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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro


Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (Mi Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A57/-A53
Graphics adapter
5.70 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, glossy: yes
161 g ( = 5.68 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 79.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

79% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro review: Great value, but localisation required
Source: English version
My only other niggles with the Pro are a keyboard backlight that's either on or off with no adjustment for duration or brightness, a rather mundane one-megapixel webcam, and cooling fans that when working full-tilt can be a little intrusive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 79%
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Source: AnandTech English version
As our first Xiaomi phone ever to be reviewed, there are a lot of thoughts to be had on this phone, more than a usual review. However, in order to discuss them we need to start by talking about what we’ve learned throughout the testing process. Probably the best place to start is design. Xiaomi is clearly capable of creating a phone that is well designed, and it shows with the Mi Note line.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2015
72% Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Review
Source: Phone Arena English version
The specs are mighty fine with this, we’re not denying that, but it still performs slightly behind the Note5 in many areas. Furthermore, it doesn’t have the nearly the same amount of diversified features that cater to power users, so its particular user experience might be thought of as limiting to some folks. The low cost and drool worthy specs sheet give the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro a lot of credibility in generating attention, however, it still lacks the solid performance and meaningful experiences to really give the Note5, as well as some other noteworthy phones in the same caliber, any sort of threat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 72%
Review: Xiaomi Mi Note Pro – the slippery flagship
Source: Androidbeat English version
At the end of the day, I can’t see many AndroidBeat readers opting to import one of these, though. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with the Mi Note Pro, in some ways it’s an Android powerhouse. But at the same time, you can get more functions, more flexibility, more familiarity, and more manufacturer and retailer support from a vanilla Galaxy Note 4 for roughly the same outlay, now at summer 2015 pricing in most of the world.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2015
87% Xiaomi Mi Note Pro review: checking the right boxes
Source: Android Authority English version
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro! Xiaomi claims that the Mi Note Pro is the best smartphone in the world, and while that statement is certainly subjective, the device does manage to impress in key aspects, with regards to build quality, performance, the camera, software, and the overall user experience. The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is definitely a worthy competitor to the current crop of Android flagships, and it is actually quite a shame that, at least for now, more people won’t be able to get their hands on it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; fast system; decent speakers; nice performance; good cooling system. Negative: Poor display; mediocre connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2017


Model: Despite its name, the Xiaomi Mi Note is actually a smartphone and not a notepad. The Chinese brand Xiaomi is fast gaining recognition over and above the more traditional Taiwanese and Korean brands. As a flagship phone, it features a design mainly made of Corning Gorilla Glass and plastic as a backbone with a metal frame and gold highlights. This phone comes in either black or white theme. The slim and curvy smartphone is only 7 mm thick, and weighs 161 grams, making it really light and easy to handle. The 5.7 inch display features a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which gives a pixel density of about 515 ppi pixel density. It is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 3.

The very high pixel density ensures that you get the brightest, sharpest and most brilliant images you can expect from a phone. It functions on an Android 5.0.1 OS, also called the Lollipop OS. The processor in this phone is a quad core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 or a quad-core 2 GHz Cortex A 57 coupled with an Adreno 430 GPU. There is also a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. However the bad news is that storage cannot be expanded as there is not memory card slot. There are two cameras which are a 13 MP main rear one and 4 MP front facing camera. This Xiaomi offering is definitely going to be talked about for a very long time.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.161 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.

79.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-06-28)