It seems like a good phone that I would buy for my teenager's. For me the number feature that I look for in a phone is compatible US LTE/Volte bands followed by Screen Resolution, battery, Camera.. I expect all of these to be great or I am not buying. Personally, pure Android is too simple my tastes... I like features, and the ability to customize. For me the Global Version is perfect, except for the stupid ads. I would never need to flash custom ROMs, if Stable Xiaomi would remove the ads from Miui.