I am in Indonesia. I got my redmi note 2 prime 1 week ago, chinese version with sd card slot. Bought it on local shop here for IDR 2.300.000 (+/- 170 in USD)
The phone preinstalled with chinese custom rom to make 'bahasa indonesia' available. There were also so many applications that would drains the internet connection, synchronizing every couple of minutes, in short : disturbing. Did not came with google services. It took only a few hours of normal usage to drain the battery empty.
All i did was opening mi official website, i found how to manually change the rom to the latest global rom 7.012.00. Download the zip files (1GB) Follow the steps mentioned on website, it wasnt complicated. Then all my complains above is gone away.. It is AWESOME! It comes with pre installed google service. Everything runs exactly as i expected. No unwanted preinstalled app, etc..
I assure you, the phone is very very good! No battery issue. HD screen, no heating.. All you need to do is just make sure that you are running on the latest global rom available from their official website.
Overall this is one good phone. For those who have probs with overheating and battery, you can upgrade to miui7, that should solve the problem.
For me the cons is on the RAM, you lose practically 1gb due to background apps. And graphic hardware accelerator is not up the mark. It mainly uses software accelerator, which work perfect.
You can buy this phone straight from its web.
zedft, 11 Dec 2015man you must be working for Xiaomi or something.
Battery life sucks on mine NO way i can as... moreOh please this phone battery runs out on its own while idle
Keep Internet connected and not touch it all day u would have a heated fone with. Low ba3
fantastic2m, 24 Dec 2015You can't be serious abt battery life have to compare to lenovo K3-50.
PANKAJ, 16 Dec 2015HI, i recently purchased Asus zenfone 2 laser and very much happy with the performance of the ... moreHow could u say your asus laser is working well, if you see it's battery part it is drained much and heating issue lot.
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2015The camera is amazing quality and the battery life is the longest Ive ever had.You can't be serious abt battery life
reeshu, 18 Dec 2015from which site u bought this mobile...Did you say no heating?
CSOoi01, 20 Dec 2015Anyone could help me to sort this out? My Redmi Note 2 SOT Maximum only 3hours, and it rarely ... moreUse a dark theme
Reduce screen brightness
Reduce screen idle delay
U could also underclock your CPU
im just used this phone about 4days. on 2nd day, it restarted itself. and it happen everyday. idk why, help please.
muzaffarsyam, 24 Dec 2015I'm using redmi note 2 excellent battery performance using miui 7 latest version about half da... moreMy dear am replying from this device and I would disagree with ur battery claim..
Harry, 24 Dec 2015Battery backup is very average on this device :( even when I'm not using the phone battery dra... moreI'm using redmi note 2 excellent battery performance using miui 7 latest version about half days use without charge...camera and performance work well...as expected mediated h10 ...
Battery backup is very average on this device :( even when I'm not using the phone battery drain quickly..I think thats the problem with helio x10 SoC.anyway screen quality and daily performance is good. :|
Param, 21 Dec 2015I have the same mobile ( redmi note 2 prime ), My battery condition is not as good as yours. ... moreGo to Settings - Additional settings - Battery and performance - Apps. Take note of apps that consume the most battery and close these apps when not in use. Also, reset the phone from time to time because some apps seem to run in the background even when shut down. Hope this helps.
how can i update to miui 7 mine redmi note 2 still miui 6 I downloaded but I can't install it 99% it getting stop pls help me to solve this problem.