Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Specs, Details and Features.

Xiaomi Note users take a note! Xiaomi launched the Redmi 2 Prime, it is in no mood of stopping. It launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 with Mediatek Helio X10 Chipset officially in China. Seems like Xiaomi-Mediatek is back again to rock the note world again. The Mediatek Helio X10 Chipset (MT6795) has already run very successfully in some mobiles before. Adding to it, is the 2GB RAM which has been the same since the last note.

Redmi Note 2 India{adinserter 3}There will be three variants here which Xiaomi has offered to us according to our need. They are

  • 2.0 GHz Helio X10 and 16GB ROM ~ Rs. 8152/- ( $124.88)
  • Same hardware with LTE support ~ Rs. 9172($140.51)
  • 2.2 GHz Helio X10 and 32 GB ROM ~ Rs. 10,192 ( $ 156.14)

The Antutu scores of this Note (54,042) is higher that of Huawei P8 (47,032) and Meizu MX5 (29,144). Is it time for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G users to update to Note 2?

Some other features of the phone includes a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 display, with an upgrade to the screen resolution from 720 x 1280 pixels. Added with it is the HDR sunlight technology which improves viewing better in direct sunlight. This thing is also present in the Xiaomi Mi4i. The phone will come in MIUI 6 and will hopefully get the MIUI 7 when it will be launched officially on 19th August worldwide.

Once again they have maintained the 13MP-5MP duo with slight changes. The rear 13MP camera has CMOS sensor from Samsung and the front 5MP OV model. This time the camera comes with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) which would deliver high end without much hassle and hardwork.

The phone will be available in 5 exciting colors – White, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Mint Green which is 4 more colors as compared to the Note 4G. The phone measures 152 x 76 x 8.25 mm and weighs 160 grams (25 grams lesser that the predecessor). The battery capacity has been brought down by 60 mAh making it a 3060 mAh capacity battery which might be an issue since the screen resolution had been bettered. Or might be a slight problem for those who opt for the LTE version on Note 2.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs and Details.

Platform

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will operate on the Android 5.0 Lollipop with a Mediatek Helio X10 Chipset (MT6795), Octa-core processor running at 2GHz (for 16GB internal storage) or 2.2 GHz (for 32GB internal storage) with Cortex-A53 and 2GB RAM. It has a GPU of  PowerVR G6200. Sadly the phone is devoid of an external card slot which will surely make the sale of Note 2 is India boiling the ocean.

Display & Color

The phone has a gorgeous 5.5 inch IPS capacitive display with a screen resolution of ~401ppi(1080 x 1920 pixels). The screen allows multi touch and is expected to come with the latest MIUI which is supposed to hit the markets on August 19th worldwide. It will also be having loudspeakers and a 3.5mm jack slot for accommodating headsets

The manufacturers have given us a range of colors to choose our Redmi Note 2 from – White, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Mint Green.

Camera

I have used the 13MP Note 4G’s camera and it’s way better than the other cameras’s with the same megapixels. So my expectations are pretty high from the 13MP-5MP of Note 2’s. The rear camera picture resolution will be 4128 x 3096 pixels with LED Flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), touch focus, face detection, smile detection, HDR and panorama. Video recording is done at 1080p@30fps. The front 5MP is no less. It will give you video at 720p.

Connectivity

The Redmi Note 2 will have all the usual connectivity features such as – GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Infrared Port, FM Radio and microUSB. The Note 2 has dual sim connectivity with GSM, HSDPA and LTE features.

Features

This dual sim, dual camera weighs ~160 grams with dimensions of 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm. Redmi Note 2 has sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. With the usual messaging apps( SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM), HTML5 browser it also comes pre-installed with Quick Charge v2.0 that charges up to 60% in 30 mins.

Battery & Pricing

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with a 3060 mAh Li-Po removable battery that gives a standby of 144  hours, 11 hours taalktime and up to 46 hours of Music Play. The pricing is different for 3 variants. They are :

  • 2.0 GHz Helio X10 and 16GB ROM ~ Rs. 8152/- ( $124.88)
  • Same hardware with LTE support ~ Rs. 9172($140.51)
  • 2.2 GHz Helio X10 and 32 GB ROM ~ Rs. 10,192 ( $ 156.14)

The phone really looks like a nice option to upgrade. So will you or will you not upgrade? And if you are not, what are the reasons that would be stopping you from doing so? Let us know in the comment box below.

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