Editors Liked

  • Great design, Excellent display, Good camera, Great battery life, Powerful software
  • Outstanding value for money, Great build quality and a matte, hard plastic shell that makes the phone feel like it's worth a lot more than $200, Lots of extra that aren't guaranteed on a phone this cheap. You get LTE and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, A ve
  • Xiaomi's polycarbonate handset sports a large bright screen, a decent 13megapixel camera and a big replaceable battery packed into its slim frame. It feels surprisingly sleek and comfortable for a $200 handset
  • Compact size, stylish looks and solid build, Gorgeous screen with Sunlight Display technology, Capable cameras, Featureloaded MIUI platform with Android Lollipop, Excellent battery life,  

Editors Didn't Like

  • Midrange performance despite flagship marketing, Low amount of available storage, Not available within the US
  • MIUI was fine when it was replacing KitKat, but as an alternative to Lollipop's Material Design, it feels dated. Everything has been paved over with the KitKatera UI, so a lot of features are missing, It still—still—has a menu button symbol. It doesn't w
  • Xiaomi's MIUI 6.0 interface replaces many native Lollipop features that may disappoint some Android purists. There's only 16GB of native storage and no expandable option. The lack of image stabilization hurts the overall camera quality