I was thinking about whether to buy this phone or the Redmi Note 3 Pro. I went for the latter for two reasons: I couldn't see the extra value for money I would get out of paying more for the Redmi Pro and, secondly, I don't trust Mediatek processors to do as good a job of preserving battery life as SD SOC's. I went for the Note 3 Pro primarily because it has SD 650.
Mark_S, 20 Sep 2016Another North American unusable LTE band phone. No band 12You should say American, not North American, because 4 Canadian carriers have LTE Band 7 (2600) which is one of the 3 LTE bands that is on nearly every Chinese phone including all the best, recent Xiaomi phones.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Its will be has worst battery life on GSMArena review. Zoppo Speed 8 3600mah + X20 = 41 Hit got 80 hrs score
Cool phone, and now looks assured a scratch resistant screen with 2.5 d glasses
Mark_S, 20 Sep 2016Another North American unusable LTE band phone. No band 12Not even the international versions of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P support band 12, why would a phone only intended for mainland China support it?
The best you can hope for is support for band 4 and band 2 which are used in a lot more countries compared to band 12.
AnonD-237381, 20 Sep 2016In my country, which is VERY big (Brazil) 3G does not cover everywhere, even tho it's 2016, th... moreAnd? What's wrong in wanting a progression in technology by having a dual SIM that can be on standby on 3G on both SIM? It doesn't mean I want phones to drop 2G completely. By your logic, we shouldn't have LTE phones then since it doesn't have wide coverage. Your argument makes no sense.
Its will be has worst battery life on GSMArena review. Zoppo Speed 8 3600mah + X20 = 41 H
divis200, 20 Sep 2016You obviously don't have the phone and you are only hating on it. Please stop with your bs.If there's anything I would like to update on my comment, that would be the fast charging capabilities. I heard that Redmi Pro does support fast charging, but you need to fork out a good money for the right charger.
The rest of the cons are still same.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016The mali t880mp4 gpu is not bad at all. It must be the bad optimization of the app itself or p... moreThe game that I experienced lagging are nba 2k16, Assassin's Creed and some 3D racing games. I suspect the culprit is the GPU because normal operation and browsing are very smooth.
divis200, 20 Sep 2016You obviously don't have the phone and you are only hating on it. Please stop with your bs.Tell me which point is not valid
AnonD-428442, 20 Sep 2016Why do you want inferior call quality over 2G vs better call quality over 3G? In my country, which is VERY big (Brazil) 3G does not cover everywhere, even tho it's 2016, there's remote and unpopulated areas or small country cities where only 2G networks are available, 4G made its debut in 2014 and as of now is available only at metropolitan areas.
There's 5565 cities and 200 million people to cover, it takes years to cover all the territory, you can say the same thing about India, for example, you really can't compare with "small" (population) countries like Australia or Singapore, if they're ditching the 2G networks, who cares, they're somewhat irrelevant in this matter.
4G here works in high frequency, band 7 (2600Mhz) only, its coverage range is not so good, requiring more cell towers, the carriers are waiting for the government to shutdown the analog TV for good, the analog TV works on the 700Mhz range...
Why are you posting reviews recently without battery performance stats? Whats the hurry here. We can all wait instead of being served a half baked dish :)
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016As the owner of the phone for 1month, let me highlighted a few things that GSMARENA has failed... moreYou obviously don't have the phone and you are only hating on it. Please stop with your bs.
Another review with the battery section incomplete. Request GSMA to post a review after completing it, there is no deadline here. Meanwhile the battery section in Sony X compact review is not out yet
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016As the owner of the phone for 1month, let me highlighted a few things that GSMARENA has failed... moreThe mali t880mp4 gpu is not bad at all. It must be the bad optimization of the app itself or poor kernel made by xiaomi. I guess the games that u played is using the slowest core. Happens on my meizu mx4 while gaming where only 4 cortex a7 is fully used but the other 4 cortex a17 is totally offline. With slight modification on the kernel,forcing all the cortex a17 to stay awake I was able to run gta san andreas and warhammer 40k freeblade on max setting without a single lag. And that is a 1080p device from 2014. Helio x20 should be even better.