Xiaomi seems to have veered off the track of producing budget-level devices. With the launch of the Mi 5, the Mi Mix and now the Mi Note 2, it seems like Xiaomi is pushing itself towards the field of flagship smartphones, despite keeping their price slightly lower than competitors like Samsung and Apple whilst still offering equally robust specifications. This phablet seems to have been built in the image of the former, now demised Note 7.
The Mi Note 2 is covered in a rear glass casing that has an identical curve to the one in front together with an aluminium band sandwiched in between. The novel blend of 3D front and rear curves further adds to the uniqueness of the Note 2’s design and brings its premium feel up another notch. For a large smartphone like the Mi Note 2, it seems to built rather ergonimically.
Its hardware is equally robust, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset that has managed to clock at 2.35GHz for both its performance cores, which is combined together with a 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB worth of storage. Battery life is also rather remarkable and it has a bigger 4,070mAh non-replaceable battery which can be refuelled quite quickly with Quick Charge 3.0 via your USB-C cable.
It also holds an equally impressive rear camera with a Sony IMX 318 Exmor RS sensor with the specifications of 22.5MP, f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection autofocus + contrast autofocus and additional electronic image stabilization (EIS) for 4K video recording.
It can be purchased for US$669 normally but US$629.99 now with the code MINOTE2S here.
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