Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 hands on photos and full specifications


xiaomi redmi note 2

UPDATE: We have contacted Xiaomi and they confirm the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 does have a Micro SD card with support for 32GB cards. Battery size is 3060mAh and the lowest screen brightness is 1cd/m². It seems there were a few errors when a few of the images were translated.

The Xioami Redmi Note 2 was unveiled today and what a surprising phone it has turned out to be! To follow on from our launch coverage today, here are some real photos of Xiaomi’s latest (and greatest?).

Take one look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and the phone is unmistakably a Xiaomi phone. With a 5.5-inch display the screen real estate is the same as the original Xiaomi Redmi Note, but now the physical footprint of  152 x 76 x 8.25mm the phone is smaller making for a more comfortable device, and the resolution has been bumped up to FHD 1920 x 1080.

xiaomi redmi note 2 specifications

The display has the same sunlight mode as the Xiaomi Mi4i for better viewing in direct sunlight and at the opposite end of the spectrum the screen can be dimmed to as low as 0.5cd/m² 1cd/m² making the Redmi Note 2 a perfect companion for bedtime reading.

Above the display is 5 mega-pixel Omnivision sensor and as usual all the usual MIUI beauty features are available to soften your skin and edit the photos as you like.

xiaomi redmi note 2 specifications

The rear camera is a little more special. The sensor itself is a Samsung CMOS 13 mega-pixel shooter with F2.2 aperture, those specs are the norm for phones of this price these days, but what really stands out is the inclusion of PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) for fast focussing speeds of only 0.1 seconds. A 5 element lens stack helps to keep images distoration free and colours looking as natural as possible.

Also on the outside of the Redmi Note 2 is an infrared remote control. Xiaomi have also included the feature on their flagship Mi Note, and with it you can control your TV or other IR controlled devices.

xiaomi redmi note 2 specifications

Under the hood the hardware keeps on taking turns for the good. Xiaomi have opted for the powerful Mediatek Helio X10 chipset in the Redmi Note 2 running at 2.0Ghz in the base models and a faster 2.2Ghz in the top of the range Redmi Note. Helping the chipset out is 2GB RAM and there are 16GB and 32GB internal memory options plus space for a micro SD card (Update: this has been confirmed via email) if you need more space.

xiaomi redmi note 2 specifications

Dual SIM LTE is also part of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 appeal, just be sure to order the correct version of the phone for your carriers networks. The base 799 Yuan model only supports TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA, the 899 Yuan model FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, while the 999 Yuan Redmi Note 2 has the faster chip and more memory plus FDD-LTE and TD-LTE support.

On the battery front the 8.25mm phone has a 3060mAh battery that IS removable, plus quick-charge 2.0 is implemented also.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 photos

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will be available in green, blue, yellow, white and pink from 16th August in China. International buyers will need to wait for Xiaomi to launch the Redmi Note 2 outside of the mainland or alternatively wait for resellers to get stock of the phones.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 now listed on shop.gizchina.com, availability soon.

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214 Comments

  1. Christo
    August 13, 2015

    I held off buying the Elephone P7000 and was even considering the Vowney and Meizu M2 Note. But I always was waiting for the Redmi Note 2, hoping it would deliver with the MT6795 and it did, and to price it so low is Game Changing!

    • Zouhair Blake
      August 16, 2015

      i held off buying be touch2

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    August 13, 2015

    The problem with making your low end tier too good is it can end up cannibalizing sales of your higher end models. The Mi5 is really going to have to be something if they want to sell it for 2-3x the price of this.

    • Guaire
      August 13, 2015

      If you don’t screw up your *higher end models it won’t be an issue.

      Who can say to Redmi Note 2 is low end while considering Mi4i as high end?

      Mi Note released with previous year’s flagship specs and its pricing was wrong.

      They did right thing with Redmi Note 2 finally. If it cannibalizes Mi4i and Mi Note’s sales reason will be their mistakes with Mi4i and Mi Note.

      • Azazel
        August 13, 2015

        Totally agree.
        Mi4 was nice but overpriced, mi note is really nice but overpriced, mi4i is not nice and overpriced for a snapdragon 61x.I wouldn’t dare to call this note 2 low end in comparison with the mi4i high end pfffff… This is way better and costs half price!

      • Bailey
        August 13, 2015

        I know there have been tears about the mi4i but i have loved using it and i really like the design. I always thought the mi4i that was made for India was trying to give people really good specs for a cheap price. But i have to say the Redmi note 2 looks excellent i will await the international version

    • Airyl
      August 13, 2015

      My thoughts exactly.

  3. WOOHer
    August 13, 2015

    I wonder, is it 2 sims + SD or 1 sim + SD/2 sims?

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      2 sims + Sd its confirmed

  4. Michi
    August 13, 2015

    What is with LTE band 20? Because there should be an international version. How can we find out, if the international version will have LTE band 20?

  5. tiktaktik
    August 13, 2015

    Are u sure it comes with a memory card slot? Coz somewhere i read its not..

    • a
      August 13, 2015

      It’s not

      • August 13, 2015

        PR says it does

        • a
          August 13, 2015

          The official site has no mention of an sd card
          http://www.mi.com/note2/

          • August 13, 2015

            emailed xiaomi for confirmation 😀

        • realjjj
          August 13, 2015

          Requires permission, maybe post a screenshoit?

          • August 13, 2015

            here you go

            • realjjj
              August 13, 2015

              Thanks, that’s encouraging .
              TENAA was listing miscoSD slot too but as you said they made mistakes in the PR material so i wonder if maybe they removed it at the last minute and they forgot to edit. If’s funny how many people need to first make sure that such a simple feature is there before considering a buy. It would be so much easier if they would stop being stupid and just include a slot in everything. In 2019 we’ll have 128GB-256GB of NAND in such phones but that doesn’t matter, we’ll still need microSD, at the very least for shooting 8k pics and vids.

    • August 13, 2015

      Xiaomi have confirmed via email that the Redmi Note 2 has SD card support for up to 32GB SD cards.

      • tiktaktik
        August 13, 2015

        Thanks for the kind reply andi… And thanks for clarifying

      • Jason45
        August 13, 2015

        Indeed, it has a microsd card slot. See this pic for the back of this phone. You can see the microSD card slot very clearly next to the two simcards slots.

        http://i.imgur.com/7q30Aa6.jpg

      • realjjj
        August 13, 2015

        Thanks far that ,you should tell them to properly list it on their site too ,before users go mad lol. Seems they did a great job on this one. The design is a bit boring but it offers plenty for that to not be a problem.

        • ChecchoT
          August 13, 2015

          is cheap also for the design…. mx5 is much pretty estetically… they are just saying: if you want better design buy our xiaomi mi note or go for a letv or meizu higher price phone

    • Boompaneth
      August 14, 2015
  6. Jason45
    August 13, 2015

    According to Xiaomi official website, the minimum screen brightness is 1cd/m2

    • August 13, 2015

      They also got the battery size mixed up in some of their English images actual is 3060, some of the images say 3020…

    • August 13, 2015

      Emailed Xiaomi and 1cd/m2 is correct they made an error in translation

  7. Lars
    August 13, 2015

    This one is going to be sold out before it’s even available … what a price! Shame about the lack of B20 though but I guess I can live with it since it’s the only shortcoming.

  8. August 13, 2015

    Finally a Xiaomi phones that really gets my attention. Too bad there is not fingerprint reader. But nevertheless, its a great phone for the money.

    • Bailey
      August 13, 2015

      Come on this is such a budget phone and you were expecting a fingerprint reader?

  9. Christo
    August 13, 2015

    Hey Andi,

    Do you know whether this has Gorilla Glass??? Doesn’t seem to be mentioned.

    • KriegAffe
      August 24, 2015

      no gorilla glass, only info i found says only “glass” so maybe not plastic

  10. nilinaxolotl
    August 13, 2015

    This is much better than OP2 imo.

    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015

      a big YES!!

    • Uradick Headsure
      August 15, 2015

      It’s all about price/performance ratio. And it seems Xiaomi will blow them all away. It’s too early to talk yet, it’s better waiting reviews.

    • Uradick Headsure
      August 15, 2015

      It’s all about price/performance ratio. And it seems Xiaomi will blow them all away. It’s too early to talk yet, it’s better waiting reviews.

    • Gal
      August 17, 2015

      I doubt it. But for the price it’s an amazing bargain.

  11. abel
    August 13, 2015

    No NFC. It seems it will be a must have with Android pay. Oneplus two neither has nfc.

    • August 13, 2015

      @Andi, do you have any idea why most of current launched China phones lack NFC? Afaik, NFC adoption in the west is finally taking off. Also, i would expect fingerprint scanners because of support by Android M

      • Jason45
        August 13, 2015

        It’s not massively used yet in China.

        • August 13, 2015

          It’s not massively used in the west either, but this is chickenegg? If all phone makers leave it out, it ‘ll never be used ;-). If Chinese phone makers also want their phones to be used in the west, it might help keeping in NFC.

          • Jason45
            August 13, 2015

            NFC chip does costs money, every penny counts I guess for low costs phones. Since most Chinese phones are not officially released outside China, they don’t have to considerate that. Just like the 4G band 20 story, a lot of Chinese phones usually don’t have it.

            If NFC usage is becoming more popular, they have plenty of time to include it in next year’s model or a couple of years later.

          • balcobomber25
            August 13, 2015

            It was included for years no one used it. Even today with Apple and Samsung, the majority of people are not using it. There was a report last week that the number of people using Apple Pay has dropped considerably. It is a gimmick feature most people will try out a few times and never go back to. Besides the fact that most countries have no use for NFC.

            • Yeti hand
              August 13, 2015

              thank you

          • Bailey
            August 13, 2015

            I dont know if you noticed Xiaomi phones in the main are not for the west So they are not thinking us when they make them so they dont have to consider us when they make them

    • hans
      August 13, 2015

      i think with more and more android security problems and with very slow , if any , updates for phones it is kind of financial suicide to use phones with google pay or similar

    • hans
      August 13, 2015

      i think with more and more android security problems and with very slow , if any , updates for phones it is kind of financial suicide to use phones with google pay or similar

  12. balcobomber25
    August 13, 2015

    This just makes me even more excited for the next Mi phone. What do they have in store for Mi5, SD 820 or Helios X20?

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      August 13, 2015

      maybe Helios X20 with provision for 200 GB(Sandisk) microsd card? :)..having said that even X10 is more than enough for my use.

      • balcobomber25
        August 13, 2015

        Won’t make a difference if Google continues its trend of limiting support for SD cards. It’s only a matter of time before Google abandons them completely and tries to push more people to it’s cloud services. Personally I switched to OTG a long time ago and have never looked back.

        • Felix Samuelsson
          August 13, 2015

          Yea but they wont…they are supporting sd cards better @ next big update

          • balcobomber25
            August 13, 2015

            They won’t right now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. Especially with how much progress is being made with LTE networks around the world. Once every country has reasonable access (meaning not insanely expensive) to LTE you can kiss SD card support goodbye.

            • Jim Shortz
              August 13, 2015

              Live in the now man…..thats waaaaay in the future

            • balcobomber25
              August 13, 2015

              As is the X20 and 200GB SD Card support (which don’t actually exist, 256 does).

            • balcobomber25
              August 13, 2015

              As is the X20 and 200GB SD Card support (which don’t actually exist, 256 does).

            • Jim Shortz
              August 13, 2015

              Live in the now man…..thats waaaaay in the future

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      Sd 810 or the helio x20

      Qualq said they 100% wont release sd820 phones until early next year

      Expect it at MWC

      • balcobomber25
        August 13, 2015

        Where did they say 100%?

  13. Nicola
    August 13, 2015

    I will buy it!

  14. Christo
    August 13, 2015

    I held off buying the Elephone P7000 and was even considering the Vowney and Meizu M2 Note. But I always was waiting for the Redmi Note 2, hoping it would deliver with the MT6795 and it did, and to price it so low is Game Changing!

    • Zouhair Blake
      August 16, 2015

      i held off buying be touch2

  15. Angry Mobile Nerd
    August 13, 2015

    The problem with making your low end tier too good is it can end up cannibalizing sales of your higher end models. The Mi5 is really going to have to be something if they want to sell it for 2-3x the price of this.

    • Guaire
      August 13, 2015

      If you don’t screw up your *higher end models it won’t be an issue.

      Who can say to Redmi Note 2 is low end while considering Mi4i as high end?

      Mi Note released with previous year’s flagship specs and its pricing was wrong.

      They did right thing with Redmi Note 2 finally. If it cannibalizes Mi4i and Mi Note’s sales reason will be their mistakes with Mi4i and Mi Note.

    • Airyl
      August 13, 2015

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      Totally agree.
      Mi4 was nice but overpriced, mi note is really nice but overpriced, mi4i is not nice and overpriced for a snapdragon 61x.I wouldn’t dare to call this note 2 low end in comparison with the mi4i high end pfffff… This is way better and costs half price!

    • Bailey
      August 13, 2015

      I know there have been tears about the mi4i but i have loved using it and i really like the design. I always thought the mi4i that was made for India was trying to give people really good specs for a cheap price. But i have to say the Redmi note 2 looks excellent i will await the international version

  16. nick
    August 13, 2015

    wow now that’s bang for buck. i guess this might become my first xiaomi and 5.5 incher. would be awesome if they made a smaller version of this one. any release date announced?

    • .
      August 13, 2015

      Do you even read?

      • nick
        August 13, 2015

        found it! august 16th. a bit worried about IS removing my battery!

  17. WOOHer
    August 13, 2015

    I wonder, is it 2 sims + SD or 1 sim + SD/2 sims?

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      2 sims + Sd its confirmed

  18. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    What is with LTE band 20? Because there should be an international version. How can we find out, if the international version will have LTE band 20?

  19. tiktaktik
    August 13, 2015

    Are u sure it comes with a memory card slot? Coz somewhere i read its not..

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      It’s not

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      PR says it does

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      The official site has no mention of an sd card
      http://www.mi.com/note2/

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      The official site has no mention of an sd card
      http://www.mi.com/note2/

    • realjjj
      August 13, 2015

      Requires permission, maybe post a screenshoit?

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      emailed xiaomi for confirmation 😀

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      here you go

    • realjjj
      August 13, 2015

      Thanks, that’s encouraging .
      TENAA was listing miscoSD slot too but as you said they made mistakes in the PR material so i wonder if maybe they removed it at the last minute and they forgot to edit. If’s funny how many people need to first make sure that such a simple feature is there before considering a buy. It would be so much easier if they would stop being stupid and just include a slot in everything. In 2019 we’ll have 128GB-256GB of NAND in such phones but that doesn’t matter, we’ll still need microSD, at the very least for shooting 8k pics and vids.

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      Xiaomi have confirmed via email that the Redmi Note 2 has SD card support for up to 32GB SD cards.

    • tiktaktik
      August 13, 2015

      Thanks for the kind reply andi… And thanks for clarifying

    • Jason45
      August 13, 2015

      Indeed, it has a microsd card slot. See this pic for the back of this phone. You can see the microSD card slot very clearly next to the two simcards slots.

    • realjjj
      August 13, 2015

      Thanks far that ,you should tell them to properly list it on their site too ,before users go mad lol. Seems they did a great job on this one. The design is a bit boring but it offers plenty for that to not be a problem.

    • Boompaneth
      August 15, 2015
  20. Jason45
    August 13, 2015

    According to Xiaomi official website, the minimum screen brightness is 1cd/m2

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      They also got the battery size mixed up in some of their English images actual is 3060, some of the images say 3020…

    • Andi Sykes
      August 13, 2015

      Emailed Xiaomi and 1cd/m2 is correct they made an error in translation

  21. Lars
    August 13, 2015

    This one is going to be sold out before it’s even available … what a price! Shame about the lack of B20 though but I guess I can live with it since it’s the only shortcoming.

  22. Michael Ogbonnaya
    August 13, 2015

    Finally a Xiaomi phones that really gets my attention. Too bad there is not fingerprint reader. But nevertheless, its a great phone for the money.

    • Bailey
      August 13, 2015

      Come on this is such a budget phone and you were expecting a fingerprint reader?

  23. Fred
    August 13, 2015

    Just bought the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. I am really pissed off.

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      I feel really bad for you….

      (No i dont :D)

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 13, 2015

        wow , ur an ass !

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        At least you are honesth 😀

        • Dante
          August 14, 2015

          Maybe i am – 😐

          -yup

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        At least you are honesth 😀

    • Jim Shortz
      August 13, 2015

      Great phone

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        The ZF 2 is good, but not great. I had a ZF6 before.

        I expected to see the UI going blazing fast with the 4G RAM, it does not. I don’t feel any difference with my ZF 6. You can open more apps, great! But who need to open 50 apps?

        The camera is performing well only outdoor and under the sun. Otherwise the colours are weirds, too much yellow the shapes are pixelated.

        And Asus screw up everybody with the ZF Selfies that clearly got better camera for less money.
        Anyway: Don’t buy the Zenfone 2.

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        The ZF 2 is good, but not great. I had a ZF6 before.

        I expected to see the UI going blazing fast with the 4G RAM, it does not. I don’t feel any difference with my ZF 6. You can open more apps, great! But who need to open 50 apps?

        The camera is performing well only outdoor and under the sun. Otherwise the colours are weirds, too much yellow the shapes are pixelated.

        And Asus screw up everybody with the ZF Selfies that clearly got better camera for less money.
        Anyway: Don’t buy the Zenfone 2.

    • Jim Shortz
      August 13, 2015

      Great phone

    • SmestarZ
      August 13, 2015

      Why so serioussss?
      Even if you purchased Zenphone 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is still affordable to have another phone. One request to Xiaomi, please start your sales with
      a) Black/Grey version
      b) With options of both 16 and 32 GB

      Black versions are more popular than white versions so please please when you at least send the phones to markets like India understand that Black phone is always preferred even over silver and gold coloured ones

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        Yeah I guess that I will buy the Xiomi for my mother in law. And I will wait a couple of month for the price to go down to buy the Samsung Note Edge.

      • Fred
        August 13, 2015

        Yeah I guess that I will buy the Xiomi for my mother in law. And I will wait a couple of month for the price to go down to buy the Samsung Note Edge.

      • Chico Migraña
        August 14, 2015

        That’s true, black and white must be the first always, I hate those gay colours they have, most girls don’t like pink, like violet, not that gay blue, just blue.

      • Chico Migraña
        August 14, 2015

        That’s true, black and white must be the first always, I hate those gay colours they have, most girls don’t like pink, like violet, not that gay blue, just blue.

  24. Christo
    August 13, 2015

    Hey Andi,

    Do you know whether this has Gorilla Glass??? Doesn’t seem to be mentioned.

    • KriegAffe
      August 24, 2015

      no gorilla glass, only info i found says only “glass” so maybe not plastic

  25. nilinaxolotl
    August 13, 2015

    This is much better than OP2 imo.

    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015

      a big YES!!

    • Uradick Headsure
      August 15, 2015

      It’s all about price/performance ratio. And it seems Xiaomi will blow them all away. It’s too early to talk yet, it’s better waiting reviews.

    • Gal
      August 17, 2015

      I doubt it. But for the price it’s an amazing bargain.

  26. abel
    August 13, 2015

    No NFC. It seems it will be a must have with Android pay. Oneplus two neither has nfc.

    • Raoul Teeuwen
      August 13, 2015

      @Andi, do you have any idea why most of current launched China phones lack NFC? Afaik, NFC adoption in the west is finally taking off. Also, i would expect fingerprint scanners because of support by Android M

    • Jason45
      August 13, 2015

      It’s not massively used yet in China.

    • Raoul Teeuwen
      August 13, 2015

      It’s not massively used in the west either, but this is chickenegg? If all phone makers leave it out, it ‘ll never be used ;-). If Chinese phone makers also want their phones to be used in the west, it might help keeping in NFC.

    • Jason45
      August 13, 2015

      NFC chip does costs money, every penny counts I guess for low costs phones. Since most Chinese phones are not officially released outside China, they don’t have to considerate that. Just like the 4G band 20 story, a lot of Chinese phones usually don’t have it.

      If NFC usage is becoming more popular, they have plenty of time to include it in next year’s model or a couple of years later.

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      It was included for years no one used it. Even today with Apple and Samsung, the majority of people are not using it. There was a report last week that the number of people using Apple Pay has dropped considerably. It is a gimmick feature most people will try out a few times and never go back to. Besides the fact that most countries have no use for NFC.

    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015

      thank you

    • Bailey
      August 13, 2015

      I dont know if you noticed Xiaomi phones in the main are not for the west So they are not thinking us when they make them so they dont have to consider us when they make them

    • Guest
      August 14, 2015

      i think with more and more android security problems and with very slow , if any , updates for phones it is kind of financial suicide to use phones with google pay or similar

  27. balcobomber25
    August 13, 2015

    This just makes me even more excited for the next Mi phone. What do they have in store for Mi5, SD 820 or Helios X20?

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      August 13, 2015

      maybe Helios X20 with provision for 200 GB(Sandisk) microsd card? :)..having said that even X10 is more than enough for my use.

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      Won’t make a difference if Google continues its trend of limiting support for SD cards. It’s only a matter of time before Google abandons them completely and tries to push more people to it’s cloud services. Personally I switched to OTG a long time ago and have never looked back.

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      Sd 810 or the helio x20

      Qualq said they 100% wont release sd820 phones until early next year

      Expect it at MWC

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      Where did they say 100%?

    • Felix Samuelsson
      August 13, 2015

      Yea but they wont…they are supporting sd cards better @ next big update

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      They won’t right now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. Especially with how much progress is being made with LTE networks around the world. Once every country has reasonable access (meaning not insanely expensive) to LTE you can kiss SD card support goodbye.

    • Jim Shortz
      August 13, 2015

      Live in the now man…..thats waaaaay in the future

    • balcobomber25
      August 14, 2015

      As is the X20 and 200GB SD Card support (which don’t actually exist, 256 does).

  28. Nicola
    August 13, 2015

    I will buy it!

  29. jj
    August 13, 2015

    Any chance for EU availability any time soon ?

  30. ChecchoT
    August 13, 2015

    sorry but I’d like to introduce a fact: If meizu chose a microprocessor with a power vr6200 everybody says it’s a shit, now if xiaomi’s chose it, it’s wonderful…. I don’t understand xiaomi fanboys

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      Man just look at the price… 125 bucks… Isnt dat Wonderfull?

      • ChecchoT
        August 13, 2015

        yes it is, I was going to buy a new low budget phone and I don’t know if to buy this or the cheaper lenovo k3 note, I’m just saying that strangely nobody is seeing that, that’s the point , meizu mx4 offered the same gpu for a sligthly more last year and everybody was pissed off

      • Norbi
        August 16, 2015

        It isnt 125! 170 from gizchina at the moment, but lets see its price when they get stock. Plus shipping fees and local taxes, which is +27% over here! This is the way how a phone price is getting doubled 🙁

        • Dante
          August 16, 2015

          Im just talking in general (stock price lol) we encountered the same situation when jiayu s3 was one of the most hyped phones last winter
          Boy the price was the same
          Around 130 bucks and resellers had it for 230 …

          • Norbi
            August 17, 2015

            I see. Then its definitely not a $125 phone for us and for rest of the world outside china. This is what only matters for me. am I selfish? lol

            • Dante
              August 17, 2015

              Judging by your scarf – Yes…
              >:D

  31. Dante
    August 13, 2015

    Sexy =3 ….

    Damn Quick charge 2.0 ?? What do you mean by that this phone has a mediatek SoC

  32. Manjurul Islam
    August 13, 2015

    3GB ram would be good, coz my nexus 7 2013 with 2GB ram sometimes lags too much, even on bloatware free custom cm12.1 rom.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 13, 2015

      lets see if Xiaomi has optimized their phone BETTER than the nexus … at least for their OWN UI rather than CM …

      • Manjurul Islam
        August 13, 2015

        I am hoping for that, still 2GB looks thing from past, not everyone can afford to change device every three to six months, no matter how cheap the device is. Also android M is coming this fall or upcoming spring season. Also I am a little bit worried about the 5 lens camera, xiaomi is famous for their camera, that’s too using 6 lens. Future is what most people looks into.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 13, 2015

          lets wait for the market to expand a bit … end of the year looks good for something under $200 to match a premium experience … but it’ll require ALOT of patience and ALOT of searching …

    • Chico Migraña
      August 14, 2015

      It’s a Helio X10 with 2gb it’s enough this time

    • Chico Migraña
      August 14, 2015

      It’s a Helio X10 with 2gb it’s enough this time

  33. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    wow now that’s bang for buck. i guess this might become my first xiaomi and 5.5 incher. would be awesome if they made a smaller version of this one. any release date announced?

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      Do you even read?

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      found it! august 16th. a bit worried about IS removing my battery!

  34. Muhammad Yasir
    August 13, 2015

    whats the difference between TD-LTE and FDD LTE ?

    also , is Quick Charge 2.0 explained in the release ceremony?

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      TD-LTE (or TDD) Stands for Time Division Long Term Evolution. FD (or FDD) is Frequency Division. The major difference between the two is the frequencies they use and how they use them. TD operates on higher bands with a higher frequency (38, 40, 41) But I won’t bore you with technical details.

      Most Networks around the world operate on FD, TD is used mainly in Asia and Africa. Pakistan where you live operated on FD.

    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015
    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015
  35. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    Just bought the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. I am really pissed off.

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      I feel really bad for you….

      (No i dont :D)

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      wow , ur an ass !

    • Jim Shortz
      August 13, 2015

      Great phone

    • SmestarZ
      August 14, 2015

      Why so serioussss?
      Even if you purchased Zenphone 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is still affordable to have another phone. One request to Xiaomi, please start your sales with
      a) Black/Grey version
      b) With options of both 16 and 32 GB

      Black versions are more popular than white versions so please please when you at least send the phones to markets like India understand that Black phone is always preferred even over silver and gold coloured ones

    • Guest
      August 14, 2015

      At least you are honesth 😀

    • Guest
      August 14, 2015

      The ZF 2 is good, but not great. I had a ZF6 before.

      I expected to see the UI going blazing fast with the 4G RAM, it does not. I don’t feel any difference with my ZF 6. You can open more apps, great! But who need to open 50 apps?

      The camera is performing well only outdoor and under the sun. Otherwise the colours are weirds, too much yellow the shapes are pixelated.

      And Asus screw up everybody with the ZF Selfies that clearly got better camera for less money.
      Anyway: Don’t buy the Zenfone 2.

    • Guest
      August 14, 2015

      Yeah I guess that I will buy the Xiomi for my mother in law. And I will wait a couple of month for the price to go down to buy the Samsung Note Edge.

    • Dante
      August 14, 2015

      Maybe i am – 😐

      -yup

    • Ricardo A.
      August 14, 2015

      That’s true, black and white must be the first always, I hate those gay colours they have, most girls don’t like pink, like violet, not that gay blue, just blue.

  36. Noman Mustafa
    August 13, 2015

    Hey Andi. what would be price of this at shop.gizchina.com???

  37. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    Any chance for EU availability any time soon ?

  38. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      Man just look at the price… 125 bucks… Isnt dat Wonderfull?

    • Megmondó ember
      August 16, 2015

      It isnt 125! 170 from gizchina at the moment, but lets see its price when they get stock. Plus shipping fees and local taxes, which is +27% over here! This is the way how a phone price is getting doubled 🙁

    • Dante
      August 16, 2015

      Im just talking in general (stock price lol) we encountered the same situation when jiayu s3 was one of the most hyped phones last winter
      Boy the price was the same
      Around 130 bucks and resellers had it for 230 …

    • Megmondó ember
      August 17, 2015

      I see. Then its definitely not a $125 phone for us and for rest of the world outside china. This is what only matters for me. am I selfish? lol

    • Dante
      August 17, 2015

      Judging by your scarf – Yes…
      >:D

  39. Kingu Prima
    August 13, 2015

    Gorilla glass or not ? ?

  40. Dante
    August 13, 2015

    Sexy =3 ….

    Damn Quick charge 2.0 ?? What do you mean by that this phone has a mediatek SoC

  41. Manjurul Islam
    August 13, 2015

    3GB ram would be good, coz my nexus 7 2013 with 2GB ram sometimes lags too much, even on bloatware free custom cm12.1 rom.

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      lets see if Xiaomi has optimized their phone BETTER than the nexus … at least for their OWN UI rather than CM …

    • Manjurul Islam
      August 13, 2015

      I am hoping for that, still 2GB looks thing from past, not everyone can afford to change device every three to six months, no matter how cheap the device is. Also android M is coming this fall or upcoming spring season. Also I am a little bit worried about the 5 lens camera, xiaomi is famous for their camera, that’s too using 6 lens. Future is what most people looks into.

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      lets wait for the market to expand a bit … end of the year looks good for something under $200 to match a premium experience … but it’ll require ALOT of patience and ALOT of searching …

    • Ricardo A.
      August 14, 2015

      It’s a Helio X10 with 2gb it’s enough this time

  42. Guest
    August 13, 2015

    whats the difference between TD-LTE and FDD LTE ?

    also , is Quick Charge 2.0 explained in the release ceremony?

    • balcobomber25
      August 13, 2015

      TD-LTE (or TDD) Stands for Time Division Long Term Evolution. FD (or FDD) is Frequency Division. The major difference between the two is the frequencies they use and how they use them. TD operates on higher bands with a higher frequency (38, 40, 41) But I won’t bore you with technical details.

      Most Networks around the world operate on FD, TD is used mainly in Asia and Africa. Pakistan where you live operated on FD.

    • Yeti hand
      August 13, 2015
  43. Jim Shortz
    August 13, 2015

    No pics of the green version can be found anywhere.

  44. Jim Shortz
    August 13, 2015

    No pics of the green version can be found anywhere.

  45. Noman Mustafa
    August 13, 2015

    Hey Andi. what would be price of this at shop.gizchina.com???

  46. Kingu Prima
    August 13, 2015

    Gorilla glass or not ? 🐵

  47. hans
    August 13, 2015

    how many nuts can you crack with this one ??if none, at least it does not crack your bank acc so much as other ones

  48. hans
    August 13, 2015

    how many nuts can you crack with this one ??if none, at least it does not crack your bank acc so much as other ones

  49. SmestarZ
    August 13, 2015

    One request to Xiaomi, please start your sales with
    a) Black/Grey version
    b) With options of both 16 and 32 GB

    Black
    versions are more popular than white versions so please please when you
    at least send the phones to markets like India understand that Black
    phone is always preferred even over silver and gold coloured ones

  50. SmestarZ
    August 13, 2015

    One request to Xiaomi, please start your sales with
    a) Black/Grey version
    b) With options of both 16 and 32 GB

    Black
    versions are more popular than white versions so please please when you
    at least send the phones to markets like India understand that Black
    phone is always preferred even over silver and gold coloured ones

  51. Jim Shortz
    August 13, 2015

    No pics of the green version can be found anywhere.

  52. Guest
    August 14, 2015

    how many nuts can you crack with this one ??if none, at least it does not crack your bank acc so much as other ones

  53. SmestarZ
    August 14, 2015

    One request to Xiaomi, please start your sales with
    a) Black/Grey version
    b) With options of both 16 and 32 GB

    Black
    versions are more popular than white versions so please please when you
    at least send the phones to markets like India understand that Black
    phone is always preferred even over silver and gold coloured ones

  54. arsalan
    August 15, 2015

    Hi Andi
    Can you or anybody confirm that it has gorilla glass or not. Gorilla glass is the decisive factor for me to buy or not. Thanks to all.

  55. arsalan
    August 15, 2015

    Hi Andi
    Can you or anybody confirm that it has gorilla glass or not. Gorilla glass is the decisive factor for me to buy or not. Thanks to all.

  56. bryfly
    August 15, 2015

    Very nearly ordered one, but UK need LTE 800 band and it only does, FDD LTE: 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz. Really wanted this phone!!!

  57. bryfly
    August 15, 2015

    Very nearly ordered one, but UK need LTE 800 band and it only does, FDD LTE: 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz. Really wanted this phone!!!

  58. arsalan
    August 15, 2015

    Hi Andi
    Can you or anybody confirm that it has gorilla glass or not. Gorilla glass is the decisive factor for me to buy or not. Thanks to all.

  59. bryfly
    August 15, 2015

    Very nearly ordered one, but UK need LTE 800 band and it only does, FDD LTE: 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz. Really wanted this phone!!!

  60. sandertrots
    August 15, 2015

    really? no 3 GB and the same (little) battery as Original note 4g? i really dont understand al the fuss exept a better cpu (even the same camera f2.2)

  61. sandertrots
    August 15, 2015

    really? no 3 GB and the same (little) battery as Original note 4g? i really dont understand al the fuss exept a better cpu (even the same camera f2.2)

  62. sandertrots
    August 15, 2015

    really? no 3 GB and the same (little) battery as Original note 4g? i really dont understand al the fuss exept a better cpu (even the same camera f2.2)

  63. did4skalia
    August 16, 2015

    But I heard, that earlier version of redmi note with mediatek’s processor was worse with updates than version with Qualcomm’s processor :/ Same scenario here?

  64. The Bastard Christ
    August 16, 2015

    “The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will be available in green, blue, yellow, white and pink from 16th August in China.”

    WTF! No black?

  65. Guest
    August 16, 2015

    But I heard, that earlier version of redmi note with mediatek’s processor was worse with updates than version with Qualcomm’s processor :/ Same scenario here?

  66. The Bastard Christ
    August 16, 2015

    “The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will be available in green, blue, yellow, white and pink from 16th August in China.”

    WTF! No black?

  67. jitender singh
    August 16, 2015

    XIAOMI ONLY ONE THING IS LEFT BEHIND IN REDMINOTE 2 THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE LED FLASH…………

  68. jitender singh
    August 16, 2015

    XIAOMI ONLY ONE THING IS LEFT BEHIND IN REDMINOTE 2 THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE LED FLASH…………

  69. Sam
    August 18, 2015

    wowo,is cool,

  70. Sam
    August 18, 2015

    wowo,is cool,

  71. Sinan Burak Filiz
    September 2, 2015

    could someone try 128 gb sd card and tell us if it works.

  72. Sinan Burak Filiz
    September 2, 2015

    could someone try 128 gb sd card and tell us if it works.

  73. Master Blade
    March 15, 2016

    Hi I’m using redmi note 2 the Chinese say it can support 32gb micro sd but in my country Malaysia the phone can support 64gb micro sd class 10 ultra without hanging but my friend had try 128gb class 10 it work but you must format it as fat 32 using PC not in the phone because it will automatically format phones memory as well tq

  74. Master Blade
    March 15, 2016

    Hi I’m using redmi note 2 the Chinese say it can support 32gb micro sd but in my country Malaysia the phone can support 64gb micro sd class 10 ultra without hanging but my friend had try 128gb class 10 it work but you must format it as fat 32 using PC not in the phone because it will automatically format phones memory as well tq