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A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 3. The interface.

Morning all. So, I had a lovely intro to this third day with the Mi 8 Pro. You can see our story so far here. This morning though, I woke up to find that the Mi 8 Pro had received an update, and the GUI looked remarkably different. …

A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 2. The camera.

This morning I woke up. It was a bright, sunny day and the birds were gently tweeting their morning chorus. It made me feel lucky to be alive. I couldn’t wake to spring out of bed and greet the day with big, open arms. Ah well, no. Not …

A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 1. A tour

I went a bit crazy about the Mi 8 Pro during the launch. Was it the free wine they were giving out? Was it the fact that it was 3 o’clock in the afternoon and I was drinking on an empty stomach? Well, perhaps some of that, but …

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 …

Xiaomi Band 3 – First impressions

So we had an overview of the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro, the Redmi 6A and the Band 3 yesterday, but today I wanted to give you a closer look at the fitness band. This will be given out for free when you buy a Xiaomi handset …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 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 …

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 Mi Mix – Who needs a bezel?

Overshadowing their Mi Note 2 somewhat is this, the Xiaomi Mi Max. It’s packing some wizardry from our friends at Elliptic Labs and, if you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll have known all about it way back in March. Before I go any further, you need …

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 announced

A 5.7″ curved display which bends around the edges, a Snapdragon 821 CPU and a massive 6GB of RAM. Plus, t looks like a Samsung Galaxy Note7. Meet the Mi Note 2. For 2799 yuan ($413 or £339.51) you can get a 4GB memory version. This has 64 …

Xiaomi sells 1 million phones in India in 18 days

A couple of the writers here at CSP are interested in devices that originate from the far east and are relativity unknown here in Europe. I’m currently reviewing an completely unknown device from a unknown manufacturer, which at the moment is well above my expectations… review coming soon. …