Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Review

On 2014, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note and to stay in the competition of the smartphones of price range of Rs.18K to 20K, the same company released the Redmi Note 2, the successor of the Redmi Note and the predecessor of the Redmi Note 3. And today we will be writing a review of the same device.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is made up of a plastic and looks alike the Mi 4i, however, there is much more difference in two devices. The rear panel is matte plastic, and also is removable. However, the Mi 4i had non-removable rear panel. The device has not received a single metal work and also lacks glass in its front. Moreover, the Redmi Note 2 is thinner and a little bit smaller than its predecessor. Nevertheless, its successor, the Redmi Note 3.

The Redmi Note 2 features an earpiece, a front facing camera, notification light and various sensors at the top bezel. Besides, the device features the capacitive touch buttons below the screen. The capacitive buttons are red-colored, however, are not supported by backlit.

The Redmi Note 2 features a 3.5 mm headphone socket, a secondary microphone at the top part. The device, moreover, features an IR sensor which was lacked in its predecessor. The device carries the USB port and a primary microphone at the bottom. We also can notice a primary camera along with the rear flashlight at the rear side. The speaker grille can also be noticed at the rear-bottom. The power key and the volume adjusting keys are placed on the right hand side. The SIM cards slots and microSD card slot is visible under the rear panel.

Furthermore, the Redmi Note 2 features 5.5 inches IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels having ~296 ppi pixels density. Nevertheless, its predecessor had only HD resolution screen with 720 x 1280 pixels. The display is sharp and viewing angles are also good. The screen produces contrast and vivid color.

The Redmi Note 2 is functioned with Android 5.0 Lollipop and MIUI 7.0 and is operated with Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset, Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The device comes with 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. Moreover, users can further expand the storage using a microSD card.

Moreover, the Redmi Note 2 is furnished with 13 MP, f/2.2 and phase detection autofocus primary camera. The primary camera adds features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama and so on. The camera is also capable of shooting full HD videos at 1080 pixels. The device, further, possesses 5 MP and f/2.0 aperture front facing camera which also shoots HD videos at 720 pixels.

Besides, the Redmi Note 2 is equipped with 3060 mAh removable battery. The device, besides, supports fast charging functionality, which was lacked in its predecessor. The battery backup of this device is good as the device and can be used throughout a day with a single charge. Moreover, you can choose the color like as the device is available in different colors like white, dark gray, yellow, blue and pink.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Price in Nepal : Rs. 18,000 (Around)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specification

Display

 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M

Processor

 CPU Speed  2.0 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  1920 x 1080 pixels
 Main Camera Resolution  13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 32 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM
 2G Sim  NA
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  NA

Connectivity

 ANT+  NA
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.45/5 GHz), Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.0
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  No

Software

 Operating Software  Android 5.0 Lollipop

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Dark Grey, Yellow, Blue and Pink
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  152 x 76 x 8.3 mm
 Weight  160 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  3060 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  1920 x 1080 pixels
 Audio Playing Format  NA

 

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