Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is not a perfect budget phone, but it comes damn close to being one. In most respects, it manages to pull away from the competition, while keeping the price incredibly low. We recommended the Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu M2 Note as excellent budget phones, and the same goes for the Redmi Note 2: It’s better in most respects, yet it costs just a few bucks more than its closest competitors.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2015
Source: Phone Arena
At about $170 to $190 (excluding any possibly applicable import fees), the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is a hard phablet to beat, though certainly not unopposed. For around that kind of money, you can get Meizu's m2 Note 5.5-incher, which sports a nearly identical specs list, but comes with a better camera and sweeter battery life. It's arguably the more attractive of the two, also. We've had some troubles with its software, though — in comparison, MIUI is madly powerful, but contained and well-behaved.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Trusted Reviews
If you're shopping for a phone on a tight budget but dislike having to settle for second best, then the Redmi Note 2 is the answer to your prayers. It's powerful, has a fantastic display and packs a brilliant camera, and to cap it off is running one of the best Android UIs you can get.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: GSM Arena
We wish most of the sequels we're dealing with are like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Simple and straightforward, yet absolutely credible. Not that the original posed a particular challenge. The Redmi Note was a simple package and the upgrade doesn't offer anything fancy either. Just higher screen resolution, more processing power, an IR port and fast battery charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2015
Source: Gadget Show
While flagship Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 might offer more features and functionality, they cost three times as much as Xiaomi's offering and arguably come with a less appealing UI. It's easy to accept the minor things that are missing from the Redmi Note 2 when you consider that you're getting it for just over 100 sheets. The phone sold 1.5 million units in a fortnight in its native China and is proof that Xiaomi's strategy is working - when the company eventually does officially come to the west, you can expect very big things indeed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Android Authority
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is an excellent option, especially when considering its price, with its positives, such as a nice design, powerful processing package, and great software experience, overshadowing any flaws that the device may have.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: MobiFlip DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
Source: PocketPC DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2015
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware. Negative: Short battery life; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Model: The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is worthy successor to the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note with better specifications. The design is fresh and modern with touch sensitive home, menu and back buttons in red while the entire front panel is black. There are 5 colors to choose from; white, blue, yellow, pink and mint green. The Android 5.0 Lollipop device features a Cortex-A53 octa-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a PowerVR G6200 GPU, 1 or 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage model. MicroSD cards up to 32 GB are supported.
The 160g device sports dual-SIM capability, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, a FM radio and microUSB 2.0. Its 5.5 inch IPS LCD features a pixel density of 401 PPI. Thanks to impressive brightness, the smartphone remains usable in direct sunlight. Both, the 13 MP rear camera and the 5 MP front shoot good images. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with a lithium polymer battery rated at 3060 mAh, which enables up to 11 hours talk time.
Imagination PowerVR G6200: Multi core (2 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
MT6795: ARM based octa-core SoC (8x Cortex-A53 clocked at up to 2.2 GHz) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates an LTE modem and video en- and decoder for up to 4K and H.265.» 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.
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.
84.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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