Xiaomi Mi 8 will be a killer flagship phone if it is price near 30K in India

Xiaomi Mi 8 is the latest flagship phone launch in China a few weeks back. It is selling like hotcakes in China and there is availability problem in China itself.
Let’s check out the Pros of this phone:
1. Super AMOLED screen is just gorgeous.
2. Snapdragon 845 with 3400 mAh battery can easily last thru one day of use.3. Dual-band GPS for accurate location.
4. Infrared face recognition for unlocking the device even in pitch darkness.
5. Quick Charge 4.0+ is very fast in recharging within 30 mins you can charge up to 45% of battery.
6. Great photos from both front and rear cameras.
7. Speaker is quite loud and clear.

And now it is the turns of Cons:
1. No headphone jack, Xiaomi is providing a USB C to headphone jack which helps in using normal headphones which you might have. Also, they provide a headphone with it.
2. No MicroSD slot, so keep this in mind when you are purchasing the phone.
3. No wireless charging even when the back is made of glass.

So here it is. I am using this phone from last 2 week and loving it. If Xiaomi launches the phone in India near 30K it will be a huge success. Let me know if you have any question regarding this phone in comments and I will try and get back.

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Xiaomi mi4i Review

mi4i

Xiaomi is currently 3rd largest mobile manufacturer after Samsung and Apple. It has come to know for high end phones for low cost price.

Xiaomi mi4i was launched for Indian market. Its a huge hit after mi3 launched a year ago.

Following is the specs on mi4i:
13MP Sony/Samsung camera
5MP front camera
5″ Sharp/JDI Full HD display 920 x 1080 resolution, 441 PPI
Fully laminated Corning® Concore™ glass
Snapdragon™ 64-bit octa-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB Flash
3120mAh all-day battery
2 x micro SIM slots
4G 3G and 2G supported
Electronic compass
Gravity sensor
Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall sensor
Proximity sensor
GPS

The price point for this phone is only 13,000 Rs. At this price point it is one of the most attractive mobile to buy. Only thing which you will miss will be stock version of Lollipop and If you are in to NFC you will miss it. Still you can always install other ROMs for vanilla Lollipop android.  Have been using this phone now for months. The picture taken by camera itself is good enough to justify the cost of this mobile handset. You can buy this mobile from flipkat.com.

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Update install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Xiaomi Mi 3W

mi3lollipopAndroid Lollipop is now available for Mi3W phones by developer community. Its not a official update, but if you want to try out Lollipop on your Mi3 its best option available right now. Its support english language and is pretty stable release.

Make sure you have backed up your phone before trying this.

How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Slim ROM on Xiaomi Mi 3

Step 1 – Install CWM recovery 6.0.5.1  Download here

To install CWM on Mi 3, open the updater app, press menu button and then click “select update package”. Select the ‘CWM_recovery_r11_cancro.zip’ and install it.

Step 2Download the required files:

Then copy both the above files to the root directory (/sdcard) of your phone.

Step 3Flashing Android 5.1  ROM on Mi 3 using CWM Recovery

  • Power Down the phone. Press Volume Up + Power button to boot in to CWM Recovery mode.
  • Go to ‘advanced’ and make sure ‘active system’ is 1. If active system is 2 then change it to system 1.
  • Select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm to wipe. (Wiping may take sometime)
  • Select ‘Wipe cache partition’ and confirm.
  • Go to advanced and ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
  • Go back and select ‘Install zip’. Select ‘choose zip from /sdcard’, then 0/ and then choose the ‘slimrom‘ file. Then install it to System 1.
  • Install Google Apps for Android 5.1 (GAPPS) – Go back and install the ‘gapps-5.1.x.zip’ file to System 1.
  • Reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’. (Choose No when it asks to fix root permission and to root the device.)
  • You phone can take 15 to 20 min to boot up on first time, so dont get panic.

I have installed it on  Mi 3W (Indian version) and the ROM seems to be working fine, but remember its still in development. Thanks to all the hard work done by the developers.

PS: Install Marshmallow on Xiaomi Mi3

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How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Xiaomi Mi 3W

mi3lollipopAndroid Lollipop is now available for Mi3W phones by developer community. Its not a official update, but if you want to try out Lollipop on your Mi3 its best option available right now. Its support english language and is pretty stable release.

How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM on Xiaomi Mi 3

Step 1 – Install CWM recovery 6.0.5.1  Download here

To install CWM on Mi 3, open the updater app, press menu button and then click “select update package”. Select the ‘CWM_recovery_r11_cancro.zip’ and install it.

Step 2Download the required files:

Then copy both the above files to the root directory (/sdcard) of your phone.

Step 3Flashing Android 5.0  ROM on Mi 3 using CWM Recovery

  • Power Down the phone. Press Volume Up + Power button to boot in to CWM Recovery mode.
  • Go to ‘advanced’ and make sure ‘active system’ is 1. If active system is 2 then change it to system 1.
  • Select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm to wipe. (Wiping may take sometime)
  • Select ‘Wipe cache partition’ and confirm.
  • Go to advanced and ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
  • Go back and select ‘Install zip’. Select ‘choose zip from /sdcard’, then 0/ and then choose the ‘aosp-cancro-4.12.8-kQ1vi7iZhK-5.0.zip’ file. Then install it to System 1.
  • Install Google Apps for Android 5.0 (GAPPS) – Go back and install the ‘gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip’ file to System 1.
  • Reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’. (Choose No when it asks to fix root permission and to root the device.)
  • You phone can take 15 to 20 min to boot up on first time, so dont get panic.

I have installed it on  Mi 3W (Indian version) and the ROM seems to be working fine without any issues of random auto reboot. Let us know if you’ve any questions! NFC is not working with this ROM yet.

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