A few days ago, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 11 series. The global versions of the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are expected to follow in the coming days. And there will be many more Xiaomi launch days in 2022 with many more smartphones. Reason enough to ask: Can you still see through Xiaomi’s product policy?
First I have to say that I love Xiaomi, really! When I tested the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro last year, I was blown away. It’s amazing what the Chinese manufacturer offers in this price range. The manufacturer’s devices are sometimes really innovative, sometimes extremely well equipped and almost always surprisingly cheap for what is offered.
Redmi Note 10s [128 GB] for $250
Chaos has a name: Xiaomi!
But it’s getting too much for me. Xiaomi launches new smartphones very often throughout the year. Just in December came the Xiaomi 12 series for China, and then we are expecting the Xiaomi 12 devices for the global market soon. In between, we got the four Redmi Note 11 series smartphones in January. There are budget, mid-range and high-end smartphones, different series, different brands and sub-brands.
And as if that weren’t enough, there are also brand changes – identical smartphones that have different names in different markets. With that, the chaos is still not complete. Model names are sometimes inconsistent and not always helpful.
An example? Take the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 5G. At first glance, you might think these are almost identical smartphones – with and without a 5G modem, respectively. But that’s not the case: the Note 10 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, the Note 10 5G only LCD (6.5 inches). The 5G model comes with Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC, while the Note 10 has Bluetooth 5.0 and no NFC. Triple cam in one, quad cam in the other. One load with 33 watts, one with 18 watts. A hopeless mess!
Lots of preparation for what is actually a very short question for the NextPit Community: Are you also overwhelmed by this chaos, or do you still see it completely?
Should Xiaomi release fewer smartphones?
I don’t know which is better: the huge selection that offers the right device for every smartphone wish? Or rather the manageable catalog with a focus on the essentials? I’d also like to forward this question to you and, as always, let us know what you think of it in the comments. We are always happy to take your returns for our assessments.
Which Xiaomi smartphone do you want to buy?
But Xiaomi is definitely doing something right, since Chinese smartphones are selling like hot cakes. So chances are that many of you already have a specific model from the manufacturer in mind, or at least a series of models.
Which is exactly why my last question today is aimed at exactly that: have you ever fallen in love with any of the new mid-range smartphones? Are you waiting for the powerful Xiaomi 12 or are you satisfied with the Xiaomi 11? Or are you even waiting for an innovative foldable like the Mi Mix Fold?
Did you answer all three questions? So you’ve made it for today and you’ve earned your weekend. Thank you very much for participating! Write to us in the comments what you think of Xiaomi’s product policy. I’m very curious if some of you are also buzzing with so many Xiaomi phones. As usual, we will have the results on Monday, and then we will certainly be wiser.