Spread the love

Best Xiaomi smartphone: which one to buy for Christmas ?

© Lemon squeezer

Xiaomi is undoubtedly one of the most competitive smartphone brands on the market. As you will see in our comparison of the best Xiaomi smartphones in 2024, the manufacturer is positioned among the leading brands that the French prefer when they change their smartphone.

Landed in May 2018 in France, Xiaomi's recipe counts above all on two ingredients: excellent value for money and the frequent launch of new models. The Chinese brand is therefore playing the card of volume and low margins, a strategy at odds with market leaders like Apple or Samsung.

If this formula has certain advantages (a model for all budgets and all needs), there is however a tendency to lose the consumer in an overly extensive offer. Difficult to make a choice among the dozens of models launched each year.

To see things more clearly, we have sorted through the manufacturer's catalog, to help you choose the device that best suits your needs. All the products in our comparisons are already tested or currently being tested. Certain models announced but not yet tested do not appear in this comparison. It is updated regularly.

Top best smartphone from Xiaomi 2024 :

  • Xiaomi 14 Ultra
  • Xiaomi 14
  • Xiaomi 13T Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+
  • Poco X6 Pro

The best Xiaomi smartphone, all models confused.

Subscribe to Lemon Squeezer

With its resolutely high-end technical sheet, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra presents itself as a leader on the smartphone market. Its characteristics allow it to compete with the Google Pixel 8 Pro or the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which is clearly not given to all the other Xiaomi mobiles that we have been able to compare. This smartphone notably gives pride of place to a maximum brightness of three thousand nits, useful for using it in direct sunlight. As a bonus, you will be able to benefit from a very high quality chip here: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Its high-end results guarantee you an experience without the slightest slowdown on the horizon.

In terms of photo sensors, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra also performs with flying colors and can notably shoot in 8K. Thus, this smartphone has no less than four lenses on the back, in partnership with Leica. First of all, a fifty-megapixel wide-angle with adjustable aperture from f/1.6 to f/4.0, enough to offer excellent shots even in low light conditions. Paired with it is a telephoto lens of the same definition, which nature lovers can choose to immortalize scenes of the life of insects or wild animals far enough away to require the x5 optical zoom. A one hundred and twenty millimeter periscopic lens is associated with it, for even better photos. Finally, you will be entitled with the Xiaomi 14 Ultra to an ultra wide-angle of fifty megapixels too – ideal for very large scenes.

The battery, with a capacity of 5,000 mAh, will last you all day on a single charge, for sure. And since fast charging is on the menu, you will save time. Finally, let us point out that the Xiaomi 14 Ultra also has a large 6.73-inch screen “almost perfect” and a power cable, supplied in the box. We specify this, because among the competition, at this price, it is now relatively rare and it is quite regrettable.

< em>The best Xiaomi smartphone for performance.

Best Xiaomi smartphone: which one to buy for Christmas ?

© Presse-citron.net < p>The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is a version doped on steroids of the Xiaomi 14, so you will understand that the value proposition of the latter does not reach the same level. The quality/price ratio nevertheless turns out to be excellent, particularly because the price here is 33% cheaper with 999 euros on the meter – against 1500 for its big brother. And if we only had to remember one thing about the Xiaomi 14, it's that it doesn't make the slightest compromise on technical characteristics. Everything you could expect from a high-end Xiaomi smartphone is there, and the sauce sets from the first minutes of use.

The design, for example, is as good quality as with an iPhone 15 Pro Max, and holding the Xiaomi 14 in your hands is a real pleasure all day long. You can use this smartphone in all situations, and it will respond to you immediately. And of course, the IP68 certification is there to protect you against bad weather or immersion in a dusty environment. Tests also show that even in the event of an unexpected shock, the Xiaomi 14 reacts rather well and does not break immediately. This is due to the very robust glass designed by the manufacturer.

Moreover, you should know that the Xiaomi 14 benefits from a magnificent OLED display, which will continue to show you the best possible images even in energy saving mode. The photos captured with the back sensor are also of the same level as with the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, so the two smartphones do not really differ on this point. To see more clearly, you can also consult our complete test of the Xiaomi 14, complete with poses in real conditions to see what the mobile really looks like.

To buy the Xiaomi 14, we have designed this comparison table of the best prices to help you find the most interesting offers today:

< em>The best value for money at Xiaomi today.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is the king of the mid-range at Xiaomi but also among all the Android smartphones that you will be able to meet in 2024. We can even say that it is the best Xiaomi smartphone for those whose budget does not reach the heights. The technical characteristics are indeed high-flying, for a device often displayed under the symbolic bar of 500 euros in France. Almost nothing has been left to chance and we even come to wonder if the advantages of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra and the Xiaomi 14 are not superfluous, compared to those of the Xiaomi 13T Pro.

By choosing a Xiaomi 13T Pro, you opt for a high-performance, durable mobile with a screen “well calibrated “. The new MediaTek chip is the opposite of what we expect at this price, in other words its performance is overpowering. When you capture photos in the middle of the day, the back photo sensor also responds quite well to most requests. As a bonus, here, numerous presets are offered to you and allow you to reach a level close to that of professionals without having the skills.

With the Xiaomi 13T Pro, you also benefit from fairly good autonomy with 5,000 mAh of capacity for the non-removable Li-Po battery. Fast charging, which offers a power of one hundred and twenty watts, is even faster than with a Xiaomi 14 or Xiaomi 14 Ultra. The Xiaomi 13T Pro reaching the same level, as we will see a little further down.

In short, the Xiaomi 13T Pro is therefore a very good smartphone. By comparing it to the premium models from the Chinese manufacturer, we even see that it is perhaps the best Xiaomi smartphone. The twelve to sixteen gigabytes of RAM confirm this conclusion.

The best Redmi smartphone in 2024, with charging as fast as &# 8217;flash.

Best Xiaomi smartphone: which one to buy for Christmas ?

the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus © Presse-citron.net

Let's now move on to the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus, the fourth smartphone in our comparison, but this time from a completely different range. Redmi is targeting tighter budgets, but does not go beyond the limit of what is acceptable in a good smartphone. For 499 euros, you will be entitled to a recharge so fast that it will only require you to wait less than twenty minutes to go from 0 to 100% battery life. We then challenge you to do better with 95% of other mobile phones on the market in 2024. Spoiler: you won't be able to do it.

To buy the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus, you still need to have sufficiently large palms since here too, the screen offers a diagonal of 6.67 inches perfect for superimposing two applications at the same time. When you need to watch a tutorial on YouTube and follow it within another app, this is really ideal. The 120 Hz refresh rate is also there, so like the Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro which we will discuss later, the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus could also appeal to gamers. The power is also there, even when it comes to cutting videos to edit them with CapCut or even more energy-intensive services.

In terms of design, note that the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus is also designed with a front panel also protected by reinforced glass, this time from Corning. The mobile is, in addition, eSIM compatible: you will not even have to receive its physical alternative in the mailbox when it comes to activating your plan. And of course, 5G is compatible with this cell phone.

Below, find again the best offers available for this device. The table is updated every two hours:

The best cheap Xiaomi smartphone.

Best Xiaomi smartphone: which one to buy for Christmas ?

the Poco X6 Pro © Presse-citron.net

Let's now move on to the entry-level with the Xiaomi Poco you shouldn't expect wonders. That's without counting on this device, which promises a well-balanced recipe whose benefits number in the dozens. As we were able to specify previously, this device is a great ally for gaming, in particular because its chip does not cause it to heat up. The 120 Hz screen is another positive point, almost impossible to find at such prices, most of the time.

The design, contemporary, n&#8217 ;is not to be outdone and your Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro will not stand out among the other premium mobiles placed on a coffee table. The battery life is also quite good, so you won't necessarily have to pull out your power supply every night of the week.

As for the Xiaomi 13T Pro, the quality/price ratio is therefore excellent. With this, you can count on several choices of internal storage, the price of which of course varies depending on the volume: 256 GB (with 8 GB of RAM), 256 GB also (with 12 GB of RAM) or 512 GB (with 12 GB of RAM also).

To film, the Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro is entitled to 4K resolution up to thirty frames per second – or at 1080p in sixty frames per second maximum. All with gyroscopic stabilization, to be able to follow an athlete by bike or surf without missing a single moment of their journey. Finally, two speakers are integrated under the hood, so as to offer you sound respecting both the bass and the highest frequencies. Fans of electronic music will appreciate, or can in any case fall back on Bluetooth to pair their wireless headphones in the blink of an eye.

If you are looking for the best Xiaomi smartphone in 2024, the choice therefore depends in particular on the filling of your wallet. It usually does not take long for the manufacturer to offer new models that are always more interesting and close to the expectations of different user groups. But in this comparison, you can see the best of the moment.

The advantage of the brand is that it rarely exaggerates on the price. Xiaomi executives even revealed a few years ago that the firm never received more than 5% margins – while still making up for it on services…

As the brand does not generate very large margins, it can also offer more technologies than the competition at the same price. So the Xiaomi 13T Pro, for example, is practically a hit! with one of the most powerful chips on the market, one of the best screens and one of the most convincing photo sensor systems at this price. All this with an impressive 5,000 mAh battery and 120 W ultra-fast charging (you can't even find it on the latest, most high-end Samsung smartphones, like the S24 Ultra).

Faced with this value proposition, Xiaomi also offers technical sheets which place greater emphasis on one or more essential aspects for customers. For example, the Poco X6 Pro offers a very low price… a 120 Hz screen that is usually only found on significantly more high-end smartphones.

Therefore, it is necessary with all Xiaomi smartphones to really look at their characteristics, or even, if possible, to try them in person. You will easily find the device that suits you best. And of course, our tests are also there to support you.

And that's it for our selection of best Xiaomi smartphone 2023. As with the other comparisons, we will update this list depending on the manufacturer's new developments (which are expected to be numerous throughout the year 2024, which is already well underway). So, which model appeals to you the most?

📍 To not miss any news from Presse-citron, follow us on Google News and WhatsApp.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116