Tag Archive: Xiaomi


Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

Xiaomi once again sets the bar for value, but the decision to remove the 3.5mm jack could backfire.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen phones in the mid-range segment close the gap on flagships from Samsung, LG, and HTC. The likes of OnePlus 3T, Honor 8, and Xiaomi’s Mi 5 showed that you don’t necessarily have to spend big to get access to high-end internals and dual camera tech.

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Gearbest lists the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 with Snapdragon 835, 8GB of RAM

Well what do you know? A day after the Xiaomi Mi 6 went official, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 showed up with online retailer GearBest. The first piece of information about the Mi MIX 2 popped up online a while ago, suggesting the phone will bring forth even a more impressive screen-to-body ratio of 93%, […]

Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (Smartphone Showdown)

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the fourth Snapdragon 835 smartphone to be announced after the Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Sharp Aquos R. But since the Xperia XZ Premium is not expected to ship before May and the Sharp Aquos R will most likely be limited to Japan and a few other markets, […]

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review: Close to perfection

Quick take:

The Mi Note 2 is the first Xiaomi phone with global LTE bands, setting the stage for the company’s expansion in the future. With a dual curved display, excellent internal hardware, and high amount of customizability, the Mi Note 2 has a lot to offer for its $ 420 price tag.

The good Gorgeous design Excellent build quality High-end internals The bad Limited availability Average camera

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Full review

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Xiaomi Mi 6 goes official with Snapdragon 835, dual main camera

As anticipated by the deluge of leaks of the past few months, Xiaomi unveiled its next-generation flagship, the Mi 6, today. The phone is the third handset to be announced with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, after the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Samsung Galaxy S8. Aesthetically speaking, the design language hasn’t changed much since […]

Xiaomi Mi 6 ditches the 3.5mm jack, picks up Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras

The Mi 6 has everything you’re looking for in a 2017 flagship, if you don’t care about the 3.5mm jack.

At a massive event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled its 2017 flagship, the Mi 6. The phone is the first from a Chinese manufacturer to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest 10nm Snapdragon 835, offering eight CPU cores with a max clock speed of 2.45GHz. The Adreno 540 GPU is 25% faster than last year’s Adreno 530, and has serious VR  [Read More…]

Doogee MIX is an absolute clone of the Xiaomi Mi MIX

Chinese smartphone makers copying Apple is so last season. Now Chinese companies are just blatantly copying each other. Xiaomi made a huge splash when it unveiled the Mi MIX phablet, a phone with minimal bezels on the sides and on top – which was very well received in Asia. Wanting to duplicate the success of […]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Clash of the titans

Near-identical hardware, vastly different software.

Motorola has enjoyed a lot of success in India following its resurgence, with the company now counting the subcontinent as its largest global market. A lot of that has to do with strong sales of the Moto G series. Motorola revealed earlier this year that it sold over 6 million Moto G devices in India since the series debuted in 2013, and last year’s Moto G4 Plus certainly proved to be a  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is all set to unveil the Mi 6 on April 19

Xiaomi’s 2017 flagship will be unveiled next week.

Xiaomi decided to forgo Mobile World Congress this year, with rumors suggesting that the company was delaying the launch of its 2017 flagship on account of Snapdragon 835 shortages. Later rumors hinted at a possible Snapdragon 821 version making its debut initially, followed by a model powered by the Snapdragon 835. All that speculation will be put to bed on April 19, as we have a launch date for Xiaomi’s next  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is doubling down in India as competition intensifies

Xiaomi is getting an infusion of cash to ward off its local rivals.

After a slow 2015, Xiaomi bounced back last year to record $ 1 billion in revenue from India. The numbers highlighted a particularly profitable fourth quarter for Xiaomi — occurring around the time of demonitisation, during which a major chunk of high-denomination notes were devalued. The company’s Redmi Note 3 turned out to be one of the best-selling devices of the year, and its  [Read More…]