i know how to make this as a "removable battery"
bought 2 handset of this and there you go :D
I was expecting some light on the CDMA part as well. Does any of the SIM slot support CDMA, or CDMA sets are different like Mi4.
Adiyel, 30 Jan 2016You're right, they're not similar as the Samsung phone has better life. It manages that score,... moreYou may be right but forget about the amount of mAh and compare battery life taking the price of both phones for consideration. Redmi 3 is twice cheaper than J7 and although it's screen is smaller for me Xiaomi is the winner. If you compare prices you will find that Samsung offers no more than Xiaomi for the double price (screen of J7 is bigger but it has smaller amount of RAM)
rivaldi zo, 31 Jan 2016no scratch resistant front glass,
almost all xiaomi phones have no gorilla glass or even scra... moreWell sir, tempered glass screen protector is pretty cheap stuff now,,
Mine is gorilla glass 3, but I'm still using screen protector, just in case unwanted things happen
rivaldi zo, 31 Jan 2016no scratch resistant front glass, almost all xiaomi phones have no gorilla glass or even scra... moreYou must be joking to say almost all Xiaomi phones have no gorilla glass, right?
Wow is that battery life for real? Hope they release this phone soon.
I hope you will include some comments on whether running the ui/games are smooth and whether the phone gets hot in your next reviews especially for budget phones. The throttling issues are more important than synthetic benchmarks. A warm and toasty phone can't use it's 8 cores anyway. Also you called your kid an it!!! lol xD
no scratch resistant front glass,
almost all xiaomi phones have no gorilla glass or even scratch resistant, so thats how price is cheap, really no recomend phones
-1st of all very good all rounder, I can't ask for more in this price.
-A good phone is one which is best in all aspects and not in only one or two
-Someone argued it has crappy aluminium body.... Do you want shavorsky crystals?
-The phone is neither thick nor heavy even with the giant battery... Good achievement.
-The battery life, all time 3rd and best for the non flagship territory.. Leave the budget moniker.. Indeed a good achievement.
-I think the colour accuracy is also good at lower brightness of 488.. Because less than 3 means calibrated output.... So 4.4 is nice
-Some complaint for hybrid sim and sd slot.. But it is good also at a time when most manufacturers are removing the memory expansion.
-The Diamond pattern is good. Though plain finish is also as beautiful(some may prefer) but the pattern gives grip to the phone which is major problem with all Metal phones. It also gives a uniqueness to the phone when all phones look almost same.
-It was necessary for the reviewers to compare it with the phones of nearly double the price (even of non established brands which are comparatively cheaper) and it even exceed some of them in overall package. It is a great achievement in its own. Some phone are better than their price competition in some ways, but the phone is so good in every aspect that it is at far upper level than the competition.
-Someone have complained about the graphics performance but I think it is best in its price group and also better than pricier phones because they use 1080p displays with same processors.
-The phone is not a 100 usd. It is selling at 799 yuan which is approximately little less than 125 USD. And little more than 8000 rupees. It is snapdragon device so xiaomi will sure launch it in India but don't know when. If it launches it early, price will be 8500 and if it launches it after 2 to 3 months, it will be 8000 because China price will fall. Alongside it will be the snapdragon 650 powered note 3 pro and I wish mi5.
-I'm not calling it cheap because I am a rich person or I use midrange phones etc, I have a redmi 2 prime with 2gb ram and 16gb internal, but it is indeed cheap and I feel sorry for them who ask for even more.
-Then thanx gsmarena for establishing new standard for display brightness.... Nothing is practically perfect. It is a good and simple solution.
-I request that the standby time should also be displayed.
- If you have any other opinion, please reply kindly.
All good, but one thing is very important to mention : by buying Xiaomi device, you are on your own!
There is no international guarantee, and sh** does happen...
1. Meizu M1 metal
2. Le 1s
3. Coolpad Note 3 Lite
Pick either one of them, you will be more than happy. amen.
Bob007, 30 Jan 2016this phone will be available in india only when xiaomi sold enough of it in china,and xiamoi b... moreAnd even if it would be available, we will see it only in some retarded color which nobody preferred in China, while they will flaunt other colors and cases on their website.
And please don't talk about Mi5. With that, everything except the logo is copied.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016That battle would be automatically lost to older models. Older models (say redmi 2) feature re... moreLet me share one more reason. No hybrid slot in earlier Redmi. Making a device that can support 128gb(or whatever big chunk!) at the cost of taking away dual sim functionality is no good.
Same here bro.. I have no idea how do they manage to do at least a single unwanted change every single time which ruins all our hopes. Now when the battery and processor has improved from Redmi1s, the dual sim functionality is gone. Why do they remove a feature which no user has criticized of ?
Additionally, now boot loader is locked too :(
LeEco1s now seems much better option(3gb/32GB + Helio X10).
*in spongebob voice*
This is not your average daily budget smartphone.
This is ...advanced budget phone..
satyajit, 30 Jan 2016coolpad note 3 lite is well better than this fingerprint, 3gb ram you have a point
Great review. One thing that I that might make it better is if you moved the phone while it is recording video footage to see how jerky or smooth it is e.g. I noticed that the Nexus 6p has quite jerky video recording while the huawei mate 8's for example is very smooth while recording and I definitely prefer smooth! Great review anyway :)