UPDATE: We’ve tabulated the votes for the shootout. Jump straight to Page 3 to find out which is the best as voted by you.
With the Galaxy Note5 released with a similar 16MP sensor, is it better than the rest of today’s new smart phones? To find out, we’ve taken pictures with 10 devices and we are letting you decide which is the better shooter.
With Malaysia day coming very soon, Xiaomi is giving out something extra when you purchase their current flagship phablet. From now until 14th September, they are bundling the highly sought-after 10,400mAh Mi Power Bank worth RM49 for free with every purchase of the Mi Note at RM1,549.
To recap, the Mi Note is their 5.7″ phablet that comes with a larger 64GB of storage. It gets a full HD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera with OIS, front facing 5MP camera, a decent 3,000mAh battery and dual-SIMs that support 4G LTE. In Malaysia, it is currently available only in white. If you’re interested, you can head over to the Mi Store and take note that this offer is valid while stocks last.
Xiaomi’s 5.7″ Mi Note phablet is now available on contract with Celcom FIRST postpaid. Retailing at RM1,549 outright, the Mi Note can be yours from as low as RM488 (excluding GST).
To recap on the specs, this is Xiaomi’s most premium offering in Malaysia at the moment with a 5.7″ Full HD display, a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and it comes with a huge 64GB of storage. It also has a 13MP main camera with OIS, a 4MP Ultrapixel camera and a 3,000mAh capacity battery. Connectivity wise, it supports 4G LTE and has dual-SIM slots in nano and micro-SIM sizes.
Xiaomi has just recently launched their long awaited flagship Mi Note, and now you can snag one for yourself quicker thanks to Uber. In conjunction with the launch, Xiaomi has partnered up with Uber in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore for a unique first-of-its-kind collaboration on demand delivery of the device.
The Mi Note will go on sale on 28th July 2015 with the retail price of RM 1,549 and it will be offered on contract from our telcos a bit later. At the moment, we are just getting the standard Mi Note and not their top of the line Mi Note Pro that comes with a Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of LP-DDR4 RAM.
If you’re looking for a flagship phablet from Xiaomi, the Mi Note could be heading to Malaysia very soon. Xiaomi has sent out invites for a local launch event that’s happening next week on 22nd July. The Mi Note which was launched in China earlier this year had passed its SIRIM certification several months ago but it remained exclusive for the Chinese market until now. Just recently, Mi Hong Kong has announced that it will commence Mi Note sales starting next Tuesday and it looks like the 5.7″ phablet is rolling out to more international markets in the coming weeks.
In Xiaomi’s flagship line up including the Mi 4, Mi 4i and Mi Note, the lack of a microSD slot seems to be a pain point for users. In an interview with Engadget, its VP for Global, Hugo Barra explained that the decision is made for the sake of user experience.
He emphasised that microSD cards are incredibly prone to failure and the availability of cheap and unreliable cards had made the situation worse. In most cases, inferior cards cause performance issues, instability and crashes which will eventually frustrate their users. As a result, most people would blame it on the device for a terrible experience without considering that the root of the problem lies on the expandable storage.
Xiaomi has officially announced its Mi Note Pro, which is the higher spec variant of its Mi Note flagship phablet. It gets a 5.7″ Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor and a whopping 4GB of RAM.
During its main announcement in January, the Mi Note Pro was priced at 3,299 CNY (about RM1,900). Now they have reduced its pricing to 2,999 CNY (about RM1,728) and it even comes with a couple of tweaks as well.
Xiaomi will be announcing a new global phone this Thursday but here in Malaysia, there are 2 new smart phones being spotted in our local SIRIM database. As promised by Xiaomi, the Mi Note is heading for Malaysia in Q2 and it has just passed certification with the model number 2015011. It supports dual-SIMs and most importantly it supports our local 1800MHz/2600MHz 4G LTE bands. The same device was also spotted in Singapore’s IDA database with the marketing name “Mi Note”.
Meanwhile the 2nd device with the model 20140215 is none other than the Mi 4 3G version. Which is quite surprising considering Xiaomi mentions that they have no plans to bring the Mi 4 due to lack of full 4G LTE support especially the 2600MHz band that’s widely used in Malaysia.
The Mi Note Pro that boasts a higher resolution Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM is finally going on sale. A few days ago, the device was certified under China’s TENNA certification database. Now Xiaomi has updated on its Weibo account that pre-orders will start on 6th May and the Mi Note Pro with 64GB storage will be priced at 3,299 CNY, which is equivalent to RM1,934.
As comparison, the standard Mi Note is priced at 2,299 CNY (RM1,347) for 16GB, while the 64GB version is going for 2,799 CNY (RM1,640).