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I think it's Nougat based MIUI 9 for Mi2. Even if in the end, it's just MIUI updates, that's better than nothing. I too don't understand this need to saturate market with 500 versions of phones. It's idiotic. Make 3-4 models and call it a day.
 
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Don't sweat MIUI 10 comes out in 2 days.
 
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You sure MIUI 10 comes that soon? It usually takes a bit longer. I did get 9.6 few days ago out of the blue and it was Oreo 8.0. Had Nougat before. It kinda surprised me. But I won't complain if it really comes in 2 days. For all phones or just some models?
 
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You sure MIUI 10 comes that soon? It usually takes a bit longer. I did get 9.6 few days ago out of the blue and it was Oreo 8.0. Had Nougat before. It kinda surprised me. But I won't complain if it really comes in 2 days. For all phones or just some models?
Official public release date is July 23rd. The full list is not set in stone, but as far as I know it includes most 2013++ phones, including Redmi note 3/4, Redmi 3S and X, and my Mi4 w/ variations. Newer devices probably got the update after June 14th (Mi5/6 and newer).
 
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Not really. My Mi5 didn't get MIUI 10 yet. Just MIUI 9.6. Also be aware that they always make grand announcement for BETA version (developer chinese), then they do the developer global and then they rollout final chinese and final global.
 
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As for me I like it a lot. Use for 2 years already and never had any issues. Even the screen is unbroken nevertheless it was falling numerous times. It's the best choice for such money.
 
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Only thing you need to be aware of with Xiaomi, particularly with their older devices is that they generally have a limited 4G/LTE band support for Europe. What this means is that you'll have a worse reception if your device happens not to support all the bands used by your service provider because it'll have to work on a limited set of bands.

The other thing is some kind of cryptographic "engine" that is used to decode video content like Netflix. Even latest Xiaomi Mi8 only has a lower level support (I forgot how it's called, but there are several levels of it and Xiaomi doesn't support higher levels of it) only which means you won't be able to watch 1080p or 4K Netflix on Xiaomi Mi8, only lower SD (576p) quality levels.
 
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I've been running a gen 1 Mi Max for 3 years now and it's been fine with a few caveats. I do have the International Version, however, they did not include my country, Canada, in the the regions. It has limited 4g support for Canadian carriers, I've been using it on 3g+ fine though. It's still a viable phone running Mui 10.2 on the Nougat core. The battery is still holding out, but, starting to show signs of aging, but, after 3 years that's expected. I'm waiting for the Mi Max 4 release before I decide on a replacement or not. My wife's Note 5 lasted 2 years and now she's rocking a Note 6. My daughters Note 4 lasted 2 years also. This is before battery degradation caught up with them. They still are viable phones, if I replace the batteries though!
 
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I've been using their Mi A1 for well over an year and have literally zero complaints. This kind of quality could easily warrant a higher price, but since Xiaomi apparently only charges 5% above component cost & manufacture, their devices end up almost suspiciously cheap.
Of course the A1, A2, etc. models have the added benefits of running pure Android and no MiUI, so you don't have to deal with any potential "Chinese" peculiarities that may come with it.
 
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I have a Xiaomi pocophone F1 and works fine
indeed a Necro but that make 2 of us ... with a Pocophone F1 (although Pocophone is the brand but Poco/Pocophone is what Honor is for Huawei but for Xiaomi ) and that one is without any contest the champ mid range priced flagship spec'ed of end 2018 and probably still a long way into 2019

^^ Necro thread ;)
^^ single line sentence ;) (not that the thread was only 6 month and 1 week old ... not much of a Necro but well, it was inactive indeed )

well, for my own experience, all band covered (LTE/4G+ no issue no matter where i go ) for my country, top notch performances (a SD845 is already overkill for anything you throw at it ) excellent build quality (well, when Samsung used Polycarbonate their shee... fans were praising them because Apple had glass back and they deemied it fragile and impractical ... now : 180° turn around for their fan "Glass iz teh besteh" ) and hard to beat on the price ... 350$ for 6.18" 2248x1080 IPS SD845 6gb/128gb 4000mAh dual sim (or single + up to 256gb uSD) is godlike

complaint about the screen not being AMOLED or the resolution being W1080P are dumb ... 1. no burn in risques 2. W1080p is enough up to 8"

in the beginning i would complain about the chin and notch, but the chin is useful for slide up gestures and, me who was a notch hater, grew accustomed to that ... and the argument as the notch is too big compared to other phones that host tons of captor in it for facial recognition ... is also dumb ... in the notch you have 1. front cam 2. IR cam 3. IR blaster (both IR are for the face unlock and work real fast ) 3. speaker (that double as a dual speaker with the one on the bottom ) 1mm bezel are too much? good edge to edge screen are impractical


as for the true Xiaomi roster, well the Mi 8 and Mi 9 are good value (380€ and 450€) and if compared to Samsung, well they offer same for way less (i would even recommend the F1 or Mi 9 over the OnePlus 6T the famous dethroned "flagship killer" that cost 200$ more than a F1 and 100$ more than a Mi 9 which use a SD855 unless you really need some extra LTE bands covered by the 6T ofc ...)

almost forgot the F1 use GG3 whereas other mostly use 4 and 5 ... well GG3 is slightly more scratchproof than the newer variante ... i guess that a plus :laugh:
 
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Had a Xiaomi redmi note 4 32gb for about 2 years. Excellent phone build quality is great you wouldnt think it cost £100 delivered.

My son even threw it in the paddling pool last summer and after being dead for a couple of days it came back to life on it's own and still works perfectly.

All 4G bands are supported and I've never seen a single bit of chinese, the muiu OS is fine I've never had an issue with it, I even like it
 
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Personally if I was to go with Xiaomi I would get one of their Android One phones or the Poco F1 and install Pixel Experience Rom on it to get the Pixel phone experience.

I was actually looking at a Xiaomi and Oppo phones when I went back to Android in back in febuary this year but the prices for the phones I was looking at around Europe and from China did that I actually ended up with a OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple with 8GB Ram and 128GB storage because I could get it locally at authorized dealers in my country and OnePlus having relationship with Oppo because the former Oppo Vice Presidents Pete Lau and Carl Pei I was sure I wouldn't be disappointed because I had Oppo a couple of Oppo smartphones in the past their Find 7 and 7a.

OnePlus also promised like 3years update on their 6T and with the teardrop notch it looks so much more stylished then the big notch from Apple, Xiaomi's Poco F1 phone and so on.
 
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Xiaomi brand is nice only with stock Android series. If you dont like stock avoid. Some series have satalite band issues in some countries. If you decide between Huawei and Xiaomi your way is the Huawei.
 
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Xiaomi brand is nice only with stock Android series. If you dont like stock avoid. Some series have satalite band issues in some countries. If you decide between Huawei and Xiaomi your way is the Huawei.
oh the Pocophone F1 stock look is nice and the Poco launcher is close enough to what i get with Nova Launcher Prime ... (and that one is a satElite of Xiaomi ... and i also had countless Honor device, the one from Huawei, without any issues either ... ;) )

and with the teardrop notch it looks so much more stylished then the big notch from Apple, Xiaomi's Poco F1 phone and so on.
Poco/Pocophone F1 Notch has a purpose : face ID, yeah yeah same argument as apple but oneplus 6T and Xiaomi with the Mi 9 ditched that (no IR camera and Illuminator ) but that's trivial ;) (well not 100% trivial for me tho ... i prefer less stylish and 200-300$ less for same internal, with some plus sometime since 1. the 6T usually is 64gb instead of 128gb for the difference i mention and 2. the Mi 9 has not uSD slot )
 

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I am still awaiting the release of the Mi Max 4 this month. I'm still using my original gen 1 Mi Max to this point and I'll need a replacement!
 

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What do you think about Xiaomi phones? Are they good? Samsung phones are so expensive. Even Samsung Galaxy A40 for 250 EUR is so slow. What about screen - Xiaomi IPS vs. Samsung AMOLED? Phones with AMOLED screen are so expensive.
 
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Ok hardware, not so overpriced, Android skinned to look like iOS. Depending on where you are, it can be difficult to get them serviced.
I like Nokia better lately.
 
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Did not try it personally, but based on the feedback of a couple of friends, it works just as intended, and some had the Xiaomi phones for more than a year now. Saw power issues online, but have yet to hear anything from people I personally know.
 
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Xiaomi Redmi's pretty good, I have a Redmi 5 Plus for a year now, great phone and still can't believe how affordable ! I'll stick with it for now !
 
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