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Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1723 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and camera. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the screen and battery, and there are some critical reviews about the apps and connectivity.

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performance, reliability, connectivity, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the usability.


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xiaomi Hongmi Note (Red Rice Note) 5.5 Inch HD IPS OGS Screen Android 3G Smartphone MTK6592 Octa-core 2GB RAM 8GB ROM 13MPXiaomi Hongmi Note (Red Rice Note) 5.5 Inch HD IPS OGS Screen Android 3G Smartphone MTK6592 Octa-core 2GB RAM 8GB ROM 13MP

Sep, 2018

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Xiaomi Redmi Note Review: Will it Become the Most Affordable Octa-core Smartphone in PH?


(Editors note: the Redmi Note reviewed in this article was acquired by the author of the article from a Hong Kong reseller, and may vary from the Philippine version that will be offered by Xiaomi when it officially lands here.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi Redmi review


Known as the Xiaomi Hongmi ("red rice," in Mandarin) in China, the dual-SIM 3G Redmi is the first handset from the company that is officially available outside of China, Taipei, and Hong Kong, and is set to retail online for both Singapore and Malaysia.

The ridiculously cheap Xiaomi Redmi has a cool UI with plenty of usable features, a good camera, and a crisp 720p display.

The Redmi lacks 4G connectivity and 3D gaming performance was sluggish.

Xiaomi's Redmi offers exceptional value for its low price, and blows all other budget handsets out of the water. If you're looking for a cheap Android smartphone without having to compromise performance, look no further.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi's Redmi Pro wants to make you a master photographer


Xiaomi is saying "yes" to dual cameras. The Chinese phonemaker's Redmi Pro uses two camera lenses on its back to take shots with Bokeh effect, that artful look that leaves some of the image in focus and beautifully blurs the rest. It's a feature seen...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Bikram Singh Negi (

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review- Best smartphone you can buy for 6K


Xiaomi Redmi 4A is an easy to use super light weight smartphone that offers tons of specs at an unmatchable price tag running on the latest Android.

• Lightweight ; • Easy to use with one hand ; • Great display with accurate colors ; • Swift in daily use ; • Best in class camera performance ; • Long lasting battery life

• Lacks fingerprint sensor ; • Looks could’ve been better

There’s no better choice available in the same price range. Specifications offered by the Redmi 4A are unmatchable and the user experience was also good. If you have a much higher budget, go for a different device, however if 6K is your bar than this...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Julia Breakey (

Xiaomi Redmi 4A review: The Little Budget Phone that Could


The Xiaomi Redmi 4A isn't the most powerful phone around, but for R1999, you're getting great battery life and sufficient processing power for the job.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is a stand-out in its budget territory. Its a sleek and stylish phone — and what it lacks in frills, it makes up for in great battery life and processing power that gets the job done. Its biggest failure is its camera, but if you’re...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : YugaTech (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review


The Xiaomi Redmi 1S definitely sets a new benchmark for smartphones in this price range. It has the looks, quality, performance, and features that normally you will find in higher-priced smartphones. It's not perfect and obviously has its limitations,...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : YugaTech (

Xiaomi Redmi Note Review


The Xiaomi Redmi Note is one of those phablets that we don't mind recommending, not just because of the specs but because of the price. At an expected price tag of around Php7,000 and with this kind of build and quality, this is almost a steal.

Aug, 2014

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The reviewer that stated the phone is unstable must have a bad version or something. Xiaomi's MIUI is slick on this phone and offers an incredible amount of customisation. Fantastic community and developer support for it too... The Google Play store...

Price, quality, xiaomi's MIUI and a great camera

Display could be a bit brighter

Jun, 2014

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The Redmi is well built, well featured, reliable and amazing value.


The english version of the Xiaomi Redmi, available in Singapore and Malaysia, overcomes all the short comings of a grey market ones imported from mainland China.

Get the english version, it works great out of the box. The MiUI is easy to use and can be tweaked as you like.

The battery is slow to charge. It is easy to place a finger across the rear speaker.

May, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000 / 3000 / 3060 / 3080 / 3120 / 3300 / 4000 / 4100
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11
Standby time (3G):240
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera flash:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 13 / 16 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13 / 14 / 8
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Rose Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:11.9 / 12.7 / 14 / 14.5 / 15.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1440 x 720 / 2160 x 1080 / 720 x 1440
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:269 / 282 / 294 / 296 / 312 / 403
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:1


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression formats:H.264,H.265,MPEG4
Video formats supported:ASP,H.264,H.265,HEVC,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.265,HEVC,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID / M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID / M4V,MP4,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
4G:No / Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / HID
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Ejection pin:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:Y
Warranty card:Y


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 308 / Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:425 / 435 / 450 / 625 / MT6589T


Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.1
Operating System Version:4.2 / 6.0.1 / 7.1.2 / 8.1


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 32
Memory card slot type:Dedicated slot
RAM capacity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.55 / 7.7 / 8.05 / 8.1 / 8.2 / 8.35 / 8.5 / 8.7 / 9.35 / 9.9
Height :13.7 / 139.2 / 139.5 / 139.9 / 140.4 / 151.8 / 153 / 158.5 / 160.7
Weight:131 / 131.5 / 137 / 150 / 157 / 158 / 170 / 180
Width:6.9 / 70 / 70.1 / 70.4 / 72.8 / 75.5 / 76.2 / 77.2