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Xiaomi Mi Play (2018) review

Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
Mediatek Helio P35
PowerVR GE8320
4 GB / 64 GB
5.84 inches (1080 x 2280 px)
12 + 2 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

Xiaomi announced the launch of the Mi Play smartphone in 2018. The manufacturer is offering the Xiaomi Mi Play phone with 5.84 inches display, Mediatek Helio P35 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.84 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 2280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Xiaomi Mi Play specifications

BrandXiaomi
NameMi Play
ModelMIPLAY
Release date2018

Body

The weight of Xiaomi Mi Play is about 5.29 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Xiaomi phone are average (5.82 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches).

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions5.82 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack, blue, gold
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Xiaomi Mi Play comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v8.1 (Oreo)
SoCMediatek Helio P35
CPUOcta-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320

Display

The size of Mi Play screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.84 inches IPS display of Xiaomi Mi Play with 1080 x 2280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.84 inches
Resolution1080 x 2280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Xiaomi Mi Play (4 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (64 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Mi Play is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera12 + 2 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi Play supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Mi Play phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Mi Play isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Mi Play phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Xiaomi phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Xiaomi Mi Play phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, MIUI
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xiaomi Mi Play, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

Xiaomi Mi Play pictures

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