Simply you might know the test was taken by the Cellular Operator’s Association of India(COAI). And the results are amazing, would you like to know.
Xiaomi denies use of low-quality hardware for its devices in India:
Here the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) awaits a reply from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on a letter claiming that some 4G/LTE smartphones have slow down network quality. Due to the sub-standard chipsets and leading smartphone maker Xiaomi has denied any such quality issue with its devices.
In the letter sent to TRAI last week, COAI said that on the basis of tests conducted by individual telecom operators. Some 4G/LTE devices, especially those housing MediaTek processors, worse the network quality.
The letter mentioned devices from Lenovo, Xiaomi, Motorola (a Lenovo brand), Oppo, Micromax, Samsung and Intex, among others.The analysis in the report specifically points out a degradation in network quality of service (QoS) for handsets that have a MediaTek chipset. All our smartphones are shipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in India and are optimised for India-specific bands for the most efficient usage of 4G/LTE.
RESPONSE STILL AWAIT’S:
A Xiaomi India spokesperson told IANS on Wednesday.Lenovo, however, refused to comment. Other smartphone makers were given calls which went unanswered.The devices that went through tests were Lenovo A7000 and K4 Note, Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Note 3, Motorola Moto G4, Oppo A35 and Samsung Galaxy J7, among others.
“TRAI is yet to respond to our letter. Neither has Department of Telecommunications (DoT) got back to us. TRAI has informally asked them to submit some additional information on the testing. And indicated that they would like to call an industry meeting to discuss the matter,” Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, told IANS.
According to the COAI letter,
“it is estimated that MediaTek is present in more than 35 % of smartphones in the country”.It is observed that while placing the SIM in the number 2 slot(2G ), the network get worse by 40% from the main slot. And 35% for the main slot(4G/LTE) decrement has been noted down.
The analysis so far points to a chipset-specific implementation by MediaTek. All the devices that have the MediaTek chipsets are likely to have the issue, it said.
Declaration by the COAI:
In the letter, COAI urged the authorities for a mandatory Over The Air (OTA) update within 4 weeks. This suggests that there are no issues in the hardware and it can be removed by an update. We ensure that the government checks the quality of the product before entering the Indian market. But my advice to the customer is to be careful while purchasing the handset.