When it comes to the smartphone industry, especially its high-end devices that were developed in partnership with Leica, Xiaomi is already a reputable brand. These smartphones are known for having a great camera and unique features that set them apart from their competitors. However, the company is now introducing more affordable ones like the Xiaomi 14 CiVi without sacrificing quality. This new device promises to be an exceptional one considering its price of below Rs 50,000. This article will unpack and give first impressions on the Xiaomi 14 CiVi while focusing on its key features and performance.

Price in India starts from Rs. 42,999 for 8, 256 GB options, with offers you can get for 39,999

Opening the Xiaomi 14 CiVi Box

As you open up your Xiaomi 14 CiVi package you will come across a neatly packed device among other accessories such as:

Handset of Xiaomi 14 CiVi

A SIM tray ejector pin

Informational booklets

Not silicon plastic case

Charger with 67 Watts capacity.

The USB to Type-C cable.

Although the SIM tray supports dual nano SIM cards, it lacks a Micro SD card slot which is commonly seen in many mid-premium and premium phones due to huge internal storage.

Design & Build Quality

The phone has an elegant metal frame with volume rockers, power button, in-display fingerprint scanner and an IR blaster at the top; dual speakers also come along. The camera module carries noticeable Leica labeling hence highlighting that it’s equipped with this state-of-the-art co-engineered camera system by Leica.

This Macha Green model flaunts Nanotech vegan leather finishing but also available are black and classic blue versions. It weighs only 178 grams and measures just about 7.4mm thick thus making it very comfortable for use no matter how demanding or long you would need to handle your phone calls and texting requirements over this period of time. With support for 5G and Xiaomi’s Ice Loop system, it doesn’t get hot even on heavy usage days. Its build and finishing are impressive, giving a premium feel and comfortable grip.

Display & Performance

This phone is built with an AMOLED screen that has a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, and resolution of 1.5K. It can reach brightness levels up to 3000 nits which makes it readable even in direct sunlight. Its screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 which ensures that it does not scratch easily or break when dropped accidentally. The quad-curved screen design provides a unique and immersive viewing experience.

The Xiaomi 14 CiVi comes with Snapdragon 8S Gen 3 processor that runs Android 14 using Xiaomi’s HyperOS under the hood. It has virtual RAM expandable by another 12GB RAM for a total of up to 512GB UFS4.0 storage space. A high score of about 14 lakhs obtained from Antutu benchmarking reflects its performance suitability for gamers among other demanding software.

Camera Features

Its rear part contains OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) enabled triple camera arrangement with Leica collaboration: It is the uniquely dual front cameras having the same resolution of around thirty two mega pixels each which allow for beautiful selfies in professional quality photoshoots as well as studio shots etc . Camera app offers different possibilities such as portrait mode in two versions – one with field lens set at twenty five millimeters (mm), other at fifty mm; panorama feature captures super wide angle images; there’s also an option called master cinema mode lets you make pro videos using your phone like filmmaker would do it himself; these Leica modes include Vibrant but Authentic can be chosen too if needed they improve pictures significantly instead some more settings like “Leica” vibrant- making them appear much livelier/”Leica” authentic – adding some authenticity into them.

Counting among some of its features is that the Xiaomi 14 CiVi has a triple rear camera with a 50MP main lens, which was co-engineered with Leica and also featured OIS. For unique images there are two front camera types having equal 32 megapixels each which are ideal for professional quality selfies and other great shots, but no standard modes are present. The camera app offers many shooting options like portrait mode using either 25mm or 50mm lenses; wide angle shot capability; up to 4x optical zoom (20x digital); and master cinema mode so you can make professional looking videos at home. Such things as “Leica Vibrant” or “Leica Authentic” allow using these two modes significantly improving image quality according to user needs while “’Vibrant Leica’- enhances photo colour vibrance greatly by increasing brightness/‘Authentic Leica’-amps up authenticity level visually due reduced saturation levels.

Battery Life and Other Features

With Snapdragon 8S Gen 3 processor, the device has a battery life of one to one point five days on a single charge with a massive 4700mAh battery. Obviously this is really impressive considering what the phone can actually do. Also, the Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on-board makes sure that you have elevated audio-visual experience.


The Xiaomi 14 CiVi which was made in collaboration with Leica gives you compelling high-end features at an affordable price tag. It’s known for excellent camera capabilities, performance, design and display therefore it can be appealing to various groups of people. This is great if you’re into gaming or photography or if you just like watching a lot of TV shows all day long as this phone will suit your needs perfectly. Stay tuned for our full review and check the video details below for pricing information and availability.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in