AnonD-745535, 31 May 2018Its not an Apple rip-off if Apple already ripped it off of others!Meanwhile Apple : I am copying without get caught. ha ha ha ha *laughs in hidden*
Impressive specs and software. Explorer is the boss. Hope they launch in South Africa
no words on the laudspeaker?
is it single or dual using the earpiece as 2nd speaker
CptPower, 31 May 2018SD Slot for what purpose?
256GB in phone is much more than enough.
For what purpose you nee... moreIt is much much much faster transferring your files from one device to another with the sd card rather than the shitty MTP over USB.
IPXX protection is always good to have, either you swim or not smarty pants.
Would you rather accidentally get bumped and have your phone die in a puddle of water or rather it surviving the drop?
It's inexcusable in 2018 for a device to have no IPXX protection, end of story.
Shanti Dope, 31 May 2018Audio jack - yes sure it can be a huge deal breaker, like it is for me Lighter UI - well, I'v... moreSeems that ZF5Z and Mi8 is targeted at the same price point (sub-$500), same high spec hardware, but with different orientation in mind. ZF5Z is for old school aficionado who prefers theirs to be a huge memory bank (w/ the inclusion of microSD card slot) + a jack for old school, yet tried and true audio performance, while Mi8 is for those who wanna ditch those old school features in favor of cutting edge features, like the IR face unlock + in screen fingerprint scanner. Both of em have notch and a SD845, has better performance than most phones running 845 as their SoC, and has a nice camera that, while not being a cutting edge tech compared to, say, S9+ or P20 Pro, is still super reliable than most of the competition. Both even have the same nits, and DCI-P3 certification, although Mi8 goes w/ AMOLED, while ZF5Z goes w/ IPS. It's like comparing T'Challa's suit w/ Killmonger's suit, to say the least imho.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018Please stop the stupid iPhone X-rip off comments -- Sharp Aquos was first with the notch, then... moretechnically essential only copied. iPhone X's notch is not the same as those 2.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018Did Sharp and Essential popularise the notch? No. How many people know these companies makes p... moreThat is some grade A pure BS argument. Xiaomi copied Apple as much as Apple copied the original creators... you either have both companies as copy-cats or you have none. Trying to assert otherwise is voicing own's lack of knowledge, which demands correction (so that said knowledge is acquired) rather than "deal with it" as in let history be rewritten by passiveness.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018With half the price, more capable, and future-proof.Not sure about it being more capable and future-proof. iPhones are usually more future-proof than Android phones. I wish these Chinese companies show more character in their phone designs instead of aping an American company.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018Please stop the stupid iPhone X-rip off comments -- Sharp Aquos was first with the notch, then... moreDid Sharp and Essential popularise the notch? No. How many people know these companies makes phones, or whether Essential exists? Apple is synonymous with the notch trend because they mainstreamed it. Get over it.
Anonymous, 31 May 2018Miui software is the reason for its success, use it before commentingIndeed. People whine how "bloated" it is, but for me, it's the reason I might stick with Xiaomi. It looks nice, it's fast and has a lot of really neat useful features through entire phone, like integrated weather, data usage monitor to other tiny features like integrated firewall/app control so you can block apps from connecting from the phone. Something you usually need root and extra app is already integrated here.
I would love to se all those innovations implemented into the Mix 2S
Please stop the stupid iPhone X-rip off comments -- Sharp Aquos was first with the notch, then Essential copied, and then Apple copied.