Xiaomi has had great success with its Mi Note flagship, so the multi-billion Chinese electronics and software company has decided to announce the successor to the Mi Note: the Mi Note 2. They announced the possibility of this phone in October of 2016. The Mi Note 2 is the company’s most beautiful and their fastest phone launched thus far.
About the Phone
Currently, this phone is on a huge discount on GearBest. Normally, upwards of $700, you can now pick up the Mi Note 2 with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage for as low as $299.99 using this discount (code: NOTE2ZD).
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a beautiful dual curved screen in similar design to the Samsung Galaxy Edge and the Note. However, the major difference is with the 3D curved backing of the Mi Note 2. Over its competitors, the Mi Note 2 is a quad curved smartphone that has the best grip.
This sleek phone has a 77.2% screen-body ratio with a 5.7-inch 1080p OLED display. On the interior of this beautiful phone, there is a Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor, with an Adreno 540 GPU. This phone comes with two options:
4GB RAM with 64GB Storage; or
6GB RAM with a 128GB Storage.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 only weighs 166 grams, and measures at 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6mm. Its connectivity options include lightning fast 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 GPS, USB Type-C, and NFC. This phone is slightly larger than its predecessor, but what it is in size, it is in immense power. It has a 1080p display which is easier on the battery compared to other display options.
The Mi Note 2 boasts a 22.56-megapixel rear facing camera with a dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX318, EIS, a 6-element lens, a f/2.0 aperture, and 4K video recording. This is the best of its kind. Its predecessor only sported a 13 MP camera, so this new phone has greatly improved phone quality. It kept the same aperture and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, so not much has changed on that front. It takes quality photos, during the day and during low light.
The battery has been focused on a lot more since its predecessor. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 delivers to its users a phenomenal amount of battery life, and that is all thanks to its 4070mAh battery. This is a great upgrade from the original Mi Note which only had a 3000mAh battery. What makes this phone even greater is the fact that it can support a Quick Charge of 3.0 so the device can be charged extremely quickly. With a full charge, the phone will run comfortably for and last a full day of usage, and even longer if used sporadically.
Pros and Cons:
Because of the Snapdragon 821 Soc, this phone sports better performance and has better quality photos compared to the last model. Also its OLED 3D curved glass display is on par with the likes of Samsung. Also, its lightning fast connecting at 4G VoLTE puts this phone at the top of its game. A major pro of this phone is that it can run multiple apps at the same time, with a feature called Dual Apps. It also boasts the ability to create a second home screen, so a user can a screen for work, and one for play.
However, this phone does have one con, the battery could be better. Though it is a step up from its predecessor, it still leaves much to be desired.
Should You Get It?
This phone sports all the newest and latest features that you would expect from a phone. Its fast, sleek, and weighs absolutely nothing. This phone offers an experience that you can’t get anywhere else, or with any other phone. Though this phone is similar to the Galaxy Note 7, this phone is a great alternative for people looking to get the best bang for their buck in terms of design, features, and usability.