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6 things to check before you buy Xiaomi gadgets
Chinese smartphone brand
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If you are buying Xiaomi power banks check for the security codes
Some Xiaomi products like Mi power banks carry security codes that can be checked on mi.com to identify the authenticity of the product.
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Check the packaging or retail box of the Xiaomi product properly
The packaging and quality of retail box are very different. Xiaomi recommends buyers to visit any Mi Home or Mi Store to validate the original packaging.
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Check whether the Mi logo is original or not
Xiaomi is recommending buyers to check for the original Mi Logo on the product and to know if that is authorised. The original logo of packaging can be seen on mi.com.
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Xiaomi Mi Bands and other smart devices should work the respective Xiaomi smartphone app
All authorized fitness products such as Mi Band(s) will have Mi Fit app compatibility. For other smart devices, there are separate companion apps.
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Check for Li-Poly sign in batteries
Original batteries will carry a sign stating it to be Li-Poly batteries – while signs like Li-ion mean that they are not made by Xiaomi.
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Check the quality of USB cables and other accessories
Fake USB cables and other accessories are quite flimsy and will appear to break easily.