The Best Xiaomi Products You Can Buy in the Philippines
Xiaomi’s products are cheap, but they don’t compromise quality. Which is why we were elated with the announcement that they’re launching authorized retail stores in the Philippines. This means we’re also getting out hands on products that only other countries have previously enjoyed.
As such, we’ve made a list of the best Xiaomi products you can buy in the Philippines. All products included in the list are available in the first official retail store in Trinoma (and possibly Xiaomi’s authorized retailers).
Here they are:
Xiaomi Mi A1 (PHP 10,990)
Xiaomi’s submission to the spare but thriving AndroidOne, this smartphone is among Xiaomi’s many hits and one that should be seriously on your radar.
Xiaomi Note 4 (PHP 7,990 for the 3GB/32GB; PHP 8,990 for the 4GB/64GB)
Xiaomi’s Note series remains reliable, especially for those who want to get a smartphone for a not-so-damning price. Note 4 is available in the store, at two different variants.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (PHP 12,999)
If you’re looking for a bit higher-end, look to the direction of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, still a worthy contender in the mid-ranger space which the Huawei Nova 2i currently dominates.
Xiaomi Mi Mix (PHP 25,5000)
Few are aware of this but the Mi Mix started the bezel-less trend. Way before Samsung debuted their edge-to-edge display and iPhone’s now-infamous notch, we’ve had Mi Mix, a flawed but admirable attempt at screen innovation.
Mi Band 2 (PHP 1,199)
Xiaomi’s entry to the wearables space is this ultra-cheap, OLED-equipped Fitbit challenger, the Mi Band 2. I’m sort of in love with this, being that it looks almost brand-free (like the Essential phone), which makes the black look like ten times more expensive than its price.
Mi Smart Scale (PHP 995)
Hey. This is, indeed, a smart scale. It knows a couple more things than other digital weighing scales. For one, it reads you your BMI, and for another, it integrates with the Mi Fit app, which is ideal for anyone in the Mi ecosystem and wants to get serious about their wellness.
Mi Powerbank 2 (PHP 699)
This power bank, maybe one of the best for its price point, provides great value to anyone who needs a sleek, lightweight power bank. It’s really sleek, supports Quick Charge 2.0 and can juice up to 10,000 mAh.
Mi Powerbank 2C (PHP 995)
If you have a little wiggle room in terms of budget, then we suggest you carry over to Xiaomi’s more robust power bank option, the Mi Powerbank 2C. It’s double in battery power, charging speeds, and if it’s not an issue to you, thickness in profile. But hey, for its price, it can’t get any better than this.
Mi Notebook Air 13.3 (PHP 43,500)
I’m impressed by this. It has the power and battery life of a Macbook Air in a sleeker, more lightweight form factor. I love it so much, in fact, that it’s become my daily driver. Fun fact: I wrote this article on the Mi Notebook Air 13.3.
Mi Notebook Pro 15.6 (PHP 46,990)
If you feel like you need something a little more robust, then the Mi Notebook Pro is the one you should go with. Xiaomi makes things less confusing for you. If the Mi Notebook Air was their reply to Macbook Airs, then which Macbook do you think the Mi Notebook Pro is gunning for? As such, all the power you expect of a trusty Macbook Pro, the Mi Notebook Pro also can handle.
Mi Wireless Mouse (PHP 799)
This is a gorgeous wireless mouse. And I’m keen on getting a couple to pair with my Mi Notebook Air. It’s also not that expensive, which is always great.
Mi Comfort Headphones (PHP 1,750)
Xiaomi didn’t fool around when it named this product. The thing is really comfortable on your head. Plus, the audio quality isn’t bad too. Though I wish it also came with a wireless setup, this pair of headphones, for its price, is still a pretty sensible buy.
Mi TV4 (PHP 35,990 for the 49-inch model; PHP 42,990 for the 55-inch model)
O.k., o.k. Sure, there are far better Smart TVs out there. You’ve got your LGs and your Samsungs and your Sonys. But for its price, the Mi TV4 is a pretty solid contender, thanks to its gorgeous display and nifty features.
Mi LED Desk Lamp (PHP 1,490)
A sleek desk lamp that doesn’t go overboard in terms of pricing. I really like the straightforwardness of this. It’s a quality lamp that has a modern, minimalist design. Can’t get any better than that.
Mi Urban Backpack (PHP 1,899)
We’re now seeing a trend which positions Xiaomi as a trusty manufacturer. And that carries over to their backpacks too. Which is why two backpacks made the cut on our list. This one is pretty straightforward: it’s sleek, modern, and stylish.
Mi Minimalist Backpack (PHP 1,399)
Don’t be fooled by the word “minimalist” in its name. It might look like it, but inside, the Mi Minimalist Backpack is a beast of functionality, thanks to its numerous pockets and compartments.
Mi Metallic Pen (PHP 145)
The Mi Metallic Pen is gorgeous, way up there with premium pen brands that sell x10 its price. If you’re dissatisfied with the quality of the ink itself, you can easily switch out the cartridge with any Parker-ballpoint cartridge.
Mi Free Tie Shoes (PHP 995)
No Xiaomi product roundup is ever going to be complete without mention of their fresh kicks. Called, rather uncharacteristically, the Free Tie shoes, Xiaomi is smart to keep things simple: with a classic black coating over white soles, and a Xiaomi-standard orange beaming the inside of the shoes.
Mijia Electric Scooter (PHP 18,850)
Look. Xiaomi is an all-around brand, right. And the chief reason why we’re okay with that is that Xiaomi does good in almost all its products. Including this unlikely addition to this roster, a frickin’ electric scooter.