Apple and Xiaomi, in reality, belong to entirely different galaxies. While Apple has always looked more premium with its list of iPhone and iPad offering, Xiaomi is one that aims at the budget smartphone section of the market.
Xiaomi is back in terms of the Indian market once more with its brand new phablet offering in the form of the new Redmi Note. The phablet, as you may expect from Xiaomi, belongs to the budget category in the market. And we are expecting it to go the distance in the coming months.
While we have mentioned that both Xiaomi and Apple belong to two different market segments, there are still a few things that the Redmi Note can do that the iPhone 6 Plus cannot. Here are the 10 most interesting among them.
Sure apps and games will flow by now with the device only being a new unit just out of the box. But somewhere down the line you will require an option to clean up some space to free up more. Well, the Redmi Note, ahead of the iPhone 6 Plus, already offers the option where one tap can free a lot of space on your phone.
There are a host of themes that you could choose from with the new MIUI and iPhone 6 Plus at your disposal. And happily, the list keeps increasing everyday. So expect more new themes on the long run. However, with the ones you got, expect to wake up to a new smartphone almost everyday with refined looks.
With the dial pad-based note taking ability in the Redmi Note, expect all your notes to be accumulated in a single place under the friend's contact who passed it on to you in the first place. Here's how you get it. This is an essential features in terms of taking a call and taking noted at the same time, and is missing from the iPhone 6 Plus.
If you're bored with the default font on your Redmi Note, you can always change it. The way to change font is very much similar to the way you change the theme on your handset. Just head over to the Themes app, tap on Category, then Component and followed by Font. Then, just tap the font you want and it will be downloaded.
With MIUI's data planner built inside, expect the OS to warn you when you are about to exceed your data limit. In fact, it will even show a list of apps that are eating away most of the data. Here's where you will find the feature.
The Lite Mode option, basically, has been provided by Xiaomi for the ones who have partail blindness or is a newbie to the entire Android or MIUI scene. This option, when enables, supersizes all the requires apps and features for you to find faster. On your phone, find and launch the Settings app. Next, select Lite mode and turn the Lite Mode on to activate it.
The MIUI interface inside the new Redmi Note phablet also allows you to perform screen mirroring via your handset. Of course, you will require the Chromecast to make full use of the option that will wirelessly connect your Redmi Note to the television and cast your favourite apps such as YouTube, HBO GO, Google+, Chrome, Hulu Plus, and more.
While Apple has always been in the firing line when it comes to in-device battery, Xiaomi makes sure that users are treated to impressive battery backup. The Redmi Note-based MIUI 6 comes with a better power saving app to adjust the stand by time of your device. You no longer have to worry about running out of battery at moments when you need the most.
There are times when you will keep the phone in your pocket and forget to lock it at the same time. While we need not tell you as to how dire a situation that can become sometimes (with you making accidental calls to people), the Redmi Note comes with a Prevent Pocket Dials option that locks your phone when it's placed in a pocket.
This is one of the most basic options that you will find for the Redmi Note. In fact, it's on every Xiaomi handset that has been released until now. Just drag and drop the settings panel from top and you should find the drop down panel offering you the option to take screenshot.