With smartphones becoming increasingly more affordable, buying one can be a semi-regular occurrence. However, moving data between your old phone and the new one can be cumbersome.Many people will opt to transfer the data to a computer and then to the new phone. Historically, that was what one had to do. Or, users would back up what they could to a microSD card. Today, smartphone manufacturers have dedicated apps that make this process easy, efficient, and seamless.This guide will teach you how to move all your personal data (SMS, calls, apps, photos, etc.) from your old phone to a Xiaomi branded phone. With this, you won’t have to worry about copying data on a computer or removable storage.As Xiaomi evolves and expands into sub-brands, one might think that each of them will require their own set of migration apps. However, while they’re all sold under different names, they all operate using Xiaomi’s custom MIUI experience.As long as your phone is running MIUI, this guide will work on your Redmi, Mi, Poco, or any other brand under the Xiaomi umbrella.Pre-requisitesInstall Mi Mover on the phone you’re moving the data from and on the Xiaomi phone you’re moving the data to. Have both phones at 80% charge if there is a lot of data.In most cases, Mi Mover comes pre-installed in Xiaomi phones.Let’s Go!Once you have Mi Mover installed, open up the app on your Xiaomi phone and choose “I’m a recipient”.You might get a prompt on your Xiaomi phone to install the app via a QR code, if this comes up, just tap on “Installed. Start the transfer.”Boot up the app on your old phone and grant permissions on both phones where required. When the app is loaded, choose “I’m a sender” on the old phone.You will either have to wait for the Xiaomi phone to show up on the old phone, or you can manually connect to the hotspot by navigating to your Wi-Fi on your old phone and selecting the hotspot manually using the SSID name mentioned on the Xiaomi phone, in this instance the hotspot name is POCOPHONE F1_pOYJ.When you choose the hotspot from your old phone, you can now choose what you wish to send over.Once you have selected the necessary items to send, simply press Send from your old phone. You’ll get a popup informing you to not turn on Wi-Fi or switch networks during operation.Just like we do for OnePlus phones, we highly recommend leaving both phones alone until the transfer completes to ensure all your data carries over without incident.Once the transfer is done, your Xiaomi phone will take some time to migrate the data and with that, you’re done!Other Helpful GuidesHow to migrate your data to a Pixel phoneHow to migrate your data to a OnePlus phone
Xiaomi is the producer of the Mi and Redmi smartphone lines, which are devices that offer immense value at rather low prices.Today, however, Xiaomi has announced not smartphones, but many lifestyle products, ranging from scooters to monitors. Here’s a rundown of some of Xiaomi’s new products.Mi Smart Band 5For years, the Xiaomi Mi Band has been one of the premiere cheap fitness trackers(I actually still use my Mi Band 2 from time to time). The issue with that, however, is that these devices are usually only sold in China, leaving you to buy it on Gearbest or importers on Amazon.Now, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Smart Band 5. The Mi Smart Band 5 is an international version of the Mi Band 5, with features such as:65 dynamic displays6 band colors1.1″ color AMOLED display11 exercise modesPPG heart rate sensorPersonal Activity Intelligence value14 days of battery lifeMagnetic snap-on chargerMi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SFor those who need to travel for work but do not want or need a car, Xiaomi is now offering the Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SThe Scooter Pro 2 features:Travel distance of up to 45km(about 28 miles)Speeds of up to 25km/hour(about 16 mph)Ability to climb 20% incline slopesUp to a week of batteryLCD display for configuration and statistics2W Headlight plus front, rear, and side reflectorsFolding designDouble brakes300W MotorThe Scooter 1S is far more casual with similar features but a reduced travel distance of 30 kilometers and speeds of 25 kilometers per hourMi True Wireless Earphones 2 BasicThe Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic offer:Dual microphones with environmental noise cancellationPlay/pause with in-ear detection14.2mm dynamic driver5 hours of use per earphone with up to 20 hours of total life from the caseMi TV StickThe Mi TV Stick is a pocket-sized Android TV device with:Dolby and DTS Surround Sound SupportGoogle AssistantChromecast8GB Storage1GB RAMBluetooth Remote with Google Assistant, Netflix, and Prime Video buttonsXiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″For the dedicated gamer, the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor is an exciting option with:WQHD Display1500R curvature21:9 aspect ratio144hz refresh-rateFlicker-free technologyAMD FreeSyncWide color gamut300 nits of brightness3000:1 contrast ratioNo prices have been announced as of yet.
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With the emergence and popularity of 5G, companies like Redmi and Realme lead the charge in making 5G phones more accessible (read: affordable) to the masses. While the Redmi 10X series might be otherwise considered just another 5G phone, what makes them stand out is their ability to hold dual-5G SIM slots. This is something no other phone in the market currently offers.Redmi 10X and Pro – twice the 5G, half the priceXiaomi this week unveiled a handful of new phones, with the Redmi 10X and the Redmi 10X Pro the stars of the show. We briefly talked about the rumored phone a few days ago, but this feature is a complete game changer!Most phones currently in the market only support 5G on the first SIM slot, if at all. The second SIM slot will operate on 4G or LTE and that means if you run out of data or lose reception on your first SIM, you receive slower speeds when switching to the second SIM.The unique selling point of the Redmi 10X series comes in its ability to host two 5G SIMS in the same phone. In the aforementioned scenario, even your secondary SIM (if 5G capable) can let you continue using 5G in case your primary SIM isn’t able to deliver it to you.This is a remarkable feature for a smartphone and it’s all made possible by a brand new processor. Made by MediaTek, the Dimesnsity 820 is a mid-range chip that set to take on premium CPU manufacturers like Exynos, Kirin, and even Snapdragon.Both phones have very similar specifications. They share the same display (6.57″ 1080p AMOLED with HDR 10), for instance, with in-display fingerprint sensor, standard 60Hz display with a super-fast touch response rate.Additionally, each has the same RAM and ROM, USB-C port, headphone jack, IR blaster, and 4,520 mAH battery. The Redmi 10X pro offers 33W fast-charging while the Redmi 10X has 22.5W fast-charging.The main differences in the phones come down to the cameras; however, the Redmi 10X Pro also offers NFC whereas the Redmi 10X does not.The Redmi 10X has a triple-camera setup: 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel depth, and the front camera has 16-megapixels.The Redmi 10X Pro offers a quad-camera setup: 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 8-megapixel 3x telephoto with 30x digital zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and Optical Image Stabilization, and topped off with a 5-megapixel macro camera. The front has a 20-megapixel camera.PricingRedmi 10X64GB/6GB – $220128GB/6GB – $250128GB/8GB – $290256GB/8GB – $330Redmi 10X Pro128GB/8GB – $320256GB/8GB – $360What are your thoughts on the new phones? Let us know in the comments section below.
A new entry in the Redmi series, a sub-brand of Xiaomi has surfaced on TENAA. The phone is said to have a 5G processor, but also has a neat triple camera setup, an in-display fingerprint sensor, an OLED display, and even a beefy 4420 mAh battery. Whether or not this will be cheaper than the Redmi K30 Pro series is still a glaring question.Mystery Redmi 5G Phone has a lot going for itA new Redmi 5G Phone has surfaced for certification on TENAA. The phone looks very impressive and even has a square camera block similar to that of the recently released Redmi Note 9 series.Image courtesy of Android AuthorityComing to some of the hardware on the phone, here is a rundown of what the phone has to offer:A mystery CPU – The quoted clock speed on TENAA doesn’t match any Snapdragon 7 series 5G Capable chips, or Mediateks 800 series chips. A Weibo leaker has stated that the phone could be powered by the unannounced Mediatek Dimesnity 820 chip.The phone has a 6.57″ FHD (~1080p) OLED display, that will bear a waterdrop notchIn-display fingerprint sensorwill come in varying ROM and RAM sizes, starting at 64GB to 256GB and 4GB to 8GB respectivelyA 4420 mAh battery but no details on fast charging or similar techTriple-camera setup: 48MP main camera with the other 2 lacking detailsFront camera: 16MP3.5mm headphone portIR BlasterWill ship with Android 10The new phone has only made a brief appearance and we are still not sure about the SoC used by the phone, or the other 2 cameras used by the device. Considering how much effort Redmi has put into their K series line recently with 5G, many people are speculating that this could be the first Redmi Note series with a 5G capable SoC in it.The phone is indeed very impressive, but with all of the specs we have seen so far, it will be difficult for this phone to retail less than the Redmi K30 5G. Let’s see if the phone surfaces in the future and what other hidden details it might hold.What are your thoughts on the mystery Redmi 5G Phone? Let us know in the comments section below!
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The successor to the critically acclaimed Poco F1 of 2018 was announced today in the form of the Poco F2 Pro. The Xiaomi sub-brand is back yet again to make some noise as their latest phone boasts some great hardware, an AMOLED display, and a knockout of a price. Unfortunately, it comes with a catch.The Poco F2 Pro – So close to greatness, yet so farThe Poco F2 Pro is a great phone. It offers a flagship tier processor with UFS 3.1 (in the 256/8GB variant only) and other fantastic internals. When the Poco F1 first launched, the biggest complaint about the phone was its display, which was an LCD display. Otherwise, fans were more than content with what the F1 offered.The Poco F2 Pro brings the following hardware to the table:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor128GB/256GB ROM with 6GB (LPDDR4X)/8GB (LPDDR5)6.67″ dot AMOLED display at a resolution of 2400×1080 (FHD+) with DC Dimming60Hz Refresh rate with a 180Hz Sample rateTÜV Rheinland Full Care Display CertificationSupports HDR10+ with Widevine L1 support out of the boxQuad camera setup: 64MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX686), 13MP ultra wide-angle sensor, 5MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensorFront camera is a pop-up camera: 20MP that can capture slow motion at 120FPS @ 720p4700mAh battery with 30W Fast charging (wired only) Supports quick-charge 4.0+ and power delivery 3.0. A 33W charger is included in the box.5G connectivity, Dual-SIM.NFC TsupportIR blaster3.5mm Headphone jackships with MIUI 11, Android 10Color options are: Cyber Grey, Electric Purple, Phantom White, and Neon BlueThe phone returns with its LiquidCool Technology 2.0. This time boasting thermal reductions of up to 14°C (57.2°F).The phone is also capable of capturing footage in 8K, which is actually impressive. It can record in 8K at 24/30FPS (8K @ 24FPS will be added via a software update), 4K at 30/60FPS, 1080p at 30/60FPS, and 720p at 30FPS.In addition, the phone can also record in a variety of slow-motion modes from the back camera.960fps720P/1080P240fps 720P/1080P120fps 720P/1080PIt’s a shame that the face unlock which made the Poco F1 rival the iPhone X in terms of security is no longer a feature. The phone also doesn’t possess an on-screen or a physical fingerprint reader. This means security could be an issue unless you have a strong password, PIN, or pattern.Another caveat comes in the form of the 60Hz refresh rate. When phones like the Meizu 17 are offering 90Hz at the slightly higher price with similar hardware, this is where the Poco F2 Pro lags behind the competition.If you’re wondering why the phone looks familiar, its because the phone is a rebrand of the China-exclusive Redmi K30 Pro.The phone is set to retail for $499 and is available for purchase on a variety of sites starting today. Sites like Gearbest are already taking orders for the phone.What are your thoughts on the new Poco F2 Pro? Let us know in the comments section below!
New offering from a specs-focused brand doesn’t go overboard on price
Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi is known for having some very sporty and eye-catching phones; the Redmi K30 phones are among the best offered by the brand.Xiaomi has just done a first in the market by releasing the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, the first phone to be powered by the new Snapdragon mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 768G. The phone is reportedly just an overclocked Snapdragon 765G, offering a faster CPU and GPU.The Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is more or less the Redmi K30 5G, but it comes in an exclusive mint-green gradient color.Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition – Start your engines!The differences in the phone’s specs are:Qualcomm Snapdragon 768 Processor (7nm) as opposed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 (8nm)128GB ROM and 6GB of RAM (the only variant of the phone)Mint-green color is exclusive to the racing editionThe Redmi K30 5G is a solid phone that offers 5G bands, 120Hz refresh rate display, a great quad-camera setup, and offers the MIUI ecosystem which is slowly gaining popularity due to the many resemblances it has to iOS. Otherwise, by all other aspects, this new version of the K30 5G is identical to it’s original.The phone will retail for CNY 2,000 which comes to roughly $282. This is definitely a phone you should get if you’re looking to enter the 5G race without dishing money out for a premium flagship phone.With the rise of 5G on the horizon, you would be wise to get on the 5G phone bandwagon. Offering faster speeds and more benefits to 4G.The phone will be ready for sale in China on May 14t; whether the rest of the world will be able to grab this variant is not yet known. Perhaps it will be available globally in a few weeks after the China launch takes place.With Xiaomi leading the race for flagship-tier phones, they also offer some great phones that offer 5G at a lower price point than another premium OEM. This enables more consumers to use 5G when more antennas are installed across the globe.What are your thoughts on the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition? Let us know in the comments section below!
Xiaomi said that the privacy and security of its customers is its top priority
Xiaomi has shown off a few key features in MIUI 12 with one of the highlights being Super Wallpapers. These are live wallpapers that start off with a wide shot of a planet (currently showing Earth and Mars), and when your phone is unlocked, zooms in on the planet. While the feature was previously exclusive to MIUI 12 testers, the efforts of an Android enthusiast has now made it possible to download MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers on your daily driver!Thanks to the brilliant efforts of XDA contributor linuxct, who has ported the live wallpapers out of MIUI 12, you can now use the live wallpapers on your Android phone!MIUI 12 is very competitive based on Android OS and even surpasses iOS in some respects. I have upgraded Mi10 Pro to MIUI 12 and this super wallpaper is very popular. pic.twitter.com/kCeKMVZfFt— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 27, 2020This is what Super Wallpaper looks like in action. While there is an animation skip which you can see when Ice universe demonstrates the live wallpaper on their S20+.Galaxy S20+MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers pic.twitter.com/r2KsRSk3LG— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 30, 2020In the S20+ you can see it skips the wide shot of Mars and instead starts off with a zoomed-in shot of the planet, transitioning into a closeup of the surface.After installing the live wallpaper on my OnePlut 7T, I can confirm that the lock screen shows a closeup of the planet and then transitions to the surface on unlocking. There currently isn’t a way to achieve the presentation shown in the first tweet where the planet is shown at a very wide shot, and it gets closer with each step of unlocking the phone.Download MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers – YMMVYou can download the wallpapers from the link below, courtesy of XDA Developers.Note: The live wallpapers only work on Android 8.1 and above devices.Download MIUI 12 Super WallpapersThe download link will give you access to the following live wallpapers:Earth Super WallpaperEarth Glacier Super WallpaperEarth Forest Super WallpaperMars Super Wallpaper (This is a fixed version of the original one ported by linuxct)All you have to do is download the APK, install it and from there figure out how to set your live wallpaper on your respective flavor of Android OS. The variation in Android OEM’s means you might have to go through different methods to set it as a live wallpaper.I was able to install the APK’s on my OnePlut 7T and set it as a live wallpaper from the wallpaper section on the home screen with no trouble. I was not able to achieve the same on my Pocophone F1 as I can’t get it to set as a lock screen wallpaper.It’s recommended you have the Wallpapers app installed just in case you want to make sure it works. Look for them in the Live Wallpapers section of the app once installed.If you get it to work, let us know in the comments section below along with the device you got it to work on!
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We live in a time where a lot of startups pitch themselves as a “Netflix for ___” or an “Uber for ____” business. This is the era of subscriptions, services, side hustles and the gig economy.When it comes to subscriptions and streaming services, a lot of people think of music and video. And that’s where Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime reign supreme.As nice as it is to fall asleep to your favorite shows or movies, it’s not exactly the best stuff for your brain. If you’re honest with yourself, you know you could do better when it pertains to getting quality rest. And it starts with proper sleep.Instead of trying to unwind with a new episode of “The World’s Most Dangerous Prisons”, why not try some guided meditation? Try Restflix, a streaming service designed to help you get more restful sleep and deal with stress.Restflix is helps users fall asleep faster and rest better, and includes 20+ personalized channels with meditative music, bedtime stories, and calming videos.Restflix is not just for sleep, either. Use it throughout your day to unplug or re-center yourself ahead of that next Zoom call or virtual meeting.Watch on all major platforms: Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Android & Fire TVWatch 20+ live channels featuring soothing sounds, bedtime stories, kids, guided meditations & moreUnlimited video & audio w/ no interruptionsHuge variety of Sleep expert-approvedHelps overcome insomnia, tinnitus, night-time anxiety, & lower everyday stressAvailabilityYou can purchase a subscription to Restflix in one, two, and three year options. It normally costs $49 per year if you purchase it direct; however, we’re offering deep discounts to our readers. The longer you subscribe, the bigger the savings!1-year subscription – $29.992-year subscription – $49.993-year subscription – $59.99Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.
If you’ve ever used multiple screens for your work PC, you know just how beneficial it can be to your productivity. Being able to monitor emails or social media without switching between tabs is really convenient. The same goes for working on a document with source material on a second screen.While it’s not entirely uncommon to have two screens for the home or office computer, you certainly don’t see that very often with laptops. Nobody has perfected an affordable portable experience with two screens.It’s possible, of course, to plug your laptop or Chromebook into a hub/dock or to simply connect to a monitor as needed. That’s nice and all, but the screen takes up space and it’s not something you can take with you on the road.The Vissles-M ($199), is a portable 15.6-inch display that connects to your computer, laptop, and other devices. It also allows for touch, and that’s pretty damn cool, if not something you get in a traditional monitor.With two USB Type-C ports and one mini-HDMI port, it plugs into your gaming consoles (Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch) and Android phones. Indeed, it allows for you to put a screen where you normally wouldn’t, bringing about new levels of productivity or entertainment.There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack which comes in handy should you find yourself working in a coffee shop; built-in speakers are located at the bottom.The Vissles-M is an IPS panel with a non-glare surface and a contrast ratio of 800:1. Its resolution is 1920 x 1080, which should be on par with your standard laptop screen.Included in the box are a number of cables, which we certainly appreciate. It’s nice not having to hunt down a USB-C-to-USB-C cable or a mini-HDMI cable just to get going.The display has a magnetic protective cover that keeps the screen from getting scratches. It’s also this cover that becomes the stand to prop it up. We found it does well with varying angles for different viewing perspectives.The whole thing weighs in about 1.5-pounds so it travels very well. And because it’s ultra-thin, you can put it in the same bag as your laptop without notice.We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about the overall picture, it is a monitor after all. Brightness is contrast is good, but you’ll want to plug into a power source if you can.We didn’t get above 65 percent before our unit wanted to power off. Plugging in a second USB-C cable into the wall let us get all the way up to 100. With that said, we do appreciate when we’re able to adjust the image based on environmental or situational needs.The picture is clear and has a nice contrast, and we found it has good viewing angles. There’s something in the non-glare coating that gives it a bit of a dull or flat effect. It’s not terrible, and really only makes itself obvious when contrasting to your laptop or other screens. If you’re using it for watching videos or gaming, you’ll probably be happy with the image.We paired ours up with an entry-level Chromebook for a few weeks and came away feeling like the image was nearly identical. Stick it with a Pixelbook or something premium, though, and you’ll see the difference.This isn’t a gaming monitor, to be sure. Don’t buy this for that aspect or you’ll come away less than pleased. The real demographic here is someone who might need to boost productivity from time to time. Whether that means duplicating/sharing their screen, engaging in Slack or Zoom chats while working on a document, or blowing through emails, it works well.We had mixed results when using our phones as the Vissles-M mirrors your handset but doesn’t allow for touch. It doesn’t fill the screen and the image sits vertically in the middle. The only real use case we can see here might be for sharing your screen with someone else, and even then that’s not great.We’d love to be able to open up email in a tablet-like experience. At a minimum we’d like to be able to rotate the image to better fill the screen.We’ve enjoyed having this on the standing desk as it makes working from a laptop more practical and efficient. It largely stays put around the office, but we’ve found it fun to take with us for a little bit of downtime. Getting in some Paper Mario on the Nintendo Switch is a a unique experience when you can do it tabletop at the park or on the back deck.Learn more about the Vissles-M at the Vissles website where it’s also available for purchase. Pick yours up for about $200 right now.
Boost Mobile on Monday introduced three new entry-level plans for consumers who may need to stick to a tight budget. The trio include unlimited talk and text with varying degrees of high speed data.Boost Mobile already has two rate plans which cost less than $50, a 10GB ($35) and $45 (15GB). With the addition of the new options Boost subscribers now have five choices under $50.$10 – Unlimited talk, text, and 1GB data$15 – Unlimited talk, text, and 2GB data$25 – Unlimited talk, text, and 5GB dataIn addition to the new rate plan, Boost Mobile is also introducing high-speed data add-on packages which can be recurring or one-time usage. Pricing is $5 per gigabyte and is available in one and two gigabyte options.SEE: Boost Mobile Buyer’s GuideBoost Mobile does have a pair of unlimited data plans which cost $50 and $60 per month. The difference between the two being the former includes 12GB mobile hotspot while the latter has 30GB hotspot and unlimited HD video streaming.Boost recently launched a new $hrink-It! plan which starts out at $45 per month and includes 15GB data. Customers who pay their bill on time three months receive a $5 discount on their plan. Do it again, and Boost will shave another $5 off each month, putting it at just $35 per month after six total on-time payments.