Tag: Xiaomi / MIUI

[Update: Now $5 cheaper] Xiaomi Mi Box S bundle comes with Google Home Mini for $85 ($24 off)

Xiaomi announced the Mi Box S on October 9, on the same day as Google’s Pixel 3 et al. announcements. This new Android TV box from the company keeps its cheap pricing, but you wouldn’t say no to more savings, would you? In that case, you can now grab the Mi Box S along with […]

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Xiaomi enters UK market with Mi 8 Pro, Band 3, and much more, targeting budget-conscious consumers

Xiaomi enters the UK, marking further expansion in Western Europe Global debut of its flagship Mi 8 Pro outside Greater China Starting at £499, Mi 8 Pro’s futuristic transparent glass back design is one of the first to feature pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor The first Authorised Mi Store in UK will soon be opened […]

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Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price

Article Contents In the smartphone world, Xiaomi is the epitome of value for money. Now ranked fourth worldwide, it sells nearly one of every ten smartphones. But when companies start operating at such a large scale, the start-up mentality takes a backseat to more important considerations, and innovation can be stifled. Oppo circumvented it with […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 (updated)

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 unveiled with slide out front cameras and practically no bezel

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has revealed its latest flagship phone and, as we’ve come to expect, it’s stunning. The Mix series has always been about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and the Mi Mix 3 is no different. Just as Xiaomi already teased, the front of the device is nearly bezel-less thanks to a sliding mechanism […]

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Xiaomi Black Shark Helo gaming phone sports OLED display and 10GB of RAM

Xiaomi announced the Black Shark gaming phone just a few months ago, and it’s already time for a sequel. The Black Shary Helo makes a few minor changes to the hardware, but it still has that distinctly “gamer” aesthetic. By which I mean it glows. Like the previous Black Shark, this phone has a Snapdragon 845 with […]

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Poco Launcher for Pocophone F1 finally gets stable release

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 has become a popular point of comparison in the Android flagship space, but no less popular is the Poco Launcher, with nearly half a million installs via the early access program on the Play Store, plus an extra third of a million via APK Mirror. Well, it looks like the Poco Launcher […]

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LineageOS 15.1 Oreo now available for the ZTE Axon 7, LG G2, and other devices

The last time we covered LineageOS, the most popular custom ROM in the Android community, Oreo builds for the Nextbit Robin and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 became available. In the month since that post, even more phones have been added to the Oreo roster, including a long-time community favorite – the ZTE Axon 7. […]

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10 years of Android phones: The ten most important handsets of the last decade

Article Contents Ten years ago this week, the first Android phone was announced – the T-Mobile G1. No one could have predicted the massive success that Android would eventually become; the OS now has over two billion active users worldwide. In honor of Android’s 10th birthday, we’re taking a look at the most important and […]

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Xiaomi adds Mi 8 Lite and Pro to the increasingly crowded Mi 8 family

Article Contents Xiaomi is looking to really flesh out the Mi 8 family. Joining the regularly-named one, the Explorer Edition, and the SE, the Chinese manufacturer announced the Mi 8 Lite and Pro. Yes, that means that we have five different versions now. But as always, both of these new phones pack insane value. #Mi8Lite […]

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Pocophone F1 durability test reveals lots of plastic but solid construction

When you buy a phone, you don’t want it to fall apart even if it’s a “budget” device. The Pocophone F1 costs a mere $300-ish and comes with top-of-the-line internals. Did Xiaomi cut some corners in the build to keep the price low? As usual, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has sacrificed a phone to find out. Despite […]

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You can buy the Pocophone F1 in the US, but you probably shouldn’t

Xiaomi is a huge smartphone maker in many parts of the world, but not in the US. When the company announced its Pocophone sub-brand, there was some hope it could come to American shores. That doesn’t appear to be the case, at least not officially. You can already purchase the Pocophone F1 from several US eBay […]

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Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Two steps forward, one step back

Article Contents Very few smartphone makers can eek out as much value from a device as Xiaomi. We often look at the company’s line-up and wonder how small its margins must be if it can delivery such high specs at such low prices. This is especially true of the low-end and mid-range market, where others […]

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[Update: Video] Xiaomi shares first real photo of the Mi Mix 3, announces it will be ready for 5G

Xiaomi shared a 3D render of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 last week, showing off the pop-out camera mechanism. Xiaomi’s Director of Product Management, Donovan Sung, has posted a real photo of the phone and revealed it will support 5G. We’ve successfully tested 5G data connections on Xiaomi phones, and we can’t wait for the […]

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Xiaomi shares first real photo of the Mi Mix 3, announces it will be ready for 5G

Xiaomi shared a 3D render of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 last week, showing off the pop-out camera mechanism. Xiaomi’s Director of Product Management, Donovan Sung, has posted a real photo of the phone and revealed it will support 5G. We’ve successfully tested 5G data connections on Xiaomi phones, and we can’t wait for the […]

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Pocophone F1 lacks support for Widevine L1, HD playback in Netflix and other apps don’t work

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 has already made waves in the smartphone industry for being incredibly affordable; a ~$300 phone with a Snapdragon 845 processor is virtually unheard of. Budget phones are inherently going to have some tradeoffs, and a less-obvious one has been discovered: lack of support for Widevine L1 DRM. Android supports a wide range […]

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