Amazon Prime Day is coming on 21-22 June, but you really don't need to wait to get some cracking deals on Xiaomi phones and other devices.
The official Mi store is currently holding a mid-year sale that runs until 20 June. Buy any phone and you can save £20 on Mi Band 5 or Mi True Wireless Headphones 2S, but there are also some significant savings on some key smartphones.
If combos are your thing, also check out the Poco F3 5G (6GB/128GB), which has £30 off and comes with a free Mi Watch Lite. Redmi Note 10S (6GB/64GB) also has £20 off and comes with a free Smart Band 5.
There are also a bunch of Amazon deals available on Xiaomi devices today - and not just on phones. We've been recommending Laptops Direct as the cheapest stockist of Xiaomi electric scooters all year, but a £109 discount paired with an additional £20 voucher at checkout (valid until 30 June) now makes Amazon the best place to buy the Mi Essential scooter at £270. (Do check out our advice on the legality of electric scooters in the UK).
A couple of deals on Xiaomi wearables see £31 taken off the list price of the Mi Watch, now down to £88, and Mi Band 5 is reduced to £21.99, a tiny price for an excellent fitness tracker (read our full review).
Currently, Amazon's best deals on Xiaomi phones include £40 off Redmi 9 (4GB/64GB), now £119 (don't buy the 3GB model from Amazon, as it's currently cheaper at the Mi Store: just £69), plus £60 off the Redmi Note 9 (4GB/128GB), now £139 (again, the 3GB version is cheaper at Mi Store than Amazon). We also like its Mi 10T Pro deal, which has £109 off at £489.99.
Amazon is also listing £60 off Redmi Note 10 (4GB/128GB), £30 off Mi 10T Lite (6GB/64GB), £40 off Poco X3 NFC (6GB/128GB) and a combined discount/voucher deal on Poco X3 Pro that reduces the price from £249 to £210.89 until 22 June.
We expect more great Xiaomi deals will feature in net week's Prime Day sale - to take full advantage of that you'll need to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership. There is a 30-day free trial, and fear not if you've used one before as you can get a free trial once every 12 months.
In the past we've seen some cracking Xiaomi deals available from Chinese importers such as GearBest. Although it can still be quicker to get your hands on newly released devices when you buy from China, it's no longer necessary to get the best prices.
Best Xiaomi Deals
1. Xiaomi Mi 11 with free Mi Watch
Now: £649 (£100 off plus free Mi Watch)
Snap up this incredible deal on Xiaomi's flagship smartphone in its Mid-Year Sale.
2. Xiaomi Poco F3 (6GB/128GB) with free Mi Watch Lite
Now: £299 (£30 off and free Mi Watch Lite)
If the Mi Watch Lite is of no interest, you can also get £40 off the 6GB/128GB model without the watch.
3. Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter
Now: £270 (£129 off)
Amazon's best deal on the Mi Essential electric scooter combines a £20 discount voucher with a £109 saving. If you miss this deal, Laptops Direct has the best price at £289.
4. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Now: £349 (£50 off)
5. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (8GB/256GB)
Now: £489.99 (£109.01 off)
6. Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G (6GB/64GB)
Now: £199 (£30 off)
7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 (4GB/128GB)
Now: £149 (£60 off)
8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (6GB/128GB)
Now: £179 (£50 off)
Also check out the 6GB/64GB model for a £20 discount and free Mi Band 5.
9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (6GB/64GB)
Now: £219 (£30 off)
10. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (8GB/256GB)
Now: £210.89 (£23 off plus extra £15 at checkout)
Amazon's just slashed nearly £40 off the Poco X3 Pro, the most powerful 4G budget phone on the market.
11. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £209 (£40 off)
Our Best Budget Phone of 2020, the Poco X3 NFC may have since been superseded by the X3 Pro, but its still an impressive value for money offer, only made better by this Amazon discount.
12. Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £319.95 (£179 off)
Get £179 off Xiaomi's Mi 1S Electric Scooter, the mid-range variant of Xiaomi's latest scooter range.
13. Xiaomi Mi Scooter 2 Pro
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £447.97 (£152.02 off)
It might be expensive, but it's Xiaomi's top-end electric scooter right now, with a 350W motor and a great range. Plus, the £150 discount from Laptops Direct makes it a little more tempting. Find out more in our Xiaomi Mi Scooter 2 Pro review.
14. Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Now: £21.99 (£18 off)
15. Xiaomi Redmi 9 (3GB RAM, 32GB)
Now: £69 (£70 off)
The baby of Xiaomi's lineup is the already-affordable Redmi 9, now made even cheaper by this latest Mi Store deal.
16. Xiaomi Redmi 9 (4GB/64GB)
Now: £119 (£40 off)
17. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (3GB RAM, 64GB)
Now: £99 (£80 off)
18. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (4GB/128GB)
Now: £139 (£60 off)
19. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £245 (£454 off)
Xiaomi Buying Advice
A few years back, importing Xiaomi phones to the UK 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 10 OS, so require some know-how to install an English operating system, an OEM version of which will cost you only £10-20. With older products, such as the Mi Band 3, Chinese versions will naturally have Chinese menu icons. 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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