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iPhone 7 is not needed? What a Xiaomi smartphone to take instead of the iPhone

If you are not pleased with the rumors about the refusal of 3.5 mm audio Jack in the iPhone 7, the design of the upcoming flagship brings boredom, and the presentation of new products in September you expect nothing, then it’s time to try a smartphone of a different brand. Very often in such cases, the users remember the company Xiaomi, which, though called Chinese Apple, loved not for “one more thing” at the end of the presentations.

The flagship device at affordable prices and Bugatti, and stopped for the belt analogues of top brands — the secret of success in Xiaomi. Of course, without a huge community of geeks and fans of the firmware MiUI here too has not done. But how to understand all variety of models? We together with the store offer you BIG GEEK to pay attention to the most actual novelties Chinese brand represented by series Redmi and Mi.

Budget line for Xiaomi Redmi

Available in a series of Xiaomi smartphones (read as “Saami”) is Redmi, aka Red Rice, that is “red rice”. Very Chinese name, especially considering that Xiaomi can be literally translated as “little rice” or “millet”. Ambitious young sprouts in General. Current models of the line are considered Redmi 3/3S/3 Pro, Redmi Note 3/Note 3 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 offers 5-inch screen in a compact metal case with diamond pattern back panel, with or without the Golden color. A powerful battery of 4100 mAh, body thickness of only 9 mm, 13 MP camera and 5-Megapixel frontalka, two SIM cards, LTE, and a Snapdragon 616 chipset with 2GB of RAM provides good performance in games and doing Redmi 3 a good candidate for those who only wants to touch the world of Xiaomi and understand “it or isn’t it”. The entrance ticket cost is inexpensive, only 9490 rubles. Disadvantage — only 16 GB of internal memory, but one of the two SIM cards can be replaced with a microSD card.

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Model Redmi 3 Pro different from Redmi 3 the presence of fingerprint scanner on the rear panel and 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage. The other characteristics remained the same. Price of 12 490 rubles.

But to the Chinese this was not enough and appeared Redmi 3S. The iPhone fans are accustomed to, that the letter S in the title means a more advanced version. So it happened to Redmi 3S. There are versions of the smartphone on 2/16 GB and 3/32 GB, price starts from 10 990 rubles. The design is same as Redmi 3 Pro, and the main difference stands newer Snapdragon chipset 430, which, despite the smaller numbers in the name, offers more graphics power than Snapdragon 616.

It was a compact model, but Xiaomi has a device for lovers of Plus-size. Smartphone Redmi Note 3 has received a thin metal housing with a finger scanner on the back panel, the battery, 4000 mAh, screen 5.5″ Full HD and chipset Mediatek Helio X10. There are versions on 2/16 and 3/32 GB GB, they have all the same two SIM cards and LTE, the price starts from 11 490 rubles. If the Chinese processor confuses you, then 3 Redmi Note Pro powered by Snapdragon processor 650 with a 16-megapixel camera instead of 13 megapixels created for you. Costs only 500 rubles more expensive.

The Flagship Xiaomi

Enough Bugatti, flagships are always interesting! To date, top of the range Mi has three current smartphone: Mi4S, Mi5 and Mi Max.

Was at the flagship Xiaomi Mi4, but with the release of Mi5 took and is outdated. The resourceful Chinese decided to breathe new life into it (just like Apple with the iPhone SE) and did Mi4S smartphone, only changes added more. The glossy cover was replaced with glass, the frame rounded out, the Snapdragon 801 has changed to a Snapdragon 808, and the battery increased to 3260 mAh. Add to that 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and a modern connector USB-C and you’ve got the updated flagship. Only 18 490 rubles and it’s yours.

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Xiaomi Mi5 is the latest flagship of Xiaomi and most affordable smartphone on the market with the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Glass case with rounded front panel, finger scanner at the front, the front camera 4 ultramixer and 16-megapixel main camera make it a great boon not only for selfie lovers. The card slot memory is not here, but big selection of modifications — 32/64/128 GB, and the top one comes with a ceramic rear panel and 4 GB of memory instead of 3 GB. Should the device 25 490 rubles, while the ceramic version would cost 35 990 rubles.

Completes the series of current devices Xiaomi monstrous metal Mi Max phablet with a screen of 6.44 inches and a thickness of only 7.5 mm. Iron, however, is not the top: there are modifications for 3/32 3/64 GB and GB with Snapdragon 650 and the version with the 4/128 GB on the basis Snapdragon processor 652, but this is enough for all daily tasks. Prices start from 16 490 rubles.

Coming soon the announcement of Mi Note 2 — larger units on the basis of Mi5 with dual camera and a curved screen. It will be a great addition to the current lineup and probably will again offer an attractive price against the competitors. Rumor has it that Xiaomi is preparing a premium smartphone for the most demanding users in less available price, but, as they say, wait and see.

You can refer to Xiaomi, called the company a copycat of Apple, or Apple for the poor, but we need to face the truth: not everyone can afford a smartphone for 50 000, especially when we’re in a recession, and phone for 10 000 is able to do everything exactly the same and not 5 times worse. And even it will not look 5 times worse. Of course, the plan may be nuances, the software can work a little differently than on the iPhone, but everything can be used, especially since iOS lately does not possess the stability and quality updates.

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If your life is not tied to Apple services or you just want to leave this comfortable Golden cage, the Xiaomi smartphones will be an excellent alternative. At least the entry ticket to the world of the Chinese miracle will cost much cheaper than buying a new iPhone, a BIG GEEK, can you help with this, and don’t forget, for every order you can get extra discount on promo code “MACDIGGER”.

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