Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

Mi Notebook Air, the New Xiaomi Laptop, May Remind You of Another Computer -- But Cheaper

The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, right down to a portion of the name. That said, the Mi Notebooks are a worthy challenger for the computers coming out of Cupertino.

Who is Xiaomi?

Just in case you haven’t heard of Xiaomi, the Chinese company was founded in 2010 by Jun, and its rise to the smartphone leader board has been remarkable.  In just five short years, the company has become the fifth largest smartphone maker, selling close to 71 million units in 2015.

In addition to the phones, the company has a range of other products, including tablets, personal transports, drones, healthcare monitors, cloud services and more.

First Xiaomi Laptop: The Mi Notebook Air

The first ever laptop line by Xiaomi was a big surprise when it was announced at a recent press event in Beijing. And the company didn’t disappoint when it introduced two notebooks, a 13.3″ and a 12.5″ version. So here is a basic comparison between the Xiaomi and Apple Air notebooks.

The 13.3″ Mi Notebook Air

The 13.3″ Mi notebook is 14.8mm (0.58 inches) thick and weighs in at 1.28kg or 2.82 pounds, which makes it slightly thinner and lighter than the Apple version. The real differentiator is the discrete Nvidia Geforce 940MX graphics card and 256GB SSD storage that come standard on the Xiaomi. Not having to share the memory to process games and graphic intensive applications means the Mi notebook is going to work well for gamers and designers.

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The processor is an Intel 2.3GHz Core i5-6200U (Turbo up to 2.7GHz), with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 9.5 hour battery life, according to the company. These are all great features for a flagship PC, but what is more impressive is the price, which comes in at less than the 11″ Macbook Air at $750.

The 13″ inch MacBook Air has many different configurations, but the one that currently has the $999.00 price tag on the company’s site has the following specs. It comes in a little bigger than the Mi Note at 17mm (0.66 inches) thick and weighing in at 1.35kg (2.9 pounds). The processor is a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo up to 2.7GHz), with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage.

The 12.5″ Mi Notebook Air

The 12.5″ Mi notebook is slimmer and weighs less, coming in at 12.9mm (0.5 inches) and 1.07kg (2.3 pounds). The specs also come down considerably, which is not surprising since it is more than $200 cheaper.

The processor is an Intel Core M3 CPU and it includes 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, one USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port. The battery life is much better on this version, which lets you enjoy two additional hours compared to the 13″ model. You get all this for $520, not bad when you compare it to the 11″ Macbook air.

Xiaomi Laptop - Mi Notebook Air with a diagonal of 12.5 inches

The 11″ Macbook air is thicker at 17mm or 0.66 inches and weighs almost the same at 1.08kg. However, the Mac has a better processor with the Intel Core i5 and more options as to how you can configure your device. The standard version includes 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD storage, and 9 hours of battery life. The latest available price for these specs from Apple is $899, which is $379 more expensive than the Xiaomi.

The Price Difference for Small Businesses

Small businesses are always on the lookout for affordable technology, and Xiaomi makes a great case to merit a second or even a third look at what it is offering. Price differences of $249 and $379 are considerable and may be enough to sway many owners to make the change. But it is important to remember Apple has carved out a niche market for creative types who will almost always go for the Macbook, and there is nothing Xiaomi or anyone else can do about that.

Both the Mi Notebook and Macbook have great specs, but Apple gives you more configuration options. Since this is the first offering from Xiaomi, it is limited, but if the company takes the same route for its notebooks as it did its smartphones, it won’t be long before it makes more options available for its customers.

Though there’s no knowing when Xiami will offer this notebook for sale outside China, those determined enough can doubtless find a way to get it. The question is, would this device be an asset to your business?

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Xiaomi Mi VR Headset With 9-Axis Inertial Motion Controller Launched

Xiaomi Mi VR Headset With 9-Axis Inertial Motion Controller Launched


  • Xiaomi’s Mi VR headset supports ‘ultra-low latency’
  • It comes with a motion controller that supports touch controls
  • It’s priced at CNY 199 (roughly Rs. 2,000)

At its ‘Curved to Impress’ event on Tuesday, Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone Mi Note 2 with dual curved glass, that looks somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. But there was a bunch of other products that were showcased in the event – a concept phone named Mi MIX and Xiaomi’s latest VR headset called Mi VR. Xiaomi’s new virtual reality wearable Mi VR is priced at CNY 199 (roughly Rs. 2,000).

Back in August, Xiaomi brought its rumoured Mi VR headset into reality that comes with ‘two-way zipper design’ and a launch for beta tester. Now it has launched an upgraded version, with what the Chinese tech giant called ‘a whole new world of VR’. Xiaomi has launched its new virtual reality headset with 16 millisecond ‘ultra-low latency’, which means that the delay between a user’s action and the response to what they see in virtual reality is really short and is presumably less detrimental in terms of motion sickness.

The Mi VR headset has 9-axis inertial motion controller that supports touch-controls as well, and a built-in dedicated motion sensor. It couples with the user’s Xiaomi smartphone’s system level optimisations to yield higher performance, that in turn results in Xiaomi’s ‘ultra-low latency’ feature. It will support only a select Xiaomi handsets for now – Mi Note 2, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, and Mi 5 in the Chinese region.Xiaomi also says that there would be less inconvenience caused to the VR user related to motion sickness. The Mi VR headset has its own user interface with Xiaomi’s own VR store that consists of many Chinese games and China’s YouTube-like video streaming website, Youku’s VR app.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 With Bezel-Less Display Likely to Launch on October 25

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 With Bezel-Less Display Likely to Launch on October 25

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 With Bezel-Less Display Likely to Launch on October 25
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is likely to launch on October 25
Leak suggests an edge-to-edge display
The smartphone was previously tipped to sport 6GB of RAM
Xiaomi has scheduled an event in China on October 25, where it is expected to announce the Mi Note 2 smartphone. The company is finally unveiling the smartphone after many leaks and speculations about the launch. Additionally, the latest leak hints that the Mi Note 2 will have an all top display, with no sensors or front camera on top, giving it a very different look from the current models in the market, but no dual-edge display as rumoured earlier.

Xiaomi is hosting an event in China at the Peking University Gymnasium on October 25, where it is likely to launch the Mi Note successor. Xiaomi has also announced that Hong Kong-based actor Tony Leung will be the host for the event.

Separately, a few photos of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have been leaked on Weibo, which show that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will have very thin bezel on all four sides. The bottom chin usually used for navigation buttons, and the top part used for front camera as well as sensors is not seen in these images, and the Mi Note 2 instead sports an edge-to-edge display. The images also show the smartphone running MIUI OS, adding more credibility.
This images contradict previous leaks that speculated the Mi Note 2 will come with a dual-edge display. However, the leaked images only show the smartphone from the front, hence the dual camera setup rumour leaked recently could still be true.

The Mi Note 2 was expected to arrive on several occasions throughout the latter part of the year, the latest one being September 14, but the launch hasn’t happened yet. We were about to give up hope, when CEO Lei Jun himself reignited launch expectations by saying that the Mi Note 2 will “have a surprise” whenever it launches. However, Xiaomi is now finally looking to put all rumours to rest on October 25.

As mentioned, the Mi Note 2 has been leaked on several occasions revealing key specifications. The smartphone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, and pack a 3600mAh battery. It’s anticipated to sport two speaker grilles at the bottom, and have a fingerprint sensor at the front. Lastly, the Mi Note 2 is expected to come in 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage bundles and be priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) and CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,000) respectively.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Leak Tips Dual-Edge Curved Display, Dual Camera Setup

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Leak Tips Dual-Edge Curved Display, Dual Camera Setup


  • It is expected to support a USB Type-C port
  • The Mi Note 2 is pegged to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC
  • Xiaomi will offer 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to launch on Friday, but before that happens, we already know quite a bit about the smartphone. The Mi Note 2 has been subjected tovarious leaks, and the latest comes in the form of more images. These new images testify to the old rumours of a dual camera setup, and the dual-edge curved display.

The latest Mi Note 2 images were leaked by tipster @kjuma (and were picked up by Gizmochina). The images aren’t as clear as the render images we were treated to a while back, but they still clearly show the much talked about dual-edge display. In the meanwhile, Xiaomi has taken inspiration from Huawei, LG and HTC to introduce the dual camera setup in the Mi Note 2. However, this isn’t the first smartphone that Xiaomi has introduced with two cameras at the back. TheXiaomi Redmi Pro launched in July also sported the dual camera module.


One of the images also give away some of the specification details, and the Mi Note 2 is expected to feature an all metal body, a 5.5-inch Oled screen, 6GB RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage offering, and a Snapdragon 821 chipset.

Past leaks suggest that the Mi Note 2 will come with a USB Type-C port, 3600mAh battery, two speaker grilles, and a fingerprint sensor at the front. There’s another 6GB RAM/64GB storage bundle expected alongside the above mentioned configurations. The 64GB is expected to be priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) and the 128GB variant should be priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,000).

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Xiaomi Mi Max First Flash Sale Today

Xiaomi Mi Max First Flash Sale Today


  • Xiaomi Mi Max has been launched at Rs. 14,999 for 3GB RAM model
  • The Mi Max will be available in its first flash sale via Mi.com
  • The sale kicks off at 2pm IST today

Xiaomi Mi Max, which was launched in India last week, will be available via a flash sale, its first, at 2pm IST on Wednesday via Mi.com.

Priced at Rs. 14,999, only one variant of the Xiaomi Mi Max with 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage/ Snapdragon 650 SoC will be available in the first flash sale. The company has already confirmed that the Snapdragon 652 variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage will also be available soon in India, priced at Rs. 19,999. But there’s no word yet on when this will be.

Some of the bundled offers available with the Mi Max include 3 months of free movies on Hungama Play and 1 year of unlimited music on Hungama Music for the first 1 million Mi Max, Mi 5, and Redmi Note 3 users users. The Chinese company also announced Free Batman vs. Superman movie streaming for the first 10,000 Mi Max users.For specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Max features a massive 6.44-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display with a pixel density of 342ppi. The display is the biggest attraction of the Mi Max. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera that offers phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. The phablet also bears a 5-megapixel front camera also on board with 85-degree wide-angle view. Both cameras have an f/2.0 aperture.

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Mi Max supports 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo. It is backed by a massive 4850mAh battery, measures 173.1×88.3×7.5mm, and weighs in at 203 grams. The smartphone sports an infrared emitter to act as a universal remote control, apart from an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and proximity sensor.

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Xiaomi Mi Max

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Pleasing aesthetics and build quality
  • Vivid display
  • Good performance
  • Strong battery life
  • 4K video support
  • Bad
  • Unwieldy
  • Low-light camera quality is average
  • Hybrid SIM slot
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Xiaomi Mi Max Launch, Freedom 251 Delayed, and More News This Week

Xiaomi Mi Max Launch, Freedom 251 Delayed, and More News This Week


  • Freedom 251 continues to draw controversy
  • The Xiaomi Mi Max launched this week, and caused a riot
  • Android N stands for Nougat, bad luck Nutella

It’s been a big week in tech news with a lot to take in. There were some interesting launches – not all of which went well – and there were a lot of developments that got a lot of attention this week. One piece of news that you might have heard – Android N is officially Android Nougat now – a decision that is going to leave a lot of people here looking for the pronunciation guides.

Game of Thrones Season 6 is finally over, and there’s been a lot to process. We put together some of the best and worst moments of the season, and we also have a podcast about Game of Thrones Season 6 you should listen to.

This week also saw the first known death from a crash using Tesla’s Autopilot feature. Fears over the safety of autonomous vehicles might be overstated, but with the technology at such a nascent stage, incidents like this will certainly not help in the court of public perception. Earlier this week, it was announced that BMW and Intel are teaming up to make self-driving cars.

And in India, Freedom 251 maker Ringing Bells continues to raise controversy, this time over workers’ conditions. The phone, which looked dubious to start with, was first going to be delivered from June 28, then it was pushed to June 30, and now it’s going to be delivered from July 6.

In terms of actual launches, it’s been an eventful time though not as busy as some recent weeks were. The Vivo X7 and X7 Plus were launched. There’s also the confusingly named iBall Andi 5G Blink 4G launched at Rs. 6,299, and of course, there was the Xiaomi Mi Max launch. Another launch this week is the Intex Aqua 3G Pro Q entry level Android phone launched at Rs. 2,999, and at the other end of the spectrum, the ZTE Nubia Z11 with 6GB of RAM and Snapdragon 820 SoC was launched as well.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi Max Review)

Other launches this week included the Lyf Flame 5 with VoLTE, the Lyf Earth 2, the Intex Aqua Classic, and the Micromax Unite 4 and Unite 4 Pro with Indus OS 2.0

(Also see: With Indus OS 2.0, Micromax Wants to Tap Non-English Speaking Consumers)

Apart from the usual spate of launches, there were some other interesting developments this week.

For one, is Apple following anti-competitive practices? That’s what Spotify alleged saying its app was unfairly rejected to protect Apple Music, though Apple responded saying Spotify was looking for preferential treatment. Meanwhile, Facebook is killing the Paper app on July 29, so the fantastic Paper by fiftythree is once again the only one with that name. Now, if Apple renames the Pencil, fiftythree will be really thrilled.

The Xiaomi Mi Max launch in India was a bit of a disaster, as angry ‘fans’ caused chaos at the Xiaomi event and things became calm only after police intervention. That’s not the only Xiaomi related development this week either. Xiaomi said it doesn’t need government exemptions to open retail stores in India. The company had reportedly applied to open retail stores in April seeking an exemption from local sourcing norms, but Xiaomi’s India Head Manu Jain said that the company is manufacturing devices locally and so does not need an exemption. This is contrary to the news earlier that Xiaomi had sought an extension but retracted its application.

In India, Google now officially rolled out an option to let you quickly switch between Hindi and English search results. In Bangalore, Team Indus, the only Indian entrant for Google’s X-Prize, launched a competition for space enthusiasts, giving students a chance to send a project to the surface of the moon. Another piece of news that sounds promising is that the Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking WhatsApp’s encryption key.

Amazon Web Services got a new region, it’s 13th globally, in Mumbai this week. AWS India head Bikram Singh Bedi told Gadgets 360 that this will help with latency and data sovereignty concerns; this could signal a new focus on public sector customers in India.

On the global stage, a lot of people have been speculating about how the British referendum on its EU status, “Brexit”, will affect businesses. There’s still not too much clarity, but Google at least seems to be staying put. Eric Schmidt says the Brexit vote is unlikely to shift investment which will leave some people sighing with relief. A man in the US claims that Apple owes him a fortune for coming up with the iPhone, and a former US secret service agent is suspected in Bitcoin thefts.

Another interesting development this week was when Nasa’s Juno mission entered Jupiter’s magnetic field. The Jupiter-bound spacecraft has entered the planet’s magnetosphere, which is the largest structure in the solar system, and the boundary into Jupiter itself. And do you remember the Philae lander? Well, the Rosetta spacecraft with reunite with the robot lab Philae on the surface of a comet on September 30, according to a statement from the European Space Agency. Meanwhile, a study says that the presence of Manganese Oxide indicates that Mars was once Earth-like.

And in headlines that we never thought we’d ever type – a man has married his smartphone – in, where else, but Las Vegas.

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Xiaomi Mi Max: Pinnacle five Features of Xiaomi’s Biggest Phone

Xiaomi Mi Max: Top 5 Features of Xiaomi's Largest Smartphone

We take a look at the Top Capabilities of Xiaomi’s Largest Cellphone.
Xiaomi says the large screen is good for looking films on the move.
The Mi Max also Features a massive 4850mAh battery.
Xiaomi released its Biggest show Telephone on Tuesday, the Mi Max. Presenting a 6.44-inch display, theCellphone is available in 3 versions, starting from a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of garage model as much asa 4GB of RAM and 128GB of garage model.

China and its big adoption of largedisplay screen smartphones, or phablets as they may be known as,became unmarried-handedly liable for making Apple reverse its choice on Telephone show sizes beingrestrained to four inches. It is on this phablet-obsessed marketplace that Xiaomi has released its LargestSmartphone till date.

(additionally see: Xiaomi Mi Max Full Specifications)

The company says the “supersized displayon the Xiaomi Mi Max makes it ideal for watching films and Tvindicates at the pass. We test the brand new Telephone from the Chinese producer, and try and singleout its Top Functions.

huge show
Of course, without query, the Pinnacle function of the Mi Max is its huge show. The 6.44-inch displayCapabilities a Complete-HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, and springs with a Daylight show mode that complements legibility even underneath harsh Daylight. The organisation is also touting a night readingmode, apart from the “dynamic global pixel adjustment”.

large battery
Of route, with one of these large display, a massive battery might also be required. The Xiaomi Mi Max bears a 4850mAh battery, the highest potential battery on any of the business enterprise‘s smartphones.Even as Xiaomi has no longer furnished targeted battery lifestyles figures, it says the battery can aid upto fourteen hours of streaming video (thru c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a) on a unmarried rate.

Excessive-res camera
The Xiaomi Mi Max Functions a 16-megapixel rear camera with a 5-lens setup and a large f/2.zero aperture.It’s miles accompanied by way of a dual-tone flash, and helps section detection autofocus (PDAF) apart from HDR. The frontgoing through camera alternatively sports activities a five-megapixel sensor, and isobserved by using the identical big f/2.0 aperture apart from an 85diploma extensiveperspective lens.

Slender construct
Whilst now not mainly Slim for a phablet – in any case, as the scale of the Smartphone increases, It’s farless difficult to space out additives to maintain thickness in take a look at – the Xiaomi Mi Max is just7.5mm thick. This was touted with the aid of CEO Jun Lei beforehand of the launch as well, and shouldbe beneficial in slipping the big smartphone away right into a pocket.

Wirelessngerprint sensor, infrared emitter
Once more, At the same time as the fingerprint scanner is never an splendid addition in the Smartphonesegment, the inclusion of the sensor on the Mi Max could be useful for users, from authorising on-linepayments to unlocking the Telephone. The Mi Max additionally comes with an infrared emitter, which can be used as a familiar far off controller – a reachable characteristic.

Honourable mentions
Other standout Functions of the Xiaomi Mi Max that did not make the list encompass the presence of 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage inside the Top version, the potential to extend storage through a microSD card, in addition to VoLTE connectivity.

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KEY Specifications
Overall performance
Battery life
Price for cash
Captivating aesthetics and construct high-quality
Bright show
Suitable Overall performance
Strong battery life
4K video aid
Low-mild digicam quality is common
Hybrid SIM slot
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OnePlus 3 Vs. Xiaomi Mi 5: Which One ought to You Get?

OnePlus 3 Vs. Xiaomi Mi 5: Which One Should You Get?

The OnePlus three expenses Rs. 27,999, even as the Xiaomi Mi 5 costs Rs. 24,999.
each phones run the Snapdragon 820 SoC, but the OnePlus 3 has 6GB RAM.
Battery lifestyles and digicam performance are similarly correct on both.
rate has usually been an critical factor for human beings, and over time, become a miles larger aspectthan earlier than when selecting a phone, and today, you have got higher smartphones at low-pricedfees for customers. at the same time as most people of the movement remains inside the under-Rs. 15,000 segment, it isn’t hard to get topdegree first-class at a price this is a lot lower than the flagships of the last year or so.

while you think of flagship telephones, you can not help however believe having to pay round Rs. 50,000 for a smartphone, and telephones consisting of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (evaluation) and LG G5 (review) help preserve that picture. however, recent launches which include the OnePlus three(review) and Xiaomi Mi 5 (assessment) are out to exchange the norms and make flagships less costly.

but if you‘re buying a phone proper now, which one need to you get – how do these examine with eachother? We break it right down to the fundamentals to answer the question of which smartphone may behigher for you.

look and experience
when it comes to design, it is hard to go wrong sincerely, and certainly both of those phones lookgreat. whether you decide upon the OnePlus 3 or the Mi 5 is solely depending on your choice ofconstruct fabric. the previous functions an all-aluminium unibody, while the latter goes with a metal bodyand glass rear panel. The Mi 5 is lighter thanks to its smaller usual length, but the OnePlus 3 feels a lotgreater strong and durable.

There are minor build troubles inside the Mi five, as the rear panel has gaps at the edges and looks as though it’d be effortlessly removable, despite the fact that the phone does now not simply have adetachable lower back. because of this, and the sheer self assurance that we got from retaining the OnePlus 3, we’re inclined to supply victory to the latter.

Winner – OnePlus three

despite the fact that the telephones sport the equal complete-HD decision, there are a few keyvariations among the monitors of the 2. The OnePlus 3 has a slightly larger 5.five-inch display screen,as compared to the five.15-inch show on the Mi 5. This obviously makes the pixel density and sharpnessjust a bit better on the Mi 5, however this distinction is slightly major and as such both screens arenearly identical in sharpness.

the largest distinction lies inside the display screen technology utilized in each device. The Xiaomi Mifive uses an IPS liquid crystal display display, at the same time as the OnePlus 3 makes use of Amoledtechnology. which means the Mi five can cross plenty brighter than the OnePlus three, but does now notproduce blacks which might be as deep. moreover, the infinite comparison ratio at the OnePlus 3 methodthat colors are more accurate. both have their strengths and weaknesses, and we’re calling this contest a tie.

Winner – Tie

while each phones run on the Android Marshmallow framework, there are considerable variations of theirnumber one overlays. The OnePlus three makes use of OxygenOS, that’s a dual-layered interface with an app drawer and a homescreen, and is closely inspired through stock Android and CyanogenMod. Incontrast, the Xiaomi Mi 5 runs on MIUI 7, that is a single-layered interface and follows a different style andlayout.

each structures have lots taking place in the shape of customisation and tweaks supposed toinstallation your smartphone exactly the way you need it. The Mi 5‘s customisations and tweaks are geared toward security, even as the OnePlus three favours ease of use and lightness of the system, which improves performance. even as the MIUI-powered Mi 5 has first rate software in its personal right, wepick the OxygenOS-powered OnePlus three in this case.

Winner – OnePlus 3

Fingerprint sensor
each the Xiaomi Mi 5 and OnePlus 3 have fingerprint sensors on the the front of the device, integrated intothe home key. however, even as the Mi five has a physical domestic key that may be pressed down, the OnePlus 3 has a hintsensitive capacitive key. The Mi five does now not sign up fingerprints from standby mode; it desires to first be woken. The OnePlus 3 can sign up prints and unencumber the telephone even from standby mode. both sensors can be used for extra safety other than just unlocking the telephone.

but, the sensor at the OnePlus 3 is just a little faster and appears more accurate, primarily due to the facttime is not spent in first waking the smartphone via pressing down on the house button. it’s one of thenice fingerprint sensors we have ever utilized in a phone, and is the palms down winner in this contest.

Winner – OnePlus 3

digital camera
each telephones use 16-megapixel sensors for the number one camera, and are capable of capturingvideo at up to 4K decision. The front cameras are unique although, with the OnePlus 3 providing aneight-megapixel shooter with 1.four-micron pixels and the Mi 5 the usage of a four-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels. each phones shoot properly in right mild and indoors, and feature moderate weaknesseswhile capturing in low-mild.

additionally, there are some flaws inside the digicam app and software of each, and each phonesadditionally offer optical photo stabilisation and taking pictures modes along with HDR, landscape andgradual movement video. Selfies are terrific on the two telephones as well, and as a end result, we can not country which the higher of the 2 is in terms of digicam.

Winner – Tie

The OnePlus three and Xiaomi Mi 5 both feature Qualcomm’s modern-day flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820. however, the OnePlus has the processor clocked at a far better 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz configurationthroughout its 4 cores, at the same time as the Mi 5 throttles this a bit to 1.8GHz + 1.3GHz. And at the same time as both phones use the new LPDDR4 model of RAM, the OnePlus three has twice as a whole lot as the Xiaomi Mi five with a significant 6GB at your disposal.

performance is just a chunk better on OnePlus 3, way to an green combination of the SoC, RAM andsoftware. despite the fact that the Mi five is not any slouch, the reliability and uncooked electricity of OnePlus just about enables it take this win.

Winner – OnePlus 3

Battery existence and charging
In a natural evaluation based totally on our video loop check, the Xiaomi Mi five ran for thirteen hours,five mins and the OnePlus three ran for 16 hours, forty five mins. In everyday use, both phones easilyultimate an afternoon or extra, depending on how you use it. even as the OnePlus three has a extraelectricitygreen Amoled display screen, the Mi five makes up through its underclocked-yetpowerfulSoC.

Battery lifestyles entirely depends on the manner you use the telephone, however more extremeobligations and constant 4G connectivity can have a greater impact on the OnePlus three than the Mi 5.more screen time will of direction reason the battery to drain quicker on the Mi 5, so this is an identicalcontest.

both telephones use some shape of brief charging era, with the Xiaomi Mi five the usage of Qualcommquick charge and the OnePlus 3 the usage of dash price. at the same time as Qualcomm’s is the triedand examined technology, sprint rate uses a special gadget of electricity control which makes the charger do all of the paintings, thereby preventing excessive warmness at the smartphone. once more,each technology are extra or much less same.

Winner – Tie

After our evaluation, it’s clear that the OnePlus 3 is the winner right here. It has better layout, softwareand overall performance, in addition to a visibly quicker and more accurate fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 5 can simplest draw stage in terms of camera, display screen first-rate and battery life, and not using a actual wins over the OnePlus three. moreover, even as neither cellphone allows for expandable garage, the OnePlus 3 has 64GB of internal garage, as compared to 32GB at the Mi five. And as such, the OnePlusthree is our firm recommendation among the two.

but, it turned into a close choice, and we recognise that many components of a telephone are subjective. The Xiaomi Mi 5 does have a few benefits over the OnePlus three. it’s smaller and lighter, has a brighter screen, may want to produce higher battery existence below positive situations, and fans of MIUI will clearly opt for the attention to security and its related customisation options. And importantly, it’scheaper than the OnePlus three by means of Rs. three,000. If those elements are vital to you, the Xiaomi Mi five could be a greater appealing choice.

each phones are available to shop for now on line, freed from any registration, flash sales or invite-primarily based sale models. rest confident whichever alternative you pick, you’ll be shopping for ansuper phone.

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Xiaomi Mi wi-five Now to be had thru Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Tata Cliq

Xiaomi Mi 5 Now Available via Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Tata Cliq

The Mi wi-five turned into formerly to be had only via Mi.com.
The Mi wi-five became launched in India back in March.
Priced at Rs. 24,999, the Mi wi-fi capabilities a Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 5wireless phone is now available via more on-line retail systems aside from theorganisation‘s own online shop in India, Mi.com. The chinese language corporation on Thursdayintroduced the news in a tweet and named the partners.

The Xiaomi Mi wi-five is now available thru Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Tata Cliq on line shops.back in March, the Mi wi-five telephone became to be had thru flash sale version on just the Mi.com. The Mi 5wireless signiwiwireless went on open sale wi-fi week.

signiwiwireless, Xiaomi has up to now handiest delivered a unmarried variation of the smartphone in India offering 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB in-built storage.

closingwireless month, Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra showed to devices 360 that thecorporation was working on bringing the Black coloration variation of the Mi 5wireless to India soon.

To refresh at the specswireless, the dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) Xiaomi Mi wiwireless capabilities a5wireless.15-inch complete-HD (1080×1920 pixels) with curved 3-D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. it is powered with the aid of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports activities a sixteen-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (segment detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear digital camera also sports activities four-axis OIS (optical photographstabilisation) and sapphire glass safety lens. The telephone supports 4K video recording. It additionallysports a four-megapixel front camera with 2-micron pixels. each cameras function an f/2.0 aperture.
It measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi wiwireless packs a 3000mAh battery andhelps Qualcomm short rate three.0. The company says that the short fee three.zero is 20 percentagequicker than its predecessor, the quick rate 2.0. additionally onboard is a USB type-C port. Connectivityalternatives encompass VoLTE assist, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.

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Xiaomi Announces ‘Mi Ecosystem’ Sub-Brand

Xiaomi Announces 'Mi Ecosystem' Sub-Brand

At an event in China, Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new sub-brand called Mi Ecosystem. The new brand is meant to cover products manufactured by Xiaomi’s ecosystem partners.

As per Xiaomi, the Mi Ecosystem sub-brand will adhere to the “philosophy of making products that stand out as works of art in daily lives.” It adds that its ecosystem partners are chosen because they adhere to the “high-quality” required to be aligned with Xiaomi.

Xiaomi said that to build the Mi Ecosystem, it has thus far invested in 55 companies that design and manufacture products beyond the company’s own three core product categories: smartphones, smart TVs, and smart routers. It added that 29 of these companies have in fact been incubated by Xiaomi since their founding, including Zhimi (responsible for the Mi Air Purifier) and Viomi (responsible for the Mi Water Purifier).The company added that so far, 28 Mi Ecosystem companies have won international design awards, while 20 companies have launched products. The companies have also become “industry benchmarks” in their own right, with spectacular sales figures for such startups – no doubt helped by the Xiaomi brand. It said that seven Mi Ecosystem companies already have annual sales of over $100 million, while two have reached annual sales of over $1 billion.

Xiaomi in a statement added that its Founder and CEO, Lei Jun, started exploring the ecosystem business model two years ago with the aim to “promote an upgrade in Chinese manufacturing with a new concept of ‘Made in China’ products.” The statement adds, “Rather than simply being a venture company, Xiaomi imparts to these companies its approach to making quality products, sharing its methodologies and existing resources, including supply chain, e-commerce, marketing, and branding.”

xiaomi_mi_induction_heating_pressure_rice_cooker_in_story.jpgThe first product under the Mi Ecosystem brand is the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker (seen above). Priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200), the rice cooker is supposedly 40 percent cheaper than its Japanese counterparts, the company says. It will go on sale in China via Mi.com during the Mi Fan Festival beginning April 6.

As you’d expect from Xiaomi, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker is an Internet-connected device, and not just a ‘dumb’ pressure cooker. The Wi-Fi-enabled cooker can be controlled via the Mi Home app. Xiaomi says users can scan a packet of rice to identify the type of rice, brand, and origin, and depending on these factors, the rice cooker will adjust its heating to best suit the rice type. The company says it currently supports more than 200 brands of rice, a list that will be expanded in the future. The Mi Home app also provides recipes for dishes that can be made with Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker, including cakes, and users simply have to select the recipe in the app for the cooker to adjust itself.

What began as a software company five years ago, Xiaomi has grown to become a major manufacturer of smartphones, tablets, as well as TVs. The company now sells products such as suitcases, air purifiers,LED lights, routers, set-top boxes, and even lamps under its brand. The vast majority of these products, however, don’t leave China’s boundaries. In recent years, Xiaomi has been working with different governments such as India, Singapore and ​their regulations to launch more of its products, while also working on its debut in the United States and United Kingdom markets.

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