Everything in the review may as well be true, but until this phone costs 250 EUR for 4/64 GB Global version and 265 EUR for 6/128 GB Chinese (easily modded to Global) this is one of the best value high performance phones out there.
Amazing phone let down by a surprisingly horrible camera.....
I dont think there is any other flagship with a worse camera....
Even their own mi5 had it better....
Osiris, 13 Dec 2016Lol, yeah rightXperia M5's camera had f/2.2. This one has better f/2.0. Think before you comment.
Well I have used this phone for some time and I think it's flawless in performance and amazing battery life. The point is what other phone you can get for the price of the Mi note 2 and compare to that phone. To me this phone is very affordable and it's wisely build to achieve low price but keeping high quality of all components. Xiaomi does not copy it's the other way. China's Zenshen is way ahead Silicone value in development progress. In West we call it shamless copy in China is called open source hardware. In my opinion this review has anoying tendency to devaluate an amazing phone for the price and I will take it as Jealousy.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016like u said, new kirin 960 is powerful, yes i agree. but others is not, like p9 and honor 8, d... moreIt is Huawei 's flagship, isn't it???
You see, Xiaomi had called Mi4i "flagship", and it had worst midrange SoC at the time...
Plus, even that i do agree that SD65x is midrange SoC, you can't deny that it is better than last year's best chip SD810 ;)
Shaun Moroz, 12 Dec 2016Yeah, no... You should go study, buddy. He's right you know. Check gsm review of p9 they were using archiac gpu. And that on Qhd would be a disaster which is why the flagship had 1080 p display
hey you can always change the folders that are to be viewed in the gallery.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016Xiaomi had that design on the back of their phone before Samsung even used it on their Note 5.... moreHave you ever seen Note 5 and Mi Note 1 side by side, ignorant.
BTW Mi Note 1 have not only the name 'Note', but also 5.7'' display.
Apple and the China brands could copy whatever from Note, but they can never make device in the Note category. Period!
JMTM, 11 Dec 2016Sammy, now you feel how apples used to when their stuff copied by you guys.
Can you do anyth... moreThat's not the point.
The point is how the US media react on this(not only the design but the name also).
No 'copy' , no 'shameless' , no 'brutal' ....but even whole review article. Hoping, some China brand could take some slice of the Samsung's market, so to make Apple to look Great Again.
The main problem that Apple and the China(and Taiwan) have is.......that no one of them could make device of the Note category.....coping the size or the design it not enough.
The unique Note category is making them(US, China, Taiwan) mad, and we already saw it . Right?
And I mean not only the media, but their authorities involved, even the Presidents. LOL
JMTM, 11 Dec 2016Sammy, now you feel how apples used to when their stuff copied by you guys. Can you do anyth... moreXiaomi had that design on the back of their phone before Samsung even used it on their Note 5. In fact, if you look at the back of the Mi Note 1 and Note 5 they are identical. You could argue that Samsung copied Xiaomi first.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016900mhz Mali GPU = mid range, just on par with redmi note 3 SD chipset, lolYeah, no... You should go study, buddy.
JMTM, 11 Dec 2016Sammy, now you feel how apples used to when their stuff copied by you guys. Can you do anyth... moreSamsung doesn't have to bat an eyelid about the blatant copying because xiaomi is a vastly inferior company. Apple on the other hand was threatened balls deep because there went a company that not only outcopied them, but also improved upon the largely bland environment that is ios with thier aggressive implementation of touchwiz on top of android.
VoloKin Project, 11 Dec 20164x Cortex A72 + 4x Cortex A53 + 900mhz Mali GPU. Is that what you call midrange? 900mhz Mali GPU = mid range, just on par with redmi note 3 SD chipset, lol
Shaun Moroz, 11 Dec 2016The Kirin processors are very powerful, especially the new Kirin 960. You don't know what you... morelike u said, new kirin 960 is powerful, yes i agree. but others is not, like p9 and honor 8, due to one big probelm, their GPU. do you guys even realise that P9 and honor 8, so called flagship GPU performance is just on par with SD 65x, a mid-ranger? hence, a "flagship" that has weak GPU shouldn't be called as flagship.