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Xiaomi Yi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 reviews of Xiaomi Yi. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the memory. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Xiaomi Yi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Xiaomi Yi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Xiaomi Yi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, battery, portability, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Original Xiaomi yi Camera Xiaoyi Action Sport Camera 16MP 4608X3456 1920x1080p WIFI Bluetooth 4.0 Standard Edition (White)Original Xiaomi yi Camera Xiaoyi Action Sport Camera 16MP 4608X3456 1920x1080p WIFI Bluetooth 4.0 Standard Edition (White)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Xiaomi Yi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Xiaomi Yi from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

price, usability, portability, design, image quality

battery, durability, reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xiaomi XYACWG Yi Action Camera with Wi-Fi,GreenXiaomi XYACWG Yi Action Camera with Wi-Fi,Green

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Xiaomi Yi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Xiaomi Yi from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price. There are some mixed reviews about the usability. Some have doubts about the image quality.

price

image quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Original XiaoMi Yi Ambarella A7LS BSI CMOS WIFI Sports Action Camera (Basic Edition)Original XiaoMi Yi Ambarella A7LS BSI CMOS WIFI Sports Action Camera (Basic Edition)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Yi review: A higher-end action cam with an entry-level price

 

Among all of the smartphone and wearable tech news that came out of 2015's Mobile World Congress was a surprise from Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi -- the tiny Yi action cam.

The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam offers more camera features and better video and photo quality than you'll typically find at its price. It has a removable battery, a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output while...

The instructions and parts of the mobile app are in Chinese, so it'll require some minor guesswork when starting out if you can't read Chinese. No memory card, mounts or housings are included and the Yi isn't waterproof on its own. Battery life could...

​The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Xiaomi Yi review: An action cam that outperforms its price

 

Among all of the smartphone and wearable tech news that came out of 2015's Mobile World Congress was a surprise from Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi -- the tiny Yi action cam.

The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam offers more camera features and better video and photo quality than you'll typically find at its price. It has a removable battery, a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output while...

The instructions and parts of the mobile app are in Chinese, so it'll require some minor guesswork when starting out if you can't read Chinese. No memory card, mounts or housings are included and the Yi isn't waterproof on its own. Battery life could...

​The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: karooguy (cnet.com)

"Fantastic budget action camera."

 

For the price, it can't be beat.

Has way more features than a GoPro at the same price level. Under $100. Easy to modify/swap the lens, for enthusiasts.

Smartphone app has some Mandarin (but mostly English). Plastic USB/HDMI cover is easy to lose.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Soleure (cnet.com)

"Great Action Camera, Great Picture, Great Price/Service!"

 

I wanted to get a GoPro, but the Xiaomi Yi seemed like a great compromise for the price. I ordered mine from gearbest.com and got it very quickly and politely. The Yi's box fit Xiaomi's style, as did the wonderful colors of the Camera. The only...

Great Shots, Great Price, Cool Colors!

Lack of Waterproofing

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.01
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable

Display

Built-in Display: No

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Output current:2
Output Voltage:5

Software

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:White
Housing material:Plastic
Main camera sensor:CMOS

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:240
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p
Video formats supported:MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.12
Height :4.2
Weight:76.6
Width:6.04

White balance

White Balance:Auto