Xiaomi is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, an Android-based OS, and other consumer electronics. Xiaomi also makes fitness trackers, TVs, air purifiers, and tablets. It has a skin for its Android phones and tablets – MIUI. The company largely sells its phones via flash sales in India.
Despite the many different models and sub-brand names for televisions under the Xiaomi stable — and the potential for confusion that comes with it — the portfolio is actually quite elegantly laid out if you try to understand it. Redmi televisions generally stick to the budget segments and smaller sizes, while the ‘Xiaomi' branding is applied to bigger and more feature-filled options across prices and categories. Leaving aside the more expensive QLED and OLED options for now, Xiaomi is now fine-tuning its LED TV range with incremental improvements for slightly higher prices. Enter the new X Pro series, which promises a bit more than the late-2022's X Series.
Xiaomi and its sub-brand Redmi have typically been known for their Android-based televisions and the PatchWall user interface that helps set the company's televisions apart from the competition. It's an approach that has worked well, and offers a bit of uniformity across the product range. Whether you're buying a top-end Xiaomi TV or an entry-level Redmi model, the software experience is largely the same. However, the company's recently launched Smart Fire TV 32 gives that rather reliable and familiar experience a surprising skip.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro has been officially launched in India. The successor to the Xiaomi 12 Pro (Review) has many firsts up its sleeve such as having the latest Android 13-based MIUI 14 software, and it's the only phone in India with a 1-inch camera sensor. Moreover, Xiaomi has worked with Leica to tune the camera system of its premium flagship. The Xiaomi 13 Pro also packs some powerful hardware, including the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
Xiaomi has yet again managed to send ripples throughout the Indian smartphone industry with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The more feature-packed offering of the duo, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, packs some incredible hardware for its asking price, including a 48-megapixel rear camera, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, and a large 4,000mAh battery, all encased in an attention-grabbing chassis. At its price, there is hardly any other smartphone in the market that can match the hardware prowess of the Redmi Note 7 Pro, at least on paper. Does that translate to a smartphone experience that can outshine offerings from other brands? Let's find out in our in-depth Redmi Note 7 Pro review.