Xiaomi smartphones ruling the roost in India- Top 5 picks

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Xiaomi now controls 23.5 percent of India’s smartphone market, which ties it with Samsung as the leading smartphone vendor in the country, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest quarterly mobile phone tracker. Since its launch, the Chinese company has been bringing mobile phones that offer a good mix of performance, battery life, and price. So if you are looking for a budget smartphone with high specs, then Xiaomi is a perfect match for you.


Here we present the top 5 smartphones from Xiaomi in India-

a) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4-

Xiaomi Note 4


The Redmi Note 4 is currently the best Xiaomi smartphone in India. The device is available in three different variants(2GB+ 32GB, 3GB+ 32GB, 4GB+ 64GB) and starts as low as Rs 9,999. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor and an Adreno 506 GPU. The internal storage is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card. It is backed by a 4100 mAh battery which provides adequate performance for two days. The phone has a 13-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera for clicking selfies.

b) Mi Mix 2-

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2


The newly launched smartphone from Xiaomi that is meant to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and OnePlus5 is a bigger version of the Redmi Note 4. The Mi Mix 2 runs on Snapdragon 835 processor, but unlike Redmi Note 4 comes with Android Nougat out of the box. The phone has 6GB of LPDDR4X dual channel memory and an internal storage capacity of 128GB. On the camera front, there's a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with facial recognition feature that can unlock the phone. The phone is backed by a 3,400 mAh battery and priced at Rs 35,999.

c) Mi A1-

Mi A1


Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone- Mi A1 features 5.5-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, a metal body, Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the photography department, the phone comprises two 12-megapixel rear cameras and a 5-megapixel front camera. The phone packs 3,800 mAh battery that is charged through USB-C. The phone priced at Rs 14,999 is available in three colors- Black, Gold and Rose Gold.

d) Mi Max 2-

Mi Max 2


The Mi Max 2 which is a sequel to the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime features a 6.5-inch 1080p full HD display, protected by 2.5D curved glass. The device is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM. The phone is available in two storage options- 4GB+ 32GB or 4GB+ 64GB memory. In terms of optics, the phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The dual-SIM phone is backed by a massive 5,300 mAh battery with Quick Charging facility. The phone is priced at Rs 13,999.

e) Redmi Y1-

Redmi Y1

Xiaomi's latest budget smartphone- Redmi Y1 is launched in two variants. One model comes with 3GB RAM and is available for Rs 8,999 while the other model comes with 4GB RAM that is priced at Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y1 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display and it is powered by Snapdragon 435 processor. In the camera department, the phone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 16- megapixel front camera with LED flash. The phone is backed by a 3,080 mAh battery which can easily last for a day.

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