The Xiaomi Phone 2, a Chinese-branded high-end smartphone that aims to challenge the iPhone’s market share in China, was announced recently in China and is ready to go-on-sale this month. So you may wonder, how does this Chinese phone take on the iPhone 5? Well, watch the video below, and you will know who’s the winner.
Chinese low-end smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced that they will team up with China Unicom to offer the Xiaomi Phone through the telecom operator, just like what Apple did. And guess what, the company sold out all of its inventory of 100,000 Xiaomi phones in three hours when the company started a new round of online sales. This record is definitely comparable to what Apple achieved for the sales of iPhone 4 or 4S.
Had about 10+ emails asking us for some comparison between Meizu MX and other top smartphones these days, so we figured out we would spend some time to collect the results of tests that are done by Chinese tech sites who have got their hands on the Meizu MX. So, most of our readers want to know how does that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture lens make MX an appealing upgrade from Meizu’s last generation Android phone M9. And most importantly, how does the MX’s camera stack up against competition with Apple’s iPhone 4S and the super affordable Xiaomi? Jump past the break to see the results, and check out “our” comprehensive MX sample gallery below.
Xiaomi’s Android smartphone, introduced in China in August, is priced near cost at 1,999 yuan ($315), and 300,000 units of the phone were pre-ordered within 34 hours of its release, according to media reports. Following the success of 300k pre-orders through the Internet, Xiaomi’s given the go-ahead for a cooperation with telecom operators to further expand its sales channels. We might actually see China Unicom ordering 2 million phones from Xiaomi in the not too distant future.
The attractively priced (1,999 yuan — $313) Xiaomi Phone is a very lovable smartphone that sports a 1.5GHz dual core processor plus 8-megapixel camera. Perhaps the most interesting part of the Xiaomi phone is that it features MIUI, one of Android’s most popular custom ROM flavors that is specially designed for the Chinese Android users. MIUI is currently based on Android 2.3, and according to the engineer of MIUI from Xiaomi, MIUI will be updated to be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Engadget takes a tour of the Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi’s headquarters in Beijing. Ever since Xiaomi launched the most powerful Android smartphone for the cheapest price, this company is widely discussed at the gadget news of the world, even the Xiaomi CEO got famous for his imitation of Steve Jobs. So, hop on past the break for the full gallery of Xiaomi’s HQ!
Like all other phones, Xiaomi phone also gets unboxed and dissected! Previously, we found out the real cost of Xiaomi phone is just about the same cost of an iPhone 4 and it is selling much cheaper. In the following, we managed to post several videos which including dissection, composition and its body strength experimentation. Enjoy!
The most curious question when you see Xiaomi Smartphone is probably the price, because it is so cheap at only $1999 yuans ($310) but still with decent hardware. We are going to take a look of its cost list after the break…
Previously we spotted three fake Steve Jobs already, and we are going to introduce the fourth one here today, and he is the CEO of Xiaomi! His company just launched a remarkable Xiaomi smartphone yesterday. If you take a closer look, the way the event was held and the way he stands on the stage look so similar to Apple’s WWDC and Steve Jobs. More comparisons after the break.
If you don’t know the Chinese company Xiaomi, maybe now is a good time to get to know its first Android-powered smartphone. Its MIUI has been eyes-catching since it introduced sometimes last year, which attracted a lot of smartphone users around the global, and most of them are feeling desirable with Xiaomi. So how about its smartphone? It is the world’s first dual-core 1.5Ghz smartphone and has unlocked its bootloader! What’s more? Tell you after the break!
Add: We have uploaded a video of the entire launch party.
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