Apple offers iCloud, Google provides storage services, and Xiaomi has Xiaomi Cloud. This is a relatively unknown alternative since it necessitates the establishment of a Mi account. It is possible to “jump” this step and use Xiaomi Cloud in a few seconds by signing in with your existing Mi account.
This is Xiaomi Cloud
Xiaomi Cloud is a Xiaomi service that comes standard when you buy a Xiaomi phone. In this case, a Xiaomi account is required to log in, but for some time now we can log in with the Google account, so you do not need to enter any additional data.
Xiaomi Cloud is the “iCloud” of Xiaomi. It gives us an extra 5GB to have online storage, but we can move to paid plans to expand it.
This is a cloud-based software, so we have access to external memory as well as the internal memory of our phone. That is, if you’re short on memory, Xiaomi Cloud is a great option to expand your storage. Like iCloud, 5GB is offered as a base, if we want to increase the figure, we have to go up to the payment plans.
The Xiaomi Cloud does not finish there, however. It also allows you to store files online. We can back up our data, recover our phone if we’ve misplaced it, establish an online trash folder where the files are kept for 30 days, and synchronize the system apps’ data.
Xiaomi Cloud: Pricing
As does the competition, Xiaomi has its payment plans with Xiaomi Cloud. In this case, the cheapest plan starts from about $12 at the exchange rate, quite an interesting figure to expand by up to 50GB our total internal storage.
- 50GB extra: Premium rate and costs 98 HKD, about $12 per year at the exchange rate.
- 200GB extra: Mega tariff and costs 318 HKD, about $40 per year at the exchange rate.
- 1TB extra: Ultra tariff and costs 948 HKD, about $121 per year at the exchange rate.