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Xiaomi Mi Play finally arrives as Xiaomi’s First Smartphone with Water-drop Notch

Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi Mi Play has been launched today as the company’s first smartphone with waterdrop notch. As expected, the device targets those on a budget and retains the 3.5mm jack. It’s powered by the new Helio P35 chip with Dual Turbo Smart Acceleration that will accelerate both the GPU and CPU. It has a starting price of ¥1099, which translates to $159. You can watch the unboxing video below.

Xiaomi Mi Play

Design

Xiaomi Mi Play

The device comes with dual rear camera and a dual Corning Gorilla Glass at the back and front, just like the Mi 8 Lite. There’s a rear fingerprint scanner, while the selfie camera with its own notch supports Face Unlock. The device measures 7.8mm in thickness, weighs just 150g and will be available in Black, Blue and Gold.

Display

The Mi Play is built around a 5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD teardrop display. The screen boasts of 1080 x 2280 pixels in resolution along with a 432 pixel per inch density for clear visuals as well. Overall, the screen stretches up to 80.4% screen-to-body ratio.

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Software and Hardware

It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with MIUI V10.0. Steering the wheel, is the Helio P35 chipset from MediaTek which comes with 8-cores of processor clocking at 2.3GHz offering a smooth ride.

The PowerVR GE8320 graphics card handles everything graphics. The phone packs 64GB internal storage space for storing your files, you can expand up to 256GB using a memory card. It comes with 4GB RAM space for multitasking through apps and tasks.

Camera

The Xiaomi Mi Play houses dual 12MP + 2MP rear camera for all your photography needs. The camera is equipped with a dual-LED flash and other internal features listed in the table below. For taking selfies, there’s an 8MP shooter.

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Battery

Powering up the Mi Play is a 3000mAh battery capacity with support for fast charging. Charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 2 hours.

Xiaomi Mi Play Specs

・5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo
・MediaTek Helio P35
・Octa-core 2.3GHz
・4GB RAM
・64GB Internal Storage
・12MP + 2MP rear camera
・8MP selfie camera
・3000mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi Play Features and Video Review

Xiaomi Mi Play Full Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Mi Play
Announced December, 2018
Released December, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 /1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal + Glass
Dimensions 71.89 x 147.76 x 7.8 mm
Weight 150g
Water Resistant No
Protection Yes
Colours Black
Blue
Gold

Display

Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.84-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 432ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 80.4%
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touch Screen Model Capacitive
Touch Screen Yes
Multitouch Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multitouch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1500:1 contrast ratio
Secondary Display No

Camera

12MP + 2MP
Yes
1080p@30fps
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Phase detection
5-element lens
Yes, dual-LED
f/2.2
1.25 μm
8MP
Face Unlock
f/2.2

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
MIUI V10.0
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek Helio P35
Process Technology 12nm
CPU Octa-core 2.3GHz
Cores 8-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) PowerVR GE8320
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 680MHz
4GB
Memory Speed 1333MHz
Internal Storage 64GB
Yes, up to 256GB
Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDX

Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, Type C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
HDMI Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Facial Identification Yes
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Video Play
Normal Use

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Xiaomi Mi Play Unboxing

Inside The Box

NB: Details may vary.
– Charger
– USB Data Cable
– Earphone
– Quick Start Guide
– SIM Ejector Pin

Xiaomi Mi Play Price

Starting From $149 – $159
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