Going Full Xiaomi: How much will it cost?
Xiaomi is one of the most flexible tech brands in the market, offering a wide range of products, from personal productivity tools to smart home and mobility, at competitive prices. So for those who want to try more products from the brand and make the most out of Xiaomi’s ecosystem, here’s how much it will cost.
Since we want to highlight the Xiaomi’s features, we’ll focus on the brand’s best offering so far. Packed with Snapdragon 730GB chipset, penta-rear cameras, the Mi Note 10 Pro has a whopping 108 MP primary lens backed up with 12MP optical, 20MP ultra-wide, 5MP zoom, and 2MP macro sensors. It’s also equipped with a larger RAM, internal storage, and battery. Currently retailing at PHP 29, 990 for the 8GB + 256GB variant, the budget for a flagship phone for Xiaomi can go higher when the Mi 10 series arrives.
Apart from smartphones, Xiaomi has also ventured into laptops with the Mi Notebook and the Mi Notebook Pro. However, the one we’re mentioning here is the previous model, as the latest versions are not yet locally available. But just to give you an idea on Xiaomi laptops, we’ll still share its specs and price when it was launched in the Philippines. For those who are looking for a daily workhorse for school or work, there’s the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air that ships with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of SATA SSD, and fingerprint scanner. Should you want to have a bigger display, internal memory, RAM, and faster processor for your creative work, then the 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Pro is for you.
The Mi Notebook and the Mi Notebook Pro were priced at PHP 49,995 and PHP 46,990, respectively.
For smartwatches, Xiaomi brought the Amazfit GTR 47mm variant in the Philippines, which comes with a stainless steel body and dual GPS sensors for more accurate tracking. It also ships with 12 Sports Modes, AMOLED display, longer battery life that lasts up to 24 hours, water-resistance, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. But if you want a durable smartwatch that can accompany you to your adventures, at a slightly lower price, then the Amazfit T-Rex should be your option.
The Amazfit GTR 47mm costs PHP 8,490 while the Amazfit T-Rex retails at PHP 7,995.
Whether you heavily consume media or not, you’ll need a pair of decent wireless earphones. The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, which costs PHP 3,495, sports a new design, infrared sensors for haptic detection, voice controls, and dual microphones with Environmental Noise Cancellation for improving audio during calls. If you’re on a budget, you can drop the intelligent wear detection and replace it with anti-noise cancellation from the first-generation Mi True Wireless Earphones for only PHP 1,995.
Xiaomi just added its lineup of smart TVs this month on its product portfolio. To cater to cinephiles and online streaming lovers, the display size range from 32-inch to 75-inch with 1366 x 678 HD to massive 3480 x 2160 UHD resolutions. Both with 64-bit quad processors, the premium model boasts a 60Hz refresh rate.
Consumers may get the Mi TV 32-inch as low as PHP 9,990 while the premium version Mi TV 75-inch retails at PHP 74,990.
If the budget isn’t enough for a new smart TV, then you may opt to own an Android TV box to support online streaming services. Priced at PHP 3,490, the Mi Box S is capable of streaming 4K Ultra HD content in HDR and has built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast. The price can go beyond PHP 3,490 once the Mi Box 4K launches in the Philippines.
Smart home devices and mobility
To fully enjoy the vast Xiaomi ecosystem, we highly recommend you invest in some essential smart home devices starting with the PHP 449 Mi WiFi Bulb. You can eventually upgrade to Mi LED Smart Bulb to save power and purchase the Mi Smart Sensor Set to make lighting, including switches, automated. Each cost PHP 899 and PHP 3,500, respectively.
For home security, there’s the Mi Home Security camera that gives a 360-degrees view, detects motion, and features Night Vision and Talkback for only PHP 1,990.
Consumers may also avail of other smart devices for cleaning. There’s the Mi Air Purifier series to eliminate the pollutants and allergens in the air. It ranges from PHP 3,999 to PHP 19,990. There are also different kinds of vacuum cleaners available: handheld, cordless, and robot. These vacuum cleaners have suggested retail prices from PHP 2,995 to PHP 17,995. You may also want to take Xiaomi to your kitchen with its smart kitchen appliances consisting of an induction cooker, rice cooker, microwave oven, coffee machine, and a whole lot more.
And just when you thought that you’ve got everything you need, Xiaomi offers transportation options with its selection of electric scooters and bikes. The basic Mi Electric Scooter costs PHP 18,995 while the latest Mi HIMO Electric Bike T1 Pro retails at PHP 42,990.
What’s the minimum amount?
For starters, you’d want to get a Xiaomi phone and laptop. When the price of Mi Note 10 Pro and the Mi Notebook Air are combined, it will cost PHP 79,985.
Adding in the price of accessories, which includes the Amazfit T-Rex and Mi True Wireless Earphones, will bring it to PHP 89,975. Getting the Mi TV 32-inch, Mi WiFi Bulb, Mi Home Security camera, Mi Air Purifier 2C, Mi Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, and Mi Electric Scooter would cost a total of PHP 118,403.
Here’s the complete breakdown:
Mi Note 10 Pro – PHP 29,990 (8 GB + 256 GB)
Mi Notebook Air Fingerprint Edition – PHP 49,995 (Core i5, 256GB)
Amazfit T-Rex – PHP 7,995
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2– PHP 3,495
Mi TV 32-inch – PHP 9,990
Mi WiFi Bulb – PHP 499
Mi Home Security camera – PHP 1,990
Mi Air Purifier 2C – PHP 3,999
Mi Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner – 2,995
Mi Electric Scooter – PHP 18,995
TOTAL – PHP 118,403
If you can stretch your budget and want to get the best Xiaomi products, you could purchase the Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi Notebook Pro, Amazfit GTR, and the new Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 for PHP 88,965. Adding the top-of-the-line models for the smart TV, smart light and sensor bundle, air purifier, robotic vacuum, and the electric bike would cost PHP 176,329.
Why would you want to switch?
One of the reasons for building a gadget ecosystem is to ensure seamless connectivity between devices. You can be sure that each device can recognize each other, meaning fewer compatibility issues. Xiaomi is a good choice if you want to start building your own thanks to its wide-range of products and competitive price tags.