Budget Version Of The Xiaomi MI6 To Be Mediatek Powered?


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News just in this morning is that Xiaomi could be preparing 3 versions the upcoming Xiaomi Mi6 with the base version packing a Helio X30 chipset.

Reports just in are stating that there could be up to 3 variants of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi6 flagship smartphone to be released. Those versions will include a range topper with Snapdragon 835 processor but start with an entry version priced at 1999 Yuan with a Mediatek chipset!

xiaomi mi6If the reports are accurate then this would mark quite a change for Xiaomi who have always kept their flagship Mi range of smartphones on the Qualcomm bandwagon with even the most affordable 1999 Yuan versions coming with the same top of the range chipset of the time.

Apparently all versions of the Xiaomi Mi6 will come with an OLED display however the panel on the flagship version will either be an edge-to-edge design of feature a true curve panel.

Pricing will kick off at 1999 Yuan for the Mediatek Helio X30 version of the flagship phone, with Snapdragon 836 Xiaomi Mi6 handsets being priced at 2499 Yuan and 2999 Yuan.

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57 Comments

  1. Raky_b
    January 16, 2017

    So, basically it’s coming 3 new models from xiaomi… And allof them will get their successors in few months… And that means that there will be 6 Xiaomi’s flagships, plus new devices in Redmi line, note line… Or in other words, we can expect about 15-20 new devices from Xiaomi this year.
    That is just too much from company that does not care about quality control, after sale support and it’s no wonder that their sales is decreasing, since they are now just like Elephone, Dooge and similar companies whose main goal is to enter with a new phone every week,and don’t care what is happening with ones two months old.

    Xiaomi was smart than that, two years ago…But the have changed tactics!?

    But, ok…we have 1+ now.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 16, 2017

      Actually quality is OK & they are working more regarding software updates, working to secure a better after sale support on market’s they are officially present & creating better community support (Xiaomi forum’s) then last year not to mention cuple years back.
      This is not 6 models, not even 3 but eventually two & even so MTK one is just speculation for now. It certainly won’t be a only “flagship” this year from Xiaomi and they will again have a two numbered amount of models but what a heck that is hardly surprising. Their sails didn’t decrease all do their didn’t reach projected margins of growth. As the chairman said they will try to capitalise on only cuple arias and slow down the growth rate & try to guess why. To fast expansion almost destroy Le Eco, ZTE doesn’t grow roses either. For me Xiaomi is one of the rare decent Chinese brands.
      Good luck with Ule, Ele UMI & Doogee.

      • Metanastis
        January 17, 2017

        Agree 100%… the days of high figures annual expansion in the mobile sector are well passed. The only way for a company to expand further is to “steal” customers from others. And that can only be done with better service and/of offering something different. One thing Xiaomi does much different than others is the software support, any older device which has the tecnical capability to be updated, it will. ALL of them. The number of developers and the community supporting this model is enormous, going worldwide lately. Samsung (and any other big manufacturer) would only dream such a support by the customers. I also see that slowly Xiaomi is officially entering Europe at small markets such as Poland and Greece to just test the waters. Should they like the water’s temperature and start swimming in Europe, they’ll have a bright future.. And as Lazar wrote: “Good luck with Ule, Ele UMI & Doogee”. And to add on that: The only way to get a decent software update from them is to buy a new phone.

      • Raky_b
        January 17, 2017

        For me there is only 3 Chinese manufacturers from now on, and it’s One+, Lenovo and Huawei….
        Acer, is trying something, but stil not there… And Xiaomi is option only if someone needs a phone up to 120-150$.
        More than that, their phones doesn’t worth…

        Usput, jesi vidio kada njihov forum sa svim onim preseravanjima, skupljanem bedzeva i poena… Tesko ispitanje mozga.
        A pojavis se sa problemom, svi te napadnu da lazes i izmisljas… Pa kad im stavis video u kojem se vidi problem, onda te ignorisu ili izbace sa foruma.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          January 17, 2017

          Well for me their is only one currency & not a favourite one (Xiaomi) as the Meizu is down heavily complete last year & I even don’t know is Yiaju alive. Lenovo is gigant (with Motorola & Zuk) but I don’t like their pricing along with selective maintenance, Huawei certainly is a biggest brand but with outrageous prices (last cuple years). Acer isn’t Chinese & they never managed anything serious. Xiaomi is currently a best option regarding quality/price (at least regarding me).

          Jesam s tim što mene niko tamo nije napao a baš i nemam dlake na jeziku i daleko sam od fan boya. Ima ljudi koji nemaju mozga pa im se ne može ni isprati.
          Kad su problemi u pitanju obično ih rješavam ja kako na Xiaomi forumu tako i na XDA, Dripleru i td, od zajednica sam volio jedino MoDaCo koji je sad na žalost prošlost ovo sve ostalo je ili puno maloumnika ili od istih vođeno ali znaš kako kažu bolje išta nego ništa.

    • balcobomber25
      January 16, 2017

      Xiaomi has excellent quality control. I have multiple old models that are still working without problems and still get updates. Unlike Elephone and Doogee, Xiaomi supports their products for years.

      • cyril symbio
        January 16, 2017

        I have and had multiple xiaomi phone that suddenly stopped to work, and some of them after only few months. I live in China, some of my friends, coworkers own or owned Xiaomi phones, most of them had problems. The only one I never had problems with, was my MI3. This one was excellent in almost all departments. My 1S just stopped to work after a year. My Mi2 battery life dropped to three hours, after about 9 months. Nice point was that the battery was removable, but still, it shouldn’t happen. The 2s got the usb port broken really fast, and is soldered, so it’s really not easy to replace. I don’t want even to talk in details about my redmi 2. I bought it, the camera was totally shitty. Totally blur. You couldn’t even recognize a person shot with it. I went back to the after sale service. Xiaomi answer : “That’s normal quality, it’s a cheap phone, you can’t expect an iphone quality”….. Mot*** fu***. There is a big gap between iphone quality and “useless camera”. I insisted, they took it in the back office, and took another hongmi2 and asked me to take a picture with the other one. Was the same. Thay told me : you see? it’s normal quality. I yelled at them and after some insults and threats they took my phone and sent it back to the factory for “investigation”. Meanwhile I checked on internet, legion of customers had the same issue. Eventually Xiaomi replied saying “the camera module was defectuous, it will be replaced”. They even didn’t changed my phone, but only the camera module… Nice shot, I was later unable to sell it to someone else since it has been opened, nobody wanted it. I jump over some other issues to land on my favorite shit : Mi 5. To save time: volume rocker broken, finger print scanner not working, touch screen issues, phone turns off constantly, reboot constantly, and each time, comes back to life with a different watch settings, so I need to wear a watch to keep track of time, can’t rely on that piece of … Xiaomi doesn’t care about after sale and doesn’t care about quality control. They control the first batch, they never do it again, even when they modify the production process.
        Also major issue: they produce stuffs, sell them, and suddenly stop them. You don’t know why, they just withdraw them from the catalog and that’s it. I have their air purifier, and I fear to see them stopping the production, suddenly, that I will be unable to purchase new filters. and will need to buy another machine…. bravo.

        • balcobomber25
          January 17, 2017

          I lived and worked in China for years, I had dozens of friends that owned Xiaomi’s all of them had no issues. There are millions of others happy customers as well that keep buying their products.

          • cyril symbio
            February 23, 2017

            keep buying a product doesn’t mean there is no issues. Xbox 360 sold very nicely. There is legion of other examples. Plus, I live and work in China as well, since years. I have dozens of friends that owned and own Xiaomi devices, me included, and they most of them had issues. So…

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2017

              And there are millions of Xiaomi consumers, me included, that never have any issues. So..

            • cyril symbio
              February 28, 2017

              And there are millions of Xiaomi consumers, me included, that always had issues. So..
              It seems that it has been a long time that you left China man. Obviously you aren’t really plugged to the reality here. Don’t be blind fanboy.

            • balcobomber25
              February 28, 2017

              And there are tens of millions that still buy Xiaomi, I was last in China about three months ago.

            • cyril symbio
              March 6, 2017

              There is still people buying anything in China, having problems or not. And you being in China doesn’t make you living in China nor knowing China, obviously. What’s your point, are you working for Xiaomi? It’s fucking known everywhere in China that Xiaomi has problems. And it’s not a secret that their quality dropped. They were the first brand in China, they are now far away. Why that dear fanboy, if they are so excellent and free from all problems? mmmh? Genius? I have spent long years in China, I am still in China, and I work in this industry. No dude on earth can come here saying Xiaomi has no problem with quality. especially since they released the mi4. Man, don’t be stupid. Some people also own a Galaxy Note 4, and have no problem with it, and are sad that Samsung disabled them OTA. Will you use this persons, happy with their Note 4 to pretend that Samsung Note 4 doesn’t have a problem? Samsung doesn’t have a problem? Come on. You can write all the bullshits you want, on this point you have to admit that you are wrong, it’s alright, you won’t die, and you won’t lose the respect from your friends.
              I have nothing particularly against Xiaomi, I also own and like their devices, but hear that they have NO problems and MILLIONS have no problems… ahah… this is as ridiculous as flat earth believers.

            • balcobomber25
              March 6, 2017

              1. My work in China has been in the Chinese phone industry, and no it hasn’t been with Xiaomi. In fact I worked for some of their competitors including ZTE, THL and Micromax (India). I know more about the Chinese phone market than most of the people that actually live in China.

              2. Every brand has issues with quality for a number of people. It is the nature of electronics.

              3. The only one writing bullshit is you. Xiaomi has a failure rate of around 11% in any given year. If you really worked you would know that. The industry average is around 15%. Samsung is usually around 30% because of how many phones they sell.

              4. “I have nothing particular against Xiaomi” says the flat earth believer.

      • Raky_b
        January 17, 2017

        Mi2s was goog, i had one…
        I still have 4 Xiaomi’s… Mi4i with so many problems that I don’t want even to start writing about it, then redmi 1s which works… All except GPS, and then Redmi Pro which is now about 3 months old, and have youtube burned in screen (quality of Xiaomi’s Amoled) and i have redmi 3s,now 2 months old and it is only one that i don’t have complaints on… Ok, i could go with a fact that it doesn’t have support for my language, but since i use English anyway, i am OK with it.

        So, please, don’t write about Xiaomi’s quality control to me.

        • balcobomber25
          January 18, 2017

          Mi4i was a disaster mostly due to Qualcomms terrible chips of that generation. But I also have a Redmi Pro and a Redmi 3s and both of them are still working. My grandmother actually uses the Redmi 3s, no screen burn in and she watches youtube everyday.

          • Raky_b
            February 17, 2017

            My Remi pro has screen burn, not 3s.
            3s has LCD svmcreen, it can’t have burn in screen…
            Redmi pro, however, uses cheqp Chinese Oled, and it is very bad.
            Just Google little bit, and you’ll find a lot complaints.

            • balcobomber25
              February 19, 2017

              You’ll find complaints with every phone from every company. Doesn’t matter if it’s Apple, Samsung or Xaiomi. More people complain on the internet than post positive comments. It’s the nature of electronic products.

  2. bojan radovanovic
    January 16, 2017

    So, basically it’s coming 3 new models from xiaomi… And allof them will get their successors in few months… And that means that there will be 6 Xiaomi’s flagships, plus new devices in Redmi line, note line… Or in other words, we can expect about 15-20 new devices from Xiaomi this year.
    That is just too much from company that does not care about quality control, after sale support and it’s no wonder that their sales is decreasing, since they are now just like Elephone, Dooge and similar companies whose main goal is to enter with a new phone every week,and don’t care what is happening with ones two months old.

    Xiaomi was smart than that, two years ago…But the have changed tactics!?

    But, ok…we have 1+ now.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 16, 2017

      Actually quality is OK & they are working more regarding software updates, working to secure a better after sale support on market’s they are officially present & creating better community support (Xiaomi forum’s) then last year not to mention cuple years back.
      This is not 6 models, not even 3 but eventually two & even so MTK one is just speculation for now. It certainly won’t be a only “flagship” this year from Xiaomi and they will again have a two numbered amount of models but what a heck that is hardly surprising. Their sails didn’t decrease all do their didn’t reach projected margins of growth. As the chairman said they will try to capitalise on only cuple arias and slow down the growth rate & try to guess why. To fast expansion almost destroy Le Eco, ZTE doesn’t grow roses either. For me Xiaomi is one of the rare decent Chinese brands.
      Good luck with Ule, Ele UMI & Doogee.

    • balcobomber25
      January 16, 2017

      Xiaomi has excellent quality control. I have multiple old models that are still working without problems and still get updates. Unlike Elephone and Doogee, Xiaomi supports their products for years.

      My oldest Xiaomi device is the Mi2s, it came out in April of 2013. It is running the latest version of MIUI which is MIUI 8. I have both an Elephone and Doogee, they received one and zero updates respectively.

    • cyril symbio
      January 17, 2017

      I have and had multiple xiaomi phone that suddenly stopped to work, and some of them after only few months. I live in China, some of my friends, coworkers own or owned Xiaomi phones, most of them had problems. The only one I never had problems with, was my MI3. This one was excellent in almost all departments. My 1S just stopped to work after a year. My Mi2 battery life dropped to three hours, after about 9 months. Nice point was that the battery was removable, but still, it shouldn’t happen. The 2s got the usb port broken really fast, and is soldered, so it’s really not easy to replace. I don’t want even to talk in details about my redmi 2. I bought it, the camera was totally shitty. Totally blur. You couldn’t even recognize a person shot with it. I went back to the after sale service. Xiaomi answer : “That’s normal quality, it’s a cheap phone, you can’t expect an iphone quality”….. Mot*** fu***. There is a big gap between iphone quality and “useless camera”. I insisted, they took it in the back office, and took another hongmi2 and asked me to take a picture with the other one. Was the same. Thay told me : you see? it’s normal quality. I yelled at them and after some insults and threats they took my phone and sent it back to the factory for “investigation”. Meanwhile I checked on internet, legion of customers had the same issue. Eventually Xiaomi replied saying “the camera module was defectuous, it will be replaced”. They even didn’t changed my phone, but only the camera module… Nice shot, I was later unable to sell it to someone else since it has been opened, nobody wanted it. I jump over some other issues to land on my favorite shit : Mi 5. To save time: volume rocker broken, finger print scanner not working, touch screen issues, phone turns off constantly, reboot constantly, and each time, comes back to life with a different watch settings, so I need to wear a watch to keep track of time, can’t rely on that piece of … Xiaomi doesn’t care about after sale and doesn’t care about quality control. They control the first batch, they never do it again, even when they modify the production process.
      Also major issue: they produce stuffs, sell them, and suddenly stop them. You don’t know why, they just withdraw them from the catalog and that’s it. I have their air purifier, and I fear to see them stopping the production, suddenly, that I will be unable to purchase new filters. and will need to buy another machine…. bravo.

    • balcobomber25
      January 17, 2017

      I lived and worked in China for years, I had dozens of friends that owned Xiaomi’s all of them had no issues. There are millions of others happy customers as well that keep buying their products.

    • Metanastis
      January 17, 2017

      Agree 100%… the days of high figures annual expansion in the mobile sector are well passed. The only way for a company to expand further is to “steal” customers from others. And that can only be done with better service and/or offering something different. One thing Xiaomi does much different than others it’s the software support.. any older device which has the technical capability to be updated, it will. ALL of them. The number of developers and the community supporting this model is enormous, going worldwide lately. Samsung (and any other big manufacturer) would only dream of such a support by the customers. I also see that slowly Xiaomi is officially entering Europe at small markets such as Poland and Greece to just test the waters. Should they like the water’s temperature and start swimming in Europe’s market, they’ll have a bright(er) future.. And as Lazar wrote: “Good luck with Ule, Ele UMI & Doogee”. And to add on that: The only way to get a decent software update from them is to buy a new phone.

    • bojan radovanovic
      January 17, 2017

      Mi2s was goog, i had one…
      I still have 4 Xiaomi’s… Mi4i with so many problems that I don’t want even to start writing about it, then redmi 1s which works… All except GPS, and then Redmi Pro which is now about 3 months old, and have youtube burned in screen (quality of Xiaomi’s Amoled) and i have redmi 3s,now 2 months old and it is only one that i don’t have complaints on… Ok, i could go with a fact that it doesn’t have support for my language, but since i use English anyway, i am OK with it.

      So, please, don’t write about Xiaomi’s quality control to me.

    • bojan radovanovic
      January 17, 2017

      For me there is only 3 Chinese manufacturers from now on, and it’s One+, Lenovo and Huawei….
      Acer, is trying something, but stil not there… And Xiaomi is option only if someone needs a phone up to 120-150$.
      More than that, their phones doesn’t worth…

      Usput, jesi vidio kada njihov forum sa svim onim preseravanjima, skupljanem bedzeva i poena… Tesko ispitanje mozga.
      A pojavis se sa problemom, svi te napadnu da lazes i izmisljas… Pa kad im stavis video u kojem se vidi problem, onda te ignorisu ili izbace sa foruma.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 17, 2017

      Well for me their is only one currently & not a particular favourite one (Xiaomi) as the Meizu is down heavily complete last year & I even don’t know is Yiaju alive anymore. Lenovo is gigant (with Motorola & Zuk) but I don’t like their pricing along with selective maintenance, Huawei certainly is a biggest brand but with outrageous prices (last cuple years). Acer isn’t Chinese & they never managed anything serious. Xiaomi is currently a best option regarding quality/price (at least regarding me).

      Jesam s tim što mene niko tamo nije napao a baš i nemam dlake na jeziku i daleko sam od fan boya. Ima ljudi koji nemaju mozga pa im se ne može ni isprati.
      Kad su problemi u pitanju obično ih rješavam ja kako na Xiaomi forumu tako i na XDA, Dripleru i td, od zajednica sam volio jedino MoDaCo koji je sad na žalost prošlost ovo sve ostalo je ili puno maloumnika ili od istih vođeno ali znaš kako kažu bolje išta nego ništa.

    • balcobomber25
      January 18, 2017

      Mi4i was a disaster mostly due to Qualcomms terrible chips of that generation. But I also have a Redmi Pro and a Redmi 3s and both of them are still working. My grandmother actually uses the Redmi 3s, no screen burn in and she watches youtube everyday.

    • bojan radovanovic
      February 17, 2017

      My Remi pro has screen burn, not 3s.
      3s has LCD svmcreen, it can’t have burn in screen…
      Redmi pro, however, uses cheqp Chinese Oled, and it is very bad.
      Just Google little bit, and you’ll find a lot complaints.

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2017

      You’ll find complaints with every phone from every company. Doesn’t matter if it’s Apple, Samsung or Xaiomi. More people complain on the internet than post positive comments. It’s the nature of electronic products.

    • cyril symbio
      February 24, 2017

      keep buying a product doesn’t mean there is no issues. Xbox 360 sold very nicely. There is legion of other examples. Plus, I live and work in China as well, since years. I have dozens of friends that owned and own Xiaomi devices, me included, and they most of them had issues. So…

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2017

      And there are millions of Xiaomi consumers, me included, that never have any issues. So..

    • cyril symbio
      March 1, 2017

      And there are millions of Xiaomi consumers, me included, that always had issues. So..
      It seems that it has been a long time that you left China man. Obviously you aren’t really plugged to the reality here. Don’t be blind fanboy.

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2017

      And there are tens of millions that still buy Xiaomi, I was last in China about three months ago.

    • cyril symbio
      March 6, 2017

      There is still people buying anything in China, having problems or not. And you being in China doesn’t make you living in China nor knowing China, obviously. What’s your point, are you working for Xiaomi? It’s fucking known everywhere in China that Xiaomi has problems. And it’s not a secret that their quality dropped. They were the first brand in China, they are now far away. Why that dear fanboy, if they are so excellent and free from all problems? mmmh? Genius? I have spent long years in China, I am still in China, and I work in this industry. No dude on earth can come here saying Xiaomi has no problem with quality. especially since they released the mi4. Man, don’t be stupid. Some people also own a Galaxy Note 4, and have no problem with it, and are sad that Samsung disabled them OTA. Will you use this persons, happy with their Note 4 to pretend that Samsung Note 4 doesn’t have a problem? Samsung doesn’t have a problem? Come on. You can write all the bullshits you want, on this point you have to admit that you are wrong, it’s alright, you won’t die, and you won’t lose the respect from your friends.
      I have nothing particularly against Xiaomi, I also own and like their devices, but hear that they have NO problems and MILLIONS have no problems… ahah… this is as ridiculous as flat earth believers.

    • balcobomber25
      March 6, 2017

      1. My work in China has been in the Chinese phone industry, and no it hasn’t been with Xiaomi. In fact I worked for some of their competitors including ZTE, THL and Micromax (India). I know more about the Chinese phone market than most of the people that actually live in China.

      2. Every brand has issues with quality for a number of people. It is the nature of electronics.

      3. The only one writing bullshit is you. Xiaomi has a failure rate of around 11% in any given year. If you really worked you would know that. The industry average is around 15%. Samsung is usually around 30% because of how many phones they sell.

      4. “I have nothing particular against Xiaomi” says the flat earth believer.

  3. George Frintu
    January 16, 2017

    Hard to belive since the x30 version wont be ready in march. Also the x30 will most likely be used on redmi note 5/pro2.

  4. balcobomber25
    January 16, 2017

    If it has universal LTE I would be very interested in a MTK version. The X30 is going to be an excellent chip for most people, hardcore gamers should still stick with the SD.

    • Wolvie
      January 16, 2017

      Actually i don’t play game at all but i expect a robust, good software support, less bugs, etc etc from all my stuffs. All my earlier smartphones and tablets were mediatek and somehow all of them sucks, easily spolit, no upgrade support and so on.

      My redmi note 3 pro was the first Qualcomm gadget i bough and it is going strong for almost a year. So pardon me if i get pissed of and biased against mediatek *sigh*.

      I am an IT Engineer so i don’t really trust review from others until i try it myself. My opinion normally based on my own past experience.

      I do know monopoly is bad, we are still lucky to have other affordable soc manufacturer like mediatek, Allwinner, etc so those big soc vendors will not be so arrogant and selling their soc that cost arm and legs. Heck i don’t even believe the pricing of qualcomm soc is so much expensive compare to shitty mediatek

      • balcobomber25
        January 17, 2017

        Which brands did you buy on Mediatek? Brand of phone is a lot more important than brand of processor. There are Mediatek phones which don’t receive updates and their Qualcomm phones which don’t receive updates. Mediatek makes some very good SoC’s and yes they do cost a lot less than Qualcomm. According to Industry Analysts the SD820 cost around $70, the Mediatek X20/25 costs around $30. That is a huge difference in the world of mobile SoC’s.

        • Assefa Hanson
          January 17, 2017

          Sup balco everything alright man?

  5. George Frintu
    January 16, 2017

    Hard to belive since the x30 version wont be ready in march. Also the x30 will most likely be used on redmi note 5/pro2.

  6. balcobomber25
    January 16, 2017

    If it has universal LTE I would be very interested in a MTK version. The X30 is going to be an excellent chip for most people, hardcore gamers should still stick with the SD.

    • Guest
      January 17, 2017

      Actually i don’t play game at all but i expect a robust, good software support, less bugs, etc etc from all my stuffs. All my earlier smartphones and tablets were mediatek and somehow all of them sucks, easily spolit, no upgrade support and so on.

      My redmi note 3 pro was the first Qualcomm gadget i bough and it is going strong for almost a year. So pardon me if i get pissed of and biased against mediatek *sigh*.

      I am an IT Engineer so i don’t really trust review from others until i try it myself. My opinion normally based on my own past experience.

      I do know monopoly is bad, we are still lucky to have other affordable soc manufacturer like mediatek, Allwinner, etc so those big soc vendors will not be so arrogant and selling their soc that cost arm and legs. Heck i don’t even believe the pricing of qualcomm soc is so much expensive compare to shitty mediatek

    • balcobomber25
      January 17, 2017

      Which brands did you buy on Mediatek? Brand of phone is a lot more important than brand of processor. There are Mediatek phones which don’t receive updates and their Qualcomm phones which don’t receive updates. Mediatek makes some very good SoC’s and yes they do cost a lot less than Qualcomm. According to Industry Analysts the SD820 cost around $70, the Mediatek X20/25 costs around $30. That is a huge difference in the world of mobile SoC’s.

    • Assefa Hanson
      January 17, 2017

      Sup balco everything alright man?

  7. Nishikanta
    January 16, 2017

    Don’t believe this company can go to this level. It was one decent company which release few phones with exellent quality. MI, red MI, note and finally mix. Then came the disaster so many redmi phones, dilution of mi 5 to s and plus and jump from affordable to expensive. It looks like it’s going down

    • cyril symbio
      January 16, 2017

      yep, agree. Makes me a bit sad, I own Xiaomi phones since 2013. For the first time, when my current will die, I gonna fish in other waters. So many problems lately. And their after sale service is a disaster. Really fucked. I bought a phone, 3 months later, impossible to turn it on. Go back to xiaomi, they look at the phone (and I mean “look”, with their eyes, no diagnosis, no test was run, nothing, just looked at the phone like superman with his Xray vision) and the dude says : you phone is dead, the board is burnt, you need to buy a new one…. The guy can see that the board is burnt. Just looking at the screen. Meaning he knows their phones have this problem. Or it means he was too tired to run any test, like it’s often the case in China. I live in Beijing, and everything is always more or less like this. Anyway… I had to buy another motherboard, more or less the price of the phone, or to buy another phone. Since I needed a phone for the day, I bought them another one (I know it’s stupid, my gf repeat it to me each single day), a hongmi4. So far it’s fine. Better even than their stupid xiaomi 5.

  8. Wolvie
    January 16, 2017

    Yeah happened to me also, Xiaomi nowaday mass manufacture their smartphone with low prices so i guess their Build quality /quality control is getting lower and lower this day. Such a pity.

    And yes XIAOMI tech support quality is totally shit, i stay in Singapore and they also practice the same shitty level of hardware support here. Xiaomi need to improve ASAP if they want to compete with those big Guys like samsung and apple. Xiaomi Singapore also DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT TO REPAIR Xiaomi products bought from outside Singapore even if customers willing to pay. I know samsung will gladly accept the service (with some charges of course). WTF XIAOMI YOU SUCKS IN THIS AREA !@!!!!FR#TR$TGW$GTR

    Sadly speaking, Apple is one of the best vendor to provide support here ins Singapore. They do sell at premium but at the same time they can provide what they promise as “PREMIUM”.

    I don’t expect Xiaomi to provide such a top notch service level as apple (Gosh it will be wonderful if they can do that) but at least Xiaomi have to improve their techsupport engineers to at least an acceptable level.

    • Wolvie
      January 16, 2017

      Btw this Xiaomi unit was belong to a friend of mine. So finally i managed to order the replacement parts from aliexpress, and guess what, i think the parts also not original from Xiaomi (again WTF, how do i order original xiaomi spare parts online ??????) so in the end it only can last for less than 1 week.

      So i guess when i buy xiaomi is like a gamble, i need to pray harder that i don’t have the one with bad build quality *sigh*. But hey i do think the percentage of getting a good one is quite high, i can assume at least 80% compare i buy those stupid brands like elephoney LOL

  9. Nishikanta
    January 17, 2017

    Don’t believe this company can go to this level. It was one decent company which release few phones with exellent quality. MI, red MI, note and finally mix. Then came the disaster so many redmi phones, dilution of mi 5 to s and plus and jump from affordable to expensive. It looks like it’s going down

    • cyril symbio
      January 17, 2017

      yep, agree. Makes me a bit sad, I own Xiaomi phones since 2013. For the first time, when my current will die, I gonna fish in other waters. So many problems lately. And their after sale service is a disaster. Really fucked. I bought a phone, 3 months later, impossible to turn it on. Go back to xiaomi, they look at the phone (and I mean “look”, with their eyes, no diagnosis, no test was run, nothing, just looked at the phone like superman with his Xray vision) and the dude says : you phone is dead, the board is burnt, you need to buy a new one…. The guy can see that the board is burnt. Just looking at the screen. Meaning he knows their phones have this problem. Or it means he was too tired to run any test, like it’s often the case in China. I live in Beijing, and everything is always more or less like this. Anyway… I had to buy another motherboard, more or less the price of the phone, or to buy another phone. Since I needed a phone for the day, I bought them another one (I know it’s stupid, my gf repeat it to me each single day), a hongmi4. So far it’s fine. Better even than their stupid xiaomi 5.

  10. Guest
    January 17, 2017

    Yeah happened to me also, Xiaomi nowaday mass manufacture their smartphone with low prices so i guess their Build quality /quality control is getting lower and lower this day. Such a pity.

    And yes XIAOMI tech support quality is totally shit, i stay in Singapore and they also practice the same shitty level of hardware support here. Xiaomi need to improve ASAP if they want to compete with those big Guys like samsung and apple. Xiaomi Singapore also DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT TO REPAIR Xiaomi products bought from outside Singapore even if customers willing to pay. I know samsung will gladly accept the service (with some charges of course). WTF XIAOMI YOU SUCKS IN THIS AREA !@!!!!FR#TR$TGW$GTR

    Sadly speaking, Apple is one of the best vendor to provide support here ins Singapore. They do sell at premium but at the same time they can provide what they promise as “PREMIUM”.

    I don’t expect Xiaomi to provide such a top notch service level as apple (Gosh it will be wonderful if they can do that) but at least Xiaomi have to improve their techsupport engineers to at least an acceptable level.

    • Guest
      January 17, 2017

      Btw this Xiaomi unit was belong to a friend of mine. So finally i managed to order the replacement parts from aliexpress, and guess what, i think the parts also not original from Xiaomi (again WTF, how do i order original xiaomi spare parts online ??????) so in the end it only can last for less than 1 week.

      So i guess when i buy xiaomi is like a gamble, i need to pray harder that i don’t have the one with bad build quality *sigh*. But hey i do think the percentage of getting a good one is quite high, i can assume at least 80% compare i buy those stupid brands like elephoney LOL

  11. January 17, 2017

    Xiaomi is my favourite OEM. Loved the Mi 5 and Redmi 3S Prime. Briefly tried the Note 3 SD 650 version. Also own their Mi Pad 2. Most of their recent phones have the best battery life around, my number one criterion. Build quality is also excellent, never had any problems with them. Looking forward to their new phones, my biggest hope is for a high end 5 inch phone, something more compact in overall dimensions and weight than any of the recent Redmi phones, especially the heavy, bulky Redmi 4 series.

  12. Moose
    January 17, 2017

    Xiaomi is my favourite OEM. Loved the Mi 5 and Redmi 3S Prime. Briefly tried the Note 3 SD 650 version. Also own their Mi Pad 2. Most of their recent phones have the best battery life around, my number one criterion. Build quality is also excellent, never had any problems with them. Looking forward to their new phones, my biggest hope is for a high end 5 inch phone, something more compact in overall dimensions and weight than any of the recent Redmi phones, especially the heavy, bulky Redmi 4 series. I tried a Note 2 with a Mediatek X10 processor, but the battery life was awful. Sold it almost immediately. I would wait and see battery life tests before buying another phone with any Mediatek SOC.

  13. Shantanu Mukherjee
    January 18, 2017

    Thanks for providing the expected features of the Mi6.
    The specs seem to be awesome. I am eagerly waiting for the release.
    Want to check out all the features myself.