Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 with 5.5-inch Full HD display & MIUI 7 Now Official

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is a budget Android Smartphone that offers specs beyond its price range. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features a massive display, powerful cameras, an octa-core processor, super-fast 4G LTE support and comes with the all new Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) out of the box for a more solid performance.

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Build and Screen

Size wise, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a body dimension that measures at 152mm x 76mm x 8.25mm and weighs only 160gram. Xiaomi will be offering 5 colour options of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 which include white, blue, yellow, pink and mint green.

Redmi Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display which puts it in the phablet range along a 1920 x 1080 resolution for a pixel density of 401 ppi which should make for decently enjoyable viewing and should offer some level of wide-angle viewing.

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Its display is designed to protect the eyesight of those who like to play with their phones late at night and also features HDR sunlight technology as the Xiaomi Mi4i to improve viewing in direct sunlight.

Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with a decent 13 megapixel Samsung/OV rear camera for a budget phablet and also comes with F2.2 aperture, dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, 0.1s focus speed, touch to focus, High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, amongst other features and modes.

The shooter has Full-HD (1080p) video recording capability. Its 5 megapixel front-facing snapper is made by OmniVision, and has the awesome automatic beautify function as well. It is capable of delivering selfies of great quality.

Performance and Software

A robust 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (A53 architecture) Octa-Core processor runs the show on Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. The 64-bit processor clocked up to 2.2GHz. It is assisted by ample RAM of 2GB capacity while the graphics is handled by a PowerVR G6200.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is powered by Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS which is coated with latest Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 user interface. It sports an ample storage of 16GB/32GB which enable users to add more storage memory. It has no space for additional memory.

Other Specs

Supplying needed juice to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is a powerful 3060mAh battery, which is rated to offer up to 46 hours of music playback. Impressively, the phone supports 4G LTE connectivity (Band 3 and Band 40) to allow you enjoy super-fast mobile data speeds. It also supports dual-SIM functionality. Connectivity features on Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 includes microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth, dual-band 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

Xiaomi have also included an IR remote control use at home with your TV, air conditioner etc.

Pricing and availability

Xiaomi currently does not sell mobile phones in Nigeria. According to Xiaomi, the focus of their expansion for 2015 will be India, Brazil, and Indonesia. However, the company is expected to be global by 2020.

So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 may never officially sell in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability. If available, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N40,000 – N45,000.

FULL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Announced 2015, August
Released Yes
Status Available
Price Range ₦40,000 – ₦45,000

Design

Type Phablet
Dimensions 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm (5.98 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
Protection n/a
Colors White, blue, yellow, pink, mint green

Network

2G Network GSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network 3G: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type Micro SIM
Dual SIM Yes

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5 inches (~72.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~401 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features
Secondary Display n/a

Media


Yes, Mp3, Midi, WAV, AAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4
n/a
Yes (with RDS)
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
3.5mm jack

Camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Yes
1080p@30fps Video
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Yes, LED flash
5 MP, 720p

Software

Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
ASUS Zen UI
Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Mediatek MT6795
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR G6200
2GB RAM
Internal Storage 16GB or 32GB Storage
n/a
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
Infrared Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFS Yes
HDMI

Data

GPRS Up to 48kbps
EDGE Yes
Speed Up to 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Other Features

– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic- MP4/H.264 player- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

– Photo/video editor

– Document viewer

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Po)
Capacity 3060 mAh battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 144 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 11 h 30 min (3G)
Music Play Up to 46 h

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