Just when we thought Xiaomi had forgotten about the art of making the perfect mid-range phone, the company comes out with one that almost has enough to take down the flagships from around the world. For reference, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (specifications) has the same SoC as Meizu and HTC’s (among other) flagships.
This puts the Redmi Note 2 in the league of some other budget mid-range phones from China. Two of the most popular ones for now happen to be the LeTV S1 and the Meizu m2 note. If you’re confused which one you should go for, or just want to have a better perspective on things, read along.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs LeTV S1 vs Meizu m2 note: Specifications[table id=211 /]
Quite clearly, the m2 note has the weakest specifications of the three. The LeTV S1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 are quite neck and neck, but once you take price into consideration, the Redmi Note 2 blows the S1 out of the water. Expect Xiaomi to release another phone in the coming months with 3GB RAM, the lack of which seems to be a major gripe among GizChina readers.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs LeTV S1 vs Meizu m2 note: Verdict
Given the huge price difference between the LeTV S1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, there ought to be other differences as well… one of those being build. We’re hoping we’re wrong, because the LeTV S1 comes with an impeccable build and to have something like that on the US$125 Redmi Note 2 would be an out-of-the-world sort of a thing.
The m2 note pretty much doesn’t stand a chance against the other two, and despite being Meizu’s second budget phablet for this year it doesn’t match the other two spec for spec. Nonetheless, we’re pretty certain many other Chinese manufacturers will step up with their game after this launch. For now, the Redmi Note 2 looks like the ultimate budget phone (on paper).