Not long ago we published an article talking about how much we liked the new Xiaomi smartwatch Mi Band. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, with an excellent price-quality ratio the brand becoming more popular by the day. No wonder it’s the leading brand of the asian market.
Nevertheless, many of you have serious doubts when it comes to buying Xiaomi phones and tablets online, fearing that among the sheer quantity of replicas, it can be hard to find an original Xiaomi product. That’s why we’ve decided to write an article listing the best shops in AliExpress to buy original Xiaomi products, and as you will soon discover you can find them at incredible prices.
Xiaomi phones and tablets in AliExpress
The first Xiaomi products to launch the brand into fame were the Xiaomi Mi4, a high tech smartphone that can be found in AliExpress for less than 200€, the Xiaomi phablet Mi Note, with a 5.7 inch screen with 3G of RAM, and the low range Xiaomi MiPad tablet, one of the best ones considering quality-price ratio, with a 7.9 inch screen, 16GB, 2GB of RAM memory and for less than 240€.
This being said, 2015 has been a very good year for the Chinese company, having released some very fancy phones and tablets, worthy successors of their previous models. We are talking about the Xiaomi Mi5, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and the Xiaomi Mi5 Plus, all of which you can find in at AliExpress at incredible prices.
If we already liked the Xiaomi Redmi Note, we are amazed by the features of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 smartphone: it features a 5.5 inch screen, a 13 megapixel camera, 3 GigaBytes of Ram and a Qualcomm processor. On the other hand, the new Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi5 Plus are also worth checking out: the Xiaomi Mi5 has a 5.2 inch screen with a Quad HD resolution, 4 GigaBytes of RAM memory, a 16 megapixel camera and a Snapdragon 810 processor. Finally the Xiaomi Mi5 Plus not only has a bigger screen, 6 inches, it also has a Quad HD resolution (like the one found in tablets), and an improved processor (the 820 Snapdragon).
The best shops to find Xiaomi products in AliExpress
There are thousands of shops in AliExpress offering cheap Xiaomi phones, phablets and tablets. Here is a list of the best shops to buy Xiaomi products:
Eternal Team (3 crowns): this shop has an exclusive Xiaomi section, where you can find devices such as the Xiaomi Mi4, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 or the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, all of them at incredible prices.
Hong Kong Goldway (2 crowns): this Chines sellers has a wide catalogue of original Xiaomi devices, such as the Xiaomi Mi4, the Xiaomi MiPad, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro or the Xiaomi Mi3.
FANTACY TECHNOLOGY (2 crowns): Don’t miss out on all the offers this AliExpress shop has to offer. It has a wide range of original Xiaomi products at incredible prices: the Xiomi Mi14 and Mi5 smartphones, Xiaomi headphones, the Xiaomi MiPad tablet and the Xiaomi Redmi phablet.
Shenzhen Tomtop Technology Co., Ltd (4 crowns): this is one of the most famous electronic shops in AliExpress (in fact, this isn’t the first time we recommend it). In it, you will find an incredible amount of Xiaomi products: such as the Xiaomi mi Band and smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi4 or the Redmi.
How can I tell the difference between an original Xiaomi and a replica?
Like we mentioned before, there are a lot of Xiaomi replicas on internet, so you have to pay special attention to make sure you get what you are looking for, be it a replica or an original. In AliExpress, there are four things you can check that will help you tell the difference:
- The product description: when the product is original, most of the times the description will include the word “original” or “100% original”.
- The price: although they are considerably cheaper in AliExpress, if a Xiaomi product is a lot cheaper that what you might find in a regular shops, you are probably dealing with a replica.
- The AliExpress “Guaranteed Authenticity” stamp: if a product features this stamp, you can be sure you are dealing with an original product.
- Reviews and comments left by previous customers: this will help you understand the quality of the product before you make a purchase.
Having said this, when shopping in AliExpress, make sure to always check the shop’s reputation (if it has at least one diamond, you can be sure the shop is trustworthy), the number of sales and if you are still having doubts, contact the seller directly.