AnonD-731363, 31 May 2018Better OS? Like what? There is nothing better than adroid. Laggy buggy IOS just cant compete... moreWhoops that's what I meant, now that I've read it again it does sound like i'm praising iOS lol. I was tryna say the clone has a better OS than it's "inspiration". i.e. Android > iOS
Xiaomi notch 8
gam30to, 01 Jun 2018It doesn't matter if this company will surpass Apple or not. That's just garbage talk right no... moreSo will you think the cars on the road are copying each other? Some share almost the same design language just with different logo...
Aside the looks,that notch shit,again Xiaomi's got the very best value flagship..planning to get one,500euro for 6/128gb variant,from Aliexpress(no tax for EU)..that's still few hundred euros less than competition...but Mi Mix2s looks way better,though...and somewhat cheaper..
gam30to, 01 Jun 2018It doesn't matter if this company will surpass Apple or not. That's just garbage talk right no... moreXiaomi also known as (a.k.a) Apple Of The East.. This nickname given by American & Western people... So dont upset to much.. haa haa..
There are Two Aspects of such trends which became popular since 2015.
1- Absolute copy, Paste in Android flavor.
In this aspect, Manufacturers must pay a lot, lose customers and fall down to bankruptcy each and every year.
Why and How?
There are numerous brands manufacturing boxes so-called smartphone.
If Brand [A], catches Apple customers as its handset with similar appearance and some sort of functionality, the brand will become profitable for that year.
Next Year, Apple with another design (either innovated, borrowed or stolen from other brand) will meet the market.
[A] will continue copying the handset, but there are differences this time:
- [B] to [Z] from the country are ready to reproduce the already copied design and offer less price from same quality, a little bit weaker or even making garbage friendly junks under the hood.
[A] is not profitable anymore and sooner than later will lose huge amount of money in store shelves.
So, the Aspect #1 is not true as Chinese brands do this since 2015 and doing more and more with highest rate in 2017 from Top quality to lowest possible quality.
2- Copy to Kill the Original
2012 was the year of iPhone 5 and Tim Cook.
China was overwhelmed by previous iPhones as both illegal and legal import.
They encountered an uncontrolled attack by Apple.
GooPhone was one illegal counter attack to it and it works.
worldwide demand for android in iPhone shell was more than what GooPhone imagines. This turned into "Apple Counter Attack".
Among Not so welknown manufacturers ACA formed by producing handsets with blue prints stolen from Apple.
2013 Huawei introduced Ascend P6 and steal the show from Upcoming iPhone 5s.
Bigger Screen, 2GB RAM, 4-Core CPU, mSD card, FM Radio, Bigger Battery, Almost half the price of aging iPhone 5, Dual SIM, Better Front Camera, and visually very similar to iPhone 5 (Except Bottom).
2014 Apple struggled to pass the year by continuous advertisements, offers and giveaways alongside activating its fan base in china.
2014-09 iPhone 6 arrived with totally different design (Bend Gate) in order to turn the direction, but what happened?
Those who wanted Apple for distinguishable design were not so solid anymore and they leaked month after month.
2015-09 iPhone 6s had nothing to catch eyes and similar handsets were uncountable. losing more and more fans.
2016-09 iPhone 7 made those who were waiting for revolution hit the concrete. Now you must focus on Apple logo in order to distinguish it from similar gesign made chinese handsets.
Their mission accomplished!
Apple was in 5th place without any solid profit from china.
4 Android brand were more than iOS in China.
Chinese manufacturers got back on track.
Now they are both higher in quantity and Quality.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is a real competitor to all smartphone maufacturers.
1- Super AMOLED/6.2"/FHD+/400+PPI/HDR10/DCI-P3 are good factors (Except AR/VR).
2- 128/8GB (Explorer) is enough for any tasks. Top Mi 8 Standard gives 256/6GB Memory combination.
3- SD845 with its Adreno 630 is the best CPU/GPU combination available out there.
- 2000/7000 GeekBench score proved to be enough for all tasks to be run flawlessly, unless some specific tasks need more power that until today I didn't hear the name of those apps.
- Adreno 630 in the same situation is the most powerful GPU; Metal vs. OpenGL did not helped A11-Bionic to go any further in rendering and reached 4 frames per second less than Adreno 630 in FHD+ mode.
4- Dual 12MP (f/1.8+f/2.4) - 2160p@60fps - Front 20MP - 1080p@30fps
5- 3400mAh QC4.0+
Although it is not mine thanks to Notch and absence of 3.5mm jack, but fact is that Mi 8 Explorer is a powerful and beautiful copy of a handset which is even capable to set the original under its shadow.
Finally, China used a counter attack which hit its rival badly and at the same time improved the home manufacturers positively.
gam30to, 01 Jun 2018It doesn't matter if this company will surpass Apple or not. That's just garbage talk right no... moreThere's a ton of mobiles out there with a notch now, many hate the thing. At least they came out with propper secure mapping unlike the others to justify having it. As far as the rest goes it has its own form factor, it even has a small chin still (con) but a larger display (pro).
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2018Wait and see how Xiaomi surpass Apple in the future...It doesn't matter if this company will surpass Apple or not. That's just garbage talk right now. The point is what they are doing RIGHT NOW. The whole design from front notch to camera design and Face id IS copied. How can someone have the guts to walk in front of millions of people claiming they came out with a NEW phone that looks 96% Apple? like seriously? I don't care if they will beat Apple in the future... this is just plain WRONG. disgrace for the company and the country. They should be ashamed honestly
Zisaan, 01 Jun 2018How Xiaomi keeps copying iphone? Shame!! Wait and see how Xiaomi surpass Apple in the future...
AnonD-751111, 31 May 2018who's that girl?this guy as the real question..
How Xiaomi keeps copying iphone?
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2018You will miss these chins when you hold chinless phones in the future...yeah, I'll miss the notch also when I hold notchless phones in the future
Fayth, 01 Jun 2018is it really hard to eliminate the chin?You will miss these chins when you hold chinless phones in the future...
Fayth, 01 Jun 2018is it really hard to eliminate the chin?No
But it's has better looks if you put a chin and a notch together.(software hides notch,so perfect assemetric down and under)
And it has less flaws if you swipe from the bottom,instead of a bottomless screen
And less damage when falling or fastcharging(screen becomes hot?!)
is it really hard to eliminate the chin?
Who cares about wireless charging? After all is a good smartphone. Cheaper and better then Iphone x. The camera quality is amazing, such the cpu. To the Apple fan boys, I ask about Essential Phone.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018WTF.. No wireless charging? Why?Because it's slow charging maybe,and not too good for the battery.And maybe it's too dangerous on this measuring?!
If you want wireless charging you can buy an extra adapter
Search Qi wireless charging receiver on Ali Express or others!
misbeliever, 01 Jun 2018no under screen finger reader, soo sad :( that what i was hoping the mostthe explorer edition has the fingerprint reader under the screen
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2018With this specs and price, who would want to buy expensive phones?There are, and lots of them.