{Disarmed} What inch do you prefer? This is how the screen size has evolved in Xiaomi

What inch do you prefer? This is how the screen size has evolved in Xiaomi

Do you prefer small or giant mobiles? What is your "ideal size"? How do six-inch mobiles fit little hands? Designers, manufacturers, engineers and even dressmakers have been thinking about it for years and the different needs imposed by the market.

From the first Xiaomi Mi 1 to the last, here you will find a comprehensive summary on the inch and keys on the type of panel used by the manufacturer.

We can already advance two maxims that you will imagine: the inch has grown. Much! But it has not been promoted solely from an ambition for scale but has grown hand in hand with a series of protection technologies based on tempered glass of about 0.4mm thick and extensive improvements in the interpretation of the depth of color, the dynamic brightness and so on.

Nor can we ignore oil-repellent technologies. The vast majority of panels already have a thin layer of oleophobic gel to combat both the microbiota, a bacterial flora typical of our hands, and its oleum, from the Latin "oil" that helps keep our skin hydrated and protected.

So well, let's know when and how much Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones have grown in size and scale during the last decade.

Xiaomi family

Series Mi

Throughout its long career, Xiaomi has collaborated with manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and TCL, in addition to having developed its own technologies. However, it all started with a TFT screen made by Japan's Sharp.

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  • Xiaomi Mi 1 (Xiaomi Phone) and Mi 1S : 4-inch TFT with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
  • Xiaomi Mi 2 and Mi 2S : 4.3-inch IPS LCD with HD resolution (720p).
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 : 5-inch IPS LCD with FullHD (1080p) resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi 4, 4C and Mi 4S : 5-inch IPS LCD with FullHD resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5S : 5.2-inch IPS LCD with FullHD resolution. The top model evolved to 3D Touch technology on its chin.
  • Xiaomi Mi 5C and 5X : 5.5 "IPS screen with 1920x1080 resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus : 5.7 "IPS screen and 1920x1080 resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi 6 : 5.2-inch IPS LCD and resolution identical to the previous generation, FullHD.
  • Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus : we go up a gear up to 5.7 ''. This mobile mounted an IPS panel at 2560x1440 resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. A milestone.
  • Xiaomi Mi 6X : 5.99 "IPS screen, Full HD + resolution and 18: 9 ratio.
  • Xiaomi Mi 7 : 5.6 '' with FullHD + resolution and 18: 9 ratio.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 and 8 Pro : turning the tables: 6.21 '' IPS AMOLED panel, FullHD + resolution and 406 dpi.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite : 6.26 '' IPS panel with 2,280 x 1,080 pixel resolution. That 82.5% body-screen ratio stands out.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE : 5.88 inches, resolution of 2280x1080 pixels and a pixel density of 407 dpi.
  • Xiaomi Mi 9, 9 Pro 5G, 9T and 9T Pro : high up to 6.39 '', super AMOLED panel, resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi and 600 nits of peak brightness.
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE : 5.97 '', FullHD + resolution, screen body ratio of 90.47% and peak brightness of 600 nit.
  • Xiaomi Mi 10, 10 Pro and 10 Ultra : 6.67-inch 3D curved AMOLED screen, FHD +, 19.5: 9 ratio and support for HDR 10+.
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite : 6.57 "TrueColor AMOLED screen and FHD + resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T, 10T Pro and 10T Lite : we go up another little bit: 6.67 '' and FHD +.
  • Xiaomi Mi 11, 11 Pro, 11 Ultra : and we continue to go up to 6.81 ", AMOLED panel at 120 Hz and WQHD + resolution (3,200 x 1,440 px). The ratio changes by 20: 9 and we must not forget the 480 Hz touch refresh.
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, 11 Lite 5G and 11 Lite 5G NE : 6.55 "and FHD + resolution.
  • Xiaomi 12 : 6.88? That is what is said. Although we will still have to wait for the possible Pro, Ultra and even Mini models, which would bring back the more contained sizes, 6.3 inches, such as the Mi 8 Lite.

Redmi family

Redmi series

Redmi began its bet on a ground previously paved by Xiaomi. Its debut in 2014 opted for a capacitive IPS screen and a 16: 9 ratio in a body-screen ratio of 64.4%.

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  • Redmi 1 and Redmi 1S (and model for WCDMA networks ): 4.7 '' screen with 720p resolution. AGC Dragontrail Glass protection.
  • Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A : back to 4.7 "size on an LDC IPS panel at 1280x720p resolution at 312 dpi.
  • Redmi 3, 3 Pro and 3S : 5 "720p IPS LCD.
  • Redmi 4, 4A and 4X : 5 "but with 1920x1080 resolution, the company's first FullHD model. However, the 4A and 4X models bet on 294ppp for a resolution of 1,280 x 720px, in 16: 9 format.
  • Redmi 5 : 5.7 inches at 18: 9 under a resolution of 1440x720.
  • Redmi 5A : greater segmentation begins, in this case we have 5 '' with HD resolution (1,280 x 720 px).
  • Redmi 5A Prime : 5.5 inches for this IPS LCD with 1280x720 pixel resolution.
  • Redmi 5 Plus : 5.99 "and resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels (that is, a Full HD + resolution). The screen is IPS type, once again.
  • Redmi 6 and 6A : 5.5 inches with HD + resolution (1,440x720).
  • Redmi 7 : 6.26 ", 19: 9 aspect ratio, Corning protection
    Gorilla Glass 5 and HD + resolution on a drop notch.
  • Redmi 7A : 5.45 "HD + screen, the" pocket "version.
  • Redmi 8 : high up to 6.22 "with HD + resolution.
  • Redmi 9 : 6.53-inch FHD + display with low blue light certification.
  • Redmi 9T / 9A / 9C : 6.53 "at FHD + resolution (2340x1080), Dot Drop technology and a density of 395ppi.
  • Redmi 10 : 6.5 "DotDisplay screen with FHD + resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate.

Redmi Note family

Redmi Note series

The Redmi Note family is chaotic and wild, as many renowned models possess identical characteristics. Here you have all the information to understand it.

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  • Redmi Note : in 2014 this 5.5-inch IPS LCD terminal with 1280x720 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection was born.
  • Redmi Note 2 and Note 2 Prime : 5.5 "IPS LCD with 1920x1080 resolution and 401 dpi density.
  • Redmi Note 3 and Note 3 Pro : 5.5 "LCD with 1080p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Redmi Note 4 and Note 4G : 5.5 "IPS with identical resolution to the previous generation. Pixel density of 401 dpi. The cheaper 4G model barely achieves a density of 267 dpi.
  • Redmi Note 5, and Note 5 Pro : 5.99-inch IPS panel with 18: 9 ratio. The resolution reaches 2160x1080 pixels.
  • Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime : IPS HD panel (1,280x720px) and a diagonal of 5.5 inches; 16: 9 format.
  • Redmi Note 6 : 6.3-inch IPS LCD with 2246x1080p resolution and 19: 9 aspect ratio.
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro : 6.26 "IPS screen at FHD + resolution capable of reaching a peak brightness of 500 nits.
  • Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro : 6.3-inch LTPS Incell panel with 19.5: 9 ratio and FullHD + resolution.
  • Redmi Note 8 and 8T : 6.3 "IPS with a 19.5: 9 ratio that give a body-screen ratio of 90%. FullHD + resolution.
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro : same resolution but under a 6.53 "IPS panel, 19.5: 9 ratio and a lot of attention, a body-screen ratio of 91.4%.
  • Redmi Note 9 and 9T : 6.53 "for an IPS DotDisplay at FullHD + resolution, 19.5: 9 ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro and 9S : 6.67 inches on a 60 Hz IPS LCD panel with 2,400 x1,080 px resolution, 20: 9 ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • Redmi Note 10 and 10S : interesting improvements thanks to a 6.43 Inch AMOLED panel, 1.29: 1 and 2400 x 1080 resolution. The contrast reaches 4,500,000: 1.
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro : we return to the 6.67 "AMOLED with 2400x1080 resolution DotDisplay panel and a peak of 1200 nits.
  • Redmi Note 8 2021 : this rebirth of the phoenix bets on a 6.3-inch IPS (19.5: 9), FullHD + resolution and a density of 409 dpi.
  • Redmi Note 11 : a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, Full HD + resolution and support for 120Hz refresh.
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro + : we raised another little to 6.67 inches, Full HD + resolution, AMOLED technology and 120Hz refreshment.
  • Redmi Note 11T 5G : 6.6 '' IPS LCD screen and 120Hz refresh rate. The resolution stays at FullHD +.

Xiaomi Mi MIX family

Revision Mix

The most evolved and courageous of the company also know how to wear unusual screens.

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  • My MIX : IPS LCD panel. 91.3% of the front was a screen, a 6.4-inch screen at FullHD + resolution, no less.
  • Mi MIX 2 : 5.99-inch IPS panel with 2,160x1,080p resolution with a contrast ratio of 1500: 1.
  • Mi MIX 2S : we return to the 5.99-inch IPS LCD in 18: 9 format, and FullHD + resolution.
  • Mi MIX 3 : 6.39 "AMOLED panel and FHD + resolution.
  • My MIX Alpha : changes and bet on a flexible OLED of 7.92 inches and resolution 2,088 x 2,250 pixels. Yes, it is beautiful, even today it stands out above the average and we are looking forward to seeing that alleged MIX Alpha 2.
  • My MIX Fold : two screens, in this case. The main one, an 8.01 '' OLED panel with 2K resolution, 4: 3 aspect ratio, and 600nit brightness. The second is a 6.5 '' AMOLED UHD + external screen, 27: 9 aspect ratio, and 90 Hz refresh rate. We are also looking forward to meeting that possible new MIX Fold 2 .
  • Mi MIX 4 : 6.67-inch AMOLED under FullHD + resolution, 386 dpi and 120Hz refresh rate.
  • MIX 5 : and we come to the last in line, the MIX 5 , a device that possibly bets on 6.7 inches in a front all screen with 2K resolution and compatible with HDR10 + and Dolby Vision.

Others (Mi Note and Redmi K family)

We must close, however, with a little catch-all. Here you will find the best and worst of the brand. We know that we will miss some and we know that Lei Jun would forgive us if he read this article.

  • Redmi Pro : 5.50-inch OLED screen, FullHD, 350 nits of peak brightness, 400ppi and capacitive multi-touch technology.
  • Redmi GO : HD screen and IPS LCD panel, 5 "in size.
  • Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite: 5.5 "IPS with 1280x720 resolution.
  • Redmi Y2 or S2 : 6 '' IPS LCD screen with 720p resolution.
  • Redmi Y3 : 6.26-inch HD + resolution IPS LCD.
  • Redmi Y4 : 6.26 inches under design with droplet notch and 720 x 1520 px resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi Note : 5.7 '' IPS LCD, the largest to date, without notch and with a resolution of 1080 x 1920p (FHD).
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2 : 5.7-inch AMOLED panel, curved panel and 1080p resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3 : somewhat larger than the Mi 6 but not much more, 5.5 inches and FHD resolution.
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 4 (renown for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition): 6.21 '' IPS AMOLED panel, FullHD + resolution and 406 dpi.
  • Redmi K20 / K20 Pro : 6.39 '' AMOLED screen, 19.5: 9 ratio, FullHD + resolution (2340x1080) and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • Redmi K30 / K30 Pro / K30 Pro Zoom : 6.67 inches Contrast 5,000,000: 1 1,200 nits Gorilla Glass 5
  • Redmi K40 / K40 Pro / K40 Pro + : 6.67 inches AMOLED Full HD + 120Hz
  • Redmi K50 / K50 Pro / K50 Pro + : an E4 OLED technology screen with 2K resolution is assumed; the size is unknown .
  • Xiaomi CIVI : and how to forget about this featherweight gem with 6.55 "in size and 20: 9 ratio on an OLED panel with 2400x1080 resolution (FullHD +).

In summary...


Button to display "responsive", the g uerra by the minimum size frames, the bezels robbing his presence. And from the "phablet" concept, as of 2013 , to simply a big smartphone. Years ago there were studies that pointed out that more than 3.5 '' wasmedically dangerous . Just five years ago the standard was set at 5.5 inches . It is now 6.5 '' .

Xiaomi has known how to adapt to every outrage and braking of the market, even anticipating trends such as the elimination of the notch, the screen perforation to hide the selfie camera and the bet on a rear screen in times where this is a commercial rarity.

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We will see what the future holds, but one trend is clear: the ambition for the larger terminal seems to have given way to the ambition for the more stylish terminal, with the inch limit stagnating below 7 ''. It is a limit imposed, ultimately, by our own biology. At the end of the day, our hands will not continue to grow no matter how much "phablet" we buy.

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