Category: Xiaomi (Android)

The Xiaomi Mi9 pricing question. Why are we paying so much?

I touched on this in the recent Mi9 Vodafone launch but I felt I had to expand on this a little more See, I have a problem with Xiaomi at the minute. It’s not about their handsets, or the quality, or the performance – I loved both the …

Xiaomi Mi9 now available to buy on Vodafone.

We took an up-close look at the Xiaomi Mi9 in February but now you can buy the thing. It’s available right here on Vodafone UK with prices starting at £49 per month with a £9 upfront cost. That’ll get you unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 25GB of data. …

Vodafone to range the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Huawei P30 Lite

Two new phones have been confirmed by the Vodafone network here in the UK. First, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is coming. This runs Android 9 and has a 6.39″ 19.5:9 Full HD+ OLED display. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU and an Adreno 640 GPU. There’s …

MWC – Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

So, 5G, right? For £499? Well, that’ll tick a few boxes with a lot of people methinks. The Mi Mix 3 is showing right now on the Mi.com site and she slides baby. She slides. That 6.39″ Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED has a 19.5:9 aspect at 2340 x …

MWC – Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

She’s got a waterdrop notch and will be available in lavender violet, ocean blue or a piano black. You’ll get yourself a transparent one too, and no matter how real or not real that whole CPU / NFC rear-end is, we still like staring at it like crazy. …

MWC – Xiaomi Mi 9 Launch. LIVE FEED

Right, we’ve landed. We’re back in Barcelona for … well, we’ve lost count. We’ve been here every year since the Mobile World Congress arrived here in Barcelona so, that’s a long time. I think I had hair when this all first started. Today it’s Sunday, and gone are …

MWC – Xiaomi Mi 9 global launch countdown ..

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The whole Mobile World Congress madness is about to kick into high gear. We’ve got our suitcases brimming, the flights are booked and the hotels are ready. It’s time to pack our running shoes and prepare to run all around Barcelona …

Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro – Comparison video

Just recently I added a story which compared the Mi 8 Pro with the Mi 8. The latter is now £459 on Mi.com (it was a bit cheaper earlier in the week), which compares to £499 for the Mi 8 Pro. Now, I should have included this video …

Xiaomi Mi 8 vs the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. Face off!

OK, so if you’re looking to get the Mi 8 Pro, definitely dive into our Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review. The Mi 8 Pro is a flagship phone which costs just £499. It has an in-display fingerprint reader, a transparent back with the chips and NFC showing (ok, …

So, you want something different?

How about a folding phone then eh? Yep. Interested aren’t you? Me too! The ability to extend the display ad-hoc is definitely something I’d like to try out, although a piece of me thinks that there must be some sort of creasing on those edges after you’ve folded and …

Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UK

Xiaomi have today announced its Mi Mix 3 device will launch in the UK on the 16th January, and if you are quick enough, can get a nice £50 discount off the price. The Mi Mix 3 features a full touch screen with no notch, this is tucked …

Fake gadget porn or new foldable Xiaomi device?

The jury is out on this one, but it comes via Mr Blass, who’s the kind of leaks round these parts. Is this real? Is this fake? It’s up to you decide. Even if it is real, would you use or want something like this? Or are we …

Xiaomi – An early look at the Boxing Day offers!

Yes folks, it’s not even Christmas yet and we’re getting details of the deals you’ll be able to get after the event. Xiaomi have sent us their offers, which include the Redmi 6, Redmit Note 6 Pro, Pocophone, the A2 and the Mi 8 in their Westfield store. …

Xiaomi complaints result in Advertising Standards response

We were down in London last month for the UK Xiaomi launch. Their kit is absolutely top notch and they’re causing waves by creating flagship phones without the insane price-tag. At the launch, which we covered here, there was a lot of promotional activity going on. The launch …

Strava problems on Xiaomi phones?

Remember the problem with Strava and Honor / Huawei devices? Well, just a few days ago I went on quite a long ride. I hopped on my bike and did about 2 hours, but Strava had been shut down, presumably by the HiSilicon CPU, at some point during …

Xiaomi Black Friday deals announced

So, we are getting buried in Black Friday deals. Following the UK launch and the opening of their first store in Westfield this week, Xiaomi have let us know about their Black Friday offerings. The Westfield store has the entire range of smartphones, including the flagship Mi 8 …

Three to range the Xiaomi Mi8 and RedMi 6A from tomorrow

We’re live here in London and we can confirm that, just in the last few seconds, Three UK will be stocking the Xiaomi Mi8 from tomorrow. You’ll also be able to pre-order the Redmi 6A, and they’ll be giving you a free Band 3 with either purchase. This …