"The Snapdragon 801 chip doesn't support an FM radio by default and requires extra chips to do so"
This is completely false, several other phones with Snapdragon 801 has FM radio, such as LG G3, Nubia Z7 Max, Xperia Z3 etc!
Xiaomi just followed the trend of iPhoneization with sealed batteries, no FM radio, no SD-card and generally less choice and value for the customer.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2015Wow bad review...
No comparison against Huawei Ascend Mate 7.Did you read the review at all? Or you've checked the last page, saw your phone isn't there and went straight to post a non-sense comment here?
The Mate7 is €100 more expensive, with bigger screen and body and thus it isn't a competitor to the Xiaomi Mi Note. That's why it is missing in the final words.
AnonD-265341, 28 Feb 2015I don't understand what the fuss is all about. This is no competition to the most know compani... moreTrue, battery life is not very good, but it can be improved with an update. MIUI gets weekly updates.
It's highly priced because the Mi Note is not made cheap. Just like Apple. You can't expect S801 with premium material and design to cost around the $300 price range. Well, to this day, Snapdragon 801 still performs decently, unless a new chipset was made to eliminate that just like how S800 eliminates S4 Pro.
I don't understand what the fuss is all about. This is no competition to the most know companies. That battery life if horrible, not to mention the lack of sd and nfc. Stay clear of this crap.
Also Xiaomi phones and gorilla glass have always been a huge controversy.
This phone is no different; nothing on Xiaomi's or Corning's website that this phone has Gorilla Glass but I see Xiaomishop planted the seed and wrote Gorilla Glass 3 (hey, if it sells more phones) so now this unsubstantiated spec gets picked up by GSMArena and the cycle continues.
Unless you absolutely need the dual sim, you can pretty much get a Note 3 for the price of this. The advantage this has is in its home market it is compatible with China Mobile's 4g networks where as an international Note 3 would be stuck on 2g but this issue doesn't apply to 99.9% of the readers here.
great design, bad battery life even worsen with non removable... junk type phone
Worthless phone.. A phone with such hopeless batterylife should not be allowed to be released to public.
Display brightness @ 50% - 130 cd/m2
Even with such low brightness, browsing is a pathetic 6:19, and video playback is lousy 6:32.
Compare this against Note 4. Much more powerful SOC, more pixels, display brightness @ 50% - 291 cd/m2
Even with such high brightness, browsing is 11 hrs, video is 17:52. In reality Note 4 does 4 times more battery than this POS if you consider same brightness levels.
You get what you pay for, bad battery for a cheap phone.
Why they dont mention if it gets covered in fingerprint and smudges??
Waiting for audio quality test results.
It should be as good as Meizu MX4 Pro and Vivo X5 Max considering both phone is using the sam DAC
Nice built. But too big. Same poor battery life as my lg g3. And why are they not giving the option of using sd card instead of nano sim as other companies. This might be the real big failure
AnonD-357689, 27 Feb 2015One of the best looking smartphone on the market.And should have been the best battery performer a last decade.