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2022 seemed to be a more anonymous year than 2021 for Xiaomi — a year in which it briefly passed Samsung for the top spot. A year later, the company sunk back to third place behind Apple and Samsung as the industry endured historic lows.

It wasn’t necessarily because Xiaomi didn’t have any standout phones. The Redmi Note 11 is arguably the best sub-$300 phone on the market right now, while the (sadly) China-only Xiaomi 12S Ultra brings a huge one-inch primary camera sensor. We also got one of the year’s better gaming phones in the Poco F4 GT, while the standard Poco F4 was a well-rounded mid-ranger.