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Xiaomi Mi Note

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Xiaomi Mi Note. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and portability are overall positive. The price and camera are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and connectivity.

design, camera, price, portability, performance

connectivity, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi Note is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Xiaomi Mi Note

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Xiaomi Mi Note from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Takuda® Xiaomi MI Note Dual SIM Quad Core 2.5GHz 5.7" HD 4G LTE RAM 3G, ROM16/64G Smartphone (ROM 16G White)Takuda® Xiaomi MI Note Dual SIM Quad Core 2.5GHz 5.7" HD 4G LTE RAM 3G, ROM16/64G Smartphone (ROM 16G White)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note is the best 'made in China' phone you've never heard of [REVIEW]

 

Handsome metal design with chamfered edges ; Big and sharp display ; Light and modern UI ; Customizable themes

MicroUSB charging port is confusing ; Can't buy it in U.S. ; Incompatible with U.S. 4G LTE networks

Xiaomi's Mi Note is a beautiful, ultra-thin Android smartphone with a premium metal body that you, unfortunately, can't buy in the U.S.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Xiaomi Mi Note review: The phablet form factor, perfected

 

The prestige of a flagship, the price of a bargain.

Excellent design for a smartphone with a large 5.7-inch display ; MiUI software is an attractive take on Android ; Dual 4G SIM slots ; 13MP rear Sony camera with OIS

Dated processing hardware ; MiUI 6 based on the older Android 4.4 KitKat ; Google Play is not pre-installed ; Available online only in Australia

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Xiaomi Mi Note review: The phablet form factor, perfected

 

The prestige of a flagship, the price of a bargain.

Excellent design for a smartphone with a large 5.7-inch display ; MiUI software is an attractive take on Android ; Dual 4G SIM slots ; 13MP rear Sony camera with OIS

Dated processing hardware ; MiUI 6 based on the older Android 4.4 KitKat ; Google Play is not pre-installed ; Available online only in Australia

Xiaomi’s Mi Note is the best phablet in the category and it is such a shame. It is a shame because the company hasn’t launched in Australia and local resellers have been shut down by Xiaomi Global. It offers the perks of a phablet available in a body...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note review: Striking the right note

 

Proper flagships are coming in pairs lately as every maker is trying to cater for different crowds. Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony - but also Oppo, Meizu, Huawei. Until recently the breakdown would've implied ones to watch and learn from vs. ones to...

5.7" IPS 1080p capacitive touchscreen of 386ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI v.6 ; 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU; 3GB of RAM; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset ; 13MP camera, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone...

Launches on Android KitKat ; No microSD card slot ; No user-replaceable battery ; No NFC ; No FM radio ; Sold exclusively online

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

Review: the Xiaomi Mi Note is the best phone you can't have

 

The smartphone business is notorious for eating companies alive. Even giants of industry have fallen: Sony is on the cusp of throwing in the towel on its phone division, Nokia is now out of the...

Well built ; Good (if safe) design ; MIUI looks great

Not for US consumption ; Design is a little derivative ; Camera could be better

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note ( 64GB, White)

 

With its trim design, powerful hardware and camera, the Mi Note is a premium high-end phone that sets the benchmark for the company's upcoming flagships, all while selling at a much more affordable price than competing phablets. The 16GB version will...

The Xiaomi Mi Note's refined aluminum and glass design is as good as any. Impressively, Xiaomi crams a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization into the slim chassis without showing a bulge.

Limited 4G LTE support for non-Asian markets and no microSD slot curb its appeal, while it will likely only be available in the US, UK and Australia at a premium price.

The Mi Note showcases Xiaomi's top-class potential to the world -- it's just a shame so few outside Asia will get to see it.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Xiaomi Mi Note review: Chinese phablet dazzles with quality design

 

Though still relatively unknown outside of its native China, Xiaomi is now one of the largest handset makers in the world. And if you had any question about where the company is going in 2015 (and that's after a busy 2014), the Mi Note has the answer....

The Xiaomi Mi Note's refined aluminum and glass design is as good as any. Impressively, Xiaomi crams a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization into the slim chassis without showing a bulge

Limited 4G LTE support for non-Asian markets and no microSD slot curb its appeal, while it will likely only be available in the US, UK and Australia at a premium price

The Mi Note showcases Xiaomi's top-class potential to the world -- it's just a shame so few outside Asia will get to see it.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Adam Doud (pocketnow.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note Review: Don’t judge a book by its gorgeous cover

 

The Xiaomi Mi Note has top quality design and feel, but the insides don't live up to the outsides.

Beautiful design ; Large, bright screen ; Low cost

Limited connectivity in the US – your mileage may vary ; Good-but-not-great camera ; Hard to get in US

At the end of the day, what you’re left slipping into your pocket is a good phone, built with great materials, for a good/great price – depending on where you live in the world. It’s a great phone to hold in your hand and it stands out in a crowd....

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Hollister , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Xiaomi Mi Note: The First Chinese Smartphone You'll Actually Want

 

You've probably never heard of the Xiaomi Mi Note. You can't buy one in the US. You should read this story anyhow. It's about a smartphone-a really good smartphone-but

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (gizmodo.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note: This Chinese Phone Is Great. Too Bad You Can't Use It.

 

You've probably never heard of the Xiaomi Mi Note. You can't buy one in the US. You should read this story anyhow. It's about a smartphone--a really good smartphone--but it's also about the future of personal electronics. You care about the future, no?

Feb, 2015
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:4
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Pink / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:386
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, TD-SCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2300,2500,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7
Height :15.5 / 15.6
Weight:161
Width:7.76