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#21 (permalink)      9/18/2017 12:32:05 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I was an early purchaser of the One Plus One years ago. Absolutely loved that phone.

No idea how v5 is as i gave my v1 away 2 years ago but I wouldnt hesitate to use the One Plus One again if it as good as the v1 was.


So +1 for OnePlusOne's
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#22 (permalink)      9/18/2017 1:03:23 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Glad to know, happy to go with OnePlus :)
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Xiaomi has to make money somewhere and it's certainly not from their sub-$300 phones. I think it's neat they push the envelope on design and who cares if they charge a premium for it; if they keep selling them it's because people are buying.
#24 (permalink)      11/19/2017 12:13:35 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Done with the Xiaomi crap, happy to own a OnePlus 5. The 5T is out there too but anyway, what I have now is more than sufficient. Crisp clear pics! No more Xiaomi type blurry pics.
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Xiaomi is a great bang for the buck. You have absolutely no clue of what it can do.

Guess which phone gets the taste of the first Snapdragon 845 chipset? Xiaomi Mi7.
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But yeah, OnePlus leads the flagship race at present. I want Xiaomi to win. They look sleek!

I'm talking about the $400+ models. Everything below is sub-par. Look at Samsung, look at Lenovo. Lenovo ZUKs
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Andyk wrote:

Done with the Xiaomi crap, happy to own a OnePlus 5. The 5T is out there too but anyway, what I have now is more than sufficient. Crisp clear pics! No more Xiaomi type blurry pics.




Glad to hear you bought one.
Great phone.


The only reason I didnt continue with OnePlusOne was because the partner got into iPhones a couple of years ago and with all apple computers, ipads, macbook pros, and apple TVs, it just became problematic for me having to sync very busy calendars when one was with an android......plus, its easier for him to message me from one iphone to another, etc.

But if not for all that I would have been happy with another OnePlusONe.

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I bought the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 3 from here in 2015, and the Mi A1 recently from elsewhere (FT don't yet sell it) and no problem with camera on any of them; although I'm only an occasional picture/video-taker, so YMMV.

The hardware of these phones is excellent. For users outside China, the problems are with the software. Xiaomi's version of Android, MiUI, is a bit odd. Even with the MiUI Global ROM, you are likely to encounter Chinese menus occasionally in unexpected places.

I read somewhere (on the internet, so it must be true) that Xiaomi makes a loss on selling the Redmi phones, and makes money via the software, selling stuff to a captive Chinese market via MiUI's bundled apps.

Rooting the Redmi Note 2, and loading Cyanogenmod, was relatively easy; a real bargain, paid $130 and a few hours to have a phone working in UK which would have cost around £300 locally for equivalent specs.

The Mi A1 comes with near-stock Android out of the box, so no need to root; although cost has risen to $200+.

However, the Redmi Note 3 provides a cautionary tale. I bought it soon after release on basis of excellent reviews. Alas, soon after the reviews, Xiaomi locked the bootloader via an OTA update; and soon after that, Xiaomi changed the CPU from Mediatek to Snapdragon. Result: extremely difficult to root, and only a couple of alternative ROMs available when rooted.

Moral of the story, IMHO: Xiaomi do excellent hardware, but before buying, check XDA and similar forums to confirm availability of alternative ROMs, and that you are confident on how to root and load.
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It's for people who want to be able to brag about having a $1000 phone but still be able to talk shit about Apple.
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#30 (permalink)      9/11/2018 2:37:58 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Mehhh why do you have to stick Android/Apple shit here man :/
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Redmi Note 4's camera is a piece of crap, just try to capture a moon&clouds view.
MIUI is ad ridden and breaks many Android features.
Its too late to buy Xiaomi stuff.
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