Battle of two recognized smartphone brand… You have probably heard about the Infinix mobiles or have used it once or several times. It is a Hong-Kong based company owned by Transsion Holdings. The company manufactures pretty good budget smartphones. Sometimes it provides hardware specifications better than any smartphone on a particular budget.
While, on the other hand, Xiaomi is a Beijing based company that manufactures all kinds of smartphones from entry-level budget to flagship and ultra-premium. When it comes to mid-range and flagship, Xiaomi has no match with Infinix. Xiaomi is clearly way ahead. But when it comes to budget smartphones, will Infinix be able to rival Xiaomi?
Can Infinix Beat Xiaomi?
It is interesting how both companies manufacture pretty decent smartphones on the budget segment. While the smartphones of Infinix are heavily focused on hardware, Xiaomi focuses on an overall smartphone in its entirety, and it’s one of the reasons behind the huge success of Xiaomi.
But the question is, can Infinix really beat Xiaomi? Frankly speaking, the answer will be “No” and not possible anytime soon. Infinix has to improve its smartphones in many aspects to be able to compete with Xiaomi. Let’s check the possible reasons why Xiaomi is still ahead of Infinix.
Software and Updates
Usually while writing such answers, I prefer a detailed comparison but in this case I simply will not. It is simply a waste of my and your time. I will say only this thing, if XOS can do anything (a big if), then MIUI could do it like 50× better whether stability, security, features, UI fluidity and many more.
The only thing in favour of XOS is its light weight that too at the cost of everything. The only reason Infinix designed (outsourced) is that only this UI other than Android Go could function properly their weak SOCs. Even the full fledged version of Stock Android (Vanilla Android) will cause severe lag.
If we compare Xiaomi’s MIUI and Infinix’s XOS, the MIUI takes the lead by a huge margin. Even though the MIUI is not very good in budget smartphones, it’s at least better than XOS. The software support of Xiaomi is also more promising than that of Infinix. Xiaomi generally gives one or two major updates along with two or three years of security updates. While Infinix, they don’t follow any such update policy, sometimes they roll out the updates and sometimes do not and that begs for the question “if the brand really care about it’s users experience”.
Although both companies lack the after-sales service by quite a few margins. But Xiaomi is known for a better after-sales service, at least in comparison with Infinix. The brand value of Xiaomi is also higher than Infinix. The number of the service centre and offline coverage of Xiaomi is also much higher compared with Infinix.
Sometimes Infinix really surprises us by giving powerful hardware at a very aggressive price, but that’s not something new for Xiaomi. While the hardware is maybe powerful on Infinix, they fail to optimize it properly. Whether it be cameras or the software management, Xiaomi performs better than Infinix. In terms of durability and value for money, Xiaomi smartphones are reliable in long term use, maybe not as much as another brand, but at least better than Infinix
Apart from this, there are many reasons why Infinix can’t catch up with Xiaomi anytime soon. Like, Infinix doesn’t have broad market coverage as Xiaomi, they are currently limited to budget and mid-range smartphones and we have not seen any flagship or upper mid-range smartphones from the company yet. However, Infinix has been able to surpass Xiaomi in terms of shipments in a few countries. But overall, Xiaomi is still ahead of Infinix.