2021 Winners and losers: Xiaomi

27 December 2021
It has been a productive year for Xiaomi – it launched over 50 phones and a bunch of other devices.

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  • AnonD-1018516

CptPower, 27 Dec 2021Man two things. Certain sites such like alliexpress you can... moreBut still. It's almost a must in the flagship competition. And more importantly, the bugs I have mentioned make things worse.

Scram, 27 Dec 2021Hearing about the disaster that is MIUI saddens me. Once... moreAt least from my experience the MIUI has been very good. It have a lot of useful features and in terms of software support, well the redmi note 9 have received MIUI 12.5 a few months ago and it still receives security updates.

  • Anonymous

Loser: anybody who believes the hype and paper specs and buys any phone made by them. Utter garbage.

  • SittingOnAToillet

CptPower, 27 Dec 2021Well who else thinks MI 11 ultra is best phone out in 2021 ... moreMi 11 Ultra is a good flagship but I don't like MIUI, even if the phone is near perfection I still wouldn't consider it. It's like with Apple and their IOS. I don't like it.
Simple as that.
It's great that we have so many choices isn't it?
So that everyone can pick something for them self.
Greetings to the most famous basher on this site. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

Hearing about the disaster that is MIUI saddens me.

Once upon a time, OEM Android software could go toe to toe with iOS. From the stables of HTC, Sony, LG. Even TouchWiz which was notorious for being a resource hog wasn't ever as bad as MIUI. Android fans never used to sacrifice software for hardware, but thanks to Xiaomi and BBK, you can only have one not both.

Today, only OneUI and OxygenOS come close to competing with iOS. The rest of the Android software lineup are either awful or meh. It's a disgrace!

CptPower, 27 Dec 2021Well who else thinks MI 11 ultra is best phone out in 2021 ... moreYes, I guess that a lot of people could not get it over their head, that a phone that "cheap" could really compete with phones almost twice their price. Xiaomi should now invest in improving their MiUI in their lower and mid tier phones

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Dec 2021Xiaomi is a fine company Just drop the trash called MIUI... moreMIUI is a definite loser. No shock that lots of people buy it and then install custom ROMs.

  • Anonymous

Xiaomi is a fine company

Just drop the trash called MIUI please...

  • AnonD-1030868

CptPower, 27 Dec 2021Well who else thinks MI 11 ultra is best phone out in 2021 ... moreS21 ultra is best phone of the year
Sadly Samsung isn't paying dxo money😭😭😭😭😭
And tbh mi 11 ultra is best in one thing : ugliest phone in the decade

  • AnonD-1030868

AnonymousCRL, 27 Dec 2021While modders with Xiaomi devices are already on A12 throug... moreHaha build a phone yourself and change the android text to 24 haha

  • AnonD-1030868

Loser : Xiaomi
They couldn't even hold a place in Europe with their gimmicky number games
People are getting smarter and they don't fall fir xiaomi's 120Hz old screen and 50000mp camera for 200$

"This is really more of a limited edition device and only a few lucky, well-heeled users got one."

I guess I'd have to consider myself lucky to buy it earlier in the year.
Also saved 220€ by importing it.

Fulljack, 27 Dec 2021Android 12 has arrived for select latest Xiaomi flagship su... moreWhile modders with Xiaomi devices are already on A12 through custom ROMs haha.

CptPower, 27 Dec 2021Man any cover for 5 buucks will do its job far better than ... moreAny cover for 5 bucks? Been there before, and it's completely hopeless. There are a few times where the water is going inside the cover. That is why I have completely avoided cover since then.

Android 12 has arrived for select latest Xiaomi flagship such as Mi 11 series and K40 series, but only on Chinese beta. They're still prioritizing their home market after all.

YUKI93, 27 Dec 2021"...the phone can be PERFECTLY water-resistant without... moreMan any cover for 5 buucks will do its job far better than costly gimmick called IP resistance.
Since no phone manufacturer will guarantee yoou a water damage warranty until you dont live in rainforest you dont need a water resistant phone.
And even if you have one IP resistances are tested in a still condition.
UI mean glass or water tank with fresh purified water where phone is sanding still.
Go to sea water and even your LG V50 will go nuts,
So unless you live in a rainforest water damage resistance since its not included in warranty of the phone is not needed and is nothing but a costly gimmick.

For anything else CAT, Doogee or Oukitell which making IP resistant phones will do its job perfectly.
And if you really wish to have that kind of a phone buy a water resistant cover for your phone. Cost way ess protects even against salt water and you can stay indifinetely in water for making photos.

Try to not agree Meh.

AnonD-1018516, 27 Dec 2021I feel like Mi 11 is also a loser this year. The phone was ... moreMan two things. Certain sites such like alliexpress you can buy from as low as 700 bucks.

And another thing since no Manufacturer gives water damage warranty equal to any other phone warranty IP resistance is nnothing just costly useless gimmick because any and every phone case will protect your phone from some water damage or rain drops and most phones nowdays even without IP resistance can survive some rain.

So until you dont live in tropical rainforest you dont need an IP resistant phone.
And if you live i assume Oukitel, Dooge or Catterpillar or any other brand which focuses on durability and water resistance. Dont buy anything else.

IP resistance is nothing just costly gimmick. Besides no phone no matter the resistance cant survive salt sea water. And if you really want to have a phone which can survive in here buy water resistant cover cost far less than a IP resistant phone and does a lot better job because you can stay indifinetely inside the water compared to regular water resistance where phone in still water cleared and purified from any mess can withstand for half hour until it dies.
Try to swim with it and it is dead in less than 300 seconds.

Well who else thinks MI 11 ultra is best phone out in 2021 like me???
Because best phone money can buy should be Sony Xperia Pro - 1 but for 1800 bucks anyone can buy two pieces of Mi 11 ultra in certain regions of the planet even three pieces which have equal specs and some other specs are even better compared to Sony.

To me Mi 11 ultra is the best touch phone ever made.

YUKI93, 27 Dec 2021I do think that Xiaomi made a limited number of the Mi 11 U... moreAnd that's where xiaomi wins big time IMO. Their phones are the easiest to mod and has a big custom scene compared to most manufacturer, with oneplus coming second. It's almost too easy to unlock bootloaders on one. Heck, even their mediatek-equipped ones has kernel support.
Personally, I'd like to toy around with modding next year, just for curiosity's sake.

But yeah, it's not that everybody has the knowhow to mod if MIUI isn't for their taste. Hoping to see them improve in this regard.

  • Anonymous

Mi band 6 is pretty good. I use one.