Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it

Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it

Hugo Barra has been clear since the beginning of his adventuara in Xiaomi: his declared goal is to make the company the new Apple and spread, worldwide, the words "Xiaomi" and "MIUI". Today we will see the full review of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS (Red Rice) and judging from the quality of what, on paper, is proposed on the market as a device entry-level, we can say that there are all the best conditions for the realization of what was announced by Barra. Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS unboxing by GizChina.it We thank once again Xiaomishop.it for sending us the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS, but also for giving our readers a discount on all the products in the store, which can be used through the code GIZXIAOMI! Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS (Red Rice) full review in Italian by GizChina.it Features of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS The Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS mounts the latest quad-core chipset of Mediatek MT6589T from 1.5Ghz, flanked by 1GB of RAM and 4GB only internal memory, expandable with micro SD. The display is a 4.7 inch HD panel with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS unboxing by GizChina.it The dimensions of the Xiaomi Hongmi are 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm and the weight is 163 grams including battery. But let's see the Complete specifications of the Xiaomi Hongmi [komper pid = 62] Before continuing, let's review the unboxing video of Xiaomi Hongmi released last week VIDEO: Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS Unboxing by GizChina.it Xiaomi Hongmi: Design The lines of the Hongmi differ from the classic rounded design of the other Xiaomi devices. In fact, for its entry-level device, the house has offered new and more squared shapes, especially with regard to the front of the phone. Xiaomi_Hongmi_UMTS1 The back cover (removable) has a softer line than the front, with a curved design that allows better grip of the phone in the handle and, consequently, a greater ease of use of the same with one hand. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it The structure of Xiaomi Hongmi is made of well-made plastic. The first impressions of unboxing are confirmed with regard to the quality of the construction materials of the telephone. The Xiaomi has not denied even in this case, preferring to do things "in a workmanlike" even in the construction of the terminal cheaper than the house. At the front we find the cameras (top) from just 1.3 mega-pixel (on the right side), the various sensors. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it On the upper edge, on the left side, there is the 3,5 jack for the earphones. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it On the lower edge, at the center of the shell, we find the microUSB input. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it On the left side there are the volume keys + and - and the power key. In line with the Xiaomi tradition, therefore, the command buttons are all positioned on the same side. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it In the back we find the 8 mega-pixel camera, the LED Flash and the speaker on the side. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: Display - 4.7 HD Inch Also noteworthy is Xiaomi Hongmi's 4.7 inch HD display, which, although not equipped with FULLHD resolution, allows an excellent rendering of the displayed elements, a good sharpness and a brightness above average. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: performance and benchmark  Antutu Benchmark of Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS The Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS score of 14.425 points on Antutu, lower than the JiaYu G5 which instead has totaled well 16.795 points. "Numerically", then, a difference emerges between two devices, but, in light of my practical experience of use, I can say that the two devices are substantially equivalent. Xiaomi Hongmi benchmark Antutu In the various reviews published I have repeatedly stressed the need to consider these tests (the various benchmarks) only as tools of general orientation on the performance of the analyzed device. This statement assumes even more value in light of this difference emerged on Antutu between Xiaomi Hongmi and JiaYu G5, or between two devices that, I repeat, in my opinion are equivalent. Benchmark Quadrant of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS The same goes for the benchmark made with the App Quadrant Standard Edition. Also in this case, in fact, a difference emerges, also quite substantial, between Xiaomi Hongmi and JiaYu G5, which have totaled, respectively,  4.843 e 2.865 points. Xiaomi Hongmi benchmark Quadrant Vellamo benchmark of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS On the Vellamo app the results are more or less in line. Xiaomi Hongmi has totaled in the tests HTML5 and METAL, respectively 1.555 e 568 points, compared to the 1.628 e 540 points of the JiaYu G5. Xiaomi Hongmi benchmark Vellamo Nenamark2 benchmark of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS The result of the NenaMark2 test is 42.o fps, even in this case lower than the 53.4 fps made by JiaYu G5. Xiaomi Hongmi benchmark Nenamark2 Benchmark Epic Citadel of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS Xiaomi Hongmi benchmark Epic Citadel 3DMark benchmark of the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS Xiaomi Hongmi 3DMark benchmark Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: Game Test Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: Telephone part and 3G navigation  Xiaomi Hongmi's telephone reception is excellent, superior to most of the Chinese phones tested so far. In fact, I have not detected any problem of signal loss or lack of signal. The audio in call and the volume of the external speaker with active "handsfree" is also excellent. The same goes for navigation in 3G, always fast and without uncertainties. Xiaomi Hongmi UMTSGPS navigation The Xiaomi Hongmi GPS is very performing, after a first fix made in Engineer Mode (which, as you can see from the image below, shows the fix of well 9 hooked satellites). The subsequent fixes were fast and precise and stable navigation. Xiaomi Hongmi gps benchmarkXiaomi Hongmi UMTS: WiFi reception As in other cases I tested WiFi reception by testing the distance from the 2 meters, 5 meters and 7 meters routers in a different room (separated from the router by a very thick wall). I did not detect any signal loss problems. These results:

Xiaomi Hongmi UMTSBluetooth The Xiaomi Hongmi bluetooth works very well. As always, it was tested, with a positive result, with the apparatus installed in my car. Xiaomi Hongmi UMTSQuality of cameras The rear camera of the Xiaomi Hongmi has a "mere" 8 mega-pixel sensor and behaves quite well even in low light conditions. However, as I pointed out in the video review, to make good shots in low light conditions you need to go "play" with the setting of theCamera app. As usual you can download the original resolution pictures here. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it The following two pictures were taken in absolute darkness and with the camera mode "Night Portrait"Active. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Below, on the other hand, you can find the photo that portrays the same element, but made with the JiaYu G5 in equal light conditions. JiaYu G5, the full review in Italian by GizChina.it The verdict ... What do you think of Xiaomi Hongmi's 8 mega-pixel camera? Let us know leave a comment below! Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: Battery Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it As for the JiaYu G5 Basic, even for the Xiaomi Hongmi one of the biggest question marks in the hardware sector concerns the battery of only 2000mAh. Well, the performance of this battery was very similar to that of the JiaYu G5, with a difference of a few minutes of autonomy in favor of the JiaYu. Obviously, the two situations of use, although similar, are not perfectly equivalent, so this difference could depend on various factors of use. In general, with very intense use (as usual summarized below) I managed to get to poco before dinner time (around 18.55) with a residual autonomy of 2%. Again, I emphasize what I mean by heavy use:

  • 3G always active (with 2 email accounts in push, whatsapp, facebook, hangouts, skype and twitter with active notifications);
  • WiFi browsing of approximately 3 hours and a half;
  • GPS navigation of 30 minutes about;
  • bluetooth always active;
  • use of the camera to realize some of the photos of this review;
  • use the WordPress application to update GizChina.it.

Good, therefore, the optimization of resources by the MIUI V5, but also in this case we ask: "why not equip the phone with a battery a little 'bigger" ?.

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Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS: final Thoughts Xiaomi really did a good job! The Hongmi UMTS is really a great smartphone, maybe a bit 'too big for its size, but all in all quite usable with one hand (but not at the level of JiaYu G5). Excellent construction materials, the structure of Xiaomi Hongmi is made of plastic of excellent workmanship. I can therefore confirm the first impressions of unboxing and applauds Xiaomi, who even in the realization of his cheaper phone has not denied, confirming the high level of all his productions. Good photographic quality, especially if you "play" a bit with the settings of the camera app. The display is an excellent HD panel, extremely bright and defined. Sufficient HD 1280 x 720 resolution for a 4.7 inch display. The touch is also very fluid. As I have already stressed, the lines of the Hongmi differ from the classic rounded Xiaomi style design. Shapes a bit 'more squared for the front (Xperia Phone style) associated with a softer back cover that allows an excellent grip and, therefore, facilitates use with one hand. Xiaomi Hogmi UMTS full review in Italian by GizChina.it Those who are interested in this phone (or other Xiaomi devices) can buy it directly from Italy on the store Xiaomishop.it taking advantage of an exclusive discount through the discount code GIZXIAOMI, reserved for GizChina readers! I remind you that smartphones purchased on Xiaomishop.it they are shipped from Italy and enjoy 24 months of Italian assistance and warranty.