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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note 2 Prime

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and performance also get good views. Some have doubts 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the battery and design. The durability and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

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

 

Xiaomi's decision to use MediaTek's Helio X10 processor for its budget phablet proves to be the right choice.

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 (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 (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Review

 

Sold for the equivalent of just $140 in China (and about $30 to $50 on top of that through e-tailers), the Note 2 sounds incredible on paper: a large, 1080p display, a powerful octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera. The question is,...

Very good screen-to-body ratio ; Well-balanced display ; MIUI is versatile and reliable ; IR blaster available ; Good call quality ; Good battery life

Creaky backplate that can drive you mad ; Built-in Xiaomi apps aren't 100% translated to English ; MIUI comes with bloatware ; Camera could use some work

At about $170 to $190 (excluding any possibly applicable import fees), the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is a hard phablet to beat, though certainly not unopposed. For around that kind of money, you can get Meizu's m2 Note 5.5-incher, which sports a nearly...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Is it still cheap and good?

 

Xiaomi declares that the Redmi Note 2 is a smartphone that gives us a "flagship-like" experience. We see how much of that experience rings true in our review.

Decent performance for price ; Affordable ; Good display quality

Limited battery life ; Expandable by only 32GB ; Poorly-aligned speaker grill

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is definitely good value for money, given its low price and decent benchmark performance. However, the novelty of cheap-and-good has now been diluted since Xiaomi is now synonymous with that phrase, while certain performance...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

First Looks: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

 

Xiaomi claims that the Redmi Note 2 smartphone is designed for a flagship-like experience with affordable pricing, so we're seeing how the smartphone holds up on its own.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review

 

Does Xiaomi's latest low-cost offering manage to be as impressive, if not more, than the original? We find out, in this in-depth Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review!

Excellent design ; Good display ; Powerful processing package ; Impressive speaker quality ; Great software experience

Disappointing battery life ; Average camera performance ; Noticeable lag in some games ; Not available in the US

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is an excellent option, especially when considering its price, with its positives, such as a nice design, powerful processing package, and great software experience, overshadowing any flaws that the device may have.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review: the phone everyone should have

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was announced in August 2015, for a remarkable sub-US$200 price. It honors Xiaomi's philosophy of providing quality Android smartphones for a fair price, while delivering an excellent user experience. The Redmi Note 2 brings...

MIUI has unique features ; Supports microSD cards up to 32 GB ; Removable battery ; Mono speaker with good audio quality ; Low price

Poor battery performance

The Redmi Note 2 is undoubtedly the best smartphone you can find today within its price range. The 32 GB version of the Redmi Note 2 can be bought in China for a bargain, sub-US$200 price and has everything you might need from a smartphone, both on the...

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3060
Battery performance: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 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

Color of product:Blue / Grey / Pink / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Grey

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:403
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:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
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:Y
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:Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard: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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
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:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MT6795
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
Platform:Android

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327 / 5.98
Height:0.327 / 5.98
Weight:5.64
Width:2.99