GSMA,judging by the majority of the comments here, nobody's interested in your Mi 10 Pro review...they're debating about Xiaomi's business model,ads,how much money Google makes,can you install iOS on a Huawei P 40+Premium GT Turbo 4x4 and so on...
I'm the minority here,really interested in,possibly,one of the best smartphones of 2020..looking forward to it..
BegineR, 13 Apr 2020Samsung also have ads in a couple of own apps (also it can be turned off), even those Samsungs... moreI disable all the optional stuff in setup, I don't exactly remember if it was there with the A50. So far I have seen ads in Samsung's app store but other system apps were clean. I'm using an S8 right now, no ads either. They might call it something creative like "personalized services", think I saw that one but it might have been turned off by default.
custom ROM, 13 Apr 2020Pricing Xiaomi's smartphones in higher-priced brackets has the unintended and positive side-ef... moreHey who are you to stop us from using Custom ROMS and rooting our phones?
Android is about freedom. If you don't like it, go to the tyrannical prison system of iOS.
Only amateurs who don't read instructions carefully end up bricking their phone.
The probability is the same as someone driving a car and getting into an accident coz they weren't careful while driving. Just coz you can get into an accident, doesn't mean you stop driving cars altogether.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020He can't accept that people have different views on things. I used to like the curved screen o... moreSamsung also have ads in a couple of own apps (also it can be turned off), even those Samsungs with Exynos SoCs heh, just saying, so after all, it's a similar case with those tho custom UIs, right?
I was asking you, did you notice any pop up add, (from the System based, OneUI) on A50 in the past, or did you disable those from the begining on same device.
LilPhone, 13 Apr 2020You are completely wrong. Think of the hardware and 5G. 5G will increase price of the handset ... morePricing Xiaomi's smartphones in higher-priced brackets has the unintended and positive side-effect of weeding out those buyers who rely on custom ROMs to use Xiaomi's phones.
If you routinely use custom ROMs for your Xiaomi's smartphone, you probably should never have bought it in the first place. Take the risk of bricking your phone with ROM-hopping so that you can save some money. What kind of pathetic smartphone life this is. This reflects poorly both on the device and on the user.
It's time for Xiaomi to take some action to discourage such ROM-hopping practice. Just make any smartphones priced under $400 unrootable, like many other phone-makers have done in the past. Any buyers staying with Xiaomi will be the customers worth having.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020Google makes substantial ad revenue. Much more than Xiaomi. I don't see you asking google to... moreI can't believe how you don't get a simple point. Do you PAY to use Google services? NO, you don't and they make money through ads.
Do you PAY for your Xiaomi? YES, you pay asked price and STILL get used as a source of income / revenue via ads.
I don't get how some people love anti-consumer actions. You must be an anti-consumer lobbyist or just a sheep to say it in a friendly manner.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020Yes and Google services are free btw. You can create an account and disable ID. But for a smar... moreGoogle makes substantial ad revenue. Much more than Xiaomi. I don't see you asking google to subsidise your use of their service. Double standards?
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020Do you go into the same hysterics when you see ads on google or facebook?Yes and Google services are free btw. You can create an account and disable ID. But for a smartphone you already pay. Again, charging more gets them over 100% less revenue than ad / ad tracking and that's not consumer friendly.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020Do you go into the same hysterics when you see ads on google or facebook?Yes, except that I don't use facebook and use adblock on Google products. And no, Apple is not an alternative in any way.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020Just because you CAN turn them off or even HAVE TO in the first place should give you somethin... moreDo you go into the same hysterics when you see ads on google or facebook?
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020You're the only person here with the problem. No one else really cares. They are a listed co... moreJust because you CAN turn them off or even HAVE TO in the first place should give you something to think about. And if you don't like others having a problem with this attitude, you are part of the problem.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020Who said anything about 1000 dollars. They make atleast 10k dollars on each phone's lifecycle ... moreYou're the only person here with the problem. No one else really cares. They are a listed company so it's that hard to find out. Whether they make substantial amounts of ad revenue or not, I don't really care. The ads can be turned off if you don't like them.
Vegetaholic, 13 Apr 2020Nonsense, curved display gives you ultimate sense of 100% body to ratio feeling. Dont tell me ... more1) There is no need in that big of "screen to body ratio", any number more than 80% is absolutely enough! It's a smartphone, not a monitor! You hold it with your hand, so it needs to be comfortable! Thus the pursuit for "thin bezels" just for itself is stupid!
2) I always use my smartphones with a case, what does it have to do with it?
3) I'm not stupid, I don't need any ridiculous "premium feeling" in my gadgets - because they are just gadgets, nothing more!
"Monotonic and outdated" - that's just ridiculous, lol.
And no, curved displays are absolutely bad - they have no reasons to exist, they distort image and glare on edges, they are either uncomfortable without case or don't let to use "back" and "previous app" gestures with case, they cost more than the same specs flat displays.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020It's not a stunt, it's their business model. They sell their phones at the cost of producing ... moreWho said anything about 1000 dollars. They make atleast 10k dollars on each phone's lifecycle (3 years) with ads. It's fine if you don't want to believe that, but don't say it's okay to become the product because that's what happens here.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020Operating systems are NOT apps. You already paid for the phone with the OS, you shouldn't even... moreIt's just Xiaomi's business model - lower the cost of a smartphone in exchange of ads in pre-installed apps.
But apps can be turned off, so it doesn't matter.
This business model wasn't a secret, anyone knew about it when they bought a Xiaomi smartphone.
So, please, stop this stupid whining.
AnonD-908380, 13 Apr 2020Xiaomi is also at a loss or no profit. They rely on their many accessories to be sold for prof... moreIt's not a stunt, it's their business model. They sell their phones at the cost of producing them and supplement their income with ads, that can be turned off. I think it's better than charging their customers $1,000 for a phone.
JayrBars, 13 Apr 20201) Preference my friend. Some do love them. (Though im 50-50 about cyrved screens)
2) Yes peo... more1) Again, why should anybody like something so stupid and useless?
2) It's not that "I can't choose", it's "There is almost nothing to choose from". There is only one smartphone with good camera system, good FLAT display and powerful chipset - it's iPhone 11 Pro Max. One smartphone is not a choice.
3) Yeah, manufacturers want only to earn all the money in the world, not to satisfy any "customer's needs", that's why they come up with nonsense like curved display - it's just easier to push and market to people, but no one actually needs this nonsense.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2020I don't think so. No one else offers value for money like Xiaomi except maybe Realme. But th... moreXiaomi is also at a loss or no profit. They rely on their many accessories to be sold for profit. Some day they have to take a cut for profit and so will Realme. OnePlus did the same stunt years ago. It's all for brand recognition.