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Xiaomi Redmi / Xiaomi Hongmi / Xiaomi Red Rice

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1717 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and camera. The price and usability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the screen, while the apps and connectivity get negative reviews.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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 People 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

Oct, 2016

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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: 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

Consumer review by: ESWAR14 (






Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Bodgerx (

"Bargain "


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

Consumer review by: mc7inmelb (

"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. To begin with Google Play-store as well as the other main Google apps come preinstalled....

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

Consumer review by: cnet-com (

"Buggy unstable OS, Slow processor low RAM Reboots often"


The Xiaomi app store is the largest source of malicious code I know of. All, and I do mean all of the non-Chinese apps are pirated and full of viruses and spyware. Xiaomi blocks Google play. The operating system is extremely unstable and buggy. The...

Could be a good paperweight or used by a security researcher who wants to keep abreast about the latest viruses and spyware.

Xiaomi App store is full of viruses and spyware

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black, grey
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:312
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: Yes


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MT6589T


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.7
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