Relatively new to the UK, Xiaomi is a Beijing-based smartphone company with a wide range of incredible handsets under its belt. Established in 2010, it didn't take long for Xiaomi to become known as a tech giant in China.

By the second quarter of 2018, Xiaomi were crowned the fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, while also making its way to Europe in the same year. Now, UK tech lovers finally have the chance to try out Xiaomi devices themselves.

To help you decide which Xiaomi phone is right for you, we've gathered everything you need to know about their popular handsets.

Xiaomi Mi 8

At a glance: 6.21-inch AMOLED Full Screen display, dual 12MP rear camera, 20MP front-facing camera, 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm, 175g

The Xiaomi Mi 8 offers cutting-edge tech without the high-end pricetag. Streamlined, incredibly thin and offering a 6.21-inch AMOLED Full Screen display with 83.8% screen-to-body ratio, this handset offers maximum entertainment without a bulky design.

The screen covers the entire front of the Xiaomi Mi 8, with a discreet notch at the top for the front-facing camera. The tech behind IR Face Unlock is based here too, which will allow you to unlock the phone at a glance - even in darkness. There's a fingerprint scanner too, located on the rear of the device.


Behind the scenes, you'll find an octa-core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and MIUI 10.1, Xiaomi's exclusive operating system based on Android. The battery comes in at 3,4000mAh, with Quick Charge 4+ support.

Equally as impressive front and back, you'll find a dual 12MP rear camera on board that uses AI scene detection to identify up to 206 different scenes and adjust camera settings automatically, alongside a huge 20MP front-facing camera. With face recognition, AI portrait mode, 3D Beautify features and a selfie timer, you'll be well equipped for video calls or group photos.

Xiaomi Mi A2

At a glance: 5.99-inch Full HD+ display, dual 20MP and 12MP rear camera, 20MP front-facing camera, 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm, 168g

The camera offering on the Xiaomi Mi A2 is outstanding, especially when you consider the lower price tag. The main dual 20MP + 12MP camera is designed to deliver clear, defined photos in any light, with the 12MP lens perfecting daytime shots while low light shots are easy to master with the 20MP lens and 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology.

You're covered when it comes to selfies too, thanks to the 20MP front-facing camera. AI Beautify 4.0 intelligently adjusts your snaps so you're always looking your best, while AI Background Blurring gives your selfies that professional, portrait-like look. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is also capable of 4K video, and can record in slow motion.


The 5.99-inch Full HD screen boasts a fantastic widescreen 18:9 aspect ratio that's ideal for streaming movies on and uses 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for an amazing resolution and optimal drop resistance.

There's also a long-lasting 3,010mAh battery to keep the Mi A2 going for longer, an efficient octa-core processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, up to 128GB of internal storage, 6BG RAM and Android One (the purest form of Google's Android operating system) pre-installed. If you're after a budget-friendly device that's brilliant for a budding photographer, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is the handset for you.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

At a glance: 6.18-inch display, dual 12MP and 5MP rear camera, 20MP front-facing camera, 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8mm, 182g

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is kitted out with a 6.18-inch edge-to-edge display and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass so your device will look as good as new for longer.

The front of the Pocophone F1 is all screen, with the display seamlessly reaching the edges of the device. The plastic body looks stylish and modern, while ensuring the handset remains durable. Beneath it all you'll find a gigantic 4,000mAh battery which can power up in minutes using Quick Charge 3.0, and a super speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Whatever you love doing on your smartphone, be it gaming, streaming or social media, the Pocophone F1 will be able to handle it with ease.


Xiaomi has loaded its customised operating system MIUI onto the Pocophone F1, for an amazing user experience. Easy to navigate and full of fantastic features, you're guaranteed to love using this phone on a daily basis. You can even unlock the phone at a glance, thanks to infrared facial recognition technology.

As for the cameras, you're looking at an AI-powered dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera, and a 20MP front-facing lens. 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology promises clearer, professional-looking photos too.

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