Xiaomi Civi 1S has been recently launched in China. The company has launched its mid-ranger in China and will soon launch around the globe. It means the phone can be soon expected in Nepal also.
The design and specifications of this phone are similar to last year’s Xiaomi Civi. Overall, this is a great mid-range offering from Xiaomi.
Portable Xiaomi Civi 1S has a slim body and is lightweight. The phone’s solid build offers a superb display for the users to enjoy. Its camera specification is also impressive as it maintains high resolution while capturing photos and videos. Similarly, it has a splendid charging feature with a decent battery backup. The stylish design makes it a complete package.
Let’s know about the phone in detail.
|Dimensions||Height: 158.3 mm |
Width: 71.5 mm
Thickness: 6.98 mm
Weight: 166 grams
|Display||6.55-inch OLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 950 nits|
|Resolution||1,080*2,400 pixels, 402 PPI density|
|OS||Android 12, MIUI 13|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6nm)|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB UFS 2.2|
|SD card slot||No|
|RAM||8GB / 12GB|
|Camera||Front: 32 MP, AF|
Rear: 64 MP, f/1.8,PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120-degrees FOV (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
|Audio||Stereo speakers |
No 3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||4,500 mAh, li-po, non-removable |
55W fast charging
Quick charge 4+
|Sensors||In-display, optical fingerprint sensor |
Ultrasonic distance sensor
Ambient light sensor
Rear light (colour temperature) sensor
Infrared remote control
|Colours||Black, blue, pink, silver|
|Price (Expected)||Rs 45,000|
Design and display
Xiaomi Civi 1S has a glass front, glass back and an aluminium build. The gradient flash diamond texture provides a pleasing look to the back panel of the phone. Xiaomi has advertised that its look is like the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The design of the camera panel is also neat and does not occupy a huge space. Similarly, the curve edges on the phone allow a better grip for the users. The vertical Xiaomi branding looks neat as usual. However, there is no official IP rating on the phone.
Xiaomi claims the design of Xiaomi Civi 1S has undergone repeated polishing, hence presenting a thin and delicate body line. The phone weighs only 166 grams and is 6.98mm in thickness. This makes Xiaomi Civi 1S one of the lightest and slimmest smartphones available on the market. It is available in black, blue, pink and silver colour variants.
On the front is a 6.55-inch centre punch hole OLED display that offers a resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels with 402 PPI density. The ultra-narrow bezels on the phone offer a bigger field of view while the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision features provide an enhancement in the colour and contrast of the media. The display supports up to 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Similarly, it can also reach a peak brightness of up to 950 nits, which is impressive. The display has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It is safe to say that cameras are the main focused element of Xiaomi Civi 1S. The phone has a triple camera setup on the back. The main 64MP camera is housed together with 8MP, 120-degrees FOV ultrawide and 2MP macro sensors. On the front is a 32MP selfie shooter. There are so many creative camera modes on the phone. The main camera on the back and the front camera have autofocus mode for quick snap whereas the rear camera also has an EIS feature.
Some of the interesting camera modes include vlog video, voice caption, motion capture, time-lapse photography, video filter, video beauty, video super stabilisation, 960fps slow motion shooting and macro video.
Recording videos can be fun with this phone as there are more than a handful of video modes to enhance and beautify the scenes and the subject. Moreover, the main camera on Xiaomi Civi 1S can record 4K resolution videos at 30 fps, which is capable of capturing 1080p resolution videos at 120fps. Meanwhile, the front camera can record videos at 1080p resolution up to 60fps.
Performance and memory
Xiaomi Civi 1S runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 12. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6nm) chipset and the graphical duties are handled by Adreno 642L. In this price range, this is one of the best chipsets a smartphone can have. It should provide a stable performance during gaming or any heavy-duty work.
The phone is available in either 8GB or 12GB of RAM coupled with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. There is no option of expanding the memory with a microSD card.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Xiaomi Civi 1S gets powered by a 4,500mAh non-removable li-po battery. The battery can get charged through a 55W fast charger, which will get the battery fully charged from nil in just 45 minutes.
The phone can house dual sims that are connected to 5G networks. Similarly, the phone also has Wifi 6 for better and faster internet connectivity. Bluetooth 5.2 on the phone can be used for wireless pairing with other devices while the USB Type-C 2.0 cable is used for charging and wired connectivity. The phone also has support for NFC and GPS.
Xiaomi Civi 1S also has impressive audio. Xiaomi claims that this phone has flagship super-linear stereo dual speakers that support Dolby Atmos for a more realistic and detailed listening experience. However, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone.
Notable features of Xiaomi Civi 1S are:
- One of the slimmest and lightest designs
- OLED display
- Shining back panel
- Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Dolby Vision and HDR10+
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Android 12
- 64MP AI triple camera
- 32MP selfie shooter
- 4K video recording
- Powerful and power-efficient chipset
- 55W fast charging system
- Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
Xiaomi Civi 1S is priced at CNY 2,299 for the base 8/128GB variant. The phone is currently available in China only and if launched in Nepal, one can expect a starting price range of Rs 45,000. This can be the best phone in this price range if it gets launched in Nepal.