You know that I often praise Xiaomi for the products that she makes, but this time something has not grown together. For some reason, the company does not want to produce good compact smartphones that could compete with devices Apple. For example, very soon Cupertinians will present iPhone 9. The device, in terms of its dimensions and screen size, will completely repeat the compact iPhone 6, released back in 2014. Xiaomi also has a compact and extremely interesting device that could compete with iPhone 9, but will not, and this is a mistake Xiaomi.
This smartphone could become a competitor iPhone 9
We are talking about Xiaomi QIN 2. Sales of the smartphone started on August 31 last year – about half a year has passed. However, this is not a reason to dismiss it and not compare it with iPhone 9. By the way, not so long ago we compared Google Pixel 4a and iPhone 9. QIN 2 could be an excellent flagship, but became a popular public sector employee. Due to such an interesting form factor and powerful hardware, the company could get much more profit. The phone is powered by a 4-core UniSoc SC9832E processor, which is an extremely weak solution with 28 mm transistors. Modern smartphones, by the way, are equipped with processors with a 7-nm process technology.
In AnTuTu, this chipset is gaining only 16 thousand points. And the device costs about 5 thousand rubles, which, in my opinion, is a lot for a phone with such hardware. There is only 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, and the only thing that it can boast of is a 5.1-inch HD screen with a low quality 22.5: 9 aspect ratio (so far this is a record for the smartphone market). It is narrower iPhone SE and slightly taller in size, and weighs only 109 grams, which is very cool. In addition, there is a good autonomy with a 2100 mAh battery.
Why not turn QIN into a true flagship line?
Render iPhone 9
It is strange that manufacturers do not fully understand how attractive compact phones are for many today. And if QIN 2 got 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal memory, 5.1-inch AMOLED – FullHD-resolution screen, Snapdragon 730G processor, glass case with metal ends similar to iPhone 9 and a camera of the level of modern flagships, the price would not have been. Such a phone would bring the company a lot of money even if it cost $ 200-300. I'm sure many are willing to pay that kind of money for a small smartphone. Imagine how cool such a compact device looked like. It would feel very premium in the hands due to the materials, its unusual shape and compactness. Many businessmen and ordinary people would gladly use such a device.
But we are being offered cheap nonsense, to be honest, and I don't quite understand why. In addition, many will be surprised, but there are no Google services and full Android. The company offers a modified version Android of 9 Go with its own shell. In addition, there is a limit of 6 applications. That is, you cannot install more than 6 third-party applications on your phone, and this is just ridiculous.
The company recently introduced the Pro version, which has improved all indicators. What for? This is because QIN 2 is popular, and Xiaomi only now began to understand that people are ready to pay even more, if only they were given a better solution. The QIN 2 Pro already has an 8-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, but even this, in my opinion, is extremely insufficient. The cost of the Pro version has risen to $ 100. Make a phone for $ 250, but install AMOLED on it – a matrix, a normal processor, more memory, a good camera, give us a full-fledged one Android with Google services and without restrictions, and you won't have a price will be, Xiaomi.
And that's when it will be able to make real competition to the new iPhone 9, which will be presented in March this year. In iPhone 9 there will be a 4.7-inch screen with thick bezels, and a smartphone Xiaomi outwardly could attract potential buyers iPhone 9. Of course, I'm very interested, Do readers agree with this position. Do you think that compact smartphones with such elongated screens should be more interesting to manufacturers and the market? At least I really like such small phones with an unusual and comfortable ratio. QIN 2 fits comfortably in your hand and it is convenient to view the feed in Twitter and read various articles due to the fact that more information is placed on the screen. Let's discuss this in Telegram.