Xiaomi phones with chronic failures have been the most common talk in the Xiaomi Community. Most of the devices that Xiaomi has done a name on have critical chronic failures, The most common chronic fail is for IPS devices, having the Tianma screen panel, has the risk of causing a ghost screen. Xiaomi’s “prototype” devices sometimes are way better than the devices that are released, the reason is unknown, but Xiaomi is still releasing phones with chronic failures. You can also check on the prototype devices of Xiaomi by clicking here, and clicking here for our channel that covers prototype devices of Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Phones with Chronic Failures: For Starters
Most of the Xiaomi phones that are sold in high numbers must have some chronic failures, the reason being is:
- The phone being released too early
- The phone has been mass-produced without any proper testing
- The phone must be broken on shipping
- A small detail might have been missed out during the testing phase
- And many more…
And while Xiaomi is making high numbers, they also have those chronic failures that cannot be fixed, it’s a hardware problem, and it will stay that way, here are the 5 Xiaomi phones with chronic failures.
IPS Xiaomi phones with Tianma branded screen panels.
%75 of the Xiaomi Community had the issue of their IPS phone having a Tianma screen panel and having slight issues of having an issue called “Ghost Screen”. Ghost screen pretty much looks like how an AMOLED burn-in looks like, it’s annoying and it’s really bad. if you would like to know more about what a ghost screen is and how it should be avoided, click here.
Most of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 users have reported that they had the Tianma panel variant of their phones, and after high amounts of usage, their phones’ screens had the ghost screen issue. Xiaomi still hasn’t fixed that issue yet, and still is using Tianma panels on their low-budget devices. Those are also one of the Xiaomi phones with chronic failures, which is bad.
Here were the possible phones that had this issue:
- Redmi Note 8
- Redmi Note 7
- Redmi Note 5
- Mi A2(6X)
- The newer Xiaomi/Redmi (or POCO) models have an IPS screen.
Those phones were the majority’s talk, mainly because of how bad the Tianma screen panels were, it still is bad, and has a probability of having a ghost screen issue. Xiaomi used the worst screen panel possible back in the day, they have reduced the amounts of phones they have used IPS Tianma panels with and have converted to using AMOLED on mid-range and flagship devices.
Most of the Xiaomi/Redmi (or POCO) devices have AMOLED screens now, which still has a probability of having an AMOLED burn-in and green tint issues, which are also chronic. AMOLED phones are also one of the Xiaomi phones with chronic failures if used with white mode and full brightness all day.
Xiaomi/Redmi phones with side-mounted fingerprint sensors
Some of the Xiaomi/Redmi devices with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor have an issue in the flex cable itself that causes the issue of your fingerprint sensor not working. The phones that have this issue are:
- Redmi Note 9T
- Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Redmi Note 9S
Those three phones especially had those issues, that were later fixed in the Redmi Note 10 series. Redmi is known in the community for their huge mistakes, and not testing the fingerprint sensors inside the Redmi Note 9 series phones was one of them, most of their users had to get themselves new fingerprint flex cables from overseas so they can fix them themselves. Those are one of the Xiaomi phones with chronic failures.
Xiaomi Mi 8 with the chronic WiFi chip.
Xiaomi Mi 8, a 2018 flagship, released with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, was a great flagship device, had the exact design that iPhone X had at that time, and was called “The iPhone X of Android”. Mainly the reason is that it was one of the first phones that had Infrared face detection, which was called “3D Face ID” in iPhone devices.
The phone was good at its time, but it had one huge flaw. The WiFi chip. It has been reported by several people that the WiFi chip inside Xiaomi Mi 8 dies out of nowhere, never to be fixed again. This has raised a scare not to buy the Xiaomi Mi 8, and to look for other devices as well. This phone was one of the worst Xiaomi phones with chronic failures.
Xiaomi Mi 8 came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU with Adreno 630 as the GPU. 6.21″ 1080×2248 60Hz SUPER AMOLED Display. One 20MP front, two 12MP Main, and 12MP telephoto rear camera sensors. 6 and GB RAM with 64 and 128 and 286GB internal storage support. Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a 3400mAh Li-Po battery + 18W fast charging support. Comes with Android 8.1 Oreo. Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner support. You can check on Xiaomi Mi 8’s full specifications and leave a comment on if you like Xiaomi Mi 8 or not by clicking here.
POCO M3 and the DEAD BOOT issue.
The majority of the POCO M3 users have mentioned that after their phone has been closed, it never opened up again, causing a dead boot. This is not the worst thing that has been coming from POCO, and it’s not the first. Even if POCO is a sub-brand of Redmi, Redmi has made the worst phone ever labeled as a “POCO”. The POCO M3 was a disaster with its chronic dead boot issue. And it should never be bought again. After the disastrous failure of POCO M3, POCO has started to test their device more frequently before they release them. POCO M3 was a great lesson. POCO M3 was also one of the Xiaomi phones with chronic failures.
POCO M3 came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) CPU with Adreno 610 as the GPU. 6.53″ 1080×2340 60Hz IPS LCD Display. One 20MP front, three 48MP Main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth rear camera sensors. 4GB RAM with 64 and 128GB internal storage support. POCO M3 comes with a 6000mAh Li-Po battery + 18W fast charging support. Comes with Android 11. Side-mounted fingerprint scanner support. You can check on POCO M3’s full specifications and leave a comment on if you liked POCO M3 or not by clicking here.
Here is also our article about the dead boot issue, click here to find out about the fix.
Xiaomi Mi 9T/Pro and the motorized pop-up camera.
The Mi 9T/Pro were great two devices. But they were the worst Xiaomi phones with chronic failures. Their motorized pop-up cameras make the screen close to having a %100 screen-to-body ratio. But, there is one bad problem with those devices. Mi 9T/Pro had an issue if the pop-up camera had an issue if the pop-up camera caught dust inside, it will never open up again, even if the prompt is given. The fix to this is actually to open the phone’s case and clean off the dust. Xiaomi didn’t do tests on this device’s motorized pop-up camera that much, that’s why Mi 9T/Pro failed.
Xiaomi Mi 9T came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) CPU with Adreno 618 as the GPU. 6.39″ 1080×2340 60Hz AMOLED display. One 20MP motorized pop-up front, three 48MP Main, 8MP telephoto, and 13MP ultra-wide rear camera sensors. 6GB RAM with 64/128GB internal storage support. Mi 9T came with a 4000mAh Li-Po battery + 18W fast charging support. Came with Android 9.0 You can check on Xiaomi Mi 9T’s full specifications and leave a comment on if you liked Xiaomi Mi 9T or not by clicking here.
And Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU with Adreno 640 as the GPU. 6.39″ 1080×2340 60Hz AMOLED display. One 20MP motorized pop-up front, three 48MP Main, 8MP telephoto, and 13MP ultra-wide rear camera sensors. 6/8GB RAM with 64/128/256GB internal storage support. Mi 9T came with a 4000mAh Li-Po battery + 27W fast charging support. Came with Android 9.0. You can check on Xiaomi Mi 9T’s full specifications and leave a comment on if you liked Xiaomi Mi 9T or not by clicking here.
Xiaomi Mi 9 with the possibility of a broken PMIC.
Xiaomi Mi 9 was also one of the best phones to be released along with the Xiaomi Mi 9T series, Mi 9 was all about being a flagship with no problems whatsoever, at least, the vision for the phone was like that. After its release, people talked about some bugs that rattled the user experience a lot. It has been discovered that’s due to the devices having a broken PMIC. A broken PMIC can make so many flaws in the device. And there is another issue on hand.
All of the Xiaomi Mi 9 users have reported that if they use the camera for more than 10 minutes, the phone would start to heat up and drain a whole lot of battery, most of the users can’t have video chats on their devices, mainly because of this issue alone. Xiaomi Mi 9 is also one of the Xiaomi phones with chronic failures that are bad for Xiaomi’s name itself.
Xiaomi Mi 9 came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU with Adreno 640 as the GPU. 6.39″ 1080×2340 60Hz AMOLED display. One 20MP front, three 48MP Main, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra-wide rear camera sensors. 6/8GB RAM with 64/128/256GB internal storage support. Mi 9T came with a 3300mAh Li-Po battery + 27W fast charging support. Came with Android 9.0. You can check on Xiaomi Mi 9’s full specifications and leave a comment on if you liked Xiaomi Mi 9 or not by clicking here.
Xiaomi Phones with Chronic Failures: Conclusion
Xiaomi has made a long way, with or without its chronic failures. They are still making great devices, just like Xiaomi 12S series. With the Leica support in camera hardware, Xiaomi is making their quality go up, higher than ever. And with Xiaomi, Redmi is also trying to improvise its quality in making price/performance devices. Redmi K50 series was only the beginning. For POCO devices, though. It doesn’t seem that POCO is still making good devices. POCO M3 was their worst shot ever, and the POCO X4 series didn’t make as much as the noise POCO X3 series did. POCO’s future doesn’t seem that bright, but Xiaomi itself has a nice future alright.
Will we see more Xiaomi phones with chronic failures as deadly as these devices? Time will only show. But one thing is for sure, Xiaomi is not willing to make another phone like POCO M3. The times on Xiaomi phones with chronic failures are as near as over.