MI stands for Mission Impossible. MI stands for Xiaomi. Now, the Mi4 is out, and for its competitors, it certainly does look like Mission Impossible. Priced at just S$400 for the 16 GB variant and S$500 for the 64 GB version, this phone is shaping up to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps as a giant killer. Read on to find out more about it.
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.
Someone call the cops – Xiaomi has gone insane. The Mi3 (which is basically an LG G2 at way less than half the price. Read: VERY SOLID ‘2013 flagship material phone’) launched in Singapore retailing at a mouth-watering low of S$419. Following the launch of the One Plus One, Xiaomi decided to cut the price by $80 and gave it away for S$339. And now they’ve pushed it even further, to a whopping all-time low of S$299 following their “Summer Sale”. This is simply insanity. No one really knows how long this summer sale will last, or if it’s permanent. But … Continue reading Xiaomi does it again, the Mi3 is now only $299 off contract
Better late than never. Though in Motorola’s case, its Moto X is almost a year late into the market.
Good news Mi Fans, the Xiaomi Mi3 is now available at $339, $80 off the previous $419.
Welcome to the first issue of Ends of the Extreme, a series where we compare extremities in the smartphone market.
For this issue we take a look at why some smartphones sell out within seconds of their launch and why others end up collecting dust.
There’s no hiding that the Xiaomi Redmi took Singapore by storm when it launched a week ago. The device sold out within 8 minutes online after it launched, and just several days ago the new stock sold out yet again in 6 minutes.
Calling it a feat would be an understatement. The device sales were boosted mainly because of its unbelievably affordable $169 price tag and its above-average specs. A 4.7″ screen of 312ppi, a quad core processor, and it’s 8MP camera.