Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES2

Xiaomi and Segway make two of the most popular electric scooters for adults. We have an in-depth look at 2 of their most popular models, the Xiaomi Mi vs the Segway ES2 – which is the best for you?

 

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES2– Specifications

 

 Xiaomi Mi Electric ScooterSegway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter
Xiaomi Mi Electric ScooterSegway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter
Unit Weight26.9lbs27.6lbs
Maximum Speed15.5 mph15.5 mph
Maximum Range19.6 miles15.5 miles
Maximum Climbing Slope (Hill Grade)14%10%
Nominal Power250 W300 W
Maximum Power500 W700 W
Battery TechnologyLi-ionLi-ion
Nominal Battery Capacity280 Wh187 Wh
Maximum Charging Time5 hours3.5 Hours
Recommended Age & Required Height14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
Portability3 steps easy fold systemOne click folding system
Maximum Weight Load220lbs220lbs
SafetyMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking systemMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking system
FeaturesLED display
Bluetooth capabilities
Cruise control
Mobile app connectivity
8.5" tires
LED display
Bluetooth capabilities
Customizable ambient light colors
Cruise control
Mobile app connectivity
IP54 Water-Resistant
8"(F)/7.5"(R) Non-Pneumatic Tires
WarrantyOne yearOne-year or 180-day warranty for different parts
CostCheck PriceCheck Price

 

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES2– Similarities

 

Both electric scooters have the same maximum speed

  • The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 both have a maximum speed of 15.5mph.

Both have the same portability

  • Both electric scooters can easily be folded for portability and storage.

Both have the same maximum weight

  • The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 both have a maximum weight load of 220lbs.

Both electric scooters have the same braking system

  • Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 offer a mechanical and electrical anti-lock braking system for braking safety.

Both have the same battery type

  • The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 use a more modern Li-ion battery.

Both offer similar warranty length

  • While both electric scooters offer a one-year warranty, the Segway ES2 has a 180-day warranty for different parts.

 

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES2– Differences

 

The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 have different weights

  • The Xiaomi Mi is slightly lighter at 26.9lbs than the Segway ES2 at 27.6lbs.

Both have a different maximum range

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a maximum range of 18.6 miles, while the Segway ES2 is at 15.5 miles. However, manufacturers have different testing criteria for their quoted maximum range. A better way to compare the real-world range is to check the battery capacity and motor power.

Both electric scooters differ in maximum climbing slope

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a maximum climbing slope of 14%, while the Segway ES2 is at 10%. Again, it is important to note that manufacturers may have a different criterion for testing the hill grade and may differ during actual experience depending on various factors such as the user’s weight and terrain of the testing slope.

Both have a different nominal power rating

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a nominal power of 250 watts, while the Segway ES2 is at 300 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different maximum power

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a maximum power of 500 watts while the Segway ES2 is at 700 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different nominal battery capacity

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a nominal battery capacity of 280 watt-hours while the Segway ES2 is at 187 watt-hours.

Both electric scooters have slightly different charging times

  • The Xiaomi Mi takes 5 hours, while the Segway ES2 takes only 3.5 hours for the battery to be fully charged.

Although both electric scooters have the same recommended height, they differ slightly when it comes to the recommended age.

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a recommended age of 16 years and above, while the Segway ES2 has a recommended age of 14 years and above. Both with a required height of at least 3’11 to 6’6.

The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 offer different features

  • The Xiaomi Mi features an easy to read LED display, Bluetooth capabilities, Cruise control, and Mobile app connectivity. It also has a built-in LED headlight with red blinking taillights. It also has an IP54 water-resistant rating and 8.5-inch tires.
  • The Segway ES2 has an easy to read LED display, Bluetooth capabilities, customizable ambient and rear light colors, Cruise control, Mobile app connectivity, and a built-in headlight. Aside from that, it has an IP54 water-resistant rating with an 8-inch front and 7.5-inch rear non-pneumatic tires.

 

Conclusion

Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES2 electric scooters offer the primary function of a scooter—taking you to places with ease. However, the final choice will depend mostly on your individual preferences.

These are the following notable differences:

  • The Segway ES2 offers a customizable option for ambient and rear lights that is not available for the Xiaomi Mi.

Though it is just a small difference, it is still worth mentioning that the Segway ES2 has a shorter maximum charging time of 3.5 hours compared to the 5 hours of Xiaomi Mi.