Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Review

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been largely known as a low-cost player in the technological landscape but offers superior quality products. It produces cost effective premium smartphone clones. This time the company has come up with Mi Note 2, which is another extension of its flagship Mi series.

The smartphone has indeed some striking features that present it in a unique position in the market. Let’s go through the detailed review of the latest smartphone by Xiaomi.


On the design front, the perfect reference is Galaxy Note 7 and the phone carries the similar design with some aesthetical tweaks. For example, the bezels along with the display sides are thicker that makes the phone look a bit wider, with the retouched glass and metal on the sides.

Other elements are mostly typical. There is a curved class on the front and back, called 3D glass and that is feasibly fixed in a nice and sturdy solid frame. It is certainly a beautiful piece if you manage to keep it clean. The phone boasts of an S-Pen like stylus at the bottom of the phone with USB Type-C port edged by the single speaker unit and a microphone, fixed under balanced grills.


The Mi Note 2 comes with a 5.7-inch AMOLED display. However, Xiaomi continued with a 1080p resolution instead of opting for Quad HD. You would not complain about sharpness which is quite enough to brag about. It is just a pleasure to watch your favorite videos on AMOLED screen as it is known for deep blacks, high contrast, and effective colors.

You could change the brightness and contrast under the Settings tab. If you prefer big screen devices for an easy media viewing experience, you would definitely love it for what it delivers.


In its heart, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, clocked at 2.35 GHz, supported by either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. It has enough power that is pretty much common in flagship smartphones.

For best results, you could go for 6 GB of RAM in its premium version. Watching online videos, multitasking, and even playing high-end video games are pretty smooth and fabulous. However, multitasking is not bad with an even 4GB version of Mi Note 2.


It comes with 64 GB or 128 GB variants with no option for expandable storage. However, its high internal storage capacity doesn’t create any such need for the users.

The device does feature dual SIM capabilities, and the premium edition with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM will also be available in a global version, that supports a total of 37 bands, including 22 LTE bands.


Mi Note 2 has a super-effective 22.56 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and an 8 MP front-facing unit. Its easy-to-use camera application adds more power to the device.


The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 software is truly impressive with its efficacy to offer astounding result. Vodafone must be commended for providing us with a pretty-much stock version of Android 6.0.1. You won’t notice any ugly skin on the top of the UI and the bloatware is smartly restricted.

Overall it’s a good buying option and offers a value for money.


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