Xiaomi Products

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by cybershot, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I dunno, I've always been a bit sceptical of those things. For me at least, I do want to hear a bit of peripheral sounds, but I also don't want something that sits around my neck either. Wireless buds are great because they don't get caught on anything, and I can sleep with them, and they're more portable.

    The problem with any rubbery tipped earbuds for me is they block out so much noise I don't get any sense of the street, or any bus/tube announcements, and I can hear myself breathing, swallowing, and all those other internal noises which I don't want to listen to. They're entirely counterproductive. Personal preference obvs.
     
  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    My Mi8 should be arriving tomorrow :cool:
     
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  5. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    My Xiaomi Mi8 arrived today. It's an amazing bit of kit, especially so considering the price.

    I haven't had time to mess with the camera yet (which is supposed to be outstanding), as I've been moving everything from my old phone, but I ran Antutu benchmark to see how it compared to other phones.

    [​IMG]

    Those lowly Galaxy S9+ things come in at #19, while the iPhone X isn't even in the top 50 :D
     
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  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Is that a Pro?
     
  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Mine is still not set up :( need to cut the SIM card down or get a replacement sorted.

    Note 4 - Micro SIM
    Mi 8 - Nano-SIM
     
  8. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It's not a pro, it's the 6GB/256GB version.
     
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  9. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Get a new one. They're free :D
     
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  10. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    960 fps video coming in the next update :cool:
     
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  11. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

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  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    What price?
     
  13. yield

    yield zero

  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

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  15. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Team Pocophone.
     
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    ...and we're on pie already...
     
  17. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    €367. Probably about 800 quid sterling.
    Xiaomi Mi8 Mi 8 6.21 inch 6GB RAM 256GB ROM Snapdragon 845 Octa core 4G Smartphone

    Feel free to post them. I'd like to see how it scores.

    So am I.
     
  18. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    I'm gonna say at this point in time, SD845 phones over £350 aren't appealing. For high end, either get a Huawei 980-powered device or wait for SD855 coming very soon. Or spend a lot less for something that still has enough power for any sane use.
     
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  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This guy is a fan.

     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    But no NFC for fuck's sake. That sucks. Really sucks because the NFC on my phone has saved my arse several times when I've forgotten my debit card. Shame, but I'm out.
     
  22. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    It's just not A Thing in China. Huawei's the only big Chinese maker with a real eye on the world market, so they're they only ones with NFC (in all their phones).
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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  23. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    That seems to the thing that people are buying/not buying on. I can understand that. But that's the deal for a phone doing that price and not that. For me, never an option, just don't need it. For others, def need it.
     
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  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I'd leave off the camera - i don't want or need it.
     
  25. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I was weighing up the Pocophone when I bought this. There was about a tenner difference in the price at the time, but a Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla glass 5, a better camera and NFC was well worth a tenner to me, and I wasn't overly keen on the design of the Pocophone with its plastic back. It felt a bit cheap. It would have been a different story if the Mi8 was still €500+. I'd probably have gone with the Pocophone then.
     
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  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    If you pay all that money you surely want a plastic not glass back so you watch stuff in bed without being frozen. Falling asleep to music/lectures/podcasts etc Them things are freezing.
     
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    This one chinese via india. That looks like a huge market - not just india.
     
  28. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It's only the Mi8 Pro that has a glass back. I'd have bought one only for the glass back. I think it's a stupid idea. The standard Mi8 has an all aluminium chassis, but it comes with a thin cover for the back and sides, to afford it a bit of protection. I prefer to fit it for peace of mind.
     
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  29. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    So the Mi8 does have NFC?

    Not that I have ever used it and probably won't but it is never bad to have these things.
     
  30. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    The standard Mi8 has it but I don't think Mi8 lite has it.
     

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