The smartphone market has made a lot of noise lately and the most notable of them is Xiaomi’s release of their flagship phone, the Mi3. This phone was originally intended to compete with the iPhone 5s flagship of Apple and did so at an astounding rate. Its specs has also left the Samsung Galaxy S4 behind. It has saturated the China high-end smartphone phone market and left Apple and Samsung catching up to its dust. Aside from the remarkable specs which is sure to amaze you, the phone comes at an amazing prize at a fraction of the price of the leading flagship phones out there. At under $300 US, this phone (Mi3) is sure to leave a permanent dent in the market share of Apple and Samsung given its affordable price and amazing specs.
Below are the specs of the Xiaomi Mi3:
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat optimized with MIUI v5
- Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800AB
- 2GB RAM / 16GB Flash Memory
- 5-Inch Full HD 1080P IPS Display
- 3050mAh Lithium-Ion Internal Battery
- 13MP Rear Camera w/ Dual-LED Flash
- 2MP Front Camera
The phone has been launched here in the Philippines by LazadaÂ at only Php 10,599 or around $ 235 US.
Just phoned my home landline (Tuguegarao) from my HeyU app. The call quality was amazing and there was no drops. This is even much better than calling from a mobile phone to a landline. I was using a mobile phone anyway but the call was from the HeyU app so it was technically a VOIP call. I do hope the call quality stays the same as more and more users sign up for HeyU which is, by the way, packaged with their DSL accounts.
Enjoy the best-value heyÃœ call rates ever.
- FREE heyÃœ to heyÃœ calls
- FREE PLDT landline calls nationwide
- As low as P1.50/min. IDD calls to U.S.A. Mainland, Canada & Hawaii
- P5/min to SMART, Talk ‘N Text, & Sun
HeyU is an app developed for PLDT by Voyager Innovations Inc and is distributed via the PLDT HeyU webpage and via Google Play.
SHARP SH530u uncovered
Hi guys! As promised in my last post in the GSMarena forum, here is my review on the SHARP SH530u internals. I would not have been able to make this if my phone’s internal memory didn’t get corrupted.
The Sharp SH530u’s Phone memory structure is actually composed of a 4GB chip which was unconventionally partitioned to have 2GB phone memory and 2GB Internal memory. What makes this unconventional is that the Internal memory is just linked to the main memory and is an unsupported setup by many apps in the market which requires a lot of memory. I still have not found a way to map the Internal memory to the SD card as I’m afraid I would break the phone’s memory structure if I did it so I stuck with the original setup and installed the Link2SD but Link2SD requires 2 partitions on the SD card so the long story begins here. Continue reading