Design - 95%
Display - 95%
Performance - 95%
Camera - 90%
Battery - 90%
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was in the news for past couple of months due to its super high-end specifications. We went through a lot of leaks & rumors and well, the device has been launched officially today! ” Man ! It looks like Note 7″. Yes! This was my reaction when I first of all saw the official images of the phone and I guess same was the case with you. The device at the first glance looks exactly like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to that dual curved screen and the home button. Note 7 might be dead but it seems the Mi Note 2 will let you forget the Note 7! Why is it so? Just keep reading. :)
XIAOMI MI NOTE 2 WILL LET YOU FORGET THE NOTE 7!
Well, what comes in your mind when you hear a Dual Curved Screen? Obviously a Samsung device ( S7 Edge or Note 7). But, now Xiaomi too, has joined the list of smartphones with a Dual Curved screen. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with a gorgeous 5.7-inch QUAD-HD OLED panel. ( *Cough* 5.7-inch QHD *Cough*) As mentioned before, it is a dual curved display which makes the bezels almost invisible. The Mi Note 2 has a screen to body ratio of 77.2% which is pretty good. Well, it is really nice that it has a home button below the display and isn’t just empty space. ( *cough* Google Pixel *cough*). Anyways, it might look like Note 7 but in my opinion, this is the so far the best looking device Xiaomi has ever made. The front is really amazing with that gorgeous screen.
We all know Xiaomi likes to incorporate super high-end features in its devices and same is the case with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. The spec sheet includes a Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.35GHz along with the Adreno 530GPU with maximum speed of 624MHz. There are 3 different variants with different memory options. Here are they :
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64GB UFS2.0 Internal Memory
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM + 128GB UFS2.0 Internal Memory
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM + 128GB UFS2.0 Internal Memory (Global 4G+)
Unfortunately, there is no memory expansion option. (Sad!) The camera section of the device is impressive as it features a 22.56MP rear camera with EIS Hardware level 4K video Stabilization & an 8MP front-facing camera with autofocus. Under the hood, there is a 4070mAh battery with the latest Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. Also , the Mi Note 2 has NFC which is a feature we really miss in flagship devices these days.
Overall, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a great device if we look at the specs. But, we cannot really judge a smart phone just by the specs on paper. One thing is true for sure, the device looks exactly the same as Note 7 from the front! Anyways, talking about the pricing, here are the prices of different variants :
- 4GB + 64GB: 2799 yuan (~$415)
- 6GB + 128GB: 3299 yuan (~$490)
- 6GB + 128GB Global: 3499 yuan (~$515)
At such pricing, this phone has really destroyed the competition! What are your thoughts? Do let us know via comments section. :D