We get that this Android phone doesn’t bear an Apple or Samsung logo. But it offers more value for money than you’d think. It’s, in fact, decidedly impressive for its price, all the more so when it’s £170 cheaper. With long battery life and snappy performance, neatly tucked in a sleek package, the device should meet most people’s expectations (and budget.)
We got a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC on deck as well. This processor is fast enough to handle most tasks and even some titles with ease. You can even test it with some 3D games, though steer clear of the most demanding titles. So far so good, right?
The smartphone runs on Android 12 out of the box, and the manufacturer promises several years of OS updates, which sounds promising. Xiaomi had another ace up its sleeve to make this smartphone a promising contender for the best budget phone title – the smashing battery life. The company packed a large 5,000mAh battery under the hood that lasts about 13.5 hours screen-on time. Not only that, but the battery supports an impressively fast 120W HyperCharge.