Sony yesterday launched their mid-range device, Xperia T3, the stunning new quad-core smartphone created exclusively for those looking to stand out from the crowd. Beautifully crafted in a stainless steel frame, the Xperia T3 is a light and ultra-slim sensation that’s just as pleasing to hold, as it is to look at. Available since yesterday, it is retailing off-contract for S$498.
What is the kind of phone which comes to your mind when it is priced at S$169? Budget phones which are barely functional with unresponsive touchscreens and begin to lag after weeks of use? For too long, this has been the kind of standard which consumers have come to expect and Xiaomi has shattered this perception with their budget phone, the Redmi, also known as the Hongmi in China. Even at such low prices, the Redmi manages to pack in a power seen in mid-range phones into a dirt-cheap device.
Better late than never. Though in Motorola’s case, its Moto X is almost a year late into the market.
The Redmi 1S, a slightly upgraded version of the wildly popular Redmi, will be available in the coming weeks. Update: The 1s will be available on 8 July for $169 alongside the Redmi Note