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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
$187.00
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Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 2 GB/ 16 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Camera Back / Front: 13 MP/ 5 MP
  • Battery: 3060 mAh
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), MIUI 7.0

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

6.9
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Battery 5 / 10
  • Features 7 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10

Back in August 2015, Xaiomi released their new smartphone that aimed to hit the mid-range market. And in our opinion and review you’ll see, it did. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was a great budget smartphone for the time, and it still is quite relevant. The processor inside is often found in these types of smartphones. Overall, the CPU is great for the price and will give you some space to maneuver in terms of multitasking and internet browsing. GPU, however, isn’t the best you can find for this price tag and it’s PowerVR G6200, but will do just fine in terms of gaming.

Now, before we go any further, one major issue here is that it comes with Android 5.0 operating system. We’re not exactly sure if it can be upgraded further, and only time will tell. Luckily, most of the apps on Google Play still support this version of Android. It’s not exactly an extremely old version, so you don’t need to worry for at least a couple years. Okay, onto all of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features. First of all, it’s a lightweight phone, but very thick. To be more precise, it weighs around 160g but 8.3mm of thickness isn’t picking up any praise.

In our analysis, it could’ve been thinner, the battery is no excuse. Remember, Xiaomi Mi Max has a 4850 mAh Li-Ion battery and is only 7.3mm thin, while this one possesses 3060 mAh Li-Po one. However, they share one common feature – a full HD resolution. If you haven’t already taken a look at the link, that one has a 6.44-inch screen, while this one sports ”only” 5.5-inches. This, in return, means the picture will be way sharped and with more details. If that’s something you’d go for, then this is the phone for you. An IPS LCD screen panel ensures the colors stay vivid and punchy, and breathe life into stuff you watch.

Where the camera is concerned, it’s a bit under the common combination we often find in Xiaomi mobile phones. It’s a 13 MP / 5 MP combination on the back and the front, respectively. It’s just okay for daily basis, nothing extravagant, with an ability to take 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. You have to keep in mind, this is pretty good for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 price of $187. What kind of isn’t – the memory capacity. Even though the phone comes with 16GB of internal memory on its own, the expanding capabilities aren’t great.

As the phone is two years old and more, its microSD slot can take up to 32GB of additional memory in form of a card. That isn’t very good, but we suppose you won’t be dealing with extremely big apps or videos. For a common day-to-day use, it’s just enough. To end our adventure, it’s important to clarify the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Like we already mentioned, its PowerVR G6200 will only take you so far,  and is nothing extraordinary. The CPU is quite better in comparison, Octa-core MediaTek Helio X10. To add to that there’s 2GB of RAM, which is enough for all non-demanding games.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 - Specs

Launch

Announced Date 2015, August
Release Date 2015, August
Launched

Body

Dimensions 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm
Weight 160 g
Colors White, blue, yellow, pink, mint green

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)
Display Features Multi Touch

Camera

Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0, 720p
Flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama

Performance

Chipset Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 - Redmi Note 2
GPU PowerVR G6200
RAM 2 GB

Memory

Card Type microSD
Internal 16 GB
External up to 32 GB

Platform

OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Battery

Technology Used Li-Po
Capacity 3060 mAh
Removable
Fast Charging

Sound

Alert Type Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Communication

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go

Network

Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G
3G
4G
EDGE
GPRS
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browsers HTML5

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 - Reviews

Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

6.4
  • Design 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Camera 6 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Features 6 / 10
  • Price 5 / 10
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  1. Daren Slane

    6.4

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

    At first, i wasn't very keen on buying Xiaomi smartphones as they were unfamiliar to me. However, i like this new phone and how it works, but i'm disappointed that there isn't a new Android for this one. Nevertheless, it serves me well at this time.

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    • Camera
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    • Price
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