WHY Buy a Chinese Phone?

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Комментарии • 6 616

  • Polaczeq
    Polaczeq 4 часа назад

    But Xiaomi had English support last year. Did u bought Global version?

  • bo4 is bad
    bo4 is bad День назад +1

    Most Chinese phones don't get updates

  • Eduard Man.
    Eduard Man. 2 дня назад

    What's the best ROM and why is it Oxygen OS?

  • wtf
    wtf 4 дня назад

    Can't agree 😅 the Mi Mix2s with Nova launcher is still the best phone. No notch, no overpricing. The software has some flaws, thats right but i think you are just not familiar with gearbest an bought the wrong version in a rush 😉. I got the mi mix2 as global version also from gearbest.

  • ITR
    ITR 4 дня назад +2

    I still think the notch and cutout are better solutions than a bottom bezel. It makes the phone look like it has more bezel than it actually does (probably because of the REALLY uneven bezels)

  • Fuck you Zorgo
    Fuck you Zorgo 5 дней назад

    chinese people here (mi play)

  • Jackson
    Jackson 7 дней назад

    Check out the new Umidigi S3 Pro. $269 for Helio P70, Sony 48MP camera, 5150mAh battery and ceramic design. Umidigi is nearly set to blow Xiaomi out of the water

    MAD MAX 8 дней назад

    I am watching this on a xiaomi

  • lasarousi
    lasarousi 9 дней назад

    As you might notice, these phones are fit the Asian market, the amount of salty Chinese and Indian cucks in this section is not surprising at all.
    This brand is manufactured in India is curse they will defend it.
    These have no appeal to anyone else because it's not our market like the Indians who think they're a real developing country.

  • Cesar Gomez
    Cesar Gomez 12 дней назад

    Hahahaha if video sucks, what I have to do?
    I had a Huawei and I liked. Now, I'm using a used Samsung J7, i'm bored. I want to have a Huawei again, I like that phones, area fast, good 🔋 battery, and cheap than an iPhone and Samsung.

  • The Winapr2k10
    The Winapr2k10 12 дней назад

    I still use xiaomi 4

  • Simon J
    Simon J 13 дней назад

    Apple = Integrity

  • Plenus
    Plenus 14 дней назад

    What in the fuck was that body pillow mate?

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez 15 дней назад

    Always - at full volume!! XD

  • Sylkis89
    Sylkis89 15 дней назад

    I've had a Xiaomi Redmi Pro (and it was a Chinese version that had only Singapore English on it and lots of Chinese bloatware crap that I couldn't remove and no Google services that I needed to manually install from .apk, and as soon as they released the International Rom version it was actually very easy to change it - you literally write an email to Xiaomi, tell them the reason why you want the bootloader to be unlocked and they do it for you remotely and then you can flash it. So besides roughly 2 days of waiting for their response it took me like 30 mins in total and it was suddenly like a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PHONE perfectly adapted for European market) for the past 2 years and TBH I'm probably gonna stick to Chinese phones from now on for many years. There was a point when I considered switching to Nokia 7 Plus but that wouldn't really be an upgrade beyond a fancy brand and would cost me almost twice as much as the Redmi Pro... so now I'm planning to buy a Redmi Note 7 Pro (the version with snapdragon 675 and sony optics, not the one with snapdragon 660 and samsung optics) as soon as they make an European release with support for European LTE bands (Chinese release is scheduled for March so I assume the Eu release is gonna be there by Autumn 2019). I considered (actually was already quite excited about) buying a Pocophone F1 but then I discovered it doesn't have an IR blaster and it's a deal breaker for me to need to look for the freaking remote when tv is about to switch off (energy saving thing) while netflix&chill and to lose the control over the AC in my office, so yeah Note 7 Pro is what I'm now excited about and waiting for. And to give more good experience I also bought my mom a Xiaomi A2 lite and it's amazing, too (perfectly suited for her needs and at a great price). As for flagships, my wife has a Huawei Mate 20 Pro case she's crazy about making pictures with a phone and it's also a jackpot. Seriously, I doubt I'm ever gonna go back to a Korean, Japanese or a Western brand with when there are such amazing bang/buck alternatives available. And most of my Polish friends also have various Xiaomis, Oppos, Meizus, etc. as well as UK friends have Huaweis/Honors, OnePluses, etc. and everyone is more than happy with their choice, especially considering the price factor. Seriously. And don't tell me anything about the Chinese spying on me, as if the alternative of Americans spying on me with iPhones was any better (I'm European) and as if I weren't already spied on as much as possible through Facebook, Google, and so on. It really doesn't bother me if the Chinese spy on me and then design something even yet better suited for my needs at a competitive price for me to keep buying from them instead of Western/Korean/Japanese brands...

  • _ST0P_T4K1NG_MY_US3RN4M3_ ______
    _ST0P_T4K1NG_MY_US3RN4M3_ ______ 15 дней назад

    Reminder, you can't watch porn on chinese phones, the phone won't allow it!!

  • Ded_Sec_00
    Ded_Sec_00 15 дней назад

    1:31 Iphone X colered foil?!

  • Danilo Boskovic
    Danilo Boskovic 15 дней назад

    All put aside i do not trust tech that is not market approved from China. If its on the EU market I'd buy it. But ordering from china i already regret even tough it is cheaper you never know if it is safe tech. I mean if we are banning Huawei, then why risk? Mb im wrong but still not worth the risk.

  • MattTRUCK3RF4RM3R89 AwesomeRacer_GTI
    MattTRUCK3RF4RM3R89 AwesomeRacer_GTI 16 дней назад

    D n buy

  • Majed Hoor
    Majed Hoor 16 дней назад

    I love xiaomi mobile

  • Star Raptor
    Star Raptor 16 дней назад

    Well,we have poco launcher now

  • Star Lut
    Star Lut 16 дней назад

    sorry, but, why would you buy oneplus even though its chinese?

  • flash king
    flash king 16 дней назад

    just use a launcher

  • lone wolfie
    lone wolfie 17 дней назад

    ADB can remove bloats easily without rooting or unlocking the phone. Shit like weather,hangouts (and the rest of the google crap) can all be removed easily.

  • zayd bates
    zayd bates 17 дней назад

    All of that is fixed so boom feet roasted

  • vivek kumar
    vivek kumar 18 дней назад

    wrong about not able to expand notification. You just need to slide down with two fingers and you will be able to expand and reply from notification itself.

  • wildhorse891
    wildhorse891 18 дней назад

    SIGH. You do realize China is still a communist country? Even though a surface-level evaluation reveals a tendency to dabble in international capitalism, every large Chinese company is owned by or contractually (or literally) related to the government. If the government wants to put listening ware into phones they're practically giving away for free to international consumers... well, that's the hidden cost. The $600 difference in price comes at the expense of your privacy and data. Yes, US corporations monetize your data to sell you things you don't need, but China uses your data to destabilize Western influence in the world. Oopsies.
    Not only is all the tech put in Chinese phones stolen from Western developers, the workers build the phones in sweat shops... that's why the US goes there in the first place to turn a profit. Everything from manufacturing, to design is a poorly assembled clone of the US originals. I refuse to buy from companies that blatantly support the theft of intellectual property rights. It's... it's a joke, man.

  • Serite Ross
    Serite Ross 18 дней назад

    7:19 does anyone else wonder how the heck that phone is standing up!?

  • corisco tupi
    corisco tupi 19 дней назад +1

    Chinese phones are great. They have great performance, great price.
    All cool and dandy - until you need replacement parts. If that happens, just forget about fixing the phone. Just throw the thing away and get a new one.

    • corisco tupi
      corisco tupi 4 дня назад +1

      +Petr Barbořák Bummer. If you can find the part, get it fixed again. The good news is that Chinese parts pricing is usually quite affordable. Finding the right part is the real challenge.

    • Petr Barbořák
      Petr Barbořák 4 дня назад +1

      Got a screen repair almost two months ago, started having issues with ghost touches today

  • lukkash
    lukkash 19 дней назад

    By watching this I STARTED appreciating Apple’s design and reliability just for a “bit” (of couple of hundred) dollars more :)

    • Delain124
      Delain124 12 дней назад

      Then the 2018 laptop comes up and a hardware issues is called a software issue. Yeah they are still not telling the truth. The i9 chip should not have been put in there 2018 laptop unless you are going to beef it up with better cooling.

  • Mr. Creepz
    Mr. Creepz 19 дней назад +1

    MIUI is great.

  • google inc
    google inc 20 дней назад

    no headphone jack, use bluetooth?

  • huluminus
    huluminus 21 день назад

    MIUI 10 is very nice, believe it Linus.

  • Jack F
    Jack F 22 дня назад

    I went to the shop and put it side by side with a Note 9. The Xiaomi looked really dull and lifeless compared to the eye popping Samsung colours. Particularly reds and blacks

  • KyMcBigmouth
    KyMcBigmouth 22 дня назад

    3:44 YOU DID NOT

  • maclennanld
    maclennanld 22 дня назад

    If your desire to overshare would be sated by the CCP having all your personal data including credit card numbers and every photo you have ever taken a chinese phone is for you

  • UnravelZs
    UnravelZs 22 дня назад

    I'm your fan Linus Tech Tips, but someday you will lost some of your viewers.

  • UnravelZs
    UnravelZs 22 дня назад

    Unbox Therapy hates Iphone, but you. You hate all chinese products.

  • Cookerscuit
    Cookerscuit 22 дня назад

    I am Chinese.

  • Mithlesh Shetty
    Mithlesh Shetty 22 дня назад

    More worst is oppo software try that u will try to kill your self

  • Mike K
    Mike K 22 дня назад +3

    I want a Chinese phone because I like being spied on by the commie government.

    • 蔡峥
      蔡峥 14 дней назад

      Think about it.Its the easiest to be a real spy XD

  • n nn
    n nn 23 дня назад

    So the only down sides where 1st world problems ? .....

  • Levi k
    Levi k 25 дней назад

    What phone do you own?

  • FiebZ
    FiebZ 25 дней назад

    The issue here are so non existent in 3rd world countries. Nobody bothers here with fucking hangouts app

  • Shafayat Fardeen
    Shafayat Fardeen 26 дней назад

    Apple products are manufactured and assembled in China. Also renowned brands like One plus, Huawei honor,lenovo,Oppo,Vivo are Chinese. Fuck those people who say Chinese phones are trash.

  • darkmente14 14
    darkmente14 14 27 дней назад

    Chinese infiltration

  • John Knight
    John Knight 28 дней назад

    🔥🇨🇳🔥 Linus 🌟🇺🇸🇰🇷🌟

  • Sam Sabrosa
    Sam Sabrosa 29 дней назад

    Xiaomi weather apps needs access to your phone to spy on you , on behalf of the Chinese government.

  • justw4lkbesideme
    justw4lkbesideme 29 дней назад

    Now i know why company not using headphones jack, just use bluetooth headphones

  • cubes rex
    cubes rex 29 дней назад

    Double click on down volume starts camera

  • mike van dalen
    mike van dalen Месяц назад

    Lol chinese version pre installed apps, european no pre installed bullshit, light up screen when picked up, netflix works normally..... happy mi mix 2s user here

  • Will Chen
    Will Chen Месяц назад

    No one gonna mention the waifu pillow in the at 3:39?

  • Paul Lembo
    Paul Lembo Месяц назад

    Why watch the video before making an idiotic comment? 😛

  • Mahidul Islam
    Mahidul Islam Месяц назад

    A Roast Video...

  • Ryu Kazuma
    Ryu Kazuma Месяц назад

    Ads always pop everywhere in MiUi ..even in settings layout.

  • Rohan Haritsa
    Rohan Haritsa Месяц назад

    You have to drag on it for notifications

  • ElectroFX
    ElectroFX Месяц назад

    Why not?

  • Crazy Videos
    Crazy Videos Месяц назад

    What do u mean why i should buy chinese phone? everything is made in china lol!

  • 曹炳森
    曹炳森 Месяц назад

    Something interesting is that Chinese people usually prefer Xiaomi, Huawei or some other Chinese phone brands with their own designed UI, they don't like Samsung or phones with original android, it seems opposite than it in western countries.

  • 曹炳森
    曹炳森 Месяц назад

    As a Chinese, Xiaomi is a good choice. I don't need to find English ROM, and Xiaomi provide boot loader remove tool in Chinese (not sure if there's English version). By the way, ROMs like Mokee can flash on most Xiaomi phones and it is almost original android.

  • Obi Dark
    Obi Dark Месяц назад

    How did I end up seeing this video 😂 No thanks Linus

  • hanchao xu
    hanchao xu Месяц назад

    pay attention to xiao mi note7 new release,135 US dollar,configuration 48 million pixels,4000mah batteries,qualcomm 660 upgrade cpu,type-C charge interface.lot more visit mi.com

  • Jasper Schlief
    Jasper Schlief Месяц назад +2

    Oh yeah yeah

  • Jawad Ali
    Jawad Ali Месяц назад

    Apple is also chinese phone
    Made in china

  • lolo lola
    lolo lola Месяц назад

    He got a point. If you have money to burn buying flagship phones from chinese garbage, why not buy a proper brand instead?

  • A r c h a n g e l
    A r c h a n g e l Месяц назад

    If only these phones were on carries In the us

  • iiElysium x
    iiElysium x Месяц назад +2

    Says he can’t work out why people buy phones from China and then says his daily driver is a one plus 6...bruh

  • AimZ _
    AimZ _ Месяц назад +3

    Xiaomi is better than samsung

  • Deepak Rai
    Deepak Rai Месяц назад

    The thumbnail looks like a Racist

  • PanHowie
    PanHowie Месяц назад

    I will never pay for that phone 600+ dolar, but i get it less than 400 and looking that way is awsome

  • RippahRooJizah
    RippahRooJizah Месяц назад

    Oh hai, Yoko. Will you kiss of death anyone today?

  • niko ndic
    niko ndic Месяц назад

    Come on your cons are nitpicking

  • Adithya Dusty
    Adithya Dusty Месяц назад

    Are they safe? are they secure?

  • Steven Shaltiel
    Steven Shaltiel Месяц назад

    I wonder what Linus would say now about Xiaomi's incorporation of Android One.

  • Ed Jackson
    Ed Jackson Месяц назад

    *bUt LiNuS, wHaT aBoUt LiNeAgEoS*
    Well yeah, but lineageos has its issues. Some apps simply don’t work. I used it for a bit when my moto G4 was stuck on Marshmallow while Oreo was out. Phones should work out the box, without having to unlock the bootloader.
    Check out android one! My Xiaomi Mi A2 has served me really well so far (with my usual KWGT, Nova launcher, Month (it’s a calendar widget app), Moonshine (icon pack) and Flight (another icon pack)). All the great Chinese prices and hardware without the shit software.

  • SKMWORLD kumar
    SKMWORLD kumar Месяц назад

    Try three fingers slide from up to down = screenshot

  • Krzysztof Setlak
    Krzysztof Setlak Месяц назад

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUHYMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM... Compare Mi Mix 2S by Xiaomi to "a non-chinese premium flagshipsmartphoneblablahblah" which is a OnePlus. Yeah. OnePlus. By Oppo.

  • Zachary Zhao
    Zachary Zhao Месяц назад

    Mi mix 2s only around $380 in China

  • Jeff 91 Lin
    Jeff 91 Lin Месяц назад

    Why Not ?

  • Ragna B
    Ragna B Месяц назад

    Why not?
    I have to take this video as a comedic/satirical one...
    If it isn't, maybe you should check Miui a little bit more. You are smarter than this, Linus (I'm not patronising you).

  • Ivan Julian
    Ivan Julian Месяц назад

    Anyone read comments while waiting for ad?

  • Boruto Uchiha
    Boruto Uchiha Месяц назад

    Why was yoko there?

  • Ryan Düren
    Ryan Düren Месяц назад

    Also keep in mind that Chinese phones are usually just used as carriers for WeChat within China. WeChat fulfills a lot of the basic functions of a phone.

  • Mitja Kotar
    Mitja Kotar Месяц назад

    google: Mi mix 2s xda and just get that stock android rom up there ... it has snapdragon so tons of roms available.

  • gomitogomez1
    gomitogomez1 Месяц назад

    'cause nowadays they are cheap and good.

  • G-MAC Johnson
    G-MAC Johnson Месяц назад +1

    If you check out J Williams RU-clip channel he talks about xiaomi phones and the phone is at a good price when you have Apple and Samsung charger over $1,000 for their smartphones for there newest versions

  • Flynn Y
    Flynn Y Месяц назад +1

    In my opinion, miui is my go to software

  • Enam
    Enam Месяц назад

    If only it had stock Android.

  • #Jay Lim#
    #Jay Lim# Месяц назад

    Just fck off, we chinese no need western customer.

  • JiangTuo
    JiangTuo Месяц назад

    MIUI is great

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  • caleb gao
    caleb gao Месяц назад

    Cuz you are using google play if you don't it won't have many trouble such as the weather asking your allowance to access
    Don't blame Xiaomi unless they sell their phone in other country officially

  • Maarian
    Maarian Месяц назад +1

    Watching this on my Mi Mix 2s ;)

  • Айдан
    Айдан Месяц назад


  • Айдан
    Айдан Месяц назад

    Eminem lookin boi

  • Rinan Chen
    Rinan Chen Месяц назад

    you should know that when you do Chinese products, you sound weirdly funny.

  • Mavrick Faust
    Mavrick Faust Месяц назад

    Who actually owns one of these.

  • Paul Monks
    Paul Monks Месяц назад

    I wonder how many more adverts he can fit into one video lol

  • Karamjeet Sembhi
    Karamjeet Sembhi Месяц назад

    Go for stock android,