Geekbuying has the Redmi Note 2 on pre-order too!


Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 seems to have caught to-be buyers unaware with the high-end-ish specs and the affordable price tag, but resellers in China seem to be up to the task.

Geekbuying has now listed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 in 16GB anf 32GB variants for US$169.85 and US$206.85 respectively. This includes worldwide free shipping, but what you need to know (for now) is that the phone is on pre-order since sellers haven’t yet gotten stock of the phone.

If you aren’t aware (how can that be?), the Redmi Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch screen, a Helio X10 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of ROM (plus a microSD slot) along with some goodies such as a 13 mega-pixel PDAF enabled rear camera, which you don’t get to see on a ‘budget’ phone usually.

xiaomi redmi note 2 sd card

SEE: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 specifications

You can check some hands on images of the phone released by Xiaomi. If you’re interested, we also have a bit of a comparison between the Redmi Note 2, the Meizu m2 note and the LeTV S1 here.

Are you planning to get one of these? If not, what other phones do you hare in mind for this year (and this budget)?

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40 Comments

  1. Ruby
    August 14, 2015

    Like I said before, looks like a nice phone…if you live in China. But after reseller markup, the ZenPhone 2 is a better value and you can have it delivered with next day shipping on Amazon Prime. Also, the Alcatel Idol 3 will soon be on sale again for $200.

    • G'n'T
      August 14, 2015

      Is this new Redmi Note 2 dual SIM, LTE on both SIMs? If so the ZenPhone 2 doesn’t really compare Ruby. That second 2G only SIM on the Zenphone 2 is a real killjoy for me…

      • Ruby
        August 15, 2015

        Well, the lack of LTE Band 20 (800 MHz) would be an even bigger killjoy for most Europeans which is included on the ZenPhone 2.

        • thor2001
          August 15, 2015

          I still don’t get, why they’re lacking FDD B20?
          I know, it isn’t used in the asian region, but come on.
          Would including FDD B20 a big deal?

          A lot/almost all “highend”-phones lack it, though cheaper brands support it

          Regards

      • Ruby
        August 15, 2015

        Well, the lack of LTE Band 20 (800 MHz) would be an even bigger killjoy for most Europeans which is included on the ZenPhone 2.

    • Airyl
      August 14, 2015

      Compared to which Zenfone 2 exactly?

      Edit: I checked up the specs of all the Zenfone 2s, and the one that matches up the most is the ZE550ML, which has almost the exact same specs barring the lower res display on the Zenfone, the smaller microSD capacity of the Redmi Note 2 and the difference in processors. The Redmi Note 2 is still cheaper.

      • Ruby
        August 15, 2015

        I’m referring to the Asus ‘551. It has ‘only’ 16GB vs 32 on the Xiaomi but no big deal since it has an SD card slot.
        It’s also available on Amazon Prime and because I live in the US, next day shipping is free. I can also return it for any reason within 30 days (w/ free shipping).
        Friends over in Europe are telling me more and more packages are being checked by customs and if the price of the item doesn’t match with what they see listed on the Internet, the buyer winds up paying hefty fines. I know many readers here are in Europe and Asia so perhaps they can confirm or let others know what is the policy in their own country.
        http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1134352-REG/asus_ze551ml_18_2g16gn_bk_zenfone_2_ze551ml_16gb.html

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 15, 2015

          i have a special “hatred” for the customs … for how greedy they are 🙁

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 15, 2015

          i have a special “hatred” for the customs … for how greedy they are 🙁

        • MaxPower
          August 15, 2015

          i live in the US too.
          i might be one of those luckiest person of the world since I’ve bought several things from China and they never asked me to pay custom fees.

          When i bought the MI4, the reseller put 360$ value, DHL shipping and no custom fees.
          2 weeks ago I’ve received the OPO I’ve won here on Gizchina, the value of the goods was 400€ and again, no custom fees.
          Both boxes were open and inspected by customs.

          I can easily say that the US is the least country were customs charge fees for international shopping.

          I’m also an Amazon Prime member, and i get 2 day free shipping. how can you get “Next Day” shipping for free?
          Is there something i should do?

          • Ruby
            August 15, 2015

            Max, Amazon Prime has same day free shipping to 14 cities in the US so for qualifying orders costing >$35, you can get what you ordered delivered the very next day. I just got my Moto G (3rd gen) – delivered to Brookline, MA. within 24 hours after ordering.
            Yes, we are indeed fortunate. I never had to pay customs either on any of the items I ordered from China. But our friends over in Europe and Asia often aren’t so lucky. Brazil also has been known to tack on high customs fees.
            I’m waiting for the day popular Chinese resellers like Gearbest and Geekbuying will have large distribution/fulfillment centers in the US that will stock say, the 100-200 most sold items. It would be nice to get some of these gadgets within days instead of waiting a month or more.

            • MaxPower
              August 15, 2015

              oh ok, i understand.
              I’m fine with the 2 day shipping anyway. i think it totally worth it.

              It looks like Aliexpress has a distribution center in the US
              (only few items right now)
              and hopefully this will grow soon.

          • Dante
            August 15, 2015

            Oneplus One Or Oneplus Two?

            • MaxPower
              August 15, 2015

              OnePlusOne 64Gb bamboo
              it became my wife’s phone.

              She loves it and made few of her friends (iphone users) jealous.

            • Dante
              August 16, 2015

              Wow Convincing a woman to switch from iphone is even tough for me ( even if i can convince literally everyone in person to buy a phone even if it is utter crap)
              One of my friends buys Some models in bulk and sell them on my local craiglist like site.

  2. Christo
    August 14, 2015

    Can anyone confirm whether the Redmi Note 2 has Gorilla Glass protection? Or any other scratch resistant protection?

    • Dante
      August 16, 2015

      Most likely – It does not … :'(

      Well sacrificea are made to keep the price down

  3. roni24
    August 14, 2015

    why dont you have free shipping or somehow include shipping into the total price.
    you gizchina do great work and we love you all, and we reads would give you the money on you store, but be competitive with the price or at lease ask for the same total price.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 15, 2015

      yeah … i think they are a bit TOO GREEDY 🙁

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 15, 2015

      yeah … i think they are a bit TOO GREEDY 🙁

  4. hans
    August 14, 2015

    waiting for the first hands on test

  5. Blue Gum
    August 14, 2015

    Resellers are taking advantage of the hype to gouge early adopters, I will wait for prices to drop.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 15, 2015

      same here buddy !

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 15, 2015

      same here buddy !

    • Burs
      August 15, 2015

      Geekbuying is more than ok webshop, but clearly greed is present everywhere. I’m perfectly fine giving extra cash for exporting, shipment and logistics, but asking 30-35% more than in China is simply a robbery. It’s a great buy even now, but the price will drop even more in comming weeks. So no, you’re not getting my money just yet 🙂

      • AbdulB1
        August 17, 2015

        They fact is that this 799 rmb price is price of flash sales only if u buy from Chinese re-seller in china the price will be 100-200 yuan higher.

    • Burs
      August 15, 2015

      Geekbuying is more than ok webshop, but clearly greed is present everywhere. I’m perfectly fine giving extra cash for exporting, shipment and logistics, but asking 30-35% more than in China is simply a robbery. It’s a great buy even now, but the price will drop even more in comming weeks. So no, you’re not getting my money just yet 🙂

  6. willysson
    August 15, 2015

    Wow, H-U-G-E markup! Xiaomi is leaving a lot of money on the table, perhaps better for them to fulfill orders and keep some of that.

  7. willysson
    August 15, 2015

    What’s gonna happen to the price of the Mi 4i?

  8. willysson
    August 15, 2015

    What’s gonna happen to the price of the Mi 4i?

  9. manohar basavaraju
    August 15, 2015

    Ha Ha, every Chinese Reseller is greedy. Andi – you too !!!

  10. manohar basavaraju
    August 15, 2015

    Ha Ha, every Chinese Reseller is greedy. Andi – you too !!!

  11. Dante
    August 15, 2015

    Class Phone – Fvck the Resellers And Custom Fees

  12. Walter Warken
    August 15, 2015

    “…goodies such as a 13 mega-pixel PDAF enabled rear camera…”
    Wth. is PDAF?

    • 1
      August 15, 2015

      Do you even google?

      • Walter Warken
        August 15, 2015

        I ask serious people, i don’t need answer from funny guy. If you don’t want to answer please do not post question on question.

  13. Walter Warken
    August 15, 2015

    “…goodies such as a 13 mega-pixel PDAF enabled rear camera…”
    Wth. is PDAF?

  14. shivam
    August 16, 2015

    I think it’s a great phone. waiting to be launched in india

  15. shivam
    August 16, 2015

    redmi note 2 is a very good phone. I really want it to be launched in India soon. looking forward for that giveaway

    • Umesh Sai Gurram
      September 3, 2015

      Have any idea when it is going to be launched in india?