The Redmi sales is open again! Decided to go for the Mother's Day Bundle which comprises of Redmi, USB adaptor, Pink silicone case, Clear screen protector and XiaomiisIn-ear headset "Pistons 2" for S$197. The standard Redmi retails at S$169 and there are some savings here with a bundle. Ordered an additional Clear screen protector.
As usual, Danboard receives the arrival of the second Redmi. Note that Redmi does not come with a Danboard, you might find a MiBunny if you are lucky.
Xiaomi Redmi pink silicone soft gel case.
I can't choose the colour since it is Mother's Day bundle, its default to pink.
The bundle came with 1 pack of Clear screen protector. Scored an additional pack only to realize that each pack comes with 2pcs of screen protectors.
The standard Redmi kit comes with 2 microSIM adaptors. Redmi uses standard SIM unlike Samsung and iPhones.
Mi In-Ear Headphones (IF Special Edition)
The Mother's Day Bundle comes with the new in-ear earphones which retails at only $19.99. But do not undermine this earphones, as the "Pistons 2" are highly rated equivalent to branded earphones. Check out the review here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/xiaomi-pistons-2-0-mk301
The "Pistons 2" is also a IF Design award gadget.
The "Pistons 2" is an Android-optimised headset.
Eco Redmi Package
Inside the Redmi
The Redmi sports a dual SIM slots for GSM and WCDMA. So you can put a prepaid card along with your own SIM, while travelling. Or you can put a data plan SIM along with a basic non-data mobile plan.
The standard kit comes with a 2050mAh battery pack. If you are always on the phone, you can score a backup battery for just $10 and a desktop battery charger at the same price! Xiaomi is outright frank that China manufactured gadgets are cheap and don't expect you to pay skyrocket prices for these accessories by slapping on a brand. The most honest equipment manufacterer, who dares challenge Xiaomi to that?
Booting Up to MIUI
Immediately after booting up the Redmi, you will receive a push update OTA to update your Redmi.
Pimp the Redmi with Official Accessories
Here are some photos of the Redmi from my first Redmi review.
Read more about it here: http://mybearbrick.blogspot.sg/2014/04/xiaomi-redmi-singapore-version.html
In my first Redmi review, I had highlighted its impressive BSI 8MP rear camera which captures sharp pictures with punchy colors in good light. It is a little shy in comparison to a Galaxy Note II under low light conditions. Nevertheless, a very capable camera for a cheap Android phone.
Product shots on Sony QX10
Blogged on Android
Sample photos shot on Xiaomi Redmi
Do check out my first review here: