Today, we’re talking about the top 10 best Xiaomi phones of 2023 that are setting the tech world on fire! Ready to dive into the cutting-edge world of Xiaomi? Let’s rock ‘n roll!
Top 10 Best Xiaomi Phones
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
You’re looking at number 10 on our list, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. Showed up in 2022, this baby was the 5G twin of its counterpart, the standard Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro.
Fast forward to 2023, and this gem has hit that sweet spot – it’s now the champion of budget Xiaomi handsets.
What do you get? A wicked 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, cranking out images at a silky-smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
Oh, and it’s got Gorilla Glass 5 too, so no more heart attacks when you drop it. Storage? Yeah, it’s got plenty – up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.
Let’s not forget about the beefy 5,000mAh battery and 67W rapid charging.
Speakers? Loud and clear, baby. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G’s got a pair of them that give you big sound for an affordable Android.
Granted, its processor has some limitations, but hey, it still kicks the Snapdragon 732G (found in its predecessor) to the curb. So, if a top-notch camera isn’t a deal-breaker for you, this beast is a solid bet.
Poco X5 Pro 5G
In at number 9, we’ve got the Poco X5 Pro 5G. This little wonder packs a serious punch for its price. Don’t let the plastic body fool you – this bad boy rocks a premium look and feel.
Now, let’s talk screen – we’re talking 120Hz AMOLED goodness. Bright, lively, and smooth as silk, it outshines most competitors in its price bracket.
Sure, the refresh rate doesn’t flex like the high-end alternatives, but guess what? This device will stay alive and kicking for more than a day with regular use.
And when it’s gasping for juice, the 67W fast wired charging (charger included – nice!) will get it back up and running in no time.
And let’s not forget about the camera – a whopping 108Mp that churns out crazy detail and color accuracy in good lighting.
Night shots could use some work, thanks to the absence of OIS. It’s got an 8Mp ultrawide buddy, which is a nifty addition, though the 2Mp macro lens leaves a bit to be desired.
Under the hood, you’ve got a Snapdragon 778G chip that delivers decent performance for the price. All in all, this is a wallet-friendly option you’ll want to consider.
Poco F5 Pro
Gear up for number 8 – the Poco F5 Pro. One glance at its price tag and you’ll be saying “Shut up and take my money!” Seriously, folks, it’s a steal.
You’re getting specs straight outta 2022’s top-of-the-line phones, but you’re only shelling out half the dough.
And it’s not just about specs – this baby boasts a long battery life, a kickin’ main camera, and wireless charging. Talk about bang for your buck!
Of course, it ain’t all rainbows and unicorns. On the tech side, the other cameras aren’t exactly high-performers.
Plus, Xiaomi’s guarantee of just two major OS updates means this phone might not stay fresh as long as some others on our list. But hey, for this price, it’s still one heck of a deal!
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Our 7th pick is the best gaming phone on the market, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro.
This beast is a powerhouse for gaming even in 2023, giving you more bang for your buck. Want to play high-end games at maxed-out graphics?
Easy-peasy, thanks to the phone’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and a whopping 12GB of RAM.
But that’s not all. The Black Shark 5 Pro takes gaming to a whole new level with its pop-up physical triggers – think of them as extra gaming keys that you can customize.
Top10GoHere swear, these triggers are a game-changer, making your phone feel like a proper gaming controller.
Alright, it does warm up a bit and could do with a battery boost, but don’t let that stop you. As a portable gaming beast, the Black Shark 5 Pro is hard to beat!
At number 6, we have the best smaller Xiaomi: the Xiaomi 13.
We’re still busy putting the Xiaomi 13 Pro through its paces, but in the meantime, the Xiaomi 13 is the bee’s knees if you’re looking for the best Xiaomi speed demon money can get.
Under the hood, you’ve got Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset – the same speed monster you’ll find in the fresh-out-of-the-oven Samsung Galaxy S23 line.
You can choose between 8GB or 12GB of the speedy LPDDR5X RAM, coupled with a generous 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage (though in the UK, you only get the 8GB model).
The Xiaomi 13’s screen size isn’t much bigger than its older sibling, the Xiaomi 12 (also on this list).
But it’s got that same jaw-dropping brightness and colour richness we’ve come to expect from Xiaomi – all wrapped up in a sleek, almost iPhone-ish body that catapults it to the top of today’s best-looking Androids.
Now, it might not be a trailblazer in the design department, save for its Leica-branded cameras, but if you’ve got a thing for Apple’s clean-cut look, you’ll find the Xiaomi 13’s nod to the best iPhones downright irresistible.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
For the 5th spot, we have the best value Xiaomi phone: the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus.
This middle-of-the-road phone is like a well-balanced breakfast: it has everything you need without being over the top.
With its 6.67” 120Hz AMOLED screen, it’s a bit smaller than the Xiaomi 13 Pro, but it still serves up a crisp and colorful display, and is as light as a feather. Oh, and it’s got a headphone jack – retro vibes!
What about performance? It’s got a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor that keeps things humming along nicely whether you’re grinding away at work, browsing the web, or gaming.
Plus, it’s got a beefy 5,000mAh battery and zippy 120W wired charging – but it’s a no-go for wireless charging.
Now, the real showstopper here is the camera. We’re talking about a 200-megapixel Samsung Isocell sensor – a first for a mid-range phone – which is your ticket to some pretty epic daytime photos.
The other camera features, like the 8MP ultra-wide and 16MP selfie camera, are pretty standard issue for a phone in this price range.
So, is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ worth it? Well, it’s a pretty solid mid-range phone that can definitely hold its own against its rivals and is worth every penny.
It’s not without a few hiccups in the software department and it doesn’t stand toe-to-toe with pricier phones, but if you’re after a decent phone that can keep up with your daily hustle and bustle, this one’s a keeper.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Our 4th pick is the best Xiaomi camera phone: the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
It’s been dubbed the world’s best camera phone and honestly, it’s not hard to see why.
The huge, saucer-like camera on the front alone screams “I mean business”, especially when you grip it sideways. And the best part? It delivers just as much as it promises.
Xiaomi teamed up with Leica to create the 13 Ultra’s pro-grade, four-lens camera system.
You’ve got a 50MP, 1” sensor with a changeable aperture, another 50MP telephoto lens for 5x optical zoom, and a third 50MP telephoto lens with 3.2x zoom.
Long story short, it pretty much knocks out the need for a standalone pro camera.
But it’s not all about the camera.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is packing the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the same brains powering the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13, and plenty of 2023 flagship Android phones. So, you’re guaranteed a smooth sail.
The 5,000mAh battery is a real trooper too. It can keep you going for a full 16-hour day of light to moderate use, so you can surf, game, or click away without stressing about battery life.
The catch? Unlike the Xiaomi 13 Pro, this guy only supports 90W wired charging, which is still solid, but it means a full recharge takes about 40 minutes compared to the 19-minute lightning charge offered by other Xiaomi models.
All in all, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is an impressive camera phone with a bunch of other perks to boot.
It’s on the pricey side and may play hard to get in the US, but if you’re big on photography and want it on the move, it’s worth every cent and the effort.
The third-best spot goes to the best compact phone: Xiaomi 12.
This cutie was Xiaomi’s premier flagship phone of 2022, nestling just under the Pro model, which we’ve covered earlier in this list.
So, it’s no surprise that it still holds its own among the top Xiaomi phones of 2023.
The Xiaomi 12’s charm lies in its tiny, slender frame. It fits perfectly in your hand and feels like a feather in your pocket.
Plus, its smooth, sleek finish is a delight for your touch. And, don’t let its small size fool you – the Xiaomi 12 packs quite a punch with its high-end specs: a 50MP primary camera, a beefy chipset, decently fast charging, and solid battery life.
Sure, your buck stretches a bit more with the Xiaomi 12 Pro. But if you’ve got a soft spot for more compact phones, the Xiaomi 12 is definitely a hot contender.
Xiaomi 12 Pro
In at number 2 is our best all-rounder: the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is our pick for the best all-rounder Xiaomi phone, and let us tell you why.
This champ boasts a gorgeous 6.73-inch display, ultra-quick 120W charging, a classy finish, and a triple threat of 50MP cameras – all this in a package that’s now even more affordable since its successor hit the scene in March 2023.
Whether you’re a gaming enthusiast, a photo fanatic, or a binge-watcher, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has your back. Plus, it’s a no-brainer pick over the Mi 11 from 2021 or the basic Xiaomi 12.
Now, no phone is perfect, right? The Xiaomi 12 Pro doesn’t come with an IP rating, although it does have some resistance to water and dust.
Its software feels a bit overcrowded, and we noticed that its camera wasn’t the best at zooming, as it’s restricted to 2x optical zoom. But hey, despite these minor hiccups, this phone is still a top dog in 2023.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
And finally, at number 1, the best Xiaomi phone on the market: Xiaomi 13 Pro.
This bad boy is a beast of a flagship phone, boasting an elite 1440 x 3200 120Hz AMOLED display that makes every color dance on your screen, whether you’re scrolling through websites, catching up on your shows, battling enemies in games, or admiring your latest snaps.
With software that adapts the refresh rate and a battery life that can withstand a day’s work, you’re all set.
And if your battery’s hitting the low marks, don’t sweat it. The 13 Pro’s ultra-fast 120W wired charging can get you back to 100% in just 19 quick minutes.
On the camera front, the 13 Pro pulls no punches. Its triple-lens array features a 50.3 MP primary lens, a 50 MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 50 MP telephoto lens, not to forget a crisp 32 MP selfie camera.
This lets you take killer daytime shots and selfies, record 8K videos, and use the telephoto lens to catch the tiniest details, all at x3.2 and x5 zoom.
With the power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip under its hood, this phone breezes through everyday tasks and can handle any mobile game you throw at it.
We tested Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact, and Fortnite, all at max settings and sky-high frame rates, without even a hint of overheating.
Sure, the Xiaomi 13 Pro isn’t without its quirks. It doesn’t have an SD slot, limiting your storage options, though the 512GB variant should serve you well if you can swing it.
It’s missing a headphone jack and its price tag is a bit steep, going head-to-head with the iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
And yes, the unique Miui 14 OS might feel a bit unfamiliar, even for seasoned Android users. But all things considered, this phone is a strong contender in the smartphone arena.
And there you have it, the top 10 Xiaomi phones of 2023! Let us know your favorite in the comments below. Until next time, stay tech-savvy!