Xiaomi Red Rice - the Official MIUI-based Smartphone

The smartphone Xiaomi Red Rice is a commonly known device not only throughout China, but worldwide. This model is based on the Mediatek chipset and supports dual-sim technology. Moreover, Xiaomi Red Rice is a favorable combination of price and quality.

Specifications of Xiaomi Red Rice:

  • Support for two SIM-cards (TD-SCDMA + GSM);
  • ROM MIUI V5 based on Android 4.2;
  • 4-core processor MT6589T 1.5 GHz;
  • 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Gorrila Glass 2;
  • 1 GB of RAM;
  • 4GB ROM + memory card slot up to 32 GB;
  • Rear Camera - 8 megapixel (F2.2, video recording Full HD), front - 1.3 megapixel (video recording HD);
  • Extras: GPS + AGPS, Bluetooth BT4.0LE + BT3.0HS, WIFI Direct;
  • Sensors: gyroscope, light, gravity, distance, electronic compass;
  • Connectors: microUSB (OTG), a standard 3.5mm audio output;
  • Battery: 2000 mAh;
  • Dimensions: 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm;
  • Weight: 158 g


It is interesting that on contrary to the most smartphone manufacturers trying to increase the number of sales and capture the customers' attention with the help of ultra-bright design of the packaging box, the Xiaomi company remains true to its traditions and designs its production in its own originally-developed style.

The packaging box is made in the best traditions of minimalist style. This is one of the reasons why the smartphone is so popular among customers on the world market. Xiaomi has not only earned the trust of thousands, but also proved the reliability of its products that doesn't need to be proven through recourse to marketing tricks.

It should also be mentioned that the packaging box is considered to be extremely tough. According to the official data, it can withstand the weight of two adult men.

The package includes:

  • power supply;
  • USB-cable;
  • 2000 mAh battery;
  • documentation.


Despite the fact that the design of Xiaomi Red Rice with some wide margins was repeatedly the object to the different kinds of criticism, the device fully corresponds to the conception of the budget smartphone and justifies the expectations placed on it. Moreover, those wide margins look not as wide, actually.

The dimensions of the smartphone are 137 х 69 х 9,9 mm, the weight - 158 g. The device is convenient to hold in the hand and fits the average size of a palm.

Well, yes, the appearance of Xiaomi Red Rice is really quite simple. However, it is extremely practical! This can be proved by the presence of the protection border around the screen alongside with the tempered Gorilla Glass 2 by Corning.

In the upper right corner of the front panel there is a front-facing camera and light & distance sensors. The sensors operate stably. In the middle of the top panel there is a grid for the speaker. Speakers work properly and are characterized by good audibility without interference.

At the bottom of the front side there are three sensored red buttons: "Settings", "Home" and "Back". At first glance it may seem that the buttons are illuminated with backlit. However, it is noticeable in the bright light that the light is absent. This can be explained by the use of a special ultra-bright paint used to designate them. On the other hand, LED-indicator has completely opposite feature - a seven-color backlight.

The back side of the smartphone is made of plastic, so that the device does not slip in your hands and is pleasant to the touch. Moreover, the fingerprints are not so visible on the plastic coating.

The smartphone is equipped with two microphones: one of them is situated at the bottom, another - on the rear panel. The second microphone (situated behind) serves to suppress the noise and is located a little above the main camera. Directly under the camera there are LED-lights.

At the top of the rear panel is the speaker. Sound quality is loud and clear without interference.

On the right side of the body there are volume control buttons. This makes the smartphone more ergonomic.

At the top of the body there is also a standard 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and at the bottom there is the main microphone and micro USB interface.

In general, the smartphone Xiaomi Red Rice is characterized by qualitative assembly. The cover is well-attached and easily removed. Under the hood there is the battery, SIM-card slot and micro SD-card slot.


Xiaomi Red Rice is equipped with IPS display with the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a protective Gorrilla Glass 2. Considering the quality, the display fully corresponds to other smartphones of the similar level. On the photos below we can see the image clarity, qualitative color rendition and sufficient brightness.

To learn more about the technical specifications of the smartphone, visit the official product page on our website by clicking on the link - Xiaomi Red Rice.

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