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Eight great smartphones that I will never get to Brazil

Google Pixel / Pixel XL

After the LG Nexus 5, Brazilians only saw a Google device they cared about. Which is really a shame as it limits the experience of using pure Android, or rather Android that comes straight from Google. The new Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, will not arrive in 2017. Like Huawei, which made the Nexus 6P, HTC does not offer smartphones in the domestic market, so it will be difficult to see these two devices by on here.

In addition to pure software and Google Assistant experience, the Pixel and Pixel XL feature the camera. According to the website DXOMark, these smartphones have the best camera ever built in a smartphone. The main camera sensor comes with 12.3MP and has an electronic image stabilizer (EIS).

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Pixel XL (left); Pixel (right) / AndroidPIT

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus / Mi Mix

Xiaomi started work in Brazil by making Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Pro smartphones available to Brazilians. The Chinese company has arrived with eagerness, but implementing a new business model around here has not been easy. Finally, we ended up with just these two models, a bracelet and a power bank. Besides, of course, a more united MIUI community.

However, Chinese and Indian are benefiting from the "Chinese Apple" and have excellent quality smartphones for super affordable prices compared to those practiced here. The newly released Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus and Mi Mix make me want to cry just thinking I can't have them as an iPhone 7 or a Galaxy S7 right there in Rio Sul Mall.

The Mi 5S Plus is a monster. The device has variants of 4GB and 6GB of RAM, and packaged by the Snapdragon 821 processor, ie the highlight of it the super performance.

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus / AndroidPIT

Already Mi Mix was the major highlight of the company launch at the end of last year, because it abolished the edges, without harming features of traditional smartphones or experience of use. Xiaomi, however, was not the first to develop a smartphone in this style, but it has done so best so far.

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Mi Mix / AndroidPIT

To buy one of these smartphones, the only ways are to travel to China and buy there, importing through some website, or ask Hugo Barra to bring when on vacation in Brazil. This is the situation of the other smartphones in this list.

OnePlus 3T

Another example of a smartphone that we never had, and perhaps we will never have in the domestic market OnePlus 3T. OnePlus was not interested in bringing their devices to the domestic market to this day. Incidentally, interest may have existed, what was not needed. Since OnePlus, many users would like to see the company, at least, sending the devices to Brazil, but this never happened.

In addition to software with unique features, the OnePlus 3T offers state-of-the-art hardware with 6GB of RAM and packaged with Snapdragon 821. The model is an optimized version of the discontinued OnePlus 3 and offers superior hardware and camera. Oneplus 3T is also sold in two storage options. The 64GB version and the 128GB variant.

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OnePlus 3T / AndroidPIT

Huawei Mate 9 / Mate 9 Porsche

Huawei is an example of a manufacturer that should exist in Brazil. If you think Xiaomi smartphones are good, imagine those of the company's biggest competitor in China? The Mate 9 is the flagship of Huawei, has become one of the most popular smartphones in Europe and surprises by the technical specifications.

The handset is one of the major competitors of the discontinued Galaxy Note 7. In technical terms, we find the octa-core Kirin 960 chipset, which comes with 4GB of RAM. Other strengths of the handset are the 4,000mAh battery and the camera lens system. The Mate 9 has Leica-made dual lenses, special for managing color and black and white photos.

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Huawei Mate 9 / AndroidPIT

If the Huawei Mate 9 is already a great device, the Mate 9 Porsche variant is even more attractive. Regarding the design, this is definitely the replacement of the Galaxy Note 7, because the unquestionable similarity. The specifications also do not deviate much from the comparison. With a 5.5 inch screen and 1440p resolution, we have almost the same visual experience, but the 6GB of RAM makes all the difference.

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Huawei Mate 9 Porsche / AndroidPIT

Honor 8

Honor is a Huawei company that has been excelling in the world smartphone scenario. With strong investment in the Chinese and European markets, the Honor 8 was a great success in 2016 and probably the manufacturer will gain a big share in the North America market in 2017.

The Honor 8 hit the market packaged by the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Honor is known for making a great integration between the hardware and the company's proprietary interface, Emotion UI.

Honor known for standing out among young users, this is the company's target audience and, due to its cost / benefit, would be a great success in the Brazilian market. The big problem that the price practiced by the company in other regions would never be reached in national retail.

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Honor 8 / AndroidPIT

As I said above, the Brazilian market has large smartphones. We have available from major manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola / Lenovo and Apple; companies under development in the market, such as ASUS, Alcatel and ZTE; and new rising names like Quantum. However, Google devices are no longer around here but by import, or even devices from major Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Huawei.

In my experience between Brazil and Germany, I can say that more options, or even better import rates, make the smartphone market much more attractive to users and manufacturers. Unfortunately, as long as the rigorous taxation of companies and products in the country continues as it is, it will be difficult to see these and other gadgets available at your nearest stores.

In your opinion: which other smartphones are missing in the domestic market?

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