The Mi Smart Speaker is one of the superb entry-level speakers with an excellent audio output that is available under USD 68. Smart speakers play an essential role in helping as a home assistant. You can use them to read out daily morning news for you, stream music, engage your kids in fun games, check the weather report, and many more. The Amazon Echo Dot and Google Nest Home Mini are currently the only speakers you can buy for less than USD 68. Xiaomi has introduced its Mi Smart Speaker which is not only a budget-friendly smart speaker but also delivers great audio experience along with the smart features. It looks more premium and delivers way better audio performance as compared to Google’s Home Mini and Amazon’s Echo Dot.
Here are some of the excellent features of Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker that you should consider before purchasing a budget-friendly smart speaker.
The Mi Smart Speaker is completely different from the Echo Dot and Nest Home Mini. It looks more expensive than the other two speakers. The Mi Smart Speaker is physically a big speaker for a desk. The design of the Mi speaker is similar to the smart speaker from Bose but with certain customizations from Xiaomi. It looks like a flattened cylindrical shape converted on the sides by a metallic mesh. The top of the smart speaker holds the touch control buttons.
To make the speaker look awesome, Xiaomi has given it an LED light ring along the top edge. You will see a blue light glowing when the speaker responds and an orange light glowing when it does not respond. Xiaomi has worked brilliantly on the build quality of Mi Smart Speaker in this segment of smart speakers. In short, I can just say that the Mi Smart Speaker looks smart, admirable, and more than a smart speaker.
The Audio Stuff
Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker is one of the best smart speakers at such a low price with an amazing audio performance. Xiaomi has stressed a lot on the audio quality of Mi Smart Speaker. With a 63.5mm driver and a rated output of 12W, the Mi Smart Speaker is capable of generating a richer sound. It comes with a balanced bass and enough loud sound to convert a room into a party place. The sound quality of this speaker is very clear, especially the thumping effect without making it muddy.
However, there is an area in which Mi Smart Speaker needs improvement, and that is microphone sensitivity. It can catch the voice commands easily but only in smaller rooms. In general, it comes with two microphones, but if Xiaomi makes it a four-microphone smart speaker, that could make it catch our voices easily.
The Smart Stuff
If we compare the Mi Smart Speaker with its other rivals, we will find the Mi speaker more admirable because it delivers an awesome sound performance along with a low price. If you want to use this speaker to play songs from your phone or laptop, you can turn it into a Bluetooth speaker with a simple voice command. The Mi Smart Speaker supports Google Assistant, which makes it smarter. According to me, Xiaomi could have offered an option to choose between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. That could be another smart move from Xiaomi.
After discussing all the features and other details of Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker, we have concluded that currently, there is nothing in the market that can challenge the Mi Smart Speaker within this budget. It delivers a top-class sound quality that is unbeatable right now in this segment.