XIAOMI ESSENTIAL VS XIAOMI 1S VS XIAOMI PRO 2

COMPARING THE XIAOMI ESSENTIAL, XIAOMI MI 1S AND XIAOMI PRO 2

Written by Ed Wiles, Scootered Founder

Introduction

How do you decide between the Xiaomi Essential, Xiaomi 1S and the Xiaomi Pro 2? This brief guide will give you the details to help you choose between the new Xiaomi range, focusing on the few differences between the Xiaomi scooters.


Scroll down for full spec comparison

The Differences

The main difference between the Xiaomi Essential, Xiaomi 1S and Xiaomi Pro 2 is the battery. Basically, the battery gets larger from the Essential to the Pro 2, meaning it can cover a greater distance on a single charge (20 km, 30 km and 45 km respectively). It also means the Essential is the lighest and the Pro 2 the heaviest. The other consideration of a larger battery is the time needed to charge it. The Essential takes the least time to charge, whereas the Pro 2 takes about eight hours.


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All three scooters come with the dashboard from the original M365 Pro, meaning they offer a speedometer (alongside a few other symbols) as well as the battery indicator. The modes are the same across the scooters (and slightly different from previous versions). They all have "Normal", "Pedestrian" and "Sport" modes, but the top of the Normal and Sport mode is less on the Essential (see below). The Essential's handlebars also differ, inasumuch as they are foam instead of thermoplastic rubber.


Pro 2

As mentioned, there is also a difference in the top speed of the scooters. The Essential has a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph), whereas the 1S and Pro 2 have a top speed of 25 km/h (16 mph). As with the M365 Pro, the Pro 2 also has red trim on the front wheel. However, it is differentiated from the M365 Pro by the yellow reflectors, which are also found on the Essential and 1S (there has been confusion over whether the 1S will sport yellow because the original Chinese version of the Xiaomi 1S kept the red).


FULL SPEC COMPARISON TABLE BETWEEN XIAOMI ESENTIAL, 1S & PRO 2


Essential 1S Pro 2
Size - Unfolded 108 x 43 x 114 cm 108 x 43 x 114 cm 113 x 43 x 118 cm
Size - Folded 108 x 43 x 49 cm 108 x 43 x 49 cm 113 x 43 x 49 cm
Weight 12 kg 12.5 kg 14.2 kg
Output 250 watts (500W max) 250 watts (500W max) 300 watts (600W max)
Range 20 km (12 miles) 30 km (18 miles) 45 km (28 miles)
Top Speed 20 km/h (12 mph) 25km/h (16 mph) 25km/h (16 mph)
Tyres Inflated Inflated Inflated
Shock Absorbers No No No
Front Brake E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk
Rear Brake Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical
Max Climbing Angle 10%

14%

20%
Waterproof IP 54: splash resistant IP 54: splash resistant IP 54: splash resistant
Display Battery/Mode Battery/Mode/
Speed/Other
Battery/Mode/
Speed/Other
Riding Modes 3 3 3
Headlight 1.1W 1.1W 1.1W
Charge Time 4 hours 5 hours 8 hours