Xiaomi Mi Play Review: with Water-Drop Notch and 4GB+64GB For Just $199.99 at GeekBuying (+Coupon)


After many rumors, Xiaomi officially launched the cheap Mi Play smartphone with many outstanding features such as the design of Gorilla Glass tempered glass, teardrop screen and especially the latest Helio P35 chip line, The Xiaomi Mi Play is a high-end mid-range phone that offers an interesting price / equipment ratio, a frameless display with a drop-like cut and a stylish design. There is also a dual camera with artificial intelligence.


The Xiaomi Mi Play is also the cheapest smartphone with the so-called Waterdrop Notch, which was previously reserved expensive models such as the OnePlus 6T, Nubia Z18 or Oppo R17 Pro. The resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels, so Full HD. With a pixel density of 432ppi, the Mi Play will provide a sharp image with no visible pixels. The display works with IPS technology. For the materials used, Xiaomi apparently wants to prove that even cheap mobile phones can convey a premium feel. On the back, the Mi Play will be made of glass while the frame is made of metal. The phone will appear in red, black and blue. The colors blue and red have a reflective surface, in which the color changes slightly depending on the incidence of light. With dimensions of 147 x 71 x 7.8 mm, it is a very handy smartphone, which in the end is also smaller than most 5.5-inch smartphones in recent years. Also, the weight of 150g is pleasantly light.


Xiaomi takes Mi Play once again to a processor of the Taiwanese manufacturer Mediatek. The Helio P35 processor is a new model that has never been used in any other smartphone. It seems to be an improved Helio P30, which is manufactured among other things in the energy-saving 12-nanometer process. The processor combines eight cores with a maximum speed of 2.3GHz per core. The graphics unit is an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU with 680Mhz. In any case, the storage equipment is fixed. So it will be the Xiaomi Mi Play only in a version with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory.

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The camera setup can be found on some Xiaomi smartphones, which suggests that Xiaomi does not install a new setup. The combination of 12 + 5MP on the back is also found in the Redmi 6 or Mi A2 Lite. The camera is now supported by an AI, which improves the color on request. Whether also an AI-supported night mode with long exposure time like the Mi Mix 3 is available, is still unclear. Videos are supported by electronic image stabilization and a portrait mode with a blurred background is available for the front and rear camera. The front camera will have 8 megapixels.


The battery has an average size of 3000mAh. Whether the Xiaomi Play will achieve a good battery life depends on several factors such as system optimization and processor power consumption. The Xiaomi Mi Play is initially intended only for the Chinese market. Although LTE is also supported in our latitudes, LTE Volume 20, which is particularly important in rural areas, is missing. Mi Play offers dual-band Wifi with .ac standard and Bluetooth 4.2. On sensors, there are the standards in the middle class with a gyroscope, e-compass, proximity sensor, an acceleration sensor, and brightness sensor. Also for navigation one is well positioned with GPS, GLONASS and Beidou support. NFC will not be available.


Is the Xiaomi Mi Play the new Redmi 7 or the start of a new product line? We do not know yet. But one thing is certain, the Xiaomi Play will be an interesting smartphone. For a comparatively low price, the smartphone offers a sophisticated design with glass back and waterdrop notch. Right Now we can but it from GeekBuying at $199.99 by using this Coupon Code: ELCKWJOI


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