Xiaomi RedMi (HongMi) Review… A Powerful But Affordable Turbo Quad-Core Smartphone…

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What’s Up Guys.. It’s been a while… Today I am going to review the Xiaomi RemdMi or also known as Xiaomi HongMi.. So what are we waiting for, let’s begin!

First of all, I would like to thank my friend Taisun Chung for lending this device..

Here is the complete specs of the Xiaomi RedMi:

Xiaomi RedMi (HongMi) Specs:

Dual SIM / Dual Standby.
2G, & 3G HSPA+ Connectivity.
4.7 Inch (720X1280) With (320 ppi) Capacitive HD IPS Display. With Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Protection.
Android OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. With MIUI V5.
Quad-Core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6589T Turbo Quad-Core Processor. With PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.
4GB Of Internal Storage, 1GB Of RAM, And An Expandable microSD Card Slot Up To 32GB.
Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (With A2DP, And LE), microUSB 2.0 With USB OTG Support, FM Radio, GPS With A-GPS Support, And 3.5mm Headphone Jack.
8 Megapixel Autofocus Rear Camera With LED Flash. Capable Of Recording Up To 1080p@30fps FullHD Videos.
1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera. Capable Or Recording 720p@30fps HD Videos.. And..
A Removable Li-Ion 2,000mAh Battery..

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Based on what my friend told me, the package from Taiwan comes with:

– Phone
– Charger
– Manual
– Flip Cover
– Jelly Case
– 1pc. Matte Screen Protector
– 2pcs. Clear Screen Protector

1. The Quality:

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The quality for this device is great, it’s easy to hold even with just one hand..

2. The Display:

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When I looked on the screen, it renders a bright, crispy and colorful display thanks to its HD resolution.. The screen comes with an IPS panel and a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for scratch resistance..

3. The Software:

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The Device runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it comes with a heavily customized MIUI version 5.. The UI is very fast unlike other MT6589T Devices with stock Android UI.. Unlike other phones, the launcher cannot be replaced by other 3rd party launchers

4. The Hardware:

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The device is powered by Mediatek which is an MT6589T Turbo Quad-Core chipset equipped with a PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.. With this processor and GPU, you are able to play games like Candy Crush Saga, Temple Run 2, Rally Racer Drift and etc…. Based on the benchmark tests, it scores for about 17,185 points..

5. Storage:

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The device comes with 4GB of internal storage in which there is 822MB of free space for apps, and 2.11GB free for your files such as pictures, music and videos.. The ram is only 1GB and in this case, there is only 370+ MB of free space. I tried playing Piano Tiles on this device, but it lags..

6. Camera:

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The device has an 8 Megapixel rear camera with an LED Flash.. The camera is capable of recording 1080p@ 30 frames per second FullHD Videos. The quality of the photo is great, the colors are normal.. on the image below, you can see the sample shot from the phone using the rear camera.. The device
also feature a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera that is capable of recording 720@ 30 frames per second for video calls like skype. the quality of the photo for the front camera is fine. You can also see the sample image below using the front camera..

Sample Shot Using Rear Camera:

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Sample Shot Using Front Camera:

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7. Battery:

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The Device comes with a 2,000mAh removable battery.. If you will just use this device for texting and calling, it can last for a day, but if you use it for texting, calling, surfing, and playing games, it might last for 7-10 hours..

8. Final Rating:

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This device is great for its price.. For only 7,300 pesos, you get a phone with decent specs.. The only problem is the RAM.. It would be nice if the device came with 2GB of ram… You would really notice that some games lags on this device.. Overall, my rating for this device is 8 out of 10 stars.. Good Job Xiaomi! Keep Up The Good Work!

Well, that’s it for my review of the Xiaomi RedMI… See you again next time… Peace Out And God Bless To Everyone!

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