Xiaomi Civi 1S Review: Features, Specs, and Price in Nigeria

With the Xiaomi Civi 1S, Xiaomi has come up with a bigger plan for the lineup by releasing this flagship phone that follows up on the basic entry-level Xiaomi Civi of last year. This means that the Xiaomi Civi 1S is the successor to last year’s Xiaomi Civi. It’s very noticeable when you take a look at the two phones, but we’re getting to that.

Apart from design, both phones also share a similar screen, battery, and charging, but Xiaomi improved the performance of the Xiaomi Civi 1S which is the key difference between the two phones. The Xiaomi Civi 1S arrives with a 6.55-inch OLED display, a 4500mAh battery, and 55W fast charging support.

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There’s a 64MP triple camera setup on the rear while a 32MP selfie shooter is on the front. The phone’s performance is handled by a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 778+ chipset with the latest Android 12 OS on top. Despite these upgrades, the Xiaomi Civi 1S is sold around the same price as its predecessor, so this is another affordable flagship phone to buy if you’re looking for one.

Xiaomi has released a lot of flagship phones this year, and the Civi 1S is just another decent arrival to the lineup. Though it’s not among the best flagship phones for this year based on performance, the price is something you should probably focus on if you’re looking to spend less.

Xiaomi Civi 1S Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.55-inch OLED, 120Hz
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  • Front Camera: 32-megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
  • RAM: 8GB /12GB
  • Storage: 128GB /256GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4500mAh
  • OS: Android 12, MIUI 13
Xiaomi Civi 1S
Design

Design

The appearance of the Xiaomi Civi 1S looks very attractive, giving us the shades of colors we love about Xiaomi phones. The phone is available in four impressive colourways to choose from the one that looks very appealing to you. You can go for the pink variant if you’re the type that loves those fancy looks, or choose other colors like Blue, Pink, and Silver.

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Xiaomi has chosen to keep the surface of the glass back plane without any additional pattern design, but you won’t find it hard to handle the phone because of its lightweight and slim body. It’s just 166 grams in weight and the thickness is 7mm, so the Xiaomi Civi 1S can comfortably fit into your palm.

Just like its predecessor, the camera bump on this phone takes only a little space on the rear panel, and it houses a triple camera setup and a LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is located under the display, and it unlocks the phone really fast with the help of the new ultrasonic sensor.

Display

Display

On the front, the Xiaomi Civi 1S features an amazing 6.55-inch OLED display that clocks 120Hz of refresh rate and a peak brightness of 950nits. Also, the display features a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 402 PPI density, and HDR10+ support. With the help of the OLED panel, the display produces immersive colors and contrast while watching content.

While gaming with the Xiaomi Civi 1S, everything runs smoothly, thanks to the 120Hz of refresh rate which delivers a faster gaming performance by ensuring that there are no touch or lag issues as you scroll through the screen. Also, the Dolby Vision support provides absolute punchier colors while streaming videos.

The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top, with a screen-to-body ratio of 87.6% which means that the screen bezels aren’t noticeable, so watching content with the Xiaomi Civi 1S will be amazing.

Camera

Camera

The camera of the Xiaomi Civi 1S captures impressively great images with vibrant colors. You’ll get most of it when you capture with the 64MP main shooter that produces quality images with good dynamic range and fine details using the Al image processing software.

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From the triple camera setup, you can also use the 8MP ultra-wide camera to capture wide-angle shots. There’s also a 2MP macro sensor that helps for capturing close-up photos of tiny objects. You can record 4k videos with gyro-EIS stabilization support on the main camera, while the front can only record at 1080p resolution.

For taking selfies, the 32MP sensor on the front enhances your capturing experience with features, filters, and capturing modes that can be accessed from the camera app. Asides from the selfie camera, the main camera also features some useful mode filters that can be used to improve the quality of photos if you want to share them on social media.

Performance, Storage, and Software

With the arrival of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778+ 5G chipset, the processing speed of the Civi 1S has improved a lot. You can now enjoy a buttery smooth gameplay experience using the Adreno 642L GPU that ensures advanced visual graphics for playing games like PUGB mobile, Call of Duty, and Genshin Impact.

The Xiaomi Civi 1S works responsively while opening large apps and Windows, thanks to the UFS 2.2 storage that enhances the phone’s performance. There’s no micro SD card slot included in the SIM tray, so you won’t have an option to expand the phone’s storage.

You either go for the 8GB /128GB base storage variant or the higher 12GB /256GB and 8GB /256GB variants if you might need more storage space on the go. There’re many customization features in the interface. You’ll have an option to personalize the user experience with themes, wallpapers, widgets, and your favorite apps.

The Android 12 OS provides more functions for users to tweak the MIUI 13 interface anyhow they feel necessary. Though there’re some pre-installed apps, there’s also an option to get rid of them if they aren’t useful to you.

Battery

The Xiaomi Civi 1S doesn’t have a bigger battery capacity which we understood to be a result of the slim body. Nevertheless, the 4500mAh battery is enough to serve you a full day of screen-on-time usage. You can enjoy your games for up to 5hrs and have more battery percentage left. It only takes about an hour to charge the Civi 1S using the 55W fast charging support which sounds impressive.

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Price in Nigeria and Release Date

Xiaomi Civi 1S: Price in Nigeria and Release Date

The Xiaomi Civi 1S was officially released on the 21st of April, sporting a “Miracle Sunshine” color scheme. The phone is available for purchase at the company’s official website for those in China. If you aren’t staying in the region, you can place an order through online retail stores like AliExpress, but you’ll have to pay an extra fee for shipping.

The Xiaomi Civi 1S is selling at ₦215,000 ($302) for the 8GB/128GB base storage variant, while the other 8GB/256 and 12GB/256GB storage variants sell at ₦235,000 ($330) and ₦255,000 ($359) respectively.

  • The Oppo A96 is another Civi 1S rival in terms of performance

Xiaomi Civi 1S Full Specifications

General

  • Brand: Xiaomi
  • Model: Civi 1S
  • Release Date: April 2022
  • Weight: 166g
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Pink, Silver

Display

  • Touchscreen: YES
  • Type: OLED, 120Hz
  • Display Size: 6.55-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Facelock Support: YES
  • In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display)
  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 71.5 x 7 mm (6.23 x 2.81 x 0.28 in)

Platform

  • Operating System: Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L

Memory

  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Inbuilt Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • SD Card slot: No

Camera

  • Rear Flash: LED Flashlight
  • Rear Camera: 64-MP, f/1.8, (wide), 8-MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 2-MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 32-MP, (wide)
  • Front Flash: —

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: YES
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • USB: USB Type-C
  • GPS: YES
  • WLAN: YES

Network

  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
  • 3G Support: Yes
  • 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
  • 5G Support: Yes
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Battery

  • Capacity: Li-Po 4500mAh, non-removable
  • Fast Charge: 55W

Price

  • Price in Nigeria: ₦215,000
  • Price in the US: $302

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