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Xiaomi Mi Play

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The Xiaomi Mi Play is one of 2019’s best bargain smartphones, combining high performance and mobility.

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Description

The Xiaomi Mi Play is a fascinating budget smartphone that comes with a slim and compact build. Its design is minimalistic and adds to its aura. The smartphone comes with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, a sturdy 3,000mAh battery, 4 GB of RAM, and an internal storage capacity of 64 GB. The screen is protected with a 2.5D curved glass screen and comes with a 1500:1 contrast ratio. Priced at just 11,190 INR, the smartphone is a coup as its price, yet Xiaomi could have done better with certain aspects of the smartphone. 

Highlights

The Xiaomi Mi Play is nowhere near-premium status, but it is a more than sufficient smartphone for those seeking a robust device, with a host of excellent features. The smartphone has its fair share of pros and cons.

Pros

  • The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with a good processor, considering its screen size and price
  • The smartphone comes with a fast-charging option
  • The Xiaomi Mi Play is handy, measuring in with a screen of 5.84-inches

 

Cons

  • The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with a disappointing camera
  • The smartphone’s battery life is average, to say the least
  • The smartphone has a small screen size compared to other devices on the market

 

Overall, priced at just 11,190 INR, the Xiaomi Mi Play is a budget smartphone. If you need a cheap smartphone that guarantees practicality and security, the Xiaomi Mi Play is just the device for you. 

 

Packed with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, a 3,000mAh battery, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal memory storage, the Xiaomi Mi Play’s features aren’t eye-catching. Yet, they do just about enough to ensure its usefulness at its price. If you have a higher budget, though, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is recommended for you.

Expert Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi Play is one of 2019’s best bargain smartphones, combining high performance and mobility.

Display

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro comes with a 5.84-inch full HD screen display. The smartphone comes with an impressive 1500:1 contrast ratio, 2280×1080 resolution, and a pixel density of 432 PPI. The screen is not AMOLED, yet it comes with a pretty bright outlook, with a delicate balance of natural colors. While the smartphone’s touchscreen is good, at times, you may lose a few touches when operating on apps that require using multiple touches at a time.  

 

Screen Size5.84 inches
Display Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels

Design

The Xiaomi Mi Play looks the part and feels lovely in hand. The smartphone comes in three different colors – Gold, Black, and Blue. The smartphone exudes a fancy, sleek look. The display screen of the smartphone is protected with a 2.5D curved glass screen. The smartphone measures in at 147.76×71.89 and has a thickness of only 7.8 mm. 

 

The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with a drip notch, a pleasing finish, a sturdy body, and above all, a colored appearance! The device also has support for dual Nano card SIMs. Overall, Xiaomi could have possibly done better with its aesthetics, yet the smartphone ticks all the right boxes.

 

Weight150 g

Performance

The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with an entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 processor, 4 GB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 64 GB. Considering its low price, these specifications are bang average. You can efficiently perform simple tasks, like scrolling through apps and texting. Performing complicated tasks like editing images and videos, and playing intensive games may present some issues.  

 

The smartphone tends to showcase its limits while performing taxing tasks, and you may experience stuttering. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner and several necessary sensors – Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, and Light. All in all, the smartphone’s performance is decent, and Xiaomi could have done better.

 

RAM/Internal Storage64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Chipset GPMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)

Camera

The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with an average camera system. The Xiaomi Mi Play tends to users with a low budget, and its camera system exemplifies that. The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with a dual-camera system. It consists of 12 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor. In perfect light conditions, the smartphone takes good pictures. In slightly off conditions, its picture quality is compromised. Of all of Xiaomi Mi Play’s features, the camera is most disappointing. Xiaomi could have certainly done better with the Mi Play’s camera system.

Battery

A 3,000mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Mi Play. Considering the smartphone’s small display size of 5.84 inches, its battery size is just about perfect. While performing taxing activities drain the battery, as would be the case with a battery of any size, non-intensive events see the smartphone’s battery life last impressively.

 

If used moderately, the smartphone’s battery can last up to two days. The smartphone also comes with an impressive fast charging option, which is impressive, as several high-end smartphones do not provide for a fast charging option. Overall, considering its size and price, the Xiaomi Mi Play has a decent battery.

Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery TypeLi-Ion

Verdict

Priced at just 11,190 INR, the Xiaomi Mi Play is a budget smartphone with only above average features. The smartphone comes with an entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, a good design, an impressive display, an ordinary battery, and a decent camera. While Xiaomi could have done so much better on several levels, the smartphone has suitable features considering its price.

 

The smartphone is perfect for those seeking a sturdy and reliable smartphone for a cut-throat price. If you have a higher budget, though, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is a fantastic option.


Tech- Specs

General
  • Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
Design
  • Thickness0.31 inches
  • Height5.82 inches
  • Weight150 g
  • ColorDream Blue, Twilight Gold, Black
  • Width2.83 inches
Display
  • Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size5.84 inches
  • Display Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio19:09
  • Pixel Density432 ppi
  • Screen to Body Ratio80.10%
Performance
  • CPUOcta-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset GPMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
  • GPUPowerVR GE8320
Memory & Storage
  • Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • RAM/Internal Storage64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Back Camera
  • Back Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
  • AutofocusPDAF
  • Dual Camera12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 micronSecondary camera, depth sensor
  • Back Camera Video1080p30fps
Front Camera
  • Front Camera Video1080p30fps
  • Front Camera FeaturesHDR
  • Single Camera8 MP
Sound
  • Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • HeadPhone JackYes
  • LoudspeakerYes
Battery
  • Battery Capacity3000 mAh
  • User ReplaceableNon-removable
  • ChargingFast battery charging 10W
  • Battery TypeLi-Ion
Communications
  • USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • RadioFM radio
  • SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Network SupportGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Miscellaneous Features
  • SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Launch
  • Announced On2018, December
  • StatusAvailable. Released 2018, December

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