Just two and a half month left for 2016. No doubt, Xiaomi will end this year in style with the release of upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the legendary Redmi 4. Still, Xiaomi accomplished many things like setting up their franchise in India, becoming the world’s best seller and China’s national smartphone with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. At the end of the year, the smartphones are ranked from the bottom to the top. So, why not Xiaomi smartphones? Here are the top 5 Xiaomi Smartphones of 2016:
Note: We will update the list after Mi Note 2 and Redmi 4 releases.
Top 5 Xiaomi Smartphones of 2016 – Redmi series beats Mi series
1) Redmi Note 4
With the latest high-end MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-Core processor as a heart under the hood of a low-end, budget friendly flagship, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 deserves the place as the backbone of the Chinese manufacturer. With an elegant metal design, promising battery life with 4100mAh of capacity, Redmi Note 4 is positioned at the first place.
2) Redmi Note 3 / 3 Pro
You won’t believe, but Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was the best selling smartphone of the first half of 2016. And why not? With a Snapdragon 650, 2/3GB + 16/32GB memory combination it’s at number two in our rankings. Well, it could have been first, but the heating issue in Redmi Note 3 ruined everything. Still, the massive 4050mAh battery and the stupendous price tag covers its drawback. Still, it is one of the best budget friendly phones on the planet with some serious performance.
Finally, here comes Xiaomi’s premium Redmi flagship and the first one to feature dual cameras for Xiaomi. With a stunning hardware and the most charming look in the entire Redmi family, Xiaomi Redmi Pro is ranked at 3rd. The price is a little bit high but fair for this beauty with dual cameras. Isn’t it?
4) Mi 5
You didn’t expect to see Mi 5 at number four or did you? Let me guess; you supposed to see it the start at the first place. We can’t deny that in the first quarter of 2016, Mi 5 topped every benchmark, beating its competitors like iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge. With the Snapdragon 820 and 3GB/4GB RAM and a glass/ceramic housing, it drastically turned the market upside down. But, time changes! With other high-end and budget-friendly smartphones released in the market, Mi 5 has dropped from the first position to the fourth in top 5 Xiaomi smartphones list. Well, at least it’s still on the list.
5) Redmi 3S
We know that you will think that Redmi 3S doesn’t justify the position or it shouldn’t be in the top 5 Xiaomi smartphones ranking. But believe us it does. This Snapdragon 430 is surprisingly the only Xiaomi smartphone which remains cool with literally no heating issues or any other problem. We know that 2GB + 16GB memory combination is old, but the tremendous 4100 mAh battery covers the drawback. It’s one of the cheapest smartphones in the entire Xiaomi legacy.
You can clearly see that 2016 is the year for Redmi smartphones as they beat Mi series. But, would the situation remain same after the release of Mi Note 2 and Redmi 4. Let’s see!