mhlRecently I did a post about the pitfalls of buying a China phone, but what are they missing feature wise?

We’ve seen China brands really blossom over the last 2 years. Many phones are coming with OTG, and some with NFC as well. The one thing they’re still missing that many of the Big Boys such as Samsung have, is HDMI / MHL.

There have been a couple of China phone models released that have had HDMI, but it was problematic and required several firmware updates to get it somewhat proper. There’s also Wireless Display / Miracast which most modern Jelly Bean phones should support, but there’s some lag with this technology. With HDMI / MHL, the image is ‘instantaneously’ shown. Not all TVs are ‘smart’ as well, but most TVs that aren’t ancient CRT style should have an HDMI / MHL input.

In the world of big screen TVs and monitors, being able to connect your smartphone to the TV to game, stream a movie, or surf the web on the big screen would be a great step for China brands. The technology isn’t new or expensive. Even the cheap $30 Android all-in-one mini boxes normally have HDMI / MHL out.

We feel it should be standard functionality for all China brands. Hopefully along with 4G / LTE, we’ll see HDMI / MHL coming as a matter of course within 2014.

What features do you want to see in China brands in 2014?

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Recently I did a post about the pitfalls of buying a China phone, but what are they missing feature wise? We've seen China brands really blossom over the last 2 years. Many phones are coming with OTG, and some with NFC as well. The one thing they're still missing that...
<img class="size-medium wp-image-3079 aligncenter" alt="mhl" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mhl-350x263.jpg" width="350" height="263" />Recently I did a <a title="Buying China Phones – The Pits And The Falls" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3071/buying-china-phones-the-pits-and-the-falls/">post about the pitfalls of buying a China phone</a>, but what are they missing feature wise? We've seen China brands really blossom over the last 2 years. Many phones are coming with OTG, and some with NFC as well. The one thing they're still missing that many of the Big Boys such as Samsung have, is HDMI / MHL. <span id="more-3078"></span> There have been a couple of China phone models released that have had HDMI, but it was problematic and required several firmware updates to get it somewhat proper. There's also Wireless Display / Miracast which most modern Jelly Bean phones should support, but there's some lag with this technology. With HDMI / MHL, the image is 'instantaneously' shown. Not all TVs are 'smart' as well, but most TVs that aren't ancient CRT style should have an HDMI / MHL input. In the world of big screen TVs and monitors, being able to connect your smartphone to the TV to game, stream a movie, or surf the web on the big screen would be a great step for China brands. The technology isn't new or expensive. Even the cheap $30 Android all-in-one mini boxes normally have HDMI / MHL out. We feel it should be standard functionality for all China brands. Hopefully along with <a title="MT6290 LTE/4G Modem To Be Released Q2!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/2938/mt6290-lte4g-modem-to-be-released-q2/">4G / LTE</a>, we'll see HDMI / MHL coming as a matter of course within 2014. What features do you want to see in China brands in 2014?