Once again Xiaomi managed to challenge attention of fans launching the successor of the Redmi Note. Xiaomi is always trying to make even better hardware base to breathe in longer life to their products and also to use it for marketing its software packages and application as many of them generate and represent important source of income for Xiaomi (Xiaomi is the second most valued startup company, just behind Uber).
On 13th August, Xiaomi held a press conference, where presented the new smartphone Redmi Note 2. Redmi line has become very popular both in China and beyond.
To ensure a fairly cheap housing and achieve lower cost of making device, given conditions has forced the manufacturer to save on many elements, therefore metal body of Redmi Note 2 is replaced with and made entirely of plastic, but it gives you quite a joy while you change plastic covers available in five vibrant colors: pink, blue, yellow, as well as classic black and white. There is nothing spectacular in design of Redmi Note 2 and its lines looks very familiar. The thickness of device is 8.25 mm, and weighs 160 g which is 25 g less opposed to Redmi Note 4G.
Despite a budget price tag, the characteristics of the smartphone is quite decent. One of the key highlights in the new Redmi Note 2 is the vivid Full HD display along with 401 pixels per inch (ppi) density, and to get excellent performance there is MediaTek’s new MT6795 Helio X10 SoC with eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz. The rest of the good hardware melody are followed by PowerVR G6200 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13 MP back camera with LED flash and 5 MP front camera for memorable Selfies. Considering connectivity options Redmie Note 2 comes with support for Wi-Fi ac, it is also a Dual-SIM 4G phablet (GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz; UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz; TD-LTE 2600 / 2300 / 2500 / 1900; FD-LTE 2100 / 1800 / 2600). To get most of your long talking, gaming and internet sessions there is a battery with capacity of 3.060 mAh.
Important thing to notice is that Redmi Note 2 internal memory is not expendable so you will have to reduce your appetite. MicroSD card slot is only available within Chinese version of Redmi Note 2 in capacity of 32 GB.
Nice improvement considering graphics experience has been achieved as Xiaomi has moved from Mali-MP450 (Redmi Note) to Adreno 305 (Redmi Note 4G) and to implement Imagination’s PowerVR G6200 graphics in the latest and the best in this line, Redmi Note 2.
This device is the first to run Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop. Fast battery charging where you can get almost 60% of full capacity in 30 minutes only (Quick Charge 2.0) is actually more than welcomed as we want to be connected all the time and lot of today’s apps and games are battery consuming army. Xiaomi power banks, great product line of portable power banks are easy to use so you will actually never be in trouble with low energy situation for your smartphone.
The 13 MP back camera (from Samsung and OmniVision) comes with phase-detection autofocus and a great focus speed. According to the manufacturer, focusing speed of camera module is only 0.1 seconds, while many modern champions, comes to figure of 0.3 seconds. Camera is also capable to record video in 1080p resolution at 30 fps. The phone measures 152mm x 76mm x 8.25mm, as already said with an overall weight of 160g.
It is obvious that Redmi Note 2 is by far the best Redmi in this successful line of devices Xiaomi have made, it looks and feels better and the hardware base is set to keep it in front of competition for some time. If you are waiting to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 you can go to GearBest.com and reserve one in the great presale activity.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 specifications:
|Sim Card:||Dual SIM Card Dual Standby|
|Capacity||RAM: 2GB RAM|
|ROM: 16GB ROM|
|Multi-Languages||English, Simplified Chinese|
|Chipset||CPU: MTK Helio X10|
|GPU: Power VR G6200|
|RAM: 2GB LPDDR3|
|Others: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit, A53|
|System||MIUI 7, Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Screen||Display Size: 5.5 Inch|
|Type: IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen|
|Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Screen Color: 16000K Colors|
|Technology: 401 ppi pixel density,OGS|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Front Camera: 5MP|
|Features: geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR|
|Video Capture:1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps|
|Network and Wireless Connectivity||4G FDD-LTE B1B3/B7(1800/2100/2600MHz) ,|
|3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/ 2100MHz|
|2G: GSM 850/900/1900MHz|
|Data Technology: GPRS/EDGE/DC-HSPA+(42Mbps)|
|GPS: GPS + AGPS + GLONASS + BDS|
|WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot,Dual-And, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Battery capacity and life||3060mAh lithium-ion battery|
|Sensor||Gyro, Light, Gravity, Proximity, Compass|
|Size||Dimensions:152 x 76 x 8.25 mm|
|Net Weight: 160 g|