Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs, price, reviews (photos): Sold like hotcakes in China

Xiaomi Mi 4 is an Android phone brought to you by a Chinese OEM 'Xiaomi'. It has been getting a lot of buzzes with its set of fantastic specifications, with a rather cheaper price compared to other Android phones around.

Xiaomi Mi 4

The Mi4 smartphone sports a stainless steel chassis and replaceable rear covers.

Add the Snapdragon 801 processor, and the 13 mega-pixel rear camera with F1.8 aperture and you got one beast smartphone - a huge game changer for the cost of 1999 Yuan.

Mi 4 is now on sale in China. The selling price starts from $320 (13,900.00 PhP) for its 16GB denomination. The 64GB model goes for around $405 (17,600.00 PhP).

According to reports, the units were sold like hot cakes. Xiaomi claimed, it was 'able to sell all Mi4 phones in just 37 seconds', GizChina reported.

Xiaomi Mi 4 Key Specs:

  • Display: 5.00-inch 1080p
  • Processor: 2.5GHz
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1080x1920 pixels
  • RAM: 3GB
  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear Came
  • ra: 13-megapixel
  • Battery capacity: 3080mAh
Xiaomi Mi 4 Detailed Specs:

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs 1

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs 2

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs 3

Xiaomi Mi 4 Reviews -- As of now, there has not been any substantial reviews available. Let's see if they will fall in, in the coming days or months.

Xiaomi Mi 4 photo

Wouldn't it be interesting if we know how Xiaomi Mi 4 looks like when compared to other Smartphones, as the following:
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 vs HTC Desire 816
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Xiaomi Mi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Apple IPhone 5s
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sarah Geronimo covers YES! Magazine: 'Most Beautiful Star in 2014'

Sarah Geronimo is YES! Magazine's 'Most Beautiful Star in 2014' cover girl.

Sarah Geronimo YES Magazine cover 2014

In a press conference held by YES!, editor-in-chief Joann Maglipon said:
Sarah is also a woman who has come into her own. That is the reason why YES! magazine chose her as this year’s most beautiful star.
'It’s not the outward assets, the make-up or jewelry, but the love of family and friends that makes one a complete person', Maglipon added.

Here is YES!'s post on Instagram announcing The Voice coach Sarah Geronimo as the cover.

Pope Francis sets 4-day visit to the Philippines - Jan. 15 to 19, 2015

Pope Francis is slated to visit the Philippines in January 2015, as per confirmation made by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in a presscon.

Pope Francis visit the Philippines

The pontiff will be in the country from January 15 to 19, 2015. His 4-day visit will be spent in Manila, and areas in the Eastern Visayas that were ravaged by typhoon Yolanda.

The papal visit will be under the theme 'Mercy and Compassion', said Cardinal Tagle.

Coincidentally, Pope Francis in the Philippines will be marking the 20th anniversary of the 1995 World Youth Day, which was attended by St. John Paul II.

Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said, the government is now in the process of working on the security and safety concerns during the event.
We are working closely with the Papal Visit committee (Coloma)

Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2014 Results

For the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2014 results, 'Tsinoys' Kurt Ong and Nicole Cordoves outclassed other candidates on Sunday night's pageant.


During the question and answer portion, Ong was asked who to pick an international figure he would want to talk to. He picked Justin Bieber, for the following reasons:
..he inspires many people. And if you inspire people with your good works, you will inspire many people to do good.
On the other hand, Cordoves was asked to give a global message of hope:
I believe that crisis is necessary in order for us to reconcile and have a better tomorrow. We should hold on to the little hope we have and make that spark a real flame—a trailblazer
Full list of winners in the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2014:

First runners-up:

  • David Licauco
  • Christine Grace Co
Second runners-up:

  • Timothy Yap
  • Tola Orendain
Special Awards:
Mr. and Ms. Talent - John Boo and Christine Co
Mr.and Ms. Friendship - John Boo and Felina Lim
Mr. and Ms. Social Media Favorite - King Choi and Glezlie Ong

Best in Active Wear - David Licauco
Best in Formal Wear - David Licauco
Best in Swimsuit - Nicole Cordoves
Best in Evening Gown - Nicole Cordoves