Xiaomi Mi Play Specs and Price

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Xiaomi is finally adopting the water drop notch in their smartphones as seen on the Xiaomi Mi Play. The smartphone comes in as one of the low-level mid-range smartphones. You will get some nice range of features on the smartphone which includes a nice display, average camera and decent design. It does not exactly qualify as a performer in terms of hardware. However, it qualifies as a decent smartphone maybe a second smartphone or a choice for those on a budget.

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Xiaomi Mj Play Key Specs and Features

  • 5.84-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Xiaomi Mi Play

Design and Display

You would most certainly like the design of the Xiaomi Mi Play, although, the glossy back might not actually catch the fancy of some. The smartphone can be gotten in black, red, dreamy blue and Shuguang Gold finish. Also, it has a gradient design which makes it more than attractive as well as light weight at 150g. There is a water drop notch and considerable bezel reduction surrounding the display. Likewise, the smartphone retains the audio jack port and has a typical dual camera at the top left position and a centred fingerprint sensor at the rear.

Visuals are quite strong on an average and features an LCD screen with a notch on top. You’ve got a 2.5D glass here too with rounded screen corners that gives it a nice look. The screen is 5.84-inch in size and comes with a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution which is more or less good for a smartphone of this calibre.

Battery and Camera

As regards keeping your smartphone on, the Xiaomi Mi Play has a mediocre battery which should take you for the day. However, you should be prudent in your usage being that the battery only comes with a 3, 000mAh capacity. You will be dealing with a MicroUSB port for charging your device instead of the better USB Type-C option.

Budget is written all over the camera on the smartphone despite the duo at the back. At the back is a duo of 12MP and 5MP camera stashed at the left part. Moreso, you will be getting AI included among the other perks of the camera system here. In notch hole is an 8MP selfie snapper handling business for average looking selfies.

Hardware and Software

In addition, to the decent features, the smartphone packs a MediaTek Helio P35 processor to taking care of things. Also, there is 4GB RAM and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU which as you know handles graphics  and it performs an average job of it on this smartphone. It has the latest Android 9.0 Pie running on it with 64GB storage space capacity inside.

Xiaomi Mi Play Pricing and Availability

The smartphone costs about 60, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Xiaomi Mi Play Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi Play:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Dream Blue, Twilight Gold, Black
  • Dimension: 147.8 x 71.9 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.84-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 2MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Mi Play Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: September 1st, 2022
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