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post Aug 23 2018, 12:33 AM

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QUOTE(sp6068 @ Aug 22 2018, 11:38 PM)
I somehow feel they killed their own flagship with this phone laugh.gif

And this version of MIUI looks much better than the default ones on their Mi phones

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Looks like a mix between MIUI and OxygenOS hmm.gif

The notch something that I'm going to get used to - although thankfully it can be turned off hmm.gif

I'm really considering this one since my Motorola's battery is on its last legs sweat.gif

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QUOTE(Max2006 @ Aug 23 2018, 12:31 AM)
I guess ois Is not included in the spec,  right?  Oh well,  can't complain much since the price is justified for a SD 845 phone!
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4-Axis OIS included... Another reason to award this bugger "The All-in-One Phone Killer of 2018/2019"...forget about flagship killer... It's All-in-One now...

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Forking out more than US$500 for a flagship phone is gonna be a thing of the past real soon smile.gif .
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https://goo.gl/vnJXyY

GSMArena full review up. Nope, no OIS. Just EIS (and yes I trust these guys). Also apparently the frame is supposedly metal painted plastic, and headphone output isn't quite up to par... and no NFC (which nobody here probably uses anyway).

Otherwise, they liked it enough to nearly max out the stars they gave it. Hell, who wouldn't love a $300 845 phone, value proposition is just ludicrous.

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sry to burst your bubble.

phone so expensive, but no NFC.


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QUOTE(john123x @ Aug 23 2018, 12:56 AM)
sry to burst your bubble.

phone so expensive, but no NFC.
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Like I said, normal folk never really use it anyway lol, so it probably won't matter. 845/8GB does though.

I personally need NFC though to check the balance on my Icoca/Suica cards (amongst many other things), but I'm not looking for a new phone anytime soon myself lol. Just sticking around to see the ongoing results of Xiaomi's interesting little (which is actually what Poco means in Spanish) experiment here.

That said that launcher is pretty dope though. Categorising apps by colour? That's some crazy shit right there Xiaomi and I like it.

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Cancel buying Mi 8 buy this one instead...haha..
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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Aug 23 2018, 12:58 AM)
Like I said, normal folk never really use it anyway lol, so it probably won't matter. 845/8GB does though.

I personally need NFC though to check the balance on my Icoca/Suica cards (amongst many other things), but I'm not looking for a new phone anytime soon myself lol. Just sticking around to see the ongoing results of Xiaomi's interesting little (which is actually what Poco means in Spanish) experiment here.

That said that launcher is pretty dope though. Categorising apps by colour? That's some crazy shit right there Xiaomi and I like it.
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Even I don't even use that feature much on my Motorola... Perhaps it might be useful on Samsung Pay or one-touch pairing of accessories, but not much else for me. It's nice to have, but certainly not a mandatory feature. laugh.gif

Anyway, I heard that they are bringing this locally - I wonder how much would that be for the top-end 8GB/256GB model hmm.gif

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QUOTE(john123x @ Aug 23 2018, 12:56 AM)
sry to burst your bubble.

phone so expensive, but no NFC.
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The whole phone was directed towards emerging markets - NFC is not much of utility in emerging countries. Of course, the price/performance ratio is pretty much unprecedented for 2018, and the inclusion of power-user friendly features such as expandable memory, headphone jack and a large battery makes up the lack of NFC icon_idea.gif

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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Aug 23 2018, 12:52 AM)
https://goo.gl/vnJXyY

GSMArena full review up. Nope, no OIS. Just EIS (and yes I trust these guys). Also apparently the frame is supposedly metal painted plastic, and headphone output isn't quite up to par... and no NFC (which nobody here probably uses anyway).

Otherwise, they liked it enough to nearly max out the stars they gave it. Hell, who wouldn't love a $300 845 phone, value proposition is just ludicrous.
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I highly doubt the targeted customer will use this phone to drive high-end headphones - this is not an audiophile-centric phone icon_idea.gif

Of course, those who owns regular earphones won't need to worry about that icon_idea.gif

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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Aug 22 2018, 10:33 PM)
Plastic Fantastique No Oleophobic Layer F1? Naaaah I'll pass. Not that I'm rocking a #papan9 myself anyway lol.

I'm actually kinda anxious just thinking of the internal compromises that Xiaomi has had to take to produce a phone with those specs, being sold for that kinda money lol. I mean, OEMs are many things but needlessly generous they have never really been.
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QUOTE(zhlo @ Aug 22 2018, 10:51 PM)
Can consider as secondary phone...
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Tagged you guys in this thread instead coz it didn’t exist yet last night when I posted, haha. Yeah, this reminds me of OnePlus when they first started. Maybe that’s their strategy, start with low price then gradually increase coz it’s clear they are going after OnePlus with this range of phones. That said, they’ll kill the Zenfone 5z (and probably their own Mi 8) if the prices launched in India is indicative of what we will get here.
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QUOTE(attw @ Aug 23 2018, 06:56 AM)
Tagged you guys in this thread instead coz it didn’t exist yet last night when I posted, haha. Yeah, this reminds me of OnePlus when they first started. Maybe that’s their strategy, start with low price then gradually increase coz it’s clear they are going after OnePlus with this range of phones. That said, they’ll kill the Zenfone 5z (and probably their own Mi 8) if the prices launched in India is indicative of what we will get here.
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Or they might just kill, you know, Honor lol. Imma thinking OP has already carved enough of a niche for themselves already as a "premium sub-flagship" (yeah, lol I know), but that's prolly just me.

BUT Honor? Yeah tough luck justifying the purchase of anything remotely on the higher price range from those folks now, though looking at their seemingly humongous Ad budgets, the main brand Huawei seems pretty safe... for now.

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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Aug 23 2018, 07:22 AM)
Or they might just kill, you know, Honor lol. Imma thinking OP has already carved enough of a niche for themselves already as a "premium sub-flagship" (yeah, lol I know), but that's prolly just me.

BUT Honor? Yeah tough luck justifying the purchase of anything remotely on the higher price range from those folks now, though looking at their seemingly humongous Ad budgets, the main brand Huawei seems pretty safe... for now.
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Yeah, the OP developer community is pretty strong so maybe Poco hopes to achieve this too by starting with low prices. I personally feel the Honor range is a little overpriced for what it offers, and the gap of the flagship Honor and Mate series tends to close pretty fast. Anyways, interesting to see how disruptive the Poco series will be to the premium segment especially after Customs just proposed a sales tax on smartphones.


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How long does it normally take for Poco to reach msia, after such announcement in india, based on other models previously launched? Just roughly..

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QUOTE(n8210 @ Aug 23 2018, 07:53 AM)
How long does it normally take for Poco to reach msia, after such announcement in india, based on other models previously launched? Just roughly..
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2 to 3 months I guess. Especially Mi 8 just launched here

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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Aug 23 2018, 12:58 AM)
Like I said, normal folk never really use it anyway lol, so it probably won't matter. 845/8GB does though.

I personally need NFC though to check the balance on my Icoca/Suica cards (amongst many other things), but I'm not looking for a new phone anytime soon myself lol. Just sticking around to see the ongoing results of Xiaomi's interesting little (which is actually what Poco means in Spanish) experiment here.

That said that launcher is pretty dope though. Categorising apps by colour? That's some crazy shit right there Xiaomi and I like it.
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QUOTE(chocobo7779 @ Aug 23 2018, 02:17 AM)
The whole phone was directed towards emerging markets - NFC is not much of utility in emerging countries.  Of course, the price/performance ratio is pretty much unprecedented for 2018, and the inclusion of power-user friendly features such as expandable memory, headphone jack and a large battery makes up the lack of NFC icon_idea.gif
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NFC is necessary for future of cashless e-wallet society.

kinda like Samsung Pay that works almost everywhere because normal POS can read NFC

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QUOTE(john123x @ Aug 23 2018, 08:15 AM)
NFC is necessary for future of cashless e-wallet society.

kinda like Samsung Pay that works almost everywhere because normal POS can read NFC
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Maybank QRPAY better, e-wallet w/out NFC
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QUOTE(john123x @ Aug 23 2018, 08:15 AM)
NFC is necessary for future of cashless e-wallet society.

kinda like Samsung Pay that works almost everywhere because normal POS can read NFC
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Haha, who uses Samsung Pay nowadays?
Better use Boost. Even mamak got Boost.
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oh no... if no notch then i sure buy...
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QUOTE(n8210 @ Aug 23 2018, 07:53 AM)
How long does it normally take for Poco to reach msia, after such announcement in india, based on other models previously launched? Just roughly..
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It's already listed in Sirim's database, so maybe a month or two

https://www.lowyat.net/2018/167802/xiaomi-p...o-malaysia-too/

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