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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag
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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

Xiaomi Mi 4 announced with high-end spec, from the brain behind Google Nexus

Xiaomi Mi 4 announced with high-end spec, from the brain behind Google Nexus

By Luke Edwards

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has announced its latest Mi 4 handset. This comes after the company hired Google's Hugo Bara who played a big role in Android and Nexus.The Mi 4, which has been unveiled on the Xiaomi Facebook page, is the... 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