XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer - a pity that it does not work

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer

At the beginning of February, I introduced the new Xiaomi product, a portable one a photo printer. Two weeks ago I found a good offer and decided to buy. Today, the courier has reached me with several shipments, among them was the Xiaomi XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the product.

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer

In the afternoon I took to unpacking the new package. The cardboard part in the middle was ragged, torn. I do not know how it happened, the printer was pre-packed with a transparent foil.

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer
XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer

In the middle except the printer there is also a micro USB cable for charging and a showy manual. In the set there is no charger, we need to connect the cable to the charger from the phone or directly to the USB port on the laptop.

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer

Despite the damage to the box, the device itself seems intact. On the front there is the XPRINT logo. The left side contains a button for switching on the printer and a diode informing about the status of the bluetooth connection. One of the short sides has a hole through which the photos come out, on the opposite side there is a button for reset and a micro-USB port for charging.

XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer
Printer for Xiaomi photos
Photo printer xiaomi

There is a paper pocket on the right side. Included with the XPRINT Pocket Photo Printer comes one package of paper.

photographic paper
photographic paper

..and a big flap

The product is unpacked, it's time to go to the most important one, print the first photo. I scanned the QR code from the user manual and downloaded Android apps after a while also on iOS. The application is called xprint. Unfortunately, both systems are in Chinese, after clicking 3x, my next step was verification based on SMS. To use the printer, I need to verify my account via SMS. Unfortunately, there are only Chinese area codes to choose from, you can not select + 48 to receive an SMS. I also checked on the android system, the situation looks similar, which is true, there is no list with suggested direction numbers, but as 48 enters, it does not go.

When I ran out of the idea, I checked videos on YT as people start the printer, there are few of them. I did not see any application to ask for an account, maybe it was released in one of the last updates, I do not know. I wrote to the store where I bought and I am waiting for information. I have not seen anywhere that the printer can not be configured outside of China. If somebody planned purchase, let it pause, if I get information from the store or find a way to circumvent the problem, let me know.

Published by: Michał

Geek. Apple and Xiaomi fan. In my free time I run a blog PokolenieSmart.pl