Mi 165Hz Fast IPS Monitor 24.5″ In-Depth Review – Xiaomi Best Budget Gaming Monitor?

165Hz refresh rate, 2ms response time, DisplayHDR 400, 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible aka AMD FreeSync and so on… Enjoy these wonderful features on the latest Mi 165Hz Fast IPS Monitor 24.5” by Xiaomi. Great for gaming, office and movie? Let’s find out together…

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Package Content & Design
Outstanding build quality for the price. Immersive design with narrow bezel. Compact and slim too. It is loaded with 24.5” IPS panel with matte screen surface by the way. 75 x 75 mm VESA mounting support with the screws provided. It comes with 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Just close it with magnetic cable-management cover in the end. Mi Monitor is loaded with highly adjustable stand. You can swivel it. Adjust the height to match your requirements. And rotate it for portrait mode. Of course, you can also tilt it. A quality monitor from Xiaomi indeed. As for accessories, here is the power adapter with US plug. Worldwide support with 36W output. HDMI cable for video and audio connection. Mi Monitor colour calibration factory report. Yes, each monitor is pre-calibrated for you already. Lastly, user manual in both Chinese and English. As usual, take your time to go through it.

Performance Result
The viewing angle is excellent for an IPS panel. Rest assures that you are getting the best out of it on the normal viewing angle. Colours and brightness are reduced at an extreme angle. But this is expected. Backlight bleed is decent for an IPS panel. You won’t notice it at all during the day.

Image quality and colours are outstanding for the price. Contrast is excellent as well. Crisp and vivid colours are what you get. Based on specs, it has 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Perfect for gaming including home entertainment and office. Yes, you can use it for video and photo editing as well. For technical, it does perform as claimed and having 82% Adobe RGB. Here is the sRGB colour gamut coverage in detail. By the way, I am using standard profile instead of sRGB due to poorly factory calibration.

Mi Monitor is VESA certified DisplayHDR 400. But it is just barely passed with 320 nits maximum brightness. HDR mode is working properly but won’t be as attractive as those monitors with higher brightness. Do take note…

Alright, check out the text performance for office work. Clear and sharp for 24.5” Full HD monitor. It’s a pleasure to use it for extended viewing period. Have a closer look at the pixel performance. It is decent and does the job well. If you feel the monitor DPI is too low, just pick the larger model will do. 27” Mi Monitor comes with 1440p resolution with higher DPI.

As you can see, 165Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colour depth and HDR are supported. A lot of refresh rates to choose except for 24Hz. Movie lovers, do take note.

Alright, the best part is always the last one. Mi Monitor is loaded with a native 165Hz panel. No frame skip as you can see. In addition, you won’t notice input lag during gameplay at all. Yes, it is performing very well in the input lag test.

Perfectly smooth 165Hz is what you get. Excellent gaming experience I must say. You can’t go back to 60Hz any more once getting used to 165Hz. Ball movement in pinball game is extremely smooth. Other types of games are performing very well too.


  • Outstanding image quality & colours
  • 100% sRGB & 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
  • Native 165Hz panel
  • G-SYNC Compatible / FreeSync support
  • DisplayHDR 400 support
  • Outstanding build quality
  • Suitable for gaming, movie and office


  • Poorly factory calibration
  • No 24Hz support

Well, that’s all for Mi 165Hz Fast IPS Monitor 24.5” review. In short, it has outstanding image quality and colours for the price. Perfect for gaming with ultra-fast response time. By the way, you can also consider the 27” model if your GPU has enough horsepower. Wait no more and get yours at Banggood now (discount coupon – BGSAXM24). Or 27″ model with 1440p.


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