Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock is a Google Smart Display … but much more

But the investment of the brand in recent years has been in an ecosystem of services and gadgets that build loyalty and become a common user, a true Mi Fan.

Xiaomi has an impressive smartphone portfolio, where it covers almost every taste, need, and wallet. But the investment of the brand in recent years has been in an ecosystem of services and gadgets that build loyalty and become a common user, a true Mi Fan. We were recently at Xiaomi’s Mi Store at Colombo Shopping Center and brought some gadgets to test, of which our favorite is the Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock.

At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock looks like a genuine Google Smart Display. With a format that resembles other products like the Lenovo Smart Clock. However, Xiaomi’s offer on the column strand smart with display seems to run the Android Things platform, rather than the Google Cast platform that uses Nest Hub technology. What that means is that it looks like a Google Smart Display, but it really isn’t.

Now that we have clarified the important previous points, let’s take a look at the product.

Analyze Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock

O Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock has a 3.97-inch color screen with 800 x 480 resolution, you won’t win any prizes for video playback, but it’s perfectly acceptable for them to see the weather and read notifications.

Smart home controls seem to be a big novelty of the device, not only allow you to use your voice with Google Assistant but also allows you to be used with Xiaomi’s own Mi Home Ecosystem.

Xiaomi claims that it is capable of streaming video from compatible security cameras and also has Chromecast built-in, so you can stream content from your phone or use it as part of a Google Home Music System for multiple rooms. A curiosity is that I have a Logitech camera and a Xiaomi camera in my house and when I ask the Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock to stream the camera he immediately assumes that I am talking about the Logitech camera. It may have to do with the nomenclature you assign to equipment. But the note remains.

In terms of sonority, we didn’t expect it to sound so good. It’s not up to the level of any Google Home equipment, but you’ll be able to hear a song when you wake up or while choosing what to wear the next day.

The Mi Smart Clock runs on 2.4 GHz b / g / n WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE for connectivity and has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. Works with Android and iOS.

O Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock is already on sale in Portugal, starting at € 44.90. And without having explored all the Gadgets available in the Mi Store in Portugal, I advance since this is undoubtedly one of the most interesting.

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