Xiaomi http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/reviews en-MY The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-confirmed-ship-april-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up and catch up on all you might have missed over the week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve mis" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aw2.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the weekend and since many of you will soon either take a break and shut yourself off from the world (and the world wide web), or party the nights away, take a moment to catch up on the top news of the week.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We saw the Apple Watch&rsquo;s official unveil in Q3 last year, and have since been waiting for it to hit the mass market. But now, there&rsquo;s finally a date (well, more like a definitive month) we can all look forward to. Tim Cook has announced that the smartwatch will hit retail stores sometime in April this year, and this news has got our excitement levels up high.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">It&rsquo;s official: Apple Watch will ship in April, says Tim Cook</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April " alt="Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw1.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t be fooled &ndash; this isn&rsquo;t an iPhone. Rather, it&rsquo;s the new Blade S6 smartphone launched by ZTE. But although some of the phone&rsquo;s physical features are similar to that of the iPhone, there&rsquo;s more to the Blade S6 than meets the eye. It&rsquo;s a device made for the youthful, and that&rsquo;s very evident in its features and user interface. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature">Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone " alt="ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw3.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s become quite obvious that Xiaomi&rsquo;s trying to take on the world&rsquo;s top smartphone maker &ndash; Apple. According to Xiaomi&rsquo;s media development director, the company&rsquo;s working on a Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program that lets you hand in your iPhone 5s or older iPhone for the Xiaomi Mi Note and your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/you-might-soon-be-able-trade-your-iphone-xiaomi-mi-note/news">Surrender your iPhones, trade them in for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note Pro&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro" alt="Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw4.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentine&#039;s Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Motorola Moto X and the Moto 360 are just a few gadgets many have been eyeing. And now, thanks to a Motorola sale, you&rsquo;ll be able to get your hands on these devices for a discounted price. They make pretty Valentine&#39;s Day gifts, but there are some terms and conditions you&rsquo;ll have to comply with.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news">Get your wallets ready &ndash; Motorola&rsquo;s devices are going on sale&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentines’ Day " alt="Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentines’ Day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw5.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Gear VR headset might only work with the company&rsquo;s Galaxy Note 4 for now, but sources have leaked that this could soon be extended to include the purported Galaxy S6 and S Edge smartphones. We&rsquo;ll probably have to wait till MWC 2015 to find out if there&rsquo;s any truth to this claim.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s-edge-will-reportedly-support-gear-vr/news">Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge will reportedly support Gear VR</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge " alt="Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw6.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-confirmed-ship-april-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Motorola Samsung Xiaomi ZTE Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1459056 at http://www.stuff.tv Surrender your iPhones, trade them in for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note Pro http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/you-might-soon-be-able-trade-your-iphone-xiaomi-mi-note/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s a bold move, if the company’s actually working on this program </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="You might soon be able to trade-in your iPhone for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note Pro " alt="You might soon be able to trade-in your iPhone for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note P" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mip.jpeg?1422245376" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For years, Xiaomi&rsquo;s been a mobile underdog, trying to gain market share with its cheap but spec filled devices. But in more recent times, the Chinese company&rsquo;s been expanding its reach across other Asian markets, garnering the name &ldquo;Apple of China&rdquo;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/you-might-soon-be-able-trade-your-iphone-xiaomi-mi-note/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/you-might-soon-be-able-trade-your-iphone-xiaomi-mi-note/news#comments Mi Note Mi Note Pro Mobile (iPhone) Smartphones Xiaomi Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:29:15 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458504 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini has more than one function http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-box-mini-has-more-one-function/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Chinese mobile device maker also unveils a mini set-top box alongside its new phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini has more than one function " alt="Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini has more than one function " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mibox.jpg?1421405142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Less than 24 hours ago, Xiaomi wow-ed the world with its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-new-xiaomi-note-aims-beat-iphone-6-plus-form-and-factor/news">newest smartphone line-up, the Xiaomi Note and the Xiaomi Note Pro</a>. And for a good added measure, a set of trendy headphones too.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-box-mini-has-more-one-function/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-box-mini-has-more-one-function/news#comments Xiaomi Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:47:38 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457791 at http://www.stuff.tv The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its affordability mantra http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-note-portrays-vastly-different-xiaomi-deviates-its-affordability-mantra/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The era of affordable Xiaomi smartphones might be coming to an end, says Tein Hee Seow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its affordability mantra" alt="The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its afford" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Xiaomi%20Mi%20Note%20Pro.jpg?1421386249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">From 15 January, the landscape of value-for-money smartphones has changed, and not exactly for the better. Ironically, it&rsquo;ll be led by Xiaomi, a company that challenged the norms of premium prices for high-end devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">To be honest, it&rsquo;s actually justifiable rage. For the last two years, the Chinese company that&rsquo;s often compared to Apple for its similar looking products and culture has followed one very important mantra - affordability. The Mi smartphones pride themselves on not just that, but also the above average hardware and exceptional user experience they deliver.</p> <p dir="ltr">So what if the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-mi3/review">Xiaomi Mi3</a> wasn&rsquo;t using top-notch processors or packed with a crazy amount of memory? The important thing was, it worked, and it worked damn well without busting your budget.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-mi3/review">Xiaomi Mi3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The Xiaomi Note unveiling, however, has created a brand new perspective - the base model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 16GB of internal storage, 5.7in full HD display, 13MP rear camera (by Sony) and a 4MP front camera. Awfully familiar specs, if you compare it against another hot favourite amongst Android users - the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The slightly larger screen, dual-SIM support and that crazy thin 6.95mm body? Probably explains why the Xiaomi Note&rsquo;s CNY2299 (RM1321) is pricier than the US$300 (RM1074) OnePlus One.</p> <p>The other surprise would be the Xiaomi Note Pro, a behemoth of a device that puts everything but the kitchen sink in. That 5.7in 2K screen, 4GB of RAM made possible by the latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, and massive speed boost from the LTE-Cat 9 support are definitely epic. And so is the CNY3299 (RM1900) price tag for it.</p> <p>From all perspectives, it seems like Xiaomi, now firmly cemented in the minds of consumers, is on a route to reap the long-awaited profit with its new pricing strategy. For the last two years, the brand loyalty and awareness it has built, both in China and globally, came with a steep price though - a wafer-thin profit margin of 1.8 per cent, which is nowhere near Apple or Samsung&rsquo;s massive 28.7 per cent (in 2013) and 18.7 per cent respectively.</p> <p>For its global expansion plan to really take off, Xiaomi has to fully utilise its popularity and increase its profit margin. That moment is now, with the Xiaomi Note and Note Pro&rsquo;s pricing strategy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi Mi Note dual-SIM support" alt="The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its afford" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Mi%20Note%20dual-SIM.jpg?1421386249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">To be fair, getting the same class of hardware from other Android makers like Samsung, LG, Sony or HTC is going to cost more than RM2000. So Xiaomi hasn&rsquo;t really lost track of its initial mantra - to make high quality smartphones that are crazy affordable.</p> <p dir="ltr">Case in point, the Xiaomi Note Pro&#39;s pricing is still in line with the same mission statement that made it the<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/30/7130753/xiaomi-becomes-worlds-third-biggest-smartphone-maker-without-leaving-asia" target="_blank"> third largest smartphone maker in the world</a> and <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2014/12/15/xiaomi-profit-margins-samsung-china/" target="_blank">crushed Samsung&rsquo;s hope of being the top dog in China</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Plus, its customised MIUI interface is still the reason why Mi fans remain staunch supporters of the Mi smartphones. Frequent updates, new features based on user feedback and the strong engagement towards its fanbase by Xiaomi have become an amazing case study for loyalty retention among consumers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi MIUI" alt="The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its afford" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20MIUI.jpg?1421386249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Smartphones aside, the Chinese company has also shown that it still has affordable, and more importantly, interesting gizmos under its wings. The Mi Headphones, priced at CNY499 (RM290), and the compact Mi Box mini that costs a mere CNY199 (RM115), are definite proof that Xiaomi still has the consumer&rsquo;s interest in mind.</p> <p dir="ltr">But change is definitely coming. Because while Xiaomi is still on track to provide the best smartphones at affordable prices and fiercely loyal to its fanbase and receptive to their feedback, it is still, first and foremost, a company that needs to maintain a healthy profit margin. I won&rsquo;t be surprised if a few Mi fans leave the fold and decide Xiaomi is no longer their favourite brand once the company begins to value profit over user experience. </p> <p>But don&rsquo;t cry foul when the next Xiaomi device might exceed your limited budget - because you can&#39;t please everyone, and Xiaomi has done a fantastic job pleasing the majority of its fans.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi Mi Box mini" alt="The Xiaomi Note portrays a vastly different Xiaomi that deviates from its afford" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Mi%20Box%20mini.jpg?1421386249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-note-portrays-vastly-different-xiaomi-deviates-its-affordability-mantra/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-note-portrays-vastly-different-xiaomi-deviates-its-affordability-mantra/feature#comments Android Opinion Smartphones Stuff Says Xiaomi Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:08:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1457786 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-new-xiaomi-note-aims-beat-iphone-6-plus-form-and-factor/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi also took the opportunity to unveil its Xiaomi Note Pro and a set of headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " alt="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiaomenote1.jpg?1421977431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After days of speculation, Xiaomi has finally put <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/chances-xiaomi-launching-mi5-tomorrow-very-high/news">all sorts of rumours about its latest flagship product</a> to rest by taking the wraps off the (we <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-could-be-unveiling-new-flagship-note-next-few-hours/news">guessed it right the second time around</a>) Xiaomi Note at a press launch in Beijing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Pro version.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And remember how we told you the company&rsquo;s also set to unveil another product at the event? That has some truth to it. In true blue Apple style, it&#39;s also revealed the Xiaomi Note Pro, a Snapdragon 810 version of the Xiaomi Note.</p> <p>It will come out of the box with 4GB of RAM, LTE-Cat 9 support, and a 2K screen, amongst other features. Oh, and be prepared to fork out a whopping CNY3299 (RM1900) for this device.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-red-army-budget-smartphone-dominator/news">The problem with selling 5000 units of Xiaomi Redmi Note within 42 seconds in Singapore</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " alt="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xnote2.jpg?1421977431" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another gizmo.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But wait, there&rsquo;s more. It&rsquo;s also unveiled a set of headphones (yes, it&rsquo;s beaten <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature">Apple/Beats</a> in releasing one). The headphones comes in a stylish black and gold combination and costs CNY499 (around RM287).</p> <p>But no word&rsquo;s out on exactly when they will reach our shores. We&rsquo;ll update the story as soon as we get our hands on that information.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-mi-pad-might-soon-land-singapore-shores/news">Xiaomi&#39;s Mi Pad might soon land on Singapore shores&nbsp;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " alt="Xiaomi’s new Xiaomi Note aims to beat the iPhone 6 Plus in form and factor " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/headp.jpg?1421977431" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi&#039;s iPhone 6 Plus killer is official </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New year, new Xiaomi phablet to set your geek hearts on fire </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xnote2_1.jpg?1421977431" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-new-xiaomi-note-aims-beat-iphone-6-plus-form-and-factor/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-new-xiaomi-note-aims-beat-iphone-6-plus-form-and-factor/news#comments Android Smartphones Xiaomi Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:37:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457707 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi could be unveiling a new flagship Note in the next few hours http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-could-be-unveiling-new-flagship-note-next-few-hours/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you shouldn’t be confusing it with the Redmi Note </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi could be unveiling a new flagship Note in the next few hours" alt="Xiaomi could be unveiling a new flagship Note in the next few hours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/not5_1.jpg?1421290689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s a stroke of genius really, hiding two hints within a single clue. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking about none other than Xiaomi, which <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MiSingaporeOfficial?fref=ts" target="_blank">took to its Facebook page yesterday</a> to announce that the new flagship product it will be releasing (in a couple of hours) is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/chances-xiaomi-launching-mi5-tomorrow-very-high/news">not the purported Mi5</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-could-be-unveiling-new-flagship-note-next-few-hours/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-could-be-unveiling-new-flagship-note-next-few-hours/news#comments Android Phablets Smartphones Xiaomi Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:43:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457674 at http://www.stuff.tv UPDATED: Xiaomi confirms that the device launching tomorrow isn't the Mi5 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/chances-xiaomi-launching-mi5-tomorrow-very-high/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite image leaks of the Mi5, Xiaomi says it&#039;s NOT5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="UPDATED: Xiaomi confirms that the device launching tomorrow isn&#039;t the Mi5" alt="UPDATED: Xiaomi confirms that the device launching tomorrow isn&#039;t the Mi5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/not5_0.jpg?1421219805" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UPDATED 14/01/15, 3.00pm: Xiaomi took to its Facebook page (literally just a few minutes ago) to reveal that the device you&#39;re anticipating to launch tomorrow is [drumroll] NOT the Xiaomi Mi5.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaks, leaks, and more leaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The images not only give us a sneak peek at how the device will look, it also spills the beans of some of the unit&rsquo;s specs since it was shown running the AnTuTu 4 benchmark. The images show that the smartphone will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 instead of the previously rumored Snapdragon 805 or 810 and will house 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB.</p> <p>In addition, it received an AnTuTu score of 46,866 despite its &ldquo;average&rdquo; chipset, putting it above the HTC One (E8), which scored 46,857 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, coming in at 46,824. But no other information of its display or camera parameters was specified.</p> <p>Past leaks have suggested that the device will boast a slight 2.5d curve to its 5.5in to 5.7in display, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news">practically no side bezels</a>, and a 5.1mm slim frame. Exciting, eh? Calm your nerves; we&rsquo;re about <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hold-your-breath-there-s-new-xiaomi-flagship-device-coming/news">24 hours away from the truth</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hold-your-breath-there-s-new-xiaomi-flagship-device-coming/news">Wallets at the ready, there&#39;s a new Xiaomi device coming</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi5_images_leak_along_with_antutu_5_score-news-10743.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomis_next_flagship_promises_to_be_extremely_thin-news-10704.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, images: <a href="http://www.weibo.com/tuilie" target="_blank">Weibo</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The chances of Xiaomi launching the Mi5 tomorrow is very high" alt="The chances of Xiaomi launching the Mi5 tomorrow is very high" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/weiboleak.jpg?1421219805" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/chances-xiaomi-launching-mi5-tomorrow-very-high/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/chances-xiaomi-launching-mi5-tomorrow-very-high/news#comments Android Smartphones Xiaomi Wed, 14 Jan 2015 02:55:29 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457560 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi’s Mi Pad might soon land on Singapore and Malaysia shores http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-mi-pad-might-soon-land-singapore-shores/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The long anticipated device was spotted on IDA’s Equipment Search List </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s Mi Pad might soon land on Singapore shores " alt="Xiaomi’s Mi Pad might soon land on Singapore shores " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mipad.jpeg?1420795814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We saw the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/xiaomi-unveils-tablet-mi-pad/news">Xiaomi Mi Pad being unveiled</a> at the company&rsquo;s CNCC event in Beijing sometime in May last year, and we&rsquo;ve not heard a word of its local release since then. But now, there&rsquo;s a reason to hope it hits our shores.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-mi-pad-might-soon-land-singapore-shores/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-s-mi-pad-might-soon-land-singapore-shores/news#comments Android Tablets Xiaomi Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:47:49 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457138 at http://www.stuff.tv Wallets at the ready, there’s a new Xiaomi flagship device coming http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hold-your-breath-there-s-new-xiaomi-flagship-device-coming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you’ll see it as soon as January 15 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hold your breath, there’s a new Xiaomi flagship device coming" alt="Hold your breath, there’s a new Xiaomi flagship device coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/miui.jpg?1420690797" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/feast-your-eyes-new-and-official-xiaomi-redmi-2/news">Xiaomi Redmi 2</a> is the only device the Chinese mobile manufacturer has in store for you this month? Think again.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hold-your-breath-there-s-new-xiaomi-flagship-device-coming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hold-your-breath-there-s-new-xiaomi-flagship-device-coming/news#comments Android Smartphones Xiaomi Thu, 08 Jan 2015 03:38:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457009 at http://www.stuff.tv Feast your eyes on the new and official Xiaomi Redmi 2 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/feast-your-eyes-new-and-official-xiaomi-redmi-2/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The second version of the wildly popular smartphone builds on the best of its predecessor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Feast your eyes on the new and official Xiaomi Redmi 2 " alt="Feast your eyes on the new and official Xiaomi Redmi 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiao.1.jpg?1420436908" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Xiaomi has ushered in the New Year with the launch of a new device, and it didn&rsquo;t quite need the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2015">CES 2015</a> tech show as a platform to showcase its latest flagship, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 (also known as Hongmi 2 in China).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What are the upgrades? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But under the hood, there&rsquo;s a major upgrade &ndash; look and you&#39;ll find a 64-bit Qualcomm 410 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded with 32GB microSD cards.</p> <p>Its user interface runs on Xiaomi&rsquo;s customised Android distribution, MIUI 6, but what&rsquo;s so special about it is that it also now supports dual 4G LTE connectivity, TDD and FDD. But since TDD is not used in Malaysia, locals can only enjoy 4G connectivity on a single SIM card slot.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no word on its local pricing yet, but based on currency conversion (it costs CNY700 in China), it should cost around RM396, which is around the price of the original Xiaomi Redmi. China will be the first to get it on January 9, so it shouldn&rsquo;t hit our shores much later than that.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice too &ndash; it is said to come in a spectrum of colour choices including yellow, pink, green, white, and black. Have your pick.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news">Get excited - the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 seems to be bezel-free&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_2_official_with_dualsim_4g_connectivity-news-10637.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Feast your eyes on the new and official Xiaomi Redmi 2 " alt="Feast your eyes on the new and official Xiaomi Redmi 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xiao.2.jpg?1420436908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/feast-your-eyes-new-and-official-xiaomi-redmi-2/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/feast-your-eyes-new-and-official-xiaomi-redmi-2/news#comments Android Redmi Smartphones Xiaomi Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:07:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456669 at http://www.stuff.tv 2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU http://www.stuff.tv/my/2014-review-stories-matter-you/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A year later, we revisit the big news that caught your attention </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" alt="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff%20logo.jpg?1420014136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f44-5cd8-dc09-11441609adae">The year passed by pretty quickly, and you&rsquo;ve been a big part of it.</p> <p>As we look back at the year in passing, these are the moments when you, the reader, truly found value in the stories we did. And why not, because these are the stories that truly matter to you. Just in case you missed it, have a look at the news, features and reviews that made the headlines in the year 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The secrets of WhatsApp, revealed! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f44-98db-4f0e-5318b9f04b7c">Did he see my message? Why hasn&rsquo;t she replied? The burning questions that arose when the insidious blue ticks were silently included in an update to WhatsApp. What you didn&rsquo;t know, was that there were more secret features within the messaging app. How did we know? Because everyone shared the heck out of that story on Facebook and Twitter. We&rsquo;ve even received a few thank you notes for the WhatsApp enlightenment.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature">11 secret features that exist in WhatsApp</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The secrets of WhatsApp, revealed!" alt="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp_0_1.jpg?1420014136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saving your iPhone battery, one tip at a time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f49-81ee-3e9b-6c27d694e5d4">The biggest first-world problem: a battery that doesn&rsquo;t last through a day. This is even more so for iPhone users who would carry multiple battery packs to keep the phone juiced up. We had a solution for that, and it was just a few simple tweaks that would have surprised you. If you missed this story (we&rsquo;re not sure why, it was huge), it&rsquo;s time to take a look at it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">23 ways you&#39;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery on iOS 8</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Saving your iPhone battery, one tip at a time" alt="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lowbatt.png?1420014136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi - the rising star </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f4a-4638-62e5-f1e7c90e04da">The Chinese company is now the most valuable tech startup, all thanks to you. Because you&rsquo;ve been keeping an eye on Xiaomi&rsquo;s growth here, anything related to the Chinese company, from reviews to news, became a hot topic. If anything, the numbers say it best - the Xiaomi Redmi was the second most read review, while secret features of the MIUI got you clicking.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-redmi/review">Xiaomi Redmi review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/7-secret-xiaomi-miui-features-youre-not-aware/feature">10 secret Xiaomi MIUI features that you&#39;re not aware of</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Xiaomi - the rising star" alt="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Redmi%20Main_0.jpg?1420014136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s still the winner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f4c-ab79-7be2-bcf133ad268f">Why? Because you have been devouring our Apple stories with a hunger like no other. In this year alone, the Apple iPhone 6 was our most popular review. And apparently, you were very eager to find out how much the new iPhones cost and how you can get them, because right after the announcements went live, everyone went ballistic over the availability of the new iPhones. We know this to be true - the iPhones are still the Apple of your eye.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple’s still the winner" alt="2014 Review: the stories that matter to YOU" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iPhone-6-review-main_0_1.png?1420014136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onwards to 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f5017507-9f5f-8b40-d796-952f1e72a279">You&rsquo;ve shared the big moments with us, through the days and nights when we bring you the latest happenings in the tech industry. As we end 2014, it&rsquo;s time to give thanks to the readers who have made a difference in our lives.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re going to start 2015 with a big bang? How? With live reports from the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas. Expect more wearable tech, connected homes and more great tech innovations starting in the first week of 2015!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015">All the CES 2015 news, right here!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/2014-review-stories-matter-you/feature#comments Apple Smartphones Xiaomi Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:56:31 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456382 at http://www.stuff.tv Leak suggesting Xiaomi making laptops next isn't true http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 30/12: Xiaomi has spoken - the purported leaked image isn&#039;t real </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" alt="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiaomi%20laptop.jpg?1419955797" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Update 30/12/14:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/30/7467819/xiaomi-didnt-copy-the-macbook-air-yet" target="_blank">The Verge reported</a>&nbsp;that the purported leaked image of a Xiaomi laptop looking very similar to a MacBook Air is not true, with Xiaomi&#39;s spokesperson denying that the laptop is a Xiaomi product.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linux, perhaps? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The laptop doesn&#39;t run Windows, apparently, which makes sense as it would hike up prices. Instead it would run on a Xiaomi-customised version of Linux.</p> <p>What it runs on: an Intel Haswell i7-4500U processor and a generous 2 x8GB dual-channel memory.</p> <p>The display will be a 15-inch 1080p capable one though no other specs have been known, such as what type of storage it&#39;ll come with. Since the other specs are rather premium, it&#39;s likely Xiaomi might cut corners where that is concerned.</p> <p>As for pricing, it&#39;s likely to cost around 2,999 yuan (RM1,691). Not a bad price at all for specs like those and the usage of Linux will keep prices down, though you wonder at what cost to Xiaomi&#39;s margins?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hp/hp-s-slim-omen-gaming-laptop-sets-its-sights-razer-blade/news">HP&#39;s Omen a good sign for gaming</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gizmochina.com/2014/12/28/xiaomi-laptop-leak/" target="_blank">GizmoChina</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" alt="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xiaomi%20laptop%20preview.jpg?1419955797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news#comments Laptops Xiaomi Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:51:47 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1456333 at http://www.stuff.tv Read this and you'll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 December http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Best of all, the free advice we&#039;re dispensing applies to every Xiaomi device you&#039;ve been dying to get </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 December" alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Xiaomi%20bundle%20Malaysia.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve brought you our guide to getting the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuff-s-essential-guide-getting-samsung-galaxy-note-4-malaysia/feature">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature">Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus</a> in Malaysia. But considering the fact that these smartphones are available from the telcos, you don&rsquo;t have to do much online hogging to nab your unit.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Xiaomi promises, it delivers. And Xiaomi doesn&rsquo;t make any announcements more prominent than through <a href="https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiMalaysia?fref=ts" target="_blank">its Facebook page</a>. The first thing you should do when it&rsquo;s nearing flash sale time is to head over to the website and check for any sort of updates &ndash; we highly recommend it. It&rsquo;ll keep you in time check with posts ahead of its flash sales, and we&rsquo;re pretty sure there&rsquo;ll be notifications should Xiaomi encounter any online glitches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page" alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Malaysia%20Facebook%20page.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set-up your Mi account before hand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you already do the above, you&rsquo;ll know exactly how many units Xiaomi will have on hand during its flash sale. For you, that means beating all the other people in the online queue to get one ASAP. &nbsp;</p> <p>To do that, you&rsquo;ll need to be prepared. You&rsquo;ll require a Mi account before you can purchase any Xiaomi device, so instead of waiting till the very last minute possible before the flash sale, set it up in advance &ndash; it&rsquo;s all about forward thinking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Set-up your Mi account before hand " alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misignup.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;ve got Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc. Use whatever web browsers you need if you desperately want to own a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G by the time the clock strikes 12.01pm. Open up the link to the stock page on all the browsers before 12pm and keep refreshing them until it changes from &ldquo;out of stock&rdquo; to &ldquo;add to cart&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fill in your details and if it says &ldquo;server is busy&rdquo; or you encounter some error, jump on to another browser and get going at it again quickly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp; </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-attempts-assuage-privacy-fears-moving-user-data-out-china/news">Xiaomi attempts to assuage privacy fears</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " alt="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brow.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3G vs 4G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those of you still sticking on to your 3G plans, here&rsquo;s a point to note &ndash; the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will not be compatible with your plan. Well, it will but you won&rsquo;t get 4G speeds. If that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re after, you should consider signing up with your telco (or another) for a 4G plan.</p> <p>Our suggestion &ndash; go with one of those that gives you a $0 smartphone, then sell that at market price or even for a small profit. That&rsquo;ll surely cover the cost of your Redmi Note 4G.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get one from an online forum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes s*** happens. Even if you&rsquo;ve set up an account beforehand and have been on stand-by minutes before you need to get your nimble fingers clicking, you don&rsquo;t end up with a Xiaomi due to the basics of economics &ndash; the law of demand versus supply.</p> <p>Xiaomi&rsquo;s devices are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi-malaysia-starts-selling-tomorrow-bringing-xiaomi-redmi-1s-next-month/news">known for getting snapped up in seconds</a>&nbsp;(we&rsquo;re not kidding when we say that). People have previously expressed their disappointment with Xiaomi, especially when they couldn&rsquo;t log into their accounts as a result of the high volume traffic.</p> <p>But if you didn&rsquo;t manage to score yourselves a Redmi Note 4G tomorrow and desperately need one urgently, fret not. Check out <a href="http://forums.lowyat.net/" target="_blank">forums such as those on Lowyat.net</a>, because there might be some people selling them there for a small margin.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d advice you to get your hands on one if the price difference from retail is between RM50-RM100 but if it&rsquo;s anything more than RM200 and you&rsquo;re seriously thinking of paying that price for it, you&#39;re on your own.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1614" height="777" title="Get one from an online forum " alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lowyat%20forums.png?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read the ultimate cheat sheet to get the Xiaomi Mi Band </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heed our advice to nab the affordable fitness tracker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mi%20Band%20Cover.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature#comments Phablets Redmi Smartphones Xiaomi Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:45:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453365 at http://www.stuff.tv The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-power-bank-offers-16000mah-juice-pittance/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi raises the bar (and the battery capacity) with its new mega huge power bank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance" alt="The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiaomi%20cover.jpg?1418358108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever felt that your power bank just doesn&rsquo;t pack anywhere near enough juice for your mobile devices? If Xiaomi&rsquo;s new 16,000mAh power bank doesn&rsquo;t solve your problem, then we&#39;re afraid nothing can.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-9eac8848-3c60-14ea-0054-7c942266020b">Mark your calendars, Xiaomi&rsquo;s long awaited battery will be hitting our shores this 16 December during their customary flash sale. Don&rsquo;t forget that you can shoot for the Mi Band too as it&rsquo;s released at the same time.</p> <p dir="ltr">But back to the power bank: this behemoth of a battery isn&rsquo;t quite as scary as it looks; it measures 145 x 60.4 x 22mm and weighs 350g. As you can see from the picture below it&rsquo;s roughly the length of an outstretched palm. So it&rsquo;s hefty, but at least it isn&rsquo;t crazy big and heavy, and shouldn&rsquo;t be much of a burden in your bag.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">This is Xiaomi&rsquo;s first power bank with dual USB outputs, which support 5.1V and 2.1A charging individually. When both ports are in use, it has a maximum output of 3.6A. It also supports fast charging thanks to a 5V, 2.0A USB input. Despite the massive capacity you can get a full charge with a 5V, 2A charger in nine hours, as opposed to almost 15 hours on 1A chargers &ndash; like those that come stock with the iPhone.</p> <p dir="ltr">As with its previous efforts, you can count on the build quality of the 16,000mAh power bank to be excellent, and in no way does it look the part of a RM79 battery &ndash; yes you heard that right, all the power in the world in your hand for the price of a steak. No prizes for guessing which one gives you better mileage. And value, for that matter.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you carry multiple power-chugging devices like a phablet or a tablet, then this is essential for your sanity if you&rsquo;re out and about most of the time. It is available now, but only if you purchase a&nbsp;Power Bundle (retailing from&nbsp;<strong>RM614 to RM668</strong>).&nbsp;Xiaomi is also giving out three power banks in their Facebook contest <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MiSingaporeOfficial/posts/818085148232588" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-band-fitness-tracker-may-cost-less-meals-you-are-keeping-track/news" target="_blank">Xiaomi&rsquo;s Mi Band goes on sale on 16 December</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Barely fits onto the palm of your hand" alt="The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/size.jpg?1418358108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-power-bank-offers-16000mah-juice-pittance/news#comments Xiaomi Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:43:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455180 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi’s new Mi Band fitness tracker costs less than the meals you are keeping track of http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-band-fitness-tracker-costs-less-meals-you-are-keeping-track/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At RM59, Xiaomi’s basic fitness tracker is undeniably a steal, and it has some nifty tricks to boot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Mi Band fitness tracker costs less than the meals you are keeping track of" alt="Xiaomi’s new Mi Band fitness tracker costs less than the meals you are keeping t" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mi%20Band%20Cover.jpg?1418356940" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you weren&rsquo;t sure before whether to take the plunge with a fitness band, Xiaomi is giving you way fewer reasons to say no.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And plunge you may too, with the Mi Band &ndash; it&rsquo;s certified IP67, meaning it&rsquo;s very resistant to dust and can be submerged up to a depth of 1m for 30 minutes at Sunday funday pool parties.</p> <p class="p2">The Mi Band is a fairly simple tracker: it tracks your steps (no altimeter here) and monitors your sleep patterns automatically without you having to press a button. While it doesn&rsquo;t do much beyond measuring your steps taken as well as calories burned, and there&rsquo;s no integration with popular monitoring apps like Runkeeper, it&rsquo;s got enough of the basics covered to warrant a place on your wrist.</p> <p class="p2">It works with many Android phones but for full functionality, you need a Mi 3 or a Redmi Note 4G. One of its coolest features is its ability to automatically unlock your Mi Phone&rsquo;s screen by putting the Mi Band in close proximity with the phone. Other nice touches include being able to use the vibration to notify you of incoming calls, as well as a wake up alarm to gently vibrate you into consciousness.</p> <p class="p2">The Mi Band&rsquo;s standout feature is undoubtedly its battery life &ndash; rated for 30 days compared to its competitors like the Fitbit Flex or Jawbone UP24, which are rated for 5 days and 14 days respectively. This is partly due to its use of power-efficient Bluetooth v4.0.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Price is Right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As par for the course for virtually every Xiaomi product, it&rsquo;s the price of the Mi Band that puts it in a league of its own. At RM59, it&rsquo;s the cheapest fitness tracker by a country mile &ndash; you can&rsquo;t even buy a set of replacement bands for some of the other trackers for that money. The Mi Band ships with a stock black strap, but you can get other colours to suit your mood. Unfortunately, there&rsquo;s no word as to when these additional colours will be made available.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Low maintenance and affordable, it&#39;s the perfect starter activity tracker for someone who&#39;s looking to get into the wearable action. Sold?&nbsp;The Mi Band will&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mi.com/my" target="_blank">go on sale</a>&nbsp;on 16 December, but only though a Fitness Bundle set (retailing for&nbsp;<strong>RM 648</strong>), which includes the Mi Band and a Redmi Note 4G. There are no plans to have it separately for now.&nbsp;Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature">Stuff&#39;s guide to getting anything Xiaomi</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi’s new Mi Band fitness tracker costs less than the meals you are keeping track of" alt="Xiaomi’s new Mi Band fitness tracker costs less than the meals you are keeping t" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mi%20Band%20Secondary_1.jpg?1418356940" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-s-new-mi-band-fitness-tracker-costs-less-meals-you-are-keeping-track/news#comments Health and fitness Xiaomi Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:23:47 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455179 at http://www.stuff.tv