Xiaomi phones and devices offer incredible value, and never more so than right now during the Winter Sale. There are various coupon offers that allow you to save, for example, £5 when you spend £50 or £30 when you spend £300, as well as some excellent discounts on sought after devices such as the 5G variant of Mi Mix 3, down from £699 to £449, or £80 off Mi 9 Lite.
You can get even cheaper prices when you look outside the official Mi Store. But buying tech from unknown overseas sources can be risky. That's why we recommend GearBest, a site we have used for many years to supply us Xiaomi phones for review.
Very often the best GearBest deals are obtained using coupon codes, and we've listed many of these in the carousel below. But you should note that these coupons can apply to only certain colour options, or from certain warehouses - wherever possible you should ship from EU to avoid import duty charges.
An example is on Mi Note 10, Xiaomi's brand-new 108Mp cameraphone. You can save a few pounds when you buy from the Chinese warehouse using coupon code GBXMNT10BF, which brings down the price from £462 to £346.50 (original price €549), but we'd recommend paying just a little more to get faster shipping without the worry of additional charges from the EU warehouse. Here use coupon code GBXMNTFR02 to reduce the price to £352.95.
Find more great deals on Xiaomi phones below.
Best Xiaomi Deals
1. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
From: Mi Store
Now: £399 (£300 off)
Save a staggering £300 on Xiaomi's 5G Mi Mix 3.
2. Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (6GB/128GB)
From: Mi Store
Now: £249 (£80 off)
Pick up this Mi 9 Lite deal while you can, it's in high demand. Mi 9 Lite is the latest addition to the flagship Mi 9 line, offering a stripped-down spec at a lower price.
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T with free Mi Band 4
Now: £179 (Free Mi Band 4)
Brand-new in the UK, Redmi Note 8T is a new contender for the best budget phone, and this special deal adds extra value. Read our full review of Redmi Note 8T.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Now: £130.90 (Use coupon code GBNOTE8T1 for Blue, GBNOTE8T2 for White, and GBNOTE8T3 for Grey)
5. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Was: €549; UK price TBC
Now: £346.50 (HK); £352.95 (Fast-08) Use coupon code GBXMNT10BF for HK warehouse and GBXMNTFR02 for Fast-08 (Europe)
The world's first 108MP cameraphone, already available at an incredible discount, courtesy of GearBest. More details here.
6. Xiaomi Mi 9 (64GB)
Now: £262.48 (£66 off)
7. Xiaomi Mi A3 (4GB/128GB)
Xiaomi's Mi A3 is an excellent-value budget phone running Android One rather than MIUI and thanks to this GearBest deal, comes at a tidy discount. Read our Mi A3 review.
8. Xiaomi Mi 9T (6GB/64GB)
Now: £204.82 (Use code GBMI9T501)
It's not even available in the UK yet, and with the more recent launch of the Mi 9T Pro we're not sure it ever will reach our soil. The Mi 9T slider phone starts at €329 in Europe. Read our Mi 9T review.
9. Xiaomi Mi 9T (6GB/128GB)
Now: £212.52 (Use coupon code GBMI9T802)
Not yet officially available in the UK, this is the top-end model of Xiaomi's Mi 9T, which costs €369 in Europe. Read our Mi 9T review.
10. Xiaomi Redmi 8 (3GB/32GB)
Now: £107.80 (Use code GBREDMI801)
A step up on Redmi 8A, the standard Redmi 8 is a budget phone with a strong design and specification. Neither is 'officially' available in the UK.
11. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB/64GB)
Now: £123.20 (Use coupon code GBNOTE801)
If you're tempted by the primary quad-camera of Xiaomi's latest Note 8, this latest deal from the team at GearBest is for you. The phone brings with it a whopping 4000mAh battery, as well as MIUI 10 and 64GB of internal space.
12. Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Now: £23.10 (£12.99 off)
Read our full review of Xiaomi's brand-new fitness tracker, which is unbeatable on value.
13. Xiaomi Electric Scooter Pro
Before it's even announced in the UK GearBest is offering the opportunity to get your hands on a discounted version of Xiaomi's Pro electric scooter.
14. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Now: £199.99 (£130 off)
Flagship specs at an incredible price, it comes recommended by our editors. Read our full Pocophone F1 review.
15. Amazfit GTR
Now: £119 (£40 off)
Save £40 on the already-affordable yet stylish Amazfit GTR in this great Amazon offer. Note: Price reduction varies by finish/colour, so make sure to double-check the pricing on the version you want before buying. Read our Amazfit GTR review.
Xiaomi Buying Advice
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 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.
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