specifications Xiaomi Mi Play: the display with the teardrop projection and the latest MediaTek processor

At the end of December 2018, the Chinese company Xiaomi unveiled its new smartphone. Cheap novelty has received the name Xiaomi Mi Play.
Xiaomi Mi Play went on sale soon after the announcement. The first country where he began his sales, was China. Initially, the smartphone was only available in one version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which costs $160. And then in the sale there are also models with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. Their value is approximately $190 and $230 respectively.


Full specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Play


Start

  • Announcement: December, 2018
  • Status: start of sales in December 2018.

Case

  • Dimensions: 147,8х71,9х7,8 mm.
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Colors: blue, gold and black.
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 5.84 inches (~80.1 percent of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 2280х1080 pixels, aspect ratio 19:9 (~432ppi).

Platform

  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI.
  • Chip: Mediatek Helio P35 (12-nanometer process technology).
  • CPU: OCTA-core Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz.
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320.

Memory

  • Slot for memory card: Yes, up to 256 GB (using the slot for second SIM card).
  • Internal: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal.

Camera

  • Primary: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 µm, phase detection autofocus), additional camera (depth sensor).
  • Features: led flash, panorama, HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.
  • Front: 8 MP.
  • Features: HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Sound

  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: Yes.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.

Communication

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.

Features

  • Sensors: fingerprint scanner (rear), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass.
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM.
  • Browser: HTML5.

Battery

  • Non-removable, Li-ion, 3000 mAh.
  • Fast charge 5V/2A 10W.

Network

  • Technology: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE.

Price

  • ~170 Euro

Conclusion

Xiaomi continues to delight its fans with a budget smartphone with modern features and designs. And Xiaomi Mi Playодин of them. The smartphone, despite its relatively low cost, is all that distinguishes the smartphones released in 2018. This double main camera, and widescreen display with teardrop ledge in the top part under the front camera and the latest processor of MediaTek which is paired with a 4 or 6 GB of RAM ensures performance at a quite high for a budget level smartphone.

Pros:

  • the new processor Helio P35;
  • a lot of memory;
  • double the camera;
  • drop the tab in the display instead of monopoly;
  • stylish design;
  • battery with fast charging;
  • memory card support microSD;
  • 3.5 mm headphone Jack;
  • affordable price.

Disadvantages:

  • the hybrid slot need to choose between second SIM card and microSD memory card;
  • the microUSB port instead of the more modern USB Type-C.