Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker Features Explained!





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With heavy competition in the market, many electronics companies are releasing numerous products of different ranges and features. Few of these electronic companies not only produce smartphones but also make and invest in products like earphones, speakers, smartwatches, etc.

Xiaomi is a multinational electronics company that joined the mobile industry in April 2010 with the release of its first smartphone in August 2011. It is well known for producing inexpensive smartphones. But to maintain a competitive advantage, the firm has also expanded its line of budget to products like mobile apps, laptops, speakers, and other products. 

If you are only looking to buy Mi speakers online, then you should consider the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It is Mi’s newest wireless speaker claiming to offer good sound quality, ample bass response, and decent battery life at a compelling price. 

Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) Specifications

General Specifications

ModelMi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W)
PriceRs. 2499
Release DateFebruary 2021
Wireless/ WiredWireless
Speaker Type16W
Can it be used Outdoors?Yes 


Width 213 mm
Height74 mm
Length74 mm

Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker Details

Bluetooth enabledYes 
Bluetooth Version5
USB PortsUSB Type – C
Driver TypeDynamic
Audio CodecSBC

Pros and Cons of Mi Speaker (16W)

What we like in Mi Bluetooth Speaker What we don’t like in Mi Bluetooth Speaker 
IPX7 water resistance Slightly tinny highs
Loud, room-encompassing soundOccasional cracks at g=high volume levels
Robust build 

Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) Body

The Mi Bluetooth Speaker (16W) has a simple and on-point design. The fabric-wrapped exterior, elastic cord, and rubber buttons are similar to the design of the Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker. The buttons are easy to press. They are placed in such a way that they don’t leave any room for water to seep inside and damage the sensitive electrical components. They cover most of the functions you would need to operate the speaker directly without needing to pick up your paired source device too often.

The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) can be positioned both vertically and horizontally. But it is ideally placed horizontally on a table-top with rubber grips at the bottom to secure it. With this orientation, the speaker drivers will be forward and the buttons at the top. The control buttons include power, volume, playback, Bluetooth pairing, and a dedicated button for stereo wireless pairing. The stereo button can be used if you have two of these speakers and wish to use them together.

The 16W Mi Speaker has two 8W full-range drivers that combine and give an output of 16W. It also has two equalizer modes, one is deep bass and the other one normal. The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) also gives access to invoke the default voice assistant on your smartphone. To do this you only have to double-press the power button when the speaker is on.

There is also a USB Type-C port for charging under the tight rubber flap on the right side of it. Along with the Type-C port, it also has a 3.5mm socket for auxiliary connectivity and the primary mode of connectivity is Bluetooth 5.

Water Resistance 

The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker has an IPX7 water resistance rating. That means all kinds of water exposure to the elements of the speaker will not harm the speaker. Moreover, even if you drop the speaker by mistake in water, it comes out without any harm even after being submerged in water for a short period.

Battery Life

The 16W Mi Portable Speaker has a 2600mAh battery. That means it can run for around 9-10 hours per charge at moderate volumes. Charging is through the USB Type-C port, and it will take around 3 hours to charge the speaker fully using a 10W wall adapter. 

Audio of 16W Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker 

The 16W Bluetooth Speaker by Xioami is louder because of the two 8W drivers it has, which gives clarity in the audio. The 16 W Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is even loud when the speaker is set to moderate volumes and gives the best performance.

At a lower level around 30 to 40 percent, the 16W Mi speaker gives a decent performance at a short distance. This is because the front-firing drivers ensure that the output audio is targeted and precise. You can even enjoy the low range or low-end part of any song and that will be audible and more detailed than any other speaker at low volume.

Like many affordable speakers, the 16W portable speaker does not hold up too well under intense strain. In high volume, up to around 60 percent, the speaker can play sounds incredibly loud and room-filling. The sound even remains clean and precise and crisp. That means now you can enjoy the party or outdoor events even more. In case you need a more loud voice you can pair this speaker with another speaker. However, when the volume of the speaker is turned to maximum there is a slight change in the sound. The audio starts to sound heavy and deep in a few areas and cracks up under high pressure. 

The Final Verdict 

Considering the price and the other specifications the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is pretty impressive. One of the key features of this speaker is the volume, even when the speaker is set at low volume it is loud enough to enjoy the songs to the fullest. The sound quality of the speaker is decent and there are plenty of thumps and drive to satisfy any bass lovers. Further, the speaker offers good battery life for a device of its size and even has an IPX7 rating for water resistance. On the whole, the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) is one of the best speakers at an affordable price.

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