Xiaomi phones and devices already offer incredible value, but if you look around online you’ll find some excellent deals – especially if you’re prepared to look outside the UK.
GearBest is a well-known distributor of discounted Xiaomi products, and is currently holding a sale on Xiaomi. You can expect more retailers to join in as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Here are some of the best Xiaomi deals over at GearBest right now:
Outside of phones, laptops and smartbands the Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter is a sought-after gadget. You’ll find it discounted in the UK via Box and Scootered.
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This might sound obvious, but remember that if you do buy from China the product is likely to be Chinese. The Chinese Mi Band 3, for example, has Chinese icons that you probably won’t understand – and the UK version is so cheap anyway (£26.99 retail price and currently available on Amazon at £21.99) that the few pounds you might save simply isn’t worth it.
For Xiaomi phones you can get around this by looking for a Global model on which Google services are preinstalled (if you do get a Chinese model you will need to install Google services yourself).
Double-check which connectivity bands are supported in the product listing – Chinese-ROM Xiaomi phones very often skip Band 20 (800MHz) 4G LTE. This isn’t the end of the world for many customers as it’s one of three 4G bands we use in the UK, but if you’re on a network that uses only that band for 4G (O2, GiffGaff, Sky Mobile etc) you will be limited to 3G or Wi-Fi.
Xiaomi laptops are gorgeous, powerful and excellent value devices, and the only thing that stops us recommending them to UK users is the fact they are sold running Chinese-language Windows 10 with a US keyboard layout.
You might be able to get through the setup procedure using Google Translate, but you’ll still find much of the OS is Chinese. A better approach is to reinstall an OEM version of Windows 10 designed for UK users, and you can get these for as little as £10-£20.
As well as reinstalling the OS you’ll want to install missing drivers that are wiped during this process, which you will be able to find online if you have another computer you can use to download them. A driver updater utility will also help here. Note that you will probably need to have to hand a wired mouse to install these drivers if the trackpad drivers are missing.
Ignoring the language issues, one other thing to watch when buying from China is that you are liable for paying import duty. Yes, it’s true that not all parcels are picked up by Customs, and you might ‘get away with it’, but by law you should pay 20% of the value printed on the shipping paperwork. Some people find they get a request for this payment several weeks after the product is delivered, while others will have to pay before it is delivered. Either way, if it looks like a good deal, make sure it still sounds like a good deal when you multiply it by 1.2.
Not sure what you’re looking for? Also see Best Xiaomi phones.
1. Xiaomi Mi 9 (64GB)
Now: £369.99 (£130 off)
Xiaomi’s flagship at an unbeatable price.
2. Xiaomi Mi 9 (128GB)
Now: £399.93 (£149 off)
3. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Now: £332.98 (£166 off)
4. Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Now: £20.48 (Use code GBBAND4MI)
5. Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)
Now: £136.94 (Use code GBA312802)
Xiaomi Mi A3 is an excellent-value budget phone running Android One rather than MIUI, and thanks to this GearBest deal, comes with around £100 off its asking price. Read our Mi A3 review.
6. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Black, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage)
Now: £274.67 (Use code GBM9TPRO6)
7. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Blue, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage)
Now: £275.45 (Use code GBM9TPRO1)
8. Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Grey, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage)
Now: £188.10 (Use code GBM9LITE6)
9. Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Blue, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage)
Now: £172.36 (Use code GBMI9LITE101)
10. Xiaomi Electric Scooter Pro
Was: €499.99 in Europe
Before it’s even announced in the UK GearBest is offering the opportunity to get your hands on a discounted version of Xiaomi’s Pro electric scooter.
11. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Pearl White, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage)
Now: £200.69 (Use code GBNOTE8P3)
12. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage)
Now: £146.39 (Use code GBNOTE802)
If you’re tempted by the primary quad-camera of Xiaomi’s latest Note 8, this latest deal from the team at GearBest is for you. The phone comes in Neptune Blue and brings with it a whopping 4000mAh battery, as well as MIUI 10 and 64GB of internal space.
13. Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage)
Now: £108.61 (Use code GBREDMI803)
14. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Now: £735.17 (Use code GBXMMP2019)
15. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5in (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)
Now: £434.50 (Use coupon code GBXMAIR125)
Xiaomi’s laptops are gorgeous, incredibly well made devices, but watch out for the fact they don’t ship with an English version of Windows, so you’ll need to be prepared to install this yourself.
16. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (4GB/64GB)
Now: £162.90 (£12.90 off)
One of the most capable budget phones of the moment at a great price – read our full review of the Redmi Note 7 for more.
17. Xiaomi Amazfit GTR
Now: £114.11 (17% off)
18. Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Now: £21.99 (£5 off)
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