Tag Archive: Xiaomi

Xiaomi launches its first Android Go phone in India

Redmi Go runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) and costs just ₹4,499 ($ 65).

Xiaomi has released a few phones under the Android One initiative, and the Chinese manufacturer is now launching its first Android Go device. The Redmi Go is an entry-level device that runs Google’s lightweight OS, and like all other Xiaomi phones, it offers pretty great value at ₹4,499 ($ 65).

The Redmi Go features a 5.0-inch 720p display with a 16:9 form factor, and  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review

Xiaomi, the powerhouse device maker from China is back with another flagship. This time, we’re taking a look at the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. You may remember a few years ago when the first Mi Mix device hit the market, we were all blown away by just how much of the front of the device was display. This was before stretched aspect ratios, notches, and other gimmicks to gain more screen real estate.

You might say that Xiaomi was the first  [Read More…]

The Galaxy A50 is Samsung’s answer to Xiaomi in India

Samsung finally gets serious about the budget segment, and that should worry Xiaomi.

For the last five years, Samsung had a very simple strategy for the budget segment — roll out iterative updates in the Galaxy J series, and rely on its vast distribution network to rack in sales. So even though its devices were underwhelming, it managed to sell millions of units. But with the entry of Xiaomi and other Chinese players, the situation changed and  [Read More…]

Google Assistant hardware button comes to LG, Nokia, and Xiaomi phones

100 million devices with a dedicated Google Assistant button are expected to ship in 2019.

Last year’s LG G7 had a dedicated hardware button to invoke Google Assistant, and Google is now aiming to expand the feature to a portfolio of Android devices from the likes of LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, Vivo, and TCL.

The LG G8 also has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, as does the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G, Nokia’s latest  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 announced with SD 855, 48MP camera, and a starting price of under $450

Even though MWC hasn’t begun some of the big announcements have begun. Xiaomi is first up announcing the Xiaomi Mi 9 at a launch event in China today. Two models were shown off including a Mi 9 Transparent special edition that is a collaboration with the movie release of Alita: Battle Angel.

Xiaomi is never one to shy away from big specs for an affordable price. Let’s take a quick look at the numbers and see what the new Xiaomi  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 gets a DxOMark score of 107, beating out the Pixel 3 and Note 9

With a 48MP f/1.75 camera at the back, the Mi 9 edges out flagships from Google and Samsung.

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 9 in China earlier today, with the device being the first from the Chinese manufacturer to sport three cameras at the back. There’s a 48MP f/1.75 main camera joined by a 16MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens that offers 2x zoom.

The camera setup sounds impressive on paper, and Xiaomi’s claims that  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 specs: Snapdragon 855, 20W wireless charging, 48MP camera

Xiaomi Mi 9 offers astounding hardware for less than half the cost of ‘traditional’ flagships.

Xiaomi was never conservative when it came to the hardware side of things, but the Mi 9 takes things to a whole new level. The phone features an all-new gradient pattern at the back, and Xiaomi is also selling a version with a transparent back.

Then there’s the hardware itself: the Mi 9 is one of the first devices to be powered  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 hands on – is this is the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone?

The Mi 9 follows previous Xiaomi devices by offering the best specs without the price tag.

Xiaomi may not be the most well-known company in the West, but the Chinese brand has built its entire business on providing incredible specs at a more affordable price than its competition. Following that philosophy, Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship, the Mi 9, in China — what may be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 smartphone to hit the market.

The Xiaomi  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 goes official with Snapdragon 855 and 48MP camera for just $445

Xiaomi once again shows that it can dominate the spec sheet with the Mi 9.

After just eight months from the launch of the Mi 8, Xiaomi is rolling out a new version with upgraded hardware and a new design aesthetic. The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship of 2019, and it’s easy to see that the manufacturer has redoubled its efforts to stay competitive in the affordable flagship space. What hasn’t changed, however, is Xiaomi’s aggressive  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is finally on course to becoming a lifestyle brand

Xiaomi isn’t interested in just being a phone manufacturer. It wants to be the brand that sells everything.

Xiaomi is known around the world primarily for its phones, but the brand has plenty more to offer. For several years now, Xiaomi has teamed up or invested in Chinese startups to launch products like robot vacuums, mechanical keyboards, smart shoes, fitness trackers, and an entire ecosystem of smart home products, including a 360-degree security camera.

The unifying theme  [Read More…]