Redmi Smart Band in Stock on Amazon India

Xiaomi has officially launched Redmi Smart Band in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 1,599 and will go on sale today ( Sep 9 ) at 1PM on Amazon.in. You can also buy Redmi Band + Additional Strap at a price of Rs 1,898 ( now in stock ) from Amazon.

Redmi Smart Band is an affordable, budget fitness band made by Xiaomi. It features a 1.08″ Full touch Color display and offers a standby time of up to 14 days on a single charge. It is available on Blue, Green, Orange and Black colors in India.

Like every other fitness band / fitness watch, Redmi Band also supports 24×7 Heart Rate Monitoring. It is also 5ATM water resistant, so don’t worry taking it to the pool or in the rain.

Helpful features like Idle alerts and notification alerts from app on your smartphones are on board as well. If you wear it during sleep, you can make it monitor your sleep cycles as well. You can also control audio using Play, Pause, Next, Previous etc controls available on the band.

Redmi band has a USB port build right in to the watch itself, so you don’t have to fiddle with external charging hubs to charge it. You can fully charge this band in 2 hours time.

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Sale on May 12th on Amazon India

Xiaomi has officially launched Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 ( 2nd Gen ) in India online on Amazon.in along with Mi 10 5G flagship smartphone. For a limited time, you can buy this true wireless headphone for an offer price of Rs 3,999 – offer ends on May 17th. Regular price for this pair is Rs 5,499.

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 ( 2nd Gen ) First Sale Date : May 12th ( Check here )

Specs and Features

  • 14.2mm Large Dynamic Driver
  • Noise Cancellation – Dual Mics
  • Smart in-ear detection tech
  • LHDC Audio codec
  • Quick charge support
  • One-step pairing
  • Bluetooth 5.0

These earphones come with LHDC audio codec support which is short for Low Latency and High Definition Audio Codec. This transmits approximately 3 times more data than the SBC codec offering better sound quality and performance.

There are Dual mics – one at the top and the one at the bottom. Xiaomi boasts it can cut off environmental noise up to 90% with the help of these mics.

They also come with an optical sensor which can detect when they are used. It pauses whatever you are playing when you take them out of your ear and resumes playback when you put them back in.

This pair of earphones works on Android smartphones as well as Apple iPhones, or any other bluetooth enabled personal computer system. If you have a Xiaomi smartphone running MIUI, the pairing is quite easy as a pop-up shows up on the screen as soon as you take the earphones out of the case.

Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are supported. There is a button on each earphone to trigger the assistant you prefer. The same button can be used to play/pause as well as to answer the call.

Xiaomi boasts 4 hours of Battery life from one full charge. The charging case provided holds 14 hours of battery life as well.

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G India Launch Postponed

Xiaomi and Amazon.in was gearing up to launch Mi 10 5G in India on March 31st, 2020. Xiaomi has now announced on their official twitter page that they are postponing this launch as the whole country is under the lockdown. A future date will be announced once things are back to normal in the country.

Pre-order Offer Previously Announced on Amazon.in
Free Mi Wireless power bank worth Rs 2,499 + up to Rs 2500 OFF with Axis Bank Cards.

Mi 10 Specs and Features

Mi 10 is a flagship smartphone from Xiaomi and will compete against the upcoming OnePlus 8 Series of smartphones. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset.

The display is a 6.67 inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The maximum refresh rate supported is 90hz, which should give a fluid UI experience.

One of the main highlights of the Mi 10 is it’s 108MP main camera sensor at the back. This is a Samsung made sensor and is similar to the one we see on the expensive Galaxy S20 Ultra model. It supports PDAF as well as has OIS build in. The aperture of the lens is F1.7.

Currently, on DxOMark Mobile Phone Camera Ratings, Mi 10 shares the top spot along with Oppo Find X2.

Since this has such a high megapixel main camera, and thanks to top-end Snapdragon 865 on board, it can shoot 8K videos. 4K at 60fps as well as Full HD slow-motion videos are supported as well.

Mi 10 also comes with a 13MP F2.4 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens. There are two more sensors at the back. A 2MP sensor is used to capture depth information to use in portrait mode and another 2MP sensor next to it lets you shoot macro shots.

It comes equipped with a 4780mAh battery which supports 30W Fast charging both via adapter as well as wirelessly.

Is it worth buying Mi Band 3 in 2020 ?

I have been using Mi Band 3 for a while now. Xiaomi has already launched it’s successor Mi Band 4 as well as a Heart Rate Sensor less Mi Band 3i in India a few months back.

Mi Band 3, when on offer, sells for Rs 1,599 online in India these days. Is it worth buying that for that price in 2020 ?

Pros

  • Great Battery Life – up to 3 weeks with Heart Rate Sensor Off
  • Notification support – you can choose alerts from which all apps to show via the app
  • Very Feature Rich companion app – Mi Fit
  • Automatic Do Not Disturb and Night Mode
  • Lightweight, Small and Easy to Wear
  • Call Alerts
  • Waterproof – Go for a Swim without worries

Cons

  • Display is not that visible under Direct Sunlight.
  • No GPS
  • Just a Generic Pill size design

As you can see, i can’t think of many things to put it under Cons section above. The notification alert system has allowed me to never miss a call or an important message. It’s really a good value for money fitness band and i would highly recommend you get one.