The Chinese electronics giant has previously produced some of the best mid-range smartphones, making Xiaomi one of the most popular smartphone brands in India. In fact, in the December quarter, Xiaomi overtook Samsung with a 16 percent handset market share, making it the consumers’ first choice when it comes to smartphones. As such, with Redmi ruling the mid-range segment, Mi phones have gained prominence in the premium segment because of their non-compromising and feature-rich models.
Their top-of-the-line features aside, Mi phones also come in stylish and refined designs, giving them an elegant and premium look. While Mi phones primarily cater to the high-end consumers, Xiaomi has also released Mi phones that are affordable and budget-friendly, while not holding back on the features and specifications that have pushed them to the top of the Indian smartphone market. For those wanting to buy a Mi smartphone that comes with an elegant design, below are some of our top picks.
a). Xiaomi Mi 5
Giving a stiff competition to premium smartphones while costing less than Rs. 10,000, the Xiaomi Mi 5 performs commendably, and is one of the best Mi phones under 15,000 INR with a stylish design. With its 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity, the phone is a steal, while the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC ensures that the phone doesn’t lag, and responds quickly to your every touch. With a battery capacity of 3,000mAh and a 16MP primary camera, you will not find a better alternative below Rs. 10,000.
b). Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Launched in July 2018, the Mi Max 3 smartphone comes with a big 6.9-inch touchscreen display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Available in Dark Blue, Dream Gold, and Meteorite Black colors, this phone has been elegantly designed, and is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor. Furthermore, the Mi Max 3 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and lasts long after a single charge, making it one of the most affordable and sought-after 6000 mAh battery phones in the market. This Mi phone also comes with a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera for taking crystal-clear photos.
c). Mi Mix Alpha
With a wrap-around display and 180 percent screen-to-body ratio, the Mi Mix Alpha is targeted towards the high-end, premium consumers. This Mi phone features a stunning 7.92-inch 4D surround screen, with a display resolution of 2088 x 2250 pixels per inch. The phone is also powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, and comes with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 storage.
d). Mi CC9 Pro
Talking about Mi phones with stylish designs, the Mi CC9 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch AMOLED panel, along with a waterdrop notch for the 32MP front camera. Furthermore, the phone also has curved edges and rounded corners, giving it a premium look. With a 3D display (curved front glass), the Mi CC9 Pro’s functional design is complemented by a long-lasting 5760mAh battery, and to put the icing on top, the smartphone also comes with a revolutionary Penta-rear camera setup with a 108MP primary camera to take stunning photos and videos.
e). Mi Note Series
Mi note series is one of the most popular and successful series still the brand has launched. Its value-for-money factor is the prime thing that everyone loves to have. The Note8 pro was considered as the most affordable phone aligned with its features like 64 MP camera, 20 MP front camera, 64 GB of space, and was available at cost just around 15k. Now you may have an idea of how affordable the Mi Note series is.
When it comes to design and colors, the note series serves varieties of shades with sleek and beautiful designs.