Best budget phone, if you can live with 16:9 display, is MiA1. After Oreo update that is. Obviously MiA2 will have 18:9 display. And that will be another hit. Stock Android is far more fluid than any other Android software on phones. Period. I wonder why brands paste their useless flavors on it. Some had horrible OS.
Mobile phone business is biggest business in the world. Thousands of phones are being released over the years. Every year phones are slightly upgraded and pushed to gullible customers. When I have OP 5t, I surely don't need OP 6 but no, I will be buying OP 6 that selling the 5t. I don't need to so much power to go about my business Even lower midranger can meet my demands. But I have to have OP 6. Call it show off or addiction, but that's what is running the mobile phone business. I wonder at our gullibility!
Mark, 24 Jan 2018I had redmi note 3 snapdragon edition, loved it. Yeah speaker wasnt great so as the camera. ... moreThey couldn't give you more for the chip, even an earphone. Bigger screen is a waste, things should be better with SD630 (better modem too) + Bigger Battery + Clear information about Corning type used.
PapaRafe, 25 Jan 2018I know it's a preference but can't help notice Xiao mi app icons look childish and plain Th... moreXiaomi redmis u get what u paid for, but reliable and sturdy. Those brands u mentioned, u most likely paid more than what u get especially apple and samsung. Btw im on my 6th month using my htc u11.
I need the one
This are pretty Is xiome Resmi Mi 5 plus
I know it's a preference but can't help notice Xiao mi app icons look childish and plain
That's one reason I'm staying away from chinese phones alike oppo, vivo, one plus
They're indeed cheap budget and so goes the quality.
HTC, Apple, Samsung icons gives you eye candies & beauty worth what you pay for....
a good phone for a great budget. What more can one want for this money. Maybe it would be even better with SD 630, but only geeks care about that stuff. The SD625 and MIUI optimisation make a very speedy device. If u want better performance and better camera go for Mi Note 3. Otherwise for this money - gold.
AnonD-715926, 24 Jan 2018Well allow me to retort. You didn't buy the iPhone 7 Plus cause the midrange SD 510/Mediatek f... morePardon me, some people are butthurt for what i said. U are too focused on hardware and yet i am for the real world performance. Iphone 7plus speakers and cam are hands down better but my life doesnt revolve around it, battery life and consistent smoothness is what im after. And besides i have portable speaker and enough system at home if i really want to enjoy my music or movies. I also have dslr. Enjoy ur iphone, next time u read or hear someone say that their they prefer android over ur iphone dont be butt hurt coz 1 its not ur money 2 thats the truth for them. Smh
JoxY, 24 Jan 2018If it doesn't have AC WiFi, it's dissapointment because SD625 supports it...(for example, Asus... moreI believe it supports AC. I don't have any AC capable router or device so can't confirm but it's been said in a lot of YouTube reviews that it has AC.
I can confirm that it has 5GHz tho.
Well, in some country the so-called competitors like Moto x4 and HTC U11 Life are NOT on the same price tier as Redmi Note series.. it's even way pricier than Mi A1
Redmi note 5 is the best , superb battery pick up and the fastest company in India .
AnonD-715926, 24 Jan 2018Well allow me to retort. You didn't buy the iPhone 7 Plus cause the midrange SD 510/Mediatek f... moreRn3 was 2016 launch..
It ran on Android os, used Snapdragon 650 and it was very smooth. (Check anandtech for that) besides the battery life was better anyways..
Anonymous, 23 Jan 20186" 18:9 is similar to 5.5" 16:9 . With 4000mAh it scores 104h. XA1+ scores 102h with 3430... moreUnfortunately you are wrong. 5,5 FHD is not corresponding with 6 18:9 screen. 6 18:9 screen (92,9cm2); 5,5 16:9 (83,4cm2); 5,8 16:9 screen (92,7cm2). So 6inch 18:9 screen is corresponding with 5,8inch 16:9 screen, so I think battery life is pretty good.
If it doesn't have AC WiFi, it's dissapointment because SD625 supports it...(for example, Asus Zenfone 3)
Still don understand how the GBench score leave other SD625 phone too far behind.
I dont see the logic here with the 4300~ score mark.Same also with Mi A1 and Moto GS5+
,the multi core cpu score was too high different than previous SD625 phone.
So better stick with Antutu which more consistent benchmark across the same
For GPU benchmark, better stick with 3D Futuremark.
GeekBench is weird benchmark software.
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2018Pixel density of 6" 18:9 and 5.5" 16:9 for Full HD is same. As another anonymous user stated out, 18:9 6.0" is still longer than 16:9 5".
Mark, 24 Jan 2018I had redmi note 3 snapdragon edition, loved it. Yeah speaker wasnt great so as the camera. ... moreWell allow me to retort. You didn't buy the iPhone 7 Plus cause the midrange SD 510/Mediatek from 2015 running Chinese Bloatware was smoother than the flagship iOS10 running A10 Fusion from 2016 and ended up buying HTC U11? _/l\_