Category: Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro earns decent scores from DxOMark

DxOMark has been reviewing smartphone cameras for many years now but it rarely has it tested Xioami’s handsets. Even rare is a review of Xiaomi’s budget Redmi brand which has finally gotten its first-ever camera benchmark on the site. As they say, good things come to those who wait and Redmi’s first entry is joining the race with a big bang. While the Redmi K20 Pro doesn’t get the highest marks,…

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

The RedmiBook Pro 14 looks a whole lot like a lot of notebooks that’ve been released in the past few years – but most notably one model in particular. RedmiBook Pro 14 comes in three colors – silver, dark grey, and pink, and comes with a black-bezeled display above a black keyboard in a tray-like depression in the metal just above a centered touchpad the same color as the metal. This device does…

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Redmi TV 70 is brand’s first: A 70-inch 4K TV for around $530

The first Redmi-brand TV was revealed today by Xiaomi, and it’s a doozy. The Redmi TV 70″ is a 4K TV with a starting price of RMB 3799. Converted directly to USD, that’s around $530 – for a 70-inch 4K television. Unfortunate for us here in the USA, this television was made for release only on Mainland China. That does not mean Xiaomi won’t EVER release a similar product in the USA – we will see…

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro revealed in sub-$200 shock

This morning the folks at Xiaomi revealed several new Redmi devices, including the impressive Redmi Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro rolls with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 91.4-percent screen-to-body ratio. This device will be released with four cameras at its back: 64MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. If this is all sounding a bit familiar to you – no surprise there!

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OPPO Reno 2 revealed with Z and F models to battle OnePlus, Xiaomi

Today the OPPO Reno2 (or Reno 2, if you prefer) was revealed in several iterations. This smartphone has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display (16.5cm) with 2400 x 1080 pixels, a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1-percent, and a motorized pop-up front-facing camera. There’s also a collection of four cameras on the back of each of the different OPPO Reno 2 models – 48MP & 8MP & 13MP & 2MP and a dual LED flash in the…

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This morning the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro arrived in the mail and today we’re unboxing the device and giving our first impressions. This device is the latest in the Mi series from Xiaomi, a series that’s ready to do battle with recently popular smartphones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro looks the part – but can it face its slightly more expensive brethren?

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is very similar to the phone called Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro. They’ve got almost identical specifications – the only major differences are in the available iterations – internal storage and RAM. If you have the 128GB/6GB of one phone, it’s functionally identical to the other – it’s just the branding that’s different. The same goes for the 64GB/6GB version of the device.

These phones are so similar to one-another that Xiaomi kept the same color name scheme: Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue. The K20 Pro also has a “Summer Honey” version, but it would not be shocking to find the Mi 9T Pro released with that color in the future.

Xiaomi delivers the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro in a box with a protective case. The case will protect against light drops and most backside damage, I expect – and it’ll serve to dampen the otherwise bright, attractive movement of the reflective back side of the phone.

Below you’ll see a few examples of photos captured with the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro on its first SlashGear outing. These images were snapped by the backside cameras of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro in pretty much ideal lighting conditions – direct, cloudless sunlight in late Summer.

The OnePlus 7 Pro also functions well under these conditions – see our full OnePlus 7 Pro Review to see. The real test will be seeing the difference between camera arrays in low light and with subject matter in motion.

Camera arrays on the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro are extremely similar – 48MP, 8MP, and 13MP with dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama capabilities. It’s in the tiny details that the differences are made. (Like the OnePlus 7 Pro’s wide-angle lens coming with a 16MP sensor instead of the Mi’s 13, with f/2.2 instead of 2.4.

Stick around as we put these phones through the paces to compare in our full Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Review. If the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro out-performs the OnePlus 7 Pro in any way, it’ll be a shock – mainly because of the extreme difference in price. While the OnePlus 7 Pro will cost you approximately $700 USD, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro starts closer to a cool 400-Euro – that’s around $445 USD converted directly to USD.


Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro first impressions: OnePlus 7 Pro, but cheaper?

This morning the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro arrived in the mail and today we’re unboxing the device and giving our first impressions.

Android 10 release dates and phone list

A report today suggests Google’s next OS update for smartphones called Android 10, or Android Q, will be released in the first week of September. This schedule fits with the phone list that’s already been in play for the Android Beta program for the software that’s just reached its final Beta earlier this month. All the Google Pixel phones are on the list, that’s almost a given, but what other…

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro could give Samsung and Huawei trouble

Samsung remains the top Android vendor and, despite struggles in the US market, Huawei comes at a close second. They aren’t, however, actually experiencing much growth in the past quarters and their market shares are slowly being gobbled up by Chinese brands, especially in certain markets. While the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple still have a strong hold on the shrinking premium segment,…

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 6GB/128GB + Snapdragon 855, 48MP Tripple Camera, Pop-up Camera en NFC! NOT€497  but now €415 / $459 |