Xiaomi M1 Youth review
TweetBy now most of you have met the Xiaomi Phone and its respect in the MIUI community. Well, radical product approach alterations seem to be the latest trend for smartphone makers in 2012, and Xiaomi is one such case of a syndicate doing its best to chill out with the big boys. You can’t blame it, obviously: the OEM’s earlier achievement has been in its knack to unleash low-cost smartphones and shoving them out to evolving markets.
The Chinese maker has unveiled yet again a budget-friendly flagship – aptly branded as the M1 Youth Edition. And that’s not all; it’s a Dual Core Qualcomm MSM8260 Adreno 220 1.2GHz processor – something smells like a halo gadget made for nerds like us, a design aimed at the Nexuses of the world, one parenting all spec sheets and a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich with a significantly powerful GPU. Whereas first impressions last, you can only know a lot about a device by having it hands on. So is the M1 Youth Edition MIUI truly Xiaomi’s comeback phone? Should we still be thrilled? Will it be the Merimobiles phone? Let’s find out.
Xiaomi revisited its drawing board. Even though many of its devices from 2011 melded together in a fluid, Xiaomi MIUI -esque blur, this folks have drawn a streak in the sand – flouncing its dual core flagship and it’s a beauty. The handset is stocked in a sort of matte polycarbonate unibody and glossy sides. Perhaps this plastic material means the phone’s body shouldn’t interfere with the signal and incidental scuffs will divulge yet more clear black.
Apart from the glossy finish, the phone arrives in a 4-inch fashion, 854 x 480 display, 4GB of ROM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1,930mAh battery. Actually, the most significant alteration is the dual-core. Quickly peeping at the face of the Xiaomi MIUI youth edition, you won’t notice considerable alteration between it and the last-gen MIUI: they feature the same display, accompanied by three capacitive buttons with a recessed speaker grille on the top.
Yes, quad-core phones are here. Whereas we’ve already touched ARM tech on one of our favorite releases, the Xiaomi M1 Youth is our first dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon powered phone to arrive for some vigorous spin and it doesn’t disappoint. We were able to push its hardware to the limits and it handled almost all of our tasks painlessly. It has a fluid browser performance level, heavy sites loaded effortlessly – and quick too. Even multitasking couldn’t sink the smartphone, but that doesn’t imply it won’t pause to think when doing much heavier tasks like gaming and video streaming. We didn’t notice any tiling concerns even scrolling at high-speed over the front page of Merimobiles Blog.
In the end, we can only conclude very few qualms with the Xiaomi M1 Youth MIUI. Notwithstanding its unchanged design, it surely has more bargain than its predecessor – a handset that was already considered superb — it’s wild, fast, black, beautiful, economical and fickle. Only time will tell if this power hungry beast survives the fog.