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It wasn’t that long ago when Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite in the Philippines. And now, both models have received a price-cut, making them accessible to even more consumers. Thee Mi A2 is now priced at PhP13,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, that’s PhP1,000 less than its original SRP. The Mi A2 Lite now costs PhP9,490 for the 3GB/32GB variant (PhP500 less than original SRP), and PhP10,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant (PhP1,000 less than original SRP). Specifications Source

Xiaomi is expanding its lineup of Android One devices with the launch of the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Offering notable upgrades from previous versions combined, these phones are a testament of the company’s commitment to create products that deliver a premium experience with the most honest pricing. Both devices sport an 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution – The Mi A2 at 5.99-inches, and the Mi A2 Lite at 5.84-inches. The Mi A2 runs on a Snapdragon 660, along with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, while the Mi A2 Lite has a Snapdragon 625, with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board space.  For optics, the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are equipped with dual rear cameras, 12MP + 20MP for the former, and 12MP + 5MP for the latter. Both feature AI-assisted portraits and beautification. The Mi A2…

The third iteration of the Xiaomi’s Mi Max has just been made official today, and is better than ever. Meet the new Xiaomi Mi Max 3, which promises to deliver outstanding mid-range performance combined with superb longevity. The Mi Max 3 has an insanely huge 6.9-inch 18:9 display with Full HD+ resolution, and is powered by a Snapdragon 636, along with up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. At the back is the same camera setup as the Redmi Note 5 – a 12MP main sensor coupled with a secondary 5MP sensor for portrait shots. There’s also an 8MP front shooter. Of course, the Mi Max 3 wouldn’t have the Max in its name without a massive battery, and this one has a 5,500mAh power pack.  It runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is available in Black, Champagne…

Xiaomi had a huge surprise for everyone today. Apart from launching the entry level Redmi 6 and 6A, they also announced that their latest flagship, the Mi8 will also be available in the Philippines very soon! The Xiaomi Mi8 is one of the most affordable handsets that run on a Snapdragon 845 SoC. There’s a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device carries 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, and a 3,400mAh power pack that’s compatible with Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 4+ technology. At the rear are two 12MP sensors, equipped with AI scene detection and dual pixel auto-focus. There’s also a 20MP AI-assisted front camera. Other features include infrared face recognition, Dual-Band GPS, Bluetooth 5, and NFC. The device runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi8 will be available in authorized stores starting July…

To broaden its portfolio, Xiaomi has been constantly pushing more and more devices to the Philippine market in every segment. Today, we take a look at one of its newest entry-level devices, the Redmi 6A. And while it may not have the appeal of the brand’s more premium offerings, there’s still exists a large portion of users who prefer a phone that’s capable and very affordable. Unboxing The Redmi 6A’s packaging is pretty much standard – you get a charger, USB cable, the usual documentation, and a SIM Ejector. Yes. No case and headphones here. Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specs Looks Like its Price The looks of this phone speaks the price range it’s in. You get the usual 16:9 display with the thick bezels, along with a metallic finish at the back panel that’s made of plastic. The speaker is also placed in a position wherein it will most likely…

Xiaomi has once again broadened its portfolio of smartphones in the country, as it launched its newest entry-level devices, the Redmi 6 and 6A. Both devices feature a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.  Under the hood, the Redmi 5A has a Helio A22 quad-core CPU at the helm, along with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the Redmi 6 has a more powerful octa-core Helio P22 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board space. Both pack a 3,000mAh battery. For imaging, the Redmi 6 has a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera system, while the Redmi 6A sports a single 13MP sensor. Both are complimented by a 5MP front snapper with AI-assisted Portrait Mode and Beautification, and run on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A will retail for PhP5,290  for the 2GB/32GB variant, and PhP5,990 for…

Mi fans, time to shine once again, as the company is set to launch its newest entry-level devices to the Philippine market this July 18 – The Redmi 6 and 6A. Both devices feature a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi 5A is powered by a Helio A22 quad-core CPU, along with up to 2GB/3GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage, while the Redmi 6 has a more powerful octa-core Helio P22 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board space. Both pack a 3,000mAh battery. In terms of optics, the Redmi 6 has dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras, while the Redmi 6A sports a single 13MP sensor. Both are complimented by a 5MP front snapper, and run on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. While local pricing is yet to be revealed, being entry-level devices, we can expect…

Xiaomi and Vocaloid are collaborating once again in releasing a Hatsune Miku phone after last year’s Redmi Note 4X . The Mi 6X Hatsune Miku Edition is in turquoise color with the virtual idol engraved at the back, Limited only to 5,000 units, the retail box includes a 10,000 mAh power bank, a translucent case with a colored Hatsune Miku and a gift card. The Mi 6X runs MIUI 9.5 and comes with exclusive themes that any fan of the vocaloid will love. The internals are no different from the regular Xiaomi Mi 6X – Snapdragon 660 with octa-core CPU, dual 12 MP + 20 MP camera and a 5.99” Full HD+ display with 6GB ram and 64GB storage. The price of the Hatsune Miku edition package is CNY2,099 or about Php 16,858. The phone is already available for pre-order in China, and should be out by July 10. No news yet…

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, that first Redmi phone to sport a notch has just posted sample shots of its snapper.  So let’s see how its 12MP + 5MP f/2.2 aperture rear cameras with AI, PDAF focus, and LED flash do in the photos: With photos like these, the CNY 999 (~Php 8,195) for the base 3GB/32GB model sure is going to be on everyone’s radar when it hits our shores.  No news yet on when it will be out locally but as we’ve seen from the photos, the quality of the photos from the lower tiered phones is catching up quite nicely with the more expensive flagship phones of major brands. Source

Android tablets? Who wants them? How about we throw in  LTE with it? Xiaomi apparently sees a market hence, the Mi Pad 4,  The said tablet comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, LTE support and a price tag that’ll make anyone consider purchasing it. The Mi Pad 4 measures 8-inches and is light, just weighing 0.76-pounds.  Inside this metallic tablet is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660  with 3GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, microSD expansion, a 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display and more. This bare bones configuration starts at 1,499 yuan (P8,963) An extra 300 yuan (about P2,500), will give you  4GB of RAM and double the storage. But if you want to get the most bang for your buck, just add another 100 yuan (P815) and you’ll get the LTE + GPS version. At 1,499 yuan or about P12,330, the Mi Pad 4 is one of the most affordable…

The launch of the Redmi Note 5 sparked a lot of interest from Filipino consumers. And it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it priced well at PhP11,990, but it offers features that you just wouldn’t expect from a device with that price tag. Perhaps the two most notable things from this phone is that it’s powered by a Snapdragon 636, that’s the same chip that runs on more expensive mid-rangers. And guess what? You also get AI-assisted cameras. Were there compromises? How does the phone fare? Let’s find that out in this full review. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR94DopJVqk Design and Build Quality The Redmi Note 5 uses Xiaomi’s typical design language, a back with curved sides and a metallic finish that makes it easy to grip, and also makes it feel slightly less premium. You do get the usual branding, along with a fingerprint…

Apart from the flagship Mi 8, Xiaomi also unveiled the Mi 8 SE, its mid-range counterpart, and is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip, which has a multi-core AI engine that delivers up to two times better performance in AI applications compared to the previous generation, among other features. The Mi 8 SE sports a 5.88-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and an 18.7:9 aspec ratio. It has either 4GB of 6GB of RAM, along with 64GB of storage. At the back of the device is a 12MP (main) + 5MP (depth) dual camera module, complimented by a 20MP front snapper, also with AI-enhanced portrait mode. The 4GB RAM variant of the Mi 8 SE will cost 1799 Yuan (around PhP14,000) while the 6GB variant will retail for 1999 Yuan (around PhP16,000). Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs Source

Today marks another milestone for Xiaomi, as the company finally unveiled its newest flagship, the Mi 8. Apart from having the specifications that are mostly expected from its category, the device also now uses AI for imaging, and well.. they’ve joined the notch game, if that even matters to you. Oh, and it can be hidden. The Mi 8 has a 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display covered with 2.5D glass. It has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 88.5% screen-to-body ratio, and features support for an always-on display, something that we usually see on Sammy’s devices. The device is powered by no less than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, along with 6GB of RAM up to 256GB of storage, and a 3,400mAh battery. One major advancement for the Mi 8 is in the camera department. At the rear are two 12MP shooters, one a telephoto, and the other with a wide-angle lens. Like most…

Earlier today during its fan-event, Xiaomi announced the newest device that will hit Philippine shores very soon, the Redmi S2 with mid-range specs and as always, an incredibly attractive price tag. The Redmi S2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ display, and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip under the hood, along with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage expandable via microSD card. The phone houses dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras with PDAF and EIS, along with a 16MP front camera with LED flash and AI-assisted beautification. The device runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 3,080mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specs Now, we go to the price. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 will retail for only PhP7,990! which is again, a really good price for what it offers. In any case, it will be available in Lazada starting June 4, 2018. Sources 1, 2

Xiaomi had another surprise for its fans today, as apart from launching the Redmi Note 5 AI in the Philippines, the company also revealed that its latest flagship, the Mi Mix 2s is also going to be available here very soon – June to be exact. The Mi Mix 2S features 5.99-inch FHD+ display with what is probably the closest to a bezel-less design that a phone can be.  Under the hood is no less than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. For imaging, the device features dual 12MP sensors at the rear, capable of Dual Pixel PDAF, and 4-axis OIS, while a 5MP sensor is in charge of your selfies. Other features include fast-charging, Qi wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Mix Mix 2S runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, and packs a 3,400mAh…

Xiaomi has brought in a new mid-range device for its Filipino fans to enjoy, the Redmi Note 5 with an 18:9 FHD+ display, dual rear cameras with dual pixel PDAF, and AI-assisted scene detection and beautification. As Xiaomi would put it, it is their most powerful Redmi ever. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, combined with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. It runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 4,000mAh battery. At the rear is a dual camera system with  Dual Pixel PDAF and AI scene detection – composed of a 12MP main sensor,  along with a 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera on the other hand, uses a 13MP sensor, also with AI assisted beautification. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI retails for PhP11,990 and will be available in…

Today marks another fruitful day for Xiaomi, as it celebrated the launch of its newest smartphone to be offered in the Philippine market, the Redmi Note 5. Apart from using a Snapdragon 636 chip, an 18: 9 display, and dual rear cameras, this device is quite interesting as it now infuses AI into the phone’s optics. It’s in fact, termed as the “Camera Beast”. The question is, is it? can it walk the talk? here are our first thoughts. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Specs Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR94DopJVqk Design and Build Quality At first glance, the design of the Redmi Note 5 reminds me of another phone from a green brand, also with the number 5. Unlike most current phones in the mid-range segment, Xiaomi isn’t joining the notch race just yet. Unfortunately, that also means that you get  the usual bezels at the top and bottom. Despite having the feel…

After teasing its arrival, Mi Philippines has finally unveiled the next device that it will be launching in the Philippines, the Redmi Note 5 AI. The Redmi Note 5 AI boasts a Snapdragon 636 processor, along with up to 6GB of RAM (we don’t know which variant they’ll be releasing here, but we do hope to at least get the 4GB one). It also comes with either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. As for imaging, the device sports a dual rear camera system (12MP + 5MP) and a 13MP front shooter. It runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Specs Of course, the most interesting thing question would be, how much will it cost? we’ll find out very soon, as the device is set to launch in the Philippines on May 11, so stay tuned! Sources…