It’s not a good price for the Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro, but the range is being thinned out and there are virtually no offers for the smart standing fans from Xiaomi and Smartmi. The second best fan, the Xiaomi Mi Fan Pro, is currently available for €119 from Galaxus with an acceptable delivery time. In this weather I would pay the surcharge, no model can currently match the prices of recent years.
If you want to know how the Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro performs in our big Xiaomi fan comparison, watch our overview video on our YouTube channel.
Stylish, smart and almost silent. The smart pedestal fans from Xiaomi are rightly very popular, but difficult to get hold of, especially in the summer months. Xiaomi’s (official) fan lineup currently consists of three fans: the Mi Fan 2 Lite, the Mi Fan 2 and the Mi Fan Pro. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro even offers a battery and a new charging station. Is the most expensive also the best?
Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro Review, Specs & Price
- Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro pedestal fan
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Keeping track of the various smart pedestal fans from the Xiaomi ecosystem is not that easy. There are currently three models in Germany: the Xiaomi Mi Fan 2 Lite (formerly Mi Fan 1C), the Mi Fan 2 and the Mi Fan Pro. Some of these are similar to the Smartmi models, but differ, for example, in the color of the fan rod, the logo and the controls on the fan. You can find the most important differences between the individual models in the Xiaomi fan overview.
Scope of delivery & construction
In contrast to the Xiaomi Mi Fan 2 pedestal fan, the box of the Pro version is again slightly larger. That’s because it’s not height-adjustable, so the pole doesn’t consist of two parts that can be stowed more compactly. The scope of delivery includes the motor including the fan rod, the base (base), the POGO charging station, the protective cage, the rotor blade and the attachment for the rotor blade. There is also a screw, hexagonal wrench and the operating instructions.
The structure is therefore reminiscent of the Smartmi models, since the fan rod does not have to be plugged together. The rod is placed on the base, then you can insert the screw from below and tighten it with the Allen key. This gives the Mi Fan Pro a better footing than the Mi Fan 2, which is slightly wobbly. The back of the guard goes onto the motor, then the white mounting washer, the rotor blade and then the “nut” tighten. Finally, just attach the front and the Pro-Fan is ready for use.
It is difficult to distinguish the Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan Pro from the other models from Xiaomi. You stay with the simple but chic white design of the pedestal fan. Like the Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 1C, the cheapest model, the Pro version is equipped with a white bar, the Smartmi models use the aluminum look here. The fan is 94 cm high, which makes it slightly smaller than the Smartmi Standing Fan 2. The Mijia logo on the middle of the rotor blade is also an indicator to distinguish it, the Smartmi models have the Smartmi lettering there.
In contrast to the Xiaomi standing fan 1C, the Standing Fan Pro cannot be adjusted in height. With this one you can simply omit part of the two-part rod to reach a height of 66 cm. This is not possible with the Pro version, which is probably due to the integrated battery. The 3.2 kg fan should integrate well into most living spaces. However, this applies to all Xiaomi fans. Since it is a Pro model, I would have been happy, similar to the Smartmi 3, to have a unique selling point such as a status display or something similar.
It is somewhat surprising that the Pro version is equipped with the “old” rotor blade. The Mi Fan 2 works with a 5+7 rotor blade, the Mi Fan Pro with the “old” rotor blade with seven blades. In practice, however, there is no significant difference.
Performance of the Xiaomi Mi Fan Pro
There are many similarities between the Smartmi fans and the Xiaomi Stand Fan Pro. In contrast to the cheap 1C, these three are all equipped with a direct current (DC) motor. On the one hand, this motor ensures a significantly lower power consumption of 24W and, on the other hand, quieter operation. With 24W, the consumption is 1W lower than that of the Smartmi 3. The fact that this is generally higher than, for example, the Mi Fan 2 (15W) is probably due to the integrated battery, which also has to be charged.
Apparently, at 26 dB instead of 28 dB, it is even slightly quieter than the Smartmi Standing Fan 2, which is described as whisper-quiet in our test. Of course, this value can only be achieved in theory. In practice, however, the volume is still below 50 dB, so that you can hardly hear anything at level 2 at night. This is particularly pleasant when sleeping. If you select at least level 3 (from around 50), the volume can no longer be ignored, but it should still disappear in the background. At full level, however, the Mi Fan Pro is simply loud.
In addition, the oscillation angle has improved, now up to 140° is possible, while the Smartmi Standing Fan 3 only supports 120°. Thanks to the seven rotors, the fan can ensure a pleasant breeze in the apartment. For me personally, the cooling effect is absolutely sufficient, especially in midsummer, the fan can even cool down guests in a medium-sized living room.
Operating the Xiaomi Mi Fan Pro
In contrast to the Smartmi Standing Fan 3, the Xiaomi Mi Standing Fan Pro cannot be controlled with a Bluetooth remote control . This is not included in the scope of delivery. This leaves only the operation of the fan itself and via the app.
Operation on the fan
The Xiaomi fans are equipped with significantly more buttons than the smart fans from Smartmi. There are four function buttons on top of the motor: power button, mode/nature mode button, oscillation and timer button. There are also six status LEDs: four for the intensity, one for the WiFi connection and one for the nature mode. With the Smartmi Standing Fan 3, these status LEDs are located, for example, in the fan rod. But it’s cool that you can also control the timer yourself via the fan. Each status LED stands for one hour.
Operation via app
The real highlight of the Xiaomi fans is the app integration. However, this is already the case with the cheapest fan, the Mi Fan 2 Lite, and is therefore not a unique selling point for the pro fan. Integrating via mobile phone is as easy as usual. The Mi Home app is required for this. Simply add the device there using the “+”, enter the WiFi password and you can configure the device. We use the device via the German server.
The intensity can be adjusted via the Mi Home app. There are 100 speed levels , roughly divided into four levels. Not only that, the Xiaomi fans also support automations, a timer, voice control via the app and a nature mode in which the fan imitates natural wind. We also recommend turning off the LEDs and disabling the notification sound.
The control via app works reliably and quickly. However, the range of functions is the same as that of the Mi Fan 2, and we would have wished for a unique selling point from a Pro version. The Smartmi Standing Fan 3 also has an integrated temperature and humidity sensor, which can also be used for automation, for example.
Xiaomi Mi Fan Pro with battery & new charging station
The special feature is of course the battery of the Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan Pro. Like the Smartmi Standing Fan 2S, the standing fan is equipped with a 2,800 mAh battery. This means that it can be used wirelessly for up to 20 hours and is therefore particularly portable. You can theoretically even put it on the balcony or in the garden if it is particularly hot. However, the battery only lasts 20 hours at level one , as soon as the intensity increases, the runtime shrinks accordingly. But even with the maximum setting, a good four hours of battery life are still possible.
However, Xiaomi again does without a battery indicator in the app, which is extremely unfortunate. There is a status LED for the battery in the base, but this is just as vague as with the Smartmi Fan 3. It lights up red when charging and then indicates the status in green, yellow or red.
POGO charging station
The POGO charging station, on which the fan is placed, is new. With the Smartmi, a removable IEC connector is used for this. So you only have to place the fan on the charging station and not connect the cable. At 1.60 m, the cable is just as long as the cable of the Mi Fan 2 or the Smartmi fans. However, the power supply is a bit larger, so it tends to take up two spaces in a socket strip, but of course it is equipped with an EU plug.
In practice, the POGO charging station proves to be quite practical. Because it’s magnetic, the charger automatically snaps into place, which almost always works. However, you either have to put your foot on the cable so that the charging station stays in place. However, the charging station comes loose when the cable is under tension, but then slips in position accordingly.
The Xiaomi Mi Fan Pro is Xiaomi’s most expensive fan and actually competes with the Smartmi Standing Fan 3, Smartmi’s top model. In contrast to the Fan 2, it is mainly characterized by the battery, but the POGO charging station is also a unique selling point. But you also do without the adjustability of the height. The battery is probably the biggest difference to the Mi Fan 2. Otherwise the range of functions is identical.
Xiaomi has to put up with the comparison to Smartmi. And if a battery is important to you, you can also use the Smartmi 2S, which is often a little cheaper. For me personally, the Smartmi Standing Fan 3 wins the race. Both are about the same price, but Smartmi still delivers an extra BT remote control, a better status display and the integrated air & humidity sensor. And I doubt the POGO charging station is the reason most buy it. The Mi Fan 2 is the best value for money, the Smartmi Standing Fan 3 is the best of the fans and the Mi Fan Pro is somewhere in between.
In summer, the fans are always sold out quickly. I use the Smartmi Standing Fan 2 and don’t regret a cent in the summer. Do you already have one. Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro Review video below: