Introducing the Redmi 9C

Published date: 09 Sep 2020

Global technology leader, Xiaomi has announced the release of Redmi 9C in South Africa today.The launch of the Redmi 9C is Xiaomi’s latest step in making high-performance, smart andinnovative technology accessible to everyone. At an incredible price point, boasting an AIoptimised triple camera and beautiful design, this brand-new entry-level device offers a powerfulpiece of luxury for all South Africans.This smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an immersive viewingexp [...]

Combating COVID-19 Through Corporate Social Responsibility

Published date: 04 Aug 2020

As the coronavirus continues to sweep across the world, vulnerable communities are hit the hardest. While the virus does not discriminate, the rapid spread of the virus has exacerbated ongoing societal issues such as poverty and inequality. In the face of broken families, community upheaval, lives lost and economic instability, companies are rising to the challenge to help combat the effects of the pandemic to protect and support our nation’s most vulnerable. 


How to get Project: Smart Home off the ground this month

Published date: 16 Apr 2020

Millions of South Africans are staying home under the country’s ominously titled ‘lockdown’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience doesn’t have to be all bad. In fact, it may be the perfect time to get around to a long-neglected project – and for many of our tech-loving fans, that means optimising their smart home set up. 

According to PC Mag, over 50% of people c [...]

10 Reasons to Love Xiaomi

Published date: 03 Apr 2020

As the official distributors for Xiaomi in South Africa, we here at Mobile in Africa have discovered plenty of reasons to love this innovative tech company. To celebrate their tenth birthday, we’ve come up with ten of our favourite things about this tech innovator.


#1 Smartphones for smart people

As the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, Xiaomi has cutting-edge smartphones at unbeatable prices, sharing innovations every year. Innovations such as the [...]

Review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Marc Forrest

Published date: 27 Oct 2016

It’s not very often that when I get to test a new device from a manufacturer that I get anxiety attacks when having to return it after my review period. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was one of those devices, and the first in a while.


Mi Max review: More than you need plus a bit extra

Published date: 26 Oct 2016

An article from HTXT


Let’s preface this review with a warning: The Mi Max earns its name because it is huge.

The display measures  6.44 inches and the dimensions of the phone come in at 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5mm. T [...]

How Xiaomi's new phones crush the iPhone 7 - Kyle Venktess

Published date: 14 Oct 2016

An article from

Johannesburg - Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi – with the launch of its new smartphones - has gone almost the same route as Apple’s new iPhones. The company on Tuesday, much like Apple, anno [...]

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Published date: 28 Sep 2016

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 Review - Android Authority

Published date: 16 Aug 2016


Do you want to know more bout Redmi 3? Android Authority takes us through this amazing device and everything it is capable of...

Xiaomi is not stepping down in the competitio [...]

Become the ultimate Pokémon Go trainer with a little boost from Xiaomi

Published date: 05 Aug 2016

You may have already caught the Pokémon Go bug, or FOMO has set in and you need to get started like ASAP. Either way, there are some vital essentials you are going to need to become the ultimate Pokémon trainer and Xiaomi has the perfect packages to help you level up.


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Xiaomi introduces affordable Mi drone

Published date: 13 Jun 2016

The news that’s been flying off the tech radar is Xiaomi’s announcement that they’ll be launching the Mi Drone. It will cost $456 for the 4K version, and $380 for the 1080p.

Xiaomi said that the Mi Drone can fly for 27 minutes per session thanks to a 5,100 mAh battery and to a range of 3km. It also includes a 360-degree camera that can shoot 4K video, and handheld remote which has the option of attaching a smartphone for a live-feed view from the drone. The pieces seem to be modular, which m [...]

The best technology is no longer for the few

Published date: 13 Jun 2016

“Smartphones should not be limited to only the wealthy individuals. Our goal is to make smartphones available to everyone”. This is the credo of Jun Lei, the founder of Xiaomi whose company is making devices that are affordable and aren’t short on quality and high specs.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi (pronounced  Shao-mee) is the top 5 global smartphone brand in the world and number 1 smartphone brand in China, achieved in only 5 years. This growth is significant as Xiaomi is available in only 10 [...]

The reasons behind Xiaomi’s success in China and beyond

Published date: 12 Jun 2016

If you Google “Xiaomi success” you’ll find dozens of stories about why this Chinese startup is considered so triumphant in a market dominated by older brands who spend so much on marketing and advertising.

Here’s a LinkedIn piece on why the company is so successful.

As the world’s second largest economy, China continues to attract top multinationals from around the world who [...]

Review: Xiaomi Mi 5, the best smartphone you can buy for under R10k

Published date: 27 May 2016

Xiaomi’s flagship MI 5 was launched in South Africa at the end of May, and we’ve received some stellar reviews, like this one from tech website Htxt

Here’s their review:

“ Our experience with Xiaomi thus far has been great.

The Mi 4 delivered a premium experience at a low cost and the Redmi Note 2 became one of our favourite low cost smartphones. [...]

More than smartphones: The whole Xiaomi universe

Published date: 14 Apr 2016

While smartphones might be the heart of the business, Xiaomi is so much more, and includes a whole ecosystem of products such as air purifiers, hoverboards, speakers, rice cookers and more.

Here’s an infographic representing Xiaomi’s ecosystem, and while it doesn’t include every single Xiaomi-related product, you’ll get a good sense of the Xiaomi universe.

Click here

SA Holiday Surprise

Published date: 18 Nov 2015

MIA press release - 18 November 2015


Holiday surprise for Mi Fans – more storage and lower price
Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 will now sport 16GB of storage and Mi 4 price reduced to R3,799

JOHANNESBURG, 18 November 2015 – MIA South Africa today made announcements that will please Xiaomi Fans: despite the tough economic times they will get more bang for their buck, and a lower price, for Redmi 2 and Mi 4 respectively.

“In keeping with our promise to provide South A [...]

Xiaomi smartphones launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya through distribution partnership

Published date: 02 Nov 2015

MIA Group Press Release - 2nd November 2015


Redmi 2 and Mi 4 available from the middle of November

MAURITIUS, 02 November, 2015 – MIA Group today announced that some of Xiaomi’s smartphone products will become available in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya from the middle of November onwards through a distribution deal that it has signed with Xiaomi.

Raymond Tian, Global Strategy Director of Xiaomi, said: “We see Africa as the next frontier for smartphone grow [...]

Smartphone maker you never heard of valued at $45 billion

Published date: 29 Dec 2014

OK, we all know Samsung is the biggest smartphone maker in the world, and Apple is No. 2. But do you have any idea who the third largest is?

By David Goldman  I 29 December 2014 I


Lenovo? LG? Nokia? Sony (SNE)? No, no, no and no. It's a Chinese company called Xiaomi.

If you've never heard of Xiaomi, you [...]