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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime 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 Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The durability and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xiaomi Redmi Note2 2+16GB 4G LTE Dual Sim MIUI 7 Octa Core 2.0GHz 5.5 inch FHD 5+13MP Smartphone WhiteXiaomi Redmi Note2 2+16GB 4G LTE Dual Sim MIUI 7 Octa Core 2.0GHz 5.5 inch FHD 5+13MP Smartphone White

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (trustedreviews.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

 

The latest and greatest phone from the company known as "the Apple of the East", the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 continues the company's trend of offering impressive specifications at astonishingly low prices. It's also one of the fastest selling phones of all...

Amazing specs for the price ; MIUI 7 is one of the best Android skins ; 13-megapixel camera takes brilliant shots swiftly ; Case feels a bit cheap

No NFC ; No quick charging

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 – Top Features

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a number of things going for it, especially its competitive retail price of R3 000. Here are seven of the Redmi Note 2's best features, but also its worst.

Check the six points listed

Battery life

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore November 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew Cellphones 1

 

It's yet another option for folks who want many of the features of top-end models without paying top dollar.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review

 

Xiaomi is one of China's leading tech firms right now thanks to its popular line of smartphones and tablets, and while the company is yet to make any serious inroads into western markets, it has expanded with incredible success into other Asian...

In its native China the Redmi Note 2 retails for around £100, but resellers are shipping it to Europe for approximately £125. That puts the handset firmly in the budget sector, but the specifications are anything but frugal. A Mediatek-made 2.2GHz...

Aside from some niggles with the build quality - the clip-on rear panel is quite creaky under pressure - and the lack of NFC and fast-charging, this is essentially a cutting-edge Android phone at a bargain basement price point - and it's easy to...

While flagship Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 might offer more features and functionality, they cost three times as much as Xiaomi's offering and arguably come with a less appealing UI. It's easy to accept the minor things that are missing...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (knowyourmobile.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Review: INSANELY Good, Very Cheap. Excellent ALL ROUND

 

Cheap and powerful Chinese smartphones are something of a mystery for most western buyers, which is ironic when you consider that so many of the best-known tech brands create their products in that part of the world. This is slowly but surely changing...

Amazing screen, powerful hardware, MicroSD card slot, fantastic custom UI

No NFC, creaky case design, no fast charging

Amazing value for money and arguably one of the most accomplished phones to emerge from China in recent times, the Redmi Note 2 is a must for budget buyers

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 ( white)

 

Personally, I don't really like displays larger than 5 inches, as they make it a tad uncomfortable to use with one hand, but the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 2 didn't seem too hard to get used to. Perhaps it's because I've been testing out the Apple Watch with...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 may be cheap, but it packs in good performance with a reliable camera and expandable storage.

The phone is pretty much limited to countries in Asia for now, and there's no indication it will head westward anytime soon. Camera color accuracy is a problem indoors and battery life is good, but not great.

The Redmi Note 2 is yet another Xiaomi smartphone that delivers good performance at a low price -- but those outside Asia however will have a hard time getting one.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review

 

Xiaomi's latest smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, is the kind of phone you're looking for when you need a big screen and features at a low cost, even if its specs aren't all that exciting. As the last new phone the Chinese smartphone maker is selling...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 may be cheap, but it packs in good performance with a reliable camera and expandable storage.

The phone is pretty much limited to countries in Asia for now, and there's no indication it will head westward anytime soon. Camera color accuracy is a problem indoors and battery life is good, but not great.

The Redmi Note 2 is yet another Xiaomi smartphone that delivers good performance at a low price -- but those outside Asia however will have a hard time getting one.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (white)

 

Personally, I don't really like displays larger than 5 inches, as they make it a tad uncomfortable to use with one hand, but the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 2 didn't seem too hard to get used to. Perhaps it's because I've been testing out the Apple Watch with...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 may be cheap, but it packs in good performance with a reliable camera and expandable storage.

The phone is pretty much limited to countries in Asia for now, and there's no indication it will head westward anytime soon. Camera color accuracy is a problem indoors and battery life is good, but not great.

The Redmi Note 2 is yet another Xiaomi smartphone that delivers good performance at a low price -- but those outside Asia however will have a hard time getting one.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 quick review

 

Usually at DPReview Connect we focus on high-end devices from established smartphone manufacturers. However, sometimes we come across devices from lesser-known manufacturers that, because of their specification and price point, have the potential to...

Oct, 2015

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review: Wallet-friendly Note 2 manages to pack in the performance with a low-cost chip

 

Xiaomi's latest smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, is the kind of phone you're looking for when you need a big screen and features at a low cost, even if its specs aren't all that exciting. As the last new phone the Chinese smartphone maker is selling...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 may be cheap, but it packs in good performance with a reliable camera and expandable storage

The phone is pretty much limited to countries in Asia for now, and there's no indication it will head westward anytime soon. Camera color accuracy is a problem indoors and battery life is good, but not great

The Redmi Note 2 is yet another Xiaomi smartphone that delivers good performance at a low price -- but those outside Asia however will have a hard time getting one.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3060
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / 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):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Pink / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:403
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:2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA / HSPA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / 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 architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:MT6795

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:152 / 8.3
Height :15.2 / 8.3
Weight:160
Width:7.6 / 76
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