Best Xiaomi Deals UK: Top Christmas Offers

Christmas discounts on Xiaomi phones and other tech continue, and you stand to make some fabulous savings.

At Amazon, you’ll find £80 off Redmi Note 9 Pro, £70 off Redmi Note 9, and £40 off Mi 10T Lite.

Over at the official Mi Store, the Christmas sale event gives you £10 back for every £100 you spend, plus there are discounts on some top phones and even some free gifts of headphones and power banks thrown in. Mi Band 5 also costs just £9.99 when purchased alongside selected phones.

It’s not just phones that are discounted – we’ve also found amazing deals on Xiaomi electric scooters, including the Mi Essential, Mi 1S and Mi Pro 2.

Generally speaking, the best deals are often found at unofficial stores – once primarily in China, but increasingly so within the UK.

It’s true that GearBest, Geekbuying and other Chinese retailers typically offer to ship Chinese tech globally at much lower prices than we pay in the UK, and these retailers are often responsible for the samples that are sent to us for our Xiaomi phone reviews, but it can be a false economy when you factor in import duty, delivery times and differing consumer rights outside the UK.

When purchasing Xiaomi phones from China always look for the global models, since these will run full Google services and support English language out of the box.

Best Xiaomi Deals

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (4GB/128GB)

From: Xiaomi

Was: £199

Now: £129 (£70 off)

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £269

Now: £189 (£80 off)

The superbly-capable and affordable Redmi Note 9 Pro bundles in a ton of great specs, like a quad-camera setup, a Full HD display, a huge 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging and more, for an incredible price.

3. Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G (6GB/128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £299

Now: £259 (£40 off)

4. Poco X3 NFC (6GB RAM, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £249

Now: £219 (£30 off)

Poco’s excellent X3 NFC rocketed to the top of our Best Budget Phones charts so it only makes sense that this latest Amazon deal gets featured as well. This is for the higher capacity 128GB model but both storage SKUs can be had with money off.

5. Xiaomi Mi 10 (8GB RAM, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £799

Now: £528.82 (£270 off)

Xiaomi’s 2020 flagship is up for grabs with a huge discount on Amazon, making it one of the great smartphone bargains of the moment.

6. Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (6GB/128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £349

Now: £334.95 (£15.01 off)

7. Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (6GB/64GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £299

Now: £284.98 (£14.02 off)

8. Xiaomi Redmi AirDots

From: Amazon

Was: £34.99

Now: £22.95 (£12.04 off)

9. Xiaomi Mi Band 5

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £28.99 (£10.96 off)

10. Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £399

Now: £279.97 (£119.03 off)

Get nearly £120 off Xiaomi’s entry-level Mi Essential scooter. It’s the lightest of the new range, but that also means the range isn’t quite as far as that of its more expensive siblings.

11. Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter

From: Pure Electric

Was: £389.99

Now: £319 (£70.99 off)

Get a decent chunk of money off one of Xiaomi’s new electric scooters at Pure Electric right now.

12. Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £499

Now: £369.97 (£129 off)

Get £129 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

Was: £599.99

Now: £429.97 (£170.02 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 £170 discount from Laptops Direct makes it a little more tempting.

14. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £699

Now: £289 (£410 off)

Xiaomi Buying Advice

Right now the western world is naturally cautious about buying things from China. However, with things starting to return to normality there, it may actually be faster to import tech products than it is to deal with stock shortages and delivery headaches in the UK.

Health professionals assure us that the virus is unlikely to be able to survive on any packaging. However, wherever possible, we would recommend purchasing from the company’s EU warehouses if only to rule out the need to pay import duty when shipping goods from China to the UK. If your parcel is intercepted by Customs you may otherwise be asked to pay duty at 20% of whatever value is written on the shipping paperwork – do factor this into the cost.

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.

Not sure what you’re looking for? Also see Best Xiaomi phones.

Should you wait for a better deal in the Christmas and Boxing Day sales?

The tech deals may well continue in the run-up to Christmas. With no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.

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