Xiaomi's Hugo Barra calls the iPhone 6 "the most beautiful smartphone ever built"
posted by Michael H. / Oct 28, 2014, 8:51 PM
iPhone 6 is "the most beautiful smartphone ever built", but continued with a more nuanced response:So, it might not come as much of a surprise that while speaking at WSJ.D Live earlier today, Hugo Barra was asked about those criticisms of Xiaomi copying Apple design. Barra first said flat out that the
And, that is a much more responsible answer, because it really is hard to look at any product and not see the influence of the competition. Obviously, Samsung has had its share of troubles because of its design; but, there's good reason why Android, iOS, and Windows Phone all catch criticism about taking features from one another. The best features have a way of filtering out to everyone. Of course, it could certainly be argued that Xiaomi goes a bit too far.
Barra even said, "Quick settings on iOS is much better on Android, but it was on Android (long before)", and also said that the iPhone 6 seems to have been inspired a bit by the HTC One but with an "astonishing twist". He finished off by noting that we should see more "unique twists" in design from Xiaomi moving forward.
source: The Verge
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Hugo, check your eyes.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:55 PM 31
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Lol just his opinion though I disagree with him. In my opinion i think the Lumia 925 is the best looking of them all.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:46 PM 6
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"It's so beautiful, we decide to copy it for an upcoming flagship"
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:58 PM 24
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"Our designers, our engineers are inspired by great products - so we decided to copy it."
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:09 PM 9
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I'm surprised you're the one pointing this out lol.. Hope this doesn't mean the Mi5 is a bendgate disaster waiting to happen.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:32 PM 3
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Quick Settings is way better than Control Center...
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:03 PM 5
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Hugo Barra praises Apple: "iPhone 6 is the most beautiful smartphone ever built" Jony Ive criticizes Xiaomi: "I see it (Xiaomi's design) as theft, and it's lazy" Look, there's nothing wrong with inspiration, the Mi4 is a beautiful phone and looks better than iPhone 6 no doubt. But what about the MiPad? Did Xiaomi twisted that too hard with a cheap plastic design? Come on Xiaomi, at least tone down the inspiration and add more of your own design. Hugo Barra said "Our designers, our engineers are inspired by great products — and frankly, in today's world, who isn't? Point me to a product in our industry that has completely unique design language. You're not going to be able to find one." I say, your designers, your engineers are inspired by mediocre products with uninspiring ripoff designs. The iPhone 6 is a ripoff of HTC One M7, this is what you call the "most beautiful smartphone ever built". HTC must be raging right now. I also say, the iPhone 6 looks bland and boring, except the curvy sides. I can still point you some devices that has completely unique design language, Oppo N1, Sharp Aquos Crystal, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8 and many more. Seriously Hugo, please think before you talk. Bin Lin said "Don't call us the Apple of China" Designers design it look like Apple and they're from China. Xiaomi, Xiaomi, Xiaomi...you already made yourself the Apple of China. If you don't want people to call you that, use more of your own designs! Dammit! Even though I like Xiaomi, I need to criticize them because I hope they can improve.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:09 PM 4
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*Looks around...confused...dumbfounded......remembers the beautiful flagships released this year better looking than the iPhone 6....lg g3....HTC One M8....Galaxy Note 4.....** Are my eyes missing something here, maybe I have some weird disease that makes thr normal look beautiful and the beautiful look normal.......what is life? 42?.....
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:10 PM 2
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I think Hugo Barra is just being polite. iPhone 6 also drawn liberal inspiration from Samsung Note 2 and HTC M8.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:33 PM 4
I could see why you'd think the M8 would be similar, although they already had similar shapes to the antenna bands with the shape of the glass pieces on the back of the 5/5s. So more of a continuation of their existing design than an inspiration of another phone. And the Note 2, just no. Don't know what you're seeing there.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:00 PM 0
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the front glass of the 6 and 6+ look and feel a bit like that of the Note 2. But well, it's just curved glass. Nothing huge. I like the all black front of the 6/6+ better though. Not a fan of Note 2 (and S3) design.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:10 PM 2
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