Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched in Uganda in 2018.
Its first phone in the market was the Redmi 5 whose notable features include a 5.7-inch HD+ screen, a 12MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels and a 5MP front camera with flash. It also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The number of Xiaomi smartphones in Uganda has since increased. The company has more than ten brands trading in Kampala. They also sell other products like power banks and wearables.
In Uganda, Xiaomi main offices and shops are located at Ambassador House, Kampala Road, Kampala City.
Xiaomi smartphones in Uganda can also be found at phone dealers like Simba Telecom Limited, Mr. Gadget, Millennium Exclusive, and Banana Phone World.
But before we look at the list of the Xiaomi phones in the Uganda market, there are a few things you need to know: Xiaomi phones don’t come with headphones, their batteries are in-built and the cheapest phone in the market right now is retailing at Shs395000 (wholesale) and anywhere around Shs460,000 in retail shops.
Below are the Xiaomi smartphones in Uganda, prices and key specs.
1. Redmi 6A
Key specs: 5.45-inch, 720×1440 pixels, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP (main camera), 5MP (front camera), Android 8.1 Oreo, Battery: 3000mAh
Price: Shs465000 (retail) Shs395000 (wholesale)
2. Redmi 5A
Key specs: 5.00-inch, 720 by 1280 pixels, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP (f/2.2) primary camera; 5MP selfie camera, Android 7.1.2, Battery: 3000mAh.
Price: Shs480,000 (retail)
3. Redmi 5
Key specs: 5.15-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Android 6.0 (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo), 128 GB, 4 GB RAM – Pro edition; 64 GB, 3 GB RAM – Prime edition; 32 GB, 3 GB RAM – Standard, 16 MP (main camera), 4 MP (selfie camera), 3000 mAh battery
Price: Shs550,000 (retail)
4. Redmi 6
Key specs: 5.45-inch, 720 by 1440 pixels, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 12 MP (main camera), 5 MP (selfie camera), Android 8.1 Oreo, 3000mAh non-removable battery
Price: Shs689000 (retail) Shs525000 (wholesale); 3GB RAM, 64GB ROM – Shs575000 (wholesale)
5. Redmi S2
Key specs: 5.99-inch, 720 pixels by 1440 pixels, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 12MP (primary camera), 16 MP (selfies), Android 8.1 Oreo, 3080mAh non-removable battery
Cost: Shs719000 (retail) Shs615000 (wholesale); 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM — Shs710,00 (wholesale)
6. Redmi Note 6 PRO
Key specs: 6.26-inch, 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 12MP (main camera), 5MP (selfie), 4000mAh non-removable battery
Price: Shs780,000 (retail) 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM – Shs925000 (wholesale) retail – Shs1.15m
7. Mi A2 Lite
Key specs: 5.84-inch, 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 12 MP (primary camera), 5 MP (secondary camera), Android 8.1 Oreo, 4000mAh non-removable battery
Price: Shs700,000 (retail), Shs675000 (wholesale), 4GB, 64GB – Shs795000 (wholesale)
8. Mi Max 3
Key specs: 6.90-inch, 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 12MP (main camera), 5MP (rear), 8MP (front shooter for selfies), Android 8.1 Oreo, 5500mAh battery
Price: Shs1.57m (retail), Shs1.14m (wholesale)
9. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Key specs: 6.18-inch, Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels, Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie), 256 GB ROM, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM, 12MP (main camera), 20 MP (selfie), 4000 mAh battery
Price: Shs1.58m (retail)
10. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
Key specs: 5.99-inch, 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, 12MP (primary camera), 5MP (selfies), powered by a 3400mAh non-removable battery
Price: Shs2.2 million (retail), Shs1.5m (wholesale)
Important to note: all the retail prices listed above are negotiable. If you want to buy at a wholesale price, you can convince any Xiaomi customer care agents at Kampala Road, they’ll take you to the wholesaler.
This year, Xiaomi will introduce its cheapest phone called the Redmi 4 to the Ugandan market. It will be retailing at Shs250,000.
Other Xiaomi products you can buy include screen guards at Shs30,000; MI power bank (10000mAh) at Shs75000; and Mi Band 3 at Shs150,000.