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Curved-edge Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Redmi 4X out in Singapore
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Curved-edge Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Redmi 4X out in Singapore

May 11th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
With the screen curved on both sides like its its Korean rivals, the new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has the works in terms of hardware and...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

March 29th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The Note 4 is proof that specifications do not always matter. The difference in performance between flagship phones and budget phones is much smaller than benchmarks would indicate....
Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 follows in footsteps of last year’s successful model
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Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 follows in footsteps of last year’s successful model

March 18th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a more refined and premium design than its predecessor....
Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?
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Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?

January 4th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Ironically, as phone makers make better phones that last longer, they are making it harder for some users to upgrade. Diminishing returns set in....
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Max
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Max

September 17th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The Mi Max is a humongous mid-ranger with a great screen and finishing, fit for all-day video watching with a 4,850mAh battery, going for just S$349....
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi 5
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi 5

August 9th, 2016 | by Aaron Tan
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a winner for folks looking for top-notch performance and a sleek design in their next smartphone....
Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?
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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?

July 29th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Xiaomi's new Macbook Air lookalike offers better value on paper. As consumers, does it really matter if Xiaomi clearly copied Apple's designs?...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

April 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
If you want a budget phone that has all the bells and whistles - even a metallic body - you can't really go wrong with Xiaomi's recently launched Redmi Note 3....
Xiaomi woos the West with Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress
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Xiaomi woos the West with Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress

February 24th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The Mi 5 brings what users elsewhere have come to expect - lots of features at a low price, with sleek design thrown in as well....
Five tablets and phones from China making a difference
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Five tablets and phones from China making a difference

February 7th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Even as the novelty of a sub-S$200 smartphone fades, the good value promise of phones from China still holds for many consumers....
Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore
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Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore

November 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
It's yet another option for folks who want many of the features of top-end models without paying top dollar....
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note

August 13th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
It’s hard to fathom how Xiaomi manages to sell the Mi Note at about half the price of high-end models from Apple and Samsung....
As smartphones get cheaper, Singapore telcos rethink old strategies
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As smartphones get cheaper, Singapore telcos rethink old strategies

August 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
For consumers, this means better deals. And that's good news after seeing prices go up and free data bundles cut in recent years....
Hands on: Xiaomi’s fancy Mi Note makes it to Singapore at S$569
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Hands on: Xiaomi’s fancy Mi Note makes it to Singapore at S$569

July 23rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
It will come with a number of much-desired features often found in more expensive flagship models....
Ovum: Sub-US$100 smartphones to get more common
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Ovum: Sub-US$100 smartphones to get more common

July 21st, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Telecom operators like those in Singapore may have to rethink a decades-long strategy of subsidising expensive handsets to win customers....
Xiaomi remains top of the game, sells 34.7 million smartphones so far this year
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Xiaomi remains top of the game, sells 34.7 million smartphones so far this year

July 3rd, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Chinese smartphone hotshot Xiaomi has sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of 2015, with a 33 per cent increase in sales compared to the same period last year. Xiaomi achieved this feat despite a slowdown in the...
Hands on: Xiaomi Mi4i goes on sale in Singapore on May 12
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Hands on: Xiaomi Mi4i goes on sale in Singapore on May 12

May 8th, 2015 | by Wilson Wong
Out on sale for S$279 on Xiaomi Singapore's website on May 12, the Mi4i still offers bang for the buck....
Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi 2
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Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi 2

March 28th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
While Xiaomi has made few cosmetic changes with the Redmi 2, it has beefed up the hardware bits, starting with a boost in onboard storage from 4GB to 8GB....
Xiaomi Redmi 2 with dual 4G SIM slots reaches Singapore next week
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 with dual 4G SIM slots reaches Singapore next week

March 10th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
At the same low S$169 asking price, it will attract bargain hunters as well as folks looking for a second phone for use during their travels....
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Pad
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Pad

March 8th, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
The Mi Pad is a power user’s dream. It performs speedily, offers good battery life and plenty of room for tweaks....
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