Dafuq how is this better than my Mi Note 2? I was planning on upgrading and i don't want those bezel less gimmick. The only good thing about this is that the curved edge is gone (i think?) and camera. Other than that, slower soc, lower battery, no amoled which was present in Mi Note 2 etc. Guess i really have to wait for SD835's sequel.
Androidloveralways, 11 Sep 2017Now Xiaomi has started to increase its cost. It is no longer bang on buck brand.compare to oneplus, xiaomi is still far more "bang-for-bucks". not to mention xiaomi never boast-off that they're "SMALL company" which in fact they kinda are compare to samsung or apple or oppo. but they can deliver some bezel-less phone, and even kinda start the trend for it (yes i know sharp aquos is kinda the first to introduce it, but mi mix that makes it big), where oneplus being cry-baby and use "i'm a small company" as an excuse for every goddamn thing
1) SoC Downgrade from 8 to 6 series
2) Internal Downgrade from USF to eMMC
3) Smaller battery capacity
4) Screen size from 5.7" to 5.5"
1) PRICE maintain as Note 2
Now Xiaomi has started to increase its cost. It is no longer bang on buck brand.
Sun Sand, 11 Sep 20175.5", wonder why some manufacturers are stuck on this size,,,,it's time to make em larger!Time has come when people will be seen holding LED tv in hands with call capabilities.
phones are meant to be handy. People have confused phones with tablet calling it phablet.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017i like it, great design and no weird aspect ratio. And SD660 still packs plenty of power, not ... moreFor the not so informed
Kryo 260 cores in the sd 660 is actually a qualcomm customized cortex a73 quad + cortex a53 quad on 14nm
MrPi, 11 Sep 2017Better than the 821, it's a really good processor.
Only in single core and mainly due to the core clock, it lacks in multi-core against a 821 but about all the 821 is by far better in the 3D performace due it's GPU.
Adreno 512 Snapdragon 660 (MSM8976 Plus) 14nm 800 MHz, 240 Gflops
Adreno 530 Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) 14nm 510~624 MHz, 407.4~498.5 Gflops
Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996PRO) 14nm 650 MHz 519.2 Gflops
So please... in any case talk about battery efficiency not about performance.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017It is a good thing that Mi sticks with the design and camera setup this year and tends to impr... moreCompletely agreed. I always like when a phone builds up on its predecessor instead of messing it up completely. That's why I bought the iPhone 7 :)
i like it, great design and no weird aspect ratio. And SD660 still packs plenty of power, not like those low end SD 62x 63x which only have weak old A53 cores
This should has been the "Global" Mi 6. Now a mid range local phone and the "Mi Note" line downgraded. I expect that customers read well the specifications before spend money in this model.
It is a good thing that Mi sticks with the design and camera setup this year and tends to improve it unlike mi5s/plus/note2 which were totally different and always something was not quite right. SD660 is a good way to position it under MIX2, but still offering plenty of raw power.
660, 11 Sep 2017i like this 660 cpu but why 6 gb when there is no diffrence with 4 gb????
that would keep th... moreAMOLED screen in this price range of devices is really low quality.
go to google and put screen burn xiaomi...you will see tons of posts. all related to hardware issues.
i guess they went to LCD because it's a safer bet for quality control issues.
AnonD-644983, 11 Sep 2017its a midrange phone
must support sd card
everything as same as mi6 there are no diffrence e... moreyou really don't have a clue about smartphones.
android 7+ is more efficient than any other Android.
new processors are way more efficient than old ones...
that why smartphone vendors are decreasing battery capacity. because new smartphones don't need more.
if you want more, that's why power bank exists. for power users.
i've an htc 10 and htc u11. the upgrade from 820 to 835 was night and day in concern about battery life. and both have 3000mAh. Usually I've from 1 day to 2 days on my Htc u11. never passed 1 day in my Htc 10 with less use.
i like this 660 cpu but why 6 gb when there is no diffrence with 4 gb????
that would keep the price at same levels with amoled screen...
So, the screen is not curved like the last one (I remember the last one trying to look too much like Galaxy Note 7).
But why downgrade other specs? In any case, how does SD660 fair in the benchmarks?