Anonymous, 21 Sep 2020LOL, it's not a "choice" but a scam. This way Xiaomi can offer poor support an... moreYou are kidding us right?!
My Xiaomi Mi 6 has got plenty of software updates.
It was released with Android 7 and got Android 8 and 9, it was released with Miui 8 and got Miui 9. Miui 10 and Miui 11.
That's plenty of updates for a phone purchased for 330 euros.
Spanky, 21 Sep 2020I preffer the „market flood“ approach, like I have said. It allows me to pick a phone right do... moreThe thing is, neither do I. I don't hold onto any phone for that long. Which makes any worry for software support irrelevant. I just don't worry about it on iPhone. Where with Android phone, I had several instances where phone was not even that old and I just stopped getting ANY updates just because new model has arrived and they basically dumped the old one almost immediately. And that wasn't just a one off occurrence, it was a regular thing.
AnonD-804996, 21 Sep 2020It's not. It's why no one offers any kind of half decent software support. Apple doe... moreI preffer the „market flood“ approach, like I have said. It allows me to pick a phone right down to the smallest detail. It’s like building your own PC, in a way. Firmware updates are nice and it’s true that it’s much easier to support a product when you only have 4 models, but I don’t really like keeping a phone for too long, so it a very long support cycle is not crucial. With technology moving so fast, it doesn’t make sense to use the same phone for half a decade, in my opinion. Not to mention it gets dropped, scratched and so on, then you have to live with it damaged for years. I preffer the mid-range solutions, but replaced more often.
You’re right in regards to the confusing naming schemes, but if the device is good, I don’t care what they name it. Besides, they do it all the time in other industries too. It’s not a good thing, but it’s not a deal breaker, either.
WhySooSerious, 21 Sep 2020Imo these phones seem to be Mi Note 20/Mi Note 20 Pro or with 11 number but has to be the same... moreThat was reply to non-existing phone.
As for this. I'm leaving this topic announcement afaik next week resolves. I only say that imo global Mi phone packs 64MP only. (and 108MP Chinese)
I purchased a Xaomi Redmi 6, now that I look back, I have no idea why.....😳
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020Nope. It's Mi Note 10 not RedmiImo these phones seem to be Mi Note 20/Mi Note 20 Pro or with 11 number but has to be the same series.
They won't be that much heart
AnonD-804996, 21 Sep 2020It's not. It's why no one offers any kind of half decent software support. Apple doe... moreHuge market size and race in China (unlike US) means enough buyers for certain model and hype needed. Nice to judge in theory I'm afraid they don't care if you or me like it.
Also your comment. All brands in China have many models so you say they're all "in doubt" for years. Does it make sense? Unless doubt is other word for competition.
That said, I'm not defending having tooo many models however it's just their business literally.
Spanky, 20 Sep 2020It’s better like this, rather than having a measly 4 models per year, like that fruit logo com... moreIt's not. It's why no one offers any kind of half decent software support. Apple does, because they only have 4 phones a year. There is no way Android makers can support all their 5000 models released every year. And that sucks. Also filling every single price bracket doens't make decisions easier for users, it just makes it confusing as hell. Just look at Realme and their product ranges with horrible model numbering and so many seemingly same models it's just awful.
Tidason, 20 Sep 2020To me 108MP is useless. I prefer having a good quality sensor with larger photosites. I'm... moreLmao, listen the photo sites are the same size, they’re all 0.8 micron, the 64mp sensor is physically larger than the 48mp and the 108mp sensor is the largest, being larger than all of them. Delivery better quality downsized to the same size
Tidason, 20 Sep 2020To me 108MP is useless. I prefer having a good quality sensor with larger photosites. I'm... moreIn other words you prefer high end camera equipment which cannot be found in budget range on this neither similar phone anyways.
Spanky, 20 Sep 2020It’s better like this, rather than having a measly 4 models per year, like that fruit logo com... moreLOL, it's not a "choice" but a scam. This way Xiaomi can offer poor support and no real updates, forcing you to buy a new device with basically the same specs if you want software updates.
Just as importantly, churning out these "new" copies gets them monthly coverage on all the mobile-related sites, without having to come up with really new products.
I guess the strategy works on some, based on your comment.
AnonD-804996, 20 Sep 2020When in doubt, just flood the market with thousands of indistinguishable phone models...It’s better like this, rather than having a measly 4 models per year, like that fruit logo company. This way, a customer can find a model for his/her exact needs and price bracket, rather than being restricted to the feature list of a few predefined models.
To me 108MP is useless. I prefer having a good quality sensor with larger photosites. I'm sticking with pixel binning with my current 48mp sensor. Xiaomi, I wish I had the possibility to change the size of the picture with your 32mp selfie cam.
That said, may be there are people who actually need such sensors.
Dammit Xiaomi, just give your cheap Redmi phones NFC as well. You don't know how much of a dealbreaker the lack of that is for so many peopl.e
Even 12mp would be great with quality optics, processing and raw capabilities. A lot of phones lately got more artistic than real output. Also no exciting features like IR, AR, raw hdr make it through top brands...