Hey everyone. It has been quite some time since I’ve done a phone review (due to lack of phones to review =P). But now I’m back with a review of the value for money Redmi 1S. I know it is a little late and numerous sites have already reviewed it some time ago but it never hurts to get yet another opinion on something before buying it, right? The full review (very lengthy) comes up right after the break but here is a recap of this phone’s main features.
Screen: 4.7″ 720×1280
Processor: 1.6GHz Quad-core
Storage: 8GB (microSD supported up to 64GB)
Camera: 8MP back, 1.6MP front
Full spec listings are available at GSMArena or Xiaomi Malaysia websites.
The new year has come and Chinese New Year is just around the corner. New clothes are a must for most Chinese communities but why stop there? With the Moto G launching, there’s finally an affordable but still good spec-ed Android phone from a reputable manufacturer. How much is it? Only RM698 for the 8GB or RM798 for the 16GB. You may be asking, at that kind of price, how good is this phone?
As mentioned in my previous blog post, the AP LG Nexus 5 16GB price of RM1999 is quite high. However, in a very short time, the price has now dropped to RM1699 from DirectD.
This is still quite high for the Android KitKat running LG Nexus 5 16GB version as Lowyat.Net sellers have been seen selling the 16GB version for around RM1400-RM1500. See my earlier blog post for more links.
Also, based on comments in SoyaCincau.com, I found that TechBug.my is selling the Nexus 5 International version starting from RM1599 for 16GB and RM1799 for 32GB or you can opt for the slightly cheaper Nexus 5 US version starting from RM1499 for 16GB and RM1699 for 32GB.
Have you bought yours yet?
Update: Sellers in forum.lowyat.net are selling Nexus 5 16GB for around RM1400-RM1600 depending on seller/version and Nexus 5 32GB can be found from RM1600-RM1750. However, keep in mind that sellers from forum.lowyat.net typically does not provide warranty but may assist you in claiming for warranty but all costs would be borne by the buyer. Still, if nothing happens to your phone, these prices are far more attractive compared to those found in lelong.com.my. Added link to forum.lowyat.net below.
In less than a week after the Nexus 5 launch by Google, mobile phone dealers in Malaysia has already started bringing in the Android 4.4 KitKat powered device for sale. Malaysia typically doesn’t get Nexus devices that quickly since Google does not sell it via the PlayStore in Malaysia. Therefore, these dealers are selling it with a local/shop warranty (usually 2 years). However, the prices are currently a little high. The only sets available so far are 16GB versions in either black or white and priced very unattractively at RM1999 (not inclusive of shipping). The same price can be found from 3 lelong.com.my retailers, namely DirectD, Paul1978 and SatuGadgetDotCom.
After being leaked in almost every way possible, Google has finally released the LG Nexus 5 for purchase from the Playstore. For those countries lucky enough to have access to that, orders have already started shipping and we will soon have reviews of the phone. Malaysia is still not one of those lucky countries to have access to purchasing devices directly from the Playstore and will have to wait patiently for LG to bring them in (at inflated prices most probably but here’s to hoping they do not). The LG Nexus 5 is listed at USD349 for the 16GB version while an extra USD50 (USD399) gets you the 32GB version. More after the break.