stinkfist, 15 Aug 2019Xiaomi UI is wonderful in my perspective. It only had 4 installed apps and looked more like an... moreYep, at least if your're in Europe (ROM is different and also what you get depends of the region you chose in settings) there are no ads or bloatware, just a few apps most of which you can uninstall. Currently the only "bloatware" i have on my Mi 9T is "feedback" app, and "Shareme" (And they don't do anything if you don't use them).
As i pointed out earlier, the battery is still at 100% when i wake up (After charging before bed) so no bloatware to drain your battery.
A50 user, 14 Aug 2019Ok,lets end this useless debate in a friendly way: Mi 9T is a decent phone I know, but I thin... moreXiaomi UI is wonderful in my perspective. It only had 4 installed apps and looked more like android stock than samsungs UI. Even more convenient to get rid of samsungs useless apps. If you just want a simple UI Miui is good enough. If you are more of an advanced user there might be better UI out there. Ofc Miui can improve but I think Xiaomi do a pretty good work so far considering they are somewhat newcomers on the European market and the low price.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2019How's the camera quality compared to the Mi 9's, equall or? A50 has one of the worst cameras I have ever tested. The autofocus is a nightmare. Most of the pictures were blurry and there is so much noise. Xiaomi do a better work here with their software and ofc the sony camera is a very good basemodel. Even in low light I experience a lot better pictures on Mi 9t than A50, while using gcam and stock. I also belive the Mi 9t shows more realistic colours than the A50.
A50 user is obviously salty about his poor choice and is desperately trying to find some argument against 9T and convince himself how bad it is (And mostly, how good his mediocre phone is).
GVera, 14 Aug 2019I agree with you that minimim radiation exposure is better, but you got it completely wrong as... moreRe: SAR
I am in the process of upgrading from an old Samsung phone, model SGH-Z170.
According to Samsung's website it emits 0.301 (head), 0.764 (body).
This is quite low, but I get a headache after talking on it.
The headache can last several hours and is reproducible.
The longer I talk on it, the worse the headache. For example a 30 minute conversation recently left me with a 5 hour headache.
Talking on my landline has never given me a headache, even long 30+ minute conversation, so I think it might be the phone radiation.
I have used this EMF meter to measure radiation while talking
But it reports nothing. However it reports elevated levels of RF on my cordless landline phone (which I no longer use) and also from my 802.11n wifi routers (which I have solved by setting them to low transmission power).
My solution is to use speakerphone on the Samsung, and not hold it against my head.
Because the Samsung has a low SAR rating, maybe SAR isn't very meaningful, and we should avoid holding the phone against the head regardless of SAR.
This website makes the same claim:
"...if you read my article on SAR rates, youÂ’ll understand why they are a truly horrible measure of how dangerous cell phones are, and why they do almost nothing to protect us from these dangers."
So my rule is, regardless of the phone, I will always use speakerphone or external headset.
Also according to this website, Samsung is not a more ethical company than Xiaomi: https://thegoodshoppingguide.com/ethical-rankings-mobile-phones
For me personally, red dot on "human rights" or "animal welfare" is a dealbreaker. I think red dot on human rights means Congo child labour, but I'm not sure because the details are behind a paywall.
I haven't bought anything yet, but leaning heavily towards Mi 9T with speakerphone or external headset.
From all 9T/K20 series only this has higher SAR than others. Wonder why. Maybe used some other parts which cause it (sometimes). Though it doesn't necessarily mean much, looks worse in specs.
A50 user, 14 Aug 2019No offence, but you are the one who needs to be educated:
Quote from https://emfadvice.com/... moreI agree with you that minimim radiation exposure is better, but you got it completely wrong assuming that a lower SAR phone will emit lower radiation on average in normal use.
Please read this article of the FCC regarding SAR:
A50 user, 14 Aug 2019No offence, but you are the one who needs to be educated:
Quote from https://emfadvice.com/... moreNot offended at all (as long arguments are used it's O.K.). Well full-value answer takes too much time (I mean go through ALL that information thoroughly) so maybe some other time?
For now, I don't deny it's better to have low SAR than high but that value was measured under specific conditions which might not apply to every user. You cannot say one takes this and other takes that much RF energy just by using this or that phone unless you do tests of concrete user and phone. So not like "X times more".
Actually the best SAR is no SAR, lower or higher emitting so you can't avoid it completely if using phone. Of course it's better to have low SAR phone though. (like A50 -as for low radiation at least :) ...well I quite like it overall)
And if you call this "microwave" then you should call S10 siries same since they are above safe limit you mention here (such expensive device, it's a shame).
BTW if you have link about some serious long-term studies which prove health impact I'd take a look (seriously).
[deleted post]Ok,lets end this useless debate in a friendly way:
Mi 9T is a decent phone I know, but I think xiaomi should work on making better UI and lower SAR.
Meanwhile, A50 has both good UI and low SAR, but should bump performance a bit more. (exynos 9610 is fine for me)
(Sorry If you felt offended or smth, the end of day samsung and xiaomi doesn't care about us, but about our money)
[deleted post]First, I didn't bash mi 9T, second, my usage doesn't need more than a SD 660 equivalent.
(Ok I say MIUI is crap just an opinion)
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019Yep. Samsung phones are POS. A look at Notebookcheck's reviews will confirm what i said about ... moreI read A50 notebookcheck review, they didn't say A50 has standby drain, and for GPS, they said it is good for general navigation tasks.
Anyway why I'm bothering to post in the land of mi extreme fanboys, enjoy your mi 9T but don't come to bash A50...
Craddan, 14 Aug 2019A lot of people had that issue to to YouTube and you will see that over a 1000 people commente... moreYep. Samsung phones are POS. A look at Notebookcheck's reviews will confirm what i said about A80 (Dark screen, abysmal speaker and heating) and what you said about A50 (High standby battery drain and again heating. And again abysmal speaker as is the case with any non-flagship from Samsung). Just took a look and noticed A50 also has useless GPS.
Samsung fans are so delusional they might be worse than Apple fans.
A50 user, 14 Aug 2019Ok you stubborn and won't be convinced. If a minority had some issues you don't have the right... moreA lot of people had that issue to to YouTube and you will see that over a 1000 people commented on that issue .more even commented on the poor 4g network..I will tell you this I am a Samsung fan and the A50 is the most useless Samsung phone Eva created by Samsung .the issues are just to much .from standby battery drain to phone restarting .to bad 4g network. Phone heating
D., 14 Aug 2019I strongly recommend everyone speaking about SAR educate oneself first. Because if you don't, ... moreNo offence, but you are the one who needs to be educated:
Quote from https://emfadvice.com/sar-ratings-radiation-levels-smartphones/
"What is a Safe SAR?
Undoubtedly, the safest cell phone that you can use is the one with the lowest SAR. All manufacturers of mobile devices are required by the FCC to meet RF standards and mention the specific absorption rate to consumers.
Most experts consider a safe SAR to be anywhere between 0.10 and 0.50."
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019LOL they are delusional. Even A80 is extremely mediocre and can't be compared to 9T. It has ab... moreSo your telling me Samsung installed a better screen on a rival line than on its own phone, yeah right....
Craddan, 14 Aug 2019I used an A50 so I will tell you it has issues ..go to YouTube and search A50 won't turn on ? ... moreOk you stubborn and won't be convinced. If a minority had some issues you don't have the right do generalise and say that A50 is a bad device. Yours was a defect I feel sorry for you.
No matter how much you will hate on A50, this won't deny that it is the most popular phone in europe, and the second most popular one in india.
Finally, if in europe for example where 3.2 million A50 were sold, 1000 had defects, this is still 0,03125% failure rate. So please grow up.
P.S.:I'm pretty sure you miss oneUI , after switching to crap MIUI
A50 user, 14 Aug 2019I checked samsung members, barely any compaint, there, only REAL users can write, unlike fake ... moreI used an A50 so I will tell you it has issues ..go to YouTube and search A50 won't turn on ? Or infant read the comments on any video consigning a50