Category: Xiaomi (Android)

Xiaomi Announce the Mi Smart Band 4 coming to Europe

In continuation of my current obsession with all things wearable, I have just seen that Xiaomi has announced their latest Band product in the form of the Mi Smart Band 4. This is a departure from the previous designs in that it now has a full-colour AMOLED display. …

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 …

Arrival – Live Xiaomi launch stream. Watch here.

Good afternoon everyone. We’re back in London today, bringing you everything you need to know about this relatively unknown brand. I say unknown because they are just that, at least right now, at least here in the UK. However, the same story could be told about HTC, about …

Xiaomi UK Launch. Who are they and how to you pronounce that name?

Today marks the arrival of a company that many here in the UK will have never heard of. However, they’re not a new brand and they’re definitely not inexperienced in any way. These guys are big, successful and expanding rapidly. Founded in 2010, they have over 15,000 employees …

Xiaomi lands in the UK with something special. Meet the Mi MIX 3.

Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Mix 3 — the third iteration of a bezel-less designed phone, kicking the notch display into touch. Wait.. Xiaomi? Don’t know them? Well, you might not be overly familiar with them yet, but they’re the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand and they are …

Less than £100 – The Xiaomi Redmi 6 3GB / 32GB

It’s available in blue, it’s SIM-free, it comes with a 5.45″ 1440×720 pixel screen and it’s powered by a Helio P22 CPU Mediatek CPU. There’s 32GB of internal storage plus a microSD card and 3GB of RAM. It also runs Android 8.1. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is selling …

The quest for a new phone. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 anyone?

Remember back in February when we were running around the halls of Mobile World Congress? Remember us filming the Mi Mix 2? Well, it did look rather nice indeed. It was nearly £335 at the time though… Now, just a few months down the line, you can pick …

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 available for £246.19

Head over to a site called Toby Deals and you’ll find the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB/64GB version for £252.19. Whack the code “WELCOME6″ in and the price will drop down to £246.19. If you need a bit more storage internally (this has a microSD card slot / dual …

Mi Mix 3 ‘leaked’ by Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi CEO Lin Bin posted an image on the social network Weibo, which is believed to be the Mi Mix 3. This was a much clearer image than those blurry cam pics that had been leaked previously. If this is the Mi Mix 3, we can see that there …

Are gaming smartphones becoming a trend?

Last year, the gaming hardware and accessories maker Razer surprised the world by announcing its plans to release a smartphone aimed especially at mobile gamers. The Razer Phone has the hardware to match the year’s flagship phones – an octa-core CPU, tons of RAM, and a massive battery …

Deal – Mi Mix 2 properly cheap

Money isn’t our friend at the moment. Our donation drive isn’t, I’ll be honest, going that well. We’ve only received £4.63, and that was from Bobby Wallace (thanks Bobby, we love you fella!) If you’ve got cash, and you don’t want to spend it on keeping us online, …

Xiaomi coming to Three UK

The news has just come out that manufacturer Xiaomi have agreed a deal with Hutchison Group to sell their products in markets the network operates. This is great news for the UK where the network Three offers an already exciting range of smartphones from companies like Huawei and …

Xiaomi Bargains

Here at Coolsmartphone we love a good bargain, and we have just been told of a few that’s starting now which last for 2 days on AliExpress. The deal is for Xiaomi phones, which are highly acclaimed midrange devices that offer good specifications for mid range prices. Now, …

Get yourself a Mi MIX 2 for a nice price

Right, if you head to this AliExpress page you’ll see that that the Mi MIX 2 is up for £287.48. If you hang about on the site for a bit, you should also get a pop-up offering some further money off. We got a full hands-on with it …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

This is another very impressive handset from Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is very new, appearing only this month, so a lot of visitors were trying to get hold of the phones which were being displayed here in Barcelona. The Note 5 Pro has a 5.99″ 1020 …

#MWC18 – Hands on with the Mi MIX 2

Whilst most of you guys will no doubt upgrade through a network, there’s a dedicated hard-core who will go out an import their own handset instead. OK, perhaps “import” is a bit strong. You’re basically buying it off a website, and they’ll then ship it to you from …

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Unboxing

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has arrived. I’m quite excited by this device as it is amazing vale for money at around £130. Here is the video of me unboxing it. What do you get for £130? Quite a lot: 5.99 FHD+ (1080×2160) 18:9 screen 12MP camera (dual …

We got some coupon codes for you!

Sure, it’s Amazon Prime day. You can get some great discounts on a range of phones and electrical gadgets if you’re an Amazon Prime member but… .. what if you’re not part of the Prime thing? What if you don’t want to be? Well, we had a chat …

MWC – Oh wow, I’m in love! Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi MIX

This morning I talk a walk to the China Mobile stand and there, amongst the robots and networking kit, was the Xiaomi Mi MIX we covered last year. This, though, was my first time seeing it in the flesh and .. woaha… A 6.4″ display oozes right to …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Now £120.91

Right, first up I should mention that this phone doesn’t have Band 20 on LTE, so no 800MHz 4G. Oh, and it also doesn’t have NFC, so no “tap to pay” magic. However, what it does have is a 2.1GHz Helio X20 deca-core CPU with a Mali T880 …