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...
Very nice article
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.
"But including third-party apps isn't the only source of revenue for Xiaomi. Unfortunately, many of the phone's built-in apps also have ads and promotional content baked in, none of which can be removed. The web browser will also routinely push notifications that include ads. It feels like you bought a trial version of a phone with ads instead of the real thing for the full price."
Solution: Unlock bootloader, install TWRP. After that, download and install Xiaomi.EU ROM for improved performance, more features compared to Global & AD-FREE EXPERIENCE.
Wow is this GSMa review out of Lower Parel, Mumbai?
The 6th generation of Xiaomi is just a massive dissaster.... The Redmi 6A is only as powerful as the Xperia Z1 Compact
Not the greatest ips screen būt for price and specs ok.
Battery barely one day.
Haw some Xiaomi and Google bloatware.
How to fix slow internet in Home it needs to be to window to get internet.
Still waiting for Xiaomi to fix the microphone audio bug on my Redmi 5 Plus.
How pathetic, that these cheaper phones have better microphones than my more expensive device.....SMH...
that ads though.
Lol, maybe it's the first devices that deserve a 'short' review xD
Please do the Audio test