Xiaomi RedMi Note 4G Review

Ever since I first started using a developer port of Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 on my HTC One M7, I’ve found myself wanting to give Xiaomi’s devices a try. I ordered a Xiaomi Mi4 in black, which should be arriving by the end of this week, if not next week. My review on that will be up within the coming weeks. The seller generously sent along with it the Xiaomi RedMi Note 4G, the first iteration of the RedMi Note series, to review. This is the first time I have used a phone with a screen size over 4.7″. The RedMi Note features a 5.5″ 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, a 13MP shooter on the back and a 5MP front facing camera. It also supports MicroSD expansion up to 64GB. It was nice to throw in my old 8GB MicroSD card from my HTC Desire Z days to get the added storage. ┬áThe battery is 3,100 mAh, and I’ll get to that a little bit later in the review. I’m currently using the latest global MIUI 7.3 stable build. For a budget phone, with an unbelievable price point now that it’s been out for a little while, I am highly impressed. Read More

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Nokia Lumia 520 Review

Windows Phone is something that not too many people have even heard of, unless you’re keeping up with technology news often and see the name splashed in a headline here and there, or if you know someone that has a Windows Phone device. I have now seen three of them in the “wild”, per se, but it’s nothing compared to how many Samsung devices and iPhones I see out and about. I decided to go ahead and buy the Lumia 520 because I’m someone who as much as I like the latest and greatest devices, I try and buy cheaper phones, or used phones in good condition. Read More