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Allu Azad

Time Ruins Everything
I am using Viper4Android magisk module. With some customized profiles. Sounds best for me.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Hello,
Xiaomi India Teases 'Desh ka Smartphone' Will Have Great Battery Life, Redmi 5A Expected



Xiaomi is all set to launch the 'Desh ka Smartphone' in India on November 30, a device the company started teasing earlier this week. We don't know much about the smartphone, with the company leaving very few hints for us to speculate too much upon. That being said, the Redmi India Twitter handle on Friday teased the smartphone would have a great battery life - pointing at either a large battery or optimized software in the form of MIUI 9. The other hint is the wording of the tagline, with 'Desh ka Smartphone' implying it will be an affordable offering.

India is certainly an important market for Xiaomi, with the company holding several 'global' launches in the country, or more specifically, unveiling products for the first time globally at events in the country. Examples of this include the Xiaomi Mi A1 and MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM. Xiaomi's Desh ka Smartphone may be one of these offerings, one that hasn't been unveiled anywhere else (read, China). Or, it may be an offering that has already been launched.

Speculation points to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A as the prime candidate for launch on November 30. The biggest factor in its favour is the fact that the Redmi India handle was used to tweet, revealing it would be a Redmi-branded device. The second biggest factor in its favor is its price - CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 5,800).

If Xiaomi manages to bring the smartphone to India at a lower price than it was made available at in China, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A may be significantly cheaper than the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which is currently the cheapest smartphone offering from Xiaomi in India. Another factor pointing to the Redmi 5A as the smartphone to launch next week is its battery life - Xiaomi says it will offer a battery life up to 8 days, which is quite extraordinary. It also runs MIUI 9 out-of-the-box.

As for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications, the dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi. Much like its predecessor, the new model is also powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Soc, clocked at 1.4GHz, and coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The Redmi 5A comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via micro-SD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the 2016's Redmi 4A.

The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. It comes with a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. It supports 1080p and 720p video recording. Connectivity options on the Redmi 5A include 4G with VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, and Micro-USB. It comes with a hybrid SIM slot.

Source:Xiaomi India Teases 'Desh ka Smartphone' Will Have a Great Battery Life
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Xiaomi users seem to prefer Stock Android to MIUI

A Twitter poll conducted by Xiaomi backfired

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The Xiaomi Mi A1 did wonders in the market last year, but it may have backfired in some ways. Xiaomi posted a twitter poll online earlier today, asking it’s users whether they preferred MIUI 9 or Android One, supposedly having faith that they had enough MIUI fans out there.

What they got instead was 57% of the users preferring Android One to Xiaomi’s in-house UI. Before you start running off and checking on twitter, you should know that Xiaomi deleted all the tweets that were related to the poll as soon as they saw that MIUI 9 had lost the battle.
Honestly, why ask questions if you can’t handle the truth?


What’s the difference?

There’s Stock Android and then there’s MIUI (MI User Interface), which is Xiaomi’s own OS, which is based on the Google's Android system.

Most Android phones in the market today come with one or the other customisation on top of the core Android system. Different brands do it in different ways.

The Stock Android system is for users that are overly concerned about their phone’s stability and data security. They can do without all the bells and whistles, just wanting the smoothest user experience. The upside is that Stock Android is tested
thoroughly by Google’s Android team before it’s released and is as stable as can be. The downside is, well, that you can’t really do much with in terms of customisation.

MIUI, on the other hand, is about as user friendly as it can be. The development cycles are more frequent, and thus, always prone to certain vulnerabilities. This is because of the pace at which codes and features change, so the company has to stay abreast of the curve.


The disappearing act

So, back to the poll. It happened. It’s done. 14,700 people spoke out and it is what it is.

Anyone living in this day and age knows that once you put something online, it’s going to stay online forever regardless of whether you delete it or not. And so does this.


The results of the poll weren’t all that surprising as compared Xiaomi’s actions afterwards. The company has often been questioned for not providing fast Android updates, despite being on record in saying that MIUI 9 is as fast and functional as Stock Android.

When the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched, many questioned Xiaomi's choice. While the company said it wanted to give users a choice between stock Android and MiUI, experts suggested that the move could backfire. And it seems they may have been right.

Source:Xiaomi users seem to prefer Stock Android to MIUI | TechRadar
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Xiaomi Deletes Twitter Poll when more people prefer Android One over MIUI

A big draw of the XDA-Developers forums is the availability of custom AOSP-based ROMs such as LineageOS, ResurrectionRemix, ParanoidAndroid, and many, many more. Thus it’s no surprise that most of our readers will prefer how stock Android looks over a third-party OEM ROM like MIUI. MIUI is the heavily modified Android version that Xiaomi releases all of their phones (except for the Xiaomi Mi A1) with. While you would expect many of Xiaomi’s mainstream consumer base to be fans of MIUI over stock Android, it seems that a large number of Xiaomi customers actually prefer Android One over MIUI, at least according to a now deleted poll posted by the official Xiaomi Twitter account.

Users were asked to vote for their preferred Android software experience between MIUI 9 or Android One. It’s likely that the social media team behind the Twitter account misread their own audience, and as a result, it backfired hilariously. Companies often do this, as it shows off their reputation and can even convince consumers interested in their products to buy them if they see fan polls go well. However, shortly after the tweet went live, it was deleted when 57% out of approximately 15,000 voters voted in favor of Android One over MIUI 9. Oops.

It’s not too surprising that many fans of Xiaomi’s hardware are fans of stock Android, as according to LineageOS statistics (disregarding the unknown category) India and China are number 1 and number 3 for LineageOS installs, respectively. These are the regions Xiaomi is most popular in, so the results are not quite as surprising as they looked at first glance.

It’s unknown if Xiaomi will take this particular feedback to heart, as it simply seems like the company’s social media was trying to engage its audience in a fluff poll rather than actually asking a serious question. That’s not to say that users, when faced with a custom Android skin, won’t prefer MIUI over others. This is ultimately a pretty embarrassing (but funny) ordeal for the company and showcases the dangers of posting controversial polls on official social media pages when you expect your own product to win.


Source:Xiaomi Deletes Twitter Poll when more people prefer Android One over MIUI
 

TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
What is the SAR value of Redmi Note 7 pro Indian varient ?

Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
Redmi Note 7 SAR limit
India SAR 1g limit: 1.6 W/Kg
Head: 0.962 W/Kg
Body: 0.838 W/Kg (distance 15mm)

Redmi Note 7 Pro SAR limit
India SAR 1g limit: 1.6 W/Kg
Head: 0.962 W/Kg
Body: 0.838 W/Kg (distance 15mm)

Same for both
 
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