Xiaomi’s Mi 6

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Well, the first thing to note is that there are plenty of similarities to the iPhone 7, but price isn’t one of them. The entry model — featuring 64 GB of storage — comes in at 2499 RMB, that’s around $360, with a 128 GB option (2899 RMB, $420) and ceramic edition (2999 RMB, $435) completing the range. All three are far cheaper than iPhone equivalents, but, interestingly for Xiaomi, the range is more expensive that the company’s usual flagship prices.

The most obvious iPhone comparison is that there is no headphone jack on the Mi 6, just as Apple elected with last year’s iPhone 7. Whether the Chinese company is following the trend, or doing what makes sense for itself in this instance, that is already ammo for Xiaomi skeptics… More at TC.

Whether new Android phones offer amazing specs or the same specs for a low price, the fact is that the operating system is all that matters for 90% of consumers.

Categories: Android

2 replies

  1. I guess Bixby should be seen as away of trying to differentiate Smsung from its Chinese android competitors and possibly freeing itself from Google… guess I’m a bit skeptical about that. (TBH I’m guessing google voice would probably be better as a replacement for Siri if Apple would allow that kind of access)

  2. Oops, mean that comment for the other story.

    Anyway, on this was I was going to say it MIGHT be even less OS that matters, as “apps I’ve learned”. (is transferring to a new phone, either by the same maker or a different one, pretty easy to get your set of apps, and screens that look familiar? not knowing stuff like that is an additional small part that keeps me ok with my Apple status quote, despite the premium prices)

    As for music, I guess there’s more freedom for someone who relies on a cross-platform streaming service. Never could be arsed how to figure out how to do smart playlist equivalent on Android either…

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