In nowadays’ mobile phone market, smartphone brands are in a period of contests. Even various cellphone models come with a variety of names like Note, Mate, Pro, Mix, etc., which are frequently seen and confuse us.
So, which kinds of a model on earth should we buy?
Mobile phone manufacturers pay a lot of attention to their model names. Why do we say so?
People have different needs for buying a cellphone. Someone cares more about performances, someone prefers to use a smartphone to take good pictures, however, someone favors a model with beautiful appearance. To meet the market demands, every mobile phone manufacturer launches a different set of phone models while distinguishing their phone in naming.
Typical model: most brand mobile phones
Let’s talk about the model name Pro firstly. After all, Pro has appeared on the both latest popular iPhone11 series and the HUAWEI Mate 30 series. Besides, it was also shown on OnePlus 7 series models in the first half of this year. Pro is the abbreviation of the English word Professional, which means a Pro phone will be more professional and high-end in its performance and more expensive. The typical examples are OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
Typical model: HUAWEI Phones
Mate has the meaning of companion and assistant when it is translated into Chinese. In a way, a mobile phone has exactly become an essential part of our daily life. The well-known HUAWEI Mate series mainly features business functions. It is worthy to wait that the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 30 series will be equipped with Kirin 990 chip.
Note means a notebook in English. SAMSUNG Note models’ positioning is a large screen and business. That’s why a Note phone is usually packed with a stylus. As we know, taking notes in a notebook often requires a pen.
Typical model: Xiaomi Mi Mix Phones
At present, there are only Xiaomi brand phones naming after Mix. Mi represents the Xiaomi brand, and X means exploring black technology in the future. It's worth mentioning that Xiaomi Mi Mix starts a full-screen age of smartphones. However, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 seems like mediocre and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with full slide display is nearly nonexistent. Whether the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will bring a surprise to us? We don’t know yet.
Typical model: iPhone models
Plus, this model name is widely known when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are launched at the same time. Since then, many brand smartphones are also names after Plus. Plus has the meaning of a bigger size and a larger number. A Plus model often refers to a mobile phone with a larger display, such as Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus.
Typical model: iPhone models, Xiaomi Mi Max models
Max means no biggest but bigger version. The typical representative is the Xiaomi Mi Max series and iPhone XS Max, which both focus on the large screen and big battery capacity. But only a few models name after Max.
There are also some differences between Plus and Max Phones. Plus series have different Ram with each other. A larger display smartphone will get a high configuration. Unlike Plus version, Max version has the same configuration except for the larger size screen.
Also, there are SE models (Special Edition), Edge models (Curved Screen), Pro Max phones, etc..
So, which series model will you choose when you purchase a cellphone?