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Xiaomi Mi Note

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Xiaomi Mi Note. 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. Reviews about the performance and portability are generally positive. The camera and price also get good reviews, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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, 2018

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 : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi's new Note 3 gets downgraded for the midrange market

 

The Mi Note 3 sacrifices screen size and processor power to shrink its price tag.

Sep, 2017

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)

Xiaomi Mi Note review: Chinese phablet dazzles with quality design

 

The 5.7-inch smartphone has the chops to beat its competition head-on, but getting your hands on one may be a challenge.

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 : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

Is the Xiaomi Mi Note still worth buying?

 

With the long awaited Singapore release of the Xiaomi Mi Note, we take a look at some other similarly priced phones to see if it's still worth buying.

Aug, 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 (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

Expert review by : Ron Amadeo (arstechnica.com)

Xiaomi’s Mi Note phablet outclasses the competition for half the price

 

Review: China's disruptive OEM builds a premium, high-end phablet for $370.

Unbelievable bang for your buck. $370 for something other OEMs would sell for $600-$700 ; It's one of the best-built Android phones out there. It's all glass and aluminum and solid as a rock ; In performance—and we don't mean benchmarks—the Mi...

The phone has a hardware menu button but no menus, and the menu button opens Recent Apps instead of the menu. It's rather confusing ; The glass back gives the Mi Note an almost frictionless back surface. Put it on a table that isn't perfectly flat, and...

No phones in US just yet, but mi.com launches Stateside in "a few months."

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note: Not just one of the best value phablets, one of the best phablets, period

 

Xiaomi's latest phone is something of a departure from its usual fare. The 5.7-inch Mi Note phablet is a cut above the wallet-friendly offerings Xiaomi has offered in the past, and its premium design, build and specs put it in the same league as the...

Sleek aluminum and glass build with good handling ; Great camera with optical image stabilization ; Good performance and battery life ; Dual 4G micro and nano SIM ; Nearly half the price of an iPhone 6 Plus ; Onboard stereo DAC

No expandable storage

Consider the Mi Note Xiaomi's coming of age party. Previous Xiaomi devices have been 'affordable alternatives': devices with good designs, often similar in style to higher-end products, but with compromises made in performance or features. The Mi Note...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance: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 resolution (numeric):4
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:4
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:386
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
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:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

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:Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2300,2500,2600
4G standard: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:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
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:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:801
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
RAM capacity:3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.276
Height:6.1 / 6.14
Weight:5.68
Width:3.06