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Xiaomi Mi-2 review


    Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Mi-2

    Xiaomi Mi-2 review

    The smartphone, which will be discussed in this review was officially launched in China August 16, 2012. The cost of the device was 1999 yuan, which translated into our money some 2,600 hryvnia. For this amount is offered Android-based smartphone with a 4.3-inch HD-TVs, 2 GB RAM, 8 and 2 megapixel camera, the hardware platform Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, and that is perhaps the biggest advantage of Xiaomi Mi-2 - shell MIUI. Complete the picture of the battery capacity of

    2000 mAh, the presence of the original heavy duty battery capacity of 3,000 mAh, as well as a large number of accessories, including many multi-colored panels.

    Looks tempting, if not a couple yet. First, the phone is only sold in China. It can be ordered through one of the many middlemen, thus you will have to pay for his services and for the delivery. Both have a certain amount of risk, so not all agree to give their money for what they see at best a few weeks. Second, in the event of a breakdown, repair Xiaomi Mi-2 will be very, very difficult. Today both of these problems no longer exist. In Ukraine, there was the official importer of Xiaomi, which not only deals with issues of delivery and make IMEI to the database, but also provides 1 year warranty. As a bonus, Magic Mobile smartphones complements the protective film, the AC adapter plug to fit our vacuum and decent headphones. Also, yesterday we heard about the price drop on this model at 300-400 hryvnia, depends on the memory. Importer Magic Mobile kindly provided to test one of the most interesting Android-models - Xiaomi Mi-2. After a few weeks the manufacturer list a range of two smartphones - Xiaomi Mi-2a, and the Xiaomi Mi-2s. First a little easier in terms of technical characteristics, but with a 4.5-inch screen, the second - an updated version of the Mi-2, with a system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (four core Krait processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz overclocked video accelerator Adreno 320) and, depending on the drive 8 or 13 MF MF camera. The difference in price between the Mi-2 and Mi-2s will be small, which means that those who want to get all the best, in a relatively compact package, is on what to choose. For those who are not willing to wait and pay for the extra megapixels and an updated chipset, it makes sense to read this review.

    Packaging and delivery

    The Chinese manufacturer is very proud of his creation and tries to pay attention to everything that is related to their own devices. For example, transmission in which the available Xiaomi Mi-2, made of cardboard and colorless to withstand the weight of 180 kg. On its front part there is nothing except the logo MI. This logo was not chosen by chance, in addition to being the first letters of the names of the shell (MIUI), transcript of which we will do in the relevant section, MI has two meanings - Mobile Internet (Mobile Internet) and Mission Impossible (Mission Impossible). The latter should be understood as proof that all tasks are feasible, necessary to want to reach a goal, while mobile Internet involves advances in the field. Thus, the manufacturer is trying to highlight its achievements and to point out that for him nothing is impossible.

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    The ends of the box without any inscriptions, and only on the side of a small font attached addressxiaomi. com.

    On the back side, on a small label contains detailed technical information about the device in Chinese.

    Inside the box we found the protective cover, which in addition to the protective properties, does not collect the traces of fingerprints, and has additional anti-glare properties. Under the film in a niche device is the size of a smart phone itself, under which, in turn, is a small cardboard insert with an illustration of how to properly remove the rear cover Xiaomi Mi-2. To get to the rest, pull out the cardboard tray with a smartphone. You can find accessories in black: meter USB-Micro-USB-cable, background information on the Chinese, including another cardboard manual describing all the elements of the case and the setup battery, SIM-card as well as vacuum earphone, AC adapter 1 A and warranty card with the addresses of service centers in Ukraine.

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    Recall that in the original equipment you will not find headphones, protective films and "our" network adapter, instead it will be flat-pin plug to which the adapter is to be bought.

    Design and ergonomics

    Probably one of the most controversial moments Xiaomi Mi-2 - its design. There is nothing remarkable, and if not for the presence of additional removable panels, and it does could be described as a "gray mouse". But by the ergonomics of the device there is absolutely no complaints. Headphone jack on the top edge. Connector for USB-cable on the bottom. The left side plate is empty, so when shooting in order to avoid the effect of "shaking" hands you nothing will stop used as a support means available. On the right side wall with a marked rise above the body are metal buttons control volume and power / lock. All corners of the oblique, so that long-term use of the smartphone discomfort should arise.

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    Of the other elements of the case, we note the presence of a metal mesh speaker tucked in, 2-megapixel camera on his right and light sensors and proximity on the left. Manufacturer's logo in the upper left corner. The main part of the front panel has a 4.3-inch display, on which there are three touch buttons - the "Menu", "Home" and "Back". Indicator events posted under the button "Home". He knows how to flash at different intensities of the seven colors. Tempered glass is coated oleophobic coating, but its quality is quite controversial. It's time to think of the film supplied. Despite the shingles cover glass plastic, it does not give additional protection, as is made flush with the glass. Because, to put the smartphone down on the table display is not recommended, it can have a negative impact on the glass.

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    At the bottom left of the Micro-USB-connector two holes are seen. The first - a conversational microphone, the second - for the strap.

    The back side, she is a removable panel is made of glossy plastic. In this case, it is white plastic. Variant may also be a black plate. In our view, the white is more practical, since it is not as noticeable traces of fingerprints, and the appeal of it more clearly. Those who want to have something brighter recommend contacting the store where you are about to receive cover all possible colors. This should happen at the same time as the emergence of smart phones and Mi-2a and Mi-2s. The question of supplying 3,000 mAh battery is still under discussion, but we believe that the importer still decide to deliver them as well. A larger battery is equipped with optional rear panel. It should be understood that the autonomy would have to pay not only with money, but with the weight and dimensions. Users who can not use plastic devices, the manufacturer offers a metal back panel.

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    So, let's see what is remarkable about the back of the smartphone. One line has multiple slots, from left to right under the speaker, camera, flash and a second microphone. At the bottom is embossed company logo and website address.

    Remove the panel can be hooked over the hole in the Micro-USB-connector. After removing it immediately apparent huge size of the battery and its color. It takes 2/3 of the area, but the thickness of the battery was surprisingly small. The battery capacity is 2000 mAh, which is rather close to that of last year's device, rather than the current one. This year, all the flagships include a battery of 2.3 Ah and more.

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    Despite the presence of separable parts of the body, the build quality will not suffer. Squeaks when squeezed and there are no torsional backlash.

    The operating system and shell

    All Xiaomi smartphones run on Android 4.1.2, but the version shell MIUI firmware and can vary from model to model. Xiaomi is the only manufacturer in the world, producing weekly update for their devices. The original firmware contains only the Chinese and English languages. However, the Ukrainian and Russian people it should not be confused, because in the world There are a lot of communities that are engaged in the localization of firmware, including the Ukrainian language. To change the firmware, just go to the appropriate section of your smartphone and download it over the air or do it manually by downloading the archive to a PC file, and throwing it in the phone memory, and then, all of the same menu for the firmware, perform the procedure "new clothes" . Since some of the features, it is recommended to do this twice. Find detailed information on the process of the firmware can be on dedicated forums. It should be noted that not all the original firmware supplied with the rights of Root. When the firmware via the main menu saves all user data, which is important in view of the periodicity of the appearance of new software. Also smartphone already has a pre ClockWorkMod Recovery. What it is, you can read Here .

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    In conclusion, the study of information about the firmware will explain what stands MIUI. This abbreviation is worth reading as Me You I, respectively pronounced it the same way - MeYouI. It would be correct to talk about MIUI shell in a separate article, but we will try to be as short but detailed account of it in this publication. In subsequent reviews smartphone Xiaomi, we refer the reader to this section. And when it will be possible to experience the MIUI 5.0, describe their impressions in a separate article.

    Let's start with the fact that MIUI is not just a shell smartphone Xiaomi, it is also available for other devices. At the moment, the official firmware MIUI with Ukrainian language Exist under smartphonesHTC One X , Samsung Galaxy S2 , Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 . Non-official firmware with the shell MIUI has a much larger number of devices.

    The size of the file with the latest available at the time of testing firmware 3.5.24 (with the Ukrainian language, where the numbers should be understood as 201 3 .0 5. 24) Is 269 MB. The download

    Speed from the server firmware with good crossing the channel is in the area of 780 kbit / s. That is, in fact, to download the firmware completely, download it to your phone and flash it twice, it takes about 15 minutes of time. Agree, a small fee for the ability to always have at its disposal the most recent software. On a personal experience it was verified that after the upgrade, the first one or two of the charge and discharge the battery will run out quickly. Then everything goes back to normal again and you will continue to enjoy excellent indicators of autonomy. Log in firmware changes can be viewed immediately prior to installation. You can find it all in the same menu, "Updates".

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    So, what is MIUI? This firmware is based on CyanogenMod, which has remained virtually nothing to do with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. MIUI is used as a basis in many shells known manufacturers. For example, the interface Emotion UI 1.5 from Huawei. Some items can also be found in the Optimus

    UI from LG.

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    Before proceeding to the description of the shell, we note that MIUI supports themes, which you can download directly from the smartphone. The number and variety of topics can satisfy the most demanding users. Along with the theme of changing the lock screen, shortcuts, notifications panel and menu settings - that is, all that the user sees. The exception is the interface in embedded applications - player, camera, email client, etc. In connection with such deep customization, we draw your attention to something that will be further described by the standard interface of MIUI. Lock screen contains the minimum information required. All of it is located in the center of the screen to the sides of the screen. Above shows the time, date and day of the week. Below - the pulsating ring and little dots that indicate where you want it to pull to unlock the screen. By clicking on the ring, the four sides of it appear shortcuts by dragging the label to which you can move the dial with a log of calls, camera, messages or unlock the screen. If the music player is running around the ring there music keys, two to switch between tracks / rewind, and one to pause and background picture changes into the artist or album. To get to the notifications panel when the screen is locked you can not.

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    Work table consists of three windows. The left does not contain anything other than string search, but at the request of the user, as well as other windows can be filled with shortcuts and widgets. Location labels can be in the form of a 4x4 matrix, or 4x5 (five vertical). Quantity of labels at the bottom of the panel - one to five, including a folder can be. You can only create them on your desktop, and only then to be moved to the bottom panel. To create a folder, a simple action - drag and drop shortcuts on each other. The corners are rounded desktop that blends in well with the forms of the body and a rounded form of labels.

    The number of transition effects between the windows desktop - eight pieces. When passing a background image (wallpaper) can be either fixed (the location of the user selects the image itself) and move along with the windows. Labels may be either a shadow without. If you choose any shortcut icon appears at the top of the window baskets, dragging a shortcut to it, you will automatically remove the application. It's funny that the smartphone allows you to remove Google Play, but sopritivlyaetsya when trying to remove "Calendar". Menu with applications in MIUI not. All installed programs are located on the desktop.

    The dial keypad is able to search for contacts, both in numbers and letters. Cyrillic supported. Above the keyboard is displayed call log. It is possible to adjust the "Black List" - a list of unwanted telephone numbers that are automatically screened out while trying to get through to you. Settings "contacts" are quite ample. For example, a field with contacts can contain at least the information (name and surname) and displayed with a photograph of contact and additional information in the form of the company name. In addition, the user is free to choose what will be the first, or last name, as well as the principle of sorting contacts by company, location, or frequency of calls. In short, practically perfect "Dialer", and of the box. Picture of contacts that do not have photos, automatically generated from the first and last names, "written by hand."

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    Messages anything special unremarkable. No choice of background substrate mapping scheme chat and dynamic scaling of fonts, but you can include pop-up messages and lighting backlight when entering SMS. Recently, manufacturers have ceased to watch the convenience of working with basic things, particularly when messages arrive, you can learn about it only on the indicator of the event, if it is, or when you turn on the screen.

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    The music player looks unusual. There you can browse songs by artist, album, folder, playlist or immediately all the available library. It is possible to upload photos of covers, lyrics, automatic downloading of tracks listened online, adjusting ID3-tags, and filtering tracks by file size, duration, or directories. To change the composition is sufficient to shake the device, and this action can be configured to trigger as when the screen is off and only when it is enabled. Finally, in the menu, you can choose a transition style between tracks, decaying sound or normal, plus everything, to remember and track the position of the last run of the player, and a time to turn it off. But the usual

    Equalizer in Annex no. In my simplest tastes, there is no special need, but to say that an equalizer would have been superfluous, too, is impossible.

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    In addition to the standard Android application store Google Play, MIUI has a regular store - MiStore. All its charms will be apparent only to those who know Chinese, because the information about the applications only on it. But the use of Google Play will more often than on other devices, if only because that the smartphone is no Youtube, no Gmail or any other common attributes of the OS. But there are a number of applications. All of them are collected in two locations - the "Security" and "Tools." The first are the applications for backup, firmware updates, antivirus, control auto, permits (which is at leisure to see which applications can send messages, view your contacts, call log, etc.), as well as setting "Superuser".

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    In the folder "Tools" hosts applications clock, voice recorder, FM-receiver, flashlight, calculator, compass, search and file transfer (to receive another device will need to install the application AnyShare).

    From what has not been said, there were only the "Settings", "Gallery" and the notifications panel, and the camera interface. About the camera will be discussed in the appropriate section. Notification bar is another reason to be proud Xiaomi. If the bookmarks in the notification came only with the Android version 4.2, the MIUI they are long. If you have any notifications (new emails,

    Messages, and so on), when you call the system tray automatically opens the tab with them. If the notification is not present - the second tab, with the mode switch.

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    After updating the firmware from 3.5.17 to 3.5.24, clicking in the field with the clock in the notification bar is set the alarm, from which you can go to the clock, stopwatch and timer. The second tab contains a matrix of labels as a 4x3, the scale of brightness, clock with date and day of the week and the icon to go to the "Options". Long press on any of the switches carries the same name in the menu. Settings "panel alerts" can drastically change it. So the user is subject to change labels are in the notification bar, their location and other features. For example, to turn off the notifications panel after clicking on the label, the transfer of the icons at the bottom of the screen, and eliminate the need for the second tab, the ability to call the notification panel when working with full-screen applications, such as in the games, the map of consumed traffic, and the speed of the network, the

    Call is Locked screen. That is, Digging deeper, it appears that the fall in the notifications panel from the Lock screen is still possible. In addition, there is the ability to disable notifications screenshots (very important in the preparation of surveys, do not wait until the notification disappears, plus there Is nothing superfluous in the notification bar)._

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    As for the Gallery, here there is nothing special. Photos and videos are displayed on one screen. Scale the thumbnails can not, but you can view the content in folders. Since the smartphone is no separate application for viewing videos, all files of this type are displayed and can be started from the gallery.

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    And finally, the last thing I want to say - "Parameters" is the name of the menu with the settings in MIUI. We talk only about those of them that you will not find in other systems.

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    The first such item are set Wi-Fi. Of "unusual" here modes Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Display. The first is present on almost all devices with Android 4.1, but the second is first encountered. Its purpose is to broadcast via a wireless interface protocol smartphone to a compatible device. Unfortunately, we were not able to find these. Select the transmit frequency (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) is not possible. One more point, a place which seems to be in a completely different application - detailed sound settings. You can find them in the "Sound", "Setting Dolby Mobile». There is not only notorious equalizer, but the individual settings of bass and surround sound, both for music and videos. Ring tones, messages, notifications, delivery reports contain a list of files, and if they will be enough, new ones can be downloaded online or from the PC, throwing OGG-files to the appropriate folder number.

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    Another interesting waiting for you in the settings of the battery. In addition to the usual information, you can select the type of display the charge and power mode, "Power-Saving", "balanced" and "productivity." The first remarkable that limits the display brightness and processor speed. The second is used when you have a periodic need for maximum system performance with no restrictions on the brightness of the display. Lastsetsallvalues tothemaximum.

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    In "Memory" there is only a possibility of viewing data on an external drive. The smartphone supports them through the USB OTG.

    In the "Keys" you can set the value of touch keys and time for their operation, as well as launch the camera from the lock screen (useful for those topics that do not have a separate camera icon), holding down the "Back", in which case the camera is not only the start but at the same time will make the frame. Here Configuring Actions Power button on the lock screen - no cause or the corresponding menu in its hold. And the last point, "Wake the device." It is designed for those who are fundamentally little power button to display the smartphone from sleep mode. Reactivation will enable smartphone can wake up with the volume control keys. In fact, this paragraph will be relevant

    For most devices like HTC One X - large, with the power button on the top, which is not always Convenient to drag on, while the volume control is always at your fingers.

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    In conclusion, I want to say that the interface MIUI one of the most smooth of Android-smartphone. But it is worth pointing out that the choice of energy-saving mode, some users may still notice a slight sluggishness when running applications, there is no way in the "Balanced".

    Hardware Platform

    The model comes with a system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and two versions of the drive - 16 GB and 32 GB. The difference in the cost of about 400 hryvnia. Given that the memory card slot is not, in order to get the maximum music lovers and film fans makes sense to pay extra. Ofthe 32 GB isavailableforabout 26 GB.

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    Smartphone Xiaomi Mi-2 is the first device available for SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, and therefore the most productive. Even now, Mi-2 shows some of the best results in benchmarks, if not to take into account the new generation of Snapdragon processors 600 and ExynosOcta 5.

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    Four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM is sufficient to perform the tasks of any complexity, especially given the fact that this SoC used in smart phones with screens with Full HD-resolution, such as Sony Xperia Z / ZL, where video accelerator have to process twice as much information, but here we have a "standard" of 1280x720 pixels. Those who are chasing maximum performance, we recall the imminent appearance Xiaomi Mi-2s with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.

    The differences between the "energy saving" and "Balanced" or "performance" boil down to the fact that in the first case, the clock speed is limited at around 928 MHz. Paired with the restriction of the maximum brightness of the display, it provides a decent gain for the autonomy of the smartphone. When using the power-saving mode also eliminates the possibility of overheating the processor. The maximum that we were able to see a little more than 34 degrees Celsius. If you use other modes, in applications such as navigation, advanced games and during charging, a smartphone noticeably hot. But there is nothing unique, this problem affects all modern smartphones.

    When you connect your smartphone to the PC are two types of connections - MTP and

    Camera. When you select the first available all the available directories. If you choose the second,

    Only the folder Pictures and DCIM.

    Austerity video player can not call it a universal app for watching videos. Of additional features, except for the aspect ratio, it is only fast with gestures. But the containers are supported AVI, MP4 and MKV, including AC3 audio. Support selecting audio tracks and subtitles do not. The sound Volume from the speaker is above average, the headphones sound is also quite loud._

    Description audio player you may have read above, here we write about codec support, and sound quality. The maximum volume is high, the low and high frequencies are felt good, but sometimes there is a rattle that says more about the player's insistence on quality audio than the problems of sound chip. As for the types of files, the smartphone is ready to reproduce all known codecs (MP3, ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV information is taken from the official site).

    During cold starts, the search for GPS-satellites takes about 3 minutes. GLONASS supported. Baud rate Wi-Fi one maximum. Problems with the operation of the device in 3G-networks were detected, although the Russian people complain of problems with a frequency of 900 MHz in a network WCDMA. The quality and volume of the earpiece is great.

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    It's time to share your impressions of the autonomy Xiaomi Mi-2. Despite the fact that the smartphone has been revised more than a week, could not hold all of the tests. The reason is quite banal, at the weekend, while in Odessa, did not want to leave the phone at home, it was used as a camera, with what did well, also, as has been said, the first few times it is used to consume more energy. Annex Antutu Tester, in the "Energy Saving", first smartphone scored 477 points, stopping about 80% battery charge, then 770, and the third time the 835 points, which is similar to the device features a magnificent result. The test lasted 4:00 and 39 minutes. In the same mode, 15 hours of music discharged battery to 48%, that is, the total time can be up to 31 hours. Viewing HD-video from Youtube will last 7:00 for 40 minutes at 50% brightness, and 6 hours and 40 minutes at 100% brightness in the "Energy Saving".We have not yet had the opportunity to test the autonomy with enhanced battery, but as soon as we get the chance, we will do it. If you look at the results of the lucky ones who bought a battery, while working as the capacity of the battery and its charging duration is increased by 50%.

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    Given the use of SIM-card automatic synchronization, Wi-Fi, GPS, phone calls, but not send and receive text messages, with two or three dozen images, including HDR and recording Full HD-video, while the XiaomiMi - 2 is more than two days. That, again, is perhaps the best indicator of a smartphone with a quad-core processor, a great bright display and a lower quality camera.


    Chinese manufacturers have long been used in their devices IPS-matrix, but only recently has their quality is comparable with the products of famous manufacturers. In Xiaomi Mi-2 is mounted 4.3-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels (342 PPI) production Sharp. The display and the sensor are an integral (OGS), so you should be careful, damaging the glass, and will have to fork out to replace the display.

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    IPS-brightness display "Power Save mode" is in the range of from 10 to 124 cd / m 2. In a "balanced" maximum increases to an impressive 405 cd / m 2. This, and the lack of air space makes the behavior of the display in the sun quite acceptable, but it obviously would not prevent the presence of anti-reflective coating (perhaps the film could slightly improve the situation) and better oleophobic coating.

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    In the display settings is set to select the color temperature and saturation. Played with them, you can achieve fairly good performance. By default, the temperature is set at a value of "natural tone", which is much "cold" image. Color reproduction display a little distracting beyond sRGB, but if you do not look at charts and talk about subjective experience - the screen deserves high marks, and comparable to the S LCD2 display in the HTC One X. The only thing lacking in the screen, is the presence of anti-reflective layer, it was hard to score five, but just five-minus. For example, a visual comparison of the behavior of displays Xiaomi Mi-2 and LG Optimus G in the bright sun speaks in favor of LG, and despite the fact that the maximum brightness of the LG 350 cd / m 2. In the device has a light sensor, it allows you to adjust the brightness automatically when the user sets its own minimum displacement of the slider.


    The smartphone has two cameras - the main with a resolution of 8 megapixel and front facing 2 MP. The main module - Sony IMX145, exactly the same as the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3.The aperture f/2.0, angle 27 mm. Both cameras can record Full HD-video. Summary also manage the fast-track recording with a frequency of 90 frames / s and a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, and delayed resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. When using these modes will not record sound. The maximum available resolution at a ratio of 16:9 - 6 Megapixel. The speed of the camera (focus, save, start) at the current champions, and even the mode of HDR-images does not affect the speed to take pictures.

    Viewfinder interface depends on the aspect ratio. In the case of 4:3, the keys on both sides of the screen are in black background. In the case of 16:9, on a transparent background. In the upper left corner is the icon to switch between cameras. Under it the slider Scene: photo / video is even lower if the flash auto / continuous / off. On the opposite side are the icon to open the settings, and go to The shooting gallery._

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    There is focus on pressing the screen, as if photographing and video recording. Key camera settings pops up a menu with six labels in the form of a matrix of 2x3 or vertically arranged icons, depending on the camera mode, simple or advanced. When you exit the camera previously installed settings are saved, including if you used the mode of HDR.

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    In a "simple" camera mode, the pop-up menu icon is present in the switch HDR-mode, night mode, panorama shooting, the choice of sound and effects, as well as a shortcut to enter the settings. There you can choose the resolution and quality of the photos to start recording geotagging on or off the sound of the camera, select the action of the volume keys (sound, shutter, zoom), as well as access additional settings. Here there is a choice of the camera mode, the type of focus, metering, saturation, sharpness, contrast, and the inclusion of face recognition. If you disable the "simple" mode the camera to the five above-described pop-up menu icon added exposure, ISO, type of lighting and display of the grid.

    For the video is also available in a "simple" and extended modes. In the first pop-up menu contains a shortcut to go to the settings, the choice of effects and activate slow motion. In the settings you can set the record geotagging, the volume keys work, the sound of the camera focusing mode, the frequency of recording in the slow (60 or 90 frames / sec), and include image stabilization. In Advanced mode, the pop-up window to add shortcuts select a resolution (1080p, 720p, 480p) and the type of lighting. In the settings is added only one point "Interval time-lapse photography." Accelerated video mode is only available if the video resolution is not more than 720p.

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    Rate the quality of photos and videos can be shown on the examples.

    Examples 8 MP photos

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    Example 6 MP photos

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    An example of a speed video Example of a record slow motion video An example of video recording at dusk Example video recorder night

    The results

    Smartphone Xiaomi Mi-2 - a vivid example of what the Chinese manufacturers have not only produce high quality products, but also make them attractive for a wide range of customers. Beginning with the release of the shell, Xiaomi switched to the production of smartphones. And do not make a mistake. The brand's popularity is growing day by day. Their smartphones are of interest not only to those who are not accustomed to throwing money around, but geeks who love to reflash their smartphones, to change the look and chase the record levels of performance. All this provides the Xiaomi Mi-2. If you only need 16 GB of memory, the purchase of a smartphone will cost 3,650 hryvnia, which is quite a bit for a device with one-year warranty and parameters comparable with the flagship brand-name manufacturers. In addition, not all agree to use smartphones-shovels. It also met quite reasonable dimensions, even for those who have previously used the phone with a 3.5-inch screen. The ratio of cost / functionality make Xiaomi Mi-2 the best Android-smartphone on the market. Liked

    + Dimensions

    + Presence removable panels including metal + Hardware Platform

    + Version with 16 GB and 32 GB of memory + Autonomy + Display

    + Camera + Shell MIUI

    + Frequency of updates are released + Shipping

    + Support for a wide range of video and audio codecs + Recording video at 90 frames / s

    + Ample opportunities to personalize and change the interface + Have the Power Saving Mode + Performance Do not like it

    - Quality of oleophobic coating

    - No anti-reflective layer

    - No memory card slots

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    GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100



    Dimensions (mm)


    Weight (g)


    Theprocessor (forsmartphones)

    Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1,5 GHz (4 cores) + GPU Adreno 320


    2 GB RAM + 16 GB of internal memory GB/32




    IPS, 4,3 ", 1280x720 pixels, touch screen, capacitive, multi-touch support




    Li-Ion, 2000


    USB 2.0 (micro-USB, MHL, OTG), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n


    8 MP sensor BSI, aperture f/2.0, wide angle lens, 2-megapixel front facing



    1920x1080 pixels, 30 f / s




    Android 4.1 (JellyBean) + MIUI




    Media player, video telephony, a-GPS/GLONASS receiver, accelerometer, digital compass, services, Google, light and proximity sensors


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