First Impressions: Xiaomi 14 – A Compact Powerhouse

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra has always been in the limelight when it launched with the Xiaomi 14. Although both belong to the 14 series, the smaller Xiaomi 14 shouldn’t be overlooked for what is in the small, handy metal frame. With a 6.36-inch screen, this device is a powerhouse packed into a sleek design. Let’s dive into the features that make the Xiaomi 14 stand out from the crowd.

Performance and Efficiency

At the heart of the Xiaomi 14 lies the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile processor, tailored for the most demanding tasks while being power-efficient. This ensures all-day battery life, keeping you connected without constantly searching for a charger.

  • LPDDR5X & UFS 4.0: With high-speed data transfer rates of 8533Mbps and 4.0GB/s for reading, you can expect smooth multitasking and quick app launches.

Cooling System – Xiaomi IceLoop

Staying cool means staying fast. The Xiaomi 14 boasts the innovative IceLoop cooling system, offering 3 times the thermal efficiency compared to traditional VC’s*. This ensures your device performs at its peak without the worry of overheating.

Next-Generation Leica Optics

Xiaomi has teamed up with Leica to bring you an exceptional camera experience.

  • Leica Summilux Optical Lens: With an f/1.6 large aperture, this lens excels in capturing light in low-light environments, delivering outstanding color reproduction, contrast, and resolution. It’s truly a fast lens, perfect for capturing fleeting moments.
  • Light Fusion 900 Image Sensor: Xiaomi’s custom image sensor features a 1/1.31″ size, 13.5EV high dynamic range, and native 14-bit color depth. This allows for capturing unprecedented detail in both light and shadow.

Triple Leica Lens Setup

  • Main Camera (23mm): 50MP with a 2.4µm Super Pixel, f/1.6 aperture, and OIS.
  • Telephoto Lens (75mm): Floating lens group, 10cm close-up, f/2.0 aperture, and OIS.
  • Ultra-Wide Angle (14mm): 50MP, f/2.2 aperture, 115° FOV, and EIS.

Video Capabilities

The Xiaomi 14 supports end-to-end Dolby Vision, offering vibrant colors, stunning contrast, and rich details. It also features an all-new movie mode with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

  • 8K Video Recording
  • 4K Front Camera
  • 10-bit Log Video Recording

Audio and Connectivity

  • 4-MIC Array: Capture sound in 360°.
  • Dolby Atmos® Stereo Speakers: Immerse yourself in rich, spatial audio.

The Xiaomi 14 also prioritizes connectivity with Dual SIM support (nano SIM + nano SIM or nano SIM + eSIM) and broad 5G and 4G band support, ensuring you stay connected wherever you go.

Additional Features

  • IP68 Rating: Dust and water resistance for peace of mind.
  • 90W Hypercharge: Charge up to 100% in just 31 minutes.
  • WIFI 7 MLO Multi-link Operation: Acceleration without perception for a faster experience.

In the next few pages, we take a detail look at the Xiaomi 14 camera, video and network capabilities.

By Harry