Xiaomi’s smartphone lineup is probably one of the crucial complicated available in the market. Is it Mi or Redmi? And what’s the cope with Poco? To make some points easier, we’ll solely be specializing in the telephones Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco promote in India. So telephones just like the Redmi K30 collection won’t discover a point out right here, however their rebranded counterparts (on this case the Poco X2) will.
Let’s start with the corporate’s model divisions. Xiaomi was, till lately, divided into the premium ‘Mi’ collection and inexpensive ‘Redmi’ collection. The performance-oriented ‘Poco’ collection, which initially began off as a sub-brand, is now a separate model. However its telephones proceed to run Xiaomi’s MIUI.
Nonetheless, in September, the Mi branding was dropped in favour of Xiaomi. In order that go away three distinct lineups: Xiaomi (premium telephones that are normally north of Rs 20,000), Redmi (inexpensive, finances telephones; usually below Rs 20,000) and Poco.
Xiaomi (quantity) collection/ Mi (quantity) collection
The Xiaomi collection and the older Mi collection telephones are the premium smartphones that the corporate affords. This contains the Mi (quantity) collection, the Mi (quantity)X collection and the Mi (quantity) Lite and its variants. The Mi 11X, Mi 11X Professional and Mi 11 Lite are a few of the standard Mi collection telephones proper now.
The brand new Xiaomi collection presently has only one telephone in India, which is the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G. All future premium gadgets will probably be launched below the Xiaomi branding. The Xiaomi branding will even apply to the Mi TVs, Mi Bands, and laptops as properly.
Xiaomi/ Mi telephones include a premium design, the most effective cameras within the collection and common efficiency. The premium design and slim kind issue is a key marker, and Xiaomi usually provides quick charging as properly.
Proper now, the Mi 11 collection begins at Rs 21,999 with the Mi 11 Lite being essentially the most inexpensive variant. The Mi 11 Extremely, although, is essentially the most premium smartphone within the listing this yr with a value of practically Rs 69,999 and is under no circumstances a slender telephone. However with the Extremely, the main focus is all on the digital camera and it truly goals to compete with OnePlus, Samsung and Apple’s iPhones.
The Redmi telephones could be the ‘finances’ gadgets, however these are those that drive quantity for Xiaomi in India. The corporate has managed to seize a majority of the India smartphone market on the idea of the Redmi Word and Redmi Quantity collection. However how are Redmi branded telephones differentiated? Let’s have a look.
Redmi (quantity) collection
The Redmi (quantity) collection are finances telephones, that are normally positioned across the value bracket of Rs 9,000-Rs 12,000. These are inexpensive gadgets that concentrate on being worth for cash merchandise. You’ll discover a number of variants right here just like the Redmi 9, 9A, 9 Prime, 9 Energy and 9 Activ, all with tweaked specs. The Redmi 10 Prime is the newest telephone within the collection.
These telephones normally don’t characteristic a premium construct, so count on polycarbonate backs, plastic frames and finances specs, that are nonetheless aggressive for the value. You may also count on slower charging, however larger battery capacities and first rate finances digital camera setups.
Redmi Word (quantity) collection
The Redmi Word collection used to start out at Rs 9,999 earlier , however we’ve seen Xiaomi improve the value through the years. Plus the Word collection has much more choices now, in comparison with simply the common and Professional variants that had been initially supplied.
The Redmi Word (quantity) collection telephones had been initially set other than the Redmi (quantity) collection by their larger sized screens and barely extra highly effective specs. Immediately, large screens are all over the place, however the Redmi Word collection stays extra highly effective than the Redmi (quantity) collection. The Word collection can be one which will get digital camera enhancements, and in reality the Redmi Word 7 Professional was one of many first to supply a 48MP digital camera at a value of Rs 13,999.
There’s additionally a stability between efficiency and aesthetics seen within the Word collection, which lies between the finances Redmi collection and the upper finish Mi/Xiaomi collection telephones The Redmi Word 10, 10T, Word 10S, Word 10 Professional and Word 10 Professional Max are some latest additions. However this yr, the value of Word 10 Professional Max (we’re referring to the best RAM+storage possibility) was very near the Xiaomi 11 Lite.
Poco began as a Xiaomi sub-brand, however has now developed into an unbiased model. Although keep in mind it’s nonetheless depending on guardian Xiaomi for provide chain, and many others. The connection is just like how Realme, Oppo and OnePlus are all a part of the BBK group.
Poco when it first launched in 2018 was pitched as a rival to OnePlus and the Poco F1 did attempt to tackle the model in an enormous manner. However since Poco’s return to the market in 2020, it has taken a distinct method not less than in India. We’ve seen extra finances and mid-budget phase telephones from the corporate, whereas the F collection has solely seen one launch within the Indian market.
Poco C collection
Poco C collection telephones are the ultra-budget choices (Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000) and a few of the most cost-effective smartphones you will discover. Telephones just like the Poco C3 and the latest Poco C31 supply a finances MediaTek Processor with primary digital camera setups, large batteries and sluggish charging speeds.
Poco M collection
The Poco M collection telephones are extra succesful finances telephones (priced Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 usually), typically discovered competing with the Redmi (quantity) collection. The Poco M3 and M3 Professional telephones are some latest additions and so they include succesful digital camera setups however higher efficiency than the Poco C collection. The newer M collection telephones are additionally fairly good wanting.
Poco X collection
The Poco X collection telephones are mid-range finances gadgets (Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000) that provide large screens, quick processors, good digital camera setups and massive batteries. They make for nice gadgets for avid gamers and people trying to get some good images out of their telephones too.
The Poco X2 was in reality the primary telephone the corporate launched after it turned an “unbiased model”. Immediately, the Poco X3 and X3 Professional are a few of the finest telephones of their respective segments, with the Poco X3 Professional until date being the one Snapdragon 800-series telephone you should purchase for below Rs 20,000.
Poco F collection
Poco F collection telephones are ‘finances’ flagships, although the time period finances right here doesn’t indicate that they price lower than Rs 20,000. The truth is, when Poco launched, it begin with the F1 which was speculated to tackle OnePlus 6. And it did given the beginning value of Rs 21,999 for the bottom variants.
However the Poco F collection is now additionally in direct competitors with the Xiaomi/Mi collection. In consequence, most Poco F equivalent to Poco F2 Professional, Poco F3 collection weren’t launched in India. Nonetheless, Poco seems to have given in and launched the Poco F3 GT, which runs the Mediatek Dimensity 120 chipset and is geared in the direction of avid gamers available in the market.