Monday, October 22, 2018

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 4 GB/6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB/ 128 GB
  • Display: 3D Curved 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Oled flexible display
  • Camera: 22.56MP primary Camera/ 8MP Front
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.4 4.7 1
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Software 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10
  • Value For Money 10 / 10

Xiaomi Launched its Mi Note 2 with the latest snapdragon 821 Soc and OLED Display. The main highlight of the phone is 3D curved glass on front and back of the phone. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is having the very similar design with Samsung Galaxy  Note 7 which is now discontinued by the company.

In Detail, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) OLED flexible display with a 77.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 which clocked at 2.35GHz. It is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB and 128 GB internal storage options. It is packed with a 22.56MP Sony IMX318 Exmor sensor with a f/2.0 lens and on the front side 8MP shooter with a Sony IMX268 sensor. It is backed by the huge 4070mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Coming to the Connectivity options Xiaomi Mi Note 2 includes the Dual SIM (nano+nano), LTE speeds up to 6000Mbps on the downlink, with 3x carrier aggregation, NFC, Mi pay, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/-AGPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and USB Type-C. Also on board is the Aqstic audio processor, with 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Fi sound quality.

Now coming to the price and availability of Xiaomi Note 2. The phone comes in three variants which are distinguished on the basis of RAM and internal storage.

4GB + 64GB 2799 Yuan ($413, ₹27500)

6GB + 128GB 3299 Yuan ($487, ₹32500)

6GB + 128GB Special Global Edition 3499 Yuan ($516, ₹34500)

Xiaomi Mi NOte 2 will go on sale in the Home country from November 1st onwards.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight
    166 g
  • Colors
    Black, Gold, Silver

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.7-inch
  • Resolution
    1080×1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~386 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    3D Curved Display, Dual Curved Display

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad Core 2.35GHz Processor
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 530
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4GB/ 6 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64 GB/128 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    No
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI 8

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    22.56MP Sony IMX318 Exmor sensor
  • Image
    22.56MP
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    1/2.6" sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED Flash
  • Secondary
    8MP shooter with a Sony IMX268 sensor

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    4070 mAh
  • Placement
    Non Removeable at the Back

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    USB Type-C
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack