Xiaomi has been in here for 18 months and the Chinese brand has not been idle: we have tested many products this year and this ranking shows a real diversity of devices. Here are the 10 most popular Xiaomi smartphones … followed by three Xiaomi products that have stood out.
We were particularly interested in Xiaomi because the Chinese brand has been installed in reach everywhere for almost a year and a half, with a large catalog of products.
REDMI NOTE 7, MI 9, REDMI NOTE 8T AND REDMI NOTE 8 PRO
As you know, if you have already read this dossier, Xiaomi has managed to climb into the ranking of the most popular smartphones of the year with 4 of the 20 most popular products. We find the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, a smartphone that offers excellent value for money, then the Xiaomi Mi 9 which has established itself as an alternative to the OnePlus 7 and finally the two Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8 Pro who are expected to maintain their position in 2020.
XIAOMI REDMI K20 / XIAOMI MI 9T
The Redmi K20 is nothing else than the Xiaomi Mi 9T with us. Unveiled in May 2019, we tested it, and we did not find a real alternative under 400 euros where two choices are finally available to you. If you’re a photo buff, the Pixel 3a is a great smartphone. For everyone else, lovers of design devices, good gaming performance, those who want excellent autonomy or a highly customizable interface, there is the Xiaomi Mi 9T.
This undoubtedly explains its popularity, its only point being the average photography and the brand of little extras that we find on the high end, such as wireless charging for example. Between 300 and 330 euros (sold and shipped by Cdiscount) … hard to beat for this price.
XIAOMI REDMI K20 PRO / XIAOMI MI 9T PRO
The Redmi K20 follows closely, it is the Mi 9T Pro. In reality, nothing surprising: with the Snapdragon 855 inside, a Super AMOLED screen, a large battery, it is surely one of the best value for money of the year.
The test is also very good: it will surely be better to try to find these additional 40 euros to recover the Mi 9T Pro than to be satisfied with the Mi 9T if the arguments of the first have already seduced you.
XIAOMI MI 8
It was the flagship of 2018 with its Snapdragon 845 and its low price. The Mi 8 already had the OnePlus 6 as the main rival in its category.
XIAOMI MI A3
The Mi A3 succeeded the Mi A2 … Android One is not very popular in France, and that’s a shame. It is a version of Android that offers a pure experience of the Google OS where the arrival of updates is guaranteed for 3 years by Mountain View. In the case of the Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi takes care of the hardware, Google takes care of the software.
We appreciated this smartphone: for 250 euros, the champion remains the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. However, this does not mean that the Xiaomi Mi A3 has no interest: it is your best alternative if MIUI gives you buttons, stupidly.
XIAOMI MI 9 SE
The Mi 9 SE was announced alongside the Mi 9 during the Mobile World Congress: we recognize it thanks to its shell and its funky glow (called holographic spectrum) in blue or purple. The big difference with the Mi 9 is the presence of the Snapdragon 712 instead of the Snapdragon 855. It is a variant of the Snapdragon 710.
It was awarded 8/10 and it was one of the alternatives to the very popular Galaxy A50: The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is really a very good smartphone. Its compact shape and very lightweight makes it really pleasant to handle in everyday life, while its excellent AMOLED screen offers a multimedia experience more than comfortable.
XIAOMI MI MIX 3
Announced at the end of 2018, the Mi Mix 3 did not meet the success it deserved: its originality could be scary. It has an edgeless and notch-less screen, the camera is activated by a manual sliding system.
The slider fashion has not returned, but this Mi Mix 3 marked the editorial staff: The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 succeeds in being an original smartphone in a market where its competitors are more and more alike. The return of the slider is here perfectly successful, both in its construction and its use, leaving room for a large sublime screen.
XIAOMI MI BOX S ET LES M365 (PRO)
At the moment, it seems difficult to find a product as popular as smartphones at Xiaomi. Despite the breadth of the Mi ecosystem, only two product categories stand out in the TOP 40 of the most popular Xiaomi products.
First, the Mi Box S, an Android TV box that offers excellent value for money.
Next year, the Mi Note 10 could climb the rankings. Xiaomi has warned us all the same: there will be a lot of tests to be carried out in 2020 … so it will jostle at the gate.