My mobile started to give up on me since last year in December. Somehow, I was still letting it work because I didn’t want to ask for a new one as I’d been demanding a new laptop too. Last month, the sim slot stopped reading my sim and my father got it confirmed that there’s no way out to save this dying being! I had heard immensely good reviews of MI and had intended to buy one as they are budget friendly but high on features. I googled and came to know about this model. The MI phones aren’t easily available. There’s no showroom as such wherein you can buy these. You can grab it through online sales on websites such as Amazon or http://www.mi.com/in/
I bought mine through Amazon sale and believe me it isn’t easy to lay hand on one of these through online sale. In all, I had attempted thrice and this one I had hoped to be the last time I’d try in. I made my other two friends suffer with me as they tried to sit through the sale, see the stock gone to 100% claimed and yet not be able to figure out why it didn’t make up till our cart! Although it was quite funny, yet slightly disappointing too. The one my friend managed to order for me is in Gold. There are three colours available- Silver, dark grey and gold. On our third sale, I assumed that gold would be the first colour to get stocked out so I tried hard for the dark grey one. Finally my other friend too managed to buy one as he really wanted to gift one to his girl-friend.
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It retails for INR 9,999 and comes with a sim key, warranty card, USB and a charger. What really disappointed me is that it does not have a set of earphones along with it. Another thing which bugged me is that once I signed into Google Play-store, I was unable to remove that account of my from this phone. If somebody is aware how to remove it, then please suggest. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner that is placed at the back panel and you can add two finger print scans that can unlock the phone. Besides the fingerprint scanner, it can also be unlocked using a numeric pin. The front camera is 5 MP while the primary camera is 16 MP. It has internal memory of 16 GB but it can be extended up-to 32 GB. There are two sim slots; for micro as well as normal sized sim. While I was scrolling through the phone, I encountered the MI Remote feature wherein you can convert your phone into a remote control for various appliances. As of now, I haven’t tried using this feature. There is also an option of READ MODE wherein the light of the screen turns slightly yellow. This feature is for those who are glued to their screens till late night and hence their sleeps are ruined. Lastly, there’s GUEST MODE which I should definitely tell you about! Sometimes someone asks you for your phone and you don’t want them to see certain things. That’s where READ MODE helps you out. You simply click onto the GUEST MODE and your phone will just show basic programs as if the phone is almost new and you’ve not added in any pictures or data.
Below are the pictures that I took from my mobile using the primary camera-
Overall, I am in love with this phone. Yesterday I went to various Electronics shops in order to buy a tempered glass for it. At one such store, the helping person came running to ask me if he can see my phone for a second! *LOL*
He was like, “How did you managed to procure this mobile?”
My Brother replied, “It takes hell lot of hard work man! Keep Trying”. *WINK*
Until Next Time,