Wait… I just want to make it clear that Xiaomi is not running on iOS but it uses Android as it’s operating system. So I guess, I should have titled this post “the best alternative to Samsung [write the model here]”, since most Samsung smartphones are running in Android. Or, better yet, the title should have been “the best alternative to any smartphone”.
To tell you frankly, I was excited when this phone was announced in one of the online shopping forums I was monitoring. Simply because of two things: Features and Price.
Yes, believe me, Xiaomi will beat any other smartphones feature by feature, when it was launched. It’s the first Chinese phone to sport a 1.5GHz dual-core chip.
Other mind-blowing features:
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB ROM,
- 8 megapixel rear camera, autofocus, F2.4 lens along with LED flash
- Usual wireless bundle including WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
- Supports a microSD card slot of up to 32GB of memory expandable
- Noise-cancelling microphone
- GPS (with A-GPS) and GLONASS support
- Unlocked bootloader!
Oh yes, I’ve mentioned the price, it’s only less than half the price of the new iPhone 4S. Xiaomin phone cost only US$310!
If you love browsing on your smartphone, check the full report of Anandtech where Xiaomi was pitted against some phones that cost double it’s price. According to Anandtech, Xiaomi bested them all in seven of the eleven categories tested.
But here’s the glitch, Xiaomi phone is available only in China! I wonder when it will be sold outside the great wall.