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Overall satisfaction
9.1
  • 396
  • 39
  • 5
  • 3
  • 7
450 opinions
  • Screen8.8
  • Performance9.0
  • Camera8.7
  • Connectivity8.9
  • Battery7.6
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.2

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Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.6

450 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.4

450 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.1

450 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
8.4

450 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.4

450 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.3

450 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.4

450 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
7.8

450 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.7

450 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.8

450 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.0

450 opinions

Quality of the GPS
8.7

450 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.1

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Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 13%
    Less than a day
  • 40%
    One day
  • 43%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more

450 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 7%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 85%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 8%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

450 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 4%
    Never
  • 2%
    Once a year
  • 36%
    Every six months
  • 58%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • chill

    • 8.3
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance7.3
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery5.0
  • Good overall experience

    • 7.2
    • Screen7.2
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity6.6
    • Battery0.0
  • Very fast phone even after 2 years

    • 9.9
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.7
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0
  • Very good phone, stay strong after 2 years of USE and 3 years from release (read all if you want honest review)

    Very good phone from Xiaomi, this is one of first quality Xiaomi phones. Overall i very satistified with my phone, i really like it for me this is most good looking 16:9 phone so far.. I really like it so much, this time around i think xiaomi do everything to make lightweight phone it cost overall durability you must take good care about this phone but im fine with it, really amazing to have it in your hands becouse it really lightweight and for example when you watching movies or videos you can easy hold your phone in your hand. Really good.
    For everything other, hardware is still good not powerhouse but flagship SoC 2016 is good enough for everyday usage, just not for gaming, but since im not playing any games on phone im fine with it. You can hit 140k score on Antutu (Even my downclocked SD 820, on my 3/32GB ver), And almost 4k on Geekbench 4 multi core.
    Camera is for 3y old phon amazing no bump, everything covered by glass fp, all body even flash which is rare for 2016. Amazing

    Positives
    • Camera with Portet Mode on Single lens (Miui 10)
    • Display (I got JDI Display) one of best IPS disp..
    • Sound (Enough voluime, have some bass and clarity)
    • Hardware SD 820 (Still very good for daily usage)
    • Deisgn (Beauty all glass body, very lightweight)
    • Have 3.5mm jack + USB Type-C (nice to have both)
    Negatives
    • Not durable, can broke easy (cause lightweight, design)
    • Call speaker (Can be better, with better quality)
    • Battery (Not bad 1d but really fast lose capacity)
    • Buttons become dirty and dont have good click (2y)
    • 8.3
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance6.6
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery9.0
  • great smartphone as for it's price. I use it for 2 years and have no problem with it. Even after 2 years it works smooth and fast.

    • 10
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity9.7
    • Battery5.0
  • My favourite device!

    Even if I am an owner of Mi8 I still use it cause I find it much easier to use and handle with one hand.

    • 9.5
    • Screen9.8
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • Great phone but after one year, the battery life is rapidly declining

    Positives
    • Great value
    Negatives
    • Needs a case, as the glass is really slippery!
    • Battery life declined a lot after one year
    • 8.9
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity6.7
    • Battery5.0
  • Excellent

    • 10
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance9.7
    • Camera9.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • Really satisfied, exceptional value for money

    Design & Materials: Beautiful design. No camera bump (impressive considering OIS and how thin it is). Curved 3D glass gives a really nice feel and look, but is really slippery. On the front I like thin side bezels and dots for capacitive buttons.

    Performance & Hardware: It works like a charm, even 2 years after its release (2,1ghz 64gb model). It has USB type C, very fast fingerprint scanner, gorgeous bright screen, headphone jack, RGB LED notification, OIS... It even has a freakin' barometer.

    Camera: great sensors, but are crippled by Xiaomi's drivers and software (no 60fps video). I installed Google Camera mod and it transformed my camera completely.

    Connectivity: Good wifi and network signal, GPS used to make problems, but after optimizing it for Europe it works great. It has NFC, dual SIM, VoLTE, full Netcom support..

    Battery: Good for its size. I get 4-6 hours of screen on time depending on whether I use it regularly as a phone, or trash it with apps and web browsing.

    Positives
    • Gorgeus design
    • Beautiful and bright display
    • Camera (with Google Camera mod)
    • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
    • Not cheaping out on details (NFC, USB-C, OIS...)
    • Blistering performance
    Negatives
    • Slippery back glass, impossible to use without a case
    • Some consider black screen border to be annoyance
    • Glass, thinness and lightness make it feel fragile
    • Original MIUI ROM could be better
    • Battery could be bigger in favor of thicker phone
    • Side buttons placement and quality
    • 9.6
    • Screen9.8
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera8.8
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • A wonderful not expensive flagship phone

    Positives
    • Powerful
    • excellent quality
    Negatives
    • No FM radio
    • 9.9
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.8
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10

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7.5
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 6.6 Design & Materials
  • 7.0 Performance & Hardware
  • 7.4 Camera
  • 7.0 Connectivity
  • 5.3 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.