Xiaomi Mi A2 New Smartphone!

Xiaomi Mi A2 is a new smartphone that looks like Xiaomi’s iPhone X copycat phone. Many Android phone companies are copying Apple’s latest devices. This one comes with the rear traffic light design.

Main specs: 5.99” Display with LTPS IPS LCD screen, 1080×2160 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, MIUI 9.5 UX Skin on top of Android, Hybrid Dual SIM, Front Glass, Aluminium Body, 7.3mm Thickness, Android 8.1 Oreo, Snapdragon 660 Chipset, Adreno 512 GPU, Octa-core processor with 4×2.2GHz Kryo 260 and 4×1.8GHz Kryo 260, microSD card extend up to 256GB, 128GB Internal storage, Dual Main camera 12MP + 20MP, Secondary 20MP Camera and Bluetooth 5.0!

The first thing that strikes me with this device is the amazing beauty in terms of design. They really did a good job on that front. It’s a bit boring how it doesn’t come with a 3.5mm earphone jack. This might be an issue for some. The battery comes with 3010mAh which is cool for a low cost Android device. Not as cheap as Xiaomi Redmi 5 but not as high as Galaxy A5 2017.

The screen size is of course super big. Maybe too big for majority. I do not like the large bezels you can see on the front of the smartphone. It reminds me about a Sony Xperia device. The weight is pretty low only 168 grams. I really enjoy the Red colour edition. You also get the regular Apple colours like Pink or Gold. Then we have a Blue edition. The USB is 2.0 and using new Type-C.

Xiaomi may be the new Samsung when it comes to low cost Android devices. Since Samsung is starting to raise their price on their phone lineup. I would love for Apple to release some low cost iPhone’s. Perhaps a new iPhone for just 150 euro. Perhaps they will have to do this in the future to be able to compete with cheap Android smartphones. Especially when cost of production keeps going down.

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Xiaomi Black Shark New Smartphone!

Xiaomi is creating a brand new gaming Android smartphone. It’s called the Xiaomi Black Shark.

Main specs: 5.99” Display with 1080x2160p resolution screen, IPS LCD Type, Android 8.0 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core processor with 4×2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4×1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver, Adreno 630 GPU, Dual 12MP Camera, 20MP Secondary camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 Type-C on-board and Non-removable 4000mAh Battery!

The first thing I enjoy with this Xiaomi phone is the unique gaming design. On the front side it looks like a mix between a Samsung and an Apple phone. Because it has that nice rounded feel to it. But on the back it truly stands out. Reminds me about Racer’s gaming products. It has a Green and Gray theme over it.

It’s a pretty thick phone with 9.3mm thickness and 190 grams weight. The fingerprint sensor is mounted inside the front home button. This phone will come around a mid-range price level with starting price of 450 euros. Which is around the same price as Galaxy A5 2017 phone.

One sad part is that it doesn’t come with 3.5mm earphone port. So you have to use wireless earphones. The internal memory is 128GB with 8GB of RAM. Or 64GB with 6GB of RAM. There is no Card slot sadly. Something I think all phones should have 2018.

I enjoy the 4000mAh battery but would have preferred if they fixed 5000mAh at least. Since DOOGEE can give you that amount of juice in even cheaper devices I don’t understand why Xiaomi can’t.

The UI that Xiaomi is using is being called JOY UI. Which is just a custom launcher on top of regular Android. Hopefully they have done a good job with the integrated liquid cooling system to keep the CPU temperatures lower than on a Samsung Galaxy S9. Many Android phones suffers from becoming very hot while you are playing graphics heavy games.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 New Smartphone!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a new smartphone that truly stands out because it comes with an amazing display with tiny bezels at the front.

Main specs: 5.99 inch Display, 18:9 Aspect ratio, 2160×1080 pixels screen, 403 pixels per inch, 3.5mm earphone port, 13.0MP Front camera, Dual Back camera 12.0MP + 5.0MP, 120 fps support, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint scanner, Face recognition, 4000mAh Battery with 5V/2A charging, 8.05mm Thickness and 181 grams in weight!

The OS Redmi Note 5 is using is a skin on top of Android being called MIUI 9. It’s using Snapdragon 636 chipset with an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The GPU is the strong Adreno 509. In terms of storage for photo, video and music you get 32GB + option to expand memory with external 128GB TF card! The RAM inside is 3GB! I would like to see 4GB there instead.

This phone also comes with super fast 4G data speeds. It has Dual SIM card support with Nano type cards.

It comes in a cool sea Blue colour, a pink edition and what from what I could see also a Black edition. The Dual rear camera has Apple iPhone X traffic light design. Which will probably make the phone lie down unsteady on a surface. Which can become a problem for some.

At least what’s good with a camera design like that is that it’s located far away from the rear fingerprint sensor. This phone design reminds me about LG G6. Many phones these days to stand out from each other tries to use different software. Since the hardware design starting to look similar on most new devices.

The selfie camera at the front on Redmi Note 5 has support for selfie softlight. To create brighter photos. This phone’s display will be a bit too big for many but great for people playing games, watching movies or browsing the internet. Hopefully it comes with a features to use two apps side by side as Samsung offers in Samsung Galaxy S8!

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus New Smartphone!

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is a new phone that has a cool design. It comes with a dual rear camera on the back side.

Main specs: 5.7 inch Display, 550-nit brightness, 1920×1080 pixels, MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0, Snapdragon 821, Quad-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz, Adreno 530 GPU, 64GB Internal storage, 4GB of RAM, No Card extend support, 3800mAh Battery, 13MP + 13MP Dual Rear camera, 2.5D curved glass display, USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0.

Nice to see how Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is using Snapdragon 821 that we know will perform great in gaming and with a powerful graphics engine. The phone is built with a shell material in metal. The SIM card is really small it’s using Nano-SIM size.

This is a phone that still comes with 3.5mm earphone port. The front camera for taking selfies is using a 4.0MP lens. It has 80 degree wide angle lens with F2.0 aperture. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor for secure unlock.

This is a very low weight phone for it’s screen size only 168 grams in weight. In terms of thickness it’s only 7.95mm! In data speeds we can see that it has support for 4G connectivity. And the main colours are White, Gold, Rose Gold and Gray.

Another cool thing to know is the camera on Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus being used is having lens from Sony. The flash memory you could find inside is using UFS 2.0. You even get NFC technology for mobile payments.

One sad thing is how it’s only coming with Bluetooth 4.2 support I would love to have seen Bluetooth 5.0 which is much faster and superior. Especially when it comes to wireless audio listening. Another cool thing is you get infrared on board this device. So perhaps you could control a TV with this smartphone.

This device have a similar design as other Xiaomi devices. Very sleek and modern look. Looks even slimmer than an iPhone!

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S New Smartphone!

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is a brand new phone that copies that iPhone X traffic light design. It comes with an all screen display at front without the bump that you see on the iPhone X.

Main specs: 5.99 inch 18:9 aspect ratio Display, FHD+ screen with edgeless display, 210×1080 pixels, 403 pixels per inch, MIUI 9, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, Adreno 630 GPU clocked at 710MHz, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 64Gb Internal UFS storage and No card extend support!

Something that is super cool about Mi MIX 2S is how it has AI Dual camera! Something not many phones comes with. But AI will invade our life more and more! You also get support for wireless charging, Face unlock and ARCore technology.

The two colours you can get this phone in is Black and White ceramic editions. It has support for Dual SIM with Nano SIM type. Of course because this is a high end phone it comes with 4G support.

The front facing camera is a 5.0MP variant with AI Beautify and 1080p video calling. The main back camera has 12.0MP + 12.0MP lens. With F1.8 and F2.4 aperture. Other cool things is 4K video recording and 240fps recording at lower resolution.

The Bluetooth edition in Mi MIX 2S is version 5.0 so that will be awesome if you are listening to audio with wireless earphones. The Qi wireless charging is using 7.5W. Quick Charge 3.0 will boost up the 3400mAh battery real fast. Type C connector perfect since the cable is working in reverse just as Apple charge cable.

Also a pretty slim device only 8.1mm thickness. But very heavy in weight because of the big display. It has weight of 189 grams very close to 200. I wish it came with a stylus since that is a feature 6 inch phones should have. I want to see more Galaxy Note 8 competitors!

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