Xiaomi is an invention of the Chinese gods, probably.
The only thing that is doubtful about it is that it is quite large (I'm talking about Redmi Note 3), but it was a plus for me, I love shovel phones.
However, in terms of characteristics, memory (I have the version with 32 gigs), camera, performance, and price, it's just a beast of some sort. I never once complained about him for the almost six months that we are together. I hope fate does not part us.
Forget about all the phones we talked about here. More recently, namely in the summer, a smartphone from OnePlus came out, namely OnePlus 3, a thin metal body, the fastest fingerprint scanner, an almost naked android, 6 GB of RAM, as well as the most powerful mobile processor SnapDragon 820 and you might think that it costs 50 or 60 thousand rubles, but there is only 30k in Russia.
I've been using Lenov for three or four (I don't remember exactly). Most of the settings out of the box did not change: I only adjusted the equalizer in the player for myself, changed the theme and changed the length of the organizer notepad widget.
If the phone had not started to choke on the significantly increased software requirements in the last couple of months, then I wouldn't even think about buying a replacement.
There is a good option.
Android with a flyy shell.
Very powerful smartphones, good camera + chipset that transmits great sound.
Flyme itself is very similar to the iPhone, which you might like. And outwardly, it is also quite similar.
The price is adequate, IMHO.
On Ali you can buy for 10+ thousand meizu mx4 NOOOOO
Make sure that the phone index is either G or I, there are no Google and Russian language services in the AC indexes, and the Ji are the indexes of Chinese phones.
On the off site, you can't buy the fourth maize, but you can buy from hands or any other smartphone from them. No worse than other flagships, and sometimes even better ...
I'll explain a little here: I really need a small phone with a good camera, high performance (I can use several applications at the same time) and a simple menu. From the android I was always scared away by the possibility to "customize anything, for yourself." I need everything already ready :) and intuitive. Lenova doesn't like the menus, I can never find anything there, I didn't like the camera with the last Sony. Maybe Samsung will help out? Or HTC?