Tag: Xiaomi

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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Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition now official: A Mi 8 with in-display fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi Xiaomi has revealed a new addition to the Mi 8 family, dubbed the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition. It’s similar to the standard Mi 8, featuring a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. However, the phone also comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner — hence the […]

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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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Pocophone brings us the post-OnePlus era: Speed, value, and not much more

Pocophone feels like it’s the OnePlus 2.0. TwoPlus. NextPlus. OnePlusOne — whatever. Xiaomi’s new subsidiary is its attempt to upend the current established order of smartphones by copycatting OnePlus’s original approach. Until now, just about all phones with the latest flagship Snapdragon processor onboard have been high-end, beefy models trying to compete at the top […]

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[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

ARCore’s list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung’s latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and […]

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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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