If you’re looking for a new smartphone that offers top features and specs but also comes with an ideal price tag, Xiaomi phones will be a great option. Xiaomi has attracted a lot of fans around the world thanks to its price and specs, and in 2020 it has rolled out some of the best new phones for every need and budget.
Xiaomi Smartphone Brands: Mi, Redmi and POCO
Founded in 2010, now the 10-year-old smartphone company Xiaomi has become the third largest smartphone brand in the world. Xiaomi mainly markets its phones under three brands: Mi, Redmi and Pocophone. The Mi phones are its main mid- and premium products, while Redmi, announced as Xiaomi’s sub-brand in January 2019, focuses on budget items. POCO, spined off as an independent company in January 2020, mainly targets budget and premium overseas markets.
Best Mi Phones 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is Xiaomi’s latest high-end flagship. It has a 6.67-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel, quad camera setup with an impressive 108MP main camera, a 4500mAh battery supporting 50W wired charging as well as 30W wireless charging, it is powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor. The premium 5G Xiaomi phone is priced starting at ¥4999 ($699) for the 8 + 256GB version.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition was unveiled in April 2020, and became Xiaomi’s first phone to ship with MIUI 12. The smartphone adopts a 6.57-inch AMOLED screen, a water-drop notch one instead of the punch-hole one as on the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SOC, supporting both 5G and 4G networks. The camera of the Mi 10 Youth 5G comes with a 48MP full-scene quad camera setup, including an all new 8MP telephoto camera with a periscope lens that allows up to 5x optical zoom and 50x hybrid zoom. The Mi 10 Youth Edition 6 + 64GB will be priced at 2,099 yuan ($296).
Best Redmi Smartphones 2020
Redmi 10X 5G
On May 26, 2020, Xiaomi debuted its Redmi 10X in China, the first smartphone in its new Redmi X series. The Resmi 10X 5G is also the first smartphone to ship with a MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset supporting dual 5G standby and bringing 5G connectivity to upper mid-range phones. It sports a 6.57-inch screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,520mAh battery with 33W charging. The Redmi 10X comes with a quad rear camera setup, including a 48MP main camera, and a 16MP frontal selfie camera. The Redmi 10X starts at ¥1,599 (~$224) for the 6GB/64GB option.
Redmi K30 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro was undoubtedly one of the best flagship phones of 2019, offering a pop-up selfie camera and flagship power at a more affordable price. Then K30 Pro was launched for 2020 coming with a 6.67-inch 120Hz refresh rate display, and a Snapdragon 865 processor offering 5G support. The Redmi K30 Pro packs a quad rear camera setup including a 64MP main camera capable of 8K recording and a 20MP pop-up shooter selfie camera.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Redmi Note 9 Pro was launched in India in March and Xiaomi announced another flash sale of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on May 27, 2020, pricing it from Rs. 16499 on Amazon and Mi.com. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a 6.67-inch display, and a 5020mAh battery with 33W charging. It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. The $218 Redmi phone has a quad camera setup on the back with a 64MP main camera and a 32MP selfie camera on the front housed in the central hole-punch.
Best Mi Pocophone 2020
On February 4 2020, POCO officially launched its first flagship phone, the POCO X2 in India, which was the first new model by POCO after its spin-off from Xiaomi. The phone is widely considered a rebranded Redmi K30, a budget phone under Redmi released earlier in China. The Poco X2 is equipped with a Snapdragon 730G processor, a 6.67-inch LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging and a 64MP main rear camera. Priced at Rs. 15,999 for 6GB+64GB version, the cheap phone is a promising option in the competitive Indian phone market.
Poco F2 Pro
The long expected second-generation Pocophone was finally launched on May 12th 2020. It comes with a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen, a motorized pop-up 20MP selfie camera, and a 64MP main camera on the back. The POCO F2 Pro is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor – the most powerful 5G processor on the market, and a 4,700mAh battery supporting 30W charging. The POCO F2 Pro is available for purchase online at a price of Eur. 499 for the 6GB+128GB variant.