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Xiaomi M1 Faster than Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Atrix!!

Posted: December 1, 2011 by androidapk in Review


xiaomi android phone beijing Xiaomi M1 Faster than Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Atrix!!
The Xiaomi M1 dual core Android phone is really from China is really beginning to look like fantastic value for money and a very powerful Android device!
The M1 from Xiaomi has been available on limited release for a few months and will get a public release next month, however Anandtech have managed to score a Xiaomi M1 along with 7 other more well known, and more expensive, Android phones to test.
Surprisingly the Xiaomi, costing half that of many of the other phones on test, managed to best the big name brand handsets in 7 tests out of 11 conducted.

The handsets the Xiaomi was pitted against were:
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (T-mobile)
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)
  • HTC Sensation
  • LG Optimus 3D
Each of the phones above are top of the range fully loaded Android phones, yet the bargain Xiaomi, 1999 Yuan ($310) managed to mix it with the big boys!
42213 Xiaomi M1 Faster than Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Atrix!!We truly can’t wait to get our hands on the Xiaomi M1 for test to see just how well it performs!
You can see the full test results and report Anandtech here.

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The rapid progress that cameraphone have been making over the past few years is no secret for anyone, but shooting a whole movie on one? Yes, please! – said phone directors Hooman Khalili and Patrick Gilles and proceeded to shoot their full length feature film Olive on a Nokia N8.

gsmarena 001 Olive is the first full length feature film shot completely on a N8
We are talking a full cinema-ready movie here that should be hitting theaters in the US soon. And all it took for the N8 to turn into a piece of cinematic gear was a 35 mm lens adapter, which was modified to fit the smart phone in order to achieve the needed shallow depth of field.
The film stars two-time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands as well as John Scurti, Chris Maher, and Ruby Alexander. And the sound design was created by the George Lucas-owned Skywalker Sound.
Check out some footage from the making and the opening scene of the movie.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hooman/olive/widget/video.html
The ambitious goal that the authors of the projects are now trying to achieve is bringing Olive to over 2,000 theathers in the US. According to them, this will be the first movie to do so without the backing of a major studio.
If you are interested to help the project you may follow the source link and make a contribution. If you are generous enough you might even get a mention in the credits or get a ticket for the premiere or even a dinner with the directors.