Xiaomi's pricing is already pretty remarkable, but you can get even more for your money. In this article we round up the very best Xiaomi deals you can find on the web today. Not sure what you're looking for? Also see Best Xiaomi phones.
If you're buying Chinese tech then the reality is the cheapest place to buy it is usually in China. Some UK customers aren't overly comfortable with that, especially when it means having to factor in import duty (20% of the value on the shipping paperwork if requested). But if you are prepared to take the (increasingly minimal) risk, you could luck out.
This week GearBest is offering some cracking deals on Xiaomi phones. Does more than £200 off the Mi 9 tickle your fancy? It's now down to just £292.80 (read our Mi 9 review). There's also £80 off the UK RRP of the Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter, which is the big kid's toy you'll definitely want to try (read our Xiaomi M365 review).
The Mi 9 SE, which officially launched in the UK last week at £349/£399, has been out for a while already in China. GearBest is listing the 64GB storage model for just £240, and the 128GB option for just £248.
If you're less keen on buying from China, know that there are also some great deals to be had at the websites you'll be more familiar with, including Amazon and eBuyer. Below we list some of the best Xiaomi deals for June 2019.
One final note: Before you rush out and buy Mi Band 3, know that Mi Band 4 will go on sale in the UK later this summer. Xiaomi has also recently announced the Mi 9T, a rebadged version of the Redmi K20 Pro.
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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 £21.73) 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.
1. Xiaomi Mi 9
Now: £292.80 (£206 off)
Retailing in the UK at £499, you can get a staggering discount on the global version of Mi 9 when you buy from GearBest.
2. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 6GB/128GB
Now: £248 (£151 off)
Mi 9 SE is now officially available in the UK, where the 128GB model costs £399.
3. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 6GB/64GB
Now: £240 (£109 off)
The Mi 9 SE is now officially available in the UK, where it costs £349 for the 64GB model.
4. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Now: £384.99 (£115 off)
Read our full Mi Mix 3 review.
5. Xiaomi Mi 8
Now: £349 (£110 off)
Last year's flagship is a cracking deal at £349. See our full review.
6. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Now: £288 (£211 off)
Xiaomi's best, at an incredible price. Read our full review of the Mi 8 Pro.
7. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Now: £184.95 (£74 off)
Part of the Mi 8 flagship family but with a lower price, the Mi 8 Lite is a fantastic mid-range phone - read our full review.
8. Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (64GB)
Now: £124 (£75 off)
9. Xiaomi Mi A2 64GB
Now: £169.99 (£89.01 off)
10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (64GB)
Now: £167 (£82 off)
You can also buy the 3GB/32GB Redmi Note 6 Pro discounted from £219 to £149.99 at Amazon UK.
11. Xiaomi Electric Scooter
Now: £320 (£79.99 off)
Xiaomi's Electric Scooter is officially available in the UK, but a lot cheaper if you buy from abroad. Select the Fast-30 shipping option for delivery from France, which will not incur import duty and costs just £8.23. Read our full review.
12. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Now: £275 (£54.99 off)
Flagship specs at an incredible price, it comes recommended by our editors. Read our full Pocophone F1 review.
13. Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Now: £21.92 (19% off)
The king of the budget fitness trackers, at an incredible price - read our full review.