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Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi Mi Play
₨25,000
SKU: Mi Play
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Mobiles

  • CPU
    Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

  • RAM
    4 GB RAM

  • Storage
    64 GB

  • Display
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

  • Camera
    Rear: 12MP+2MP Front: 8 MP

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.5 3.8 1
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Multimedia 8 / 10
  • Features 7 / 10
  • Connectivity 7 / 10
  • Call Quality 8 / 10
  • Usability 7 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
(Last Updated On: February 21, 2019)

Xiaomi Mi Play Price in Nepal, Specifications, features, and comparison

Xiaomi’s new Mi play Phone is now going to be launched in Nepal. Today here we are going to review the first Xiaomi Mi Play smartphone. However, here in all its glory but I’m not sure it’s as glorious as it sounds. So let’s talk about Xiaomi Mi Play Price in Nepal, full specifications, features and comparison. Also, let’s talk about why xiaomi shouldn’t bring this to Nepal?

When xiaomi announces it’s Mi Play smartphone, I was excited because I thought it’s a gaming smartphone. since I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys must have thought the same. I mean Xiaomi Mi play. It obviously seems like a gaming smartphone. Well, it’s just your usual budget smartphone apparently aimed at the youth with its fancy colors. However, the play branding here doesn’t mean the gaming phone. Because Xiaomi Mi Play is not a gaming phone.
Anyway, I would have been ok with the Xiaomi Mi play had. This been a good budget smartphone but is it a good budget smartphone? Well spoiler alert, it’s not. I’m sure you must have gotten this from the title itself. But, yeah this is not a great budget smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi Play Design and Display

Firstly, I love the design of the Xiaomi Mi Play. It’s super compact super lightweight and I just love holding this phone because it’s so comfortable. So, this is a good looking for no doubts. However, it’s not made up of glass instead it’s plastic that looks like glass. But, the fancy color and the finish here really give the phone a sort of a premium look.
Secondly, there’s the 5.8 inch IPS LCD display which is just as good as it gets in this price range. Thanks to the teardrop notch design the device just looks modern. So, these design and the display on the Xiaomi Mi play are great but that’s pretty much. Furthermore, when it comes to positives about this phone everything else about this phone is rather average. This mainly because of the price of the problem.

Mi Play Processor and Performance

First of all, the Mi play is part by the MediaTek helio P35 processor with 4gb ram. It sounds ok but the Redmi Note 7 at a lower price packs in the Snapdragon 660 which is way more powerful than the helio P35 divided on the Xiaomi Mi play. If you see benchmark score of Helio P35 on Xiaomi Mi Play and Snapdragon 660 on Redmi Note 7 on YouTube. There is a huge difference, the Redmi note 7 score is almost double than that of the Xiaomi Mi Play. Now it’s not just the Snapdragon 660 the Mi play Helio P35 defies benchmark scores don’t even match up to the Snapdragon 636. Hence, it’s surprising why xiaomi went with the lower end processor for the Mi play.

I know the Helio P35 on the Mi play is a 12-nanometer processor. However, that should be more power efficient. But that’s not a big deal really when the performance on this phone just does not match up to the competition. yeah, I know the benchmark scores aren’t everything but I’ve been using the Xiaomi play. I can tell you that this phone just can’t compete with the Redmi note 7 when it comes to the performance. However, day-to-day performance is fine. But, gaming performance is just not up to the mark. PUBG Mobile runs in low graphics settings by default. It’s playable on low Settings bet, it isn’t the smoothest experience.

Battery and Connectivity

Similarly, there’s the small 3,000 mAh battery which is probably why the Mi play is so lightweight. But, it’s a little surprising since most budget phones from Xiaomi come with big batteries. The lower end phones like the Redmi 6 pro or phones in the Redmi note series they all have big 4000 mAh batteries. Furthermore, there’s the fact that the Xiaomi Mi play comes with a micro USB port. Yes, the outdated micro USB port. when xiaomi finally moved to USB Type-C with the Redmi note 7.

Cameras on Mi Play

It’s just disappointing even the cameras on the Xiaomi Mi play do not match up with the Redmi note 7 cameras. The Mi play comes with the 12 megapixel F 2.2 primary sensor with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. However, the primary sensor here is the same as the Redmi note 5 pro. Now take a look at this comparison between the Mi play and the Redmi note 7. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi play is a rather overpriced average smartphone. So, there is Redmi note 7 that costs less than the Mi play. This comes with a faster processor, a larger battery, USB Type-C, and better cameras.

Xiaomi Mi Play Impression

Honestly, it’s not clear why the Xiaomi Mi play even exists. Seriously, it’s like Xiaomi just wanted to launch a sub- bar budget smartphone in the Mi-series. It’s all the more surprising since traditionally the Xiaomi Mi series has always been most superior to the Redmi series. Hence, xiaomi if you’re planning to bring the Mi play to Nepal. Do us a favor and instead bring us all the great products we have been waiting for a long long time. Like the really good earbuds, the great Redmi notebooks and gaming laptops. Because these are what we are waiting for, not the Xiaomi Mi play. Since those are my thoughts on the So-called Xiaomi Mi play. But, what do you think? are you disappointed at the Mi play? With your hearts let us know in the comment section below.

Xiaomi Mi Play Price and Availability in Nepal

Coming to the price, the newly announced Xiaomi Mi Play Price in Nepal is in between 22,000-25,000. The availability, on the other hand, is yet unknown in Nepal. We are still unsure whether or not Xiaomi Mi Nepal will launch this phone in Nepal. As now  Xiaomi Play is available in three color options of Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Black.

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Summary
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Aggregate Rating
4 based on 4 votes
Brand Name
Xiaomi
Product Name
Mi Play
Price
NPR Rs. 25,000
Product Availability
Available in Store Only

Xiaomi Mi Play - Specifications

General

  • Device Type
    Android
  • Model
    Mi Play
  • Announced
    25 December, 2018
  • Released
    26 February, 2019
  • Status
    Coming Soon
  • Price
    Rs. 25,000

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimension
    147.8 x 71.9 x 7.8 mm (5.82 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight
    150 g (5.29 oz)
  • Protection
    Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • 5G Network
    No
  • SIM
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display Type
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.84 inches, 85.1 cm2
  • Display Colors
    16M colors
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    432 ppi density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protector
    Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
  • Features
    Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Media

  • Audio Playback
    Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR
  • Video Playback
    Yes
  • Video Out
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration, ringtones
  • Ring Tones
    MP3, WAV
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • Hands-Free
    Yes

Camera

  • Primary
    12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 μm, PDAF Secondary camera, depth sensor
  • Image
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Flash
    Yes LED
  • Secondary
    8 MP

Software

  • Operating System
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • User Interface
    MIUI 10
  • Java Support
    Yes
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared
  • Wi-fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC
  • HDMI

Data

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
  • Web Browser
    HTML 5

Messaging

  • SMS
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS
  • Email
    Yes
  • IM
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3000mAh
  • Placement
    Non-Removable
  • Music Play
  • Talk Time
    -
  • Standby
    -

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    5
  • Music and video players, playback quality, speaker sound, and hands-free options.
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    7
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