Xiaomi technology recently released an international version of the Xiaomi Yi action camera: US version and EU version. Both version are available in white and black color. At the same time, Xiaomi will ban APP service of Chinese version in the overseas, which means that if you purchase Yi action camera of Chinese version. It is most likely to be your “toy”. Obviously that Xiaomi is to promote its international version. Thus, Let’s have a look at what changes they make.
As we all know that the Chinese version of Yi action camera can only connect Chinese App. If Xiaomi bans overseas APP service, then what can the users do? The answer maybe is to buy an international one. APP of the international version with multi languages applies to global users.
The international version of Yi action camera has passed CE and FCC certifications. In addition, the US version has passed CRUUS certification and the EU version passing KC certification. Comparing to this, the original Chinese version only passed CE certification.
Chinese Version features a 960mAh battery ( from Panasonic)
International Version features 990mAh battery( from Sony)
The batter life of international version is longer the Chinese version. What is more, the backdoor of the battery housing (international version) is covered with an aluminum alloy sheet. Its heat dissipation is better than plastic cover( Chinese version).
The original Chinese version connects APP, the speed maybe be very slow. However, the international version promotes its user’s experience and update its speed.
From the above, we know the international version indeed make different changes including its package, user manual, appearance and so on. Here we are not going to go through more examples. The standard of international version is $80.99. Although its price is more expensive that the Chinese version, it’s better and more valuable. Kindly remind that if you buy the Chinese version, you can’t use it.
The international Yi Action Camera is from authorized the following retailers, if you are interested, you can buy here.