Opos, 30 Dec 2020I was pleasantly surprised when I found out about LineageOS 15.1 on XDA a few days ago that is... morei just installed lineage 16.0 with no bugs so far,development is really slow indeed but im ok with that,it gives back life to my backup smartphone
i want a refund, and a better phone as a refund of this thing, it drains too much battery and it sometimes wont load a game that my old slow broken phone ( yes, broken ) could
Otunba, 18 Aug 2020Can the software version be upgraded?
The 5.1 version that come with it is too lowI was pleasantly surprised when I found out about LineageOS 15.1 on XDA a few days ago that is quite stable even though it seems that it has not developed further.
Otunba, 18 Aug 2020Can the software version be upgraded? The 5.1 version that come with it is too lowYeah U can with custom rom
I remember buying one of these back in 2016 I think it was. I primarily bought it because I wanted a dual sim device thanks to the ridiculous data prices in South Africa. It was the cheapest one I could find with the best specs for the price. I still have it. All I've had to do is get s a new battery as the old one swelled up. Because it's stuck on android v5, a lot of apps no longer work. I now have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, but I still use my Note 2 as a secondary work phone. Out of every phone brand I've ever used, only Xiaomi has been this trouble free. I'd definitely recommend them to everyone. My friend has a Note 7 and still loves it.
I have problems with the selfie camera, is it hidden? What are the options of switching it on?
Can the software version be upgraded?
The 5.1 version that come with it is too low
I still have this phone, currently replacing my missing tv remote,
Mine first smartphone. still alive but battery wont last more than 5 hours if I got wifi and/or mobile data on.. Considering its 5 years old and abused for over 1.5 years. I guess its good.
Tony, 21 Jul 2019Those who really miss Redmi Note 2 can go buy Redmi 7A. It gives you the Note 2 vibe but of ca... moreAround the same price, I recommend to buy Redmi Note 5 /Pro instead, that got everything, including support for QC2.0/3.0 quick charge, 5Ghz WiFi AC.
I remember global version of Redmi Note 4 lack 5Ghz WiFi AC.
This Redmi Note 2 has WiFi AC 5Ghz 433mbps, then also has multi colored LED notification.
Those who really miss Redmi Note 2 can go buy Redmi 7A. It gives you the Note 2 vibe but of cause it lacks IR Blaster, removable battery and screen resolution has shrunk down to 720p but hey, at least you get 4k mAh instead of 3k, Bluetooth 4.2 instead of 4.0, FM Radio with built-in antenna, face-unlocking, much improved speaker sound quality, Snapdragon 439 instead of Helio X10, and the best of all, Sony IMX486!
GeneTan2, 05 Apr 2019Poor Battery Life 🙁Because it is using Mediatek Helio X20 processor.
Many mobile processor at that period is not power saving.
That's is why in a short period of time, Xiaomi quickly release another Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon SD650.
Still not yet the most efficient processor for that time, but battery life performance is much better than this Note 2, also Note 3 comes with 4000mah battery.
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.