apple did not introduce fugly notch, as far as i know "essential phone "was the first one to do this abominable sh**
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018"very few will buy it" - this is complete BS. The non-notch iphones have the worst STB ratio a... moreFashionphones are not the ones with notch (it's ugly), it is those without. They care too much about looks , so much so that they do not even include as functional updates (in design) as a notch can be...
Mix should stop being a fashionphone and get on with the program else it will not sell well.
Best selling phone is a notched one (iphone x) and I'm sure non nothed ones will sell even less than last year (s9 will sell less than s8 which btw has already sold far less than s7 but that is another story).
People like function more than anything else. A notch allows for notifications to be tucked away when not needed and allow full function for the rest of the screen, it is a functional upgrade (as high BTS ratio also is).
No offense GSM arena but you leaks are not really worth the website they are published on as they are always wrong along with everyone else. Case in point the Mi Mix 2s I was one the people who believed it would be a spec bump of some key features everyday you were adding leaks that it was going to be truly bezel less with amoled screen. I know you were taking info from other websites but you were just stirring the hype. Why do you tech sites keep doing this? Report the news you know good solid journalism, yes that would take work instead of just doing a copy and paste job.
AnonD-234961, 26 Mar 2018Essential introduced a notch, many more followed including Apple.True, but many follow Apple ugly notch.
I hope at least Mix 2s will be notch less :(
AnonD-744321, 26 Mar 2018how could you XIAOMI how could you do it :'(
how could you make the deal with the NOTCH DEVIL... moreat least use some truth in your comments, use some facts, not just lies
all mi series copy of other flag ships? really? dude go read some news, then talk
mi 5s introduced and released 13 months before mate 10, how xiaomi could copy it?
mi6 introduced and released 2 months beofre oneplus 5, how xiaomi could copy it?
mi 5 copy of iphone 6s? for a second I thought you are serious, but sure you are joking, what part of these 2 phones are same? wait a second, have you ever took a mi phone in your hand? these 2 phones have nothing same, absolutely nothing,
iphone 6s has aluminum body, mi5 has glass back, mi 5 has curve both sides, does iphone has the same design?
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018All those have lower BtS ratio ... most possibly. Oh the irony btw. Mi Mix series started t... more"very few will buy it" - this is complete BS. The non-notch iphones have the worst STB ratio among all flagships and yet nobody cares, nor anyone cares about the huge weight (200g). And it's a fashionphone. Android is supposed to be for more advanced users, so that won't be a problem. And there are countless of polls showing the same result: The vast majority don't really like/want a notch. Sure some people will buy certain models DESPITE it, but not because of it.
AnonD-747068, 26 Mar 2018Like all current notch phones who apparently sell like hot cakes a?
I have xiaomi now a... moreSoon even a Samsugn will bring a curved notch screen :-)
Like they all copyied samsung curved screens now copying apple.
To me notch is a sin or disease which needs to be cured.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018The Mi series was already worthless without a 3.5mm jack and sd slot, so no surprise here and ... moreMan in present noone using jack apart from Samsung which keep it just because some people cant live without a hole in a phone so Samsung using this as a strategy to increase the phone price.
SD slot in 128GB space in phone is useless.
Dunno whats your problem. This is a phone not an external hard drive :-)
Xiaomi mi7 with notch, too bad, stop copying make your own style xiaomi!
Andy, 26 Mar 2018No SD card slot, no headphone jack and a notch is the hat trick of crap. Do they not want to m... moreMan 128 GB is more than enough no jack is always good idea and the notch i wont like to comment.
Andy, 26 Mar 2018Samsung is the biggest selling phone maker for a reason. They make phones people actually want... moreAnd with super expensive prices and stupid samsung UI full of bloatware.
Man wake up.
Mi7 cost 350 eur final price samsung S9 cost 950 eur.
All specs are same apart LCD display compared to super amoled.
Bit worse camera on xiaomi phone.
No jack and no SD Card slot on xiaomi phone.
But it have 8Gb ram cmpared to 4GB Ram and 4500 mAh compared to 3000 mAh.
And 128GB dick space compared to samsung 64GB.
Samsung also have IP68 which is still far from MIL-STD or IP69s.
But to be exact S9 cost to make 347 dollars and sells for 950 eur. Dunno how much cost Mi7 to make but the sales price is 350 eur. And for 350 eur Xiaomi still makes a profit.
Where Samsung sells for 3 times the price comparing manufacturing price in dollars to selling price in euros at your casual shop. Its sells for 3-4 times higher price to make a profit.
To me Xiaomi is nmuch beter choice with genuinely same phone in basic specs like CPU and GPU. Rest of the dirrerence are jusr cosmetic details which not many care about.
Michael, 26 Mar 2018One more company to skip? yet you then say only Samsung and Xiaomi to wait for?Uhmm he meant mix 2s I guess
Anonymouse, 26 Mar 2018What else would you expect, from the self-proclaimed "Apple of China".Man at least this chinese apple offers android which let you do anything in your phone. It wont restrict you from doing anything.
It user friendly and its a waller friendly phone instead of apple which every piece cost 5-6 times more than its manufacturing costs. Battery wont last even a day brand new and for a quickcharger you have to drain your wallet again.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018RIP xiaomi
you won't be missedMan with or without you xiaomi will stay here because its a best brand.
It oursells any other competitor and it offers best devices for most afordable price.
MarcioR, 26 Mar 2018The essential phone had a notch way longer iphone X did.Man yes essential phone had a notch but it was just a cosmetic feature.
Apple was first to make it functional depending on whihc of the screen part you lowering down.
Arghavan, 26 Mar 2018WRONG! Apple did not introduce the notch, Essential did.WRONG. Essential made Notch but it was just cut out of screen.
Apple make notch functional depending on which side you lowering down.
This a fake picture.. actual picture is samsung s9/s9+ coz edge screen left/right can seen clearly..
how could you XIAOMI how could you do it :'(
how could you make the deal with the NOTCH DEVIL ?!!!! \*O*/
will that was going to happen sooner or later since have been copying design like most Chinese brands so it is normal to see a trusty brand copy the notch thinking it is AWESOME (Huawei P20 LG G7 VIVO OPPO etc..) just like ALL MI series it is a cheap copy of the original flagship (MI 5s=mate 10/MI 6=one plus 5/MI 5=iPhone 6s etc..) right when we thought that XIAOMI made a character for it self then.......BOOOOM it is another COPYCAT
what REALLY bothers me is that XIAOMI only copied the camera on the IPHONE X when they made the REDMI NOTE 5 PRO so why not copying the notch :-
1) XIAOMI could not program tbe notch (probably not since some miner brands did it)
2) XIAOMI did not like the notch at first
3) XIAOMI thought that....
"the notch was so AWESOME it makes the screen looks bigger both on paper and in reality and people silly enough to think that bigger is better we should add more fancy stuff like iPHONE face ID with the selfe camera (which can be tricked by pictures without AR camera)
and lets remove the fingerprint sensor like iPhone we don't need it since we have face ID and lets use a 24MP f/2.4 selfe since people are stupid enough to think that more is better
and lets use the fancy dual class design that looks awesome and no one will put cover on it mean they will most likely break it and lets put "splash proof" on it so the consumers will use it in water and come back to buy another one and let's use an IPS LCD screen it is cheap and no one will notice the the grayish blacks and most importantly let's make it expensive like iPhone but a bit cheaper so people will buy it instead of iPhone X maybe £1000
and ever who works here knows it is marketing BULL$HIT"