Xiaomi m365/m365 Pro VS Segway by Ninebot ES2/ES4 (2019 Update)

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The brand “Xiaomi” and “Ninebot” has been among the youngest yet dominating companies hitting the qualitative technology industry. Everybody knows that Ninebot has always been a known name related to personal electric transportation products. What many people do not know about Xiaomi is that it also incorporates their technology for vehicles. Among those Xiaomi vehicles readily available in the market today are the Xiaomi electric scooters. They are very popular trends today. Competitors of the Xiaomi scooters are the Segway series scooters from Ninebot. It’s time to know which electric scooter is better.

In this article, we’ll review the 4 best electric scooters in the market today. We will compare the Xiaomi-m365, the Xiaomi-m365 Pro, Segway-es2 and Segway-es4. We’ll compare their features, pros, and cons to bring you the best option for your needs and for your budget.

Xiaomi m365 electric scooter

Xiaomi m365 electric scooter

Among the newest and best electric scooter choices from Xiaomi is the Xiaomi-m365. It features a unique folding design for portability and for easy storage, especially within small spaces. The Xiaomi-m365 is made lightweight as well as durable with its aircraft-grade alloy chassis. It has a weight of 12.5 kg – a much lighter compared to the conventional electric scooter. It is also incorporated with the advanced E-ABS brake system which offers increased braking comfort for the rider.

advanced E-ABS brake system

While it is among the smartest and one of the best electric scooter for adults from Xiaomi, it is also a common favorite because of its design. It comes with an easy cruise control system including control of the power options by using short press button modes. This electric scooter also has an energy-saving mode. It is powered by a LI-ion battery with 36V 7.8Ah capacity which is good for covering distances of 30 km max.

The Xiaomi electric scooter is fully integrated with advanced features and controls and can even be managed and monitored through a smartphone application.

xiaomi m365 promo

What we like about Xiaomi m365

The Xiaomi m365 is an excellent choice and definitely is one of the best electric scooters because of its great durability and impressive features such as the pneumatic tires, rear disc brakes; bluetooth integrated app, as well as the performance monitoring. These features allow for more manageability and control over the vehicle. With more control, you are able to ensure a safe and efficient ride out of your scooter. Another good thing about this scooter despite having a much slower speed than most of its competitors is that it’s easy enough to use even for younger ages. It’s an all-around electric scooter that can carry riders up to 100 kg and can be used by any age.

Pros
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Portable folding feature
  • Features double braking system
  • User-friendly settings
  • Fast charging and fast speed
  • Bigger tires compared to most scooters
  • Excellent for uphill climbs
Cons
  • Difficulty in changing tires
  • Handlebars do not fold
  • Triangle folding instead of flat folding



Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter

Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter

If you have your Xiaomi-m365 electric scooter but want more features as well as speed then you can simply opt for the Xiaomi-m365 pro. One thing that riders love about this scooter is its integrated safety features and impressive distance coverage of up to 45 km with just using one charge of the battery. Adding to the long-range battery life, the Xiaomi-m365 pro also has intuitive controls that provide easy and smooth maneuverability and management for the entire vehicle.

Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter backplate

The Xiaomi Pro is a foldable electric scooter. It can be folded in just 3 steps, carried with you and stored within small spaces. This scooter also has an E-ABS anti-lock braking system that guarantees fast and efficient braking whenever you need it. Both the wheels have a diameter of 8.5 inches and are made up of highly durable rubber material with excellent shock absorption.

Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter LCD display

What we like about Xiaomi m365 pro

The great thing about the Xiaomi-m365 pro electric scooter is that it has excellent workmanship and better design. While the vehicle already looks cool and premium, it is a reliable electric scooter for commuting regardless of the terrain or road surface. The longer battery life, in particular, is a thing to boast about this scooter. With the max distance of 45 km per one charge, you’ll be able to make rounds in urban areas without worrying about running out of battery. Also, the LCD display is very informative. It allows for easy control and manageability over the features of the vehicle with just one touch.

Pros
  • Increased battery capacity for greater distance coverage
  • Stronger motor for more speed
  • Better uphill speed compared to earlier models such as Xiaomi-m365
  • LCD display features
  • Dual braking system – regenerative and disc braking
Cons
  • Expensive price
  • Heavier weight
  • Longer charging hours
  • Handlebars can not be folded

Segway Ninebot es2

Segway ninebot es2 electric scooter

Another excellent choice of the best electric scooter for adults from Segway is the Ninebot es2. It provides riders with an excellent speed at the same time having good distance coverage within a single charge. The Ninebot es2 is an ideal electric scooter for commuting. This electric scooter can also provide longer travels through the battery-upgrade option that can be easily purchased almost anywhere.

Another cool thing is that Ninebot ES2 can also work with an external battery to double the maximum range per one charge from 15 to 28 miles as well as the maximum speed of electric scooter from 15 to 18 mph which is comparable to the electric bike speed range.

In terms of power, the Ninebot ES2 is much preferred than the earlier scooters. With a 300 W mounted motor having a peak wattage of 600 W, this electric scooter is undeniably superior to other scooters. Adding to that, this scooter also has a suspension system on its rear and a front shock that is mounted over the front tire. With this design, any shocks and vibrations from bumps are greatly reduced.

Segway ninebot es2 electric scooter LED
Ninebot ES2 electric scooter with external battery

Ninebot ES2 electric scooter is much lighter than other scooters, it has only 28 lbs and is really easily foldable electric scooter. Likewise, this scooter is easy to store and is definitely easy to carry anywhere.

What we like about the Segway es2 electric scooter

Although the Segway es2 is not the fastest scooter in the market, it comes well equipped with reliable and usable features. The speed of 15.5 mph is just right for any city commuting ventures and with an external battery pack, you’ll get just enough power to make it to your destinations without worrying about running out of battery soon. The 3-speed modes also allow for better maneuverability and control over the electric scooter. These 3 modes include the limit speed mode that serves as the lowest gear, normal speed mode with the near max speed and the sports mode which allows riders to get the most speed with the highest power usage. Sports mode is usually used for uphill climbs.

Segway ninebot es2 electric scooter outside

In addition, the LED lights below the board greatly highlight the aesthetics of the scooter and make it look cool.

Pros
  • Impressive speed at 15 mph – 18.6 mph covering 27 miles
  • Lightweight aluminum body
  • One-click folding system for easy carrying and storage
  • Bluetooth technology integrated and app monitoring
  • Easy to use
  • High quality and durable
  • Comes with a secondary battery
  • Sturdy foot board
Cons
  • Sensitive steering alignment
  • No attachment features for handlebar



Segway Ninebot es4 electric scooter

segway ninebot es4 electric scooter unboxing

The Segway es4 electric scooter is all about power. This scooter offers an impressive dual battery power of 374 W/H and motor peak power set at 800 W. This will significantly boost your riding distances. Also, the battery is designed with features to ensure efficient performance. The battery comes with over current, short-circuit, and overcharge protection. With this feature, the maximum capacity of the battery is easily achieved whilst maintaining safe and efficient functioning.

segway ninebot es4 electric scooter dissassembly

With more power comes more mile coverage of this scooter. With a full charge from its LI-ion battery, it can offer a top speed of 19 mph and coverage of 28 miles.

segway ninebot es4 electric scooter handle

Of course, it also boasts an anti-lock brake system integrated with a mechanical brake to provide safe and convenient braking. The Segway es4 is also built with a 13 ft braking distance allowance whenever cruising at 12.4 mph for better rider safety.

segway ninebot es4 electric scooter front

What we think about Segway-es4

As a successor to previous Ninebot scooter models, we can say that Ninebot-es4 is the best electric scooter from Segway. The added external battery ensures that you’ll have enough power when you use Ninebot electric scooter for commuting all day. The electric scooter max speed is also impressive and lets you glide along traffics effortlessly. The new grips provide ergonomic as well as safe handling. We promise you’ll look cool riding this electric scooter with its silver finish and advanced cruise control features.

ninebot es4 night light
Pros
  • One-touch folding design for easy storage and carrying
  • Electrical and mechanical braking system
  • Advanced control settings with app integration
  • Designed with battery manageability features
  • With peak power of 800W
  • Front and rear shocks to reduce vibration
  • Great distance coverage at 30 km, ideal for long rides
Cons
  • Heavy
  • 7 hours charging time



Our recommendations

All 4 scooters are definitely among the best electric scooters of today not only for adult use but also for kids. With the details mentioned in this review, it becomes quite a challenge to choose which of the mentioned options to go for.

A great way for you to choose your best electric scooter is to refer to your particular needs. Here are your best options to go for depending on specific criteria and needs.

Power and speed

When it comes to power, the Segway-es4 is definitely the best choice in this list. It comes with 300W rated power having 800W peak power. This allows for longer distance coverage and also allows for longer hours of trips. The only problem with a bigger battery capacity is that it will take more time to charge (approx. 7h). However, if you prefer a good power out of your scooter but with a fast-charging battery then we would recommend going with the Segway-es2, which has a relatively short charging time of 3.5 hours to go from 0% to 100%.

Usability and features

Many riders prefer a scooter that is user-friendly and comes with a number of control and manageability features such as cruise control settings, various power modes, speed and battery indicators, and so on. These settings allow for much better control over the vehicle and also allow a better level of comfort. In this regard, the Ninebot ES2 would be the ideal choice since it comes with settings that are easy to navigate and set up. These features are also integrated in the Ninebot ES4, however, the price will increase significantly given that it has almost the same features.

Exterior and design

People prefer electric scooters because they are simply easy to carry and store. Foldable scooters allow for better storage even on tight spaces such as within the car compartment or even under furniture. Also, the construction materials of the scooter will immediately tell if the vehicle is durable and can survive considerable amounts of vibrations from rough terrains. In this perspective, all 4 choices have an excellent quality of construction materials and are also well-designed with a foldable body. Probably the only discrepancy in this regard is the size or dimension. For bigger riders, a scooter with a wider and longer footboard would be ideal. When it comes to bigger footboards, we recommend both the Xiaomi-m365 and Xiaomi-m365 Pro because they both come with enough footboard dimensions.

Price

Unquestionably, the more expensive the scooter is, the more features and advantages you will get. However, you don’t really need all the features in one scooter – consider only those that you really need and you’ll come up with a better idea for your budget. For riders who use scooters for general use such as work commuting, or picking up the grocery, we would recommend the Xiaomi m365 pro. It comes with an ideal power, speed, and at the same time has a good price.

Our final thoughts

Looking at the overall features and power, we think that Ninebot ES4 is the best electric scooter in the market today. It’s not only equipped with the most advanced features which not all of the other choices and other scooter brands have, but it also has good battery capacity for long rides. The added power also compensates for the added weight. Also, despite the hefty price, it is built with a number of safety features along with cruise control settings that would help you ride with convenience and comfort.

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