"The stock Android means Xiaomi is launching the device without MIUI 9, but the Chinese manufacturer is keeping the MIUI camera app"
Fag... so it actually is possible to port that app without MIUI framework? You're really naughty this time, Xiaomi...
AnonD-697800, 05 Sep 2017While your point on not many people being knowledgeable about the developer aspects of a phone... moreBro please don't give this advice to anyone Honestly you will hard brick someone's phone
You can't install a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader for that matter you can't even install a custom recovery
Did you use Mi unlock to get the unlocking permission for your phone ????
That's called Bootloader unlocking for Xiaomi Devices Also Xiaomi has its own software knows as Mi Unlock to unlock bootloaders which it does automatically
Please I request you not to tell anyone that you can install a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader You will hard brick many peoples phones
I have Installed custom ROMs on more than 40 phones of different OEMS and there is no phone in which a custom ROM can be installed without unlocking the bootloader
The only thing you can do is flash the OEMS firmware through fastboot this the only thing you can do without unlocking the bootloader
The pre requisite for every ROM on XDA for every device on XDA says this
Prerequisites: Unlocked bootloader , TWRP recovery.
Intact you don't need to root your phone to install a Custom ROM you just need to unlock your bootloader Root is built in Most of the Roms
You are quite a Noob in development Please go through XDA thoroughly b4 advising people It may cost them their phones and hard earned money
AnonD-697800, 05 Sep 2017While your point on not many people being knowledgeable about the developer aspects of a phone... moreThis guy is too much
If you don't like MIUI there are a variety of phones out there to pick from
Why buy xiaomi if you don't like what they offer
Merwyn Fernandes, 05 Sep 2017I am talking only about myself and the people I know and have met on forums like XDA and every... moreWhile your point on not many people being knowledgeable about the developer aspects of a phone is valid, the fact is that you don't need to unlock the bootloader to install a custom ROM. I have LineageOS running on my father's Redmi Note 3 without unlocking the bootloader since MIUI was unbearably buggy and confusing for him. You certainly need an unlocked bootloader to root the phone but that is not a necessity to use a custom ROM.
Stock Android ok but what about battery...its only 3080 mah.....it will directly going to stuck on customers mind.So it will effect redmis reputation.....
Probably this could serve as substitute to OP5 @ 45% of the later's cost!!
Dear Oneplus, listen please.. "Your USP is stock-a-like OS.. So Your pie is on Xiaomi' plate now, Watch out!!"
the tech nerd, 05 Sep 2017If you are facing too much problem then maybe, otherwise don't!!there's no problem as such. Just that navigating is a pain when the map does not rotate
jtrvk, 05 Sep 2017Since you are an Airbus, compass is absolutely crucial for you during navigation.ha ha ha :-) good one
Merwyn Fernandes, 05 Sep 2017Miui Would have taken you till a maximum of android O and you would get P after 2 years
Al... moreSorry I have to disagree, my MI 4c have miui 8 running stable nougat and will updated to miui 9 running nougat (already on beta)
I'm very happy with this phone and will definitely buy a1 to replace this
AnonD-66956, 05 Sep 2017actually compass is crucial for offline navigation. in the case of online navigation with GPS ... moreThat depends very much on location, amount of available wifi networks (along with changes since the last mapping by Google) and your own mobile operator's A-GPS. It's quite common to rely on the compass even when you are online, happens to me quite frequently when roaming.
TL;DR Having a compass is always better than not having one.
Merwyn Fernandes, 05 Sep 2017I am talking only about myself and the people I know and have met on forums like XDA and every... moreThats just xda ughh. Most close minded bunch of people ever! HTC listened to them completely last year and few months later they came out with an article that basically said they got bored with htc10, it's too ordinary and that's despite complain always about slow samsung phones lol. They have zero clue what they even want with a phone much less other consumers.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Yes the custom ROM route. Well if I'm going to flash a ROM then I'd rather have the best specs... moreFacts are facts there is hardly a handful of people in India who will pay 700-800$ for a Xiaomi that is the teritiory of Samsung and apples in India
People who pay that kind of money at least In India are looking for a status symbol and I don't think Xiaomi solves the purpose for them
Also Xiaomi has time and time again failed with its flagships in India Mi4 and Mi5 Both bombed in India
After which Xiaomi decided not to get any more flagships
There is no use for a company to import its phones to a country and bear all the taxes just to sell a handful of units to enthusiasts and Xiaomi as a brand that runs on razor thin margins won't take that risk
Can't expect the Chinese pricing in other countries they need to pay taxes and lot of bureaucracy involved which will add 100-200$ to the price easily
that is tempting. after the Nexus 5, there's no affordable Android that is controlled by Google.
however, i want an OLED display and a camera with OIS.
jtrvk, 05 Sep 2017Since you are an Airbus, compass is absolutely crucial for you during navigation.actually compass is crucial for offline navigation. in the case of online navigation with GPS it will not create too much problem. you can see it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7bz4TGiet4
Merwyn Fernandes, 05 Sep 2017As You said Yourself Sharp Aquos is $400 Phone and Not a 200$ Phone , Z2 plus is a defective ... moreYes the custom ROM route. Well if I'm going to flash a ROM then I'd rather have the best specs won't I. In that case a rn4 would be better sans camera. Also while I agree miui is divisive but still doesn't change the fact that Google supports phone for lesser time than miui. I can send you screen shot of my mi3 or mi2 running July security update with miui 9 and that thing is from 2013 and 2012 respectively. Also yes you're correct about mass market device. But why not cater to the people who want a phone which costs more than 20k. Mi mix and note 2 were pretty popular weren't they? Means there is market for mi phones costing more than 20k. They already have 2 phones with SD 625. Why not launch say MI6 which is 2699 Yuan with stock Android? Or maybe something with 660 for 1999 Yuan. Normally I am not worried about business models but this is surely harmful for brand image. One plus mostly gets away selling same phone as mi A1 (except amoled and a tiny bit bigger battery)with SD 835 for twice the price. Why can't they undercut it ?
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017really?? how is that? without compass, usb type c and dirac hd audio dac?? A1 has fast charger... morethats good atleast mi a1 has fast charger so will buy one fast charger and price will be same lol. btw this time mi has done somthing good now a1 users will not shout for update just like redmi note 3 user does. btw i own a redmi note 3 and happy with its performance and it also does not have that EIS.
Fulljack, 05 Sep 2017while this is basically a rebranded Mi 5x with different ROM, will this phone supported for tw... moreThis phone will be supported for 18 months So P will be the last release after which you will get security updates for 1 more year
And that will be continued with custom ROM support cause this will be quite a popular device