Xiaomi is a young company. Even though the company was criticized for making iPhone clones, it quickly changed the people’s perceptions. Xiaomi, as we know today, is a worthy competitor to the industry biggies. Be it Samsung, LG or even Apple, Xiaomi has managed to get a slice of the market share from all of them. One of the main reasons why they got so much of market appreciation is due to its high-quality products at unbeatable prices. While they started as “Yet Another” Chinese phone manufacturer, they quickly diversified their portfolio with TV’s, Mobile Accessories, Windows Laptops and even power banks. Their business model works well in the emerging markets, especially in China & India. Their products are so appealing that even the US-based consumers buy them from International E-Commerce portals like AliExpress. With that introduction, today we are going to Xiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Review.
Xiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Review
Unlike most Bluetooth USB sticks, which needs to have batteries and frequent charging, the Xiaomi Mi Selfie stick instead uses the 3.5mm headphone jack. The shutter is triggered using the headphone jack and is compatible with most smartphones running Android 4.4 and above. Other advantages being not required to pair your stick with your phone using Bluetooth to operate. The absence of a Bluetooth radio and batteries also keeps the cost of the stick low. Here are the quick specifications below:
|Price||Check Final Price & Availability on Marketplace|
|Compatibility:|| All Mi Devices and Android 4.4 and Above. All Apple Phones|
running iOS 5 and above is supported. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are not supported. Other phones like LeEco are also not supported.
|Dimensions||Extends up to 70 cm with 6 Extention points|
|Head Angle||Can rotate up to 270 Degrees|
|Colors||White & Grey|
|Sold On||Mi Official Website Only|
|Warranty||One year for accessories|
Here are the product pictures:
In our Xiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Review, we tested it with a 5″ Xolo, 5.5″ Asus and a 6.44″ Mi Max to see how it holds up. Both the 5″ and the 5.5″ phones were comfortably easy to install. The stick had a firm grip on the all the phones with absolutely no anxiety or fear of the phone to fall off. However, in the case of the Mi Max, the stick maxed out. We had a tough time sliding it into the phone holder. We had to take off the phone case to be able to install it successfully.
While operating the stick, you would have to plug in the 3.5 mm jack provided with the stick. Once in place, you would manually need to open the Camera app before taking Selfies. On the home screen, if you press the shutter button, it toggles the volume settings. We suppose this is indeed by design and is mentioned on their website as well. The built quality is great, and the hand grip is excellent. At this price, the Xiaomi Selfie stick is going to kill the competition in similar price brackets.
What will you like?
- Excellent built quality and cost effective selfie stick
- Does not feel top heavy while operating
- Does not require charging or Bluetooth pairing
- When fully collapsed, its compact size is easy to carry around
What will you not like?
- Difficult to fit phones with greater than 6″ screen size. But not impossible.
- Does not work with Phones which does not have a headphone jack.
- Some Android phones might not work with the default camera app.
To conclude our Xiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Review, we found the device to be perfect. It blows away the competition on built quality, support, and price. If you are in the market for a new selfie stick, this one should be the obvious choice.