Xiaomi has now finally launched the Mi Beard Trimmer in India, expanding its lifestyle product portfolio in the country. While we already saw it coming, the aggressive pricing has definitely managed to impress everyone. And indeed, this is the first product launched by Mi India in the personal grooming category.
Notably, the trimmer brings in certain exciting features to the table, including IPX7 water resistance, fast charging, travel lock and more. Having said that, let’s have a look at the trimmer itself, its features and see if it’s worth buying in our Mi Beard Trimmer review.
Mi Beard Trimmer- What’s in the box
The Mi Beard Trimmer comes in a typical Xiaomi-like box with orange accents. Apart from the branding, the box gets some key specifications and features. Inside the box, you get a leaflet that has information on how to use the product, followed by different kinds of beard styles.
Moving further, you’ll find the trimmer, a standard Type-A charging cable, a cleaning brush and an extra large-sized comb. It is interesting to see that the company has also included a Xiaomi branded soft carry case that’ll be handy while travelling.
Mi Beard Trimmer Review: Features & Specifics
Looks & Design
As evident, the beard trimmer looks quite minimal and understated. It gets a subtle looking matte finish that not only gives it a premium appeal but also helps in repelling smudges and water. Moreover, the grippy rubberised coating serves for the ease of handling even during long grooming hours.
Fortunately, the trimmer is IPX7 rated and hence can be washed with water without any constraints. The two-pin charging port lies at the bottom, and therefore, it needs to be kept flat while charging.
Performance & Efficiency
Coming to the main purpose, the trimmer has a total of 40 settings which can be adjusted in .5mm precision steps. You can select between any length ranging from 0.5mm all the way to 20mm using the cool-looking rotary dial on the front. Although the native comb allows going up to 10mm, you need to detach the former and connect the supplied large comb for an additional length of up to 20mm.
The self-sharpening blades are crafted out of stainless steel and work flawlessly while trimming facial hear. As noted, the 0.5mm precision makes it suitable for all kinds of beard length and style.
We didn’t face any issues while using the trimmer, even after subsequent uses. And while the blades aren’t heavy-duty, they offer a perfect balance between accuracy and performance. Nonetheless, they are detachable and can be replaced if anything goes wrong in the future. Note that the trimmer gets slightly warm after prolonged usage and while it isn’t uncomfortable, it’s something you should keep in mind.
Also worth mentioning, there’s a small yet essential feature dubbed as travel lock that can be activated by pressing and holding the power button for three seconds. When turned on, it’ll save your trimmer’s battery while travelling. This makes Mi Beard Trimmer an ideal inclusion in every toiletry kit.
Battery Life & Charging
The device uses a charging cable with a male USB-A on one side and a two-pin proprietary pin on the other. Hence, you can use your either of your phone’s wall charger or power bank for charging. It takes around 2 hours to juice up entirely while a mere 5 mins of charge yields 10 minutes of usage.
Once charged fully, the trimmer lasts for about 90 minutes and can be used multiple times without the need for rushing for the charger. Thankfully, it can also be used while being plugged as an extra convenience. Besides, if you’re concerned about charge status, it can be seen via the triple LED indicators present at the lower half of the device.
Final Verdict- Should you buy it?
For a price of Rs. 1,199, the Mi Beard Trimmer offers much more than what you’ll get in similarly priced options in the market. It carries all the perks you’ll need in a trimmer including premium looks, a stainless steel body, 40-length settings, compelling battery life, corded/cordless usage, IPX7 waterproofing, and travel lock.
In our usage, we found the trimmer to be quite efficient and easy to maintain. As noted, we cherish the value-for-money it brings to the table. That said, if you’re someone looking for a new trimmer or a replacement for your existing one in a budget, we’d strongly recommend picking up the Mi Beard Trimmer. You can buy it either from Amazon or Mi.com.