1. Make Your Purchases At The Right Time
2. Old Hardware Is Not Always “Rubbish”
3. Processors Matter Less Now
The idea that only flagship processors deliver blistering performance is absolutely wrong. Mid-range processors like the Snapdragon 660 (like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Mi Note 3) offers good-enough performance for most users. However, if you are a heavy gamer and needs power for games and augmented reality, you need a Mi phone with a Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU.
4. Get A Fitting Screen Size
5. Camera Megapixel Matters Less
6. Stock Android Vs MIUI
Until recently, Xiaomi fans had no other option but to use MIUI OS because all Xiaomi smartphones were equipped with this system. However, that has changed now with the arrival of Xiaomi Mi A1 which uses Stock Android and will give you swift Stock Andriod Update. If you like massive customization and love to use many new amazing features like Dual App, Second Screen, Apps Vault, Quick Dial, Games Booster then you can choose MIUI.
7. Don’t Pay More Than You Need
Xiaomi flagships like the Mi MIX 2, Mi 6 and other premium devices in the Mi series sell from as low as $300 to above $500. However, if you need the perfect Xiaomi smartphone for your budget, be aware that there are some quality and cheap unlocked options which you can get for less than $200 such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or Xiaomi Redmi 4X.
8. Settle For An Amazing Battery Life (Preferably With Fast Charge)
Regularly charging your phone can be a menace and it is even more frustrating when you have to wait for hours for a full charge. To this end, you might want to look out for a Xiaomi phone with a good battery performance. The likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4X with Snapdragon 625 might be a good choice. With this smartphone, you can go 10 hours without obstruction. However, if you need a larger screen, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with a non-removable 5300 mAh Li-on battery or 5.7-inch Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with a 4020 mAh battery (with fast charge) can easily give you over 12 hours of usage.
9. Storage Option Should Not Be Less Than 32GB
10. Watch Out For Exchange Offers
Some online stores offer an exchange of your old smartphone with a new one at a discounted price, if you have a smartphone that is old enough that you don’t want to use, you can trade in with a new smartphone and get the most discount on the MRP of the phone.