There are so many smartphones in the Xiaomi range that even an advanced user gets confused. On the one hand, it’s what every manufacturer dreams about – to have as many offers as possible. But on the other hand, it will push away many users. To help our readers in making better purchase decisions, we have found the 14 worst Xiaomi smartphones that you should stay away from. This doesn’t mean they are trash. Nope. But if you want something worthy, do not even take a look at these models.
Poor ultra-budget phones: Redmi A1+, Redmi 10A, Poco C40
Do you remember the times when Xiaomi smartphones were the sole kings of the ultra-budget segment? Currently, the manufacturer has only one smartphone in this niche, the Redmi 10C. It comes with a powerful Snapdragon 680 chipset and a 50-megapixel main camera.
Other gadgets –Redmi A1+, Redmi 10A, and Poco C40– are extremely weak and lag even when performing basic tasks. So ignore these models, and it’s better to take a look at the Realme C30, which costs less but is faster than any of the listed smartphones. The main “culprit” is the fast UFS 2.2 storage, the cool work of the Unisoc T612 chip, and the lightweight RealmeUI Go shell.
Budget flagships: Poco M4, Redmi Note 10 5G, Poco M3 Pro, Redmi 10 5G, Redmi Note 10T
What do all these smartphones have in common? First of all, the price. Secondly, they have similar characteristics: all devices have a 90-hertz IPS screen, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip, and a 5000mAh battery with support for 18-watt charging. The differences are only in the cameras. But they provide almost identical shooting performances.
And the most important thing: every device on the list loses to the Poco M4 Pro 5G. The latter boasts stereo speakers, a 33W adapter, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a slightly pumped-up Dimensity 810 processor.
Killed by their siblings: Redmi 10, Redmi Note 11 Pro, Xiaomi 12
The Redmi 10 was not successful even at the time of release. A dim screen, problems with the proximity sensor, terrible dimensions, and freezing even on the desktop. These are the main disadvantages of the phone. Obviously, this handset has no chance against its rivals.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is a good option, but the advanced 11 Pro 5G is better. These smartphones differ only in chipsets, but the more powerful Snapdragon 695 is definitely worth paying a little extra for.
The Xiaomi 12 is a clear example of internal competition. The flagship differs from the simplified Mi 12X only in support of wireless 50-watt charging and a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. However, the Snapdragon 870 installed in the “X” is much more stable and does not overheat under load. Lastly, the 12X is cheaper.
Clones: Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 11S 5G, Poco X4 Pro
The Redmi Note 10S is an excellent device with a bright AMOLED panel, a good MediaTek Helio G95 chip, a solid 64+8+2+2MP quad-camera, stereo speakers, a 13MP front shooter, and a 5000mAh battery. But there is the Poco M5s with the same features offered for a much lower price tag.
The situation is the same with the Redmi Note 11S 5G. This is a complete clone of the previously mentioned Poco M4 Pro 5G. The only difference is that it costs much more. The Poco X4 Pro is the rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. The latter is cheaper.