Snapdragon Xiaomi Hongmi 1S gets over 21,000 in Antutu

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Recently China’s Xiaomi began selling a Qualcomm Snapdragon version of their Hongmi phone which boasts much higher performance to the original Mediatek model.

Xiaomi announced the 1.6Ghz Snapdragon MSM8628 version of the Hongmi designed to support China Telecom’s CDMA2000 and GSM frequencies. In addition to a processor update the new version of the Hongmi also get’s MIUI V5 based on Android 4.3 rather than Android 4.2.1.

The results are a much more powerful smartphone at the same budget 799 Yuan price point! The original Mediatek MT6589T model of the Hongmi is no slouch with Antutu scores of around 16,000, however the new Hongmi 1S is much more potent with benchmarks of 21,467.

Xiaomi will now be waiting for Qualcomm chip prices to drop so they can start upgrading their China Mobile (TD-SCDMA) and China Unicom (WCDMA) versions to the updated processor.

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  • george

    Its good news only because it will make the 6589T version drop in price. Maybe even less than 150$ from resellers.

  • Yury

    I see no reason in 1S model, performance almost the same (snap 400 vs mt6589t).
    They will need mt6592 in 1S – it can be good, but not snap 400.
    No reason to buy it.
    Disappointed.

    • Ferran

      As you can see the Snapdragon is faster than the Mediatek, if you have read the news you’ll see that is 33% faster, more or less. And with Snapdragon processors you can do and install custom ROMs as Cyanogenmod, AOKP, Paranoid and all that stuff, and with MTK it’s impossible. And finally, the price it’s the same, so you have a better phone paying the same. Worth it.

      • Jan Horák

        Who would Install any other ROM instead of MIUI? LOL. The MIUI is the only reason for buing Xiaomi phone.

        • FTP

          +1 , MIUI is really good. I think Xiaomi’s approach to use the Snapdragan 400 is excellent. This probably will force the good MTK chipset phones to be priced less and also compete with famous Moto G worldwide.

        • http://gizchina.es/ Ferran

          That’s obvious, but there’s people who likes Paranoid, or whatever. And what I was saying is that the version with Snapdragon is better, and if you don’t want to install any ROM don’t do it, it’s just more possibilities.

  • anderson

    S’O tell me where can i buy 1 S in china!?

    • http://www.gizchina.com/ Andi Sykes

      The only official way to buy a Xiaomi phone is through the Xiaomi website. The other way it through a scalper or at a ‘phone city’ but the prices will be higher.

  • anderson

    xiaomiworld is selling it about 249$ who said it is so cheap

  • cga

    this smartphone is compatible with gsm in eu??