Xiaomi vs Apple: XR, XS and XS Max as alternative Apple

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Like the previous iPhones released by Apple, everyone expected their latest models, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, to be more superior than their last releases. And of course, the company didn't disappoint in the area of specifications. Just that price was the biggest issue.

However, Xiaomi, the “Apple of China” is one of the tech giants that saw an opportunity. So, to prevent people from making tough choices like selling off their belongings to buy the latest iPhones, Xiaomi decided to offer special packages to customers to divert attention. The company made Apple a laughing stock by releasing cool gadgets that have similar names, and price tag as the latest iPhones.  And each package has more than one device, and they are available for the same price tag as the latest iPhones. So if you are planning to buy a new gadget, here is what you need to know about the latest iPhones and Xiaomi gadgets.

  1. The iPhone XR vs. Xiaomi XR

Some similarities and differences exist between these two products. However, a close look at their specifications and price point will help you make the right choice.

  • Price

The iPhone XR is available for $947 US dollars, which is considered to be on the high side. Apple products are always a bit expensive. That's why many cannot afford them. So, it's not a surprise to see the iPhone XR with such a hefty price tag.

The XR package from Xiaomi, on the other hand, does not only mimic the iPhone XR by sharing a similar name with it. This Xiaomi product sells for 6499 Yuan, which is equivalent to the price of the iPhone XR, traded for $947.

However, the prices of both products are the same, but unlike Apple, Xiaomi offers buyers more products for that same price tag. The Xiaomi XR package comes with a Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Mi Band 3, Mi Notebook Air and a Mini Bluetooth Headset. So with just 6499 Yuan ($947), you are indirectly buying everything. Interesting, right?

  • Specification

Comparing the specifications of both devices, iPhone XR weighs 194 grams and comes with a screen size of 6.1 inches. Its camera is 12 MP, 3GB of RAM, while the memory is 64/128/256 GB. It also has a processor in this 2018 iPhone model is the Hexa-core, 0MHz.

The Xiaomi MI 8 SE, 2018 model, weighs 164 grams. Its screen size is 5.88 inches, and the camera quality is 12 MP, which is similar to what the iPhone XR has. Regarding storage space, the phone has a memory of 64 GB and a 4/6 GB of RAM. Its processor is the Quad core, Cortex-A55, Cortex-A75, 2200MHZ + Quad-core, 1700MHz. But do not forget that the Xiaomi XR package contains more than one gadgets including the feature-rich Mi Notebook Air.

  1. iPhone XS vs. Xiaomi XS

The iPhone XS is a 2018 model, likewise the Xiaomi XS. But the latter comes as a package comprising of more than one product. Here is the comparison of both gadgets below.

  • Price

If you are conversant with the iPhone franchise, then you already know that they are not the most budget-friendly.  And Apple’s 2018 iPhone models, which includes the iPhone XS is not an exception. The iPhone is available for around $1268 in China.

The Xiaomi XS package also sells for $1268 (8699 Yuan). But make no mistake; you are not paying for one product as is with the iPhone XS. For a price of $1268, you will receive a Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Mi Band 3, Mi Notebook Air and a Mi Bluetooth Mini Headset.

  • Specifications

The iPhone XS weighs 6.2 ounces, and its storage space is 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. It’s front and back cameras are also 12MP and 7MP respectively. Plus, the phone has a stainless steel metal frame.

The flagship Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has a storage of 64GB, which is smaller compared to what the iPhone XS has. It also has a 6GB RAM and a 12MP camera which is similar to the one on the iPhone XS. As earlier said, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S isn’t the only gadget in the package. You will receive four devices that are worth more than the $1268 price tag placed on them by the company.

  1. iPhone XS Max and Xiaomi XS Max

The third device, iPhone XS Max also has a Xiaomi alternative, the Xiaomi XS Max. And as usual, both phones have the same price tags.

  • Price

The iPhone XS Max is available for 9599 Yuan ($1398), which is also not budget-friendly. But Xiaomi is telling gadget lovers that they can get the Xiaomi XS Max package for that same amount.

The Xiaomi XS Max package includes the mighty Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Notebook Pro, Mi Band 3 and the Mi Bluetooth Necklace Headset.

  • Specifications

The iPhone XS Max features 6.5 inches display. It also has a storage space of 64G, 256, 512GB. The phone also has a 12MP camera and weighs 208 grams.

The Xiaomi XS Max is also a quality gadget. The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a storage space of 64GB, 6GB of RAM, and a 6.21 display. But the fact that you are paying $1268 for more than one quality gadget makes the Xiaomi XS Max package a steal.

However, the same cannot be said of the iPhone, although iPhone users seeking an upgrade won’t bother much about the price tag. They have gotten used to paying a higher price for the iPhone franchise.


 The Xiaomi packages tend to offer more value for money. It is evident that the company wants mobile devices users obsessed with the iPhone franchise to know that they can purchase more than one gadget for the same price tag as the iPhone franchise.

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