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Xiaomi Yi

Xiaomi Yi
alaScore 92

13 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 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. People really like the usability. The price is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and portability. There are some mixed views about the battery.

price, usability

portability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Xiaomi Yi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Yi review: An action cam that outperforms its price

 

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

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.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Yi review: A higher-end action cam with an entry-level price

 

Among all of the smartphone and wearable tech news that came out of 2015's Mobile World Congress was a surprise from Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi -- the tiny Yi action cam.

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, a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output while...

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 other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

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 (cnet.com.au)

Xiaomi Yi review: An action cam that outperforms its price

 

Among all of the smartphone and wearable tech news that came out of 2015's Mobile World Congress was a surprise from Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi -- the tiny Yi action cam.

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, a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output while...

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 other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Fantastic budget action camera.

 

For the price, it can't be beat.

Has way more features than a GoPro at the same price level. Under $100. Easy to modify/swap the lens, for enthusiasts. Simple design/package.

Smartphone app has some Mandarin (but mostly English). Plastic USB/HDMI cover is easy to lose. Does not come with any accessories.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great Action Camera, Great Picture, Great Price/Service!

 

I wanted to get a GoPro, but the Xiaomi Yi seemed like a great compromise for the price. I ordered mine from gearbest.com and got it very quickly and politely. The Yi's box fit Xiaomi's style, as did the wonderful colors of the Camera. The only...

Great Shots, Great Price, Cool Colors!

Lack of Waterproofing

Jul, 2015

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