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The Best Xiaomi Phones For 2022

The Best Xiaomi Phones For 2022 - Your Choice Way

Xiaomi's 2022 phone line-ups explained, and reviews of the best Xiaomi phones you can buy today.

It might not be familiar to you, but Xiaomi is the world's third-largest smartphone vendor. It has a range of high-quality yet affordable phones, and is very often unbeaten on value for money.

Since November 2018 Xiaomi has officially sold its phones in the UK via the official Mi Store (often also available at Amazon and via some mobile operators).

Scroll down the page below our chart for explanation of the various models available and where they sit in Xiaomi's line-up.

1. Xiaomi Mi 11

1. Xiaomi Mi 11
Pros
  • Fast performance
  • Great camera
  • Attractive design
  • Phenomenal value
Cons
  • No IP rating
  • No telephoto camera
From €699.90 (around $812.23)

The Mi 11 is a fantastic bit of hardware for the price. The fastest chipset around, a beautiful display, and strong cameras are all packaged within a lovely bit of industrial design.

Some will miss the IP rating, though for me the bigger down sides are the choice of a macro over a telephoto lens, the only average battery life, and - depending on how you feel about MIUI - a software experience that still lags behind the key rivals.

Before you buy this phone, be aware that the Xiaomi 12 will launch imminently in the UK and Europe, having already been unveiled in China.

Read our full Xiaomi Mi 11 review

2. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro

2. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Pros
  • Phenomenal performance
  • Big 120Hz display
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • Big and bulky
  • No 5G
  • Average camera
From £229 (around $320)

The Poco X3 Pro is a phone designed for Android gamers or power users on a budget, though it might also appeal to those who want to go big on specs in order to future-proof their phone.

If pure performance isn’t your priority, then you can find phones that are slimmer and lighter, with better camera performance, for around the same price.

What you won’t find is any phone that can match this pound for pound right now. This is near-flagship processing power in one of the cheapest phones on the market, and it’s almost ludicrous that Xiaomi has pulled it off.


3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Pros
  • Stunning 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent cameras
Cons
  • No 5G
  • No OIS
  • Huge camera bump
$379

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is one of the best budget phones you can buy, with Xiaomi delivering exceptional value for money.

Highlights here start with the stunning screen offering AMOLED technology and a 120Hz refresh rate, and continue with an excellent set of cameras. The headline is a 108Mp whopper which is backed up by a reasonable ultra-wide and a surprisingly decent telemacro.

There are smaller delights too such as the inclusion of a headphone jack, Arc fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers and even an IR blaster. Battery life is also strong (Xiaomi includes a 33W charger in the box), and core specs are decent with a Snapdragon 732G ensuring smooth performance.

Our only real gripe is a lack of support for 5G.


4. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

The Best Xiaomi Phones For 2022
Pros
  • Incredible specs and display
  • Powerful camera
  • 67W charging
Cons
  • Ugly, over-sized camera module
  • Big and heavy
Unavailable in the US

The Mi 11 Ultra packs some of the absolute best hardware out there, from top internal specs to a powerful camera, beautiful display, and fast charging using both wired and wireless methods.

There are down sides though. The sheer price is an obvious one, as is the fact there is no promise of software updates, but honestly the design is a bigger flaw. The Mi 11 Ultra is not only big, but thanks to the ungainly camera module it is also simply quite ugly.


5. Xiaomi 11T Pro

5. Xiaomi 11T Pro
Pros
  • 120Hz display
  • 108Mp camera
  • 120W charging
  • Harman Kardon speakers
Cons
  • Unspectacular design
  • Photography could be improved
  • Performance glitches
Unavailable in the US

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a strong upper-mid-range smartphone with decent performance, an excellent 120Hz display, and a capable 108Mp camera.

The implementation of 120W wired charging is certainly eye-catching, and if you frequently find yourself recharging on the fly, there’s no better phone on the market.

But it’s not perfect: its design is drab and unappealing, and its ultra-wide and telephoto cameras aren’t of the quality we'd expect.

Read our full Xiaomi 11T Pro review

6. Xiaomi Poco F3

6. Xiaomi Poco F3
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Excellent OLED display
  • Impressive cameras
Cons
  • Underwhelming battery life
From £329 (around $460)

The Poco F3 is a cracking mid-range phone. Stellar hardware is led by Qualcomm’s 5G-enabled Snapdragon 870 chipset, which delivers excellent performance across the board.

That extends to gaming, where the 120Hz OLED display comes into its own. However, that high refresh rate does hit battery life, especially when you’re working with a smaller capacity than the Poco X3 Pro.

A premium design and solid set of cameras make for an excellent smartphone experience.

Many people will find everything they’re looking for in the Poco X3 Pro, a device that retails for less than the Poco F3. Unless you value an OLED display, slightly better cameras or a glass back, the cheaper phone might be a better bet.

Read our full Xiaomi Poco F3 review

7. Xiaomi 11T

7. Xiaomi 11T
Pros
  • 120Hz display
  • Long battery life
  • Impressive main camera
Cons
  • Boring design
  • No wireless charging
Unavailable in the US

The Xiaomi 11T is not without its faults, with its dull design and lack of support for wireless charging.

That said, the crisp 120Hz display, decent performance, long battery life and compelling camera set-up make this a good mid-range offering - some might say it's more competitive than the Xiaomi 11T Pro.

Read our full Xiaomi 11T review

8. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

8. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Pros
  • Respectable peformance
  • Impressively thin and light
  • Feature-packed
Cons
  • Better value elsewhere
  • No water resistance
£399

While the standard 4G-only Mi 11 Lite is already an impressive feat of engineering, thanks to that slim profile, the fact that this 5G equivalent isn't really any thicker, larger or heavier, despite delivering even more power, is an impressive achievement in and of itself. It packs in more than just faster cellular connectivity, too, with a superior chipset and a few other extras that collectively render it a more powerful and competitive mid-range entry.

Mi 11 Lite 5G offers up a pleasingly well-rounded experience and heaps of performance for the price. However, it does occupy a crowded mid-range space, where devices are vying for interest based on standout features, without demanding flagship prices.

As such, if you're looking for the thinnest phone worth buying right now, this is it. If that waistline isn't one of the biggest driving forces behind your purchasing decision, though, there are a number of competitors for around the same money that will also fit the bill.


9. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

9. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Pros
  • 120Hz display
  • 2-day battery life
  • Excellent camera
  • Powerful performance
Cons
  • Thick and heavy
  • Unreliable fingerprint scanner
From £199 (around $250)

The Poco X3 isn’t perfect. The big battery makes it bulky, and we don’t love the aesthetic. For the most part these are small complaints though, especially when stacked up against the X3’s myriad strengths: strong specs, an excellent camera, a beautiful display, and absolutely fantastic battery life.

The fact that you can get all of that for under £200 is almost unbelievable, and makes the Poco X3 a shoo-in for the best budget phone of last year.


10. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

10. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Pros
  • 144Hz display
  • 108MP camera
  • Decent performance
  • Very good battery
  • 5G
Cons
  • Camera protrudes too far
  • LCD not OLED
  • Heavy
  • No wireless charging
TBC

It's not quite up there with the flagships, but this is a very decent Xiaomi phone - albeit now one of the older models. We'd love to see an OLED panel, wireless charging and some refinements to the design, but these are all sacrifices we are prepared to make for what appears to be a very strong overall package that comes at a lower cost.

Xiaomi majors on value with Mi 10T Pro, carefully balancing cost-cutting with awe-inspiring. The powerful Snapdragon 865 processor, the 144Hz display, the 108MP camera, the incredible battery power and the 5G connectivity: these are all specs that have no business in the mid-range.


11. Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro

11. Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro
Pros
  • 90Hz display
  • Great battery life
  • 5G connectivity
Cons
  • Average cameras
  • Awkward for one-handed use
Unavailable in the US

The Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G is, on paper, an exceptionally well-rounded budget smartphone. It offers a big 1080p screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 48Mp camera, a big battery and more for a price that won’t break the bank.

This is a device that will likely meet all of your needs and then some, if never quite trumping the competition in any significant way.


12. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

12. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Pros
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Decent performance
  • Nice colour options
Cons
  • Average cameras
  • Lacking high refresh rate
$278

This is the first Redmi Note phone that is just good enough. At times one needs to question the reason for its existence since there are other great Redmi Note 10 models that can provide everything this phone can in a more capable package.

That being said it comes with its own set of strengths - its battery life is definitely superior to its other Redmi Note 10 cousins and its new blue colour is very attractive.

But at a budget price, it just about makes the cut, as spending slightly more will get you a better screen and camera combination in a knockout package that too from the house Xiaomi.


13. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

13. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Headphone jack
  • 90Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • Average display quality
  • Basic cameras
  • Mono speaker
From $199

Previously, getting a decent ‘budget’ 5G phone meant spending at least £300/$350. But now, thanks to the Dimensity 700 processor, a selection of very similar 5G phones are available with 90Hz displays and about a third off the price.

Xiaomi’s effort in the Redmi Note 10 5G is a good one, but there are plenty of signs that it’s built on a budget. So if you won’t be happy with a screen that has mediocre colours and viewing angles, or decidedly average cameras, then it may not be the best choice for you. Then again, at this price, trade-offs are inevitable and the alternatives are not much better.


14. Xiaomi Redmi 10

14. Xiaomi Redmi 10
Pros
  • Impressively priced
  • Great battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 90Hz with AdaptiveSync
Cons
  • LCD display lacks vibrancy
  • Basic camera setup
  • Slow 18W charging
From $249.99

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 is a dependable phone that won’t blow your mind, but it won’t hit the wallet too hard, either.

Its camera and display tech are fairly basic, but it does offer a sizeable screen with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 90Hz, solid battery life, and it looks great, too.

Understandably for the price, there's no 5G and performance is limited, charging is slow and there's no waterproofing. Still, this is one of the best options at under £200 right now if you don't need a phone to be all singing and all dancing.


15. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T

15. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
Pros
  • 5G on a budget
  • Decent performance
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Cheap rear design
  • Clunky fingerprint sensor
  • 60Hz refresh rate
From around $313

The first Redmi phone to support 5G, at launch this budget phone offered fast performance, impressive battery life and a clear and crisp display. Things have obviously moved on, but it's still a good buy.

It’s not all positive - the rear design isn’t overly impressive, the 60Hz refresh rate is low and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor is glitchy. Plus the camera isn’t the best when zooming, and textures are a little soft in portrait mode.

Nonetheless, if you want to jump aboard the 5G train without dropping a whole lot of cash on a phone, the Redmi Note 9T is absolutely one to consider.


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About Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera

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The Best Xiaomi Phones For 2022 The Best Xiaomi Phones For 2022 Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Rating: 5

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