Xiaomi has introduced a sequel to the Civi from last year, the Civi 1S. Like its predecessor, this one prioritized chic design and a thin build for the youngsters who want to roll in style.
One of the thinnest and lightest in the market, the Xiaomi Civi 1S is only 7mm thin and only weighs 166g. You’d think that Xiaomi made substantial compromises to achieve this weight, but not entirely, as it still managed to have a decent 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging.
How it can handle CPU temps is yet to be known. Still, it uses an upgraded Snapdragon 778G Plus processor that offers up to 2.5GHz of clock speeds. Albeit the GPU, image processor, and everything else is the same.
On the front, we have a larger than average 6.55-inch screen. Since looks are important, it boasts a colorful OLED panel. It should feel fast, too, since it has a 120Hz refresh rate.
On the top of the screen, we have a sharp 32-megapixel camera tucked in a clean punch-hole cutout which also compliments the slight curvature of the screen.
The back panel has an equally elegant design. It has shining design accents that come in Silver, Pink, Blue, and Black.
Although it looks identical to its cousins, the camera island on the top left looks really clean. It houses the 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Being a smartphone launched in 2022, the Civi 1S ships with an Android 12 operating system with MIUI 13 on top.
The Xiaomi Civi 1S comes in three variants: 8GB/128GB for CNY2,299 (around Php18,500), CNY2,599 (around Php20,900) for the 8GB/256GB, and CNY2,899 (around Php23,400) for the 12GB/256GB. It’s now up for sale in China. It should arrive here in the Philippines as a successor to the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE.
Xiaomi Civi 1S Specs
- Android 12, MIUI 13
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi
- 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G octa-core processor
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- Adreno 642L GPU
- 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, non-expandable
- 32-megapixel front camera
- 64-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, macro) rear cameras, LED flash
- Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Stereo speakers
- Hi-Res audio, Hi-Res wireless
- No headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 6, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.2
- tri-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 158.3 x 71.5 x 7mm
- Weight: 166g
- Colors: Silver, Black, Pink, Blue
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 55W fast charging