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Xiaomi Phones That Everyone Thinks Are Good But Not Good

There are some Xiaomi devices that almost everyone knows by name, e.g. Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo). You might say it’s an excellent device since it’s so popular, but it’s actually not that good.

There are many examples of Xiaomi devices like this in the past. Let’s take a look at the list.

Mi A2 Lite (daisy)

Xiaomi’s Android One series devices were already unpopular, still this device didn’t meet expectations. Mi A2 Lite (daisy) device was introduced in the second generation of Xiaomi’s Android One series in 2018. Privilege of device is to come with pure Android (AOSP), not MIUI. Device specs are below and here

  • IPS LCD 5.8″ FHD+ (1080×2280) 60Hz Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) SoC
  • 3/32GB – 4/64GB eMMC 5.1 Variants
  • 12MP f/2.2 PDAF and 5MP f/2.2 (depth) Dual Camera – 5MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Out of the box with Android 8.1 (Oreo). Latest is Android 10 (Q)
  • Mono speaker, Fingerprint, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 4.2 and FM Radio

Why is Mi A2 Lite Bad?

Included Snapdragon 625 on a device released in June 2018 is a little bad. Cameras aren’t that great, and it still uses the micro-USB port, making it bad.

Mi A3 (laurel)

This is latest Android One device. With this, Xiaomi has released its 4th Android One device and abandoned the series. While there were other Xiaomi devices, this series wasn’t preferred. Device specs are below and here

  • AMOLED 6.09″ HD+ (720 x 1560) 60Hz Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (SDM665) SoC
  • 4/64GB – 4/128GB and 6/128GB UFS 2.1 Variants
  • 48MP f/1.8 PDAF, 8MP f/2.2 (ultrawide) and 2MP f/2.4 (depht) Triple Camera – 32MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
  • 4030mAh Battery. Supports QC 3.0 (18W)
  • Out of the box with Android 9 (Pie). Latest is Android 11 (R)
  • Mono speaker, FOD Fingerprint, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX HD) and FM Radio

Why is Mi A3 Bad?

Using a 6″ device with HD+ screen will be a bad experience for your eyes. Moreover, many Mi A3 devices have been hardbricked in Android 11 update given by Xiaomi, it’s a bad device.

Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo)

That famous device that people talk about, Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo). Everyone thinks that this device, which was released towards the end of 2019, will compete with mid-range, even flagship devices. However, it is not as perfect a device as it is exaggerated. Device specs are below and here

  • IPS LCD 6.3″ FHD+ (1080×2340) 60Hz Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (SDM665) SoC
  • 3/32GB, 4/64GB – 4/128GB and 6/64GB – 6/128GB UFS 2.1 Variants
  • 48MP f/1.8 PDAF, 8MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), 2MP f/2.4 (depht) and 2MP f/2.4 (macro) Quad Camera – 13MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
  • 4000mAh Battery. Supports QC 3.0 (18W)
  • Out of the box with MIUI 10 – Android 9 (Pie). Latest is MIUI 12.5 Android 11 (R)
  • Mono speaker, Fingerprint, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX HD) and FM Radio

Why is Redmi Note 8 Bad?

Device could have a better processor, many users complain of lagging and MIUI bugs. Although there are 4 cameras, other 3 cameras are useless and bad. Device doesn’t have waterproof resistant and IPS screen offers a bad experience than AMOLED. As a result, this device isn’t as good as it’s exaggerated, just a another price/performance Redmi product.

Redmi Note 8 Pro (begonia)

Another popular device is Redmi Note 8 Pro (begonia), even more popular than Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo). This device was also highly praised, but it isn’t that perfect. Device specs are below and here

  • IPS LCD 6.53″ FHD+ (1080×2340) 60Hz Screen
  • MediaTek Helio G90T (MT6785V/CC) SoC
  • 4/64GB – 4/128GB, 6/64GB – 6/128GB and 8/128GB – 8/256GB UFS 2.1 Variants
  • 64MP f/1.9 PDAF, 8MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), 2MP f/2.4 (depht) and 2MP f/2.4 (macro) Quad Camera – 20MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
  • 4500mAh Battery. Supports Fast Charging (18W)
  • Out of the box with MIUI 10 – Android 9 (Pie). Latest is MIUI 12.5 Android 11 (R)
  • Mono speaker, Fingerprint, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX HD), FM Radio and NFC

Why is Redmi Note 8 Pro Bad?

Most of the items in Note 8 also apply here. Users say that in the long-run, device slows down and laggs. Moreover, 64MP camera may sound great to you, but pics quality isn’t that good.

Redmi Note 9S/Pro (curtana)

There is a another Redmi Note device, Note 9S/Pro (curtana) was released in 2020 and typically most features are the same as Redmi Note 8/Pro. Device specs are below and here

  • IPS LCD 6.53″ FHD+ (1080×2400) 60Hz Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125) SoC
  • 4/64GB – 4/128GB and 6/64GB – 6/128GB UFS 2.1 Variants
  • 48MP f/1.8 PDAF, 8MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), 2MP f/2.4 (depht) and 5MP f/2.4 (macro) Quad Camera – 16MP f/2.5 Selfie Camera
  • 5020mAh Battery. Supports QC 3.0 (18W)
  • Out of the box with MIUI 12 – Android 10 (Q). Now is MIUI 12.5 Android 11 (R)
  • Mono speaker, Fingerprint, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX HD), FM Radio

Why is Redmi Note 9S/Pro Bad?

It’s no different from predecessor devices, there is no innovation. Xiaomi only added a on screen camera, but screen panel is still IPS. Moreover, users claim that the Snapdragon 720G processor is bad, so device is bulky and laggy. It’s a very thick and heavy device, offering poor quality use. And huge battery like 5020mAh charges very slowly at 18W. A phone that charges in 2 hours is annoying, isn’t it?

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