n3t3p, 10 Nov 2018For ads in MIUI, switch off recommendations in settings of every system app, Eg for music ... moreThe issue of adverts in MIUI is increasingly becoming thorny. I can't stand a UI with adverts (even if I can disable them!). I was really hoping to get a Xiaomi phone soon but unfortunately because of this, I have to consider other brands.
205PPI. That's close to retina grade pixel concentration! Great value. :D
I expected a more complete , detailed review . Audio quality, loudspeaker , image quality at night including studio tests were missing , and hoped to see your suggestions from other brands , too .
For ads in MIUI, switch off recommendations in settings of every system app,
Eg for music app Android settings->System apps->Music->Additional settins-Receive recommendations->off
and for performance issue in 6A,
1. Uninstall all of crapware & unwanted apps (some directly via uninstall option & other via adb, eg adb devices; adb shell; adb pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos for play movies app
(i uninstalled around 30+ packages via this freeing lots of space and some of ram too)
2. Swtich off all of unwanted notifications for various apps & keep only desired ones on
After this all, phone works pretty well!
Stan, 09 Nov 2018I own and used Xiaomi phone, Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 3/32 RAM/storage for 2 and the half year ... moreI don't update my phones, my friend. Have you heard about companies intentionally slowing down your phones through updates? That's what I'm trying to avoid.
GSMArena, you used to suggest alternative devices at the end of your reviews. This review isn't complete without that.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2018I'm tired of defending Xiaomi phones to those who cannot have one or who never tried one. They... moreI own and used Xiaomi phone, Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 3/32 RAM/storage for 2 and the half year (April 2016 till now). What can I say for the first year that phone is great but after that its hell. Not because of the ads but because of the bugs cames with MIUI updates its really damage the phone potential or ability. Because of that bugs the battery drains fast not because its aged but it happens suddenly after updated on February 2017 till now, second simcard (the nano simcard) frequently lost signal, phone become easily and fastly heating, games easily get crash. What can I say if U want to use Xiaomi its ok as long as U dont updated it.
barewithme, 09 Nov 2018No screen tests, no battery tests. This is NOT a Gsmarena review. Thumbs down.click on the next page button
Say hello to another useless review by GSMArena. Keep up the 'good' work guys.
No screen tests, no battery tests. This is NOT a Gsmarena review. Thumbs down.
I don't like short review mostly these budget devices purchase for calling and whatsapp but it's a shame no audio review..
GSMArena team is known to include MIUI as the pros in the verdict session before ads invade the system lul
Reason why MIUI apps are present is because some of us don't want to use Google stuff even outside China. I actually trust Xiaomi more than Google...
I'm tired of defending Xiaomi phones to those who cannot have one or who never tried one. They keep on complaining about ads because they had only read it somewhere else and did not have the actual device to experiment how to get rid of ads. For the last 8 months I have bought 3 smartphones, 2 cameras and 1 laptop from different brands. And all I can say for now is that my decision to try a Xiaomi phone is the best choice that I have ever made in purchasing gadgets this year.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2018"But including third-party apps isn't the only source of revenue for Xiaomi. Unfortunately, ma... moreTrue. But this is not a solution many users would have the knowledge or patience to do. A simpler method is just to disable apps and deactivate notifications and their permissions. It takes 15 mins and is permanent.
While ads in MIUI aren't ideal, nobody talks about ads in stock Android. Sure, stock Android on its own doesn't have ads. But the minute you install third party apps in it -- apps that are in built in MIUI -- there is no stopping the ads. It's a bit misguiding when reviewers talk about the speed and lack of bloatware in stock and about ads in MIUI, they don't mention this crucial usage factor.
Ads are not ideal. But from personal experience with 3 years of stock, one year of MIUI, and again one week of near stock, I'd go MIUI as the lesser of two evils where the ads can be controlled and eliminated. Try stock with third party apps and the ads will drive you crazy.