Xiaomi released Mi4 in Beijing

Every year , Xiaomi introduces new smartphones in the annual events and this year it’s turn to Mi 4.

Mi4

Let’s check with the specs first:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor
  • 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM
  • 16/64GB eMMC 5.0
  • 5-inch 1080p Sharp / JDI OGS full lamination display
  • 13MP rear and 8MP front Sony stacked CMOS camera
  • 3080 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery

Is it surprising you? Well, I know most people are not because we have seen the similar specs on several smartphones already, such as OnePlus One,Samsung Galaxy S5 and some other popular flagship products. In fact some manufactures have released the upgraded version of products which use Snapdragon 805 instead. Thus, this time Mi4 can’t entitle the name of “top performance Android phone” in the world though it still highlights the words in the official website.

Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?
Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?

However,as the price tag is still placed at RMB1999(16GB)/RMB2499(64GB),it’d be very competitive compared to those with similar performances from Samsung/HTC/LG.

Xiaomi seems to change the strategy from building up with the latest hardwares to building with better designs. Continue reading

Newly revised MaxisONE Plans coming

Maxis introduced MaxisONE Plan just about  one month ago and now the revised plans are officially released.

Revised MaxisONE™ plan

Compared to the old plan,MaxisONE Plan now has the real limitlessness for all local calls & SMS while MaxisONE Plan Lite only enjoys for the On-Net calls & SMS.

It can’t be denied that Maxis definitely makes better plans and it does attract some group of people who are still busy calling/SMS every day. I believe youngsters will not be interested in these plans as they’re living with data. Continue reading

U Mobile introduces Quickpay

Recently Quickpay,a Malaysian version of Square (a mobile Point-of-Sales system which is popular in USA),was introduced by U Mobile to their existing users for collecting payment with mobility.

It’s very simple to put in use. First,you have to pay RM250 to get the Quickpay device.After that,you need to install the free app into your mobile device(iOS/Android). After all,run the app and insert the device into your audio jack . Voila, you now can start to collect your payment.

Click it to view the full picture.
Click it to view the full picture.

There’s no hidden charge or monthly fee for the service,only as low as 2.20% of merchant discount rate(MDR) per transaction.

A little talk about cameras in smartphones

Nowadays I found a lot of people have many expectations on the shooting quality of their cameras on the smartphones and thus, most smartphone makers from Apple to Samsung, HTC and even start-up companies in China like Xiaomi are always advertising how good their smartphones can make photos.

Actually we can’t expect too much on that. Let me simply explain it.

The picture quality of a smartphone’s camera highly depends on 3 elements :

  • CMOS
  • Lens
  • Software Solution

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Xiaomi Mi3 will restock for sales on 27 May 2014

The overwhelming response for selling of Xiaomi Mi 3 in Malaysia is definitely expected . Due to the very good response, Xiaomi had decided to open another sales on 27 May 2014,one week right after the latest one. This time,totally 6,000 units will be available to grab.

Mi 3 for sales

As what we heard before, the 3 biggest mobile service providers : Maxis, Celcom and Digi will distribute Mi 3 too. Now DiGi opens register of interest days ago and said that Mi 3 will be available on Digi’s online store on 27 May 2014 too.

DiGi Mi3
Click to go to Digi Mi 3 website.

Maxis is the second telco disclosed the PREORDER information for Mi 3.Yes, 30 May will be the date.

Maxis Mi 3

So where is Celcom now?

Xiaomi Mi3 starts to sell in Malaysia tomorrow

Xiaomi,one of the fastest growing “mobile Internet company”,finally landed in Malaysia few months ago after having business in Singapore . Today they officially hold an event to introduce Mi3,the latest flagship smartphone from Xiaomi to Malaysians.

Mi3 Malaysia

Mi3 has several top specifications in the current market: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB(Quad core 2.3Ghz) CPU with Adreno 330 GPU,2GB RAM with 16GB flash memory,13Mpixel F2.2 28mm back camera & 2Mpixel front camera(both support 1080P video recording),5 inch IPS Retina display with 441PPI.About the network,it works with 2G & 3G(DC-HSPA+ up to 42Mbps) and 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz WiFi.The current OS is MIUI V5( customized on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean),but it’s developing on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat recently and should be available in a very short period.

Weight & Dimension

Mi3 will start to sell at RM889 on the official website from 12PM 20 May 2014 and it will initiate only 4,000 units for the first batch.

So if you wanna get one , you’d better to prepare everything that Xiaomi recommends you to do first before it starts .Here’s the tips:

Good Luck!

Update:

The response was super hot this noon. Mi 3 had been sold out in 17 minutes in Malaysia. That’s sad to those people who are willing to get it. Well , no choice but waiting for next chance.