Hana, 17 Dec 2018Hey. this phone is good for me! But I can't get maintenance and spare parts like cover... bat... moreIt's spare part mostly didn't sold at retail store, but only at online store. You can search for the spare part that you wish to buy. I bought the battery, power button, and it's battery back cover all from online store.
Hey. this phone is good for me! But I can't get maintenance and spare parts like cover... battery soon everywhere. Thank you!
I don't know how to say, this cheap budget phone with removable battery do last longer than any smartphone that I ever owned. I have changed it's broken power button, changed it's battery, and also changed the battery case because the old one has the volume rocker broken.
Now it just perform like new one from 3 years ago.
Now who said Chinese manufacturer and a budget smartphone can't last that long?
Despite it is just Android 5.0.2, I got no issue with it.
It is updated to MIUI9 which is fast and fluid. Sadly it won't has the chance to upgrade to MIUI10.
It's 2GB RAM are adequate to not make this phone lag. It do need a few seconds to load back the home screen if pressing the home button in the middle of something, but it never introduce that kind of lag that Samsung phone introduce, which even laggy by just scrolling through the apps, or laggy at the home screen. This phone got none of that problem.
I still waiting this phone to die so that I can upgrade to something more powerful like Redmi Note 6 Pro, but this thing is just hard to kill. Salute to Xiaomi.
Anon, 19 Nov 2018This is the best xiaomi phone that still has removable battery, I use it for playing Summoners... moreI don't blame Xiaomi but blame iPhone that start this whole non-removable battery trend on phone.
The last phone that still defending this trend is LG V20, but they at last also following the trend with LG G6.
This is just like the recent removing 3.5mm jack trend.
I would only blame Xiaomi for following the iPhone trend too much as they actually mimicking the features and outlook too close to iPhone, which is part of their company policy.
But Xiaomi is not the one to follow the trend, bunch of other brand out there also like that.
But this Redmi Note 2 even with removable battery are already quite thin for it's time, meaning phone can be thin even with removable battery.
This is the best xiaomi phone that still has removable battery, I use it for playing Summoners War with extra battery, I can use it 12 hours straight for leveling up my mons, and its very cheap nowadays so even if the battery wears out, the replacement is cheap. I've been having 2 batteries fattening and unusable so far, been using it for like 3 years and counting.
It's just sad that phones nowadays come with non removable battery, I read that it's mostly for form factor, for me I don't care having an ugly ass phone with boxy shape or thick like a dictionary as long as it can last 1 full day for heavy use. It's like phone manufacturers don't know what people want. Battery life is number 1 above all else.
This phone is amazing. Been years using it And suffering on Battery issue..but after updated it to MIUI 8 and got OTA Update MIUI 9, and obviously battery replacement (3080mah), the phone can last longer than ever!
Brian, 13 Sep 2018I am unable to write & type sms,,, what would be he problem
Probably the sms app crashed.
Suggest to factory reset the phone, or update to it's latest stock message app.
OTA updated again to MIUI 220.127.116.11 stable.
Well, really hope Xiaomi really consider for MIUI 10 updates, despite it is not possible.
kamz, 15 Aug 2018So the battery life is a major problem rite. Currently facing sudden turn off problem. Thinkin... moreAs this phone use old generations (4 to 5 generations behind) SoC, also the power hungry Mediatek SoC, and the low grade 1080p LCD screen, it won't improve battery life significantly even after changing new replacement battery, might not solving the battery drain issue. Yes, there are apps that draining battery, you can check at battery usage by apps and look for the one that consume battery even without opening. But be reminded, some apps are normal battery drain for day to day usage, the one you use more will drain more battery life too, not completely is hidden apps drain.
New battery might solve your sudden turn off issue, but won't solve the poor battery life issue.
Only the last gen Redmi Note 4 and current gen Redmi Note 5 that use 14nm process SoC do significantly boost battery life, and also comes with bigger 4000mah battery. (Redmi Note 3 do improve battery life too with 4000mah battery, but not as drastically with newer gen SoC)
So the battery life is a major problem rite. Currently facing sudden turn off problem. Thinking to buy a new battery but if got any advise due to which apps i need to uninstall pls help. This drain so fast battery life and sudden turm off really make me nuts.
Finally, buy a replacement Power + Volume button, self disassemble the back cover and replace the button.The replacement is just USD 2.5, now my power button is working again. No need factory reset, just replace and power on, then will be ok. With battery also been replaced with Pisen OEM BM45 battery, whole phone just works like new.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2018I bought it about 3 years ago. It worked well. But now the phone becomes warm and battery last... moreTry aliexpress. The OEM brand such as Pisen and Nohon are guaranteed and much better than the many fake orange color BM45 Redmi Note 2 battery. I bought 2 fake orange colour BM45, which claim is original, but actually is fake battery. Currently I'm using Pisen, and Sun Global brand replacement battery, that is available locally at my country.
Today get the so called last OTA update on MIUI 9,for this phone, version 18.104.22.168, where it is being described the last stable update. The update specify the auto update will be turn off. There still will be future update, just need to go to "System Update".
All these are more on stability and refinement rather than priority updates.
For me, this phone get much smoother, stable and faster than before, despite using MTK6595 Helio X10 SoC, and just on the outdated Android 5.0.2.
I recently replace it's battery with a genuine Pisen branded 3000mah battery (from any online store), get at least 3.5 hour SOT.
After 3 years, still going strong.
HoodKamil, 04 Jul 2018your opinion is right...but late...on that particular time rendmi note 4 and redmi 5 not exist... moreThat is being very old time.
That time my country, around almost the same price, has Meizu M1 Note, Lenovo K3 Note.
These are almost similar spec, all using Mediatek processor. This RN2 being the most powerful using Helio X10, however, it drain battery and overheat.
Meizu M1 Note maybe is the better all round choice by not overheating, and much long lasting battery life. All these are the most budget "big" 5.5" phone can buy at that time, that pack reasonable hardware like 1080p screen, powerful processor.
There is also the problematic ASUS Zenfone 2, that actually comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, but cheaper model doesn't include the QC charger.
GuardianOTB, 29 Jun 2018I have been using this phone for almost 3 years now. Flashed it immediatelly, been using weekl... moreI bought it about 3 years ago. It worked well. But now the phone becomes warm and battery last only few hours after charging. Where did you buy battery from?