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Xiaomi unveils its new Mi 4 flagship smartphone

By MolotovCupcake ยท 10 replies
Jul 22, 2014
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  1. Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off its new flagship phone, the Mi 4, after leaking details and teasing its reveal for some time. The device, which runs on Android, improves upon its predecessor with a metal frame instead of sticking...

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  2. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    Seems like a phone that could replace my father's aging S2.
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,936   +1,485

    One thing I noticed about these phones is that they are selling high end specs for cheap but they always have buggy software and build quality is quite poor, sometimes even has defects (I had one like that) and it won't last long. I'm not saying they're bad, but pretty inconsistent about their quiality. If you are lucky, you'll get a perfect working one, if not, expect to have some issues. Also, cheaper phones from brands like this are even more inconsistent and have a really high failure rate.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Well if they can crack it in international markets at those prices they'll surely make the big brands rethink the pricing of their ludicrously overpriced flagship models.
  5. raybk

    raybk TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +9

    The poor quality also leads to higher chance of explosion. There are already a lot of cases reported.
    It's safe not to carry a potential bomb.
  6. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    'old model' xiaomi mi3 retails around 10,599php (~44 Philippine pesos=1$ u.s.)
  7. Raybk said:

    I bet you live in deeeeep basement to avoid terrorist hijacked planes that are crashing here and there
    And of course you never leave it, since there, on the surface, lots of rednecks with shotguns, drunk drivers. And occasionally there are Kirov zeppelins flying around dropping bombs.
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +1,885

    Have you ever held a xiaomi phone in your hand and used it? I have a xiaomi hongmi (aka red rice - at around 160$ - imported from china). From the screen to the software it beats any samsung and iphone I've ever used (except maybe the latest version from samsung and iphone, but that's a 500$ difference in price where I live).

    The software was a really big surprise. It's very stable and I only had the phone reset once after a year of using it. It got stuck in an app and no buttons worked anymore, and it automatically reset itself (it's a really nice feature).
    The battery is amazing and the build quality feels very high end. Nothing like the plastic feel you get from samsung phones. The camera is also very good (very good pictures during the day and night - check some samples online to see how good they are). I've also dropped the phone multiple times on the street and it didn't even scratch.

    Right now xiaomi is bigger than apple in China and it's selling extremely well in the west with a failure rate lower than samsung and apple.
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,936   +1,485

    No, Im talking out of my *** for no reason.
  10. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +1,885

    then you should not comment for no reason.
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    I've seen some crappy Chinese phones but Xiaomi certainly does not deserve to be included in that bunch.
    Developer ROM has bugs for sure, but standard ROM has never had any issues.
    Build quality is very good if you get a real one, and reports of malfunction are nearly zero.
    They're popular in china because Mi2s is comparable/better than iphone 5s but costs 1/5 of the price.
    Puiu likes this.

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