Hello Good MIUIers,
Overwhelmed at the recently released Xiaomi phones? Planning to upgrade your current Mi phone? With the wide variety of smartphones available in the market it is never easy to decide which one to pick. It is always tough deciding the one that may suit our needs best. There are tons of great phones to choose from. With all the options out there, how do you know which one to get? Here are few things to look for so you can find the phone that's perfect for you.
1. Figuring out Your Requirements:
While buying a smartphone, the first thing you need to do is to figure out what your needs are. Do you need a phone with a large screen, small screen, a triple camera? Maybe you absolutely need Messenger, Exchange support, or a phone with an awesome camera. Figure out what matters most to you and write it down. Your decisions here will affect everything that is to come.
2. Checking the Build Quality and Design:
The durability of a smartphone depends on its build quality. While buying a smartphone, better-built quality must get attention. The entire handset market is largely divided into two types of builds -metal and plastic. There are some that even have glass-coated panels, but those are very limited. If you are one of those prone to dropping your smartphone, it's advisable to go for a metal built handset.
If you prefer to have a smartphone with a lucrative design and premium build quality, you can check out the Mi 6 Ceramic Edition.
Screen size is measured corner to corner diagonally. Ultimately, screen size is a matter of preference. Smaller screen phones may fit better in your pocket and are often cheaper. Larger displays may be preferable if you plan to watch a lot of videos. If you like 5 inch device you can choose Redmi 4X, for 5.5 inch Redmi Note 4X can be in your choice list. If you like to watch a lot of movies, you can go for Mi Max 2 which comes with 6.44 inch display.
Be sure to pay attention to the resolution; currently most of the smartphones come with at least 1280×720 pixel resolution. If you can, find a phone with a 1080p or 1920×1080 pixel resolution, that’s top of the line. Besides, you should be conscious of display quality if you are accustomed to use a smartphone at night. For example, Mi 6's display keeps eye care in mind, by reducing harmful blue-ray, while still keeping the colors vibrant. There's also 1-nit ultra dark night display for your late-night reading.
4. Considering Larger Battery:
Battery technology is improving steadily so newer phones tend to have longer battery life. You should not settle for a smartphone with a battery capacity of less than 3,000 mAh. However, your usage habits are what really dictates how long the battery lasts. Talking on the phone, gaming, and using phones outside of wifi range will all drain a battery more quickly. The Mi Max 3 with 5500 mAh large battery can help you in this regard.
You may also consider the Quick Charging feature - some newer Android phones utilize a quick charge technology to help recharge their large batteries faster.
5. Choosing the UI/OS:
User interface and the Operating System version are also the key factors to consider while buying a smartphone. These are the interfaces that one would have to interact with each time to access anything, so it should be easy and simple. For the most basic and pure Android experience, you can go for Android One devices or Nexus/Pixel smartphones. Recently announced Mi A3 comes with Pure Android Interface.
You can also go for any customized interfaces like MIUI, ZenUI, Flyme, TouchWiz, Oxygen, EMUI and others those offer more nifty features to sort applications and more options in styles the company thinks users would find more friendly.
Although smartphones are known for taking high-quality photos in general, actual picture quality will vary quite a bit between brands and models. The best way to measure camera quality in a phone is to search for sample pictures online taken with that smartphone model or to demo the camera yourself. While manufacturers often advertise a camera's megapixel count, features like ISO, low-light performance, brightness, and noise reduction are equally if not more important to consider. Having triple rear camera with dual tone LED flash is the latest camera equipment. You can also consider for optical zoom for better capture.
7. Checking out the CPU and Storage:
Better CPU helps in ensuring better performance. While buying a new smartphone, CPU consideration should be one of the priorities. if you like to play a lot of HD games in your device, it's a must. For example, you can choose Mi 9, the latest flagship from Mi which is powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 855 processor.
Having a larger storage on your phone can help you store a lot of Movies and other files. That's why before buying a smartphone you should check out the storage. At present most of the flagship smartphone comes with 64GB of internal storage while some of them have a 128GB or 256GB variant. If you need a phone with larger internal storage, the Mi MIX 3 with 256GB of ROM will surely take place in your choice list.
8. Picking the Right Price:
The final consideration, and perhaps the most important for many of us is the price. One quick way of narrowing down your choices for a new phone is to just set your budget and see what's available in your price range. For the most part, phones that cost just a few hundred dollars will serve you just as well as those that push closer to a thousand dollars. As an example, you can grab the Mi A1 just by paying the one-third to that of iPhone 7; while both of them have the same rear camera.
9. Choosing the Best Time:
Last but not least, you should also consider the time when you plan to buy. Otherwise, your shiny new handset could be replaced within a few weeks. When you've got your eye on a particular phone, check when it launched. If it's coming up for its one-year anniversary, you might be better off waiting for the next version. As an example, it's been almost a year since we unveiled Mi MIX and the successor to it the Mi MIX 2 with revolutionary 2.0 bezel-less display.
If you are budget-conscious, it's a good compromise to wait for a new model of your desired smartphone to become available and to then take advantage of a drop in the price of the other models. When a new phone model premieres interest in older models will immediately go down and the price will often change to reflect that.
Fellow Mi Fans, while shopping around for a smartphone, the operating system should be the first priority, then prioritize the features according to your own sweet and finally the price considerations can help to get the right model for you.
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