Own this phone. I'm still quite happy with it, except I can't play any graphic heavy games such as 3D shooting or driving game. The UI is pretty easy to use, it's like an Iphone interface.
I bought my phone from China, one thing I don't like is I can't use the google play to download stuff, instead I can only use Xiaomi's store which they filtered much of the apps. For example, no google map, they replaced it with baidu map.
With the price it sell, it offer much better value than most other phone though.
James, 04 Feb 2014I got my Hongmi in Taiwan and now I am in NYC area. I keep my sim from FET in slot one and put... moreOnly slot 1 allows 3G data service. Just remember to set Slot 1 as the default data connection after you swap the SIM cards.
I got my Hongmi in Taiwan and now I am in NYC area. I keep my sim from FET in slot one and put a new T-Mobile sim in slot two.
The contract with T-Mobile is unlimited3G data service. However, it seems always connected with E data service Never went to 3G, like the first lost with FET sim. I also tried to swap the sim but still the same. T-Mobile sim was not able to use 3G data on either slot.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone could help and get it resolved. Thank you very much.
I am one of users in Taiwan,bought hongmi in the official website,December 2013.
The product's software you buy in Taiwan is different from China version.
Taiwan version is preinstalled with "google",such as Google play、google +.... also facebook.
it can switch language to English!
Taiwan used WCDMA system,if you are interested with this phone(WCDMA),you may try to buy one from HK or Taiwan.
Except 3D game play maybe lag,the other feature are very good!
The new Xiaomi Hongmi has a really good haptic, the MIU OS runs quick and smooth and the camera is also quite good with 8.0MP. To get used to the new MIU OS takes a bit but all in all its quite alrigt. Another plus is that the phones comes with preinstalled Apps like Fabebook, Twitter, Viper, Skype and Whatsapp. For this "low" price its really a nice phone which I could recommend to people who do not want to spend more then 200 USD. For users which do not want to flash the mulit language menu on their own you can for example buy this phone directly from CECT SHOP where it comes with preflashed language menu. Cheers
Hongmi was first introduced in Mainland China with GSM & TD-SCDMA (1900/2100MHz) version for China Mobile. Later a WCDMA (900/2100MHz) version for China Unicom. When the phone was launched in Taiwan and HK, it showed on the official Xiaomi page with WCDMA (1900/2100MHz). I found out it wasn't true. I asked Xiaomi customer rep and they secretly changed the spec on web site (on December 23) to WCDMA 900/2100MHz.
So Those of you living in North America, you can't get 3G data connection, only 2G GSM!!! Beware!
i use this cell phone but some time its touch hang if i want install app i press button 5 to 8 time then they will work . any suggestion why.
Foo, 27 Nov 2013you guys should head over at either antelife or spemall to buy the phone spemall is cheaper wi... morego to gizchina, they find out a quite price for hongmi $199 at 1949deal.com, in addition to save $6, you can get one original case and one protector.
I hope i will get mine this week. When I have i will give my comment. I got the miui rom already on my htc incredible s and i must say i was very pleased with it.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2013Its Xie xieIt's Canton Chinese or Mandarin? Use a Western keyboard is hard...
you guys should head over at either antelife or spemall to buy the phone spemall is cheaper with cheaper shipping but make sure you mention you favourite courier. The trick to knowing they have physical stock is when they put up pics in the description of the phone. Then you know there wont be delays. or else prebook and wait it out.
Gups, 12 Nov 2013Hi, Does this phone works only in Chinese language or we can switch to English as well?The phone supports English irrelevant of it being a wcdma or td-scdma variant. You can select the language at the start up.