Tag: Xiaomi / MIUI

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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Get the Pocophone F1’s launcher right now [APK Download]

Xiaomi’s Poco F1 has been turning plenty of heads with its incredible price tag, piquing our collective curiosity here at Android Police. If you want an early look at what the Poco F1 is like, Xiaomi’s launcher for the phone just showed up on the Play Store. Unfortunately, the early access program has run out […]

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Xiaomi device shipments to Western Europe up 2700% in Q2 2018

Xiaomi has published its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. Turns out, as you’d expect from a company that recently became more valuable than LG, things are going pretty well for the Chinese manufacturer. Sales were up year over year, especially in Western Europe, where device shipments increased a hard-to-believe 2,700 percent compared […]

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Gaming smartphones are the industry’s next pointless fad

If you follow smartphone news closely, chances are you’ve read about handsets “designed” specifically for gaming (or gamers). There’s the ASUS ROG phone, the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark, one from ZTE sub-brand Nubia, and this really weird thing from a Chinese company called Doogee. There have been others in the past as well, including the recent […]

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Poco F1 by Xiaomi could be a true flagship killer: $300 for SD845 and LiquidCool technology

Earlier in the month, we reported on rumors that Xiaomi was preparing to launch a subbrand offering flagship specs at affordable prices in an overt attempt to compete with OnePlus. Pocophone’s first device is now official after an event in New Delhi, India, streamed live on YouTube. The Poco F1 will start at just INR20,999 (around […]

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TWRP support arrives for HTC U12+, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, and more

About a month has passed since our last TWRP installment, and several more Android devices have joined the ranks in that time. This time around, new entrants include the HTC U12+, Xiaomi’s Mi Max 3, the minuscule Unihertz Jelly Pro, as well as some Samsung and ZTE Nubia phones. Here’s the full list: If you […]

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Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi set to rival OnePlus with flagship specs, speedy performance, and affordable pricing

We’ve been hearing a bunch of rumors the past few days about a new sub-brand from Xiaomi, and a series of leaks have spilled pretty much all there is to know about the upcoming Pocophone F1. Now, the Chinese company’s SVP Wang Xiang has tweeted to offer support to his colleagues working on the new […]

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Up-close look at Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition ‘mainboard’ confirms see-through chicanery

A few months back, Xiaomi attracted attention for the transparent Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Of course, it wasn’t all positive attention. The phone has an improbable window on the back with components neatly arranged in a grid. We were skeptical from the start because that’s not how real circuit boards look, and now a picture […]

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Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite are official, both Android One with dual cameras and mid-range specs

Article Contents The Android One program has been somewhat revitalized in the last year or so, with HMD Global, in particular, releasing a number of Nokia branded phones with the purest form of Android. Xiaomi’s Mi A1 led the way, however, launching with impressive specs for a phone costing just $230. Not content with simply […]

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 pairs huge screen with even huger battery, starting at $250 in China

It’s getting harder and harder to justify the utility of tablets, especially 7 to 8-inchers, when rising mobile industry stars like Xiaomi keep releasing bigger and bigger phones. The Chinese company’s latest sports an almost ridiculous 6.9-inch screen, and to prove how far it’s come in the war against bezels, the gargantuan Mi Max 3 […]

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[Update: Rollout resumes with July patch] Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update, but it might wipe your SMS history

We’re big fans of the Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 here at AP. Its combination of a handsome design, top-of-the-line software, great performance, and solid battery life makes it one of the best budget phones out there (even if it’s not officially sold in the US). The phone received Android 8.0 Oreo just before 2018 […]

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TWRP now available for Xperia X and X Compact, Moto E4, and more

As everyone is well aware of by now, TWRP is by far and away the most popular custom recovery for Android devices today. It covers a huge variety of phones and tablets, and more are constantly being added. This time around, the additions include the Sony Xperia X and X Compact, Moto E4, US unlocked […]

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With stock IPO, Xiaomi is now worth three times as much as LG

Xiaomi was traded publicly for the first time today on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index (symbol: 1810-HK), with the market having since closed for the day. Xiaomi’s target price for its initial public offering was $17HK per share, an expectation it failed to meet. The stock fell upwards of 6% in early trading, but later rallied to […]

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Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update, but it might wipe your SMS history

We’re big fans of the Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 here at AP. Its combination of a handsome design, top-of-the-line software, great performance, and solid battery life makes it one of the best budget phones out there (even if it’s not officially sold in the US). The phone received Android 8.0 Oreo just before 2018 […]

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