Xiaomi Mi Play - strong middling, a record and gifts of unprecedented generosity

The Xiaomi Mi Play smartphone is presented officially - a strong middling on the new chipset.

At the preparatory stage of the announcement Xiaomi Mi Playthe company hinted at a record worthy of the Guinness book. Not deceived, the record turned out, however, he has nothing to do with the characteristics of the device itself. Introducing the novelty to the public, the company has created the largest animated mosaic of smartphones.

The Christmas tree that decorated the Beijing shopping center is made up of 1008 Xiaomi Mi Play.

In addition to this memorable event, Xiaomi MiPlay is curious as the first owner of the latest MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. The 12-nanometer chipset includes 8 ARM Cortex-A53 cores, which clearly indicates its relatively modest positioning, but the increased clock speed and GPU of PowerVR GE8320 increased to 2.3 GHz promise a noticeable performance increase compared to “classmates”. It is compared with the Snapdragon 450 and Snapdragon 625 chipsets — no longer the freshest, but the most common solutions for the class of low-cost middling. These new chipsets wins. MediaTek Helio P35 is slightly behind Snapdragon 636 (according to AnTuTu), but in general the company has a good new processor.

The screen of Xiaomi Mi Play got moderate (in modern times, when 6 inches is a bit) dimensions - 5.84 ″, 1080 × 2280 pixels, with a neat, drop-shaped cutout under an 8-megapixel camera.

The main camera is double, 12 MP + 2 MP. It seems nothing special, but artificial intelligence is present, not for nothing that the new chipset with electromotive was used.

With memory capacity, everything is just fine. The younger version has 4 GB of operational, 64-gigabyte built-in flash drive - necessary for the smartphone not to be considered a state employee, and sufficient for the smooth operation of the device number. Note, Xiaomi itself is positioning the smartphone as an entry-level device and estimates at 1099 yuan ($ 160/11000 rubles) for the younger modification.

There will be two other modifications: 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM - for 1299 yuan ($ 190/13000 ₽), and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM for 1599 yuan ($ 230/16000 ₽).

The battery is quite good - 3000 mAh. Fast charging is not provided, the port for charging microUSB. He will also serve as an audio jack, nothing more.

There are merry colors - red and blue with gradient tints; there is a modest - black.

For Chinese users, an exceptionally generous megabonus is provided: together with a smartphone, they receive 10 GB of free Internet traffic per month for a year.


4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM

The main characteristics of Xiaomi Mi Play:

S-IPS screen, 5.84 ″, 1080 × 2280, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronMediaTek Helio P35
2.3 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320
RAM RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD, 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM, Micro-SD - instead of one of the SIM-cards
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Ion, 3000 mAh, 5V / 2A
Dimensions147.76 x 71.89 x 7.8 mm
Weight 150 g
Camera 12 MP, flash, autofocus, dual 12 + 2 MP
frontal: 8 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner

Tatyana Kobelskaya