Xiaomi Essentials Review

Xiaomi Essentials Review

The new Xiaomi M365 Mi scooters are now available to buy in the UK, ready for Christmas.  Some might say the they are the most cost effective electric scooters on the market, they are certainly the most popular selling and value for money, you are certainly getting value and reliability from the Xiaomi range. There is a reason why they are then most popular selling electric scooters! Xiaomi have replaced their general M365 electric scooter however they have created two models to replace this. The Xiaomi Essential and the Xiaomi 1S. The Essential is the Mi M365 which as an upgraded dashboard, smaller and less powerful battery and it’s cheaper. The 1S is if you like, the old M365 with the upgraded dashboard and a slightly better battery. They both have new and stronger tyres which is a huge bonus as we all hate punctures!

Buy the Xiaomi M365 Essentials E-Scooter here.

The new models were resealed in April 2020, they launched the Xiaomi Essentials, 1S and Pro 2.

Xiaomi Mi 365 Essentials Electric Scooter:

The Xiaomi Essential Electric Scooter is a compact, lightweight and foldable e-scooter designed by Xiaomi MI. They are now manufactured by Ninebot, who also manufacture the Segway scooters. The Essential has the normal Xiaomi folding design,12 mile range, 12 mph top-speed, 12 kg weight and pneumatic tyres. It also has cruise control, front and rear lights, E-ABS brakes and a phone app.

The tyres on the Xiaomi are 8.5 inches and pneumatic. Air-filled tyres really do give you a smoother and more comfortable ride.

The scooter is light at 12kg and it’s very simple to use and fold. It feels very supportive and comfortable ti use, handle and stand on. The display shows you the speed, battery level and the riding mode. There are three riding modes: Sport, Pedestrian and normal and there is also a bell on the scooter which we love! There is also a LED light built into he scooter so you can see in the dark.

We have really enjoyed riding the Xiaomi M365 Essentials E-Scooter and it’s very easy to use.  The only issue we found when first riding the scooter was that you really do need a good old push, kick to get the scooter going, but once you get used to it you’ll be on your way! Accelerating and braking are easy and effective.

Our summary:

We love the Xiaomi Mi 365 Essentials E-Scooter, all in all for the price, it’s a bargain and an excellent choice if this is your first electric scooter. It’s not going to break the bank, it’s solid, made by a reputable manufacturer, has all the functions you need. It’s an excellent entry level scooter and if you’re looking for just that, then this is the scooter for you! We give it 5/5!


Xiaomi M365 Mi Essentials


  • Top speed of 12.4mph (20km)
  • Max range 12.4miles (20km)
  • Mi Home App Connection
  • 3 second fold system
  • Cruise Control feature
  • 12kg Frame Weight
  • Battery Capacity - 5100mAh / 187Wh
  • 250W Motor
  • 3.5hrs charging
  • 8.5" Pneumatic Tyres
  • Climbing Angle - 10%
  • IP Rating - IP45
  • Unfolded Dimensions - 108 x 43 x 114cm
  • Folded Dimensions - 108 x 43 x 49cm
  • Maximum User Weight - 100kg (15.7st)
  • Minimum Manufacturer Rider Age - 18years+