Xiaomi Redmi Note


Xiaomi 1Xiaomi Redmi Note holds a very reasonable consideration in terms of its name. Being the Xiaomi first phablet on the basis of the solid Redmi 1S, the manufacturer of Xiaomi Redmi Note learnt from Moto X and thus gave a trial of repeating something similar. This is a good Note for office use, a budget Smartphone of its own kind, style and with an excellent design.

To examine the features and performance which make this phone to stand out from other brands let’s have a look on the following unique characteristics:

Display: Xiaomi Redmi Note has been compactly installed with 5.5”IPS 720p capacitive Touchscreen with 267 pi pixel density. The display has got no special protection apart from the regular glass. You are advised to be very cautious when handling the phone as the glass can easily accumulate scratches.

Design: The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with MIUI v.5. Xiaomi Redmi Note is not only a good looker but also an affordable phablet. Its entire front is black in color with very nice red color on the capacitive keys. Its rear cover, which is removable, is made from glossy plastic that is prone to smudges and fingerprints. The phone has got a microSD 2.0 port as well as a primary microphone. The rear cover can be easily removed to give you a good access to the two SIM cards, the 3,200mAh battery and microSD card slot. It is relatively heavier, weighing 200g and spreads 154 x 78 x 9.5 mm and therefore being one of the heaviest Phablet that you can ever meet so far.

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Hardware: Xiaomi Redmi Note is powered by MediaTek’s MT6592 chipset with an ocat-core process which runs the 1.7 GHz octa-core Cortex-A7 CPU on a 2GB RAM and Mali-450MP4 GPU. It has got a microSD card slot that supports expandable memory of up to 32GB and an 8GB in-built memory.

Camera: Xiaomi Redmi Note has been installed with a 5MP front-facing camera with 720 video recording powers and a 13MP back camera with LED flash and 1080 video capture.

Connectivity and Technology: Xiaomi Redmi Note supports Dual-SIM with dual stand-by that works with the mini-SIM cards. It is wise to understand that the 3G speeds are only available on SIM one. The phone supports Dual band WCDMA/HSPA 1900 /2100, 21 Mbps on SIM 1 and Tri-ban GPRS/GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz on both SIMs. It supports GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot.

Battery: Xiaomi Redmi Note has been installed with a 3,200mAh removable battery. This means that you can carry a spare or replace it at any point of need. The battery capacity assures you of two full days of standby mode and long battery life while browsing the web, calling or playing video.

Multimedia: Xiaomi Redmi Note comes with Google Talk apps, YouTube, MP4, FM radio and MP3 players. Other supported audio formats include WMV, WMA and WAV.

Other Features: Cloud Messaging, MI Cloud, Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, IM messaging and Maps.

Pros: Xiaomi Redmi Note has got an active voice cancellation with a fanatical microphone. The phone is also runs on Dual-SIM.

Cons:

  • Has got no LTE with the exception of the fact that single-SIM 4G version is available.
  • Has no hardened glass for screen protection.
  • Sub-300ppi pixel density.
  • Heavy and thick.
  • Has got no Kit Kat.

Verdict: Bearing the fact that this brand is just a repetition of the Moto X, its right touches and sales potential will all depend on its reception in the market.