Let's get the bad things out of the way. It is not a natural android phone. It is best experienced as a Chinese phone in China. There are some challenges with getting google contacts synced, Good technology, etc.
The similarities with the iPhone 6 plus are staggering - all in a good sense. A very similar great screen, the same high quality build and buttery smooth operations. Two important differences with the 6 plus. First, it allows dual sim cards. Very valuable for travels. Second, it is almost exactly half the price. If you're an Android user like me, its a no brainer. If you're an IOS guy, then you have to think about the switching cost.
GSMarena has given it a very low battery life score. This simply isn't consistent with the specs (3000 mah battery with just a full HD screen) and my experience. After using it from 7am till 830 pm, I have 35% battery life left. This is after using it very intensely - texting, Bloomberg, watching videos, taking photos. In particular, the standby battery life is impressive - the battery hardly drops when you're not using it, even with Bloomberg and all the chats updating in the background. In comparison, my previous LG G2 Pro got a better battery score on this site but would be below 20% well before night. I almost didn't buy this phone because of a fear of a bad battery life. I'm glad I did more research and came to my own conclusions.
Just one more thing: I'd seriously consider paying up for the 64gb version. It is about $80 more than the 16gb but you don't have to worry ever again about what you download or which video you take and keep. That freedom of mind is worth every cent!
choudhary, 16 May 2015I want xiaomi mi note but I don't found official website to purchase mi note so please help meWhere are you from?
I want xiaomi mi note but I don't found official website to purchase mi note so please help me
I've gone thru the review given by users and I'm in dilema.about the size n spec.its all ma liking types..the problem is there is no xiaomi care in north east..sud I just order it..or opt for another phone
Dread, 11 May 2015Really? which quality do you mean?
can you explain it clearly?
i am insteresting to this pho... moreI agree with what this guy is saying...
In all the videos which show the back of the phone at an angle one can CLEARLY see that there is a large and uneven gap on the left where the rear curved glass meets the side metal. It's present in all video reviews from whichever site. On the right hand side the gap is smaller but still it's there. This shows that Xiaomi hasn't perfected this difficult design and they will have to redo the dies/manufacturing lines to rectify this problem. Otherwise it will be present in ALL sets just to a varying degree (ie. more on some less in others but present nevertheless)
srahim, 11 May 2015i don't know why people give such a hi rating on this phone , i believe because e of its Spec ... moreReally? which quality do you mean?
can you explain it clearly?
i am insteresting to this phone because its cheap price and high specification..
i don't know why people give such a hi rating on this phone , i believe because e of its Spec i guess, but trust me i used this phone and the bottom line is build quality of this phone is not that good. even one plus is far more better than this one. for such a hi price of this phone they should build it much more stronger. if you look carefully you can see clearly the gap between the pack part and the main body which is bad because if you keep it in a tight pocket it can create more gap and even your sweet goes inside. and rain the is far away from the question.
Anonymous, 01 May 2015It is not dumb, as I cant load it either as you need to load google framework first and this i... moreIf you'd like to get playstore on your Mi Note I'll be more than happy to help as it does work flawlessly and installs very easily!
r, 27 Apr 2015download from where?I'm living in China and I use a Xiaomi phone. you can download using any browser through Google search. there's even an international version of the Xiaomi OS called MUIU from the official website, Www.mi.com you can select an OS for any Major country and language. you can even install this most user friendly OS to non-Xiaomi phones .
Anonymous, 01 May 2015It is not dumb, as I cant load it either as you need to load google framework first and this i... morenow that's even dumber if you can't download Google Play. I live in China and I have installed Google Play in my phone. even if you don't know how, you can use your phone's browser to searchfor any app and download directly from the browser
Rolly, 27 Apr 2015That's just so dumb to say there is no Google Play. You can easily download and install it if ... moreIt is not dumb, as I cant load it either as you need to load google framework first and this is not loading eith, so dont call people dumb when you dont have all the facts.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2015No google play no english, don't buy.That's just so dumb to say there is no Google Play. You can easily download and install it if it is not pre-loaded in any Android Phone.
It is good and I love it.
The only issue is that it has not had International ROM and the current one is only for China at this moment.
Adding Google Framework does have some issues compared with real international ROM.
Just wait for the ROM deployment and it is indeed a great phone. I love it.