4 years later and putting new software was a must, phone became laggy and collected lots of waste memory as misc. in the storage. I put CyanogenMod version 12.1-20161127 with android 5.1.1 and now i can say it is as fast as new, if not even faster and better responding :) Battery still holds quite well, about 20% less than when it was new. Still better than some newer phones on the market (Galaxy J5 2015, 2016...)
PS: I use Galaxy S7 in the last year and a half as my first phone, the Xiaomi did his job very well for the time and now i use it only for my instagram business profile and sometimes for playing games.
Where can i get such a device with a form factor like this? I dont't like Smartphones with 5' and up!
How can this be compared to Galaxy Note? Note is a tool for someone who is willing to pay for high quality digitizer, authored by Wacom. Equal power-wise it would cost significantly more and have no real chance on the market.
Three years with this phone too, good spec and better than a samsung galaxy note 2.
I use this phone for three years. better than other phones. drawback is that there is no slot for a memory card.
Same for me, I've been owning this phone for 3 years. Dropped it many times and in toilet too. They were the best xiaomi phone imo. It's sad to see how xiaomi has cut down on build quality since then. Just look at the bend test of the xiaomi mi5, you could never do that with a Mi2s.
i love this phone. i bought it online when it first came out and haven't regretted it since. i'm still using it, 3 years later, it's a beast. i've dropped it in the toilet 3 times, dropped it on the ground countless times, and had a really angry day where i threw it as hard as i could at the wall... it's survived all of these and still works as well as it did the day i received it. my only complaint is that since updating it to miui 8 i am left with little room for apps.
Hoffacurse, 28 Aug 2016Does anybody know if you can set up a Wifi hot-spot with this phone?Yes you can.
Does anybody know if you can set up a Wifi hot-spot with this phone?
Excellent performance for the price, I paid US$300 in summer 2013 for the 16 GB version, I must admit that storage starting becoming an issue after 2 year, but at this price, Samsung was offering phones at half the spec (esp screen, GPS and maybe even built). I mention built as I have dropped my phone from table height many times (by accident of course), and it has survived! The battery capacity is a little lacking for most users, and I tend to have a carry a power pack of at least 2400mAH (i.e another battery equivalent to last 10 - 12 hours! If you plan to buy 2nd hand for a non demanding user, highly recommended, however, if you need the storage, RAM and battery power. Stay away.
It's upgradable to 5.0 (Lollipop), Please update the spec-sheet.
I already upgraded to 18.104.22.168 MIUI global that is based on lollipop
Harish, 19 Feb 2016How much expandable memory card support"no card slot"
it's not even expandable
I'm using mi2s ... I'm facing problems regarding the sim cards .. after swapping sim cards also there is no strong network which is not getting permanent ... the what must be done to prevent this
llllll, 20 Jan 2016Yes I noticed it too now... That is weird...How much expandable memory card support