Xiaomi has been in France for 18 months and the Chinese brand has not been idle: we have tested many products this year and this ranking shows a real diversity of devices. Here are the 10 most popular smartphones on Frandroid … followed by three Xiaomi products that have stood out.
After our ranking of the 20 most popular smartphones on Frandroid in 2019, here is the ranking of the Xiaomi brand.
Here are the 20 most popular smartphones of 2019 on …
We were particularly interested in Xiaomi because the Chinese brand has been installed in France for almost a year and a half, with a large catalog of products. Note that the audience generated by Xiaomi products increased by 110% in one year on Frandroid, an audience already substantial in 2018. This shows that the Chinese company has not been unemployed this year …
This ranking (from 1st to 10th place) is based on Frandroid smartphone audiences from January 1 to December 30, 2019. Note that this does not reflect the best smartphones of 2019, we have a dedicated buying guide on this subject. .
Redmi Note 7, Mi 9, Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8 Pro
As you know, if you have already read this dossier, Xiaomi has managed to climb into the ranking of the most popular smartphones of the year with 4 of the 20 most popular products. We find the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, a 2018 smartphone that offers excellent value for money, then the Xiaomi Mi 9 which has established itself as an alternative to the OnePlus 7 and finally the two Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8 Pro who are expected to maintain their position in 2020.
Let’s take a closer look at this classification.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T
The Redmi K20 is nothing else than the Xiaomi Mi 9T with us. Unveiled in May 2019, we tested it, and we did not find a real alternative under 400 euros where two choices are finally available to you. If you're a photo buff, the Pixel 3a is a great smartphone. For everyone else, lovers of design devices, good gaming performance, those who want excellent autonomy or a highly customizable interface, there is the Xiaomi Mi 9T.
This undoubtedly explains its popularity, its only point being the average photography and the brand of little extras found on the high end, such as wireless charging for example. Between 300 and 330 euros (sold and shipped by Cdiscount) … hard to beat for this price.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro / Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
The Redmi K20 follows closely, it is the Mi 9T Pro in France. In reality, nothing surprising: with the Snapdragon 855 inside, a Super AMOLED screen, a large battery, it is surely one of the best value for money of the year.
The test is also very good: it will surely be better to try to find these additional 40 euros to recover the Mi 9T Pro than to be satisfied with the Mi 9T, if the arguments of the first have already seduced you. For the photo, we will continue to recommend others, like the Pixel 3A.
Xiaomi Mi 8
It was the flagship of 2018 with its Snapdragon 845 and its low price. The Mi 8 already had the OnePlus 6 as the main rival in its category.
Xiaomi Mi A3
The Mi A3 succeeded the Mi A2 … Android One is not very popular in France, and that's a shame. It is a version of Android that offers a pure experience of the Google OS where the arrival of updates is guaranteed for 3 years by Mountain View. In the case of the Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi takes care of the hardware, Google takes care of the software.
We appreciated this smartphone: for 250 euros, the champion remains the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. However, this does not mean that the Xiaomi Mi A3 has no interest: it is your best alternative if MIUI gives you buttons, stupidly.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The Mi 9 SE was announced alongside the Mi 9 during the Mobile World Congress: we recognize it thanks to its shell and its funky glow (called holographic spectrum) in blue or purple. The big difference with the Mi 9 is the presence of the Snapdragon 712 instead of the Snapdragon 855. It is a variant of the Snapdragon 710.
It was awarded 8/10 and it was one of the alternatives to the very popular Galaxy A50: The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is really a very good smartphone. Its compact shape and very light weight make it really pleasant to handle in everyday life, while its excellent AMOLED screen offers a multimedia experience more than comfortable.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Announced at the end of 2018, the Mi Mix 3 did not meet the success it deserved: its originality could be scary. It has an edgeless and notchless screen, the camera is activated by a manual sliding system. Slider fashion has not returned, but this Mi Mix 3 marked the editorial staff: The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 succeeds in being an original smartphone in a market where its competitors are more and more alike. The return of the slider is here perfectly successful, both in its construction and its use, leaving room for a large sublime screen.
Xiaomi Mi Box S and the M365 (Pro)
At the moment, it seems difficult to find a product as popular as smartphones at Xiaomi. Despite the breadth of the Mi ecosystem, only two product categories stand out in the TOP 40 of the most popular Xiaomi products on Frandroid.
First, the Mi Box S, an Android TV box that offers excellent value for money.
We also find the two M365 scooters including the Pro version officialized this year.
We tested the Pro version this year: The Mi Scooter Pro is very pleasant to drive and provides good sensations. The new scooter from Xiaomi does not revolutionize the previous model, but brings a lot of significant innovations. This is a small evolution that brings together lots of good ideas: more power, more autonomy, more comfort, more security. The downside is that its weight increases by about 2 kg, making it difficult to transport.
Next year, the Mi Note 10 could climb the rankings. Xiaomi warned us all the same: there will be a lot of tests to be carried out in 2020 … so it will be jostling at the gate.