| Phones / Re: How To Identify Xiaomi Marketers by drjprince: 10:33am On May 14|
The phone section is filled with various Marketers. But the most voracious, highly toxic and very aggressive of them all are the Xiaomi Marketers. The apply Various tactics to draw unsuspecting buyers to their brand. So I have decided to create a go-to manual for new visitors to the phone section. This wisdom applies not only to Xiaomi but also generally to avoid being ripped off.
Marketers / Marketing are easily identifiable via these
1 The marketers don't accept their brand is wrong
2 They easily get upset and violent
3 They create numerous threads praising their brand
4 They always have on hand statistics and provide images showing how well their brand has done in other continents or countries.
5 They never see reason with an opposing argument no matter how strong it may be
6 Their comments attracts alot of likes no matter how ridiculous it may be. On Nairaland likes doesn't translate to sense or truth. The longer you have been on Nairaland then you'll discover this truth.
Feel free to add yours
hey man how you doing
| Phones / Re: Is Infinix Not Better Than Xiaomi ? by drjprince: 10:31am On May 14|
Y'all have to understand that every phone has it's strengths and weaknesses.
Transsion's main selling point in Africa is their after-sales service and the fact that they understand the African market.
Now, let me explain. Many of us here on Nairaland are old enough to remember when Tecno first started manufacturing Android cellphones (I think it's in 2012, when we had the Tecno N3. Who remembers that phone? ) I still recall Infinix's first phone, though, the Alpha (?)
What I'm trying to say is that it's all about brand recognition. Trust me, I know how good Xiaomi's phones are (damn, I can't wait to see the Mi Mix 4 or whatever they go'n be callin' it! ) but they have one big issue in Nigeria.
Some of you here are vehemently against Transsion (howdy, skywalker ; hi, sunshine ; hey, where's drjprince?! ) and I perfectly understand. I've been on Nairaland as a guest since 2017, and I've been reading all your posts. I know firsthand how unimpressive Transsion's phones are, both spec-wise and through using them. For instance, I once used an itel A56. DAMN, THAT PHONE MADE ME HATE BLOATWARE! ALMOST 40 APPS PREINSTALLED ON A PHONE WITH .16GB of storage! And performance, even with Android Go, was bad for me , because stupid itel went to slap a heavy skin on top of an already light OS. I've also used Infinixes (Hot 4, Hot 5, Hot 7 Pro), Tecnos (Camon C8, Spark 4) and a Gionee (S10 Lite). Thanks to my budget, I couldn't get anything better. That S10 performed the best, but I had to sell it. (Damn brokeness). Currently into KaiOS, cuz I can't stand lag. Two seconds' keyboard delay can drive me insane . Haven't used a Xiaomi; the only one I've actually seen in the flesh was a Redmi 7A and I had to pinch myself to be sure I wasn't dreaming).
You see? Not many people I know even know what Xiaomi is (hell, they can't even pronounce it! ). I've known Xiaomi ever since 2013, when surfing the web I stumbled upon the Redmi 2. If you go to a lot of stores in Nigeria, you hardly see anyone with them. In Ikorodu, where I live, I wanted to get the Redmi Note 5s, but no store there had it. I had to buy the Camon 8 as a stopgap but the staff at Demmy Global; damn, they wanted me to buy it and I urgently needed a phone. The phone's battery ended up swelling after eleven months. I guess it was my fault ( hey, I said I'm a power user, nein? I was playing PPSSPP and charging the damn thing all the time ). And on Jumia, they ain't goin' below #50K. You say Aliexpress but I don't wanna wait three weeks to get a phone that Jumia would deliver in four days. It's kind of like in the US; you wanna buy an LG or Xperia flagship, you gotta look for it. And how about servicing it? Repairpal? If I bought a Poco X3 (incredible value phone) and it so happens to fall (I'm a careful guy with phones that don't piss me off, but accidents do happen, yeah?) how am I gonna fix it? Order the screen from Aliexpress? I guess I could, but the average Sule doesn't want to go through all that stress just to fix a phone. That's why people left Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Wahala boku for dis kontri, why add to it?
TL:DR: I hope you understand.
alive and well�
Feels Good to be back
| Celebrities / Re: Burna Boy To Perform At 2021 Grammy Awards Ceremony by drjprince: 9:14am On Mar 03|
Second to comment
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Odogwu always representing
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| Technology Market / Re: The Xiaomi Thread Store by drjprince: 8:46am On Feb 02|
Who has a very good deal in pH,a phone needed today urgently
| Technology Market / Re: The Xiaomi Thread Store by drjprince: 8:38am On Feb 02|
Available, 4gb by 64gb mint, going for 77k firm.
are you in pH?
| Technology Market / Re: Buy Plasma, Lcd And Led Televisions For Affordable Pricein Lagos. by drjprince: 8:23am On Feb 01|
| Gaming / Re: Xbox Controller In Port Harcourt by drjprince: 7:58am On Jan 30|
Who knows where I can get Xbox controllers at a fair rate, or an Xbox controller service centre in PHC? I have 2 faulty wireless controllers
I know at shell road
| Gaming / Re: sold by drjprince: 7:55am On Jan 30|
165k let finalize on whatapp 08066613080
155k the best I can do
How many pads?
| Gaming / Re: sold by drjprince: 6:43am On Jan 29|
selling a ps 4 pro
with games installed like
god of war
selling for 185k flat.
| Technology Market / Re: Clean Redmi Note 9 (4/128)for Sale SOLD by drjprince: 10:03pm On Jan 27|
When last did u hear from ddjay, he was last seen January 7, am trying to link up with him
bro I have also tried mailing him but no avail, I quoted his reply but no reply yet
I feel bad I don't have his personal contact
| Technology Market / Re: Clean Redmi Note 9 (4/128)for Sale SOLD by drjprince: 7:41pm On Jan 26|
my man, long time. chat me up
I don mail you
Or drop digit make I message you
| Technology Market / Re: Clean Redmi Note 9 (4/128)for Sale SOLD by drjprince: 4:44pm On Jan 26|
| Politics / Re: Nigerian Police Officers Are Seen As The Best In The World - IGP Adamu by drjprince: 1:32pm On Jan 26|
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| Politics / Re: Nigeria’s Rail Costs Exceed AU’s Estimates By Over 100% by drjprince: 6:49am On Jan 19|
E dey pass like that
| Celebrities / Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by drjprince: 7:16pm On Jan 16|
Fela the real nigga
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| Phones / Re: Cute Redmi Note 8 For Sale SOLD by drjprince: 8:13am On Jan 15|
Mind your business instead of sticking to what doesn't concern you kid
you are the kid here
| Phones / Re: Cute Redmi Note 8 For Sale SOLD by drjprince: 5:51am On Jan 15|
oga go get something doing,mind your business
| Travel / Re: Missing Aircraft: Sriwijaya Plane Route Jakarta-Pontianak SJ-182 Lost Contact by drjprince: 12:00pm On Jan 09|
Wahala for passengers on board
Bro you don't have to be senseless all the time
I blame Afonja people for this
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| Phones / Re: Lovely Reasons Why I Bought My Infinix Note 8 by drjprince: 8:22pm On Jan 04|
My Infinix Note 8 is one of the best new phones around and with six cameras, two speakers, and octa-core power it's a stunning phone inside and out.
These are the lovely reasons I looked out for getting my Infinix Note 8.
1. It has the power
With a powerful octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor plus a hefty 6GB of RAM, the Infinix Note 8 has the power you need for entertainment, everyday productivity tasks and gaming, too.
It's certainly no slouch in terms of graphics - there's a 14 percent improvement in graphics rendering capability over the previous generation.
Security is at the heart of the experience, too, with a fingerprint scanner and face unlock, too.
2. Take the perfect shot
Experience total clarity for your images with the Note 8’s 64MP Ultra HD quad-camera setup. The lens features real-time eye-tracking so you can keep subjects sharp.
The Super Macro Lens locks focus up close and with Super Stable Video across both the front and rear camera you can capture awesome-looking footage, too. Plus with video enhancement from Vidhance you videos will be superbly clear and stable.
Plus, there's a portrait mode means you can give your images DSLR-like shallow depth of field, even when taking selfies with the 16MP dual-front camera. Plus there's Ultra Night Mode 2.0 for excellent night-time shots, a slow-motion mode plus filters, too.
3. See it all
With a vast and immersive 6.95-inch screen, the display is perfect for watching video, not least thanks to its widescreen 20.5:9 aspect ratio - perfect for movies - and peak brightness of 480 nits, which is impressive for a smartphone like this.
4. Lasts all-day
With 18W dual-engine fast-charging tech on board, the huge 5,200mAh battery will give you the battery life you need to last all day even with the phone's powerful processor and huge display. What's more, Infinix’s intelligent Power Marathon mode means you can extend the battery life much longer so you're never lost without the juice you need.
5. Super sound
If you're watching movies or other entertainment on your phone, you'll want it to sound as well as look good. There's no problem there with DTS stereo sound on offer plus four modes for immersive audio.
6. Store more
With 128GB of storage onboard, you'll have plenty of room for all your apps, games, photos and files.
7. The best software
Running Infinix's XOS7.1 software on top of Android 10, it's a fast and fluid experience while there's full app compatibility - you can download any one of the millions of Google Play apps that are available. XOS7.1 supports thunder back mode, app double open mode, Xclone, smart scanner-translator and more to adapt to your daily work and life needs.
8. It looks the part
With a slim and desirable design, the Inifinix Note 8 is a smartphone that will turn heads. It's available in Deepsea Luster, Silver Diamond and Iceland Fantasy colours to suit all tastes.
Kindly share the reasons why you got yours also. . .
| Nairaland / General / Re: Send A Shoutout To Nairalanders That Made You Smile This Year by drjprince: 5:57pm On Dec 30, 2020 |
Atheistandproud just2endowed drjprince justi4jesu etc.if i did not mention you, abeg no vex
My nairaland doppelganger
I sent a mail
| Phones / Re: The Gallery (Mobile Photography/Art) by drjprince: 5:57pm On Dec 30, 2020 |
| Phones / Re: A Phone I Can Get With 95k Budget? by drjprince: 7:09pm On Dec 16, 2020 |
Please Guys I am having indecision on phone to buy, my budget is 80-95k
My mind has been on Samsung A31
If any other suggestions I am open for it.
What I am looking at
Minimum of 4GB 128GB
OS update because I don't intend getting a phone In next few years time
Thanks for ur suggestion in advance and if the Samsung A31 worth it
come and gulp my almost new note 9s just 2weeks of use for 90k, receipt pack
Silicon case all available
we could do face to face deal if you are in pH
It is an urgent sale and I just got a new device
| Phones / Re: 2020 Blind Camera Test By MKBHD by drjprince: 11:59am On Dec 06, 2020 |
What's dope here? Abi dope don get another meaning.
| Phones / Re: Snapdragon 720G (redmi Note 9s/9pro) Vs Mediatek Helio P95 (oppo A93) by drjprince: 6:22pm On Nov 27, 2020 |
Qualcomm and Mediatek are cut throat competitors in the midrange market. When the Helio G90T was released to great fanfare in 2019, Snapdragon soon replied with the SD720G in Jan 2020 which became an instant hit. Mediatek fired back the next month with the Helio P95.
The SD720G can be found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and 9Pro while the Helio P95 powers the all new Oppo A93. Intending buyers may be wondering, which phone is the better phone in terms of performance, gaming, heating, app switching/multitasking, battery conservation, network and connectivity etc. A lot of the aforementioned are dependent on the SoCs used. So without wasting further time, lets look at SD720G vs Helio P95.
Note: This is an SoC comparison alone.
The SD720G is an octacore SoC with a 2+6 big.LITTLE arrangement of 2 Kryo 465 Gold (A76) cores running at 2.3GHz and 6 Kryo 465 Silver (A55) cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Helio P95 is also an octacore SoC with the same 2+6 big.LITTLE of 2 cortex A75 (2.2GHz) and 6 cortex A55 (2.0GHz).
The SD720G has the better “big” cores and would handle heavy tasks and apps better. The P95 on the other hand may seem faster because it has faster “small” cores for normal light tasks such as watching movies slightly better.
Point goes to the SD720G.
Instruction Set Architecture
They are both built on the ARMv8.2-A ISA so this is a tie.
The transistors on the SD720G are 8nm while those on the Helio P95 are 12nm. This means that the SD720G will be cooler, heat less, be more efficient and conserve battery better than the Helio P95.
The SD720G comes with the Adreno 618 GPU which is much better than the PowerVR GM9446 on the Helio P95. The Adreno 618 together with the CPU cores on the SD720G will handle games better and faster than the Helio P95.
Both the SD720G and the Helio P95 come with LPDDR4X RAM modules but the SD720G has the faster RAM which is clocked at 2133MHz as compare to the 1866MHz on the P95. This means that multitasking and app switching as well as loading times will be faster on the SD720G.
The SD720G and the P95 both use UFS 2.1 storage option. In addition, the P95 supports eMMC 5.1. So point goes to the P95 for having more storage options.
SD720G come with Spectra 350L on board as well as Hexagon DSP 692 for AI and machine learning. Mediatek on the other hand did not name their ISP but they did say that there is APU 2.0 on board. APU stands for AI Processing Unit.
This means that SD720G supports maximum camera resolutions of up to 192MP. The P95 on the other hand maxes out at 64MP. They both record 4K video at 30fps but while SD720G can play 4K video back at 30fps, the P95 can do it at 60fps.
SD720G may not be able to playback 4K video at 30fps but it has the better ISP so it takes this point.
Maximum Display Resolution
Both can display video at a resolution of 2520 x 1080p. It is a tie here.
Modem and connectivity
The SD720G has onboard an X15 modem which has uplink speeds of 150Mbps and downlink speeds of 800Mbps. The P95 has a generic cat.12 modem with uplink speeds of 150Mbps and downlink speeds of 600Mbps.
Both SoCs have WiFi 5 but the SD720G steps ahead with a Bluetooth 5.1 while the P95 uses the version 5.0.
On GeekBench, the SD720G has scores of 574 (single core) and 1719 (multi core). The P95 stays behind with scores of 399 (single core) and 1507 (multi core).
With the addition of GPU test scores on Antutu, the gap between both SoCS is widened further to 281040 (SD720G) and 211053 (P95).
SD720G is the clear winner in terms of performance.
Both SoCs were released this year with the SD720G being announced in January and the P95 showing up in February.
SD720G is better. No contest.
Redmi Note 9S is sold for around 95k for the 6/64GB model while the Redmi Note 9Pro is sold for 112k for the 6/128GB model.
Oppo on the other hand crosses 130k.
Adapted for Nairaland from
atheist always delivering
| Phones / Re: The Gallery (Mobile Photography/Art) by drjprince: 7:19pm On Nov 12, 2020 |
| Phones / Re: Xiaomi Surpasses Apple To Become The World’s Third Biggest Smartphone Brand by drjprince: 4:59am On Nov 10, 2020 |
Hi boss please how good is the phone i mainly need it for online business so i need good camera above all and i hop camera does not depreciateso badly plus how much did you get it, thanks in anticipation
the camera is excellent
Xiaomi flagship we are talking about here,if there midrange are beastly talk more of flagships
| Phones / Re: The Gallery (Mobile Photography/Art) by drjprince: 7:20pm On Nov 09, 2020 |
Redmi note 9s
Athiestandproud am back
| Phones / Re: The Xiaomi Thread. by drjprince: 9:44am On Nov 08, 2020 |
@korban3134 came through...
Am back for now
Please who is using Aosp ROMs which is the most stable it is time to start the custom ROM journey once again
There are no reviews,Xiaomi would always deliver so I have nothing to worry about
| Phones / Re: Tecno Assures Users Over Security Glitch by drjprince: 5:19pm On Aug 27, 2020 |
| Phones / Re: Nigeria Is Frustrating My Efforts!!! by drjprince: 4:38pm On Aug 17, 2020 |
Data is not expensive rather they isn't value for money
| Phones / Re: My First Impression With Xiaomi by drjprince: 9:15am On Aug 13, 2020 |
Oga no mind am, he wants to spoil the thread as usual
na the only thing them sabi