanner Redmi 7A has not yet been laid, however, an unlock is claimed on the face of the owner.

  • 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 Black Shark 6 / 64GB

The first real gaming smartphone from Xiaomi. Got a completely unique and recognizable design.

It uses a special cooling system that allows you to reduce the temperature of the processor under load by several degrees. The display supports a frame frequency of 120 Hz, and the maximum brightness is 550 cd / m2. There is a separate key for activating high-performance mode.

Separately, you can purchase a proprietary Xiaomi controller, and it uses its own battery.

Flagship specifications, they are below.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/20 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no