Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver review

Xiaomi Mija shaver in hand

Shaving with a design gadget.

Because I was looking for a replacement for my Philips electric shaver I found out that Xiaomi has also a shaver. And because most of the products of Xiaomi are good and the fact I really needed a new shaver, I bought it. But does it do the job? Let’s see if the Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver is worth your money.

We made a one minute video of the shaver:

Expectations of the Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver

I expect a small as possible “Apple stylish” white box with a good looking but simple shaver in it. Also, a product that doesn’t require written instructions to use it and has a good build quality.

SpecificaXiaomi Mija Electric Shaver in handtions

Xiaomi Mijia Electric Shaver enjoys IPX7 certification and has a Fast-charge technology. I think this is the most important features.

Test

Xiaomi Mijia Electric Shaver has an IPX7 certification, so I will use it under the shower.
What’s important to me?  Things like noise, grip and handling, price and design.

 

 

 

Packaging

Product weight: 0.1760 kg
Package weight: 0.3920 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 15.50 x 5.80 x 5.80 cm / 6.1 x 2.28 x 2.28 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 19.00 x 10.50 x 7.80 cm / 7.48 x 4.13 x 3.07 inches

What’s in the box

  • Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver,
  • Charging Base,
  • Cleaning Brush

Features

● 3 blades, 360-degree float shaving
● Dicyclic knife net and dicyclic blade
● Acceleration gear, deep cleansing
● 3.9m / second cutting speed
● IPX7 waterproof characteristic
● Built-in lithium battery, charge for 2 hours and run for 60 minutes
● Material: steel, PPG

Build Quality & Design

This is the first product of Xiaomi that I own that is black! But wow! It’s not a cheap black plastic look, but a nice black coating that gives it a premium look. I also like the small and simple design of it. It looks solid and it really is.

Portability / Mobility and Usability

I thought that because of the shape and design of the Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver doesn’t fit that nicely in my hands, but I was wrong!

Charging
There is only one way to put the shaver on the dock, but that’s not a problem because the USB cable is at the back of it. The product only ships

Xiaomi Mija Electric Shaver at charger

with a USB cable, but no power adapter is included. At first sight, it seems just impractical: I know no-one that has USB charging possibilities in his bathroom. However, it makes the product and charger lighter and better suitable for travel and provides the option to connect it to a power bank.

It will take about 120 minutes to fully charge the battery via USB using as a source a common charger for smartphone or power bank with power.

5V / 1A. The battery is a built-in lithium battery, which can last for 60 minutes at full speed (which cost 120 minutes to charge).

 

 

 

Two shaving speeds.

  • 1: The standard mode
  • 2: The accelerated mode, for the harder hairs

Switching is possible by holding the button for a second. The shaver memorizes your last choice when using it again another time.

The shaver has a high torque and a high rotation speed therefor the performance is stable. That is because it uses the Japanese engine MABUCHI MOTOR 260.

 

Alternatives

Offcource I could buy a Philips shaver at a local store, but I really like to try products that are not that well known (yet) within Europe.

pro / cons

pros

  • Two speed adjusted by long pressing on the power button
  • Nice quality
  • It works under the shower
  • Lightweight
  • Good price
  • 2 functions and Lock mode
  • Can be easily cleaned
  • USB charger and brush
  • Long lasting and small time to recharge

cons

  • There are no instructions included in English (you won’t need them to use the product, but still)
  • The shaver does not have a trimmer function
  • No USB charger in the box only the cable and docking.

Where to buy?

This shaver can be bought on GearBest.

  • Design
  • Quality
  • Usability
  • Price
4.8