Apart from having a 5.5-inch full-HD display, the Note 2 sports a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor. It also has 2GB of RAM, which isn't a lot, as well as a mere 16GB of onboard storage, but it does have a microSD card slot if you need more storage. The Redmi Note 2 comes with dual-SIM 4G, which is pretty good if you are traveling overseas and want to use a local SIM card to save on roaming fees, without removing your everyday SIM.
I found the phone to easily last me through the day on a full charge, and was able to hit 9 hours and 10 minutes in our continuous video playback tests. That's a pretty decent timing, especially for a phone with a 3,060mAh battery -- the OnePlus 2, which had a 3,300mAh battery, checked in at 9 hours 46 minutes. It's still not as good as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, however, as the 3,000mAh battery of the Note 5 easily lasted 15 hours in our tests.
Is the battery removable?
Yes! If you're afraid that the battery might not last long enough for you, there's always the option of swapping it out for a fresh one. You can do this on the Redmi Note 2, and a fresh spare battery is obviously lighter than carrying a portable charger around.
Which is better, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 or the Asus ZenFone Selfie? Which other phones could I get instead?
At $150, the Redmi Note 2 is quite a steal, I reckon, given its much better performance and the very important fact that it comes without the bloatware plaguing the ZenFone Selfie. Even with the usual slight premium from third-party online retailers, the Note 2 will likely still shine in value. Phones such as the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 or the Droid Maxx 2 are more expensive while offering performance that's slightly under the Note 2.
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awi11, 18 Apr 2016Whenever I switched off my phone and turn it back on again, I have to clicked on Whatsapp and ... moreya..i have same problem with you..i ask some of my friend..they also dont know how to solve the problem..anyone ? anyone know..?
Does anyone have sdcard performance problem in this device ? Bought 566x Strontium and tested with A2 Bench. In Samsung J2, I got 55MB Read & 28 MB Write. In PC USB 2.0, I got 22MB Read & 20 MB Write. In Note 2, I got 10 MB Read & 9.8 MB Write
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2016There are no google play store in my phn. how I solve this problem Flash the Global Version
I was about to buy this mob .. out of stock :(
will you advise to wait till the product available ??
does it worth the wait ???
Whenever I switched off my phone and turn it back on again, I have to clicked on Whatsapp and BBM to like switched them on before I can receive any messages from others. Do you guys experience this? Any idea how to remedy this problem....
AnonD-514373, 16 Apr 2016Thanks a bunch, the apps installed will be wiped out too including all the data? Yeah, full wipe will delete all user data/apps. It'll basically restore your phone to a fresh state where only default MIUI apps remain. MIUI has a backup/restore option but I have never used it so I'm not sure how well it works. Access by going to Settings>Additional Settings>Backup&Reset>Local Backups>Backup. Here you'll be able to select individual apps to backup. Titanium backup is a good app for backing up and restoring apps but in order to use it, your phone needs to be rooted.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2016I forgot to say in my previous comment, if you're navigating recovery mode, touch function doe... moreThanks a bunch, the apps installed will be wiped out too including all the data?
AnonD-514373, 14 Apr 2016Thanks for the advise. How do i do a full wipe install? I dowloaded the global rom from the mi... moreI forgot to say in my previous comment, if you're navigating recovery mode, touch function doesn't work in stock recovery. To select an option, press the power button and for moving up/down in the menu, use the volume keys.
AnonD-514373, 14 Apr 2016Thanks for the advise. How do i do a full wipe install? I dowloaded the global rom from the mi... moreIt sounds like whatever app is responsible for the ads is being carried over whenever you flash a new rom. You can do a full wipe by entering recovery mode. This can be done 2 ways. If your phone is switched off, press and hold power button and volume up together, until MI logo appears and then let go. 2nd method is with the phone powered up. Go into Updater app. Press the 3 dots icon at the top right. Select "Reboot to recovery mode".
Once in recovery mode "Wipe and Reset" should be an option after selecting language, with a further option of "Wipe all Data". If you proceed with this, it will take a while to complete so be patient. Afterwards, your phone should be clean of any apps causing ads.
Great Performance. Not Bad At All. This is great phone with cheap price. Love My Redmi Note 2
Dave, 14 Mar 2016Does the Chinese version of xiaomi redmi note 2 is only for china or does it works in other countryChinese version use chinese and english language. And it also use local goverment rules that i heard they block all google content, so you will not able to use google apps on this version.
AnonD-509882, 13 Apr 2016which rom u have using ?I'm using MIUI Global 7.1 Stable... 18.104.22.168(LHMMICK)...
I did not update to MIUI V22.214.171.124 LHMMIDA.. because my 7.1.30 version running well... though I've decided to update soon.. I will let you know as soon as I update.. :)