Xiaomi Mi 11 back against brick
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Xiaomi devices have a reputation for offering a great bang for your buck with impressive specs at lower price points than many other major players. In recent years, the company expanded beyond its home country of China, making a huge splash in India and steadily growing its market share in Europe. So what better time to look at the best Xiaomi phones than right now?

Keep in mind that this list includes Poco and Redmi phones since Xiaomi owns both brands. It also includes phones at different price points, so everyone should find something that fits their budget.

Best Xiaomi phones:

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more Xiaomi phones hit the market. Keep in mind that the list also includes Poco and Redmi phones since Xiaomi owns both.


1. Xiaomi Mi 11 series

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra angled rear view
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The Mi 11 was the first phone to launch with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 888 under the hood. It sports a large 6.81-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a small punch-hole that houses the front-facing camera.

See also: Xiaomi Mi 11 review

The battery comes in at 4,600mAh and supports 55W charging that gets it from zero to 100 % in just 45 minutes, while 50W wireless charging tops up the device in just 53 minutes. You can also take advantage of reverse wireless charging at 10W.

Other specs and features worth mentioning include a triple-camera setup at the back, Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and dual-SIM support.

Now, Xiaomi has expanded its Mi 11 family to include the powerful Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Both make for enticing alternatives to the standard flagship, even if the Mi 11 Ultra has the largest camera bump we’ve ever seen. That bump houses a triple 48, 48, and 50MP camera array, which is nothing to scoff at.

You’ll get the powerful Snapdragon 888 chip on both siblings, as well as the same 6.81-inch display. A 5,000mAh battery should keep you moving more than long enough, and you can even recharge in a hurry with 67W fast charging.


Xiaomi Mi 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. Poco F3

Poco F3 Review Back of Phone Portrait Orientation
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Poco, which Xiaomi owns, is known for its phones that offer amazing value for the price. The Poco F3 follows this recipe, offering high-end build quality, a speedy Snapdragon 870 chip, and a brilliant display for less than $500. While the software may let down this solid Xiaomi phone, we can’t help but laud it as the closest successor to the original Poco F1.

The F3 sports three rear cameras, is a dual-SIM device, and packs an IR blaster. It also has a centrally mounted 20MP selfie camera, ditching the previous generation’s pop-up design. Then there’s the 4,520mAh cell, 33W fast charging that gets the battery to 100% in a little more than an hour, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. 

The phone wasn’t officially released in the US, but you can still get the international variant on AliExpress.


Poco F3 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 870
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,520mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Xiaomi Mi 10i

Xiaomi is taking on the premium mid-range sector with its Mi 10i smartphone. There’s a lot to like about it, including the excellent 108MP camera that punches above its weight, a great 120Hz display, and fantastic battery life.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Xiaomi Mi 10i also sports a headphone jack, stereo speakers, and an IP53 rating. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset that brings 5G support to this affordable handset. In his review, our very own Dhruv Bhutani recommends the Mi 10i over the OnePlus Nord.

However, there are a few cons to the phone as well. Low-light photography is nothing to write home about, and the macro sensor at the back is more or less pointless. Then there’s also the bloatware and the limited availability, as the phone is only on sale in India for now.


Xiaomi Mi 10i specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8,2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,820mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro

These two phones have all the power a demanding user needs, but they lack a few high-end features to achieve a lower price point. Whether the trade-off is worth it or not depends on your personal preference.

The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are similar in many ways. Both feature the same display, chipset, software, and memory configurations, among other things. However, the Pro model offers more overall, as it sports a better main sensor at the back (108MP vs 64MP). It also comes with more base RAM and can be had with 256GB of storage instead of just 128GB that’s available with the Mi 10T.

Compared to a proper flagship device, you’re missing out on features like wireless charging and an IP rating, among other things.


Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10T specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Poco X3 NFC

The Poco X3 NFC offers a big, bright IPS 120Hz display, solid performance, long-lasting battery life, and a decent camera selection. Benefiting the multimedia consumption experience are the excellent hybrid stereo speakers and included headphone port.

We called the Snapdragon 732G “good enough” in our Poco X3 NFC review. With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, there’s enough to keep the phone feeling fluid through most tasks. Gamers will need to pony up for the flagship-killer Poco F2 Pro, though.

The Poco X3 NFC is fantastic as long as you can live with in-software ads.

The 5,160mAh battery allows the phone to last well over a day of usage. Backed by 33W fast charging, the X3 NFC does well to keep up with the competition, charging the device from 0% to 100% in 63 minutes.

What allows for such a great spec sheet at a low price point is the software compromise. Xiaomi included in-OS ads, which, while not super intrusive, do make the phone feel less “premium.” Overall, the Poco X3 NFC is a fantastic device for the money as long as you can put up with the in-software ads.


Poco X3 NFC specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 732G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,160mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Redmi Note 10 Pro

The Redmi Note 10 series is the well-rounded and affordable 5G offering from Xiaomi. It includes four unique models, capped off by the Note 10 Pro. Redmi’s Note 10 and Note 10 Pro run on mid-range Snapdragon chips, while the Note 10S and Note 10 5G sport MediaTek’s internals.

Related: Redmi Note 10 Pro review

We’ve only published our Note 10 Pro review so far, so we’ll focus on the pros and cons of said device. The Note 10 Pro sports a similar camera philosophy to that of the Mi 11 — a hefty 108MP lens is the star of the show. It worked pretty well in Eric Zeman’s experience, even if the peripheral lenses left something to be desired at times.

Overall, the Note 10 Pro packs an impressive set of specs. It comes with dual-SIM support as well as space for a microSD card. You also get stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and speedy 33W charging. At the Note 10 Pro’s affordable price, it’s easily one of Xiaomi’s best new phones.


Redmi Note 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 732G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,020mAh
  • Software: Android 11

7. Redmi Note 9T

This Xiaomi phone is very similar to the Redmi Note 9 5G listed above. It looks the same, has the same display, chipset, battery, and software. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack.

However, the Redmi Note 9T offers slightly less overall, making it a bit cheaper. It has a different camera system, as it ditches the 8MP wide-angle lens for a 2MP depth sensor. It also comes with less base RAM and storage.

The phone is also generally available in markets where the Redmi Note 9 5G isn’t officially on sale, so you can probably only get your hand on one or the other in your location.


Redmi Note 9T specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Redmi 9 Power

As you can tell by its name, the main selling point of this phone is its battery. The Redmi 9 Power comes with a 6,000mAh cell, which is huge considering the phone sports a 6.53-inch display. Add a power-efficient Snapdragon 662 chipset to the mix, and you got yourself a phone that won’t run out of juice fast.

The battery isn’t the only thing the Redmi 9 Power has going for it. The phone also sports four rear cameras, supports expandable storage, and comes with an IR blaster. Then there’s the water-repellent coating, dual-SIM support, and much more.

The phone was released in India but hasn’t made it to other markets yet — get it via the button below.


Redmi 9 Power specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

These are our picks for the best Xiaomi phones the company has to offer at the moment. We’ll update this list with new models once they are launched.