Why Xiaomi is One of My Favourite Technology Companies
Xiaomi, also known as Apple of China. It is a Chinese technology company known for providing flagship-grade specifications at affordable prices in their smartphones. In 2019, Xiaomi sold more than 120 million smartphone units. They also have a presence in other product categories. I have been using Xiaomi products from last three years. Here is my experience of using their products and the reason I think it is one of the best Technology company in the world.
Xiaomi is the 4th largest smartphone maker in the world and number one in India. India is a price-conscious economy, and people can’t afford to buy a thousand-dollar smartphone. Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has solved this issue by offering great specs at $100-$250 price segment; as a result, many other smartphone makers started focusing on this price segment. These phones come with good functional design, mid-range specs, average camera performance and all other basic features required in any smartphone.
Other than specs, Xiaomi smartphones have good software experience with their MIUI skin on top of stock Android. Yeah, I know they tend to copy Apple a lot, but I believe it’s fine until what they are doing is satisfying their customers. MIUI comes with a good basic UI which is easy to use and have some unique features like dual apps, private space, app lock and theme store alongside all the industry-standard features. But, the most significant advantage of using an MIUI phone is its regular software update. Xiaomi releases a new version of its software every year and updates almost all smartphones released in last 3–4 years with it. MIUI isn’t without any flaws, one of the most prominent being advertisements in various UI elements. People have been complaining about it for a long time, and finally, Xiaomi decided to ditch the ads in favour of more seamless user-experience.
Xiaomi is also known for making headlines with its smartphone launches. Their MI Mix lineup of phones are known for their unique designs. With the MI Mix 1, Xiaomi was first to start the bezel-less trend. Recently, they showed a video of their upcoming foldable smartphone with first double hinge design. They are also known for…