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Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Making a Style Statement

The Xiaomi brand is coming up with yet another device to cater to the smartphone lovers.  There are many brands in the field of smartphone making, but this Chinese brand has progressed a lot in a short span that has posed a threat to the market leaders in the field also. As far as the Android phone is concerned the company does not possess a long history. It has been hardly three years when the company has started to spread its business in the field of the smartphone. However, it has studied the mindset of the buyers as well as the market well before launching the devices. It has offered some of the most demanding features in its medium range models, and hence in a few months only, the company was able to have a huge customer base. As the buyers were satisfied with its previous models, now whenever the company makes an announcement of new models, they wait for its launching.

In the coming days, there are some more models being launched by the company, and one of them is the device Xiaomi Mi Note 2. The model boasts of amazing features, and hence it has created much hype before its official launching also.

This device is called the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and is likely to be launched in June 2017. It will run on the Android v6.0 OS, which is also known as Marshmallow. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 price in India is expected to be Rs.27, 990. The price falls in mid-section price range for smartphones. But the features it has are slate to make it worth it. One of its unique features is that it is claimed to be the fastest phone with Dual-Core processor.

The networks supported will be 4G, 3G as well as 2G which can be used through 2 SIM cards on this dual SIM phone. Extra security is provided in the form of the fingerprint sensor, and the device charges pretty quickly too. Hence those who need to store data on the device can use its enhanced security features that can offer great safety to the data. The fast charging can help one who has limited time to charge the device but still need to use it for a long time.

Design and Display

The signature display of the Xiaomi phablet is visible in this handset as well. With a 156.22 mm height, 77.3 mm width and 7.3 mm thickness, this phone provides for a very good design and look. However, the weight which is 166 grams is much below average. The build material used for the front case as well as the back is aluminium. The colour variants available in this device are only two. These include Piano Black and Glacier Silver. Hence it is much useful for the professional users rather the casuals.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 boasts a 5.7-inch AMOLED 3D Touch Touchscreen of full HD resolution (1,080 x 1,920 pixels). This provides lifelike and clear picture quality with bright colours. The display of the phone has extra protection too in the form of a coating with Gorilla glass. This would provide good resistance against scratches and cracks.  Among the leading devices in the smartphone market, this device is much famous due to its display result. Hence those who love to view videos and images can go for it.

Performance and Storage

The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip which seemingly is the newest and the best chip from the top chipset manufacturer. The performance is claimed to be the best in class with a Quad Core (2.35 GHz, Dual core, Kryo + 2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo) processor. The architecture of the phone is 64 bit, and the graphics are supported by Adreno 530. However, the best feature of the phone is its fast processing and the agility it provides while multi-tasking or using multiple apps at the same. This is because the Mi Note 2 features 4GB RAM placing it close to the elite league consisting of phones like OnePlus 3, LeEco Le 3 Pro, etc.

For the storage, the inbuilt storage of the phone itself is a whopping 64GB. However, the downside to this device is that it doesn’t have expandable memory. It does have a USB OTG support.

Camera and Battery

This phablet is furnished with a 22.5 MP primary camera which features autofocus, optical image stabilization, and dual-colour LED flash. The video recording over the primary camera is possible at 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps and even 1280×720 @ 120 fps.

The front camera is an 8MP one with an Exmor RS sensor. It does provide the flash feature. The video recording for the front camera can be done at 1920×1080 @ 30 fps.

The power of the device comes from a 3,600mAh Li-polymer battery. However, this is a non-removable battery. But this flipside more than makes up for the fact that it charges very quickly.

Network and Connectivity

Connectivity options available in the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 include dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and microUSB 2.0.

The phablet even comes with a fingerprint sensor providing the much needed extra security to protect the data stored in the device. This fingerprint sensor position is provided in the front portion of the device. The sensors included in this device are proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and compass. The multimedia options include a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Another feature the phone lacks is an FM Radio.

Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 boasts of many worthy features and provisions.  This was much needed for the Xiaomi brand to take back all the focus which was diverted to other smartphones like OnePlus and OnePlus three which took away the spotlight from Xiaomi’s Mi5.

The downsides of the phone include a non-removable battery and the absence of an FM Radio. However, the other features on this model make it worth to buy.