Xiaomi 14 Civi in for review

Prasad, 19 June 2024

We have with us today the latest mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi 14 Civi, which is a rebranded version of the Chinese Civi 4 Pro for India. The 'Civi' stands for Cinematic Vision, and the phone focuses primarily on camera performance and features.

Xiaomi 14 Civi in for review

Starting with a quick unboxing, the phone comes in an all-black packaging which includes the phone along with a 67W charger and data cable. You also get a hard clear case and a pre-applied screen protector.

The unit we have here is the Shadow Black variant, which features smooth, frosted glass on the back. The Cruise Blue also features a two-tone textured glass but the Matcha Green variant has a vegan leather back with an inset glass panel that has a unique texture for every unit. The phone feels remarkably thin in hand thanks to a thin metal frame and quad-curved glass on the front and back.

Xiaomi 14 Civi in for review

As for the much-touted camera features, the Xiaomi 14 Civi has triple cameras on the back consisting of a 50MP primary, 50MP 2x telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide. On the front are not one but two 32MP cameras, one of which is an ultra-wide. All three cameras on the back can do 4K 60fps video recording while the front cameras are limited to 4K 30fps.

Here are some samples from the main rear camera.

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Main camera samples

The Xiaomi 14 Civi is powered by Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 platform. Our review unit has 12GB of LPDDR5X memory and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The phone also features a 6.55-inch, 2750x1236 resolution 120Hz AMOLED display with 3000 nits of peak brightness and Dolby Vision support.

Xiaomi 14 Civi in for review

Finally, it's the battery. The phone has a 4700mAh unit which supports the aforementioned 67W of charging. Xiaomi doesn't really make any claims regarding the battery life or charging speed of the device, so it would be interesting to check out. It's definitely on the smaller side compared to the direct competition, the OnePlus 12R, which has a 5500mAh unit and even faster 100W charging.

But that's going to do it for now. Check back later for the review.


Reader comments

  • freebird
  • 01 Jul 2024
  • bEN

any update about detailed review ??? waiting for it.

I think price. It would be in the €650-800 price range so it would be competing directly with the t series in terms of pricing

  • Gusta
  • 21 Jun 2024
  • txG

Maybe Xiaomi 14 SE will use Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 because Xiaomi doesn't have 7 Gen 3 lineup.

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