I've been using this phone (type 2/16) since June 2015. And during that time, only the battery and charging port that had to be replaced. But unfortunately, in December 2020, the IC charger issue made this device have to retire immediately.
What a memorable device.
Rest in peace.
I've been using this phone since december 2016. It is still working so well for me as for now other than the fact that I almost run out of memories here. But so far, this is like the longest phone I've been with. And I only had like two issues before, first was its lcd which then I changed it and its battery. It got quite a lot of scratches bc I am such a careless person that I drop my phone for soo many times but this phone still intact perfectly. I intend to change my phone probably next month, just bc I need more memory but it's been a marvelous journey with this phone.
I have been using this phone since 2016 or 2017. No repairs, nothing changed. Power ON button is not working most of the time. When it's cold outside and I try using a camera, phone shuts down... I can live without selfies:D
Other than that, it's a good phone.
I am using this legendary phone since 2016 and still it is working very well, this is may be because of Good Chipset and Battery backup.I had to change charging port once in last year, apart from this, I am using this handset without facing any issue, just like a new one.
I had bought this legendary phone on October 2016. Still working fine.
So far, I had it repaired two times and that's because of damaged charging port and had its battery changed last year. It gives me about 5-7hours of backup with mid usage.
Its still running Android 6.0.1, MIUI 10.
Will upgrade to a new device around April.
Dan, 16 Dec 2020Yes, the performance is similar to an iPhone 6, which sold for $700+. My Redmi Note 3 (3/32GB)... moreYeah i got it for the same price. It still performs well for stuff like browsing with multiple tabs, though games probably run better on the iphone.
Andrew.T, 17 Nov 2020Not worth saving this old phone, might as wells ave up for a new one, many parts are becoming scarceWhy?
Mediatek sux, 12 Dec 2020The 3gb one is still good, as much as an iphone 6. Iphone 3 and 4 are ancient.Yes, the performance is similar to an iPhone 6, which sold for $700+. My Redmi Note 3 (3/32GB) cost $166.
Andrew.T, 17 Nov 2020All that's subjective..... An iphone 3 or 4, of course notThe 3gb one is still good, as much as an iphone 6. Iphone 3 and 4 are ancient.
Over four years old now and still going strong. Great budget phone, absolutely deserves its legendary reputation!
Dennyra77, 02 Oct 2020I bought a battery from Ali express but it drains faster not like original one. Where can I bu... moreNot worth saving this old phone, might as wells ave up for a new one, many parts are becoming scarce
TheMediaBrowser, 27 Oct 2020I love this phone! My dad gave this to me and i have been using it for almost a year now. Batt... moreI love this phone super fast, the battery in good condition and almost 2 days im using and daily gaming, im not mention about this older phone manufactured on 2016 etc, im mentioned the capability are superb because of snapdragon 650 so wow! Even my iphone can't do same as this phone #FromEast
I love this phone! My dad gave this to me and i have been using it for almost a year now. Battery is so durable, it will take about three days before battery is 0%. Awesome phone! This is my main phone now
Dennyra77, 02 Oct 2020I bought a battery from Ali express but it drains faster not like original one. Where can I bu... moreI have also looked everywhere but I couldn't find an original battery either. Check your local authorized xiaomi service centre, they might have one
I bought a battery from Ali express but it drains faster not like original one. Where can I buy original battery. I like the phone kindly assist.