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19 Dec 2018

5 best Xiaomi smartphones of 2018

The best Xiaomi smartphones of 2018

Xiaomi is the number one smartphone brand in India for the 5th consecutive quarter. And of course, all the credit goes to its durable smartphones.

In 2018, the company launched several new smartphones across different price categories - from flagship killer Poco F1 to "Desh ka NAYA smartphone", the Redmi 6A.

Here's our list of top 5 Xiaomi smartphones of 2018.

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The best Xiaomi smartphones of 2018
Xiaomi Poco F1: Price starts at Rs. 19,999

The Flagship Killer

Xiaomi Poco F1: Price starts at Rs. 19,999

Touted as the flagship killer, Poco F1 is an awesome pick. The phone offers a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (2246x1080) display with IR-based face unlock.

Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of built-in storage (expandable upto 256GB).

Further, the phone features a dedicated liquid cooling system, 4,000mAh battery, USB Type-C, and a headphone jack.

Poco F1: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

The Poco F1 features a rear dual-camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.9) Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel and dual-pixel autofocus, paired with a 5MP (f/2.0) secondary depth sensor. Up front, there's a 20MP camera with support for AI-based Portrait mode and Scene detection.

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The All-rounder

Xiaomi Mi A2: Price starts from Rs. 15,999

The Android One-powered Mi A2 is a no-fuss smartphone (minus the headphone jack).

The phone features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display and runs stock Android Oreo (Pie update available).

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with upto 6GB RAM, offers upto 128GB internal storage and 3,010 mAh battery.

Further, the phone supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, and USB Type-C.

Mi A2 packs impressive Sony camera sensors

The Mi A2 sports a dual camera setup with 12MP+20MP Sony sensors, a wide f/1.75 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash. Up front, the phone offers a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and LED flash. Really, no slouch.

Redmi Note 6 Pro: Price starts from Rs. 13,999

The Dependable

Redmi Note 6 Pro: Price starts from Rs. 13,999

Building on the success of Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Note 6 Pro checks all the boxes.

It comes with a 6.26-inch full-HD+ display and offers latest technology like dual VoLTE and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with upto 6GB RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage and a dependable 4,000mAh battery.

Redmi Note 6 Pro: First Xiaomi phone with four cameras

On the back, the Redmi Note 6 Pro gets a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup with larger 1.4-micron pixels, a wider f/1.9 aperture, and Dual-Pixel PDAF. Up front, the dual camera unit comprises a 20MP (f/2.0) primary sensor with 1.8-micron pixels and a 2MP depth sensor.

The Performer

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: Price starts from Rs. 10,999

Light on the pockets but heavy on performance, the Redmi 6 Pro is definitely a budget champion.

It comes with a 5.84-inch full-HD+ notched display with a taller 19:9 aspect ratio.

Further, the phone runs on a Snapdragon 625 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB).

Under the hood, it packs a massive 4,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 10.

What's the camera like on Redmi 6 Pro?

On the back, the Redmi 6 Pro gets a dual camera setup with a 12MP+5MP sensors with an f/2.2 aperture and support for AI Portrait and HDR. Up front, the phone gets a 5MP selfie snapper which offers AI Portrait and supports face unlock feature.

Redmi 6A: Price starts from Rs. 5,999

The Budget Champ

Redmi 6A: Price starts from Rs. 5,999

Touted as "Desh ka NAYA smartphone", the Redmi 6A is a budget-friendly powerhouse.

The phone features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

It runs on a MediaTek Helio A22 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage (expandable upto 256GB).

Further, Redmi 6A offers a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, runs Android Oreo, and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

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