It is known that Xiaomi has stability in the mobile market when it comes to cost-effective cell phones, but the amount of options is gigantic. Therefore, finding options from the Chinese giant to play Fortnite is not an easy task as it seems, but Canaltech will help you.
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Although Fortnite is currently out of the Play Store (Android) and App Store (Apple) platforms, Epic Games continues to make the game available independently for those who have cell phones with the Google system to enjoy.
As a result, the fact that Xiaomi has a vast portfolio of smartphones — when adding the launches of the brand and its subsidiaries — makes it possible to categorize options to enjoy Fortnite at different price levels and configurations.
After all, what is the best Xiaomi phone to play Fortnite? Find the answer throughout the text.
The installation process requires attention
Before installing Fortnite, pay attention to some details that make all the difference when carrying out the process. The first concerns the installer — APK — of the game. It is recommended to download the version made available by Epic Games on their official website.
In this way, the user is protected from possible installers infected with malware that could usurp sensitive data from the cell phone. Also, you need to check the version of MIUI that is present on the smartphone.
That’s because the generation of the interface directly impacts Fortnite’s installation mode. On phones that have MIUI 13, when you click on the APK, it goes through an unzipping process that displays the entire source code of the game.
To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to open the installer directly from the “Downloads” menu present in the file manager of your Xiaomi mobile. For models that are still on MIUI 12.5, when you click on the APK, the installation takes place automatically. It is worth remembering that, in both situations, it is necessary to authorize third-party apps.
In addition, there are some cell phones that display the message that they are not officially compatible. However, it is that the registration and identification of all Xiaomi smartphones takes time on the part of Epic Games, but the download is done without problems.
Best Xiaomi phone to play Fortnite
Considering the options of Chinese cell phones that have already passed through the Canaltech test bench, the mi 12 is the best alternative for those who play Fortnite. The device has the latest in hardware for smartphones announced in the first quarter of 2022.
That’s because the device has the Qualcomm platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. And this chipset allows the player to enjoy the greatest possible fluidity within the animated environment of the game. In addition, the 120 Hz AMOLED screen helps to improve the visibility of characters’ movements.
Within the game, it is possible to configure the Xiaomi 12 in ‘Epic’ graphic quality, and it manages to run the title without presenting any crash. And to top it off, Fortnite can be played at a constant rate of 60 fps.
- Xiaomi 12 on offer
Best cheap Xiaomi phone to play Fortnite
Redmi Note 11S
The Redmi Note 11s is the cheapest version of Xiaomi to be able to run Fortnite. Despite being one of the lowest priced models in this company’s line, the device is considered the gamer version of this family of intermediaries.
With this, the device is better prepared to deal with the graphic and performance demands imposed by the Epic Games title. The fact that it has the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset allows the model’s performance to be pleasant in this title.
However, even so, the Redmi Note 11S is not able to run Fortnite at a graphics quality above ‘Average’. It is important to note that this happens by decision of Epic that locks the device configuration in this option as maximum level.
- Redmi Note 11S on offer
Best cheap phone with 5G from Xiaomi to play Fortnite
Poco X4 Pro 5G
The Poco x4 pro is Xiaomi’s cheapest 5G phone capable of running Fortnite. This device is the upgrade of a predecessor that is still highly sought after by users who enjoy mobile games, the Poco X3 Pro.
However, some hardware tweaks by Xiaomi affected its overall performance to the point where it is no faster than the 2021 model.
In any case, it has interesting upgrades such as the 120 Hz AMOLED screen that helps with navigability and also enhances the visual experience of the game. However, with the Snapdragon 695 5G chip, Fortnite only has the ‘Medium’ option as its maximum setting.
- Poco X4 Pro 5G on offer
Best Xiaomi mid-range phone to play Fortnite
Redmi Note 11 Pro+
Considering the “simplest” cell phones in the line, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is the best premium intermediary to play Fortnite. The 120 Hz Super AMOLED screen helps in the most attractive visualization of the game environments.
Its performance with the MediaTek Dimensity 920 platform provides the player with the pleasant performance to spend hours playing without worrying about crashes. On the other hand, there are some settings that are not active for this smartphone.
Among them is the graphics quality, as Epic Games only allows the adjustment in the Fortnite video setting on mobile to reach the ‘Medium’ level. However, that doesn’t stop the game from running constantly at 30 fps.
- Redmi Note 11 Pro+ on offer
Best Xiaomi gaming phone to play Fortnite
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
As a gaming device, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best options for playing Fortnite. However, it should be noted that the fact that it is categorized in this way does not make it better than the Xiaomi 12.
The device was launched in early 2021, and, as a result, has configurations equivalent to the tops of the line at that time. That’s why it has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 platform.
Even though it is a robust chipset, the constant updates of the Epic Games title make some graphical adjustments necessary to run the game smoothly. That’s because Shark 4 Pro runs on ‘Epic’ in a limited way, with crashes and sudden drops of frames.
Therefore, for the Black Shark 4 Pro to do well in the game, it is necessary to keep it at ‘Medium’ or ‘High’. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the way of playing, as the mobile triggers do not work correctly in the title. And the battery is another negative highlight, because this gamer cell phone can’t handle many hours of gameplay.
- Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro on offer