Xiaomi Civi 1S full review

(Last Updated On: May 18, 2022)

Description:

Xiaomi Civi 1S, Xiaomi just made an awesome and beautiful Mid-Flagship smartphone. So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.

Xiaomi Civi 1S


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Xiaomi Civi 1S:

Display:

Type OLED, 1B colors, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 120Hz, 950 nits (peak)
Size 6.55 inches, (~91.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Xiaomi Civi 1S has an amazing 6.55 inches OLED, 120Hz display, HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 950 nits.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 394. This display is faster and more accurate with 120Hz support. The display is punchier and vibrant because of 1 Billion colors supported by the Dolby Vision. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 120Hz refresh rate and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Xiaomi Civi 1S is using the OLED panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Screen to body ratio is 87.6%, this will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be amazing.


DESIGN & BUILD:

Dimensions 158.3 x 71.5 x 7 mm (6.23 x 2.81 x 0.28 in)
Weight 166 g (5.86 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Xiaomi is known for its amazing new designs. Xiaomi Civi 1S has a new awesome design with new colors. The rear is made of glass and the frame is made of aluminum, this smartphone is so much lighter and thinner than other Mid-Flagship smartphones. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistance in this Xiaomi Civi 1S. The phone is protected by an Aluminum frame. The phone is 166 grams which are very light and very thin. Talking about the design, the Camera bump takes up a little space for the camera itself. I mean we are talking about a nice camera bump of this phone. The camera bump looks familiar with the Xiaomi Mi 10T. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the in-display and has some amazing speeds because of the new ultrasonic sensor in display.

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
Architecture 1x 2.5 GHz (Cortex-A78)

3x 2.2 GHz (Cortex-A78)

4x 1.9 GHz (Cortex-A55)

Cores 8
Frequency 2500 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A
Process 6 nanometers
GPU name Adreno 642L

Xiaomi Civi 1S is launching with the most-fastest chipset, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G. Which scores in the top 3 in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks. These higher performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 120Hz display. The gaming experience is also on another level with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Adreno 642L is one of the most powerful GPUs in this mid-range category, which makes the Xiaomi Civi 1S faster than other Mid-Flagship smartphones. I already published a complete article on this chipset you can check that out here Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G. We will talk about the AnTuTu 9 scores in a minute but first, let’s take a look at the memory and storage.


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size  8, 12GB
Memory type LPDDR4X
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.2
Memory card No

Xiaomi Civi 1S is launching with 2 variants of ram and 3 variants of storage which are 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM of ram. And with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDR4x with a memory frequency of 2133MHz. Xiaomi Civi 1S has fast UFS 2.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is no SD card support which is no issue because you can get a 256GB model.

Benchmarks:

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 163562
GPU 166187
Memory 94470
UX 124621
Total score 546345

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G shows one of the best AnTuTu 9 scores. Total scores are 546345. Which are a little bit higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G is gaining a performance boost and beating the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. In the Mid-Flagship segment, this processor is best for gaming, camera, battery, display, and everything. You will experience a much smoother touch, opening, and closing of apps.


Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM MIUI 13

The Xiaomi Civi 1S is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than the Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new MIUI 13 fixes old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. Xiaomi is known for its good software optimization with its new custom ROM.

Battery:

Capacity 4500 mAh
Charge power 55 W
Wireless charging No
Reverse wireless charging No
Battery type Li-Po
Full charging time 0.45 hr

Xiaomi Civi 1S comes with massive 55 watts of charger. Which can fully charge the Xiaomi Civi 1S in just 10 minutes which is amazingly fast. There is no wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so good that on 15 minutes of charge this Xiaomi Civi 1S can last up to 6 hours thanks to that massive 4500MAh battery. Xiaomi Civi 1S is a full-day phone. Because this phone can charge in just 45 minutes compared to the iPhone 13 pro max which takes about 2 hours to charge.



MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 64 megapixels
Image resolution 9248 x 6936
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 30/60/120fps
Slow motion 960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120°
Lenses 3 (64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)

Xiaomi Civi 1S has 3 cameras at the back and the main camera is awesome. The Xiaomi Civi 1S main Camera is 64 megapixel Sony IMX 682 F/1.7. What makes this camera setup even more awesome is that this camera lens is combined with the wide aperture of F/1.7, the wider the aperture the more light will it collect and the more sharp the image and video quality will be. This Xiaomi Civi 1S can record video at 4K at 30 FPS. This is amazing the video will contain more details thanks to its good optimization software and the high-end processor. You can also record 1080P at 60FPS which will contain even more details and will be sharper. There is no optical image stabilization. The Xiaomi Civi 1S has 2 more camera lenses. Let’s talk about that in detail.


Lenses:

Triple 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama

As I mentioned above that this 64 MP sensor is good. But this Xiaomi Civi 1S has 2 more camera lenses. There is another camera sensor of 8MP which is an ultra-wide camera. The field of view is 16mm which is wider. This camera sensor also has some amazing autofocus. This sensor can take amazing shots with high accuracy. Its aperture is F/2.2, which makes it sharp and contains good tons on subjects. This Xiaomi Civi 1S has an amazing camera setup, with fast autofocus lenses, high sensors, and good software optimization. There is another 2MP macro camera which is useless in most situations because it’s only 2MP.

SELFIE CAMERA:

Single 32 MP, 24mm (wide), 0.8µm, AF
Features HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/60fps

When it comes to selfie cameras the Xiaomi Civi 1S has a single-punch whole camera of 32MP which has the largest pixels. This single-punch whole camera contains some awesome details when it comes to daytime shots. At night time this camera sensor struggles a lot.  And what makes me more concerned is about its aperture because its aperture, which is only F/2.4 which means the photos will look not accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will suffer a lot at night because the sensor is not that wide to capture more light thus leaving us in disappointed. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30/60FPS.


Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C
NFC* Yes

This Xiaomi Civi 1S is launching with the Wi-Fi 6 which is faster, more efficient, and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 5. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.2. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.1. Xiaomi Civi 1S has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 120 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Xiaomi Civi 1S also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to the NFC support.

SOUND:

Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Headphone audio jack No

The Xiaomi Civi 1S comes with stereo speakers. This Xiaomi Civi 1S has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack which is neither good nor bad.


Colors:

Colors Black, Blue, Pink, Silver

The Xiaomi Civi 1S is going to lunch in three different colors. Black, Blue, Pink, and Silver. Xiaomi is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Black color because it looks better than these two colors.

Price:

This smartphone is costing around $390 which is way more cheaper than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S and the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.



Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good Mid-Flagship phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Xiaomi Civi 1S is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Xiaomi Civi 1S.
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