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Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi Mi Play

Flaunting a 5.84-inch FullHD+ display, the Xiaomi Mi Play is a mid-range smartphone based on Android v9.0 Pie. It is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and has 4GB RAM space., This unit sports a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with dual 12MP + Depth sensor rear and an 8MP front camera for selfies. Mi Play device is backed by a non-removable 3000mAh battery. The device packs a 64GB of expandable storage space and has dual SIM support. You can also check out other Xiaomi smartphones that include Redmi 6, Mi 8 Lite & Mi 8.

Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi Mi Play Specifications Summary

  • 4GB RAM
  • Mediatek Helio P35 chipset
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 5.84 inches display
  • 12MP + Depth sensor rear cameras, 8MP front
  • Android v9.0 Pie
  • Dual SIM

Xiaomi Mi Play Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 20,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of Xiaomi Mi Play

Introduction & Camera

The Mi Play is an affordable mid-range smartphone that packs decent specs profile. It packs a sizeable display size with a notch cutout and a fingerprint scanner mounted at the back. For imaging and shooting videos, this unit packs dual rear camera that includes a 12MP main lens with depth sensor secondary lens. The primary camera is accompanied by several features that include HDR, PDAF and can shoot FHD videos. The front camera is a single 8MP and is capable of recording 1080p@30fps videos.

Performance & Platform

On the software front, Mi Play device is based on the Android v9.0 Oreo operating system out of the box with MIUI skin on top. This is the first device to be powered by Mediatek Helio P35 chipset that clocks speeds of up to 2.3GHz and is coupled with a 4GB RAM space. Expect smooth running of apps while multitasking with this device. 

Display & Storage

The Mi Play flaunts a big 5.84-inch IPS LCD screen with FHD resolution. The display also features a small notch that houses only the front facing camera. The big size and FHD resolution offers quality viewing experience while gaming, browsing and watching YouTube videos. For storing data and apps, the device is tagged with an onboard storage space of 64GB which can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB. 

Connectivity & Battery

Connectivity options that one gets with the Mi Play smartphone include 4G with VoLTE, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and a microUSB 2.0 port. Also, there is a double SIM slot. Keeping the light on this device is a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery which is expected to last for long hours even for a heavy user. 

Xiaomi Mi Play Specs

Launched December, 2018
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G
Dimensions 147.8mm x 71.9mm x 7.8mm
Weight 150g
Screen Size 5.84 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution 1080 pixels x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio
Screen Protection -
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v9.0 Pie
Chipset Mediatek Helio P35
Processor Octa-core 2.3GHz
GPU PowerVR GE8320
Storage 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage
MicroSD Yes, up to 256GB-hybrid slot
Rear 12MP + Depth sensor lens, Dual LED flash
Front 8MP
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB 2.0
Radio No
Sensors Fingerprint(rear), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
Battery 3000mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)