Poco Watch Review: Initial impressions of the global variant of the Redmi Watch 2 – Cheap GPS running watch for Strava

Today, Poco has launched its first smartwatch, the Poco Watch, alongside the Poco F4 GT. Poco were kind enough to send me the watch to review early but didn’t grant my Mi Fitness the ability to add it to add it until yesterday! So this is very much an initial impression of the watch. To … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G global variant with MediaTek Dimensity 920 & 120W HyperCharge launches priced from $369 / £285

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ was announced in early March for the Indian market. It is now getting a global launch and will be available from the 6th of April. However, the global variant has a couple of significant changes compared to the Indian variant. The global model is launching with 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge … Read more

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active Review vs Watch S1 & Mi Watch – What’s different with the sports focussed watch? 

The Xiaomi Watch S1 was announced back in December with Xiaomi 12 series. It is now receiving a global launch and a new fitness-focused Xiaomi Watch S1 Active launches alongside it. The Xiaomi Watch S1 is designed to be a more premium solution compared to previous Xiaomi watches, it uses a steel chassis and sapphire … Read more

Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro Review vs Philips Series 3000i

I have previously reviewed the Dyson Pure Cool Tower Fan and attributed its air purifying feature as a significant component in the improvement of chronic nose congestion I have suffered. I also personally own the well-reviewed Philips Series 3000i and have reviewed some cheaper air purifiers. The problem is that the Phillips and Dyson air … Read more

Xiaomi 12 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Specification & Prices Compared – When will it launch in the UK & EU?

Xiaomi will once again be the first company to launch a flagship phone using the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm. Just like last year, the Xiaomi 12 is launching a couple of days before the new year, initially being announced for the Chinese market and a couple of months later for the EU. Like most … Read more

Xiaomi 11T Review – Is it as good as the OnePlus Nord 2 or Honor 50?

Launched earlier this month, the Xiaomi 11T series is positioned as an affordable refresh of their flagship Xiaomi MI 11 series. The new Pro model features the flagship SD888 and is the first phone to launch in the UK with an incredible 120W fast charge. The Xiaomi 11T I have reviewed today is the second … Read more

Xiaomi 11T vs OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications Compared – The sub £500 price point keeps getting better – Mediatek Dimensity 1200 AI vs Ultra

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced their latest phones, the Xiaomi 11T and the 11T Pro. They both look amazing, the Xiaomi 11T Pro is just £599 but includes the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, a 120Hz AMOLED display, 108MP camera, 5000mAh battery, and it is the first phone to launch in the west that features 120W charging. That … Read more

Realme GT Master vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G vs OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications Compared – Three amazing phones for under £400

Yesterday, Realme confirmed that the new Realme GT Master Edition Series would launch globally on the 18th of August. The phone has already been launched in China, and you can import it from the likes of Giztop, but now we have confirmed global availability. While it is confirmed that the Realme GT Master Edition is … Read more

Aqara Smart Home Launches Official Amazon Store – 10% discount code with new Aqara Camera Hub G2H available for £58.49

Aqara has been a popular smart home system for many users looking for an affordable solution for a while now. In the early days, this meant buyers were importing products from various grey import sites such as AliExpress. In recent years the brand has expanded into the European market, with a large range of official … Read more

Poco M3 Pro 5G vs Realme 8 5G – Basically the same phone. Buy whatever is cheapest at the time

Today, Xiaomi / Poco took the wraps off the new Poco M3 Pro 5G, which will be one of, if not the cheapest 5G phone to launch in the UK. In recent years, Xiaomi and Realme have been trading blows with the phone launches, all of which offer the best spec possible for the price. … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the new camera king with 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 sensor and an equally massive price tag

Xiaomi has finally released their top of the range flagship phone of the year, and it is a beast. The launch confirms much of what has been leaked already. 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 Sensor – larger then Huawei Pro Pro camera The new phone has the latest Samsung GN2 50-megapixel primary camera, which was co-developed … Read more

Xiaomi POCO F3 vs POCO X3 Pro Compared – F3 aka Redmi K40 star of the show at £329 while X3 Pro is a bargain at £199

Today, Xiaomi affordable sub-brand launched their latest two phones, the POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro.

Xiaomi likes to capitalise POCO, but I can't cope with writing that in an entire article, so from now on, it is Poco.

Xiaomi Poco F3 vs Xiaomi Redmi K40

Poco F3

First up, and the stand out option from the two new devices is the, however, it has technically already been launched under the name Redmi K40.

The Redmi K40 was launched in February with an official release on the 4th of March. The base model launched for CNY 1999 or £221 (UK price is higher).

Poco F3 vs Poco X3 Pro – Kinda the same but not

Poco X3 Pro

The naming convention of these phones seems a little off because they feel like they should be under the same model series with one being Pro and the other standard.

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How to flash Xiaomi.eu ROM on a Xiaomi Mi 11 – Pretty easy, would do again

At the start of the year, I bought and reviewed the Xiaomi Mi 11. This was a Chinese import, bought from Giztop, so the OS had quite a few issues with random Chinese sections. Overall, the phone was quite usable though, using a launcher such as Nova or Microsoft you can make everything as normal … Read more

Xiaomi suffers US blacklist sanctions, but it is not as bad as Huawei… yet

In another blow to the consumer tech industry, the US government has blacklisted Xiaomi along with eight other companies from receiving US investment. This continues the prolonged political dispute with the US and China, which has led the US to place very severe restrictions on Huawei. The new restrictions placed on Xiaomi are relatively mild … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G vs Realme 7 5G – Two affordable 5G phones great for gamers

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced their latest affordable 5G phone, the Redmi Note 9T 5G. This is the second phone to become available in Europe featuring that 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, previously, the Realme 7 5G launched in November featuring this excellent 5G chipset. There are now three phones in the UK/EU feature Dimensity chipsets, with … Read more

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