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Pocophone F1 initial review: Big battery, major processor, small price tag
Pocophone F1 initial review: Big battery, major processor, small price tag By Mike Lowe

Pocophone, eh, what's that? An off-shoot of Xiaomi, it seems the Chinese major has realised that not all potential customers throughout the world can say "shh-yow-mi" with relative ease. Thus, to target a different market (it's India first up), there's... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Pricing out the competition?
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Pricing out the competition? By Mike Lowe

If you're staring at the title of this review wondering 'who on earth is Xiaomi?' then, let us tell you, it's a Chinese brand that – based on the evidence of our time with the Mi A2 (known as the Mi 6X in China) – is about to become an even more major... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best?
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best? By Mike Lowe

With many flagship phones costing almost a grand - £1000 - it's no wonder more and more people are looking to affordable phones to buy outright. Besides, the quality offered by these devices is on the up.Following the Xiaomi Mi A2 global announcement... Read more

This is the blue Xiaomi Mi A2, in pictures
This is the blue Xiaomi Mi A2, in pictures By Mike Lowe

Xiaomi is upping its international creds with the launch of the Mi A2. Here shown in its fetching blue finish.The A2, which will also be available in gold and black finishes, will launch in Spain on 10 August... and we're hoping that the UK will be on... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 brings dual camera smarts in Android One package
Xiaomi Mi A2 brings dual camera smarts in Android One package By Mike Lowe

At the tail-end of 2017, when Xiaomi announced it was coming to Europe, it wasn't a brand name widely well-known (or pronounceable) to many. Its MI software experience also added additional layers of unfamiliarity.For 2018 that's set to change. The company's... Read more

Watch the Xiaomi Mi A2 launch live right here, right now
Watch the Xiaomi Mi A2 launch live right here, right now By Chris Hall

Xiaomi is serious about expanding its reach beyond China and hosting a launch event in Madrid is certainly one way to go about it.Xiaomi has seen big success in China, but it now wants to exert that influence across the rest of the globe, offering affordable... Read more

Xiaomi's new Mi Band 3 has a 20-day battery life, 50m water resistance
Xiaomi's new Mi Band 3 has a 20-day battery life, 50m water resistance By Maggie Tillman

Xiaomi has updated its Mi Band line of fitness trackers.The latest addition, the Mi Band 3, is an ultra low-priced wearable. It has a bigger, higher resolution OLED screen, when compared to the previous model, the Mi Band 2. Plus, Xiaomi claims it's... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 is a 6.21-inch monster, with iPhone X looks and dual-frequency GPS
Xiaomi Mi 8 is a 6.21-inch monster, with iPhone X looks and dual-frequency GPS By Rik Henderson

Xiaomi has announced a trio of phones under the Mi 8 name.The lead handset, the Xiaomi Mi 8, has a mammoth 6.21-inch OELD display with an FHD+ resolution of 2448 x 1080. It has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and an unmissable notch at the top for a 20-megapixel... Read more

Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May
Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May By Maggie Tillman

Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, which is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, will be unveiled on 31 May.The Mi 8 is supposed to be the sequel to last year’s Mi 6 (yes, it will skip the Mi 7 name, in honor of the company's eighth... Read more

Three to bring Xiaomi smartphones to the UK
Three to bring Xiaomi smartphones to the UK By Max Langridge

Xiaomi, the world's 5th largest smartphone manufacturer, has agreed a partnership with CK Hutchinson that will see its phones being made available to buy through the Three UK network. Up until now, you could get some Xiaomi phones through third-party... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: The flagship and the folly
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: The flagship and the folly By Mike Lowe

All current flagships worth their salt are shrinking screen bezel, looking to make the most display-forward design possible. But it wasn't one of the "big three" that started this trend. It was Xiaomi. Yep, a Chinese brand name you may not have heard... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launch: How to watch and what to expect
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launch: How to watch and what to expect By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi is about to unveil its new phone.The company is expected to show off the Mi Mix 2S on 27 March, which happens to be the very same day that Huawei officially unveils its new P20 lineup in Paris and Apple debuts a new, lower-cost iPad at an event... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag By Mike Lowe

It's finally happened: Xiaomi, the affordable Chinese phone brand, has worked its way over to Europe. Well, Spain for the time being. But we've prised a top-spec Mi Mix 2 handset from overseas to see how it holds up in ol' Blighty - which is of particular... Read more

Xiaomi's march into Europe begins in Spain, with impressively cheap Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi's march into Europe begins in Spain, with impressively cheap Mi Mix 2 By Mike Lowe

It's 2017, it's the year of ultra-powerful phones. It's also the year that Xiaomi makes its way to Europe for the first time, launching the Mi Mix 2 flagship (and other devices) in Spain from 11 November 2017 - as its testbed for possible expansion into... Read more

Xiaomi launches a ceramic unibody sequel to the slim-bezeled Mi Mix
Xiaomi launches a ceramic unibody sequel to the slim-bezeled Mi Mix By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi has launched a sequel to the Mi Mix. It's called Mi Mix 2.The original Mi Mix earned rave reviews for its slim bezels and game-changing design, which, unlike most smartphones, offered a different location for the earpiece and the front-facing... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone By Max Langridge

With so much attention being given to the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi was actually one of the first to produce a bezel-less phone in the Mi Mix. Xiaomi... Read more

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker
Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi just launched a smart speaker.Called the Mi AI Speaker, the speaker features a six-microphone array and is meant to double as a hub for Xiaomi's smart home devices, which includes things like vacuum cleaners and lamps. The speaker will work... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 6 launches with dual rear camera system "superior to the iPhone 7 Plus"
Xiaomi Mi 6 launches with dual rear camera system "superior to the iPhone 7 Plus" By Max Langridge

Less than two weeks after the specs leaked online, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 6 flagship smartphone. The Mi 6 doesn't quite compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6 when it comes to screen-to-body ratio,... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 6 specs leak online, Snapdragon 835 processor but a full HD display
Xiaomi Mi 6 specs leak online, Snapdragon 835 processor but a full HD display By Max Langridge

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi released the Mi5s and the Mi5s Plus toward the end of 2016, but the company is already planning the next version of its flagship device. The Mi 6 has appeared on GFXBench under the codename Xiaomi Sagit, where... Read more

Xiaomi Mi MIX is a bezel-free concept phone that you can actually buy
Xiaomi Mi MIX is a bezel-free concept phone that you can actually buy By Max Langridge

Following the unveiling of the Mi Note 2, Xiaomi's latest flagship device, the company has revealed detailed about a concept phone it's been working on. The Mi MIX appears to be a similar size to the iPhone 7 Plus but manages to fit in a 6.4-inch screen... Read more

Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2 with curved OLED screen and 23MP camera
Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2 with curved OLED screen and 23MP camera By Max Langridge

Xiaomi sent out invites for the live stream launch of the Mi Note 2 and has now revealed the full phone specifications, and they make for very impressive reading.The Chinese manufacturer teased the Mi Note 2 would have two-sided dual curves and now we... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with curved edges, 2K screen and iris scanner to launch on October 25
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with curved edges, 2K screen and iris scanner to launch on October 25 By Max Langridge

Chinese manufacturer of affordable smartphones Xiaomi, has confirmed it will be unveiling the new Mi Note 2 in a live stream from Beijing on October 25 at 7am UK time. The invite confirms the phone will have two-sided dual curves, which while we don't... Read more

Xiaomi’s new smartphones feature embedded fingerprint scanners and dual lens cameras
Xiaomi’s new smartphones feature embedded fingerprint scanners and dual lens cameras By Max Langridge

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has taken the wraps off two new smartphones, the Mi5s and Mi5s Plus, both of which come with their own headline grabbing features.They follow the release of the Mi5 Pro, which we've previously had some hands on time... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook
Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook By Rik Henderson

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market.It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this year.... Read more

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream
Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream By Elyse Betters

Chinese company Xiaomi entered a new category today: drones.Xiaomi has unveiled its first quadcopter, and it's called Mi Drone. It features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera with a detachable module, replaceable 5,100mAh battery that provides 27 minutes... Read more

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch
Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi quietly revealed a few days ago it was about to unveil a drone, and now the Chinese company has posted a teaser video for the product.The drone will be the company's first, and it's thought to be called Mi Drone. We know this because Xiaomi published... Read more

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week
Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi's been a busy little bee lately, but that isn't stopping the Chinese company from announcing yet another product in a whole new segment.9to5Google noticed that Xiaomi has started teasing a launch event on its official forum. The company published... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Max takes its name seriously with 6.44-inch mega display
Xiaomi Mi Max takes its name seriously with 6.44-inch mega display By Luke Edwards

Xiaomi has unveiled its latest and largest smartphone in the Xiaomi Mi Max. The 6.44-inch smartphone is even bigger than the company's Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablet phones.While there are three spec variants for the device we'll focus on the top end... Read more

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button
Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button By Elyse Betters

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband.Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Smartphone star causes a stir
Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Smartphone star causes a stir By Chris Hall

If you're into smartphones, then the name Xiaomi will be one you recognise. Enjoying huge successes in the China, Hugo Barra, VP of international at Xiaomi claimed that the company sat in the top spot for smartphone sales in China, and number 5 globally.The... Read more

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date
Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date By Luke Edwards

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is officially due to be unveiled on 24 February, according to Hugo Barra.After many rumours of the new Xiaomi handset the company's own Hugo Barra has taken to Twitter to confirm the announcement date. The former Google Nexus exec who... Read more

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps
Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps By Luke Edwards

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced its own action camera that it's selling at a staggering 399 CNY which is about £41.Despite being £320 less than the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition doesn't fall down on specs. The Xiaomi Yi can manage full 1080p video... Read more

Xiaomi sold 61m phones last year and will soon launch products in the US and other markets
Xiaomi sold 61m phones last year and will soon launch products in the US and other markets By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi is getting ready to sell products in new markets like the US, but don't expect phones.Xiaomi is a Chinese company that develops and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and other consumer electronics. It has been described as the "Apple of China", and... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Note could be iPhone 6 Plus beater: QHD, Snapdragon 810, Cat 9 LTE for £350
Xiaomi Mi Note could be iPhone 6 Plus beater: QHD, Snapdragon 810, Cat 9 LTE for £350 By Luke Edwards

Xiaomi Mi Note. There's a name that the Chinese company hopes will strike fear into the heart of Apple. This is its premium phablet which undercuts Apple in price while offering tip-top specs.The Mi Note should be a competitor to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus... Read more

Xiaomi surpasses Samsung as China’s top smartphone vendor
Xiaomi surpasses Samsung as China’s top smartphone vendor By Elyse Betters

Hardly anybody knew about a handset maker called Xiaomi in 2013. However, as of last quarter, the relatively unknown Chinese company has become the top smartphone vendor in its home turf.A report published on 4 August by Canalys, a research firm, has... Read more

Xiaomi MiBand is more than £80 cheaper than Nike’s FuelBand, but…
Xiaomi MiBand is more than £80 cheaper than Nike’s FuelBand, but… By Elyse Betters

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, has launched a very affordable wristband alongside its Mi4 smartphone. Unfortunately, both devices are limited to China.Called the MiBand, Xiaomi's new wristband only costs £7.50.... Read more

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in three minutes
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in three minutes By Jake Smith

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has been putting up big numbers in the space as of late - 180 seconds alone tells us that. During the Chinese Single’s Day (the holiday opposite Valentine’s Day) on Monday, Xiaomi managed to move 220,000 phones... Read more