The best UK deals on Xiaomi phones, wearables & moreon January 20, 2023 at 11:50 Tech Advisor

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Xiaomi pretty much always has a sale running over at the official Mi Store, so it’s worth looking there first before you buy any new Xiaomi product. Sometimes you will need to add a product to your basket to add extra offers such as free headphones or smartwatches, with these deals not always obvious from the product page.

Should you wish to shop elsewhere, Amazon also stocks SIM-free Xiaomi phones and mobile devices, and you’ll find its range of electric scooters and home tech at various UK retailers.

The problem with always discounting products is that it can make it difficult to know when is the best time to buy these products.

And, let’s face it, buying Xiaomi devices – particularly smartphones – is confusing enough, thanks to its naming system that includes budget, mid-range and flagship devices within each of its product line-ups. As well as the plain Xiaomi phones (previously known as the Mi range), there’s Redmi, Poco and Black Shark line-ups, too.

Fortunately, we’re here to guide you on the best Xiaomi deals to snap up.

Xiaomi is today the world’s third biggest phone maker, but it’s still relatively unknown in the US market. Hence we are here focusing on the best UK Xiaomi deals.

You can also check out our buying guide for details of the best Xiaomi phones, regardless of price.

Where to get the best Xiaomi deals

SIM-free Xiaomi stockists

Official Mi Store
Amazon
Argos
Currys
Very
AO
Appliances Direct
Laptops Direct
eBuyer
Box
Maplin

Contract Xiaomi stockists

Vodafone
Three
Carphone Warehouse
Fonehouse
Affordable Mobiles

Best Xiaomi Phone Deals from around the web

Best Xiaomi 12 prices

Retailer
Price
£495.00
£529.00
£744.00
Xiaomi
£749
£850.00
£869.99

Best Xiaomi 12 Pro prices

Retailer
Price
£938.22
Xiaomi
£1049

Best Xiaomi 11T prices

Retailer
Price
£349.00
£452.00
£499.00
Xiaomi
£499
£500.99
£546.40

Best Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G prices

Retailer
Price
£397.44
Xiaomi
£399

Best Xiaomi Pad 5 deals

Retailer
Price
£329.00
Xiaomi
£369
£453.18

Best Xiaomi electric scooter deals

Best Xiaomi Mi Scooter Pro 2 prices

Retailer
Price
£529.00
Xiaomi
£539
very.co.uk
£599.99
£600.00
£885.53

Best Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter prices

Retailer
Price
Not Available

Best Xiaomi Mi Band deals

Best Mi Band 6 prices

Retailer
Price
Xiaomi
£39.99
£41.99

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Retailer
Price
Xiaomi
£39.99
£49.98

Xiaomi buying advice

Only a few years ago, importing Xiaomi phones to the UK (before they were officially sold here) was plagued with issues. Chinese ROM models do not come preinstalled with Google services, and in such cases you would need to install this yourself and navigate a Chinese menu and keyboard to get it set it up correctly.

Connectivity was also an issue, with one of the three 4G bands used in the UK (800MHz/Band 20) rarely supported, and this could leave O2 users out in the cold. Thankfully, if you take care to purchase only Global ROM models, these are all a thing of the past.

Some of these issues do still apply to other Xiaomi products, however. Xiaomi laptops typically come with a Chinese Windows OS, so require some know-how to install an English operating system, an OEM version of which will cost you only £10-20. And many Xiaomi products shipped from China come with Chinese user manuals – Google is your friend here if you’re not sure how to get them set up.

It’s worth pointing out that any Xiaomi product you buy from the UK Mi Store will be an English version, and none of these issues will apply. They do, however, typically command slightly higher prices, and that’s largely because Xiaomi has less control over the supply and distribution costs outside China.

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