Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 14:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While US Android users are all full of glee that they're finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States, a far more significant Android smartphone is being developed... In China. It's faster than any other smartphone, has a beautiful and fluid user interface, top-notch hardware quality, a dual-partition setup so you can keep using the phone while it updates... And will sell for a mere $310, no contract or whatever other nonsense. Hello Xiaomi Phone.
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RE[4]: Color me unimpressed
by Machster on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Color me unimpressed"
Machster
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2007-05-15

Yes, it is last years model (still selling at ATT for $400) and the specs are not equal, but it will do everything I need and want for $100 less this Chinese model. For budget conscious consumers who don't need the latest and greatest there are better deals out there.

If you want a less expensive version of the Galaxy S2 then by all means consider it. I am gonna use the extra $100 to buy the Sony VITA.

PS I see that the Chinese model does not have an AMOLED screen so even if they were the same price I would probably go for Focus anyway.

Edited 2011-08-31 19:30 UTC

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RE[5]: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Color me unimpressed"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

For budget conscious consumers who don't need the latest and greatest there are better deals out there.


That's not the point. The point of this article is that budget-oriented consumers no longer have to settle for last year's product - they can get the latest and greatest today.

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RE[6]: Color me unimpressed
by Beta on Thu 1st Sep 2011 09:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Color me unimpressed"
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2005-07-06

The point of this article is that budget-oriented consumers no longer have to settle for last year's product - they can get the latest and greatest today.

It’s certainly getting that way, my mother just got a Samsung Galaxy Ace on a 2 year contract (we may not approve of such lengths…) but she doesnt upgrade often and wanted a cheap tarrif. The phone was free and the monthly cost is £10 for a decent amount of calls and data. So £240 for phone + 2 years of use. Seems reasonable to me.

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RE[6]: Color me unimpressed
by kristoph on Thu 1st Sep 2011 15:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Color me unimpressed"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

The average 'budget oriented consumer' would have no idea that this device is in any way different then any of the other 100's of models out there.

Given that (a) it's not from a known brand, (b) the screen is not as high quality as competing models and (c) it's more expensive I'd say it's pretty safe to assume it's not going have a tangible impact on the market.

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