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Xiaomi Yi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Xiaomi Yi. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The battery and portability get mixed opinions, while some have doubts about the memory.

price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Xiaomi Yi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ali Jennings (

Yi Action Camera review


Cheap action cameras have flooded the market but few come close to the outright quality or price of the market beating Yi

Great video quality ; Easy to use app ; Extensive video options

Waterproof housing extra ; Cover for ports is easily lost ; Not sealed or weather proofed

The Yi action camera stands as a real GoPro alternative. When compared directly to the market leader's features and build quality it might lag behind slightly, but considering the price and quality of its video, the Yi is presently GoPro's most...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Xiaomi Yi review


Editors' note: The Yi is now available in a US version exclusively through Amazon for $99.95 . This review is for the Chinese version of the Xiaomi Yi. The cameras are identical, but with the US version, the packaging inserts are in English as is a new...

The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam offers more camera features and better video and photo quality than you'll typically find at its price. It has a removable battery and a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount, and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output...

The instructions and parts of the mobile app are in Chinese, so it'll require some minor guesswork when starting out if you can't read Chinese. No memory card, mounts or housings are included and the Yi isn't waterproof on its own. Battery life could...

​The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above those of other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Capacity:1010
Battery performance:1010
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

Output current:2
Output voltage:5


Color of product:Black
Housing material:Plastic
Main camera sensor:CMOS
Video recording:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:16


Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes


Output current:2
Output voltage:5


Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Housing material:Plastic
Main camera sensor:CMOS
Video recording: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto