Xiaomi started its era a few years ago, mainly by being able to produce quality products and yet at an affordable price. Of course, this is still true today, but this Chinese giant has also recently focused on premium phones as the Mi 10 series, or the current Mi 11. We constantly hear from our surroundings that Xiaomi is still unrivaled in the middle class and offers the best price-performance ratio. In the meantime, other brands such as Realme, Oppo, vivo nebo OnePlus and it is these phones that need attention. So in today’s article, let’s think about whether Xiaomi is the only quality Chinese brand.
Is Xiaomi the only quality Chinese brand?
If we were to answer simply, our verdict would be NO. But that would be the end of the article, and you wouldn’t know much. So let’s try to expand on a bit. Xiaomi started selling at the beginning of his era cheap mobile phones, which also lacked performance, a suitable camera and an iOS-like system, which everyone got used to in a moment. So there was not much money earned on the phones and rather the company focused on building its reputation. This is actually a bit true to this day. Such a Redmi Note 9 or Poco X3 is still one of the phones with a great price-performance ratio.
Some time later, the Chinese giant discovered that it could drag some of its customers who liked the brand to the premium segment. At the same time, it can attract users who buy phones for 20 or more thousand crowns regularly. That’s why the Xiaomi Mi 10 or Mi 11 flagships were introduced. In the field of flagships, these are still phones with an excellent price-performance ratio, but customers who want a phone up to CZK 6,000 are not very interested. The answer may be the Redmi Note 10 series, which we are personally very curious about. But in the meantime, a few other interesting brands have sprung up here, trying to offer a good phone at a good price.
Realme like the new Xiaomi?
Interesting phones are certainly made by many brands, and such a OnePlus Nord was rightfully a bestseller. But the brand that Xiaomi is starting to breathe on his back in the middle class is definitely Realme. The who does not hold a color MIUI or for some other reason he doesn’t like Xiaomi phones it finally has a reasonable alternative that does a lot of things differently. Instead of futuristického design we get quite conservative, but still functional appearance. Instead of (for someone) overpaid MIUI, there is a superstructure Realme UI that is fairly clean and will suit people who like clean Android.
At the same time, however, there are no concessions in the field of hardware. They probably have phones closest to each other Redmi Note 9 a Realme 7. If we talk about the specifications on paper, they will come out quite similarly. Still, they play a little in favor of Realme. The Helio G95 chipset is ticking in it, while in the Redmi Note 9 the Helio G85. In addition, Realme gives you more RAM, a 90 Hz display and faster charging.
We can also compare, for example, phones from a slightly higher category – Realme 7 5G a Redmi Note 9T. Both phones have the same chipset and are similar in size and display type. But the yellow shortcut has a 120 Hz display, while people from the orange camp have to settle for a 60 Hz frequency and slower charging. If we personally have to choose between the two phones, we will choose Realme, also because we have long-term experience with it.
Xiaomi is a great brand. But there are alternatives
We definitely don’t want the article to be understood that Realme is now king and Xiaomi can go bury himself. Certainly not. Xiaomi still has a very interesting portfolio of phones and if you are happy with them, there is no reason to change. We just wanted to point out that if you are looking for a cheap and at the same time quality phone for yourself or your loved ones, you don’t have to look only for the orange logo. We recently recommended Realme 7 to a family member. He switched from Redmi Note 7 and is extremely satisfied with the phone and admitted to us that Realme UI suits him a little more.