Exclusive: Xiaomi Red Rice hands on video

The infamous Xiaomi Red Rice has been spotted again, and this time its a full hands on video with an actual production ready model!

All the evidence is pointing at an imminent release for the entry-level Xiaomi, in fact the launch date is the only thing we don’t know about this phone as specifications and pricing has been known for months.

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In the hands on video below we get to see the Xiaomi Red Rice in action along with a good look at the phone from inside and out plus a comparison with the much smaller Xiaomi Mi2S

Xiaomi Red Rice hands on video

Xiaomi Red Rice specifications

The Red Rice will feature a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1.5Ghz MT6589T processor, 1GB RAM, 2000mAh battery, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and MIUI V5 all for 999 Yuan ($160).

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  1. July 26, 2013

    sexiest xiaomi phone yet not too sure about those thick bezels,cant wait for th mi3,

  2. Marius
    July 26, 2013

    But it has no WCDMA so …. it’s not for me.

  3. anony
    July 26, 2013

    Yuck, ugly.

  4. Harald
    July 26, 2013


  5. July 26, 2013

    very poor idol x clone..-)

  6. xiao
    July 26, 2013

    nice price for phone but the resellers increase the prices all the time -_- and the million question what are the network bands?

    2G: GSM ?/ ? / ? / ?MHz
    3G: HSDPA ?/ ? / or WCDMA ?/ ? / ? / ? MHz ?????????

  7. akash
    July 27, 2013

    heyy andi…can you tell me the name of the song used in this video?? tried finding using lyrics and shazam…no luck!!

  8. Simon
    July 27, 2013

    It looks really big compared with the Mi2S !

  9. Allanitomwesh
    July 27, 2013

    Those bezels.What is it with budget phones and navigation buttons that don’t light?

  10. Peter
    July 28, 2013

    2000mha for a 4,7 inch, so a fail, will not hold longer than half a day, ohhh Xiaomi don’t try to satisfy everybody and produce cheap phones only to satisfy this segment. Until now you had really awesome high quality phones that have been one of the fastest ever.

    • Jose Carlos
      July 28, 2013

      Zopo C2 has hte same hardware but with a 5″ 1080p display, it has a 2A battery, like this one, and everyone who has it says that it last like any phone. 6589 is very energy efficient with that v7 cores, it seems.

  11. Simon
    July 28, 2013

    Do you think the Mi3 will be a beast ?

  12. Jason
    July 30, 2013

    There is a product announcement from XIaomi tomorrow, it could be this phone.

  13. Liljohn
    July 30, 2013

    Waiting for more news about mi3…..according to xiaomi habits in releasing their s version phone, when will they release mi3s? Any clue?

  14. liljohn
    July 31, 2013

    hongmi is officially launched! the actual price is less than the rumoured!
    just $130!

  15. Crusher
    July 31, 2013

    Some international reseller are already selling it, less than 200usd in this one.