- Nov 21, 2005
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It has come a long way yes, have a few non tech savy family members who have used it coming from these usually bigger names in tech and they use it as a phone with no complaints. For me though I have found that Miui is a great starting point or just use it as is, but it doesnt push the hardware as far with its own software as other software could. There has just been more research and development put into that software than what xiaomi does right now. That's why i bought xiaomi to flash custom roms and use it how I would. Never hated too much on miui and won't throw the phone away if I had to just use it. Would just be kinda bummed. It all comes down to preference.MIUI 12 is pretty good though?
Agree that the older models are bloated with that, I have experienced it on my Redmi 6A.Filled with ads not to mention the terrible memory management to get more battery life. Hopefully newer versions of Miui fixed that?
There's a cheapest you can go while still having an okay user experience, that mark is ~R2800 right now for Xiaomi, or ~$100 if you don't factor South African taxes and import.How about taking care of that sub R 1000 Mobicel crowd? There's a lot of them and some eventually upgrade to better devices.
They are selling a phone in India that is targeted at that segment.How about taking care of that sub R 1000 Mobicel crowd? There's a lot of them and some eventually upgrade to better devices.