Hear the story of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 told by its designer

18 September 2017
Philippe Starck followed up on influential Mix design by drawing inspiration from the old classics but also a view of the future.

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  • Rdmkr

The chinese guy talking about how widening the aspect ratio is a positive "evolution" is full of shit. It's the worst thing to have happened to the smartphone world in quite a while. Watching pictures and videos is what people do most on their smartphones. Videos and pictures in the 16:9 standard get displayed a LOT smaller on phones with abnormal aspect ratios. It doesn't matter whether you hold the phone in landscape or portrait mode; you will get a smaller image. The width of the device determines how large things get displayed. What will happen next is that more videos and pictures will be made with 18:9 aspect ratios, which is another terrible thing, because the lack of a uniform standard will make it so that EVERYONE gets to see black bars. Also 18:9 is by definition displayed smaller than 16:9 in PORTRAIT MODE. Everyone will be impacted, but people with their narrow 18:9 phones will be hit twice as hard.

  • AnonD-700950

Mobilemaster, 21 Sep 2017You can order it online from Docomo? Are you sure? You know Japanese?you will need a mail address inside Japan. and for this You need a mail forwarding account to order anything from Japan.

you make an account and they will make you a POBOX in Japan and you put that address when you order.

The company then ships it to you where you live and take shipping costs.

here is an example of mail forwarding company

http://www.tenso.com/en/

not only phones .. you can order ANYTHING from Japan as you are living there , and put the Address tenso gives you. then when they receive the order they will ship it to you.

and it is cheap if you choose Japanese Mail , they give you options how to ship , the cheapest is Japanese mail ... is dirt cheap.

you can order anything online as you are living in Japan !!!

Tenso even help you order if you dont understand Japanese. they also put links for famous online shops in Japan.

lol you can even order Candies if you want ... and this is not a joke.

andif you want somehting not online , they will send some one for small fee to buy it for you as well and then send it.

The registration and having a mail address in Japan is free ... you will have your mail address in Japan in five minutes and FREE

let me know when you buy special Japanese toys :D or Special consoles :D

AnonD-700950, 21 Sep 2017You can buy unlocked phones from phone carriers in Japan dont wo... moreYou can order it online from Docomo? Are you sure? You know Japanese?

  • AnonD-521587

Alien, 20 Sep 2017No I'm not implying it was stolen, I'm saying that Xiaomi borro... moreit was designed by phillip keck and its not really a copy since Sharp failed to really bring their phones to another level.

  • AnonD-700950

Mobilemaster, 20 Sep 2017There is a reason why they are selling older phones. Those phone... moreYou can buy unlocked phones from phone carriers in Japan dont worry much.

it is not like you will have to crack them.

and I know That Japanese site , I gave him the newest model , and he asked for $1000 because they were new . and he never said "we need time to unlock them:

have a nice day

again if you want top model that is this year latest models , find them in their site . and you can order them if you can understand Japanese and have an account connected with your ID .

More over, he is selling them 50% more expensive in his site. all the phones he is selling.

  • AnonD-199614

Alien, 20 Sep 2017No I'm not implying it was stolen, I'm saying that Xiaomi borro... moreBezelless display is new innovation. Sharp tried its share on it back in Japan. Xiaomi is doing it in China.How does that make them a copycat. Everyone is now following the trend. If technology is similar, they are going to look somewhat similar. How can you deny Xiaomi of there share of innovation like ceramic unibody or piezoelectric sound(implementation),etc.

  • AnonD-199614

Alien, 19 Sep 2017Short story: Sharp was bought by FOXCONN which then gave the bez... moreHow come Xiaomi become a sharp S2 copy before its release 🤔. Bezelless display is the way forward. Do you want phones to remain stuck on the thick border crap.

  • AnonD-199614

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2017It does not say is based on Sharp Crystal. A phone of 2014It uses the concept of minimum bezel. How does it become proprietary. If it was, Sharp would have claimed.

AnonD-700950, 20 Sep 2017Kyoex has old phones ... mostly last year phones. if you want... moreThere is a reason why they are selling older phones. Those phones need to be unlocked, and they can not unlock it too soon. I have read this may change.
And it is pointless to buy locked phones when are available to buy, because you can not unlock it from outside of Japan, unless you are a really good hacker, lol!

  • Alien

AnonD-521587, 20 Sep 2017Are you implying they stole the design? The xiomi looks nice bec... moreNo I'm not implying it was stolen, I'm saying that Xiaomi borrowed the design from Sharp after Foxconn bought them.
The real designer is the one that made the Aquos Crystal. This is just an improvement over the original design. You can't take someone's design, change it a bit and then tell the whole world you did it.
It's like buying a Mercedes, tune it to the max and then say you designed the whole car, when in fact it's still a Mercedes.

  • AnonD-521587

Alien, 19 Sep 2017Short story: Sharp was bought by FOXCONN which then gave the bez... moreAre you implying they stole the design? The xiomi looks nice because it was designed by famous European designer

  • AnonD-700950

Mobilemaster, 18 Sep 2017Sadly Nec is gone, Fujitsu, Sharp and Kyocera are on the road, a... moreKyoex has old phones ... mostly last year phones.

if you want the newest phone (released TODAY) , buy from Japan directly ... or ask Kyoex for a model .. he will tell you $1000 (lol)

visit sites like docomo jp and others to know about latest phones in the Market.

Kyoex will never put them in his site because he wants to make alot of money by selling older models (one year old)

If you want to know how to order from Japan directly without paying more in kyoex .. start dreaming I will not tell you :)

  • AnonD-700950

Trump Fan 1980, 19 Sep 2017 TV is generally lame anyway. I suggest that get a UHD 4K with H... morelame ? we are talking about NEWS CHANNEL in 4K and 8K and TV series watched in 4K and 8K...

Lemme guess , you are American ...

where I live ? Outside US of CRAP for sure.

  • AnonD-700950

AnonD-521587, 19 Sep 2017im pretty sure them keeping the good stuff in japan has nothing ... moreyou know nothing about it then.

the Japanese are boiling but no one talks about it outside Japan in the press.

and their government is controlled by USA still ... the people are who different story.

  • Anonymous

Real story:

We designed the best bezeless phone ever. It was unique, had the greatest screen to body ratio, most battery than any other and usefull aspect raio.

Then we scraped all that and created a cookie cutter that was like the rest bezeless phones, only a bit worse (smaller battery et, far worse camera , bigger bezels).

The end.

  • Alien

Short story: Sharp was bought by FOXCONN which then gave the bezeless idea to Xiaomi. In other words, copy-paste.

I can't wait to get the Aquos S2! :)
As for xiaomi phones - i don't buy replikas.

AnonD-700950, 19 Sep 2017Actually Japan has 4K TV SAT channels first as well , and they a... moreExactly my point

  • AnonD-521587

AnonD-700950, 18 Sep 2017sharp did not sell ? heh in Japan Sharp has been making no bezel... moreim pretty sure them keeping the good stuff in japan has nothing to do with USA and hiroshima the you talking about.

AnonD-700950, 19 Sep 2017Actually Japan has 4K TV SAT channels first as well , and they a... more TV is generally lame anyway. I suggest that get a UHD 4K with HDR TV set, and accompany it with a ultra HD Blu Ray player and watch movies on it and or pick a Sony XZ Premium mobile unit and check out 4K on it.
Out of curiosity, which country are you in?

  • AnonD-700950

LG superfan, 18 Sep 2017Agreed Japan is more advanced than most countires if not every t... moreActually Japan has 4K TV SAT channels first as well , and they are testing 8K already for near future.

people in Japan had TV in their phones before we had youtube on the internet... each old phone had antenna and every one had a TV in his pocket 20 years ago.

now ? they are testing 8K TV channels ... we are stuck at FHD