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Xiaomi Stand Fan Test - Mi Smart Fan

by 17. September 2019

With the Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan joins another household Gadget in the huge range of the electronics giant Xiaomi. Whether the smart stand fan is actually so cool or just hot air, you will find out in this test.

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Manufacturer/Model

Xiaomi

Product

Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan

Specifications

Ventilation
Stages: 4
Engine: Brushless
Operating volume: under 56 dB

Battery and power consumption
Battery Capacity: 2800 mAh (33.6Wh)
Battery charge time: ~ 2 1 / 2 hours
Battery life:
* Level 1: ~ 16 hours
* Level 2: ~ 13 hours
* Level 3: ~ 10 hours
* Level 4: ~ 6 hours

Voltage: 220V
Mains frequency: 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption: 36W

General
App Control: Mi Home App
WiFi: 802.11 b / g / n

Size: 34 x 33 x 92 cm
Weight: 3.74 kg

First impression of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Fan

Update 01. July 2019

Summer is approaching and Xiaomi also introduces 2019, a new fan. The model 2019 listens to the name "Xiaomi MIJIA 1X" and has fallen significantly compared to its predecessors in the price. Functionally, the MIJIA fan differs only slightly from its predecessors. What is omitted is the battery!

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Update 18. June 2018

After Xiaomi surprised us last year with the whisper-quiet stand fan, this year's is a few weeks ago New edition of the fan appeared. Of the Xiaomi MIJIA fan promises an effective ventilation system with quiet engine, AI voice control and cordless battery operation. As a Xiaomi Smart Home device, the fan is controlled via the Mi Home app. Further information can be found on the following product page.

To the Xiaomi MIJIA fan

Scope of delivery and assembly

A stand fan for just 160 € is anything but cheap. Accordingly, my expectations for the Xiaomi Mi Smart Ventilator were very high. The fan is well packed in total 9 items delivered. That for the assembly required tool is included and surprised by an extremely high quality. The manual is Xiaomi typical in Chinese. Due to the comprehensible illustration of the individual steps, the assembly is, however, very understandable even without knowledge of Chinese.

Design and workmanship

In my search for comparable floor fans, which are also in a similar price range, I have actually come across a model that looks similar to the Xiaomi pedestal fan confused. Of the Balmuda GreenFan The Japanese company Balmuda costs almost double the Xiaomi fan with 300 € and also offers similar functions. Already 2014 has sued Balmuda against Xiaomi, because the "Xiaomi Air Purifier" was similar to the "Balmuda Air Purifier" confusingly similar. Is the Xiaomi Smart Fan just a cheap copy of the much more expensive Balmuda standing fan?

At least at first glance one could conclude. Visually, the Xiaomi fan impresses with its modern design with matt-white base, the anodized connecting rod and the visible propeller. The dimensions are 34 x 33 x 92 cm, with a weight of 3.74 kg. The processing of the entire fan is astrein and meets the high price.

Commissioning and app control

The Xiaomi fan can be used in the battery or directly over the Steckdose, However, since it is a product for the Chinese market, it is included Power cable only with a NEMA-1 connector fitted. However, the cable is removable and can be replaced with an 2-pole power cable with EU plug.

Commissioning is simple. Insert the plug in and switch it on via the switch on the motor. Four green LEDs on the engine and four LEDs on the aluminum bar indicate the four possible operating levels. The operating levels can be changed via the multifunctional switch-on button. If you have connected the fan via the power cord, is simultaneously the replaceable 2800 mAh large battery charged.

Mi Home App

The smart control of the Xiaomi standing fan is done via the "Mi Home App", This app is meanwhile the control center for all Xiaomi household gadgets. The app is available directly from Google PlayStore or Apple AppStore. The Language of the user interface can not be in German, but on English change.

A connection between the app and the fan is over WiFi manufactured. For this purpose, the floor fan with a 2.4 GHz WiFi Module (802.11 b / g / n) fitted. The user interface of the app is clearly structured. On the home screen you get Information on the current room temperature, which is measured by a temperature sensor of the fan. About the app can also be between the 4 operating stages and you can even steplessly change the ventilation strength. Within the settings it is possible to enter automatic shutdown after operating time or a Shut down by time to program. A motorized swivel function allows to rotate the fan horizontally by 120 °. Unfortunately, vertical inclinations can only be done manually and are not motorized.

Another feature of the app or the fan is the possibility of Simulation of a natural wind, Based on an algorithm, an arbitrary air flow is generated.

field test

The last week of May was perfect for the practice test of the Xiaomi standing fan. With outdoor temperatures above 30 ° C, which also properly heated up my attic in the attic, the fan ran around the clock.

ventilation levels

At Level 1 The fan creates a gentle breeze, which was sufficient at a distance of about one meter to work comfortably in the 28 ° C attic. The ventilation is so quiet that the fan running at level 1 is not audible even at night and you could easily sleep next to it.

At Level 2 A twice as strong air flow is generated, which clearly noticeably passes the skin at one meter distance. Even at this level, the fan is still working so quietly that it goes down at normal room volume. In the quiet room, the device makes itself felt only by a very low buzzing.

At Level 3 the airflow increases again significantly. By activating the motorized rotation, the fan is already able to ventilate at this stage by a smaller space section. The volume produced is still pleasant to work with, although the volume has increased significantly compared to the 1 and 2 levels.

At Level 4 The Xiaomi Smart Fan generates a very strong airflow, which can be uncomfortable if the distance is too short. Instead, 4 is great for ventilating a larger area of ​​space. The volume also increases significantly and can be compared to a conventional floor fan from the supermarket.

Battery life and power consumption

The battery life is very different and depend on how you switch through the tap program, the app has actively connected and whether the rotation function is activated. With off rotary function and also more permanent Level 1 The Xiaomi floor fan reached one Running time of 16 hours, On Level 2 were 13 hours possible, up Level 3 or 10 hours and also Level 4 was reduced Runtime on 6 hours, With active spin function, there are runtime differences of about two hours. The charging time of the battery is 2 ½ hours.

In the cable network is the power consumption 8.76 watt in standby, On Level 1 is the consumption at 10.95 Watt, If you additionally activate the rotation function, the consumption increases 13.14 Watt, Consumption up Level 2 is 13.08 Watt, on Level 3 at 15.33 Watt and on Level 4 at 22 Watt.

Unfortunately, the Xiaomi fan can not be completely switched off, so that it is constantly in standby. Also, the WiFi of the device can not be disabled. Especially if one does not use the app control, the power consumption could be further reduced by deactivating the WiFi.

Price Comparison

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Final Words

Positive

►Design
►A strict processing
►Simple app control
►Specific ventilation strength
► Low operating volume
►Long lasting battery life
►Low energy consumption

Negative

►Very high price
►No motorized tilt
►Stable standby
►WiFi can not be switched off

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Summary

The Xiaomi standing fan is actually a smart gadget with lots of gadgets. Who does not shy away from the very high price, receives a really outstanding processed floor fan with very good ventilation, a barely audible operating volume and a long battery life. Point deductions are mainly in power consumption. Although this is already much lower, as with some a supermarket fan, but a lower consumption in standby, as well as the ability to turn off the WiFi, have been desirable.

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Erik
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The battery operation sounds tempting but 160 € for a fan, no thanks: D.

Namonai
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Namonai

What does the soundscape look like when the swivel function is on? Then crack something or are other, disturbing noises audible?

Still happy with the fan?

Mark Ulrich
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Mark Ulrich

The test coincides with my first impression. Here is my impression, as I have just posted on Facebook: so, the Xiaomi "silent" fan is here. Gorm von Wickie would say, "I'm delighted" ???? The app "mihome" is set up quickly. I particularly like the stepless slider for speed control. The app on the smartphone replaces such a remote control. The most important: the volume. I'm in the office and have to verify it later in the night in the quieter bedroom, but I have the impression that he keeps up with Solis 753 / Balmuda Greenfan. Unlike my two returned Balmuda makes the engine no noise. Depending on the speed, you really only hear the wind, not the engine. Until finely tuned to 2's 4 level, virtually inaudible, the breeze just like Solis's just right for sleeping when you place it at the foot of the bed. More will quickly become too cool.... Continue reading "

Mark Ulrich
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Mark Ulrich

Complement: the Klarstein Silent Storm actually plays in the same league. He is much bigger. If you like it filigree, you should take the Xiaomi. If the price is the most important (and service like easy return), the Klarstein is better. Reviews about him on Amazon.

Judith Liesen
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Judith Liesen

Hi all,
In advertising / other reviews, the Greenfan always emphasizes that the wind distribution is totally enjoyable. Since I am very sensitive in this regard, that would be my main criterion. Can the other two devices do the same, or is that just nonsense with sauce anyway? Thank you for the answers

Frank V.
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Frank V.

Have the (new?) Model with 4 control buttons directly on the device. Everything works fine, but I do not get connected to the fan at the end. The WLAN of the fan is visible and I can also connect. The MI Home App will not find the fan. All permissions have been granted. Nothing to do. There is no fan listed under "Add manually". Strangely, the fan is also found under Bluetooth, but a pairing fails with meaningless error. what am I doing wrong here? The manual is not helpful even in English, you will not find anything on the internet. In addition, the MI Home App on my Honor 8 does not look like it does in any video or other website ... WTF? Help ????

Frank V.
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Frank V.

Have it done. I had to switch to the region "China Mainland" in the MI Home app. Then finding the fan also worked. After that, I was able to withdraw all rights from the app. Maybe it helps someone with the same problem ... ????

David
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David

Is there a new model or is there an update for language support via Alexa / Google Assistant / Siri Shortcuts?

And now you can negotiate a nice offer with Gerbest to match the temperatures 😉

floo
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floo

I read somewhere that Alexa and Google Assistant are also supported. Can an owner confirm this?

Gregor
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Gregor

Hallo,

Does the fan really consume about 9 watts in standby? That's too much. Can someone confirm that again please. Unfortunately for me would be an exclusion criterion. Otherwise he likes me very much.

Thank you Gregory