Xiaomi 14 Civi Review: Should You Buy in 10 Points

Robin John

The Xiaomi 14 Civi is one of the most ergonomically sane devices I have used recently. The cherry on top is its lightweight body and equally distributed weight. It’s available in vibrant colours like Matcha Green and Cruise Blue.


It’s a gorgeous display that curves on all sides, further adding to Xiaomi’s premium experience. The 120Hz refresh rate gives swipes and scrolls a smoother look, and the touch response is also great.


It’s a perfect companion for daily usage and a few intensive workloads, but try gaming or running benchmarks and you might end up angering the cute and compact phone’s metal frames.


The Xiaomi 14 Civi runs on HyperOS based on Android 14. The crux of it is pretty much the smooth animations and excellent lock screen customisations. Despite the premium price, you still get a bunch of bloatware apps like Opera browser and Fitbit. 


It’s good to see features like Leica tuning trickle down to more accessible prices. The triple camera setup is a versatile set of shooters. While its main focus is on portrait photography, it does considerably well in low-light scenarios too.


Due to its small and thin chassis, Xiaomi had to cater to a comparatively smaller battery with 4700mAh capacity. Despite that, the phone managed to last an entire day. 


The Xiaomi 14 Civi is in a very interesting position in today’s market. While most phones are purely targeting performance, trying to be a one-trick pony, the Civi wants to set itself apart by trying to capture all the flags.


- Compact, ergonomic form factor - Excellent display - Good speakers - Leica cameras, versatile shooters - Smooth performance

What is Good?

- Gets toasty - Bloatware apps - Charging speeds could have been faster

What is Bad?

- OnePlus 12R - Vivo V30 Pro