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Won't recommend at any cost unless you are a die-hard Samsung fan and 6k is your budget
13 November 2018
Hi all, hope you all are happy and doing great.
Let me dive Right away into the review.
In one word: Terrible and not recommended
(Samsung fans don't get me wrong, I ain't against the brand but the phone)
Compared to Redmi 4A,5A,and recently released 6A which fall into the same price bracket this phone is an absolute night mare.
It just takes long time to load anything and everything.
Messages: Long opening time
Whatsapp: Long opening time
Camera: It's opening time is quite good (I ain't talking picture quality)
Multitasking: Don't ask it, it will hang
2. Build quality:
Back is flexible plastic (durable)
Front doesn't have a gorilla glass, looks like a crappy piece of plastic.
Once fallen the front will certainly crack but won't cause a problem in operating it ,just that it will become more irresponsive making it almost unusable making u invest on an other phone model.
2GB Ram us just for name sake, it doesn't operate like a 2GB RAM phone
Exynos processor, not even close to Snapdragon 435 performance.
Hence under 6K just go for Xiaomi eyes closed.
(I ain't a fan or promoter of Xiaomi, I have been using phones ranging from S40(Nokia X2-00),windows 8 and 10 mobile(Lumia 730), Android 7.1/8.1(Redimi note 3, Redmi 4A and Moto G5 S plus), iOS 12(iPad 5th gen 2017) to recently brought Samsung On 5 Pro for my Aunt who is a die-hard fan of Samsung phones.
I have all these phones with me still running beautifully except X2-00(which my dad broke when he was in srinagar during his duties ) and my Redmi note 3 (which thieves robbed from my hand.)
and atlast Samsung On 5 Pro which just cant match any of my phone's performance (Lumia 730 to Redmi 4A).
And if anyone concerned about privacy and security with Xiaomi phones let me tell you apart from Mi UI theres no androind system that gives you so much transparency and control of whats happening in the background in your phone which you can certainly change accordingly ,hence putting Xiaomi ahead from other manufacturers in this price bracket.
This review is for your benefit shoppers.
Rest is your decision.