Marco M, 19 Feb 2019Odd, some here under one of the Z5 Pro threads bought the Z5 Pro and tried getting gapps to wo... moreRecent Lenovo phones come with Google framework pre-installed. S5 Pro and Z5s are not on Google's list either and I was able to install GApps easily. I suggest you double check what the person said.
My main point is Xiaomi doesn't have the lowest prices anymore. They are getting undercut left and right in China by brands such as Lenovo, Meizu, ZTE, 360, Gome etc. Even vivo has some cheaper phones now like the Z1.
Gg bruh, 19 Feb 2019Looks like the apple of china has finally become apple...I have always called them the Apple of China, lol. Everytime I have something From Xiaomi and get asked who makes that and told "never heard of em'" Their Design game is brilliant neigh I say 95% Apple quality. I thought these look sick but the Blue/green color flop one looks sick! I gotta get some of that paint!
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2019BTW iPhone XS has same sensor size as Pixel 3Same as the mi 8, poco f1, asus ZenFone 5z, rog phone, razer phone 2, and many more...i think sony imx363 sensors are the go too camera for 2018 flagships...but all these other phones lacks pixel visual core and other software tricks by google...
Dan, 18 Feb 2019Yes it's premature. I was responding to a poster who said he's in China, so Chinese phones wer... moreOdd, some here under one of the Z5 Pro threads bought the Z5 Pro and tried getting gapps to work without success.
For today's version of gapps to work, the device must be officially support, or else signing in will not be possible.
None of the Z5 Pro versions are listed as supported, but the standard Z5 is.
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One thing he didn't test, was to use a older version of google play, before the limitations kicked in. But then doing that, if possible, will not make the phone very futureproof.
But yeah, either way their buggy UI and weak camera alone is good enough reason to stay away. Strange that such a company don't do a better job.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019I just read that there will be two "special" versions, the Transparent edition will cost $740 ... moreWe don't yet know what else is in the box, and any license to pay for the Alita connection. The marketing, including the video in the article, also costs and need to be covered by the sale of the phone. Production volume also affects unit price. I assmume Xiaomi's production of the standard Mi 9 is significantly higher than for the Alita and Explorer versions.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Does the theme manager also change the system icons too because launchers can't, as for ads I ... moreYou heard wrong. All ads related to UI can be disabled in one button (menu setting). I have zero ads on my phone related to MIUI.
However, ads from free apps you download will still exist when using that free app or if the app has permition to post notifications (which can be disabled for spamming apps), as they do on all phones not rooted and with ad blocker.
Perhaps the person heard it from is mixing up this. Not sure which app it was, but my wife once installed som crap on her previous phone (Oukitel Mix 2) that frequently launched full screen ads. It was a bit of a pain to locate as she installed a load of apps all at once. The normal press and hold over a notification to identify and go to settings did not work.
With regards to appearance. All icons can be changed by theme, also system apps, as well as quick setting menu and UI in dialer, contact list etc.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019I know that I did read the article after all, and what does inflation have to do with Xiaomi l... moreNo one is lying, but someone is trolling.
Like I've already mentioned, the special edition will likely come not with 6GB/64GB but probably something like 10GB/256 or even 512GB and probably something else in the box as well seeing it has a connection to this movie. It's a SPECIAL EDITION, get it trough your scull.
Marco M, 18 Feb 2019Talking about the cheapest SD855 already is a bit soon seeing as the phone that will sport it ... moreYes it's premature. I was responding to a poster who said he's in China, so Chinese phones were used as examples. The upcoming Redmi flagship with SD855 may very well be cheaper than Z5 Pro GT.
I have a buddy who has the Z5 Pro, SD710 version. According to him it was easy to set up Google services, just download GApps from Lenovo's app store. I have similar experiences setting up a Lenovo S5 Pro and Z5s.
The buggy ZUI is a much bigger problem. App crashes, and annoying bugs like the mic and speakers suddenly stop working, which requires a reboot to fix. MIUI provides much better user experience. That's why I said a lower price isn't necessarily better.
Marco M, 18 Feb 2019Google "inflation". 2018 was not a year of 5G, this year is. This year companies like Xiaom... moreI just read that there will be two "special" versions, the Transparent edition will cost $740 and the Explorer edition with 12GB of RAM with the same transparent back will be $885. Again I ask you why does these two models cost so much compared to the highest configuration of the regular model which costs $545? And don't say inflation or 5G.
Marco M, 18 Feb 2019MIUI has themes that even alters settings menu. . . Get the theme you want and/or get a custom... moreDoes the theme manager also change the system icons too because launchers can't, as for ads I heard that some of them can't be manually disabled.
Marco M, 18 Feb 2019Google "inflation". 2018 was not a year of 5G, this year is. This year companies like Xiaom... moreI know that I did read the article after all, and what does inflation have to do with Xiaomi lying about releasing an $800+ phone? What makes this phone any different than the entry-level one? Transparent back alone isn't enough to justify that kind of a price hike along with 5G if it does support it.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019I don't know about spine but it's definitely one of the worst if not the worst with its iOS in... moreMIUI has themes that even alters settings menu. . . Get the theme you want and/or get a custom launcher.
I have one of their newest, Mi Mix 3, and no ads here. It's as simple as selecting no to ads in the initial setup. It's same place as you select no to giving google all of your data. And if one for som reason selected yes, you can still turn it off in settings at any time.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019"A statement one year does not automatically transfer for the next," that makes absolutely no ... moreGoogle "inflation".
2018 was not a year of 5G, this year is. This year companies like Xiaomi, Motorola, Oppo, Vivio etc learned how much Qualcomm asks for its 5G modem.
And again, their flagship Mi 9 still costs only $516.
Yes, they have a special edition that costs more, but that doesn't mean that the Mi 9 starts at $885.
No one lied, but someone is commenting in a very silly way. I understand why you do it anonymously.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2019MIUI is better for you than something else!? It is absolutely worst spine ever.I don't know about spine but it's definitely one of the worst if not the worst with its iOS interface and intrusive ads!
CptPower, 16 Feb 2019No is not and you knows it. Everybody here can confirm Mui is the best after pure clean android.HA that's a riot! Best UI is stock Android/Oxygen OS then One UI, every other interface is ugly (LG UX) or an iOS ripoff (pretty much every Chinese custom skin out there including MIUI).